Lucky FishDirected by Emily May Jampel
Cast: Lukita Maxwell, Anna Mikami
Maggie’s family has her entire life planned out: she’ll get into a good university, meet a “nice boy,” get married at a fancy wedding, and raise precocious children. But she wants more for herself than predetermined clichés. When she encounters an enchanting girl at a local Chinese restaurant, she must reflect upon the values and desires that whisper within her. Through poignant dialogue and vivid imagery, Lucky Fish champions the adolescent desire to flourish.
At decisive moments in our lives, secret human incongruities bubble to the surface. These narratives profile characters facing those crossroads where they must choose who they really are. Whether it be in a declining ballroom dance studio or a tumultuous Eid party, we are reminded of the excitement, fear, sadness, and joy that come with ambition and expectations.