The VITO Project: Go Fish


The VITO Project is delighted to present Go Fish, a 1994 American film written by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche and directed by Rose Troche

Go Fish,” traces the romantic and political ups and downs of a group of Chicago lesbians in the 1990s . Sharply observed and full of surprising charms, Go Fish, refreshingly, is not dealing with coming out. Instead, the point of departure of writers Troche and Turner is that women can — and do — live emotionally fulfilling lives in lesbian communities, without being stigmatised or penalised. Small in scale, but full of truthful insights, “Go Fish” is charged with a fierce intelligence about how lesbians actually live. It is widely considered to be one of the milestones of lesbian cinema.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Marguerite McLaughlin, film freak and VITO regular, and Joanne Garwood, Stonewall's Digital Manager and penknives collector.

This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations are VITO's only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings.
The doors to the Cinema will be shut once capacity is reached.

Venue accessibility: Level access on the ground floor. Level access on the first floor except for a slight slope at the doors into the main hall where people exit the lift. There is a lift used by disabled /non-disabled visitors and volunteers. There is an accessible toilet with step-free access on the ground floor. It is large enough for a motorised wheelchair. It has an easy lock and handrails.

The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, Frank Byrne & his walkers and Broad Appeal Podcast.

For more information, or to join our mailing list, contact Sylvie Beaumont, ReShape Coordinator.
All future showings in the series will be the last Wednesday of the month


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