ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO
Japan 2012 | 92 min.
Animation, Biography, Documentary
Portraying both Sugii’s work (imaginative, artisanal, lyrical) and personality, Masato Ishioka presents an in-depth study of the importance of one of the founding fathers of anime. Colleagues...
Sun, Oct 20 - 4:00PM Dole Cannery F
DANCING KARATE KID
Japan 2013 | 78 min.
Asian Cinema, Comedy, Martial Arts, Romance
Ken Sawamura is a dance prodigy traveling around the world in search of the ultimate dance form. He comes to Okinawa and becomes a pupil of an old man named Iwao Shinjyo, a Ryukyu dance master....
Sun, Oct 20 - 4:00PM Dole Cannery C
Sat, Oct 26 - 2:00PM Kauai - Waimea Theater
THE GOD OF RAMEN
Japan 2013 | 90 min.
Asian Cinema, Biography, Documentary, Food
Kazuo Yamagishi is a ramen god. His ramen may seem like the traditional Tokyo-style ramen, but there is great depth in his culinary practice. From the shop's opening 50 years ago, Yamagishi...
Tue, Oct 15 - 6:15PM Dole Cannery B
Thu, Oct 17 - 1:00PM Consolidated Koko Marina
Sat, Oct 19 - 5:00PM Dole Cannery D
Sat, Oct 26 - 11:30AM Kauai - Waimea Theater
Mon, Oct 28 - 5:00PM Hilo Palace Theater
THE GREAT PASSAGE
Japan 2013 | 134 min.
Asia, Drama, Foreign, Romance
Mitsuya Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) is, by all accounts, a word person. Physically clumsy and socially awkward, he only truly feels at home within the rules and confines of lexicography, or when relaxing...
Mon, Oct 14 - 7:30PM Hawaii Theatre Center
HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPERHERO
Japan 2013 | 90 min.
Action, Action/Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural
A new hero has arisen in Japan: One with fishnet stockings, a mankini, and a pair of women's panties over his face. When conventional justice fails, make way for the Hentai Kamen. He dodges...
Sat, Oct 19 - 9:30PM Dole Cannery B
Sun, Oct 20 - 4:30PM Dole Cannery E
Sun, Oct 20 - 8:00PM Dole Cannery A
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
Japan 2013 | 120 min.
Asian Cinema, Drama, Self-discovery
Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life and living as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected...
Sun, Oct 13 - 5:45PM Dole Cannery B
Tue, Oct 15 - 3:45PM Dole Cannery B
Sun, Oct 20 - 8:00PM Dole Cannery B
LITTLE KYOTA NEON HOOD
Japan 2012 | 20 min.
Comedy, Drama, Family Friendly
The film is a light-hearted drama about a Japanese boy, Kyota who is never seen without his bright protective hood and a worn out English vocabulary notebook. One day his English teacher, named Tim...
Fri, Oct 11 - 6:15PM Dole Cannery F
Japan 2013 | 129 min.
Asian Cinema, Drama, Family Friendly
When Ryohei's wife, Otomi, suddenly passes away, Ryohei is deeply depressed, without the strength to live. Two weeks after her death, a woman visits Ryohei and gives him a recipe book which was...
Sat, Oct 12 - 6:45PM Dole Cannery B
Mon, Oct 14 - 3:00PM Dole Cannery B
Fri, Oct 18 - 3:30PM Consolidated Koko Marina
Sun, Oct 20 - 5:00PM Dole Cannery A
NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD
Japan 1985 | 110 min.
Action/Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Giovanni is a boy from a poor family, hoping to feed his sick mother by taking part time job after school. At the Night of Stars Festival, Giovanni sees a gigantic train approaching toward...
Sat, Oct 19 - 1:00PM Dole Cannery A
Japan 2013 | 99 min.
Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Cult, Foreign, Martial Arts
Every year, Noboru Iguchi takes the Japanese gore genre to even stranger heights! His beautiful protagonists have endured some bizarre circumstances, which include, but are not limited to, homicidal...
Fri, Oct 18 - 9:30PM Dole Cannery C
Sat, Oct 19 - 9:00PM Consolidated Koko Marina
Japan 2013 | 107 min.
Asian Cinema, Coming of Age, Drama
10-year-old peasant girl Oshin Tanimura lives a meager existence. Her parents are so poor, they can’t afford to feed their kids. Eventually, Oshin is forced to become a live-in maid for a...
Sat, Oct 12 - 6:30PM Consolidated Koko Marina
Sat, Oct 19 - 3:45PM Dole Cannery B
Sun, Oct 20 - 11:45AM Dole Cannery B
Fri, Oct 25 - 11:30AM Kauai - Kukui Grove Cinema
Sat, Oct 26 - 4:30PM Kauai - Waimea Theater
Tue, Oct 29 - 5:00PM Hilo Palace Theater
SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE
Japan 2012 | 120 min.
Asian Cinema, Coming of Age, Drama, Family Friendly
Furoku, Japan, 1981. Watarai Satoru, 12, is the only one of 107 children who completed elementary school that year not to go on junior high school. All 107 live in the new council housing estate...
Sat, Oct 12 - 9:15PM Dole Cannery D
Sun, Oct 13 - 11:30AM Dole Cannery C
Thu, Oct 17 - 3:45PM Dole Cannery C
THE WIND RISES
Japan 2013 | 126 min.
Animation, Asian Cinema, Family Friendly, History
In THE WIND RISES, Jiro—inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni—dreams of flying. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most...
Thu, Oct 10 - 6:00PM Dole Cannery A