The 2013 SXSW Film Festival has unveiled its Feature Films Lineup of 109 films, including 69 world premieres, 14 North American and 5 U.S. Premieres, and a whopping 68 films from first time filmmakers.
As S&A always does, we will be highlighting films from the festival that we think you should know about.
Although this isn't a discovery, since we've been covering it since it started production last year, we can now say that John Sayles' Go For Sisters, which Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton, Isaiah Washington, Edward James Olmos, and Hector Elizondo all star in, will make its premiere at SXSW in March.
In case you missed it, here's the synopsis:
The plot concerns two friends, Bernice and Fontayne, who grow up so close they ‘go for sisters’, but then lose track of each other for twenty years. They are reunited when Bernice is assigned as the parole officer for Fontayne, who is fresh out of prison and fighting heroin addiction. But Bernice has an even more threatening problem. With a budget well under a million dollars and four weeks to shoot, this will be a return to the guerilla style of filmmaking familiar to Sayles from his early 80’s films Return of the Secaucus Seven, Lianna and Brother from Another Planet.
The film wrapped principal photography in August, and has been in post-production since then. We fully expected it to debut on the film festival circuit this year, and it now obviously will.
As you'll see in the trailer, Harold Perrineau is also part of the cast.
More SXSW 2013 highlights coming.
The film's first trailer has debuted, and it's embedded below: