2013 Film Festival Opening Night Concert - Friday, November 8
Movie Swim Little Fish Swim and concert with THE JULIE RUIN, Survival Knife, Hot Fruit
5:00pm doors/ 6:00pm movie
8:00pm concert doors/9:00pm concert
$20.00 General Admission/$15 OFS Members/Students (Price includes admission to see both movie and concert!)
must show Member or Student ID at the door)
Mezzanine Lounge Seating for those 21+
To celebrate the 30th Olympia Film Festival and over 32 years of Olympia Film Society film, music and art, we offer two great ticket prices that get you into both the Opening Night Film and Concert!
A favorite at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Swim Little Fish Swim is a story of art, family, and the struggle to stay creative in a world that urges conformity. Leeward and Mary are a couple living in New York City who are trying to keep it together, even with their differing viewpoints. Mary is a nurse with a steady (if not enough) income. She has dreams of moving to the suburbs and raising their young daughter in a more peaceful environ- ment. Meanwhile, Leeward is an artist who lets creativity take priority over everything —includ- ing family. He believes that if he brings his talent into the world, it will manifest what they need. But Mary’s nerves are fraying. Stability is what she craves, while Leeward revels in his artistic dreams. Things take a turn with the arrival of Lilas—19 years old, pretty, and French, she’s an artist, too. Leeward sees her as a kindred spirit, while Mary senses her as a threat to their strug- gling union. A dramatic comedy set in the New York art scene, Swim Little Fish Swim expertly keeps its light tone even when asking deep questions about life and love.
The Julie Ruin, recently featured on the cover of SPIN Magazine and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon are on tour to support their new release of Run Fast! Band members include Carmine Covelli, Sara Landeau, Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Kenny Mellman.
As to why Kathleen took so long to return to music, the answer is to be found in the documentary film The Punk Singer, screening at this year’s film festival on Saturday, November 9th (Kathleen Hannah will be there to intro the movie)
Swim Little Fish Swim West Coast Premier! / 2013 / USA, France / English and French with English subtitles / 95 min / DCP / Director: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis / Cast: Lola Bessis, Dustin Guy Defa, Brooke Bloom / Print Source: Samuel Blanc