(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

OLYMPIA: This film is not so much about Olympia Dukakis's life but about her craft of acting. Somehow it just fails to be engaging. One hears from other actors what they admire in her performances but non-actors may not find as much to reward them. There is also travel photography of Greece, and extended scenes of Dukakasis's home life which may tax the viewer's patience. If you're not on its wavelength already, it will not be on yours. Released 07/09/20. Rating: low +1 (-4 to +4)

[One segment is about Dukakis playing a transgender character in TALES OF THE CITY. She was an LGBTQ idol then; now she would be heavily criticized for taking a role that should have been played by a transgender person. -ecl]

					Mark R. Leeper
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