113 films/events

KEEP TALKING
United States 2017 | 79 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues

KEEP TALKING follows four Alaska Native’s fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language spoken by less than 40 remaining Native Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak...

Mon, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 10 - 4:45PM  Dole Cannery H

KING OF PEKING
Australia, China, United States 2017 | 88 min.
Spotlight on China | Comedy, Drama, Social Issues

Big Wong and his son Little Wong are part of a fading tradition: traveling film projectionists screening movies for villagers who otherwise don’t have access to films. But when Big Wong faces...

Sat, Nov 04 - 6:30PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 10 - 1:00PM  Dole Cannery C

KULEANA
United States 2017 | 95 min.
Made in Hawaii | Culture, Drama, Native/Indigenous Peoples

On Maui, childhood friends Nohea and Kim share a common nemesis: Kim's father, Victor Coyle, a real-estate developer who blatantly exploits the land and the people he has managed to usurp and...

Fri, Nov 03 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 05 - 2:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Thu, Nov 16 - 7:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 19 - 7:15PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

LADY BIRD
United States 2017 | 93 min.
Gala Presentations | Coming of Age, Drama, Family

Marion McPherson, a California nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her --...

Sat, Nov 04 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 05 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery H

LU OVER THE WALL
夜明け告げるルーのうた
Japan 2017 | 112 min.
Planet Anime | Adventure, Animation, Anime, Family Friendly, Fantasy

New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days isolated in his room making music. When his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, their practice sessions soon bring an...

Sat, Nov 04 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Sun, Nov 12 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery A

MADE IN HONG KONG
香港製造
Hong Kong SAR China 1997 | 108 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After his father abandons the family, Autumn Moon drops out of high school and becomes a money collector for organized criminals, the Triads. On his rounds, he meets and falls in love a daughter of...

Sat, Nov 11 - 1:30PM  Dole Cannery E

MAINELAND
China, United States 2017 | 89 min.
Documentaries | Coming of Age, Documentary, Social Issues

Over 370,000 students from mainland China are enrolled in American high schools and universities - six times more than a decade ago - with $11.4 billion contributed to the American economy. Filmed...

Sat, Nov 04 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Sun, Nov 05 - 1:00PM  Dole Cannery E

MAN OF WILL
대장 김창수
South Korea 2017 | 109 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Drama, History, Period/Historical

1895, end of the Joseon dynasty. Japanese assassins infiltrate the palace and brutally murder the Empress. Discovering the plot, a young man named Kim Chang-soo beats an assassin to death. Bowing to...

Sun, Nov 05 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery A

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS
Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak
Indonesia 2017 | 93 min.
Southeast Asian Showcase | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Women

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men in the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a...

Sun, Nov 05 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 10 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery C

MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
メアリと魔女の花
Japan 2017 | 103 min.
Opening Night Film | Animation, Anime, Family Friendly, Fantasy

From Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY) and Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (THE TALE OF THE...

Thu, Nov 02 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 11 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery B

MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH
United Kingdom 2017 | 105 min.
Sound X Vision | Comedy, Music, Romance

Brought together by their shared love of music, ten years on Liam and Natalie are at breaking-point. Making the difficult decision to separate, they must split their prized music library. But the...

Sun, Nov 05 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Nov 09 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery C

MON MON MON MONSTERS
報告老師! 怪怪怪怪物!
Taiwan ROC 2017 | 110 min.
Fantastic Asia | Coming of Age, Horror, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Shu-Wei is constantly harassed at school. One day he gets into trouble, and is assigned community service with the 3 class bullies. His worst nightmare. But things are about to get weird. Forced by...

Thu, Nov 09 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery H

Sat, Nov 11 - 9:00PM  Dole Cannery E

MRS. FANG
France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China 2017 | 86 min.
Spotlight on China | Documentary, Senior/Aging, Social Issues

In a quiet village in southern China, Fang Xiuying is sixty-seven years old. Having suffered from Alzheimer's for several years, with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, she was sent...

Sat, Nov 11 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Sun, Nov 12 - 12:15PM  Dole Cannery E

MUTAFUKAZ
France, Japan 2017 | 90 min.
Planet Anime | Action/Adventure, Animation, Anime, Crime, Science Fiction

Based on the iconic French comic book and the cult Sundance animated short, MUTAFUKAZ is a hybrid culture animated mishmash, from the team behind TEKKONKINKREET and MIND GAME, that will blow your...

Thu, Nov 09 - 8:45PM  Dole Cannery E

Sat, Nov 11 - 6:45PM  Dole Cannery E

NAPPING PRINCESS
ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語
Japan 2017 | 111 min.
Planet Anime | Adventure, Animation, Anime, Family Friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of...

Fri, Nov 03 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 05 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 18 - 3:15PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sun, Nov 19 - 3:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

NATIVE LENSES | 'OIWI OPTICS
United States 2017 | 120 min.
Pacific Showcase | Educational, Native/Indigenous Peoples

8-NOV 6:30 PM | ARTS AT MARKS | FREE A Community Panel on Indigenous Film-making featuring Chris Eyre, Chris Kahunahana, & Donne Dawson, moderated by Leanne Ferrer Help us welcome Native...

Wed, Nov 08 - 6:30PM  Arts at Marks

NEWTON
India 2017 | 105 min.
Spotlight on India | Black Comedy, Culture, Politics

A government clerk named Newton tries to run a free and fair election in a conflict area in central India. He must keep the peace, thwart devious military personnel and keep oddball bureaucrats in...

Sun, Nov 05 - 2:45PM  Dole Cannery H

Tue, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery C

NOTEBOOK FROM MY MOTHER
엄마의 공책: 기억의 레시피
South Korea 2017 | 103 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Drama, Family, Food

Elan is getting older, but isn’t ready to retire just yet. She runs a neighborhood ‘banchan’ (korean side-dishes) shop, where she makes everything from scratch with her own secret...

Fri, Nov 10 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Sat, Nov 11 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery A

OH LUCY!
Japan, United States 2017 | 95 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Black Comedy, Comedy, Drama, Road Movie

Setsuko is a middle-aged, lonely, chain-smoking office lady with not much in the way of a social life. But when her niece convinces her to take an English class, she discovers a new identity as her...

Wed, Nov 08 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery A

ONE THOUSAND ROPES
New Zealand 2016 | 98 min.
Pacific Showcase | Drama, Family, Native/Indigenous Peoples

The latest from New Zealand based Samoan director Tusi Tamasese comes a story about Maea -- Once a prize fighter with an abusive past, now striving to live a simple life as a male midwife, practicing...

Sun, Nov 05 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Tue, Nov 07 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery D

ORDINARY PERSON
보통사람
South Korea 2017 | 122 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Action, Crime, Drama

1980’s South Korea. The political pendulum has swung to the right and protests and government suppression are becoming increasing regular. Against this backdrop detective Seong-jin finds...

Wed, Nov 08 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 12 - 2:00PM  Dole Cannery C

OTTOMATICAKE
United States 2017 | 61 min.
Made in Hawaii | Biography, Documentary, Food

Hop on the roller coaster that is the life of cheesecake baking wizard and local punk rock denizen Otto — from the heyday of Honolulu’s underground rock scene, this sweet-souled punk...

Tue, Nov 07 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery D

OUR TIME WILL COME
明月幾時有
China, Hong Kong SAR China 2017 | 130 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama, Period/Historical, War

From celebrated Hong Kong director Ann Hui (A SIMPLE LIFE) comes a lushly-crafted snapshot of WWII Japan occupied Hong Kong with a young woman named Fang Lan (Zhou Xun) who starts as a school teacher...

Sat, Nov 04 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Tue, Nov 07 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery A

OUT OF STATE
United States 2017 | 79 min.
Pacific Showcase | Culture, Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues

Two native Hawaiians, imprisoned in the Arizona desert, discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. Upon finishing their terms, the two return to Hawaii, eager...

Sat, Nov 04 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Mon, Nov 06 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 12 - 11:45AM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 12 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 17 - 6:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sat, Nov 18 - 5:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sat, Nov 18 - 8:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

PARADOX
殺破狼‧貪狼
Hong Kong SAR China 2017 | 100 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Action, Crime Thriller, Martial Arts

From director Wilson Yip (IP MAN, SPL2) and legendary action choreographer Sammo Hung, comes PARADOX. When his daughter Chi goes missing in Thailand, Hong Kong cop Lee (Louis Koo) isn’t leaving...

Sat, Nov 11 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 12 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery H

113 films/events
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