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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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