111 films/events

POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG
New Zealand 2016 | 94 min.
Pacific Showcase | Culture, Documentary, Music, Native/Indigenous Peoples

‘Poi E’, a simple song with a catchy beat released 32 years ago, has become New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie POI E tells the...

Thu, Nov 09 - 7:00PM  IBM Building Courtyard

Sun, Nov 12 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Fri, Nov 17 - 6:00PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

POINT OF NO RETURN
United States 2017 | 95 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Environmental, Science, Social Issues

POINT OF NO RETURN chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an...

Sun, Nov 05 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Thu, Nov 09 - 2:45PM  Dole Cannery H

PROOF OF LOYALTY: KAZUO YAMANE AND THE NISEI SOLDIERS OF HAWAII
United States 2017 | 55 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary, History, War

PROOF OF LOYALTY tells the story of Kazuo Yamane, a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combatted prejudice and discrimination...

Tue, Nov 07 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 1:30PM  Dole Cannery A

SAMUI SONG
Thailand 2017 | 108 min.
Southeast Asian Showcase | Crime Thriller, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Viyada, a Thai soap opera actress in her mid-30s, finds herself increasingly pressured by her husband Jerome, a rich foreigner entirely devoted to a charismatic cult leader called The Holy One...

Fri, Nov 10 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Sun, Nov 12 - 7:00PM  Dole Cannery C

SATAN'S SLAVES
Pengabdi Setan
Indonesia 2017 | 101 min.
Fantastic Asia | Horror, Supernatural

Director Joko Anwar is perhaps the preeminent horror and thriller genre director in Indonesia (THE FORBIDDEN DOOR, MODUS ANOMALI). His latest is a remake of the 1980 cult hit PENGABDI SETAN —...

Fri, Nov 10 - 9:00PM  Dole Cannery H

THE SCYTHIAN LAMB
羊の木
Japan 2017 | 126 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town of Uobuka decides to welcome 6 strangers from very diverse backgrounds into the community. Tsukisue, the young city official put in charge of...

Tue, Nov 07 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 11 - 12:30PM  Dole Cannery H

SEKIGAHARA
関ヶ原
Japan 2017 | 149 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Epic, History, Period/Historical, War

In October 1600, the battle of Sekigahara changed the fate of Japan forever, ending the Sengoku period and ushering in a new era. In this stunning epic film from director Masato Harada (EMPEROR IN...

Thu, Nov 09 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 12 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery B

THE SHERIFF IN TOWN
보안관
South Korea 2016 | 115 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Comedy, Crime

Disgraced by an ill-fated drug sting, ex-cop Dae-ho stays busy as the unofficial ‘sheriff’ of a small town near Busan. When new businessman Dong-jin arrives in town and wins the...

Fri, Nov 03 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery A

A SPECIAL LADY
미옥
South Korea 2017 | 90 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Crime & Gangster, Drama

Hyun-Jung (Kim Hye-Soo) has risen through the ranks of an elite organized criminal group, and now sits second in command. However her rise to power has come at a cost, her relationship with her son....

Sun, Nov 05 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Mon, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery C

THE SQUARE
Sweden 2017 | 142 min.
European Showcase | Black Comedy, Drama

Disaster strikes when Christian, a respected curator of a contemporary art museum, hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his latest exhibition “The Square.” The response is...

Fri, Nov 03 - 7:00PM  Dole Cannery C

STAND UP MAN
Canada 2017 | 86 min.
American Indies | Comedy, Drama

Forced to move back to his hometown of Windsor, Canada, wannabe comedian Moses Kim finds his dreams derailed when he has to take over his family’s restaurant. Life gets more complicated when...

Sat, Nov 04 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Fri, Nov 10 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery E

SURVIVAL FAMILY
サバイバルファミリー
Japan 2017 | 118 min.
Fantastic Asia | Adventure, Black Comedy, Catastrophe, Road Movie, Science Fiction

A typical middle-aged salaryman and his stay-at-home wife live a typical life in a Tokyo flat with their daughter, a fake-eyelash-sporting high-schooler, and their son, a university student. Safe in...

Fri, Nov 10 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 12 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery A

TALES OF CHIGASAKI
茅ヶ崎物語~MY LITTLE HOMETOWN~
Japan 2017 | 93 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Biography, Docu-Drama, Music, Personal Narrative

Chigasaki is no ordinary seaside town in Japan. It has produced many cultural and musical figures including Japan’s most popular singer Keisuke Kuwata (Southern All-Stars). In this unique...

Sun, Nov 05 - 12:00PM  Dole Cannery A

A TAXI DRIVER
택시 운전사
South Korea 2017 | 137 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Drama, History, Period/Historical

HIFF is proud to bring back South Korea’s biggest box-office hit of the year, as well as the country’s entry to the Oscars foreign language film category. Man-seob is a down on his luck...

Mon, Nov 06 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 18 - 7:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

THE TEA EXPLORER
Canada 2017 | 76 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Culture, Documentary, Food

Canadian explorer (and now part time Hawaii resident) Jeff Fuchs calls himself a “tea junkie,” a man addicted to the second most popular drink on earth (water is the first). Jeff is...

Mon, Nov 06 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sat, Nov 18 - 6:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

THOSE LONG HAIRED NIGHTS
Mga Gabing Kasinghaba Ng Hair Ko
Philippines 2017 | 72 min.
Southeast Asian Showcase | Crime, Drama, LGBT

Loosely based on true events, three transgender women — Hopeless romantic Tuesday, wise Amanda and recklessly ambitious Barbie —  share a chaotic night of misguided love, a...

Sat, Nov 04 - 6:45PM  Dole Cannery E

111 films/events
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