Olympic Dreams

1 Hr. 23 Min.

Screening Format: DCP

Sponsored by: John and Shannon Utz

In the tradition of Bull Durham, which deftly combined sports movie and rom-com, comes a film that really sets the scene. Taking place at the 2018 Winter Olympics (and with many real athletes making cameos), Olympic Dreams tells the story of a cross-country skier (Alexi Pappas) falling in love with an Olympic Village doctor (Nick Kroll). What ensues is a funny, heartfelt, unique look at how the international values of the Olympics can foster meaningful human connection.


"Jeremy Teicher's offbeat charmer is an artful mix of documentary-style realism and wistful romanticism." - Variety


"A raw depiction of emotional intimacy between two people who are both slightly neurotic in different ways, but nevertheless want big things out of life." - Hollywood Reporter


"You realize that in pairing an athlete's mentality with an artist's imagination, the filmmakers behind OLYMPIC DREAMS articulate a truly beautiful way of looking at the world, all the more so in pulling the curtain back on parts of it we've never seen." - Moveable Fest



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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures and Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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