Go For Sisters

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Nominated for Best Supporting Female (Yolanda Ross) at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards!


“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, Village Voice

“With the help of Hamilton, Ross and Olmos, sublime actors who radiate grit and grace, Sayles has made Go for Sisters a movie that stays inside your head long after you see it. It's a keeper.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“John Sayles’ Go For Sisters is his best film in more than a decade, and feels like one he could’ve made in the 1980s.” – Noel Murray, Dissolve


Two time Academy Award nominee John Sayles (Lone Star) returns to the border in this new thriller starring Edward James Olmos. Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but took very different paths in life. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. But when Bernice's son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady partners in hiding or brutally murdered, she needs someone who can navigate Rodney's world without involving the police... and turns to Fontayne. The pair enlist the services of Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos), a disgraced ex-LAPD detective, and plunge into the underbelly of Tijuana, quickly finding themselves in a potentially deadly cat-and-mouse game with a ruthless gang of human traffickers. (Dir. by John Sayles, 2013, USA, 123 mins., Not Rated)


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