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Go For Sisters
Directed by
John Sayles

USA / 2013 / 122

New York Premiere

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When they were girls, Bernice and Fontayne were as close as sisters. Time and trouble have taken their toll and 20 years later they meet again–when one is the parole officer for the other. Bernice needs help from the dark side and calls on Fontayne, who is just out of prison and fighting to stay clean. Bernice’s son Rodney is missing and may be found on the Mexican border in hiding or in the hands of smugglers. The friends enlist “The Terminator” Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos), a disgraced ex-LAPD detective suffering from macular degeneration, to help them find the boy before it’s too late. How far would you go for an old friend?
John Sayles likes to be known as a storyteller. Go For Sisters is his 18th film, all of which he has also written, and most of which he has edited. He writes fiction, most recently his epic historical novel A Moment in the Sun, which was published by McSweeney’s in May 2011 and has gone into its second printing. His book about the making of Matewan, “Thinking in Pictures” is taught in film classes and has never been out of print. Sayles supports his directing career as a “writer for hire” in Hollywood. He has most recently written about KGB assassins, the Tasmanian penal colony, the Rosenberg spy case, the great singer- songwriters Joni Mitchell, Carole King, & Carly Simon, and a famous American brewing dynasty. He directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen; Born in the USA, I'm on Fire, and Glory Days. He is one of the godfathers– or grandfathers– of the US Independent Film movement. He lives with his producing partner of many years, Maggie Renzi, in upstate New York.
Cast/Featuring: LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Edward James Olmos, Harold Perrineau, Isaiah Washington
Producer(s): Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall, Peter Bobrow
Director(s): John Sayles
Screenwriter(s): John Sayles
Cinematographer(s): Kat Westergaard
Editor(s): John Sayles
Production Designer(s): Mara A. Spear
Composer(s)/Music: Mason Daring
Courtesy of: Variance Films

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