Cloudburst (Closing Night and Awards)
Oscar®-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis (MOONSTRUCK) and Brenda Fricker (MY LEFT FOOT) star in this uproarious romantic dramedy about two lifelong lovers who must go on the run in order to stay together. Stella (Dukakis) is a salty spitfire who lives in a bucolic seaside home with her longtime partner, the near-blind and slightly dotty Dot (Fricker). Though they’ve been together for over 30 years, Dot’s neurotic and naïve granddaughter decides to split them up by putting Dot in a retirement home. Stella soon breaks her beloved out, and the couple head for Canada to get legally married, picking up an impressionable and attractive young hitchhiker-hustler along the way. As the three share past troubles and create new ones, they form an unlikely bond on an unforgettable road trip.
Audience Award, Best Feature – Frameline 2012; Grand Jury Award, Best Film – Milan Lesbian & Gay Film Festival