Sister Cities (film)

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Sister Cities
Sister Cities film poster.png
Promotional poster
Genre Drama
Based on Sister Cities
by Colette Freedman
Written by Colette Freedman
Directed by Sean Hanish
Starring
Composer(s) James T. Sale
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Sean Hanish
  • Paul Jaconi-Biery
  • Eleonore Dailly[1]
Cinematography Keith Dunkerley
Editor(s) Cecily Rhett
Running time 86 minutes
Production company(s) Cannonball Productions
Distributor Lifetime Television
Release
Original network Lifetime
Original release
  • September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17)
External links
Website

Sister Cities is a 2016 American drama television film directed by Sean Hanish, based on the 2006 play of the same name by Colette Freedman. The film stars Stana Katic, Jess Weixler, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Troian Bellisario as the four sisters along with Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Amy Smart, and Tom Everett Scott filling out the rest of the cast. It premiered on Lifetime on September 17, 2016.

Cast[edit]

  • Jacki Weaver as Mary Baxter, 71, the mother of the four women.
  • Jess Weixler as Austin Baxter, 29, a writer who moved back home to take care of Mary. Her father is Mort, who is also Mary's best friend.
  • Stana Katic as Carolina "Carol" Baxter Shaw, 37, a lawyer who is on track to being a judge, she is the daughter of Mary and Roger.
    • Kaia Gerber as 13- to 16-year-old Carolina
    • Roxie Hanish as 7-year-old Carolina
  • Michelle Trachtenberg as Dallas Baxter, 27, a perfectionist, married to Peter, in the process of a divorce. Her father was Sully, who died in a car accident.
    • Kayla Levine as 6-year-old Dallas
  • Troian Bellisario as Baltimore Baxter, 21, the youngest sister. Her father was a piano player at a jazz club.
    • Serendipity Lilliana as Young Baltimore
  • Alfred Molina as Mort Stone, 62, Austin's father and best friend of Mary Baxter.
  • Tom Everett Scott as Chief Barton Brady, 39, Carolina's ex-love interest. He is also chief of police.
  • Aimee Garcia as Sarah, 31, Austin's girlfriend
  • Kathy Baker as Janis, a publisher
  • Peter Jason as Dr. Timmins
  • Patrick Davis as Carlos
  • Colette Freedman as Brontë

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

On July 16, 2015, Kaia Gerber was cast as a young Carolina.[2] On July 20, 2015, it was confirmed that Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler, and Michelle Trachtenberg had signed on to play the four sisters, Baltimore, Carolina, Austin, and Dallas, respectively.[3] The following day, it was confirmed Jacki Weaver and Amy Smart was cast as a Mary and young Mary, respectively along with Alfred Molina.[4] Aimee Garcia joined the cast as Sarah, a girlfriend of one of the sisters.[5]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on July 10, 2015, in Los Angeles when, after "only about 3 shots into filming" a grenade was found on set and production was stopped for two hours.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CANNONBALL PRODUCTIONS STARTS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON INDEPENDENT FILM SISTER CITIES IN LOS ANGELES" (PDF). sistercitiesthemovie.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cindy Crawford's Daughter Kaia Gerber Invades Fashion World, Joins 'Sister Cities' Cast". jobsnhire.com. July 16, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "'Pretty Little Liars' Actress Troian Bellisario, Stana Katic to Star in Indie 'Sister Cities'". Variety. July 20, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Will Robinson (July 21, 2015). "Casting Net: Amy Smart co-headlines indie Sister Cities". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly (August 4, 2015). "Aimee Garcia Joins Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina in Indie Drama 'Sister Cities' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "AMY SMART MOVIE Shut it Down ... WE FOUND A GRENADE!!". TMZ. July 10, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.

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