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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
February 2019

Five stars! Unmistakably beautiful.

- Bill Kacir, The Upcoming

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
February 2019

A small marvel of impeccable craftsmanship.

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
February 2019

Entirely remarkable...punches its way into the upper ranks.

- Guy Lodge, Variety

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
February 2019

Entirely remarkable...punches its way into the upper ranks.

- Guy Lodge, Variety

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Date: February 24, 2019

Location: UICA


The true story of Olli Maki, 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 has just fallen in love.  Inside the ring, it's Finland vs. the USA, but outside, boxing and romance become unlikely adversaries vying for Olli's attention.  

 

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 13th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

 

Panel Discussion for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki:

Moderator: TBA

Panelist(s): TBA

More about Chiaroscuro's 13th Season:

2019 Series Theme: Fate

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film in the 2019 series explores the idea of fate-destiny, chance, luck, karma, providence, serendipity, what's your idea of fate? 


Reviews

Five stars! Unmistakably beautiful.

- Bill Kacir, The Upcoming

A small marvel of impeccable craftsmanship.

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Entirely remarkable...punches its way into the upper ranks.

- Guy Lodge, Variety

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki Official Trailer

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