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Watch 1st Release Trailer For John Sayles’ ‘Go For Sisters’ (LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross)

Watch 1st Release Trailer For John Sayles' 'Go For Sisters' (LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross)

Variance Films will release John Sayles’ drama/thriller, Go For Sisters, in theaters on November 8 in NY, followed by LA on 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. 

It’s a film I have a screener for, which I’ll be watching very soon, and reviewing ahead of its November 8 debut. 

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 first full release trailer for Go For Sisters has arrived, and is embedded below:

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Tolly Devlin

My Man Sayles!

Jeffrey Fearing

I'm a long-time fan of John Sayles' filmmaking. For an indie filmmaker his range is remarkable. From Return of the Secaucus Seven to Lianna to Matewan to Eight Men Out to Lone Star, he refuses to be pigeon holed. Brother From Another Planet (Ernest Dickerson's first non-Spike feature as DP) demonstrates his nuance and wit in writing/directing a Black themed movie so I'm really looking forward to his treatment of this film as well.


Looks interesting. I'm loving the diversity. I will definitely be supporting this film.


Leave it to John Sayles to come up with an interesting drama that features two black women. What is this guy's problem?

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