Review: Laugh, cry and fall in love with ‘Cloudburst’

Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker in CloudburstBY DANA PICCOLI

Cloudburst“, starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, is the kind of movie our community so greatly needs. It’s an epic tale of love and living life to the fullest, with a rare focus on the elderly queer community. In order for the queer film canon to expand and grow gracefully, it needs to include tales of all of our lives. “Cloudburst” is an acknowledgement of the lives of older lesbians, and just maybe allows us to glimpse into a future for ourselves full of love and laughter.  Overall “Cloudburst” is beautifully acted and engaging. Prepare to laugh, cry and fall a little bit in love with Stella, an old school butch played by Dukakis, and Dotty, her partner (Fricker).


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