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A world-wide film festival favorite! Shirley (90) and Hinda (84) are two lovable raging grannies from Seattle. Sometimes they bicker like an old married couple, but their relationship is intimate and always filled with humor and adoration. They have always been engaged in social and political issues from world finance…
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