Olympia Film Society: Winter Events

By Noah Shachar

Olympia Film Society plans a slew of enriching events for its historic, downtown location, the Capitol Theater, this winter. Marketing director Jonah Barrett said OFS will start the winter season with Nov. 24, 25 and 28 screenings of “massive cult classic” The Big Lebowski in celebration of its 20th anniversary. At the same time, Nov. 24-28, OFS will screen Tea With the Dames, which Barrett describes as “a film version of a gossip brunch with a few legendary women like Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.” With tongue in cheek, Barrett adds, “No big deal.”

Moving into December, OFS adopts an air of nostalgia with a one-time screening of Home Alone for Dec. 2. “At OFS,” Barrett said, “we all remember having a great time watching this Christmas movie when we were small, so we hope everybody comes back this December for a little nostalgia.” This year’s Duck the Malls holiday-arts-and-crafts Sale is Dec. 8. With over 50 vendors, folks can dodge lines of mall shoppers and explore the Capitol Theater to, in the words of the OFS website, “Shop locally, creatively and alternatively for the holidays and support true craftsmanship.” From Dec. 14 to 16, OFS celebrates the 30th anniversary of Die Hard, an R-rated, holiday classic. Overlapping slightly with Die Hard, Dec. 15-19, OFS screens the documentary Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, which was recently released in the U.S. With particular excitement, Barrett said, “I don’t think there’s a millenial in the Pacific Northwest who doesn’t know this genius man’s name. Everyone should come and see our beloved Miyazaki leave behind retirement once more and embark on the world of CGI [computer-generated imagery].”

After the successes of its film festival in November, Olympia Film Society is set to continue its exceptional, artistic reverie deep into the chill of the winter season.



Olympia Film Society


Lebowski: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28;

Dames: 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25; 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28;

Home Alone: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2;

Duck the Malls: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8;

Die Hard: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16;

Miyazaki: 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16; 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18; 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19


Capitol Theater,

206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia


Free – $10




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