Join us for a revealing and unfiltered documentary following the life and career of Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis, Ten Chimneys' 2011 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Master Teacher.
This documentary's cinema-verité style allows the audience to constantly move alongside Olympia as she navigates between rehearsals, workshops, family life, and finally the journey to her ancestral home in Greece. Exhibiting both candor and vulnerability, we see her deal with age, grief and sexuality while opening up about her past struggles with depression, suicide and drug addiction. Relinquishing and confronting her inner doubts and demons, we reflect upon her life, finding strength in sisterhood and the unity of female solidarity. Through her brutal honesty and sincerity, Olympia compels us to confront our own shortcomings and differences by letting go, and moving forward with defiant conviction.
"The subject of "Olympia" (World Premiere) is Olympia Dukakis, the gifted stage and screen actress who, under the watchful eye of filmmaker Harry Mavromichalis, proves herself to be as outspoken and funny as some of her most colorful characters (such as her Oscar-winning portrayal of an Italian matriarch in "Moonstruck"). Mavromichalis follows Dukakis (whose youthful vigor puts the calendar to shame) as she recounts her career (including co-founding the Whole Theatre Company in Montclair, N.J.), accepts honors, meets fans in a supermarket, performs a one-woman show, visits her ancestral home on the Greek isle of Lesbos, and talks of the lineage of female power. A thoroughly captivating film, befitting its arresting star." CBS News November 6, 2018
Accompany us on Ms. Dukakis' journey on Saturday, September 28th at 6:30 pm or for a Sunday matinee on September 29th at 3 pm. The cost is $20 per person. Please call 262-968-4110 for reservations.