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Wed, Feb 28 at 8:00pm


  • Dir. Rose Troche
  • USA
  • 1994
  • 83 min.
  • R
  • New 4K Restoration
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Swoon: A Love Series and a Queer Qlassics Presentation

Wed, Feb 28 at 8:00pm: Introduction from Belcourt staff member T. Minton | BUY TICKETS

Max is looking for love. Her roommate, Kia, already has it in the person of Evy, who lives at home with her mom while still trying to shake off her ex-husband. Then there’s Ely, Kia’s ex-student who is seemingly available. Ely shares a place with Daria, the quintessential lesbian about town, constantly in and out of women’s beds and hearts. Kia thinks Max would like Ely; Daria thinks Ely should like Max. Everyone schemes. We’re treated to a date, a dinner party, pride, honor, friendship, laundry, nail clipping — and, of course, sex.

Rose Troche’s debut feature serves as an insider view of lesbian life in the ’90s, crafted by a creative team as skillful at portraying angst as irony. Dubbed upon its release as a queer SLACKER for its low-budget, black-and-white chronicling of daily hopes, fears, and banalities, GO FISH begins where coming-out films used to end: All the women are gay, and sex is on everybody’s mind. At once gritty and lyrical, it tracks an interlinked cast of characters through a fanciful girl-meets-girl saga. (Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival)

GO FISH has been digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and the UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with the Sundance Institute. Funding provided by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Amazon MGM Studios, Frameline, Sundance Institute, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Read more about the restoration here.

“An all-female picture that is sharply observed, visually audacious and full of surprising charms.” –Emanuel Levy, Variety

“The writing is bold and fresh and gives voice to perspectives previously unheard…a ground-breaking portrayal of lesbians on the big screen, and it should be recognized for its contributions to the history of lesbian filmmaking.” –Sarah Warn,