Wednesday, January 10, 2018
12:30 – 2 pm
As director Su Goldfish notes early in her autobiographical documentary The Last Goldfish, “my father told me stories, not always the truth.” When she discovers as an adult that she has siblings she’s never met, Goldfish burrows through her parents’ pasts to uncover the truth in her father’s tales. Spanning the globe from Australia to Trinidad and to Germany, The Last Goldfish is an astounding revelation not only of one woman’s discovery of her family history before and after Nazism but also of her reconnection to her Jewish heritage. Introspective and self-aware, Goldfish confronts such universal questions as whether it is possible to separate oneself from one’s past—and what it means to try.