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Canada, 2011, 93 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: USA
US Premiere
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Women
Program: World Cinema
Language: English

PSIFF favorite Thom Fitzgerald (The Wild Dogs; The Hanging Garden) evokes virtuoso performances from Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker in this uproarious dramedy about two women – lovers for 31 years – who must go on the run in order to stay together. Dukakis plays Stella, an antagonistic, foul-mouthed old bull dyke who lives with her long-time lover– the near-blind and slightly dotty Dot (Fricker)–in their bucolic home by the sea. When Dot’s neurotic granddaughter Molly shows up, announcing that she’s putting Dot in an old folks home, Stella throws her out, giving her an earful in the process. Not to be put off, Molly returns with a policeman and takes Dot away, leaving Stella bereft, but not beaten. Stella soon breaks her out of the home, and the two head for Canada to get married, picking up a young hitchhiker on the way. Thus begins an alternately poignant and riotous comedy that has much to say about the true nature of love and commitment.

Director Thom Fitzgerald is expected to attend both screenings.

DIRECTOR: Thom Fitzgerald
Producer: Doug Pettigrew, Thom Fitzgerald
Editor: Angela Baker
Screenwriter: Thom Fitzgerald
Cinematographer: Tom Harting
Music: Jason Michael MacIsaac, Warren Robert
Principal Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, Ryan Doucette
Filmography: Three Needles (2005), The Event (2003), The Wild Dogs (2002), The Hanging Garden (1997)
Print Source: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) -

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