Peccadillo Pictures have announced the November UK DVD and On-Demand release of a Documentary Double Pack of films from director Fiona Cunningham-Reid, consisting of Wine, Women and Friends and the brilliantly titled 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.
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.
CrocADyke Dundee and Wine, Women and Friends will be released as a Double Feature Documentary Pack on UK DVD and On-Demand on 23rd November 2015 by Peccadillo Pictures at the RRP of £14.99 for the DVD edition.