John Sayles

Lone Star

Lone Star

A keen observer of America’s social fabric, writer-director John Sayles uncovers the haunted past buried beneath a small Texas border town in this sprawling neowestern mystery. When a skeleton is discovered in the desert, lawman Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper), son of a legendary local sheriff, begins an investigation that will have profound implications both for him personally and for all of Rio County, a place still reckoning with its history of racial violence. Sayles’s masterful film—novelistic in its intricacy and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, including Joe Morton, Elizabeth Peña, and Kris Kristofferson—quietly subverts national mythmaking and lays bare the fault lines of life at the border.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1996
  • 135 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • English, Spanish
  • Spine #1202

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles and director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • New conversation between Sayles and filmmaker Gregory Nava
  • New interview with Dryburgh
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Domino Renee Perez

    New cover by Jacob Phillips

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles and director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • New conversation between Sayles and filmmaker Gregory Nava
  • New interview with Dryburgh
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Domino Renee Perez

    New cover by Jacob Phillips
Lone Star
Cast
Chris Cooper
Sam
Elizabeth Peña
Pilar
Clifton James
Hollis
Miriam Colón
Mercedes Cruz
Kris Kristofferson
Charlie Wade
Joe Morton
Del
Ron Canada
Otis
Matthew McConaughey
Buddy Deeds
Frances McDormand
Bunny
Tony Plana
Ray
Credits
Director
John Sayles
Written by
John Sayles
Edited by
John Sayles
Produced by
R. Paul Miller
Produced by
Maggie Renzi
Executive producer
John Sloss
Director of photography
Stuart Dryburgh
Production design
Dan Bishop
Costume design
Shay Cunliffe
Original music
Mason Daring
Casting
Avy Kaufman

Current

Lone Star: Past Is Present
Lone Star: Past Is Present

Drawing on the influence of a wide range of genres, John Sayles creates a densely layered narrative that unfolds across two timelines and explores the long-hidden secrets of a small border town in Texas.

By Domino Renee Perez