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Directed by: Lala Openi 2017 | 5 min.

Section: Alphabet Soup Shorts

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: LGBT, Romance


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Hawaii Film Office

Lei Magazine

Through spoken word, we follow Openi — an introverted, introspective, Chinese-diasporic queer on the cusp of a solar return — as they reflect on the nuances and intricacies of the relationship between their lover and themself. This autobiographical self-portrait explores themes of lust, idealism, non-attachment, and the notion of the meeting of soul-mates as both an intensely gratifying and autodidactic experience. This film was written, produced, performed, and executed by QTPOC, API and POC cast and crew in Honolulu, HI.

Screenings

Saturday, November 04 8:30 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Plays with:  ALPHABET SOUP SHORTS GAME
LITTLE POTATO
SUNDAY FUN DAY
PRIA
DAD'S WEDDING
Saturday, November 18 1:00 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS ARCHIVES OF EXTINCTION
KA PIKO
KEEP YOU FLOAT
JUVENTUD
PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA
LADY EVA
I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE
WILDER PALMS
Sunday, November 19 12:15 PM Waimea Theater Kauai Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS ARCHIVES OF EXTINCTION
I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE
JUVENTUD
KA PIKO
KEEP YOU FLOAT
PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA
LADY EVA
WILDER PALMS

Cast & Crew

Director Lala Openi
Screenwriter Lala Openi
Executive Producer Lala Openi
Cast Kainoa Makua, Lala Openi
Featuring Lala Openi
Cinematographer Kaleipumehana Cabral, Tee Goda, Ranyl Panarigan, Jen May Pastores, Alejandra Alexander
Director of Photography Lala Openi
Editor Lala Openi
Narrator Lala Openi
Music Composer Jabari Prevost
Sound Lala Openi
Writer Lala Openi
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