"It likes its characters, and you'll like them, too." - Jay Carr, Boston Globe

"Looks at love between women with a wit that's long overdue." - Janet Maslin, New York Times

"As in the better American underground movies of the 60s, which this sometimes resembles, the youthfulness and the footloose free spirit keep things bouncing along like a clear spring day." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Opens June 7 | In Rose Troche’s beloved GO FISH, celebrated anew with a stunning 4K restoration, Chicago college student Max (Guinevere Turner, who also co-wrote) is a self-proclaimed “carefree single lesbo” looking for love without much success. She develops a relationship with Ely (V.S. Brodie), a shy and quirky older woman, but it is complicated: Ely is in a long-distance relationship. Groundbreaking upon its release for its candid portrayal of lesbain culture, GO FISH is a Chicago-made gem that has only gotten better with time. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the city’s queer scene in the 1990s, GO FISH offers an authentic exploration of identity, desire, and the universal quest for love that has only gotten better with time, solidifying its place in the queer cinema canon. Digitally restored by the Academy Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with the Sundance Institute. Film Center exclusive.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Teddy Award, Best Feature Film, Berlin Film Festival
Nominee - Best Supporting Female (V.S. Brodie), Film Independent Spirit Awards
Nominee - Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu