Presenting "The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls" Documentary
"Their bravery and talent are an inspiration and the whole thing makes you want to move to New Zealand." - London Evening Standard
"A doc that has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you've never met." Variety
"Resistance is futile. Don't even try not falling for these adorable twin lesbian political-activist farmer/folksinger/comedians." - Seattle Weekly
"Imagine a cross between the Indigo Girls and the Smothers Brothers…" - TimeOut New York
On Sunday November 11th at 4PM join us for a documentary film that follows the story of New Zealand's ground breaking twins Lynda and Jools who came of age during the 80's as performers and protestors, leading marches for anti apartheid, Nuclear Free NZ, Maori land rights and Homosexual Law Reform among other causes. Their brave stance on many issues and on "coming out", quickly grew a worldwide following for their leadership as well as spectacular musical performances. Add to that their gift of humour and the result is a phenomenon that to this day keeps them in the mainstream. Their work has won several NZ Film & TV Awards, including Entertainers of the Year and Best Original Music titles. They've toured Canada, the U.S., Britain and performed alongside many, including Billy Bragg and Lucinda Williams. The twins also created a primetime TV Series "Do Not Adjust Your Twinset" and in 2004 they received the Queens Medal for Services to Entertainment and were inducted into New Zealand's Music Hall of Fame.
This feature length documentary of their lives from isolated, rural-living sisters who grew to become leaders far beyond their own community, in music, and causes such as Lesbian rights -- has been shown around the globe. Join us for an intriguing and delightful look at the Topp Twins' story that includes a journey through many major social and political movements over the last three decades. (www.topptwins.com)
|Date:||Sunday November 11th|
|Venue:||Northumberland Mall Theatres, Cobourg
1111 Elgin Street West
|Tickets:||$9.00 (incl HST) - at the door|
Thank you to Northumberland Film Sundays for their support of this presentation which is a separate purchase to their Fall Season currently running.