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January 24, 2013
Showtimes (change daily)
Thursday, January 24 at 7:30pm

Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in Thom Fitzgerald’s romantic road movie about an aging lesbian couple who escape from a nursing home in a quest to be legally married

Presented by the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Buy TicketsMembers:$10 / Public: $15 (includes reception)
Tickets also available at 800-838-3006, or CAC Box Office

Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in Thom Fitzgerald’s romantic road movie. Stella and Dot are 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 humor and grace, Cloudburst explores the important themes of life, death and love through the eyes of this oddball trio. (2011, USA, 93 mins., color, Blu-ray)