Cloudburst opened the 2012 London Lesbian & Gay Festival, but it’s only now that it’s heading towards release outside the LGBT film festival circuit, with Wolfe Video releasing a trailer for its upcoming US release (we don’t have a specific date yet, unfortunately).
The film stars a pair of Oscar winners – Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) and Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot) – as septuagenarian lesbian lovers Stella and Dottie. After they break out of their nursing home, the duo flee their hometown in Maine and head to Canada to get married, picking up an ally along the way in this most unlikely of road movies.
It’s an interesting subject, as the older generation of gay people has largely been ignored, with rare exceptions such as Beginners. However as those who came of age after Stonewall start to reach pensionable age, it may well be a subject we see addressed more and more.