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Thom Fitzgerald's "Cloudburst" Wins Awards Across Canadian Festival Circuit

"Cloudburst."

Thom Fitzgerald's "Cloudburst" - a lesbian romance starring Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker - has proved a considerable favorite on the Canadian film festival circuit.

In the past two weeks, the film has won laurels at the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax (People's Choice Award; Atlantic Canada Award for Best Screenplay), Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Audience Choice Award); and Edmonton International Film Festival (Best Canadian Film; runner-up for the Edmonton People’s Choice Award).

The film stars Fricker as an aging couple who drive from Maine to Canada to get married, when their journey is disrupted by a young hitchhiker played by newcomer Ryan Doucette.

The film ended a two week Canadian festival tour at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Sunday.

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