Film Club: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Join us for Film Club with THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS the 2010 Madelyn’s Choice Award Winner. Each month we present a film from our Madelyn Osur Film Library on the screen at the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film office inside the Lincoln School. These screenings are free and open to the public with a small suggested donation of $5.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Film Begins at 7:00 pm
All seating for Film Club is first come, first served. Please let us know you are coming, so we can plan for this event. There is no need to print or bring your ticket with you to the event. Just arrive 15 minutes before the film screening begins to secure your seat.
THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS
Directed by Leanne Pooley
Winner of the Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 ‘The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls’ tells the story of the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand’s social landscape. In the process, they have become well-loved cultural icons.
This is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp’s extraordinary personal story has been told. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home movies, the film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp’s infamous comedy alter-egos including candid chats with the two Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the Bowling Ladies, and the Posh Socialite sisters, Prue and Dilly.
The Topp Twins have attained a unique status within New Zealand culture, and their fans range from hardcore political activists to sheep farmers and ‘Ladies who Lunch’. Their ability to relate to all kinds of people, and their natural gift for humour, has helped them cross from the fringes to the mainstream.