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Hawaii International Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival
Friday, November 30, through Sunday, December 2, 2018; Castle Theater; show times vary
As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF) recognizes new and emerging talent and facilitates dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. The festival includes documentaries and film shorts, including premieres, experimental films, animation/digital works, and first features by new directors. HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawai'i - helping to enrich, enlighten, and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films.
Film titles & show times:
Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe - Friday, November 30; 6:30 pm
In 1976, a voyaging canoe sparked a cultural revival that quickly spread throughout Polynesia, breathing life into ancient myths and legends. More than four decades later, Hōkūleʻa continues to inspire a new generation of navigators and voyagers to gather their courage and sail beyond the horizon of the Pacific. “Moananuikea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe” celebrates the historic worldwide voyage that connected countless communities from around the globe. A voyage that also represented the fulfillment of the vision of Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries, the passing of the mantle to the next generation of kānaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come. [United States (Hawaii) 2018 | English | 148 min]
Sharkwater Extinction - Saturday, December 1; 1:00 pm
A follow-up to “Sharkwater (HIFF 2007),” this new chapter is an inspiring action-packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry. From West Africa, Panama, and France to our own backyard, Stewart’s third film dives into the violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion dollar industry. Sadly, Stewart passed away during the production of this film, but his conservationism and love for the ocean lives on in is work. [United States 2018 | English | 88 min.]
50 First Kisses - Saturday, December 1; 3:00 pm
Meeting the woman of your dreams in Hawaii is a blessing until you discover she has short-term memory loss and forgets everything the next day. Does this plot sound familiar? Because it is! It’s the Japanese remake of the rom-com, “50 first Dates.” Takayuki Yamada is Daisuke, a womanizing travel agent. The object of his affections, Rui (Masami Nagasawa), is an art teacher living with her father and brother, who try to preserve the illusion that nothing has changed since the day of the accident that caused her amnesia. [Japan 2018 | Japanese w/English Subtitles | 114 min.]
Anote’s Ark - Sunday, December 2; 1:30 pm
Threatened with total destruction by rising sea levels, the low-lying pacific nation of Kiribati is poised to be one of the first catastrophic victims of climate change. Set against the backdrop of international climate negotiations, “Anote’s Ark” follows the country’s president as he fights to have climate displacement recognized as an urgent human rights issue, and to find a lasting home for his people and 4,000 years of their culture.
Tickets: $12 (plus applicable fees); 10% discount for MACC members
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018 to Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Cost: Tickets: $12 (plus applicable fees); 10% discount for MACC members
Categories: Cultural / Ethnic, Movies / Film Fests
Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Castle Theater
One Cameron Way
Kahului, HI USA 96732
Sunday, October 28, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are a hip-hop group from Cleveland, Ohio formed in 1991. The group originally consisted of two siblings, their half-brother, their cousin, and a lifelong friend who all took on the last name of ‘Bone’ to recognize the ‘bone-deep bond between them’ – Layzie Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Wish Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Ruthless Records in 1994. The group’s debut EP, Creepin On Ah Come Up, included two top 40 hits, “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Foe Tha Love of $.” In 1995, their full-length album, E. 1999 Eternal, followed featuring another top 40 hit, “1st of Tha Month.” An updated version of “Crossroad” from the album renamed “Tha Crossroads,” became a smash hit holding the #1 spot in the U.S. for eight weeks. The group scored five more top 40 hits over the next ten years. They have continued to record and release their unique brand of street rap melded with lush R&B harmonies. All ages.
Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $125 (plus applicable fees; prices increase on day of show)