113 films/events

11/8/16
United States 2017 | 104 min.
Documentaries | Documentary, Politics, Social Issues

A follow up to the documentary 11/4/08, Jeff Deutchman’s 11/8/16 is the antithesis, utilizing 40 filmmakers (including Hawaii’s Ciara Lacy) to capture one of the most divisive election...

Fri, Nov 03 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery D

2017 HIFF AWARDS GALA PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI
United States 2017 | 180 min.
Special Events | Gala

Please email events@hiff.org for HIFF37 Awards Gala seats and table reservations and information. The Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani is proudly...

Fri, Nov 10 - 7:00PM  Halekulani

A CIAMBRA
Italy 2017 | 118 min.
European Showcase | Coming of Age, Crime, Drama

In a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he is one of the few to slide between the region’s factions - the Italians, the African refugees and his...

Sat, Nov 04 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Mon, Nov 06 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery C

ALASKA IS A DRAG
United States 2017 | 90 min.
American Indies | Drama, LGBT, Magical Realism

Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska, trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, Leo learned to fight back, which catches the...

Fri, Nov 03 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Mon, Nov 06 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery D

BACK TO BURGUNDY
Ce qui nous lie
France 2017 | 113 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Drama, Family, Food

Jean is the prodigal son returning to his family’s winery, when his father falls terminally ill. Back with his estranged siblings, Juliette and Jérémie, they bicker and have their...

Thu, Nov 02 - 7:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 04 - 1:15PM  Dole Cannery D

BAD GENIUS
ฉลาดเกมส์โกง
Thailand 2017 | 130 min.
Southeast Asian Showcase | Coming of Age, Drama, Thriller

Lynn is a genius. A straight-A student, she wins a scholarship to a prestigious high school. But when she discovers that her family can’t afford the school’s hidden fees, she takes...

Sat, Nov 04 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Thu, Nov 09 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery E

THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN
United States 2017 | 111 min.
Gala Presentations | Drama, Self-discovery, Western

Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) is a 63 year old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he’s ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson for his entire adult life. When Johnson is...

Sat, Nov 11 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 12 - 4:30PM  Dole Cannery C

A BEAUTIFUL STAR
美しい星
Japan 2017 | 127 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Black Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction

Weatherman Juichiro (Lily Franky) seems to have it all, a great family, job, and even a little love on the side. But after a strange encounter one night, he suddenly becomes convinced that he is an...

Fri, Nov 03 - 9:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 04 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery D

BECOMING WHO I WAS
South Korea 2017 | 95 min.
Film For Thought | Coming of Age, Documentary, Spiritual

After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his aging godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past in a...

Tue, Nov 07 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Wed, Nov 08 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

BEFORE WE VANISH
散歩する侵略者
Japan 2017 | 129 min.
Fantastic Asia | Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction

Narumi’s husband isn’t the man he used to be. After going missing for several days, Shinji (Ryuhei Matsuda) can’t seem to recall anything about his life. Unbeknownst to Narumi,...

Fri, Nov 03 - 8:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Mon, Nov 06 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery H

BIRDS WITHOUT NAMES
彼女がその名を知らない鳥たち
Japan 2016 | 123 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Crime, Drama, Romance

Towako (Yu Aoi) can’t seem to take care of herself. Childlike and selfish, she lives with an older man named Junji who takes care of her every need while she stays at home all day. Though she...

Fri, Nov 03 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Wed, Nov 08 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Thu, Nov 09 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery C

BLUE
Australia 2017 | 76 min.
Green Screen | Documentary, Environmental, Social Issues

With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, BLUE sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change in the 21st...

Sat, Nov 04 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery H

Wed, Nov 08 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sat, Nov 18 - 1:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sun, Nov 19 - 1:15PM  Hilo Palace Theater

BORG/MCENROE
Denmark, Finland, Sweden 2017 | 107 min.
Gala Presentations | Biography, Drama, Sport

BORG/MCENROE tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the brash American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf), which...

Thu, Nov 09 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery A

BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)
120 battements par minute
France 2017 | 144 min.
European Showcase | Drama, History, LGBT, Social Issues

It’s the early 1990s — With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to...

Sun, Nov 05 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Mon, Nov 06 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery E

BREATH
Australia 2017 | 115 min.
Centerpiece Film | Coming of Age, Drama, Surf

Based on the acclaimed novel by Australian author Tim Winton, the feature directorial debut of actor Simon Baker is a powerful story in which the immense force of the open sea is matched by the tidal...

Wed, Nov 08 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 11 - 1:00PM  Dole Cannery A

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Brazil, France, Italy, United States 2017 | 132 min.
Gala Presentations | Coming of Age, Drama, LGBT, Romance

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver (Armie Hammer), a...

Thu, Nov 02 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

CLOSE-KNIT
彼らが本気で編むときは
Japan 2017 | 127 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Family, LGBT

When 11-year-old Tomo’s irresponsible single mother leaves her on her own for the umpteenth time she turns to her Uncle Makio to look after her. Makio’s pretty girlfriend Rinko proves an...

Thu, Nov 09 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 10 - 1:45PM  Dole Cannery H

COLUMBUS
United States 2017 | 104 min.
American Indies | Architecture, Drama, Self-discovery

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind., a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many...

Sat, Nov 11 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery A

CORRIDOR FOUR
United States 2017 | 82 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues

A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho’opi’i is responsible for saving at least 18 people from the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks. But, after the news cameras turned off,...

Wed, Nov 08 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 11 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery C

CYCLE
सायकल
India 2017 | 102 min.
Spotlight on India | Comedy, Culture, Drama

Maharashtra, 1950s -- Keshav is an affable astrologer who is never separated with his bicycle, his proud and joy and everyone in the village knows it. But his life is turned upside down when two...

Sun, Nov 05 - 12:30PM  Dole Cannery B

113 films/events
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