Second Annual Vancouver Greek Film Festival
Screening Dates
  • June 4, 2023 7:00

A compelling profile of a woman who’s defiantly marched to the beat of her own drum.”

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

A moving and charming portrait of Academy Award-winning actress and theatre icon Olympia Dukakis. Dukakis is well-known and beloved to audiences internationally for her performances on stage and in classic films like Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias, as well as in the television mini-series Tales from the City. But what did it take for her to achieve this success? With unprecedented access to Dukakis, her family, and the story of her life, Greek American filmmaker Harry Mavromichalis reveals both the public and private aspects of a woman who faced obstacle after obstacle, as she created a singular life in the arts. —Official synopsis

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.” Nell Minow, RogerE​bert​.com

preceded by

To Vancouver
Το βανκούβερ
Greece 2021
Artemis Anastasiadou
24 min. DCP

Two siblings, one spell, wounded landscapes, and an inevitable departure. To Vancouver is a short chronicle of a disappearing act in the times of the new depression. Influenced by the great tradition of Italian and Greek neorealist films of the 1940s and 50s, To Vancouver won Best Short Film at the 2022 Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

In Greek with English subtitles