Facebook Live Streaming - Premier Screening Of "Olympia"

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A feature documentary on Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis 


July 9th, 2020 AT 8PM EST

The award-winning documentary film Olympia, directed by Harry Mavromichalis and Executive Produced by Sid Ganis and Anthoula Katsimatides is a sublimely intimate fly on the wall verité documentary that tells a poignant story of a woman becoming her own woman, on her own terms to assert a gigantic creative force into the world. Rebelling against her old world suspicious Greek mother to assert her strong sexual drive, fighting the feeling she was "too ethnic" amid the Boston Brahmin at BU, and starting her own theatre company in New Jersey instead of waiting for the phone to ring, Olympia Dukakis models how to live life with blazing courage.  Throughout an engrossing story that seamlessly blends past and present, she opens her heart and exposes her truest self to the audience. The raw honesty with which Olympia leads us into the core of herself is what makes this film luminary.  As fellow actors with whom she has shared the limelight Laura Linney, Diane Ladd, Whoopi Goldberg and Austin Pendleton all testify, Olympia is "totally open and crazy", which is what turns out to be the marker of her absolute sanity. The film features Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Diane Ladd, Lynn Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Austin Pendleton, Ed Asner, Armistead Maupin and Michael Dukakis. The film made its World Premiere at DOC NYC and its European Premiere at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

8:00pm EST screening, gratis. There is no registration for this event. Follow us on Facebook and access our page here.