HEARTFELT: Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker will bring great heart and spirit to the Jetty Theatre next week in Cloudburst.
HEARTFELT: Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker will bring great heart and spirit to the Jetty Theatre next week in Cloudburst. Olympia

A rousing road movie with heart

ACADEMY Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker bring great heart and spirit - and some salty humour - to their roles as a feisty pair of septuagenarians standing their ground in the rowdy comedy, Cloudburst.

The two Oscar-winning actresses tackle the issue of gay marriage by playing a longtime lesbian couple forced to cross the border to Canada in order to make their life-time partnership legal.

Stella (Dukakis) and Dot (Fricker) have shared their lives together for more than 30 years, but due to Dot's failing sight, Dot's grand-daughter insists that the "best" place for her is a nursing home.

Faced with a separation neither woman wants, the women decide to take to the wide open road with Nova Scotia, Canada (and a marriage celebrant) in their sights.

An epic tale of love and living life to the fullest, with a rare focus on the elderly queer community, Cloudburst screens on Thursday, May 12 at 10.30am and 1.30pm at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.

For film info and tickets visit www.jettytheatre.com or 6652 8088.


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