Japan 2016 | 96 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Asian Cinema, Comedy, Food, Romantic Comedy
Maki has it all, except a boyfriend, and well...cooking skills. She also absolutely hates vegetables. One day she meets Nagisa, and is immediately smitten. There’s a problem: Nagisa is gay and a...
Wed, Nov 09 - 5:45PM Dole Cannery B
Sun, Nov 13 - 6:00PM Dole Cannery E
Sun, Nov 13 - 8:15PM Dole Cannery E
Fri, Nov 18 - 8:00PM Hilo Palace Theater
THE BLUE HEARTS
Japan 2016 | 161 min.
Sound X Vision | Asian Cinema, Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Music, Science Fiction
The Pixies, The Cure, Sonic Youth, Nirvana – epic ‘80s & ‘90s rock bands that informed a generation and changed rock forever. But to this list we must add The Blue Hearts, the seminal...
Tue, Nov 08 - 3:00PM Dole Cannery B
Japan 2015 | 93 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Family Friendly, Magical Realism, Supernatural
Asuka works in the oldest movie theatre in Japan. But, after 122 years, difficult times are forcing the cinema to close its doors. During the final week, staff and patrons muse over its impact on the...
Sun, Nov 06 - 12:00PM Dole Cannery B
Mon, Nov 07 - 5:30PM Dole Cannery E
Sat, Nov 12 - 3:00PM Regal Kapolei
Sat, Nov 19 - 3:30PM Hilo Palace Theater
Sun, Nov 20 - 3:00PM Kauai Waimea Theater
Japan 2016 | 105 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Self-discovery, Women
Straight-laced attorney Tetsuko (Yo YOSHIDA) is unsatisfied with both her work and personal life. One day, her cousin Natsuko (Yoshino KIMURA) visits Tetsuko to demand financial compensation for...
Fri, Nov 04 - 5:30PM Dole Cannery D
FIRES ON THE PLAIN
Japan 2014 | 108 min.
Asian Cinerama: Asian Film Awards Academy Roadshow | Asian Cinema, Drama, Period/Historical, Thriller, War
Shinya Tsukamoto’s definitive statement on the horrors of war follows Tamura, who has been stranded in the jungles of the Philippines with many others during the waning days of World War II. As...
Sun, Nov 06 - 12:45PM Dole Cannery H
GUNKANJIMA: TRAVELER IN TIME
Japan 2015 | 7 min.
Global Positioning Shorts | Documentary, Experimental, History
A girl walks on the abandoned island with her camera. All the histories and old memories of the island appear on the collapsed building. Shot in 4K, the film is a tribute to Gunkanjima - a UNESCO...
Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM Dole Cannery E
Japan 1950 | 88 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Asian Cinema, Drama, Period/Historical, Shogun/Samurai
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, RASHOMON is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and...
Sun, Nov 06 - 2:00PM Dole Cannery A
SUMO ROAD - THE MUSICAL
Japan 2015 | 25 min.
Careful What You Pack Shorts | Comedy, Coming of Age, Musical
Kure, an overweight exchange student from Taiwan, has a hard time fitting in at the Japanese university. Bullied by others because of his weight, he decides to join the sumo team, where he is...
Sun, Nov 06 - 7:45PM Dole Cannery E