United States 2017 | 104 min.
Documentaries | Documentary, Politics, Social Issues
A follow up to the documentary 11/4/08, Jeff Deutchman’s 11/8/16 is the antithesis, utilizing 40 filmmakers (including Hawaii’s Ciara Lacy) to capture one of the most divisive election...
Fri, Nov 03 - 5:45PM Dole Cannery D
ACM UHM & SFA NIGHT
Various Directors | 103 min. | Plays with:
RECAPTURE, NEVER LATTE, YUMAO’S SHOES, THE KISS, ARTBLOCK, THE RIVER, WHAT'S YOUR STORY, BRIDGE, DANCING SHANGHAI, SUNDAY IN PARADISE
Thu, Nov 09 - 6:00PM Dole Cannery A
Denmark, Finland, Sweden 2017 | 107 min.
Gala Presentations | Biography, Drama, Sport
BORG/MCENROE tells the story of the epic rivalry between Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his greatest adversary, the brash American John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf), which...
Thu, Nov 09 - 8:30PM Dole Cannery A
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Brazil, France, Italy, United States 2017 | 132 min.
Gala Presentations | Coming of Age, Drama, LGBT, Romance
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver (Armie Hammer), a...
Thu, Nov 02 - 6:00PM Dole Cannery D
United States 2017 | 104 min.
American Indies | Architecture, Drama, Self-discovery
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind., a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many...
Sat, Nov 11 - 5:30PM Dole Cannery D
India 2017 | 102 min.
Spotlight on India | Comedy, Culture, Drama
Maharashtra, 1950s -- Keshav is an affable astrologer who is never separated with his bicycle, his proud and joy and everyone in the village knows it. But his life is turned upside down when two...
Sun, Nov 05 - 12:30PM Dole Cannery B
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
THE GREAT BUDDHA+
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
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 A
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
MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS
Various Directors | 107 min. | Plays with:
ARCHIVES OF EXTINCTION, KA PIKO, KEEP YOU FLOAT, JUVENTUD, PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA, LADY EVA, U, I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE, WILDER PALMS
Sat, Nov 18 - 1:00PM Hilo Palace Theater
Sun, Nov 19 - 12:15PM Waimea Theater Kauai
MADE IN HONG KONG
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fri, Nov 17 - 6:00PM Hilo Palace Theater
Sat, Nov 18 - 5:30PM Waimea Theater Kauai
PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS
Various Directors | 103 min. | Plays with:
POSSUM, MY MOTHER'S BLOOD, LADY EVA, FAKA'ANAUA, MEKE, THE BLACK PEN, THE EDUCATION OF GRAYSON TOKI, KA PIKO, PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA, TAMA
Fri, Nov 10 - 8:15PM Dole Cannery D
Sat, Nov 11 - 12:30PM Dole Cannery D
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
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
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
Various Directors | 78 min. | Plays with:
REWIND, LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S ROLE AGAINST RACISM, THE REPLACEMENTS, TRALCULUS, PRETTY GOOD START, STAND FIRM IN PROTECTING MOKAUEA ISLAND, ANIMATION CLASS, OCTO, SUMMER SOLITUDE, HEAVEN’S TEARS, ALOHA + CHALLENGE, ZERO WASTE, PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH CONVENIENCE, UNDER THE SEA DEBRIS
Sat, Nov 04 - 10:30AM Dole Cannery D
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
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
India, Sweden, United Kingdom 2017 | 106 min.
Spotlight on India | Biography, Drama, History, Period/Historical
India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country's transition from British rule to independence....
Sat, Nov 04 - 5:45PM Dole Cannery A
Mon, Nov 06 - 8:15PM Dole Cannery A
YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE
Taiwan ROC 2011 | 109 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Coming of Age, Romance
A group of close friends who attend a private school all have a debilitating crush on the sunny star pupil, Shen Jiayi. The only member of the group who claims not to is Ke Jingteng, but he ends up...
Thu, Nov 09 - 5:15PM Dole Cannery H