John Sayles, director,
"Go For Sisters"
One of the godfathers of U.S. independent film, John Sayles has spent 34 years making thought-provoking, socially and politically conscious dramas that have tackled race and labor relations, corruption, illegal immigration, and U.S. interventionism. His films include Return of the Secaucus Seven, Lianna, Matewan, Eight Men Out, Lone Star, Sunshine State, and Honeydripper. He also wrote a number of cult movies, most notably Piranha, Battle Beyond the Stars, and The Howling. His new film, Go for Sisters, premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and will open Dec. 7 in Austin. Honeydripper’s LisaGay Hamilton stars as a parole officer who enlists the help of Yolanda Ross’ parolee and Edward James Olmos’ ex-cop to track down her missing son, a murder suspect who was possibly kidnapped by Chinese smugglers operating in of Mexico. Sayles will attend the Austin Film Society screening of Go for Sisters at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane and the Austin Film Society screening of his 1987 labor drama Matewan at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Marchesa Hall and Theater.
Aired: Dec. 5, 2013
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/goforsisters