The BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is screening two Centrepiece Screenings of the documentary "The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls" which tells the story of the world's only comedic, yodelling, lesbian, twin sisters. Lynda Topp (one of the main subjects in the documentary) and the film's producer Arani Cuthbert will attend the screenings.
ABOUT THE FILM
"The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls" is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. The film offers a revealing look into the lives of the World's only comedic, country singing, dancing, and yodeling lesbian twin sisters. Part concert film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from “coming out? to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom.
The film has won:
Cadillac People's Choice Award – Documentary | Toronto International Film Festival 2009, Canada
Audience Award – Documentary | Melbourne International Film Festival 2009, Australia
Audience Dragon Award – Best Feature Film | Gothenburg International Film Festival 2010, Sweden
Best Feature Documentary | Portland International Film Festival 2010, USA
Selected for the ‘Best of the Fest’ Program | Palm Springs International Film Festival 2010, USA
Special Jury Award | FIFO Documentary Film Festival 2010, Tahiti
Best Film (Budget under $1 mil) | Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009, New Zealand
Best Original Music in a Feature Film | Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009, New Zealand
“A doco that has you falling in love with two of the crazier people you never met, the Topp Twins… pure fun, very musical, and a can of mixed nuts. What we see are transformations worthy of world-class actresses.” - Variety (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117941053.html?categoryid=31&cs=1)
You can view the trailer here: http://topptwins.com/tv-and-film/untouchable-girls
SCREENING DATES AND TIMES AT BFI LONDON LESBIAN AND GAY FILM FESTIVAL:
24 Mar | 6.30pm | NFT1 - Centrepiece Screening | Lynda Topp and the film's producer Arani Cuthbert in attendance
25 Mar | 2.00pm | NFT2 - Centrepiece Screening | Lynda Topp and the film's producer Arani Cuthbert in attendance
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6.30pm & 2.00pm
24 & 25 March 2010
Lynda Topp and the film's producer Arani Cuthbert in attendance.