113 films/events

DARKEST HOUR
United Kingdom 2017 | 114 min.
European Showcase | Biography, Drama, History, War

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour. With the Nazi forces advancing, and the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the...

Sun, Nov 05 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Thu, Nov 09 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery C

THE DAY AFTER
그 후
South Korea 2017 | 92 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Drama, Romance, Self-discovery

Master of the art of conversation, festival favorite Hong Sang-soo returns with a satirical romp about love, relationships, and literature, set in one very small publishing house. A-reum is about to...

Tue, Nov 07 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery E

Sat, Nov 11 - 4:30PM  Dole Cannery E

DEALER/HEALER
毒。誡
Hong Kong SAR China 2017 | 101 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Action, Crime & Gangster, Drama

Set in the 1970s and '80s, Lawrence Lau’s action-packed crime saga tells the true story of a reformed drug dealer who struggles for redemption. Chen Hua (Lau Ching Wan) starts selling drugs...

Thu, Nov 09 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery D

DEAR ETRANGER
幼な子われらに生まれ
Japan 2017 | 127 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Family

40-something Makoto Tanaka (Tadanobu Asano) has 3 daughters. One from a previous marriage and two step-daughters that he has raised with his second wife. While life can be a bit complicated Makoto...

Wed, Nov 08 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Sun, Nov 12 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery H

DOCUMENTING ACTIVISM: THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN MOVEMENT
United States 2017 | 90 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary, Educational, History, Native/Indigenous Peoples

ʻUluʻulu preserves our moving image history to honor the past, and ensure its availability for future generations. This year we honor those who courageously documented the early days of the Native...

Sun, Nov 05 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery C

DOWNSIZING
United States 2017 | 135 min.
Gala Presentations | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction

From director Alexander Payne (THE DESCENDENTS) comes on of the most outrageous comedies of the year. When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to...

Sat, Nov 11 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery B

THE ENDLESS
United States 2017 | 111 min.
American Indies | Cult, Horror, Thriller

Following their acclaimed debut RESOLUTION and their follow-up, the Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, writer/directors Moorhead and Benson star as brothers who receive a mysterious message...

Sun, Nov 05 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Sun, Nov 12 - 7:15PM  Dole Cannery E

THE FINAL YEAR
United States 2017 | 89 min.
Gala Presentations | Documentary, Politics, Social Issues

Directed by HIFF Award-Winning filmmaker Greg Barker (KORAN BY HEART, WE ARE THE GIANT), THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insider’s account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team...

Sat, Nov 11 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 12 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery E

THE GANGSTER'S DAUGHTER
林北小舞
Taiwan ROC 2017 | 105 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Coming of Age, Crime, Drama

Part coming-of-age tale, part crime drama, THE GANGSTER’S DAUGHTER is a heartfelt, gritty film from new Taiwanese director Chen Mei Juin. After getting into trouble with a local bully, teenage...

Tue, Nov 07 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 11 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery D

GEMINI
United States 2017 | 93 min.
American Indies | Crime, LGBT, Mystery, Thriller

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of...

Sat, Nov 11 - 9:00PM  Dole Cannery C

GLASS GARDEN
유리정원
South Korea 2017 | 117 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The latest from HIFF 2015 Grand Prize winner Shin Su-won (MADONNA) is a tale about transformation. Doctoral candidate Jae-yeon is a brilliant researcher with a rare ability to communicate with...

Wed, Nov 08 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 11 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery H

GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY
United States 2017 | 90 min.
Closing Night Film | Drama, History, War

Set in the tumultuous year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, this true story follows a group of University of Hawaii ROTC students as they fight discrimination by forming the Varsity Victory...

Sun, Nov 12 - 7:30PM  Hawaii Theatre

Sun, Nov 12 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Thu, Nov 16 - 7:00PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sun, Nov 19 - 7:15PM  Hilo Palace Theater

THE GREAT BUDDHA+
大佛普拉斯
Taiwan ROC 2017 | 104 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Art House, Black Comedy, Drama

A security guard and his best friend become entangled in a web of dark secrets after stumbling upon videos that document the promiscuous meetings of a wealthy factory owner. What they do next is...

Mon, Nov 06 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery E

Sun, Nov 12 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery H

GUKOROKU: TRACES OF SIN
愚行録
Japan 2016 | 120 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Young investigative reporter Tanaka (Satoshi Tsumabuki) decides to immerse himself in a shocking unsolved murder case, an entire family killed in their home. At the same time, Tanaka has some trouble...

Sun, Nov 05 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery A

Wed, Nov 08 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery C

HEADHUNT REVISITED: WITH BRUSH, CANVAS, AND CAMERA
United States 2017 | 76 min.
Pacific Showcase | Adventure, Documentary, History

The documentary, HEADHUNT REVISITED, follows Caroline Mytinger’s unprecedented journey in 1926 to the 'Land of Headhunters' in the South Pacific to paint the rich cultural diversity of...

Tue, Nov 07 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

HOMETOWN HEROES: THE STATE OF 808 INDIE FILMMAKING
United States 2017 | 90 min.
Made in Hawaii | Educational

In this now annual "State of the State of Hawaii Indie Filmmaking" check-in, we speak to locally based filmmakers who are participating in this year's Festival. Along with the...

Sat, Nov 04 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery C

I AM EVIDENCE
United States 2017 | 85 min.
Documentaries | Crime, Documentary, Social Issues

I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the US today. Behind each of these lies an individual’s unresolved sexual assault case. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM...

Mon, Nov 06 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Tue, Nov 07 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery H

I CALLED HIM MORGAN
United States 2016 | 92 min.
Sound X Vision | Biography, Documentary, Music

Hailed as the most talented trumpeter of his generation, Lee Morgan was playing with Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie in his teens. Sadly, Morgan's life was cut short in 1972 when his wife Helen...

Sun, Nov 05 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

I CAN I WILL I DID
United States 2017 | 110 min.
American Indies | Coming of Age, Drama, Family Friendly

Ben (Tony Award winner, Mike Faist) grew up bullied and alone in the foster system. When the bullying escalates and results in a harrowing accident, Ben’s mind and body is all but crushed. In...

Sat, Nov 04 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 18 - 3:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 19 - 2:45PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

I CAN SPEAK
아이 캔 스피크
South Korea 2017 | 119 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Comedy, Drama, History

Known as the ‘goblin granny’ in her neighborhood, Ok-Boon is the queen of civil complaints. Having filed more than 8,000 complaints, she makes the lives of those around her miserable. But...

Sat, Nov 04 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 12 - 2:45PM  Dole Cannery A

I, TONYA
United States 2017 | 119 min.
Gala Presentations | Biography, Black Comedy, Drama, Sport

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Margot Robbie is...

Sun, Nov 05 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery H

ICHI THE KILLER
殺し屋 1
Japan 2001 | 128 min.
Fantastic Asia | Crime, Horror, Thriller

HIFF is proud to present a special screening of a remastered version of this classic Japanese gangster film from maverick director Takashi Miike. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original film...

Sat, Nov 04 - 8:45PM  Dole Cannery H

IN THE FADE
Aus dem Nichts
Germany 2017 | 105 min.
European Showcase | Crime, Drama

Katja (Diane Kruger) has always lived a bit of a rough life, even marrying her husband Nuri when he was in prison for drug offenses. Yet now she and Nuri have grown up and crafted a sweet life for...

Fri, Nov 10 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 12 - 4:45PM  Dole Cannery E

ISLAND SOLDIER
United States 2017 | 85 min.
Pacific Showcase | Biography, Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples

ISLAND SOLDIER is the untold story of Micronesian citizens fighting America’s wars at staggeringly high rates per capita. Told through the intimate personal odyssey of the Nenas, a family...

Fri, Nov 03 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 05 - 1:45PM  Dole Cannery C

JIMAMI TOFU
Japan, Singapore 2017 | 121 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Drama, Food, Romance

When ambitious Singaporean chef Ryan’s wife Yuki suddenly disappears, it leaves him reeling. In an effort to find her, he sets off to her hometown in Okinawa searching for clues. While Yuki is...

Thu, Nov 09 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 11 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 12 - 12:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 17 - 8:15PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 19 - 4:45PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

JUNK HEAD
Japan 2017 | 115 min.
Planet Anime | Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction

In the future, humans try to escape global destruction by moving underground. One of the most unique and inventive DIY animation projects ever, JUNK HEAD by Takahide Hori is a post-apocalyptic tale...

Sat, Nov 04 - 9:00PM  Dole Cannery E

Tue, Nov 07 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery E

113 films/events
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