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It's not just George Bush pere who lacks a firm grip on the vision thing. Fact is, people who really know what they want out of life are so rare...
Film Review  November 13, 1998, by Russell Smith
"...Fact is, people who really know what they want out of life are so rare they're often objects of intense fascination, even obsession for the rest of us. So it is with Bill and Ed, a pair of thirtyish sad sacks whose loserly existences are knocked off kilter by the decision of Mexican soap opera queen Olympia to quit acting and train to be an Olympic javelin-thrower..."

The Making of Olympia
Screens Story  November 13, 1998, by Bill Stott
"...I got involved with Olympia for two reasons: love and money. I loved the filmmakers, I loved the film's characters, and I loved the idea of being involved in making a movie..."

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
At three hours and one minute, this (along with Leni Riefenstahl's recently released autobiography) has got to be the final, exhaustive say on the life of the most important and...
Film Review  June 10, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...Riefenstahl explains how she focused on the Fuhrer's messages of “work” and “peace,” and downplayed (or removed, entirely) any of his race-related tirades. From there, Müller's documentary moves to her film Olympia, the chronicle of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, for which she shot over 400 kilometers of film and which took two full years to edit..."

Generation Iron
This doc about bodybuilders vying for the Mr. Olympia title is narrated by Mickey Rourke.
Film Review  October 4, 2013, by Louis Black
"...This surprisingly engrossing documentary follows bodybuilders as they train and compete to qualify for the 2012 Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas, Nevada..."

Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks tries hard, and though it's a likable film she never completely sparks.
Film Review  August 3, 2012, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Calvin Weir-Fields (Dano) sits in front of his old Olympia typewriter, amid the stark white walls and clean lines of his Los Angeles home, working on his next novel. Ten years ago, when he was 19, he penned a generation-defining novel beloved by readers far and wide..."

10 in Focus
Screens Story  March 13, 1998
"...It's a little slice of ether in a world of hot air. - Marc Savlov 3/15, Dobie 2, 7:30pm; 3/18, Dobie 2, 4:45pm; 3/21, Dobie 2, 1:30pm Olympia..."

Take Three
Local Drought Doesn't Apply to Filmmaking
Screens Story  August 16, 1996, by Karl Pallmeyer
"...Profiled here are three Austin-based film projects that have dotted the Austin landscape this summer. Olympia filmed in May and is presently in post-production; Aunt Vivien's Wedding is still in the pre-production stage after a planned summer start date was pushed back; and Tourmacherai began shooting on August 1 and will wrap at the end of the month..."

Norm of the North
Animated bear protects his Arctic home
Film Review  January 22, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...His nemesis is Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong) of Greene Homes, whose sales representative Vera (Heather Graham) does his bidding because she wants her boss to recommend her daughter Olympia (Maya Kay) for acceptance into a prestigious private school..."

The Infiltrator
Bryan Cranston takes on a drug cartel in this ho-hum thriller
Film Review  July 15, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Brad Furman. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Juliet Aubrey, Elena Anaya, Amy Ryan, Joseph Gilgun, Olympia Dukakis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Art Malik, Rubén Ochandiano, Simón Andreu, Jason Isaacs, Michael Paré and Nabil Massad...."

Salome: Under the Veils, No Heart
Arts Review  May 20, 1999
"...It seems everyone was confused about what they would see at Breathe Normally, Margaret Jenkins' collaboration with Olympia Dukakis. Season ticket holders showed me stubs which read Time After..."

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
Screens Story  March 13, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...Olympia, by Robert Byington, is a comic melodrama about following dreams, no matter how remote they might seem to others. Olympia Miraflores, a Mexican soap opera actress, leaves her lucrative television position behind when she decides quite unexpectedly to head to El Norte and pursue her childhood dream of professional javelin throwing..."

Books That Keep on Giving
Does It Come in Paperback?
Books Story  December 13, 1996, by Margaret Moser
"...In my teens during the Seventies, I found Evergreen magazine to be the voice that mixed the sensuality of Fifties post-Beat writers with Sixties freedom of expression. And if Evergreen was the magazine of record then, Olympia Press -- who first brought us Lolita and Naked Lunch as well as equally titillating but less literary titles like There's a Whip in My Valise -- was its imprint..."

Holiday Dining Doesn't Have to Be All Stomach Cramps and Anaphylaxis
Picnik’s edible philosophies
Food Story  December 13, 2018, by Veronica Meewes
"...Food always played a big part in Seifter's life. She began working in restaurants at 16, starting with a pizza joint in her hometown of Olympia, Wash..."

Perceptive film about Jesse Owens going to the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Film Review  February 19, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...These dynamics are given voice by Avery Brundage (Irons) and Jeremiah Mahoney (Hurt), Brundage being in favor of attendance and Mahoney favoring boycott. Other cutaways showcase the tensions faced by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic, two-part film Olympia was commissioned by Adolf Hitler but stymied by his propaganda minister Josef Goebbels – not to mention that Owens’ quadruple wins undercut the film’s intended exaltation of Nazi eugenics..."

The Folk Hero We Deserve
Seeing double of Jason Schwartzman
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Melanie Haupt
"...As Larry, though, in Bob Byington's 7 Chinese Brothers, Jason Schwartzman is terribly alone, with his dog, Arrow, as his sole confidant. His relationship with his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) is polite and indifferent, while his friendship with Major (TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe) feels transactional at best..."

Byington's Back
Local writer/director to shoot Jason Schwartzman feature in town this spring
Screens Story  January 10, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...This is Byington's sixth feature, following Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012), Harmony & Me (2009), RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008), Olympia (1998), and Shameless (1996)...."

Polari: 'Valencia' Then and Now
This weekend, Michelle Tea's Valencia hits Polari
DAILY Qmmunity  October 19, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...Valencia was released this past June onto the film festival circuit. After Austin, Valencia lands in New York for the Mix Festival and the Olympia Film Festival in Washington State..."

A Picnik Fit for the Primal Diners of the Future
South Austin's new healthy-eating trailer
Food Review  August 16, 2013, by Jessi Cape
"...Given the heat, even iced coffee seemed intense, but I enjoyed the 16-ounce French-pressed coffee on ice with a splash of coconut milk ($3.50). Missing an opportunity to go local, Picnik uses Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, thereby dampening the odds of my return trip to sample their take on the Bulletproof or butter coffee trends..."

Texas Rollergirls: The 2012 Championship
Saturday's bouts will bring emotion and resolutions
DAILY Sports  September 7, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Every time the Heartbreakers opened up the inside line, Olivia Shootin' John took it. And Olympia played her best game to date, locking down jammers and distracting Heartbreaker blockers...."

Organized Chaos (in Tejas)
Q: Just how heavy and hardcore is Austin's first-half-closing festival? A: Chaos in Tejas!
Music Story  June 3, 2011
"...Former Texan Jana Hunter keeps her stoic vocals from last year's Twin-Hand Movement but goes melodic and electric. The real catch here is Olympia, Wash., trio Milk Music (11:15pm), which whiffs Nirvana, GBV, and the Wipers, with new 12-inch EP Beyond Living melting under the weight of mighty catchy riffs..."

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