Directed by Thom Fitzgerald
Canada, 2011, 93 min.
Language: English Genre: Narrative
Wednesday, July 25 8:00 PM
at the Chilmark Community Center
Thom Fitzgerald brings his award-winning play to the screen in this comedy that’s simultaneously deeply moving and uproariously funny. Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker are Stella and Dot, aging lovers who have long shared a peaceful life together in their seaside home. But everything changes when Dot’s uptight granddaughter shows up with a police escort to bring her to a retirement home. Stella soon stages a breakout, and the devoted duo hit the road for Canada, where they can legally marry. With equal parts humor and grace, Cloudburst explores life, death, and love through the eyes of a beautifully unconventional couple.
“The film is not just laugh-out-loud funny, it's pee-your-pants funny...truly as touching and original as it is hilarious.”
– Michael Hawrysh, 2b Magazine
“Unforgettably deep performances!”
– Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald
Winner, Audience Award - Atlantic Film Festival 2011
Winner, Audience Award - Sudbury Cinefest International Film Festival 2011