CrocADyke Dundee – Wine Women & Friends

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Double Feature Documentary Edition on 1 DVD - Out Now

Director: Fiona Cunningham-Reid


CrocADyke Dundee

Dawn O’Donnell was a convent girl who became a professional ice skater, travelled the world and then landed up in 1950s Australia, a penniless lesbian. By the time of her death in 2007, she had stormed through Sydney’s gay underworld and built herself an empire of bars, clubs, steam rooms, sex shops and drag shows, inspiring The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

This fascinating documentary explores the mythology (was she a mobster? an arsonist? a murderer?) and life of this shrewd, silver-haired, butch businesswoman.

Les Cabotines, Wine, Women and Friends

Carole Leblanc and Jo Béfort started their wine adventure six years ago in Collias, France. Their dream was to produce excellent wine. They had no experience, just their passion – and friends. Winemaking is a complex and labour intensive process, and still a very macho affair in France. But as this captivating film reveals, it is possible for two women who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream and live the life they choose – as well as bring an entire village and community into their world.

From the vineyards of France to the nightlife of Australia, Fiona Cunningham-Reid’s (Feed Them To The Cannibals, Thin Ice) double documentary set shines a light on stories rarely told.

Director: Fiona Cunningham-Reid
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 108 mins approx
Sound: 2.0
DVD Release Date: 23-11-2015
VoD Release Date: 20-11-2015
DVD Extras: Interview with Fiona Cunningham-Reid, Interview with Dawn O’Donnell, Extended Interviews
Year: 2014

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