Of all the films set to bow this year during the South By Southwest Film Festival, very few are as intriguing as the return of director John Sayles, and his film Go For Sisters.
Featuring a top notch cast including Edward James Olmos, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Hector Elizondo and Harold Perrineau, the film follows two women who “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 Suárez, 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.”
A new trailer has arrived for the film, and while the budget definitely looks relatively low, the intriguing is high. Sayles is an interesting filmmaker, and with a script also by the writer/director, this is one of the SXSW premieres that will be a sought after ticket. I haven’t been huge on a lot of Sayles’ recent work, but his hits are some of the strongest independent films you’ll find, so they more than make up for his alleged misses.
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