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W H A T :

  • Director Leanne Pooley, New Zealand, 2011, running time 85 minutes, in English
  • Genre: Documentary/Biography with musical and comedy performance
  • Post-Film Discussion immediately following

  • W H E N :

  • Sunday, June 26, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 pm
  • Social hour and cash bar, one hour before screening time

  • W H E R E :

  • The Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011   859-491-2030
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  • T I C K E T S :


  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.
  • Tickets for students and Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID are $10*, available only at the door.

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    1028 Scott Blvd, Covington KY 41011

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  • Clifton-Ludlow Avenue,
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square,
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    513 871 8626

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    513 591 0123

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    513 651 5483

  • Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

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    About the Film
    WATCHING THE TOPP TWINS TRAILER will probably tell you all you need to know about this delightful and entertaining film – 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 resonates with people of all ages and lifestyles and helped change New Zealand's social landscape.
    NEW ZEALAND'S FAVORITE musical and comedy duo have a pair of voices that magically harmonize as one, the way only siblings can do. Think: The Indigo Girls meet The Everly Brothers. Their musical oeuvre combines folk and their own brand of "down-under" country as they effortlessly glide from song to comedic patter and back again, in a fluid style that recalls the Smothers Brothers.   Hear them sing.
    GROWING UP AS FARM GIRLS in conservative rural New Zealand, the Topp Twins drew from their upbringing and national culture to create hilarious comedy characters. Their alter-egos include Prue & Dilly (posh socialites), Ken & Ken (sheep farmer and TV sports commentator), Raylene & Brenda (big hair and bad attitudes), Herty & Gerty (yodeling pig farmers) and more.
    NOW IN THEIR FIFTIES, and undeterred by Jools' bout with breast cancer, the Topps have become a worldwide sensation as a singing, comedic duo who also happen to be quick-witted improvisational artists and dedicated activists. The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls does a marvelous job of capturing so much of their lives on and offstage as it conveys the immense talent, deeply felt values and decades-long endurance that have made them such successful entertainers and cherished humanists.

    Festival Jury & Audience Choice Awards

    People’s Choice Award – Documentary, TORONTO International Film Festival 2009, Canada

    Audience Award – Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival 2009, Australia

    Audience Award – Best Feature Film, Gothenburg International Film Festival 2010, Sweden

    Audience Award – Best International Feature Film, Florida Film Festival 2010, USA

    Best Feature Documentary, Portland Film Festival 2010, USA

    Audience Award – Best Documentary, Nashville Film Festival 2010, USA

    Audience Award – Best Documentary, River Run Film Festival 2010, USA

    Best Feature Documentary, Newfest Film Festival 2010, USA

    Best Documentary, Inside Out Film Festival 2010, Canada

    Best Documentary, Mendocino Film Festival 2010, USA

    Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision, Seattle Film Festival 2010, USA

    "Best of the Fest" Program, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2010, USA

    Finalist, International Documentary Association Awards 2010, USA

    Special Jury Award, FIFO Documentary Film Festival 2010, Tahiti

    Best of Fest Award, Women’s Film Festival Brattleboro 2010, USA

    Madelyn’s Choice Award, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival 2010, USA

    Best Film (Budget under $1 mil), Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009, NZ

    Best Original Music in a Feature Film, Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009, NZ

    Best Documentary, Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2010, USA

    Audience Award – Best Documentary, Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 2010

    Special Programming Award for Freedom, Outfest Film Festival 2010, Los Angeles

    Best GLBT Film, Nashville Film Festival 2010, USA

    Best Documentary Feature, 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, USA