The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki-Film Screening
WHERE: Auditorium at the Historic Athenaeum
WHEN: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 7:30pm-10pm
We’re screening the independent feature “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” in collaboration with Coat Check Coffee! June 27, 7:30pm in the Athenaeum Upper Ballroom!
This is the true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country. There’s only one problem: Olli is falling in love. Inside the ring, it’s Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli’s attention.
Captured entirely in 16mm black and white film, this widely-celebrated feature debut from Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Coat Check Coffee crew will be offering their take on classic movie concessions, including popcorn with herbs and real butter, house macarons and other specials from the bakery. Libations will be available for those 21 and older, including local craft beer.
Tickets are $10 and available via Eventbrite