added: Wed, Feb 6th '13
For over twenty-five years, maverick filmmaker John Sayles (Lone Star, Matewan, Silver City) has made it his mission to bring compelling human stories to cinemas. His latest effort is no exception. Set to screen at this year's SXSW Film Festival, "Go For Sisters" finds two childhood friends (played by 'Men of a Certain Age' star LisaGay Hamilton and 'Treme' star Yolonda Ross) who, under extraordinary circumstances, reunite after years apart. However, their unexpected reunion comes at a difficult time, where one is looking for her missing son (last seen in Mexico during a drug deal gone bad), while the other is trying to piece her life back together after decades of suffering from severe drug addiction.
Co-starring Edward James Olmos, Isaiah Washington, Harold Perrineau and Vanessa Martinez, the film has received an early promo trailer. Watch it above.
Bernice Stokes and Fontayne Gamble grew up the closest of friends. After high school Bernice got into social services and corrections work, Fontayne just got into trouble. Twenty years later Bernice is assigned as parole officer for Fontayne -- just released from prison and fighting a drug habit. But Bernice's son Rodney, has gone missing on the Mexican border, his shady partners in hiding or brutally murdered. Fontayne, through a prison girlfriend, enlists Freddy Suarez, a disgraced, near-blind ex-LAPD detective once known as "the Terminator", to help them find Rodney. Outlaws on a noble quest, they are lured into a potentially deadly cat-and-mouse game with mysterious Chinese smugglers.
directed by John Sayles
starring LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Edward James Olmos, Isaiah Washington, Harold Perrineau, Vanessa Martinez
release date SXSW Film Festival, 2013