October screening: “Cloudburst”

Barossa Film Club presents 2011 Canadian romantic comedy “Cloudburst”, directed by Thom Fitzgerald. This hilarious road movie co-stars Oscar-winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty’s prudish granddaughter, Molly (played by Genie Award-winner Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It’s a last-gasp bid to stay together. En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice, played by newcomer Ryan Doucette. A small-town boy turned modern dancer, he is returning to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother. Despite his bravado, Prentice is a confused and wounded soul who has much to learn from Stella and Dot as they wage their own unexpected battle – after three decades, can they keep their family together?
Winner of 30 best-picture awards, “Cloudburst” will be shown at the Faith College Wine Centre on Friday 19th October, with a short film at 7.30 pm, a break for refreshments and then the main feature. Entry is free for Barossa Film Club members, and membership is obtainable at the door. A trailer of the film can be viewed on the Film Club website and further details from Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.