Thursday, May 23, 2019
Go Fish (1994) Directed by Rose Troche
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
A whip-smart, no-budget Sundance hit shot in black and white, Go Fish broke ground in telling a lesbian story from the lesbian point of view and marks a high point in the New Queer Cinema genre of the early 1990's. In their film debuts, director Rose Troche and star/co-writer Guinevere Turner vividly and lovingly render a hyper-specific subculture of twenty-something queer women in Chicago. Copious flannel, plaintive singer-songwriter music, and lived-in coffee shop interiors comprise the 90's milieu, while the frisky, loose plot follows the romantic struggles and social life of Max (Turner) and the object of her affection, Ely (V.S. Brodie). Twenty-five years later, Go Fish's unapologetic queerness, celebratory tone, and absence of the male gaze make it not only a vital cinematic artifact but unfortunately, to this day, still a striking outlier in positive queer female representation on film. (84 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation