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54 films/events

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1000 HANDS OF THE GURU: SAVING BHUTAN'S SACRED ARTS
Bhutan, Hong Kong SAR China, Netherlands 2016 | 65 min.
Documentaries | Art, Documentary, Spiritual

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small Vajrayana Buddhist country in the foothills of the Himalayas. A large part of their heritage is the use of thangkas – intricately painted scrolls that aid in...

Tue, Nov 08 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Thu, Nov 10 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

95 AND 6 TO GO
United States 2016 | 86 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Family, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Personal Narrative

Award-winning filmmaker Kimi Takesue turns the camera on her resilient grandfather who has lived in Honolulu for nearly a century. As she captures the cadence of Grandpa Tom’s daily life, he shares...

Sat, Nov 05 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

AFTER SPRING, THE TAMAKI FAMILY...
UMI NO KANATA
Japan, Taiwan 2016 | 96 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Documentary, Family, History, Personal Narrative

On a warm spring day in 2015, the Tamaki family – the largest immigrant family on Okinawa’s Yaeyama Island – takes a journey back to the home they’d left before World War II: Taiwan. Little...

Mon, Nov 07 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Fri, Nov 11 - 11:15AM  Dole Cannery D

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S HEADS
United States 2016 | 11 min.
Real Life: Documentary Shorts | Art, Documentary, History

One man is on a quest to save the Presidents of the United States.

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

ALOHA FOR INDO
United States 2016 | 12 min.
Shorts Before Features | Adventure, Documentary, Environment, Social Issues

In Aloha for Indo, three surfers from Kaua`i set out to bring clean water to the people of Indonesia while on a surf trip. After arriving in Indo they learn it's much more difficult to make a...

Sat, Nov 12 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 17 - 7:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

ALOHA FROM LAVALAND
United States 2016 | 52 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Environment

On June 27 2014, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began flowing directly toward the center of Pahoa, a small town on the Big Island. Hard to predict and impossible to stop, the flow threatened to cut off...

Sun, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

BE ABOUT IT
United States 2016 | 37 min.
Real Life: Documentary Shorts | Asian American, Biography, Documentary

BE ABOUT IT follows two fathers, two families and their battle against the deadly hepatitis B virus. Alan is a TV news reporter who regularly monitors his health. AJ is a triathlete at peak fitness....

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES
New Zealand 2015 | 89 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Pacific Cinema, Social Issues, Supernatural

BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES is a documentary film that lifts the veil of secrecy on what became known as "The Wainuiomata exorcism" – a true story of how both love and fear could...

Fri, Nov 11 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery E

Sun, Nov 13 - 11:15AM  Dole Cannery E

BUNKER 77
Switzerland 2016 | 86 min.
Surf Cinema | Biography, Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Surf

This is the wild true story of an American rebel seeking freedom, love, and authenticity in a chaotic world. Bunker Spreckels – Clark Gable's stepson and heir to a sugar fortune – became a...

Wed, Nov 09 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery H

Fri, Nov 11 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery H

THE CALLING FROM THE HEAVEN
Japan, United States 2016 | 79 min.
Made In Hawaii | Art, Biography, Documentary, Social Issues

This touching documentary chronicles the life of Rikiya Asai, a painter with cerebral palsy who inspires the world with his innovative and humanistic art. Miwako, his mother and caretaker, is his...

Fri, Nov 04 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 05 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery A

THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS
India 2016 | 96 min.
Spotlight on India | Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Social Issues

Cinema lorries have brought the wonder of the movies to remote villages in India for years. Seven decades on, as cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, patrons are lured by slick...

Sat, Nov 05 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Wed, Nov 09 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery E

DESIGN DISRUPTORS
United States 2016 | 75 min.
Documentaries | Art, Asian Cinema, Culture, Documentary

The future of business is being written by companies and products that – intentionally or not – shake up billion-dollar industries. From a never-before-seen perspective, DESIGN DISRUPTORS...

Thu, Nov 10 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

DIAGNOSED PINK
United States 2016 | 5 min.
Student Showcase | Biography, Documentary, Personal Narrative, Social Issues, Women

Lindsay, a young mother sharing her journey battling stage IV Breast Cancer.

Sat, Nov 12 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery A

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
United States 2016 | 87 min.
Documentaries | Adventure, Coming of Age, Documentary, Family Friendly, Youth/Teen

Executive produced and narrated by STAR WARS’s Daisy Ridley, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is the story of 13 year old Aisholpan. She trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh...

Sat, Nov 12 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery E

FINDING KUKAN
United States 2016 | 75 min.
Made In Hawaii | Asian American, Biography, Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, History

FINDING KUKAN investigates the story of Chinese Hawaii-born Li Ling-Ai and the “lost” Oscar-winning film KUKAN, a 1941 color documentary about World War II China. Filmmaker Robin Lung goes on a...

Sat, Nov 05 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 11 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery B

FIRE AT SEA
FUOCCOAMARE
Italy 2015 | 106 min.
European Showcase | Documentary, Social Issues, War

Twelve-year-old Samuele lives on an island. He loves his slingshot, hunting and land games, even when everyone around him speaks of the sea and the people who try to cross it. His island is...

Sun, Nov 06 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 13 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery D

FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A
United States 1989 | 56 min.
Documentaries | Asian American, Documentary, History

Newly remastered, this classic film by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong takes you inside the glamorous world of Chinatown nightclubs in San Francisco and the golden age of Asian...

Sun, Nov 13 - 1:00PM  Doris Duke Theater

FOREVER, CHINATOWN
United States 2016 | 32 min.
Real Life: Documentary Shorts | Art, Asian American, Documentary, History

Artist Frank Wong’s exquisitely detailed dioramas of the Chinatown of his childhood serve as portals to the past in a rapidly changing San Francisco.

Sat, Nov 12 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

THE FREEDOM TO MARRY
United States 2016 | 86 min.
Documentaries | Documentary, Family, LGBT, Social Issues

At once epic and intimate, THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is the untold story of the same-sex marriage movement seen through Evan Wolfson, as he went on to lead one of the most successful civil rights...

Wed, Nov 09 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 11 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery D

GAZA SURF CLUB
Germany 2016 | 87 min.
Surf Cinema | Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Social Issues, Surf

In a country locked between Egypt and Israel, Gaza's youth is growing up with very little perspective - occupied and jobless. But against this background there is a small movement. Weary of the...

Tue, Nov 08 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 12 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 19 - 5:45PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 20 - 5:15PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

GIVEN
United States 2016 | 75 min.
Surf Cinema | Adventure, Documentary, Family, Pacific Cinema, Surf

Told through the visceral experience of a six-year-old, GIVEN follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their home of Kauai to their quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down...

Sat, Nov 12 - 4:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 17 - 7:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

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

HAND JOB
United States 2015 | 9 min.
Careful What You Pack Shorts | Biography, Comedy, Documentary

Hand Job offers an in-depth, comedic look into the grueling, high-stress, and often under-appreciated profession of professional male hand modeling. We follow renown hand model, Erik Thomas Layne, as...

Sun, Nov 06 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery E

HEARING IS BELIEVING
United States 2016 | 99 min.
Sound X Vision | Biography, Documentary, Music

Born months premature, Rachel Flowers lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). At age two, she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song...

Tue, Nov 08 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Fri, Nov 11 - 1:30PM  Dole Cannery D

HIFF DOCUMENTARY LAB: ANATOMY OF OSCAR WINNING DOCUMENTARIES
United States 2016 | 240 min.
Creative Lab | Documentary, Educational, Free

In an intensive workshop led by Oscar-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (MAYA LIN, ANITA), participants will discover and analyze the qualities that make some documentaries stand above the rest. Viewing...

Sun, Nov 06 - 11:00AM  Dole Cannery E

I AM THE BLUES
Canada 2016 | 106 min.
Sound X Vision | Documentary, History, Music

I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill...

Wed, Nov 09 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Fri, Nov 11 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery E

IM/PERFECTION
United States 2016 | 12 min.
Shorts Before Features | Asian American, Documentary

Immigrating from Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961, Hitoshi Hida struggled to learn English as he excelled in math and painting during high school. Abandoning his desire to be an artist, Hida pursued...

Sun, Nov 06 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 12 - 2:15PM  Dole Cannery E

INDIVISIBLE
Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, United States 2016 | 78 min.
Film For Thought:Hawaii Council for the Humanities | Documentary, Social Issues, Youth/Teen

While immigration reform has become a hot topic, one group has emerged at the forefront of the debate: undocumented young adults and teens raised in the US. Known as the ‘Dreamers’, these young...

Wed, Nov 09 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 10 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery D

ISLAND EARTH
United States 2016 | 63 min.
Made In Hawaii | Documentary, Environment, Food, Human Rights, Pacific Cinema

Hawaii is a microcosm for both the world’s food problems and solutions. More GMO seeds are grown on Hawaii, per acre, than anywhere in the United States. It also has the highest food prices in the...

Sun, Nov 06 - 2:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Tue, Nov 08 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery A

IT AIN'T PRETTY
United States 2016 | 70 min.
Surf Cinema | Action, Adventure, Documentary, Surf, Women

Surfing in the Bay Area is not the sunny, bikini-babe lifestyle of popular culture. It is cold, foggy, and a natural habitat for great white sharks. Featuring Ocean Beach surfer Bianca Valenti’s...

Fri, Nov 04 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 05 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery C

KIVALINA
United States 2016 | 70 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Environment, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Pacific Cinema

KIVALINA tells the story of an Inupiaq Eskimo tribe whose island is disappearing into the Alaskan Arctic. The film begins its telling a century after the tribe’s once-nomadic ancestors were...

Thu, Nov 03 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

Sat, Nov 05 - 1:15PM  Dole Cannery D

KŪ KANAKA (STAND TALL)
United States 2016 | 30 min.
Film For Thought:Hawaii Council for the Humanities | Biography, Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples

When 15 year old Kanalu Young takes a dive into shallow water he becomes quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. Angry and defiant through months of rehabilitation, he begins to change when he...

Mon, Nov 07 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 11 - 1:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 20 - 12:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
United States 2016 | 10 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary, Environment, Nature

An exploration into the quiet lives of Philodoria micromoths, whose caterpillars are so small that they live inside the leaves of their Hawaiian host plants. This type of caterpillar is called a leaf...

Fri, Nov 11 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 12 - 12:30PM  Regal Kapolei

Sun, Nov 13 - 10:45AM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Nov 19 - 12:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

Sun, Nov 20 - 12:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

LISTEN TO ME MARLON
United States 2014 | 102 min.
Documentaries | Biography, Documentary, Free, Personal Narrative

As a red-hot comet, Marlon Brando exploded onto silverscreens in the 1950s and forever changed film acting and the perception of masculinity in popular culture. He then withdrew from the public eye...

Thu, Nov 10 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

MELE MURALS
United States 2016 | 66 min.
Pacific Showcase | Art, Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, Pacific Cinema, Social Issues

A production of ʻŌiwi TV and from the director of JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS, MELE MURALS chronicles the transformative, community-building power of graffiti and ancestral wisdom as...

Sun, Nov 06 - 7:00PM  IBM Building

Tue, Nov 08 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 12 - 5:30PM  Regal Kapolei

Sun, Nov 13 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 17 - 7:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Fri, Nov 18 - 6:00PM  Kauai Waimea Theater

MIFUNE-THE LAST SAMURAI
Japan 2016 | 80 min.
Documentaries | Biography, Documentary, Halekulani Golden Orchid Nominee, History

Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) is considered the greatest Japanese screen actor. His collaborations with Akira Kurosawa are the stuff of legend. Just as John Ford and John Wayne elevated the American...

Sun, Nov 06 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 13 - 11:30AM  Dole Cannery D

54 films/events