Come watch a screening of the seminal Go Fish (director Rose Troche, 1994), described by IndieWire as “groundbreaking, hip, low-budget comedy that celebrated lesbian culture on all levels." Stay for Q&A with producer Christine Vachon.
Go Fish is a simple and almost old-fashioned love story in the trappings of an art film. Max is a young student who hasn't had a girl friend for 10 months and is ready to leap back into the dating scene. Ely is older, wears dorky glasses and her long hair is stuck in the 60s. The love story follows none of the usual formulas and it's broken up by a number of discourses, both serious and comic, that address various lesbian issues.
Director Troche spent three years making and editing her very personal movie. Filmed in black and white and composed with frantic cutting and dream-like camera movements, Go Fish is a punkish and artsy film that still seems fresh.
Producer Vachon is the head producer at Killer Films, an independent film company in New York. She has produced a number of highly praised films including, Boys Don't Cry, One Hour Photo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, among others.
She has won numerous awards for her films, including an Emmy for her work on the This American Life TV show. In her more than 20-year career, Vachon has established herself as a leading producer of contemporary queer cinema.