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John Sayles film 'Go for Sisters' screens tonight at University of Michigan

Filmmaker John Sayles attends the 'Passione' New York screening and Q&A at the Crosby Street Hotel on October 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images

The Cinetopia International Film Festival, which spotlights a range of works from eminent festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cannes International Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival, tonight (June 5) will feature "Go for Sisters," the latest production from venerated filmmaker John Sayles. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. EDT in auditorium 4 of the Modern Languages Building 4 on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and will be shown again at 6:45 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 8 inside the Detroit Institute of Arts Lecture Hall.

Sayles, who has two Academy Award nominations to his credit and is known to audiences for masterpieces such as Eight Men Out, Lone Star and Sunshine State, also wrote the screenplay for his latest thriller, which takes place in and around Tijuana, and stars Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross and Edward James Olmos. The 63-year-old Sayles also has numerous acting credits on his resume, including his role as fabled sportswriter Ring Lardner in Eight Men Out.

The independent filmmaker was honored in an opening night reception on Wednesday at the Detroit Film Theater, one of the many venues in both Detroit and Ann Arbor that are participating in this year’s Cinetopia, which has expanded to five days. At the end of its run on Sunday, June 8, the festival will have screened 50 feature-length comedies, dramas, and documentaries, as well as special events. In addition to auditorium 4 of U-M's Modern Languages Building, its auditorium 2 will host screenings of multiple films on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Learn more at, which has further details about the film and a trailer. Watch a trailer for the Cinetopia festival itself on YouTube. The Modern Languages Building is located at 812 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

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