CLOUDBURST - a Benefit Event

A Film Event and Benefit for OUT!...As I Want to Be

Cloudburst is a romantic road movie written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald. It stars Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married.

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-gap 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?

With equal parts humour and grace, Cloudburst explores the important themes of life, death and love through the eyes of this oddball trio.

“Now here is a genuine crowd-pleaser. It's got laughs, it's got tears, it's got Maritime scenery in gorgeous long shot, but most of all, Thom Fitzgerald's film has a radiant performance by Olympia Dukakis as Stella, one of the most memorable female lead characters in a long time” – Vancouver international Film Festival Guide

USA/CAN | 2011 | 93 min. This film is not rated. It is recommended for ages 17 and older due to crude and explicit language, brief nudity, adult content. Not appropriate for young children.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald   Cast: Kristin Booth, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, John Dunsworth, Jeremy Akerman

OUT!...As I Want to Be is a network of young people and adult advisors that seeks to empower GLBTQ young people by providing affirmation, support, education, and advocacy. Our programs and activities are driven by the needs, ideas, and energy of youth, who participate fully in decision-making at every level.

Show Dates & Times:

9/18/12 - Tuesday

7:00 pm,

$25 Tickets available at the box office beginning at 6:15PM.

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