Dir. Harry Mavromichalis| Documentary | U.S.A.| 2018 | 103 min.
Discussion to follow with director Harry Mavromichalis and (via Skype) film subject Olympia Dukakis
Massachusetts native Olympia Dukakis didn’t become a household name until she took on the Oscar-winning role of Cher’s mother in Moonstruck. But over the decades she has become a standout in everything from Steel Magnolias to Cloudburst (MVFF 2012). This film follows the funny, uncompromisingly intelligent and tenacious Dukakis into her still-firecracking eighties.
“Delivers an uncommonly personal, cinema verite-style portrait of its fascinating, iconoclastic subject. …refreshingly frank and unfiltered.”
— Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter