Screening the film The Gold Fish Casino


The Gold Fish Casino Film Screening
DIrected and produced by Sarolta Jane Cump
6 February, 2018
J Paul Leonard Library, room 121
San Francisco State University campus
1600 Holloway, San Francisco

Come join director Sarolta Jane Cump and actor Annie Danger, who plays the salmon, in a screening and discussion of The Gold Fish Casino.

The Gold Fish Casino Film follows the queer journey of a plucky Salmon playing for high stakes in the Water Wars. At The Gold Fish Casino, The Salmon must gamble her eggs for high stakes: enough clean water to get home and spawn. On her journey she encounters a queer menagerie, and transforms from a sweet naïve fish into a bold powerful force. Rife with double entendre, musical numbers and stunning visuals, The Gold Fish Casino engages the audience with Water politics using archetypal characters, musical numbers and humor.

In addition to the film, we will hear from Sarolta about the making of the film and the queer, film, and environmental theory behind the film.

Sarolta Jane Cump (Director, Screenplay Adaptation, Producer)
A Bay Area director known as a stalwart advocate of feminist and DIY ethos, Sarolta Jane Cump’s work sifts through intersections of public and private histories, using humor and lyrical visuals. Her work has toured microcinemas and museums internationally and played in squats and backyards. Cump’s 19-minute film “California is an Island” (2009) was selected for the juried film program of the 2010 National Queer Cultural Arts Festival, and debuted at Craig Baldwin’s Other Cinema series. In 2009, she received an MFA in film and video production from York University in Toronto, where she studied with director John Greyson.

Annie Danger (Salmon) is a radical performer and trans woman living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She hails from the desert southwest and a long line of teachers, nurses, and engineers. This legacy shows up in her work as she ties together far-reaching, radical ideas into interactive thrills, commonsense conclusions, and, occasionally, audience transcendence. Danger’s work has appeared repeatedly in the National Queer Arts Festival, Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit: the Next Generation, Keith Hennessy’s Too Much!, the Fresh Meat Festival, and many, many smaller locales. She is a regular recipient of grant money from the Queer Community Center and the Creating Queer Communities grant.