Photo by John Castillo. Courtesy of Variance Films.
Two-time Academy award nominee John Sayles (Casa de los Babys) has carved a niche for himself in Hollywood. He works as a “writer for hire” — he is credited on at least 15 films — and uses the money to direct his own projects. He self-financed, wrote, and directed Go For Sisters a thriller set at the U.S.-Mexico border for less than a million dollars. It stars Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver, “Dexter”), LisaGay Hamilton (“The Practice”), and Yolonda Ross (HBO’s “Treme”) and is scheduled to hit theaters November 8. We have a sneak peak at the official trailer.
Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew so close people said they could “go for sisters”, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer.
When Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered, Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of disgraced ex-LAPD detective Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers, and corrupt cops before Rodney meets the same fate as his partners.