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Sleeping with the Fishes
Sponsor San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Type of Event Arts & Culture
Film Opening
Description United States, 2012, 94 min., color, English Alexis Fish’s life is a mess: Her cheating husband has died and left her penniless, her once successful party planning business is no more and her job dressing up as cartoon characters for a burger joint isn’t paying the bills. Bitter and depressed, the only things keeping her going are her anti-anxiety pills, self-help books and a dartboard with her ex-husband’s photo. When an aunt in New York dies, Alexis grudgingly returns home for the funeral and has to face her highly critical, ever-disapproving mother and her well-intentioned but overzealous big sister. With her father’s encouragement, Alexis reluctantly takes on a party planning gig for the bat mitzvah of a family friend’s daughter and stays in New York a little longer. Along the way, Alexis (Gina Rodriguez, Sundance 2012 breakout star of Filly Brown) learns that in order to put her life back on track, she must first make peace with her past, and, most of all, her tough-loving mother. A heartwarming tale of a young woman’s trials and tribulations with family and love as she tries to find her way in the world, writer/ director Nicole Gomez Fisher’s delightful debut brings this quirky story of a dysfunctional yet loving Latino Jewish family to uproarious life. —Alissa Chadburn Director Nicole Gomez Fisher and producer Courtney Andrialis in person. Nicole Gomez Fisher is a former actress and stand-up comedienne from Brooklyn, New York. She has performed all over NYC and LA, and is a founding member of “The Hot Tamales Live!” with Eva Longoria, Tess and Loni Love to name a few. In 2005 Nicole wrote and performed her acclaimed one-woman show, Mixed, at the New York Underground Comedy Festival. As an actress Nicole has appeared in a variety of movies, television and off-Broadway shows such as, 24 (recurring), General Hospital, Empire (Starring John Leguizamo and an Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival 2002), Frankie and Johnny are Married (Starring Mandy Patinkin), Habla for HBO Latino and Birth Marks (part of The Ensemble Studios Marathon Series 2000). Nicole’s focus is primarily on writing comedy. To date she has placed well in several international screenwriting competitions for both Sleeping With The Fishes, and her original sitcom, This Is My Life. She just completed her second feature, an action comedy entitled, Good Egg and recently completed a spec for Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory. Nicole’s work has also been featured in The New York Times, Time Out NY, Backstage, Theater Mania and 15 Minutes Magazine. Sleeping with the Fishes marks Nicole’s directorial debut.
Date/Dates August 10 2013
Times 6:05 pm - 7:45 PM
Cost $12
Street Address Grandlake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue Google Map
Location Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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Phone Number 415.621.0523
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