Olympia Dukakis is unhappy with the lack of distribution for Cloudburst, a lesbian road film in which she stars opposite Brenda Fricker.

In the film, Dot (played by Fricker) and Stella (Dukakis) are an older lesbian couple together 31 years and living in Maine. When Dot's granddaughter (Kristin Booth) puts her grandmother in a nursing home, Stella breaks her out and the pair head to the border to marry in Canada. Along the way, they pick up a young hitchhiker (Ryan Doucette), and the familial plot thickens.

The film premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival in Canada in the fall of 2011 and arrives on DVD later this month.

(Watch the trailer for Cloudburst in our video library.)

In an interview with Michigan gay weekly PrideSource, Dukakis lamented the lack of distribution in the United States.

Dukakis said she felt “good” about recent marriage equality gains, then added, “But I'll tell you what I don't feel good about: This film cannot get distribution in this country. Yeah, sit with that for a little bit. Sit with that! Don't get too rosy in your view of things. You can't get this distributed in this country.”

“I wish I did understand. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has the distribution rights. They sold it to Lifetime, and, of curse, you know what Lifetime did with it. They played it initially at 11 at night and at 3 in the morning, and they bleeped everything,” she added.