It was almost a year ago that I had the privilege of watching this amazing film, Olympia, at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. The premiere was even more special because I was able to see my friends from New York, Harry Mavromichalis (the Director, Writer) and Anthoula Katsimatides (one of the producers), and to hang out with Pamela Spyrs (associate producer). When you get all these characters in the same place at the same time, its bound to be a great time.
This sublimely intimate fly on the wall verité documentary tells a heart-wrenching 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, panty-sniffing, 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.
After an amazing tour through all the film festivals, Olympia was set to make its cinematic debut – but the Covid-19 pandemic hit and derailed that plan. As such, the film was forced to premier online through various streaming platforms, so this is your opportunity to support this amazing project and all the artists involved. The film is available for $12.00 as a 3-day rental via the link below, and I highly recommend it to everyone!