Coral Gables Cinema. December 13 – 19, 2013.
John Sayles, the dean of American indie filmmakers and a two-time Academy Award nominee, brings his latest movie, Go For Sisters, to the Coral Gables Art Cinema for its exclusive South Florida premiere run beginning Friday, December 13. LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross star as two long estranged childhood friends who make their way down to Mexico in search of Hamilton’s on the lam son, along with a tough-as-nails ex-cop played by iconic Latino actor Edward James Olmos. As much a fascinating character study as it is nominally a thriller, it has just been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (the art house version of the Oscars).
In Go For Sisters, one woman, played by Ross, is a recovering drug addict whose life went on a downward spiral. The other, played by Hamilton, finds herself face to face again with her old friend, after twenty years apart, but now as her parole officer. When Hamilton’s adult son goes missing, the two become involved in a search that takes them first to Olmos’ front door, and then across the border. Go For Sisters is an intimately scaled mystery that tackles big issues and themes: illegal immigration, Black women’s friendships, Mexican and Chicano identity, and family ties that bind and constrain. The Los Angeles Times says, “Olmos’ delectable hamminess and Hamilton’s unfussy performance convey volumes. Ross, guarded and resilient, is a revelation.”
Tickets are $11.50 for all screenings, and under and are available for purchase at the box office and on the Cinema’s website at www.gablescinema.com.
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134