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    Friday, November 16, 2012

    6:30pm – Free reception and exhibition at the Canzani Center Gallery

    7:30pm – Film screening in the Canzani Auditorium

    Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design

    60 Cleveland Ave

    Columbus, OH, USA 43215

    Parking is free in CCAD lots

    On Friday November 16, 2012 the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, in partnership with Stonewall Columbus, will present the award winning film Cloudburst. Starring Oscar®-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty’s prudish granddaughter, Molly (played by Genie Award-winner Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It’s a last-gap bid to stay together. En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice, played by newcomer Ryan Doucette. A small-town boy turned modern dancer, he is returning to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother. Despite his bravado, Prentice is a confused and wounded soul who has much to learn from Stella and Dot as they wage their own unexpected battle – after three decades, can they keep their family together?

    The screening takes place in the Canzani Center Auditorium on the campus of the Columbus College Of Art & Design, at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Gay Street (at the south base of the 10-story ART sculpture). Parking is free in CCAD lots. While the screening starts at 7.30 p.m., we invite our audience to attend a free exhibition and reception at the Canzani Center Gallery at 6.30 p.m. The exhibition features works by Donald Moffet. An original member of ACT UP and the 1980s AIDS activist collective Gran Fury, Moffett has been—and continues to be—a persistent and influential presence on the New York art scene. His poetic, provocative, and at times humorous paintings—from landscape and nature to politics and history—fearlessly address issues that resonate today such as the rights of openly gay men and women to serve in the military, the aesthetics of gay subcultures, and the rampant scandals that mar our political landscape. http://www.ccad.edu/ccad-campus/campus-map.

    Admission to the Gallery is free. Admission to the screening of “Cloudburst” is free for students with id, Stonewall members, CIFVF members, CCAD staff, Trailblazers. For all others a $5 donation is encouraged.

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