Sun, June 6, 2010, 7pm
Jools and Lynda Topp and producer Arani Cuthbert in attendance
In TOPP TWINS, director Leanne Pooley uses photos, home movies, live performances and interviews to chronicle the indelible story of Jools and Lynda Topp. This twin sister lesbian duo is a cultural pillar in their home of New Zealand, cutting across all cultural divides with an infectious zeal for life, a commitment to humanitarian causes and a sense of humor and performing talent that make them impossible not to watch.
This loving portrait brings the twins into full color and dimension, balancing hilarious interviews with their alter stage egos and footage of their foot-stomping public performances with a tender and calibrated look at the sisters as they face Jools’ fight with breast cancer. Ultimately what comes through is that their commitment to one another and to being who they are is captivating for any audience.
TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS was the People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Documentary at the Toronto and Portland International Film Festivals. The rest of the world is learning what New Zealand already knows: The Topp Twins are an international treasure. – Kristin Steele
Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls: Dir Leanne Pooley 2009 New Zealand 84 min.
Community Partners: Northwest Film Center and Siren Nation
AND THE TOPP TWINS – LIVE ON STAGE
Tues, June 8th at the Mission Theater – 21+ Show