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Free Tickets for Veterans, Students and Teachers: The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible veterans, students, and teachers. A valid student ID, teacher ID, or proof of military service is required. Tickets are limited and must be requested by phone or in person at the box office.

about the film

Set against the splendor of the Winter Olympic Games, an intimate and unexpected love story develops between two lonely hearts, each at their own crossroads in life. Penelope (Alexi Pappas) is a first time Olympian and introverted cross-country skier, who, after finishing her event early on in the games, finds herself spending time in Athletes Village with the gregarious and outgoing volunteer dentist, Ezra (Nick Kroll). While both are eager to form connections at the Olympic Games, they are held back by the very thing that has propelled them to this point; what do you do once your lifelong dream has come true, and you’re faced with taking the next step? As Penelope and Ezra navigate the vulnerable slopes, they push one another to embrace qualities they lost sight of in pursuit of their dreams. Will they be able to help each other take of leap of faith into the unknown? The first movie ever filmed on location during the Olympics in Athletes Village, Olympic Dreams offers audiences a never-before-seen side of the Games and the people whose entire lives are shaped by them.

about Talk Cinema

Talk Cinema offers sneak previews of films personally selected by film critic Harlan Jacobson, former editor of Film Comment magazine, published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Jacobson created and has programmed the series since 1992. His selections may include an award-winning drama, an outrageous indie comedy, a provocative documentary, or the next breakout hit chosen from among new independent and foreign films from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and other internationally ranked film festivals. Discussions with film scholars and special guests follow the screenings.

About Harlan Jacobson

Based in New York, Harlan Jacobson covered the entertainment industries for seven years for Variety, edited Film Comment for eight, and for 30-plus years has written about film worldwide. His work has appeared in: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsday, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Globe & Mail, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, The New Democrat, The Tatler, Interview, The Village Voice, Cinesate, RollingStone, The San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LePointe, The Boston Phoenix, Details, on NPR’s Morning Edition, the CBC’s The Arts Tonight, CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron Brown, WNYC’s All Things Considered, WFUV-FM, WBGO-FM, and more.

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Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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