Go For Sisters

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USA | 2013 | 123 Minutes | John Sayles

January 10 - 16, 2014

Independent film icon John Sayles returns with a complex and very human crime drama about two women who grew up as friends, but find themselves reunited in an unlikely alliance.

Parole officer Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and recovering addict Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) join forces to help rescue Bernice's son from a Mexican drug cartel. Together they enlist the services of disgraced ex-LAPD detective Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers, and corrupt cops.

As much a story of relationships as a story of crime, Go For Sisters is a welcome return to the border for master filmmaker and two-time Academy Award nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish).

"Sayles gives us vibrant, complex characters inhabited by actors who burrow deep, a reminder of how scarce classical, involving human drama is at the movies nowadays." – Scott Foundas, The Village Voice

  • Director: John Sayles
  • Principal Cast: Yolonda Ross, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Isaiah Washington, Edward James Olmos, Hector Elizondoar
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 123 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Variance Films