THE GOLDFISH

Directed by Ashley Brim

Produced by Diana Ward, Ashley Brim, Chris Riddle, Jennifer Goodridge

USA, 2021

17 min

An adopted woman is forced to confront her darkest fear about motherhood at her sister’s baby shower.

Director Ashley Paige Brim explores adoption, fertility, and race with incredible nuance and sensitivity in this powerful film. I’ve never seen this topic explored like this, and it is perhaps one of the more moving films of the entire festival. Creative editing, subtle transitions, and brilliant cinematography ensure all the emotions hit exactly as they are meant to. A rarity for me, I gave this film a perfect rating because, well, this is a perfect film.

— Jillian Corsie, Programmer

Saturday, August 21 at 7:00 PM

Assistance League Theatre

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