John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters' (LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross) Comes to LA This Weekend. See It!

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 15, 2013 1:31 PM
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LisaGay Hamilton in 'Go For Sisters'

After opening in New York theaters on November 8, John Sayles' fiercely independent drama/thriller, Go For Sisters, moves on to Los Angeles theaters today, Friday, November 15, and additional expansion afterward, with a DVD/digital release in 2014. 

SXSW 2013 selection, the borderland-set film's ethnically diverse cast of character actors includes LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda RossEdward James OlmosHarold PerrineauHector ElizondoIsaiah Washington and Jacob Vargas.

Its full synopsis follows: 

The plot concerns two friends, Bernice and Fontayne, who grow up so close they ‘go for sisters’, but then lose track of each other for twenty years. They are reunited when Bernice is assigned as the parole officer for Fontayne, who is fresh out of prison and fighting heroin addiction. But Bernice has an even more threatening problem. With a budget well under a million dollars and four weeks to shoot, this will be a return to the guerilla style of filmmaking familiar to Sayles from his early 80’s films Return of the Secaucus Seven, Lianna and Brother from Another Planet. 

The film screens in LA exclusively at the Landmark Nuart
11272 Santa Monica Blvd 
Los Angeles, CA90025
I have a review of the film coming soon. But in short, it's recommended viewing! It's the kind of atypical film with black leads that many of you routinely scream for, combining drama, suspense and comedy. 

As it expands to other cities, we will certainly share that information here.

If you have yet to do so, please read Jai's interview with stars Ross and Hamilton, published HERE.

This marks the second time Variance and Sayles have teamed up to release a John Sayles film. They previously paired up on the 2011 release of Sayles’ Phillippine-American war film Amigo.

The full release trailer for Go For Sisters is embedded below:

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5 Comments

  • jeanettesdaughter | November 12, 2013 2:19 PMReply

    Boyfriends do get stolen. I look forward to your comments.

  • NO BRAINER | November 12, 2013 10:42 AMReply

    Looks interesting. I could do without the "You stole my boyfriend" clip at the end of the trailer.

  • Stagolee | November 11, 2013 12:50 PMReply

    Opening in Chicago?

  • sergio | November 11, 2013 10:32 PM

    Yes I was going to write about that next week

  • Variance Films | November 11, 2013 10:26 PM

    Yep- December 13th at Gene Siskel Film Center.

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