Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Diane Ladd, Lynne Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Austin Pendleton, Ed Asner, Armistead Maupin, Michael Dukakis
Synopsis: An uncompromising truth-seeking rebel, Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis refuses to yield to social norms while pushing her own subversive narrative. OLYMPIA is a sublimely intimate fly-on-the-wall verité documentary tells a poignant story of a woman finding her own voice on her own terms to assert a gigantic creative force into the world. Rebelling against her old world Greek mother to assert her strong sexual drive, fighting the feeling she was “too ethnic” amid the Boston Brahmin at Boston University, and starting her own theatre company in New Jersey instead of waiting for the phone to ring, Olympia Dukakis models how to live life with blazing courage. As fellow actors with whom she has shared the limelight Laura Linney, Diane Ladd, Whoopi Goldberg and Austin Pendleton all testify, Olympia is "totally open and crazy", which is what turns out to be the marker of her absolute sanity.