Hope Mill to stream new Olympia Dukakis documentary

Published: 7 July 2020
Reporter: David Chadderton

Olympia

Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre is to livestream the UK première of Olympia, a new documentary directed by Harry Mavromichalis celebrating the career of stage and screen icon Olympia Dukakis, for free on Friday 10 July at 6PM on its Facebook page.

The premiere was due to have taken place in New York but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic so producers have decided to have a one-off online premiere of the film before its wider release. As well as the UK premiere, it is also being streamed in the USA & Europe.

The fly-on-all-wall film features stars including Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney and more talking about 89-year-old Dukakis, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1988 for her role in Moonstruck and appears in the film Steel Magnolias. It will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with the actress.

Joseph Houston, Artistic Director of Hope Mill Theatre, said, "we are honoured to be involved in the livestream of the première of Olympia. So many generations know Olympia’s incredible work from screen, but not many may be familiar with her career on stage, which was her first love and continues to be. It will be an in-depth, personal look into her craft and career and we are thrilled to be sharing it with UK audiences. There will be no cost to view the documentary, but we will be sharing info on how to support us and make a donation to the venue.”