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…)
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…)