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Closing Night

As if watching Academy Award-winning Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) hysterically wield a vibrator isn’t enough reason to see this film, Cloudburst is one of the most funny, romantic and moving films around. Stella (Dukakis) and Dot, played by Brenda Fricker, (Oscar winner, My Left Foot) have been together for over thirty years, which is impressive for any couple— gay or straight. Stella is a drinking, swearing, cowboy hat-wearing, truck-driving spitfire with a ribald sense of humor, a fast temper, and a knack for offending even the most patient of people. Dot, previously married with children, is blind and serene with a soft Irish brogue, and knows Stella like the back of her hand.

Cloudburst

Canada, 2011, 94M

Stella and Dot (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, respectively), a lesbian couple who have been together for thirty years, break out of a nursing home and run for the border to get married.

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