In partnership with Coat Check Coffee, we’re excited to announce a screening of “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki”. You’ll getting a double dose of independent cinema this showing. This film arrives to us from Finland, as it was their 2016 Oscar submission, so you’ll get a double dose this screening, independent foreign cinema.
The feature debut from director Juho Kuosmanen won top prize in 2016 at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, which screens twenty “original and different” films that tell their stories in non-traditional ways. Shot entirely on 16mm black and white film to achieve a look that transports viewers back to the 1960’s, the film tells the true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who was a contender for the 1962 World Featherweight title.
“His life is transformed as he is swept into national stardom and regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love. Inside of the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention. This charming feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.”
– Mubi Films
Partnering with Coat Check Coffee was a natural fit for this film. Black and white foreign film, coffee, pastries, could there be a better fit? They'll also be offering their take on classic movie concessions, including popcorn with herbs and real butter, house macarons and other specials from the bakery. Alcohol will be available for purchase for those 21 and older.
Come early, enjoy a drink, and mingle in the newly redesigned Anthenaeum Theater's first floor foyer before the film, which we’ll roll at 8pm!
Tickets are $10 and available here: https://goo.gl/lII3fW