‘Olympia’ Dukakis Doc

(Photo: Olympia Dukakis in ‘Olympia.” Source: Facebook)

Olympia, a feature documentary about actress Olympia Dukakis, will premiere free tomorrow, July 9, at 8 pm ET. To attend the online screening, RSVP at olympiathefilm.com.

Called a “compelling profile of a woman who’s defiantly marched to the beat of her own drum” by The Hollywood Reporter, Olympia follows the now-89-year-old Oscar winner through her roles of actor, teacher, wife, mother and social activist.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include director Harry Mavromichalis; executive producers Sid Ganis and Anthoula Katsimatides; and Olympia’s brother and fellow actor Apollo Dukakis.

Olympia, filmed from 2011 to 2014, features interviews with her Cemetery Club (1993) co-stars Diane Ladd and Lainie Kazan; her Tales of the City (all iterations, 1993-2019) co-star Laura Linney and writer Armistead Maupin; her cousin and 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis; and fellow thespians Whoopi Goldberg, Lynn Cohen, Austin Pendleton and Ed Asner.

Notably absent from the above list is anyone associated with Moonstruck (1987), the romcom film that earned Dukakis an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Since Moonstruck may be the movie you’ll want to see before or after screening Olympia, we’ll feature it here. Here’s a scene with Best Actress winner Cher:

And here’s Olympia’s Oscar moment:

Moonstruck is available to subscribers of Amazon Prime, Hulu, Epix Now and Sling TV, or free if your library is part of the Hoopla network. You can also rent it for $3.99 from Amazon, Google Play, AMC on Demand or other providers.

Hoopla users, incidentally, can also stream The Cemetery Club. Or you can rent the comedy for $3.99 from several providers.

For more info on Olympia, visit olympiathefilm.com.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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