Uitkijk Specials – New Queer Cinema: Go Fish

23 July - Filmtheater De Uitkijk, Amsterdam
21:00 - €12,50 - Free for members

We’ve teamed up again with Amsterdam’s most romantic cinema, Filmtheater de Uitkijk. Aside from their assorted agenda, the entirely student-run cinema curates bimonthly ‘specials’; series of movies, linked through a specific theme every Tuesday night.

This summer’s special is New Queer Cinema. This curated selection of films explores the revolutionary wave of narratives that emerged during the turbulent mid-1980s. “Amidst the AIDS crisis and the rising conservatism under Reagan, mainstream media painted a one-sided and unrepresentative picture of the queer community. In response, brave and unconventional filmmakers rose to reclaim their narratives, laying the groundwork for what B. Ruby Rich defined in the early 1990s as NEW QUEER CINEMA. Rich described this genre as a collection of works that, while not sharing a uniform cinematic language, were united in foregrounding queer narratives that had previously been merely implicit.”

“After ten months without sex, Max’ friends introduce here to Ely, a woman who is some years older and initially does not seem like Max’s type. Despite their differences, they discover a surprising potential for something beautiful. ‘Go Fish’ highlights a search for love in Chicago of the 90s and has established itself as a true cult film. Director Rose Troche makes a striking debut with the picture, which not only tells a love story, but also sketches a lively image of the lesbian community. With poetic intermediate pieces and stylish black and white images, the film is praised for its authentic and humorous approach to the daily moments within the queer community.”

Subbacultcha members can attend the screening of Go Fish for free. There are limited spots available. Please make a reservation by sending an email to citing ‘Go Fish’ in the subject line + your name in the email. Not a members? Sign up here. Or purchase a regular ticket here.

Go Fish