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143 films/events

100 YEN LOVE
百円の恋
Japan 2014 | 113 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Romance, Sports

Ichiko is a thirtysomething slacker, who still lives at home. Things change when her sister returns home with child in tow. Ichiko and her sister's relationship sours, causing Ichiko to finally...

Fri, Nov 13 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Mon, Nov 16 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery B

45 YEARS
United Kingdom 2015 | 95 min.
European Showcase | Drama, Romance, Self-discovery

There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and planning for the party is going well, until a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been...

Sun, Nov 15 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Mon, Nov 16 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery H

ACT OF WAR: THE OVERTHROW OF THE HAWAIIAN NATION
United States 1993 | 58 min.
NETPAC 25th Anniversary | Documentary, History, Native/Indigenous Peoples

In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d'etat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen...

Thu, Nov 19 - 1:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

AFTER THE WAVE
Australia, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States 2014 | 81 min.
Documentaries | Disaster, Documentary, Environment

AFTER THE WAVE tells the story of the epic international operation in Thailand to identify and return the bodies of over 5,000 victims of the 2004 Tsunami; following top global forensics teams as...

Sat, Nov 14 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery D

Thu, Nov 19 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery H

AMERICAN EPIC
United States 2015 | 82 min.
Sound X Vision | Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, History, Music

AMERICAN EPIC is the extraordinary story of 1920s record companies that toured America with a recording machine, to capture the emerging and diverse music known as American roots. The filmmakers...

Thu, Nov 12 - 7:30PM  IBM Building Courtyard

Sat, Nov 14 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery H

Fri, Nov 20 - 7:00PM  Kona - Honua Studios

AN
あん
France, Germany, Japan 2015 | 113 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Food, Self-discovery, Social Issues

Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki - pancake pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (an). When an elderly lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue...

Sat, Nov 14 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 21 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery F

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

ANOMALISA
United Kingdom 2014 | 90 min.
Awards Buzz | Animation, Romance

"I have this very adverse reaction to Hollywood romances," Charlie Kaufman once told American broadcaster Charlie Rose. "They've been very damaging to me growing up." In...

Mon, Nov 16 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery E

THE ASSASSIN
刺客聶隱娘
Taiwan 2015 | 104 min.
Awards Buzz | Action, Drama, Experimental

Set at the end of China's Tang Dynasty and inspired by a well-known legend, the film centers on a skilled assassin (an excellent Shu Qi) dispatched to kill an important political figure who is...

Fri, Nov 20 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery B

ASSASSINATION
암살
South Korea 2015 | 139 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Drama, History, Suspense

Early 1900s Korea was under Japanese occupation and many Korean resistance activists were based in China, hiding from the Japanese authorities. The year 1933 in Shanghai, a command...

Sat, Nov 14 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Fri, Nov 20 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 20 - 10:30PM  Koko Marina A

Sat, Nov 21 - 8:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sun, Nov 22 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery F

ATLANTIC.
Netherlands 2014 | 94 min.
European Showcase | Adventure, Drama, Sports

ATLANTIC. tells the story of Fettah, a young man who lives in a Moroccan coastal village where Europeans come to windsurf every summer. After befriending a European woman, his little village becomes...

Thu, Nov 19 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery H

BAAHUBALI-THE BEGINNING
India 2015 | 137 min.
Spotlight on India | Adventure, Epics & Sagas, Fantasy

India’s biggest budgeted film of all time, this epic is filled with action scenes that rival SPARTACUS and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The story has been told many times before — a child is born...

Sun, Nov 15 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery A

BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN
India 2015 | 163 min.
Spotlight on India | Bollywood, Bollywood, Comedy, Drama, Road Movie

A man with a magnanimous spirit helps a mute girl from Pakistan return home. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan plays Pawan, who develops a bond with the young girl. This soon captures the attention of...

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery D

BLACK & WHITE: THE EARLY YEARS OF DAN INOUYE
United States 2015 | 45 min.
Made In Hawaii | Biography, Documentary, Free, History

Never before seen films of Daniel Inouye during his early political career. Revealing, insightful and historical this compilation shows us an Inouye this generation never knew. A compilation of...

Sun, Nov 15 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery C

THE BOY AND THE BEAST
バケモノの子
Japan 2015 | 119 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Adventure, Anime, Family Friendly, Fantasy

Director Mamoru Hosoda, creator of SUMMER WARS (HIFF 2009) and WOLF CHILDREN (HIFF 2012), presents his newest anime masterpiece. THE BOY AND THE BEAST is the story of Kyuta, a solitary boy who lives...

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 22 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery B

THE BRIDE
屍憶
Taiwan 2015 | 89 min.
HIFF Extreme | Horror, Supernatural, Thriller

Taiwanese ghost story THE BRIDE, produced by horror maestro Taka Ichise (RINGU, THE GRUDGE) follows two intertwining tales. Cheng-ho is a successful TV producer; after he picks up a red envelope...

Sun, Nov 15 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery A

BROOKLYN
United Kingdom 2014 | 105 min.
European Showcase | Drama, Period piece, Romance

Eilis (Saorsie Ronan), has little to look forward to in 1950s Ireland, and so embarks on a new life in Brooklyn. Before long she has a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries; between...

Sun, Nov 22 - 12:15PM  Dole Cannery F

THE CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT - NOT EASY ROCK'N'ROLL
Australia, United Kingdom 2015 | 75 min.
Sound X Vision | Biography, Documentary, Music

In a Phnom Penh karaoke bar in 2009 Australian musician Julien Poulson hears the extraordinary voice of poor village girl Srey Thy. The result is romance and the birth of the Cambodian Space Project,...

Fri, Nov 13 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Mon, Nov 16 - 4:30PM  Dole Cannery H

CAMINO
United States 2015 | 102 min.
New American Filmmakers | Suspense, Thriller

Zoe Bell – best known for her long running collaborations with Quentin Tarantino – is Avery Taggert, an acclaimed photojournalist looking to put some distance between herself and her own dark...

Mon, Nov 16 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery D

A CANDLE LIGHTS THE HEART
United States 2014 | 85 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Social Issues

Every Memorial Day, thousands of people come together at a beach in Honolulu, Hawaii to float candle-lit lanterns as an homage to loved ones who have passed away. A CANDLE LIGHTS THE HEART follows...

Fri, Nov 13 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 14 - 1:00PM  Dole Cannery H

CAPE NOSTALGIA
ふしぎな岬の物語
Japan 2014 | 117 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Family

Etsuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) runs a quaint little cafe located at the tip of Cape Myogane. Joined by her devoted nephew Koji (Hiroshi Abe), she has heart-warming exchanges with the people who gather...

Sun, Nov 15 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Tue, Nov 17 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 21 - 12:15PM  Dole Cannery B

CAROL
United Kingdom, United States 2014 | 118 min.
Centerpiece Film | Drama, Gala, Gay/Lesbian, Period piece, Romance

Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds (Rooney Mara as a young shop clerk and Cate Blanchett as a sophisticated, but unhappy housewife) find themselves in the throes of love...

Wed, Nov 18 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery B

CHANGING SEASON ON THE MASUMOTO FARM
United States 2015 | 57 min.
Documentaries | Documentary, Family, Food, Gay/Lesbian, Women

“How many harvests do you have in you?” is the perennial echo that reverberates across the Masumoto Family farm. Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm chronicles a transitional...

Sat, Nov 14 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 15 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery H

Sun, Nov 22 - 7:30PM  Koko Marina A

CHEN JIA LING
China 2014 | 60 min.
Documentaries | Art, Biography, Documentary

Born in 1937 in Hangzhou, famous Chinese painter Chen Jialing now resides in Shanghai. He lived through World War II among the socialist transformation and the Cultural Revolution. Social change and...

Mon, Nov 16 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

CHIGASAKI STORY
三泊四日、五時の鐘
Japan 2014 | 88 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Romance

Tomoharu works as a part-time employee at Chigasaki-kan, a Japanese hotel in Kanagawa with a 115-year history. He works alongside Karin and Maki. Risa, the daughter of the inn's owner, is set to...

Fri, Nov 20 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery F

Sat, Nov 21 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 22 - 1:00PM  Koko Marina A

CHUNHYANG
춘향뎐
South Korea 2000 | 136 min.
NETPAC 25th Anniversary | Drama, Period piece, Romance

Renowned Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek offers his own unique take on a classic romantic fable with this 13th century tale of a stunningly beautiful young woman torn between the man she loves and the...

Thu, Nov 19 - 4:00PM  Doris Duke Theatre

143 films/events