New Zealand | 2009 | Leanne Pooley
This hugely popular crowd-pleaser—an audience hit Down Under, in North America, and everywhere it has played—profiles two unlikely celebrities. New Zealand’s Jools and Lynda Topp are fiftysomething butch lesbians—twin sisters who make their living as comedic country-and-western singers who yodel, and promote progressive political causes on the side. The talent and joie de vivre that have endeared the Topps to Kiwis for decades are well captured in this infectious portrait that won the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto Int’l Film Festival. “A cross between the Indigo Girls and the Smothers Brothers.” –Time Out New York.
84 min. Cleveland premiere. 35mm.
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