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UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present

Go Fish (1994); She Don't Fade (1991)

Go Fish (1994)
September 30, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Guinevere Turner.

Directed by Rose Troche

Sexy and idiosyncratic, Go Fish is a landmark of lesbian and independent film. Its deceptively simple story, in which single Max (Turner) courts not-so-single Ely (Brodie), is conveyed with freewheeling narrative invention, a gritty black-and-white aesthetic and a keen observation of lesbian mating rituals, humor and politics. Tough and tender by turns, the film illustrated a new ensemble of lesbian feelings on screen; edgy, lusty and ringing with authenticity.

Producer: Rose Troche, Guinevere Turner. Screenwriter: Guinevere Turner, R. Troche. Cinematographer: Ann T. Rossetti. Editor: Rose Troche. Cast: Guinevere Turner, V.S. Brodie, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez, Anastasia Sharp.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.

View the trailer below.

Preceded by:

She Don't Fade (1991)

Directed by Cheryl Dunye

This charming short traces the dating exploits of Shae, a single black lesbian who’s developed a “new approach to women.” The deceptively simple film solidified the breezy, confessional style that became a Dunye trademark, later infusing her feature debut, 1996’s The Watermelon Woman.

Producer/Screenwriter/Editor: Cheryl Dunye. Cinematographer: Paula Cronan. Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Zoie Strauss, Paula Cronan.

Digital video, b/w, 24 min.