Go for Sisters @ Cam 3, SJ: John Sayles returns to the border

Updated! Show times are now official. We'll go to the 1:30 PM show, and go for coffee after. If you'd like a post-movie chat, gather outside the theater on 2nd St., and we'll pick a venue. 

For the screening, meet at the Camera 3 at 1:15 PM, or look for us in the theater -- shouldn't be a problem, as we'll probably be in the closet-sized room! (Grrr…) 

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For fans of John Sayles' brilliant Lone Star (1996), this should be a special treat…

Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up so close people said they could “go for sisters”, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later,  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, Bernice realizes she needs help 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 late partners.

For those unfamiliar with John Sayles, he's the ultimate independent filmmaker. A great director, writer and screenwriter, he's also a certified genius: having received a MacArthur Genius Grant. He self-finances his movies, so he can make the stories he wants to tell, the way he wants to tell them -- without compromise. This is his 18th feature film. (I've seen 13 of them…)

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  • Russ

    Another fine example of John Sayles' character-based storytelling. The adventure is involving, but the real story is the evolving relationships between the three leads (LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, and Edward J. Olmos), who all give terrific performances. Anyone interested in more of the same, should check out some of his earlier movies, especially: Lone Star (1996) and Passion Fish (1992).

    December 22, 2013

  • Gary M.

    I'm sorry I'm going to miss this today I have a horrible migraine I wish I could meet up with you guys I'll see you next time have a Merry Christmas

    December 22, 2013

    • Russ

      Sorry to hear that. See you next time.

      December 22, 2013

  • Russ

    John Sayles on the challenges of making independent movies: http://www.sfgate.com/default/a...­

    December 15, 2013

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