Opening in Canadian theatres March 2013

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Ryan Doucette

March 2- 7 - Calgary @ Plaza Theatre
March 3 - London @ Rainbow Cinemas
March 8 - 14 - Toronto @ Carlton
March 8 - 10 - Ottawa @ Mayfair Theatre
March 8, 10, 11, 13 - Edmonton @ City Centre
March 8 - 14 Sudbury @ Rainbow Cinemas
March 8 - Yarmouth
March 10 - 11 - Victoria @Cinecenta Theatre
March 15, 16, 17, 18.19. 21, 24, 31, April 1 - Vancouver @ VanCity Theatre
March 18 - Peterborough @ Galaxy Cinemas

Please check local listings for show times.

CLOUDBURST is a romantic road movie starring Oscar®-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald, one of Canada’s most highly respected feature film directors, the feisty crowd-pleaser has earned rave reviews and numerous top film awards at film festivals across Canada and around the world.

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 drive 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?

Fitzgerald (3 Needles, The Hanging Garden) originally staged Cloudburst as a play in April 2010, at Plutonium Playhouse in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It won the 2011 Merritt Award, Nova Scotia's theatre award, for Best New Play.