Archive for April, 2010

Leanne at River Run and . . . a WIN! 27/04/10

The River Run Film Festival organised for The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls director Leanne Pooley to attend the festival. The film had four screenings, two of which Leanne attended for Q&As and . . . today we heard that the film has won the Audience Award for Best Documentary!!!

Leanne Pooley having her photo taken by Tim Klein at the River Run Film Festival | Credit: River Run Film Festival

Leanne Pooley on the red carpet at the River Run Film Festival | Credit: River Run Film Festival

Leanne Pooley with Andrew Rodgers, the Executive Director of the River Run Film Festival | Credit: River Run Film Festival

The happy audience at the River Run Film Festival screening with Leanne | Credit: Leanne Pooley

Reviews from River Run Film Festival:

River Run Film Reviews, Winston-Salem Journal
Film Festival Offers Awesome and Awful, Matthew Lucas – The Dispatch.com

Make that ‘Prizes at Nashville’ 25/04/10

We blogged about winning a Prize at Nashville a couple of days ago and the votes are now in for the Audience Award which sees The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls tie for The Documentary Channel Audience Award for Best Documentary. Wahoo!

Excerpt from the press release:

Two documentary films already awarded prizes at the 2010 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) tied for The Documentary Channel Audience Award for Best Documentary when the awards were announced last night at the Festival’s closing night party at the Cannery Ballroom. “For Once in My Life,” director Jim Bigham’s documentary profile of Miami’s Spirit of Goodwill Band, and “The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls,” director Leanne Pooley’s hysterical profile of the world’s only comedic, singing, dancing, lesbian, twin-sister country music duo, were both rated too high and too close to pick a clear winner. “For Once in My Life” had earlier won the Gibson Impact of Music Award for best music film; “The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls” was the Best GLBT film.

Thanks to everyone who saw the film in Nashville.

UPDATED: Just to prove she was there! A couple of pics of Leanne in Nashville:

Leanne by the Nashville Guitar Bus

Leanne on the Nashville Guitar Bus

Leanne Pooley and Nashville Film Festival Artistic Director Brian Owens

And they throw us a party . . . 23/04/10

Following the screening of The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls at the Minneapolis/St Paul Film Festival on the 28 April 2010, there will be a party at the Red Stag Supperclub to honor the spirit of the film and the Minneapolis GLBT community.

Guests may dine on delectable complimentary hors d’oeuvres created from the Red Stag’s slew of local organic and sustainable ingredients, as well as partaking in specially discounted libations for festival ticket holders. Mmmmm.

Stay connected at Red Stag Supperclub for special to-be-announced entertainment for this event.

Wednesday 28 April 2010 | 10.00 PM – Close

The Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Ave.

Minneapolis (612-767-7766)

Entry is FREE!

Leanne does Wisconsin! 22/04/10

Leanne took to the stage for a Q&A after The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls screened as the opening night film at the Wisconsin Film Festival.

 

Leanne Pooley | Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Film Festival

 

Leanne Pooley | Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Film Festival

 

Leanne Pooley | Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Film Festival

 

Leanne Pooley | Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Film Festival

 

Leanne Pooley | Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Film Festival

 

Leanne Pooley | Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Film Festival

 

And what did they think of the film? Read the reviews from Rob Thomas (The Capital Times) and blogger Das Binky.

Prize at Nashville 21/04/10

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls has just been given the prize for Best Film with GLBT Content at the Nashville Film Festival.

Thank you Nashville!

Florida for the win! 21/04/10

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls has won the Florida Film Festival 2010’s Audience Award for Best International Feature!

Closely beating out both THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and the Oscar-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS (along with 12 other titles).

Thank you Florida audiences!

London Q&A now available to watch online 15/04/10

“One of the things that really struck me about the documentary was I couldn’t quite believe it was real . . . “
Nazmia Jamal, At the Q&A for the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Watch the Q&A with Lynda Topp and Arani Cuthbert at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Q&A online here!

Director Leanne Pooley USA bound in April 11/04/10

The director of The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, Leanne Pooley, will be heading to the USA to attend a number of festivals in April.

Catch her at the opening night of the Wisconsin Film Festival (15 April), at the River Run Film Festival screenings (17 & 18 April), at the Nashville Film Festival (20 April) and the Minneapolis/St Paul Film Festival (22 April).

Ask her your unanswered questions about the film!