PRESS

REVIEWS

 

ROGEREBERT.COM

“It is a pleasure to spend time with Dukakis, who is always not just open to but hungry for revelation, growth, and connection, giving the documentary a deliciously buoyant quality.                 ”

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Harry Mavromichalis' documentary about Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis delivers an uncommonly personal, cinema verite-style portrait of its fascinating, iconoclastic subject.”

JEZEBEL

“'Olympia' delivers an uncommonly personal, cinema verite-style portrait of its fascinating, iconoclastic subject.”

CBS NEWS

“A thoroughly captivating film, befitting its arresting star.”

FILM THREAT

“Olympia Dukakis may be in her 80s, but she is more passionate, real and progressive than a million woke millennials screaming on the internet. Watch Olympia and find out why Tales of the Cityauthor Armistead Maupin calls her “an octogenarian m**********r.”

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS

“Dukakis is a force of nature and in Mavromichalis’ adept hands she comes across as a dame you wish you knew personally.”

BATTLE ROYALE WITH CHEESE

"'Olympia' delivers a deeply personal and philosophical documentary."

THE SPOOL

"'Olympia' is informative and engaging in all the ways you hope for as a tribute to the Hollywood legend."

CULTURE MIX ONLINE

"'Olympia' is a movie that understands that a documentary about a celebrity shouldn't really be about just chronicling a lifestyle but instead should be more about opening up a window, however briefly, into someone's soul."

THE MERCURY NEWS

"Mavromichalis captures it all with elan, revealing the inner workings of a creative spitfire."

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK

“Unmissable. 'Olympia' is an exceptionally intimate fly-on-the wall documentary.”

IMPRESSIONIST MEDIA

“'Olympia' is an honest conversation between Dukakis and the filmmaker; viewers will feel like they just pulled up a chair.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES

"'Olympia' is much more about the personal than the professional, crafting an interior portrait of a woman at home in her own skin."

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

“It is an exciting, profane and inspiring film.”

THEATER PIZZAZZ

“What we get to see is (warts and all) a brave woman of indomitable spirit, a dirty mouth, and a freedom of expression that is a joy to witness.”

THIRD COAST REVIEW

“Mavromichalis is wise enough to simply get out of the way and allow his subject to roam free in whatever space they’re in. The results are intimate, enlightening and often hilarious.”

FAB AFTER FIFTY

“If you are looking for a dose of inspiration, then look no further.”

DISAPPOINTMENT MEDIA

“'Olympia' is an insightful biography of a brilliant talent.”

UNSEEN FILMS

“It is as good a cinematic biography as you are ever likely to see.”

THE FILM EXPERIENCE

"'Olympia' (the film) proves to be a winningly defiant demand for this woman to be recognised as one of the greats.”

BRAZILIAN PRESS

“Harry Mavromichalis extracts powerful revelations from the actress herself, as well as captures intimate moments of simplicity, crafting an inspirational study on an unlimited artist.”

HOLLYWOOD GREEK REPORTER

“'Olympia' is a beautiful, unusually personal look at an actress who comes across as always forging her own path rather than following the rules of others.”

RED CARPET CRASH

“Olympia Dukakis is a marvel to behold.”

THE NATIONAL HERALD

“Mavromichalis has captured the essence of this extraordinary woman.”

FEATURES

 

MOVIE MOVES ME

Interview: Director Harry Mavromichalis Discusses "Olympia" and Olympia Dukakis

VARIETY

Composer Paul Cantelon Leans on Greek Music Knowledge to Score Olympia Dukakis Doc

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis Shares Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers & Discusses New Documentary Film

PROTO THEMA (in Greek)

Olympia Dukakis: From drugs and suicidal thoughts to the Oscars

BOSTON HERALD

A most happy birthday tribute to Olympia Dukakis

WIRED

America’s Great—If Small—Return to Drive-In Theaters

DATEBOOK (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE)

SF Greek Film Fest opens with a celebration of Olympia Dukakis

48HILLS

Olympia Dukakis has a few words

POLITIS (in Greek)

Mavromichalis: How I persuaded Olympia Dukakis to make a documentary together

TV/RADIO/PODCASTS

 

BBC WORLD NEWS - TALKING MOVIES

Olympia: Film offers fly-on-wall portrait of Dukakis

COSMOS FM NEW YORK

Anna Eliopoulos with Harry Mavromichalis and Anthoula Katsimatides - "Olympia"

CULTURESCOPE

Cypriot Lifestyle and Entertainment, S1 Ep2 (interview begins at 9:39)

FILMWAX RADIO

Ep 623: Erika Alexander | Harry Mavromichalis & Anthoula Katsimatides (interview begins at 42:20)

WAY OFF THE RECORD

A conversation with Harry Mavromichalis about his new film, "Olympia" (Dukakis)