The film Honeydripper is the first collaboration between actor Danny Glover and director John Sayles. A veteran of stage, screen, and television, Glover has starred in such movies as Beloved, The Color Purple, To Sleep With Anger, and Dreamgirls. In Honeydripper, he plays the owner of a 1950s Alabama roadhouse that is threatened by the rise of rock ‘n roll. The Museum presented a special evening with Glover, with opening remarks by John Sayles, a conversation with Glover and Sayles (pictured), and two songs performed live by the Texas blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., who makes his film debut in Honeydripper.
Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.