“Go For Sisters” Will Premiere at SXSW 2013

It’s official!

The 18th feature film written and directed by John Sayles, Go For Sisters, will receive its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas next month!


About the Film:

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 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.

Edward James Olmos, LisaGay Hamilton, and Yolonda Ross in Go For Sisters

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Films from Joss Whedon, John Sayles and Nick Cassavetes as well as documentaries focusing on Stephen Hawking and John Milius are part of the off-kilter fabric that makes up the 2013 lineup of the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival… Now in its 20th year, the film festival, combined with the music and media facets, have the eyes and ears of early trend setters and early adopters.


From the SXSW website:

We’re delighted to present 109 films, including 69 world premieres, 14 North American and 5 U.S. Premieres. As always, we’re offering you a front-row seat to discovery.

Official Trailer


Visit to keep up with the film.  We’ll also be posting updates here on the blog and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages as the premiere draws closer!


2 Responses to ““Go For Sisters” Will Premiere at SXSW 2013”

  1. lindsayw739 says:

    I can’t wait to see this film!

  2. Gene Riddell says:

    I’ve loved Sayles going over thirty years back and do all I can to follow his work. I look forward to this new flick! Thanks, John, for keeping the good message coming through your excellent films.

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