International Film Series: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
December 19 @ 7:00 pm$5
The Kenworthy would like to invite you to join us for the International Film Series. The International Film Series fulfills part of our goals and strategies by encouraging film and other performing arts that would not otherwise be available in the area; providing and promoting quality events for all patrons; and by prohibiting discrimination, in the entertainment and in the audience, on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
December 19, 7:00pm
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.
Directed by Juho Kuosmanen,
Run time: 1 hour 33 mins
Language: Finnish (with English subtitles)
Tickets: $5 for all seats