Legendary filmmaker John Sayles has been called the 'conscience of the independent film world' and the 'screenwriter's screenwriter'. Silver City and Other Screenplays is a collection of his greatest work, including Sunshine State, Oscar-nominated Passion Fish, and his new film for the election year, Silver City. Set in Colorado, the core of America's New West, during the state's gubernatorial race, Silver City is as much an incisive political satire as it is a thorny film noir. The grammatically-challenged, born-again candidate for governor is the scion of a formidable right-wing political dynasty. He is fumbling his way toward elected office when an unexplained corpse emerges to threaten his campaign, the family empire, and the special interest groups who pull his strings.