Hot Sheet: Ursa Major

The top 10 entertainment and events highlights on our gaydar this week: From bears to Smurfs to Bette Davis.



6. DVD: Cloudburst
Thom Fitzgerald (The Hanging Garden) directs Oscar-winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker in his critically acclaimed lesbian road movie, Cloudburst. Dukakis and Fricker have excellent on-screen chemistry as a long-term but still passionate lesbian couple who escape from the nursing home to road trip from Maine to Nova Scotia to get legally married. You’ll root for this latter-day Thelma and Louise to have a happy ending to their journey, on which they pick up a handsome gay male hitchhiker and encounter various other complications. The film, which slowly made its way through the festival circuit last year to broad international acclaim, finally has a U.S. release date; Cloudburst will be available on digital platforms on Tuesday, and on DVD July 30 from lesbian-owned distributor Wolfe Video.

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