Indie Trailer Sunday: Chris Cooper in John Sayles' War Drama 'Amigo'
"No Lieutenant, you've got to make war on these people!" Today's indie trailer is for a war drama called Amigo, directed by filmmaker John Sayles. This is set during the Philippine-American War in the early 1900s and stars Chris Cooper as Col. Hardacre, as well as Garret Dillahunt, from "Raising Hope" and a very talented actor on the rise. The story is about American military occupying a village in the Philippines, and the relationships they have with the locals, including one specific amigo. This looks quite impressive, I'm very interested in checking it out, even though it has that overly-sleek digital camera look. Check it out!
Watch the official trailer for John Sayles' Amigo, originally from Apple:
You can also watch the official Amigo trailer in High Definition on Apple
A fictional account of events at a village in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War in 1900.
Amigo was both written and directed by American filmmaker and screenwriter John Sayles, of films like Return of the Secaucus 7, Lianna, The Brother from Another Planet, Matewan, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, Passion Fish, Lone Star, Men with Guns, Limbo, Silver City and Honeydripper. This originally premiered at the Philippine Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival last year. Variance Films is bringing Amigo to limited theaters starting on August 19th. For more info, visit their official site amigomovie.com.