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HIFF CAMPAIGN

WELCOME LETTERS

Aloha and welcome to the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. We have an exciting lineup this year: 209 films from 42 countries, representing a broad cross-section of cinema from around the world, especially with expanded Spotlight on Japan and Eurocinema Hawaii. We are also excited to be presenting centennial celebrations of cinema shot and based in Hawaii and India. With the 100th anniversary of film in Hawaii, we are presenting a free screening of BLUE HAWAII at Sunset on the Beach. But, the film festival is also a forum for discourse, especially pertaining to film criticism and the study of the moving image. Thanks in great part to the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); we have programmed a 10film retrospective called THE PACIFIC ‘OTHER,’ examining the history of the Pacific Islander in western cinema. This entire film series is free to the public and hosted entirely at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre.  Filmmaker in Focus is an annual section that highlights master filmmakers from around the world and the Festival works with various partners to bring them to Hawaii to present their films and also interact with HIFF audiences. This year, we are fortunate to expand this section and host four filmmakers: Dang Nhat Minh from Vietnam; Garin Nugroho from Indonesia; Lu Chuan from China; and Andrew Adamson, who splits his time between New Zealand and the U.S. We want to specially thank the Vilcek Foundation for their continued support in our New American

time, includes a slot for highlighting a successful film professional, which Andrew Adamson occupies this year as our inaugural NAF keynote. As the producer-director of SHREK 1 and 2, and the CHRONICLES OF NARNIA series (we are also showing his latest, MR. PIP), his insight, as well as the other Filmmakers in Focus provide an augmented experience for our HIFF audiences, beyond just straightforward film screenings, but to spark discourse on the creative process and personal insights in working in regional and

Chuck Boller

global film industries.

Executive Director

We are also very proud of the second year of Creative Lab at HIFF, a symposium of panels, master classes and workshops pertaining to creative content, with film as its nucleus. The Festival’s initiative to expand our educational and professional development programs is encapsulated in Creative Lab at HIFF. And like the last year, all Creative Lab programs are free to the public. None of this would be possible without the tremendous support we receive from the Hawaii community and entertainment industry. We

Owen Ogawa President & Chairman Board of Directors

want to give special thanks to the Halekulani Corporation for their perennial support as our Presenting Sponsor. Their world class hotel properties and service are second to none and their sponsorship, along with the support we receive from our other Corporate and Foundation sponsors, Ohana members, HIFF Directors, and volunteers, allows us to evolve the Festival as an organization consisting not only of film exhibition, but also education and to become more rooted in Hawaii’s creative and cultural community. Our wonderful HIFF staff has put together another stellar lineup of film, seminars, and events and we look forward to celebrating International cinema once again with you in Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa and see you at the movies!

Filmmakers (NAF) spotlight, which for the first

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

HIFF CAMPAIGN

WELCOME 3 FILM SCHEDULE 6 HOW TO HIFF 8 SPONSOR LISTING 10 AWARDS AND JURY 13 STAFF INDEX 15 FILMMAKER IN FOCUS 17, 19 OPENING NIGHT FILMS 21 CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION 23 CLOSING NIGHT FILM 25 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD: NARRATIVE FEATURE NOMINEES

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HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NOMINEES

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CREATIVE LAB 31 CREATIVE LAB: SOUND X VISION 36 ASIAN CINEMA: 39 SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHOWCASE 39 SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA 43 SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA 47 SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN 51 SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA 60 SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES 65 SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN 68 EUROCINEMA HAWAII 72 NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA: 82 AMERICAN INDIES 82 NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS 85 PACIFIC CINEMA: 89 MADE IN HAWAII 89 PACIFIC SHOWCASE 92

THE PACIFIC ‘OTHER’: A RETROSPECTIVE

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DOCUMENTARIES 103 FILM FOR THOUGHT 109 HIFF EXTREME 111 PLANET ANIME 115 SHORTS PROGRAMS: 118 CAREFUL WHAT YOU PACK 118 LOVE IN SMALL CORNERS 119 MIND THE GAP 120 NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE 121 ACM & SHANGHAI UNVERSITY NIGHT 123 HIFF EDUCATION PROGRAMS 124 SPECIAL EVENT: SUNSET ON THE BEACH

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SPECIAL EVENT: KUNG FU THEATRE 126 INDEX 134 COUNTRY INDEX 135 PRINT SOURCE 136

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FILM SCHEDULE

FILM SCHEDULE

DOL: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX Theaters, 735 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817

KKM: Consolidated Koko Marina 8 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy AB-100 Honolulu, HI 96825

DDT: Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre 900 S. Beretania St Honolulu, HI 96814

HTC: Hawaii Theatre Center 1130 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813

THURSDAY, OCT. 10

6:30PM-8:30PM AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA DOL 43 6:30PM-8:38PM UNBEATABLE DOL 46 6:45PM-9:02PM MOURNING RECIPE DOL 56 7:00PM-8:50PM BLUE HAWAII SOTB 126 7:15PM-8:45PM SAKE-BOMB DOL 87 7:15PM-8:51PM APOLITICAL ROMANCE DOL 68 7:30PM-9:29PM THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN DOL 73 9:00PM-11:22PM RUROUNI KENSHIN DOL 58 9:00PM-11:03PM PEE MAK KKM 40 9:15PM-11:23PM SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE DOL 58 9:30PM-11:40PM MYSTERY ROAD DOL 93 9:30PM-11:02PM THIS IS MARTIN BONNER DOL 87 9:45PM-11:15PM PIG DEATH MACHINE DOL 113 10:00PM-11:28PM KINK DOL 112

MONDAY, OCT. 14

9:30PM-11:18PM COUNTDOWN DOL

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 6:00PM-8:14PM THE WIND RISES DOL 22 8:30PM-10:38PM FINAL RECIPE DOL 21

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 1:00PM-2:23PM GO GRANDRIDERS! KKM 69 3:30PM-5:40PM MYSTERY ROAD KKM 93 5:15PM-6:50PM KEN AND MARY DOL 54 5:30PM-7:01PM A RIVER CHANGES COURSE DOL 107 6:00PM-8:00PM BROADBAND ACCELERATOR TMH 33 6:00PM-8:04PM CRYING 100 TIMES DOL 51 6:00PM-10:30PM Kung Fu Theatre WAR 126 6:15PM-8:13PM SOMETHING GOOD DOL 79 6:15PM-8:08PM Mind The Gap DOL 120 6:30PM-8:14PM THE ROCKET KKM 41 6:45PM-8:15PM AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY DOL 109 7:30PM-9:14PM MT. ZION DOL 92 7:30PM-8:58PM WHEN I WALK DOL 108 8:45PM-10:45PM VERY ORDINARY COUPLE DOL 63 9:00PM-10:52PM ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW DOL 86 9:00PM-11:03PM HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE DOL 116 9:00PM-11:19PM SO YOUNG KKM 45 9:30PM-11:44PM WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? DOL 114 9:45PM-11:30PM STRANGER BY THE LAKE DOL 80 10:00PM-11:40PM JELLYFISH DOL 53

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 10:00AM-11:30AM SOUND X VISION: ROYALTIES TMH 36 11:00AM-12:30PM DEBOSYON DOL 65 11:00AM-12:28PM FUREVER KKM 105 12:00PM-2:48PM A STORY OF YONOSUKE DOL 59 12:00PM-2:16PM BOMBAY TALKIES DOL 47 12:00PM-2:00PM BOOMERANG FAMILY DOL 60 12:30PM-2:17PM ILO ILO DOL 39 1:00PM-2:30PM SOUND X VISION: MARKETING & PROMO 1 TMH 36 1:00PM-4:17PM THERE GOES THE BRIDE DOL 49 1:30PM-3:05PM KEN AND MARY KKM 54 1:30PM-3:19PM A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM DOL 80 2:30PM-4:51PM MR. PIP DOL 85 2:45PM-4:25PM 16 ACRES DOL 103 3:00PM-4:30PM SOUND X VISION: MARKETING & PROMO 2 TMH 36 3:00PM-4:58PM THE WAY WE DANCE DOL 46 3:30PM-6:03PM ZONE PRO SITE DOL 69 4:00PM-5:58PM GLORIA DOL 73 4:00PM-5:28PM THE ROAD TO FAME KKM 107 4:45PM-6:30PM Nothing’s Impossible DOL 121 5:00PM-6:45PM LION ARK DOL 105 5:00PM-6:00PM SOUND X VISION: MUSIC IN FILM TMH 36 5:30PM-6:58PM PIT STOP DOL 83 6:30PM-8:25PM OSHIN KKM 57

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SUNDAY, OCT. 13

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 11:00AM-12:30PM AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY DOL 109 11:00AM-12:45PM LION ARK KKM 105 11:30AM-1:52PM KON-SHIN DOL 55 11:30AM-1:38PM SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE DOL 58 12:00PM-2:22PM RUROUNI KENSHIN DOL 58 12:00PM-2:21PM MR. GO DOL 62 12:30PM-2:20PM Made In Hawaii Shorts DOL 91 1:30PM-3:48PM A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING KKM 59 1:45PM-3:13PM FUREVER DOL 105 2:15PM-4:13PM GLORIA DOL 73 2:30PM-4:03PM FRUITVALE STATION & PANEL DOL 34 3:00PM-5:00PM VERY ORDINARY COUPLE DOL 63 3:00PM-4:56PM ONE NIGHT SURPRISE DOL 44 3:00PM-4:43PM THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL DOL 84 3:45PM-5:29PM MT. ZION DOL 92 4:30PM-6:38PM UNBEATABLE KKM 46 4:45PM-6:23PM THE MISSING PICTURE DOL 39 5:30PM-7:18PM INSTANT MOMMY DOL 66 5:45PM-7:53PM LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON DOL 55 5:45PM-8:08PM A TOUCH OF SIN DOL 45 6:00PM-6:45PM PUAMANA DOL 89 6:15PM-7:46PM OH BOY DOL 77 7:00PM-8:38PM BAYOU MAHARAJAH DOL 37 7:15PM-8:51PM APOLITICAL ROMANCE KKM 68 8:00PM-10:03PM HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE DOL 116 8:15PM-10:22PM CHARULATA DOL 47 8:30PM-10:37PM MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER DOL 56 8:30PM-10:24PM PIONEER DOL 78 8:45PM-10:37PM 100 DAYS DOL 68 9:30PM-11:03PM CHEAP THRILLS DOL 111 9:30PM-11:00PM SAKE-BOMB KKM 87

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 1:30PM-3:17PM ILO ILO KKM 39 3:00PM-5:17PM MOURNING RECIPE DOL 56 3:15PM-5:15PM BOOMERANG FAMILY DOL 60 3:30PM-5:13PM THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL DOL 84 79 4:00PM-5:58PM SOMETHING GOOD DOL 4:00PM-5:40PM 16 ACRES DOL 103 4:00PM-5:52PM 100 DAYS KKM 68 6:00PM-7:49PM Pacific Showcase Shorts DOL 94 6:00PM-7:48PM SEEDS OF ALOHA DOL 90 6:15PM-8:33PM A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING DOL 59 6:30PM-8:09PM TONGUES OF HEAVEN DOL 93 6:30PM-8:30PM VERY ORDINARY COUPLE KKM 63 6:30PM-8:14PM ONE CHANCE DOL 77 6:45PM-8:20PM BROTHERS HYPNOTIC DOL 37 8:30PM-10:12PM PHILOMENA DOL 78 8:45PM-10:10PM THE HUMAN SCALE DOL 74 8:45PM-10:38PM DOUBLE XPOSURE DOL 43 9:00PM-10:59PM THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN KKM 73 9:00PM-11:16PM BOMBAY TALKIES DOL 47 9:00PM-10:54PM EVANGELION 3.0 DOL 115 9:30PM-11:44PM WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? DOL 114

TUESDAY, OCT. 15

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 12:30PM-3:18PM A STORY OF YONOSUKE KKM 59 2:15PM-3:45PM DEBOSYON DOL 65 3:00PM-5:23PM A TOUCH OF SIN DOL 45 3:30PM-5:01PM A RIVER CHANGES COURSE DOL 107 3:45PM-5:53PM LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON DOL 55 3:45PM-5:15PM TABU DDT 100 4:00PM-5:58PM GLORIA KKM 73 4:00PM-5:39PM TONGUES OF HEAVEN DOL 93 4:00PM-5:44PM ONE CHANCE DOL 77 4:30PM-6:02PM THIS IS MARTIN BONNER DOL 87 5:45PM-7:10PM THE LOVING STORY DOL 110 5:45PM-7:33PM WALKABOUT DDT 100 6:00PM-7:42PM PHILOMENA DOL 78 6:15PM-7:53PM THE GOD OF RAMEN DOL 52 6:30PM-8:11PM I LEARN AMERICA DOL 86 6:30PM-8:21PM ME AND YOU DOL 76 6:30PM-8:20PM Made In Hawaii Shorts KKM 91 6:30PM-8:09PM THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG HTC 81 7:00PM-8:38PM Film Raro Showcase DOL 95 8:00PM-9:53PM KING KONG DDT 98 8:30PM-10:02PM TASTING MENU DOL 81 8:30PM-10:31PM THE STONE DOL 63 8:45PM-11:13PM THE HUMAN TRUST DOL 53 9:00PM-10:40PM JELLYFISH DOL 53 9:00PM-10:45PM STRANGER BY THE LAKE DOL 80 9:00PM-11:00PM BOOMERANG FAMILY KKM 60

WAR: The Warehouse in Our Kaka’ako 445 Cooke St, Honolulu, HI 96813

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 1:00PM-2:41PM I LEARN AMERICA DOL 86 1:00PM-2:48PM SEEDS OF ALOHA KKM 90 2:00PM-3:49PM A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM DOL 80 3:15PM-5:33PM A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING DOL 59 3:30PM-6:17PM YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI KKM 49 3:30PM-5:23PM DOUBLE XPOSURE DOL 43 3:30PM-5:51PM MR. PIP DOL 85 3:45PM-6:13PM THE HUMAN TRUST DOL 53 4:45PM-6:43PM THE WAY WE DANCE DOL 46 6:00PM-8:00PM AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA DOL 43 6:15PM-8:25PM MICHAEL KOHLHAAS DOL 76 6:30PM-8:13PM Careful What You Pack DOL 118 6:30PM-8:34PM HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS DOL 61 7:00PM-8:39PM THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG KKM 81 7:00PM-8:49PM THE SPIDER’S LAIR DOL 67 7:15PM-8:53PM JADOO DOL 48 8:30PM-10:48PM AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY DOL 23 9:00PM-10:38PM GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN DOL 74 9:00PM-10:31PM OH BOY DOL 77 9:15PM-10:58PM THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL KKM 84 9:30PM-11:17PM INTRUDERS DOL 61 9:30PM-11:37PM MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER DOL 56 9:45PM-11:13PM KINK DOL 112

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 12:45PM-2:36PM ME AND YOU DOL 76 1:00PM-2:38PM THE GOD OF RAMEN KKM 52 1:30PM-3:08PM BAYOU MAHARAJAH DOL 37 2:45PM-4:44PM THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN DOL 73 2:45PM-4:23PM WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES DOL 42 3:15PM-5:25PM MYSTERY ROAD DOL 93 3:30PM-4:58PM FUREVER DOL 105 3:30PM-5:26PM ONE NIGHT SURPRISE DOL 44 3:30PM-5:05PM BROTHERS HYPNOTIC KKM 37 3:45PM-5:53PM SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE DOL 58 4:30PM-7:47PM HAWAII DDT 98 5:45PM-7:10PM E HAKU INOA DOL 92 6:00PM-8:36PM ACM & Shanghai University Night DOL 123 6:00PM-8:33PM ZONE PRO SITE KKM 69 6:00PM-7:25PM KORAN BY HEART DOL 109 6:00PM-7:30PM PLASTIC PARADISE DOL 106 6:00PM-8:00PM Writers Accelerator TMH 32 6:15PM-7:53PM DOCUMENTED DOL 104 6:30PM-8:21PM LA MAISON DE LA RADIO DOL 75 8:00PM-9:44PM A LEADING MAN DOL 83 8:15PM-9:56PM MATARIKI DDT 99

SOTB: Sunset on the Beach Waikiki Beach

8:15PM-10:07PM WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT DOL 8:45PM-10:17PM ANITA DOL 9:00PM-11:01PM THE STONE KKM 9:00PM-10:55PM JUVENILE OFFENDER DOL 9:15PM-11:09PM PIONEER DOL 9:30PM-11:10PM BLUE RUIN DOL

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FRIDAY, OCT. 18

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 1:00PM-2:38PM JADOO KKM 48 2:00PM-3:35PM BROTHERS HYPNOTIC DOL 37 2:30PM-4:14PM A LEADING MAN DOL 83 3:00PM-5:48PM A STORY OF YONOSUKE DOL 59 3:15PM-5:37PM KON-SHIN DOL 55 3:30PM-5:47PM MOURNING RECIPE KKM 56 3:30PM-5:21PM LA MAISON DE LA RADIO DOL 75 4:00PM-5:47PM INTRUDERS DOL 61 5:00PM-6:30PM SAKE-BOMB DOL 87 6:00PM-8:00 PM NEW MEDIA CAMP KEYNOTE TMH 35 6:00PM-8:47PM YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI DOL 49 6:00PM-7:33PM COLD TURKEY DOL 82 6:15PM-7:40PM A FRAGILE TRUST DOL 104 6:30PM-8:02PM RAILROADING PARADISE DOL 89 6:30PM-8:38PM OPERA JAWA DDT 40 6:30PM-8:30PM AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA KKM 43 6:30PM-8:14PM THE ROCKET DOL 41 7:15PM-9:34PM SO YOUNG DOL 45 8:30PM-10:08PM COLD COMES THE NIGHT DOL 82 8:30PM-10:01PM REMOTE AREA MEDICAL DOL 106 9:00PM-11:04PM HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS KKM 61 9:00PM-11:07PM COLD EYES DOL 60 9:00PM-10:36PM MONSOON SHOOTOUT DOL 48 9:30PM-11:17PM NUIGLMAR Z DOL 57 10:00PM-11:48PM COUNTDOWN DOL 112

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 10:30AM-11:59AM Student Showcase DOL 124 10:45AM-12:37PM 100 DAYS DOL 68 11:00AM-12:52PM WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT DOL 41 11:00AM-1:04PM CRYING 100 TIMES DOL 51 11:15AM-12:46PM REMOTE AREA MEDICAL DOL 106 11:30AM-12:55PM THE HUMAN SCALE KKM 74 12:30PM-2:37PM COLD EYES DOL 60 1:00PM-2:58PM NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD DOL 116 1:15PM-2:38PM GO GRANDRIDERS! DOL 69 1:30PM-3:34PM THE LAST SUPPER DOL 44 1:30PM-3:23PM THY WOMB DOL 67 1:30PM-2:52PM SAND WARS KKM 79 1:45PM-3:10PM A FRAGILE TRUST DOL 104 2:00PM-4:30PM BUSINESS OF ACTING TMH 35 2:00PM-3:38PM CINEMA AND THE PACIFIC ‘OTHER’ DDT 101 3:30PM-5:15PM Love In Small Corners DOL 119 3:30PM-5:02PM RAILROADING

TMH: THE MODERN HONOLULU 1775 ALA MOANA BLVD HONOLULU, HI 96815

PARADISE KKM 89 3:45PM-5:40PM OSHIN DOL 57 4:00PM-6:40PM MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM DOL 75 4:15PM-6:25PM MICHAEL KOHLHAAS DOL 76 4:15PM-5:53PM Filmmaker in Focus:Brillante Mendoza DOL 17 4:30PM-6:25PM DIAMOND HEAD DDT 97 5:00PM-6:38PM THE GOD OF RAMEN DOL 52 6:15PM-7:53PM COLD COMES THE NIGHT DOL 82 6:30PM-8:26PM ONE NIGHT SURPRISE KKM 44 6:30PM-8:02PM TASTING MENU DOL 81 6:30PM-8:53PM THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE DOL 54 7:00PM-8:48PM IF ONLY DOL 65 7:15PM-8:40PM E HAKU INOA DOL 92 7:30PM-9:34PM HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS DOL 61 7:30PM-9:12PM RABBIT PROOF FENCE DDT 99 8:45PM-10:34PM THE SPIDER’S LAIR DOL 67 9:00PM-10:47PM NUIGLMAR Z KKM 57 9:15PM-11:18PM PEE MAK DOL 40 9:30PM-10:58PM PIT STOP DOL 83 9:30PM-11:08PM HENTAI KAMEN DOL 52 10:00PM-11:33PM CHEAP THRILLS DOL 111 10:15PM-12:03AM R100 DOL 113

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

TIME TITLE VENUE PG 11:00AM-12:30PM PLASTIC PARADISE DOL 106 11:00AM-12:44PM THE ROCKET DOL 41 11:15AM-1:36PM MR. GO DOL 62 11:15AM-12:51PM MONSOON SHOOTOUT DOL 48 11:30AM-1:02PM ANITA DOL 103 11:30AM-1:03PM COLD TURKEY KKM 82 11:45AM-1:40PM OSHIN DOL 57 1:00PM-3:47PM YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI DOL 49 1:15PM-3:13PM LOLA DOL 66 1:30PM-3:08PM NEW MEDIA CAMP DOL 35 1:45PM-3:39PM EVANGELION 3.0 DOL 115 2:00PM-3:28PM WHEN I WALK KKM 108 2:00PM-3:39PM THE CASTAWAY COWBOY DDT 97 2:15PM-4:26PM ABOUT TIME DOL 72 2:30PM-4:53PM THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE DOL 54 4:00PM-5:40PM ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO DOL 115 4:00PM-5:26PM DANCING KARATE KID DOL 51 4:30PM-6:18PM IF ONLY DOL 65 4:30PM-5:58PM BIRD OF PARADISE DDT 96 4:30PM-6:37PM COLD EYES KKM 60 4:30PM-6:08PM HENTAI KAMEN DOL 52 5:00PM-6:38PM THE HAUMANA HTC 25 5:30PM-7:25PM JUVENILE OFFENDER DOL 62 6:00PM-7:28PM THE ROAD TO FAME DOL 107 6:30PM-8:17PM 50 FIRST DATES DDT 96 6:30PM-7:52PM SAND WARS DOL 79 7:00PM-8:38PM DOCUMENTED DOL 104 7:15PM-9:55PM MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM DOL 75 7:30PM-9:08PM THE HAUMANA KKM 25 8:30PM-10:18PM R100 DOL 113 8:30PM-10:10PM BLUE RUIN DOL 111

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HOW TO HIFF

HOW TO HIFF

NEW!

KEY ICONS

Halekulani Golden Orchid Award nominated films

HOW TO HIFF

LGBT-themed

LGBT films

THE VENUES

Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814 Theater code: DDT Hawaii Theatre Center 1130 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813 Theater code: HTC The Warehouse in Our Kaka’ako 445 Cooke St, Honolulu, HI 96813 Theater code: WAR University of Hawaii at Manoa 2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822 (Various sites. For updates, visit www.hiff.org) Theater code: UHM

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Buy tickets in person: We will have a box office

The Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 serves as

ALOHA TOFU company outside of Dole Cannery

the main hub of the Hawaii International Film

Theaters Stadium 18.

Festival. Most screenings will take place there with some other screenings, workshops and

TICKET PRICES

Consolidated Koko Marina 8 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy AB-100, Honolulu, HI 96825 Theater code: KKM

Free admission

facility on site. Walk in with a plan for what

a list of all the HIFF venues this year:

Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX 735B Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817 Theater code: DOL

FREE

(WHERE DOES ALL OF THIS HAPPEN?)

events taking place at satellite venues. Here is

$12 General Admission $10 Senior, Military, Student $8 Member Tickets

Gala

GALA Presentations

TICKETING

(I’VE ORDERED MY TICKETS, HOW DO I GET PHYSICAL COPIES IN MY HAND?)

films you want to watch and walk out with tickets in your hand. The box office is at the

THE EVENT LAYOUT

(WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL LOOK LIKE?) The lines for each film may be the first thing you see when you come to an event (especially if there’s a mob). The crowd is separated into nine (or so) lines, right outside the theater lobby.

TICKET PRICES:

Understanding the lines is critical to navigating

$12 General Admission

HIFF. Three movies line up at a time. For each

$10 Senior, Military, Student

movie, there are three lines (3 movies x 3 lines

$8 Member Tickets

= 9 lines). Each line will indicate which movie is queuing up and which ticket type should be

You will need a printed ticket to enter the

standing in that line. (Check your ticket type

theater, and you have several options on how

carefully).

to get them. Additionally, for shows that “sell out,” we form Will Call: If you’ve placed an order for your

a “rush line” that offers a last chance opportu-

tickets and purchased them over the phone,

nity to watch the film.

you will have received a confirmation from us your ticket orders will be waiting for you at the

HIFF volunteers will be stationed at several

box office.

places around the floor to assist you. We’ll have people at the information desk, at the rear of the

Sunset on the Beach - Waikiki Beach Theater code: SOTB

Print over the Internet: For the ultimate in

The Modern Honolulu 1775 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96815 Theater code: TMH

and print them from home. These tickets (you’ll

convenience, you can buy your tickets online recognize them by the bar code and film title) are valid for admission to the theater.

lines, at the lobby door and at the theater doors.

GENERAL INFORMATION THEATER ADMITTANCE • Vouchers must be redeemed in person at the box office for tickets; they are not accepted for film admittance and tickets are subject to availability. • To enter a screening, stand in the appropriate line that is indicated on your ticket at least 15 minutes prior to a film’s show time. Late seating is not guaranteed. • Fast Passes must be accompanied by tickets. • Entrance into theaters is in the following order: 1.) Lifetime Members and Platinum Pass Holders

2.) Priority Line (Fast Pass Holders) 3.) ADA Guests 4.) Member Line 5.) General Admission Line 6.) Rush Line Will Call • Will call is located at any HIFF BOX OFFICE. Payment • Credit card statements will reflect a charge from Hawaii International Film Festival. • Please make checks payable to HIFF. • We Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Return Policy • NO REFUNDS • Ticket exchanges must be made at the HIFF Box Office. • $2.00 per ticket service fee is applied except for all member tickets and unless the film is cancelled or rescheduled. • No exchanges on day of screening or for expired tickets. Theater Policy • Tickets must be scanned before entry to the theater and must display a validating stamp before entry to the theater is allowed. No patrons will be granted admittance

GETTING REALLY INVOLVED GETTING MORE FROM THE FESTIVAL (WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH VOLUNTEERING?) Here are a few easy ways to tell if you should take the dive and become a HIFF Volunteer. Volunteers can see films for free, just by working shifts at the festival. As a staff volunteer, for each shift you work* you get a voucher to any film**. You’ll also be invited to special volunteer appreciation screenings and events. * After the first shift ** based on availability at the time you redeem the voucher Volunteers get to work behind the scenes and see how the festival works. There are opportunities to meet filmmakers and guests, speak with members of the staff about the festival, and to attend special events. Furthermore, volunteers at HIFF come from all walks of life. One meets students of all ages, Fan Club members and enthusiasts, people in the entertainment and hospitality industries, and independent filmmakers. Just having access to other volunteers can be one of the single greatest benefits of volunteering at HIFF. The festival is a huge operation that serves more than 70,000 film lovers a year. The only way that running it is even possible is because of dedicated work of the volunteers. The festival, quite literally, could not happen without them. Perhaps even more significantly, to the vast majority of the patrons of the festival, volunteers are the face of the festival. As a volunteer you have

the chance to change the experience from ‘just another movie’ to a true community event. VOLUNTEERING (I think I might want to volunteer, but...)   We’ve created 2 tiers of volunteers to accommodate a whole range of interest and commitment. We believe that everyone who loves watching films can contribute, so we want to make it as easy to volunteer as possible. For any questions about our system or about volunteering in general, please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@hiff.org Volunteer Staff: Staff volunteers have the most flexibility and are probably who you think of when you hear “HIFF volunteers.” As a Staff Volunteer, you have the option to work as many or as few shifts as you want. Staff Volunteer benefits include a HIFF Volunteer T-Shirt, meals access to a volunteer lounge, and ticket vouchers for the shifts you work. To find out more, visit our webpage www.hiff.org.

to the theater without a stamped (validated ticket) from the line. • Disabled or Elderly guests should notify the lobby door attendant of which film they have come to watch, and they will be escorted into the theater before the crowd arrives. • Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and HIFF are not responsible for any lost or stolen property. • Sitting on the steps inside the theater is strictly prohibited. Parking Validation • Please see a Regal Employee inside the lobby for parking validation.

TICKET INFORMATION ADVANCE TICKET SALE SCHEDULE • Members: Friday September 20th – October 9th, 2013 11 am – 6pm in person or online 24/7 • General Public: Monday September 23rd – October 9th, 2013 11am – 6pm in person or online 24/7 ONLINE • Online orders that have been confirmed by phone or email will be available at will call. • For faster service, choose the e-ticket - a link will be delivered to your e-mail account - and print out your ticket instantly. • $1.00 service fee per ticket is applied to all online transactions except for membership benefits tickets. IN PERSON • DOLE BOX OFFICE: • September 20th-29th: HIFF Office, 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96817 (Dole Cannery Bldg Ground Flr) • September 30th-October 20th: At ALOHA TOFU, 735 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817 (Regal Cinemas Bldg, next to Education Works) • HOURS: 11:00am-6:00pm daily Sept 20th–October 9th, 2013 • 11:00am – till beginning of last film October 10th – 20th, 2013 • KOKO MARINA BOX OFFICE: • October 11th-20th: In Consolidated Koko Marina Theaters Box Office, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy AB-100, Honolulu, HI 96825 • HOURS: 1 hour before first screening till beginning of last film (daily October 11th-20th, 2013) BY PHONE 808-447-0577 • Phone orders are available at will call or by e-mail. ($2 Service fee per ticket ordered over the phone) • Tickets are not mailed RUSH LINE • When all tickets for a screening have been distributed, rush lines are formed 1 hour prior to show time. • Rush ticket seats tend to be in the first two rows of the theater; refunds will not be given for undesirable seats. • Five minutes before screening begins, tickets for empty seats become available to the rush line on a “first come, first served” basis for $10 per ticket (cash only). Follow us on Twitter: @hiff Facebook: HawaiiIFF | Instagram: hiff_hawaii For up to date festival information.

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SPONSORS

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MEDIA SP ONS OR s

PARTNERIN G WIT H EURO C INEM A HAWAII TO CREATE A FESTI VAL WIT HIN A FESTI VAL

major SP ONS ORs

premiere SP ONS ORs

F RIENDS OF HI F F

ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL

ROGER & CHAZ EBERT FOUNDATION

BACIU CULTURAL FUND AT THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

SHANGHAI MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

BIG ISLAND FILM OFFICE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA FESTI VAL SP ONSORs

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

SHANGRI LA, DORIS DUKE FOUNDATION FOR ISLAMIC ART SPEEDY SHUTTLE STUPSKI FAMILY FUND AT THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

DWYER, SCHRAFF, MEYER, GRANT & GREEN

'ULU'ULU: THE HENRY KU'UALOHA GIUGNI MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE OF HAWAII

HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO

YELP

HAWAII STATE FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE & THE ARTS HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION JJ DOLAN’S JOSIE & DON OVER MEMORIAL FUND AT THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

KEY VISUALS BY:

KAUAI FILM OFFICE

ALY ISHIKUNI, ART & FLEA

LIQUID PLANET STUDIOS MCINERNY FOUNDATION MORGAN STANLEY FOUNDATION NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA (NETPAC)

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JOHN HOOK PHOTOGRAPHY REISE KOCHI MATT GONZALEZ FABULOUS, DARLENE MANDEL JEWELRY & VINTAGE DULCE FELIPE & ROYAL SILVER, TIMELESS CLASSIC BEAUTY ISABELLA HASHIMOTO RISA HOSHINO

PETER LEWIS - NEW ZEALAND CONSUL - HAWAII

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ASHLEE VALEROS

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AWARDS AND JURY

HIFF CAMPAIGN

HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI The Golden Orchid is bestowed upon the narrative and documentary films thatv best express artistic and technical excellence and promote crosscultural understanding. And like the rare endemic orchids of our native Hawaii, these awards recognize singular achievements amid collective beauty. Each nominated film furthers the Hawaii International Film Festival mandate to entertain, enlighten and empower. Our international jury will select the films that articulate this manifesto consistent with the cross-pollination of words, ideas and images that comprise the kinetic and visceral power of film. HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID JURY

NARRATIVE:

NARRATIVE FEATURE NOMINEES:

BLUE RUIN (USA) Director: Jeremy Saulnier

INTRUDERS (South Korea) Director: Young-seok Noh

A LEADING MAN (USA) Director: Steven J. Kung

MONSOON SHOOTOUT (United Kingdom, India) Director: Amit Kumar

THE SPIDER’S LAIR (Philippines) Director: Jason Paul Laxamana THE STONE (South Korea) Director: Se-rae Cho DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NOMINEES:

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS (USA) Director: Grace Lee

DOCUMENTED (USA)

Chaz Ebert -- Publisher, Ebert Digital, President Ebert Productions and The Ebert Company Kyle Brazzel -- Copy Director, The New Yorker Creative Studio Mynette Louie -- Producer, Syncopated Films

Director: Samantha Grant

DOCUMENTARY:

I LEARN AMERICA (USA)

Andrew Jackson -- President & General Manager, KITV (ABCAffiliate) Henry Ian Cusick -- Actor, Director (DRESS in MADE IN HAWAII Shorts Program) Stephanie Trepanier, Market Director, Frontieres International Co-Production Market, Fantasia International Film Festival

Director: Gitte Peng / Jean-Michel Dissard

Director: Jose Antonio Vargas / Ann Lupo

A FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES (USA)

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL (USA) Director: Jeff Reichert / Farihah Zaman

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

PRESENTED BY HAWAII NEWS NOW Vote for your favorite feature film, documentary or short film playing at HIFF. Ballots will be distributed for the screening of every eligible film during the film festival. No pens, pencils or i.d. required. Tear along the edge of the ballot from 1 (terrible) to 5 (excellent) and drop it in the ballot boxes as you exit the theater. Winners will be announced post- festival.

NETPAC AWARD Founded in 1990 by Cinemaya and UNESCO, the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting Asian film throughout the world. The prestigious NETPAC award is given at select international film festivals to promote Asian cinema by spotlighting exceptional works and discovering new talent. The NETPAC award is presented annually at international film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam, Pusan, Singapore, Taiwan, Yamagata, Amiens and Hawaii. HIFF is the only film festival in North America given permission to present the NETPAC award. NETPAC JURY: Garin Nugroho -- Director (OPERA JAWA) Lan Duong, Ph.D. -- Department of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside Sandra Knight Stephenson -Actress, Artist, Founder, Infinity Coaching

NETPAC NOMINEES: 100 DAYS (Taiwan) Director: Henry Chan

APOLITICAL ROMANCE (Taiwan) Director: Hsieh Chun-yi COLD EYES (South Korea) Director: Ui-seok Cho / Byung-soo Kim

HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS (South Korea) Director: Won-suk Lee

ILO ILO (Singapore) Director: Anthony Chen INSTANT MOMMY (Philippines) Director: Leo Abaya

INTRUDERS (South Korea) Director: Young-seok Noh JUVENILE OFFENDER (South Korea) Director: Yi-kwan Kang

MONSOON SHOOTOUT (India) Director: Amit Kumar SO YOUNG (China) Director: Zhao Wei

THE SPIDER’S LAIR (Philippines) Director: Jason Paul Laxamana

THE STONE (South Korea) Director: Se-rae Cho VERY ORDINARY COUPLE (South Korea) Director: Deok Roh

THE WAY WE DANCE (Hong Kong) Director: Adam Wong

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HIFF CAMPAIGN

STAFF INDEX

| STAFF HIFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS | Chuck BOLLER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Owen OGAWA | President and Chairman of the Board

Robert LAMBETH | DEPUTY DIRECTOR Anderson LE | DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Jeffrey BELL, Kristen CHAN, Jeff CHUNG, Mark DAVIS, Wendy DO,

Joshua NYE | FESTIVAL MANAGER

Ricardo (Ric) GALINDEZ, Christina HOM, Nicole KOBAYASHI, Angela

Minette FERRER | PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR

LAPRETE, Peter LEWIS, Wayne MIYAO, (Dick) Isoo OSHIMA, Michael

Anna PAGE | DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

STRADA, MaryAnn SACHARSKI, Brian UY, Indru WATUMULL

Christopher HALL | DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL & INTERACTIVE MEDIA Grace JO | DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT Don CHAN | DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY & TRAVEL

SCREENING COMMITEE |

Lainy BAGWELL | PRINT TRAFFIC COORDINATOR Vans COPPLE | OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

David ASHLEY, Benjamin Bangsberg, Kimberlee Bassford, Doug

Connie FLOREZ | VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Bond, John Ching, Myong Choi, Titus Chong, Monica Coldwell,

Meagan MILCA | OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Squire Coldwell, Lisette Flanary, Phyllis Frus, Christine Hitt, Alex

Matthew TENGASANTOS | SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Holowicki, Valerie Kato, Richard Kuwada, Colleen Lashway, Ajax

Bree DALLWITZ, COMMPAC / PUBLICIST

Maharlika, Claudia Pummer, Nalani Scharch-Hao, Daniel

NELLA MEDIA GROUP / GRAPHIC DESIGN

Thompson, Jacquelyn Wesolosky

Ara FEDUCIA | PROGRAM BOOK/USER GUIDE DESIGN Matt HONDA | GRAPHIC DESIGN Jason Musni SOEDA | COPY EDITOR

SYNOPSIS COMMITEE |

Alec TISDALE | PROJECTIONIST Bill MURPHY | PROJECTIONIST

Doug Bond, Kathleen Cassity, John Ching, Chris Claxton, Monica Coldwell, Squire Coldwell, Sat Freedman, Grace Jo, Anderson Le, Anna Page, Jason Musni Soeda

| INTERNS Chad Fujihara, Chris Lee, Ajax Maharlika, Daniel Thompson, Brayden Yoder

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FOUNDING DIRECTOR | Jeannette PAULSON-HERENIKO

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FILMMAKER IN FOCUS

HIFF CAMPAIGN

LU CHUAN

PRESENTED BY THE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

BRILLANTE MENDOZA

Presented by the Asian Cultural Council Brillante Mendoza is regarded by the world’s film critics as an ultra neo-

Hailed as a major new voice in Chinese cinema, Lu’s first two films

realist for his films that depict social realities and the lives of ordinary

garnered both Chinese and international acclaim: 2002’s THE MISSING

people in extraordinary situations and is considered a living national

GUN and 2004’s KEKEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL, which won both a

treasure of Independent Cinema in the Philippines. His first feature film

Golden Rooster and a Golden Horse best picture award. Lu’s war drama

THE MASSEUR (2005) won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival,

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH, was released in April 2009 to both critical

while LOLA (2009) also won numerous international awards. Mendoza is

and commercial success, while at the same time arousing controversy.

the first and only Filipino to win the Best Director award at the 2009 Cannes

Lu’s latest film, THE LAST SUPPER, is based on events in the Chu–Han

Film Festival for his film KINATAY (2009). THY WOMB (2012) had its world

Contention, an interregnum between the fall of the Qin Dynasty and the

premiere last year at the Venice Film Festival.

founding of the Han Dynasty in Chinese history.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

THE LAST SUPPER

BRILLANTE MENDOZA

FREE

OCTOBER 19 | 4:15 PM | DOL | FREE

OCTOBER 19 | 1:30 PM | DOL

A conversation with Director Brillante Mendoza, festival programmers, and

See page 44 for film details. Extended conversation with director Lu Chuan

various academics from the University of Hawaii.

and various academics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to follow screening.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCREENING

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (NANJING! NANJING!) OCTOBER 18 | 2:30 PM | UHM | FREE Followed by an extended Q & A with director LU Chuan

SCREENINGS:

THY WOMB

OCTOBER 19 | 1:30 PM | DOL See page 67 for details.

LOLA

OCTOBER 20 | 1:15 PM | DOL See page 66 for details.

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FILMMAKER IN FOCUS

HIFF CAMPAIGN

GARIN NUGROHO

Co-Presented by Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC)

DANG NHAT MINH

Presented by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Dang Nhat Minh is one of Vietnam’s foremost film directors. Dang started

Nugroho made his directorial debut with 1991’s CINTA DALAM SEPOTONG

his career as documentary filmmaker in 1963, and ten years later he made

ROTI (LOVE IN A SLICE OF BREAD), overcoming bureaucracy caused by his

his first two feature films SISTER NHUNG and STAR UPON THE SEA (1973).

refusal to join the Indonesian filmmakers’ union. The film was selected as

In 1984 he made the internationally awarded WHEN THE TENTH MONTH

Best Film in that year’s Indonesian Film Festival. After his mother’s death in

COMES, a subdued melodrama that deals with a family’s love and loss

2005, Nugroho decided to make a film about Javanese culture. He was later

during the war. It won, among many awards, the HIFF Special Prize. In 1995

commissioned by the government of Austria to make a film for the 250th

he created what it is considered his masterpiece, NOSTALGIA FOR THE

anniversary of Mozart’s birth. The result, OPERA JAWA, was based on the

COUNTRYSIDE receiving the NETPAC Special mention at the Rotterdam

Ramayana and produced by Simon Fields. In 2008 Nugroho returned to

Film Festival.

theatre with THE IRON BED adapted from OPERA JAWA.

SCREENING & DISCUSSION: SCREENING & DISCUSSION:

OPERA JAWA OCTOBER 18 | 6:30 PM | DDT

See page 40 for film details. Extended discussion with director Garin Nugroho to follow screening. Presented as part of Friends of Film Fridays by the Honolulu Museum of Art, tickets available through the HMA website and box office. TICKETS AVAILABLE: HONOLULUMUSEUM.ORG/EVENTS/FILMS

WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES OCTOBER 17 | 2:45 PM | DOL

See page 42 for film details. Extended discussion with director Dang Nhat Minh to follow screening.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCREENINGS & PANEL:

NOSTALGIA FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE OCTOBER 15 | 3:30 PM | UHM

Q&A with director Dang Nhat Minh to follow screening.

PANEL: CELEBRATING THE OCTOBER 15 | 5:45 PM | UHM

LIFE AND FILMS OF DANG NHAT MINH

DON’T BURN

OCTOBER 15 | 7:00 PM | UHM Q&A with director Dang Nhat Minh to follow screening.

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OPENING NIGHT FILM PRESENTED BY STAR ADVERTISER

FINAL RECIPE United States Premiere Thur., Oct. 10 | 8:30 PM | DOL South Korea, CHINA 2013 | English, Mandarin with English subtitles | 120M

DIRECTOR: Gina Kim SCREENWRITER: Gina Kim PRODUCER: Per Melita CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jas Shelton CAST: Michelle Yeoh, Bobby Lee, Henry Lau, Chin Han, Charlie Ruedpokanon

Hao was once a famous chef, but his restaurant has seen better times.

hopes that her husband David (Chin Han), a former chef himself, enters the

He blames the changing tastes of modern people, calling them fickle and

contest and rediscovers his love for cooking. But, he’ll have to compete

just chasing trends, disrespecting the traditional ways. Hao’s only hope

against Mark, the young prodigy. Julia notices something peculiar about

is that his grandson Mark (Super Junior’s Henry Lau) enters a prestigious

Mark, slowly realizing that the budding chef and her husband resemble

university. But, little does he know, Mark is a gifted chef and wants to get

each other.

into the family business. FINAL RECIPE, from acclaimed director Gina Kim (NEVER FOREVER), lushly Due to Hao’s difficult personality, the restaurant is on the verge of

photographs the story’s brilliantly mouthwatering culinary concoctions. The

bankruptcy. In order to save the restaurant, Mark enters one of the most

performances, especially from the luminous Michelle Yeoh and K-pop star

prestigious culinary competitions in Shanghai. He competes against

Henry Lau (Mark), truly shine in this delectable Pan-Asian melodrama.

talented chefs from Japan, Korea, Australia, and around the Pacific Rim, showcasing his expert skills from years of observing his grandfather slave away in the kitchen. Meanwhile, Julia (Chinese superstar Michelle Yeoh)

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OPENING NIGHT FILM

CENTERPIECE FILM PRESENTED BY MODERN LUXURY HAWAII

THE WIND RISES

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Thur., Oct. 10 | 6:00 PM | DOL

Wed., Oct. 16 | 8:30 PM | DOL

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 126M

United States 2013 | English | 130M

DIRECTOR: Hayao Miyazaki SCREENWRITER: Hayao Miyazaki PRODUCER: Toshio Suzuki CAST: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura, Jun Kunimura, Shinobu Otake, Mansai Nomura

DIRECTOR: John Wells SCREENWRITER: Tracy Letts PRODUCER: George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, Harvey Weinstein CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adriano Goldman CAST: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

A work of ethereal complexity and immense beauty, THE WIND RISES is to

Caproni’s spirited guidance, Jiro studies hard and manages to enter Tokyo’s

be maestro Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song. This film is unique amongst the

university. His bright intelligence and dedication will lead him to become

animator’s work.

an elite engineer, and creator of the state-of-the-art fighter bomber put into service just as Japan was contemplating war with the US.

For the first time in his career, Miyazaki weaves a story that spans not days but decades. The protagonist of THE WIND RISES is inspired by two

Perhaps Miyazaki’s most mature film, THE WIND RISES elaborates on

characters that existed in real life: Jiro Horikoshi, visionary designer of one

themes dear to his singular poetic, such as an interest in aviation and

of the most beautiful airplanes in history, the famed Zero fighter; and Tatsuo

ecology. Jiro, in his stubborn idealism, seems to embody Miyazaki’s own

Hori, author of the novel bearing the film’s title.

genius, and his world carries a disturbing resemblance to today’s Japan, embodied in the message of hope and endurance of the film’s tag line,

Miyazaki’s Jiro, voiced by cult animation director Hideaki Anno (EVANGELION), lives a simple, rural life. In his fantasy world, up on the highest clouds in the sky, he regularly meets Caproni, an Italian aeronautical engineer who designs the most amazing flying machines. With

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“Ikineba,” which in Japanese means “we have to live.” -TIFF

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story

Apparently, the entire cast lived together in the same apartment building

of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged

and would commute to the set everyday, which was a real house. To

until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up

strengthen the familial bonds, Meryl Streep would cook big dinners for the

in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer

cast and crew as well. The result is a striking and dynamic adaptation of

Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December

the award-winning play and an acting tour de force that definitely will be

2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company

recognized come awards winter season.

earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play. AUGUST: OSAGE

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of

COUNTY is directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN, TV’s ER and THE

these strong-willed women who fight, scream, connive, insult and exorcise

WEST WING) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia

their demons on each other, because in the end, what’s family for?

Roberts, Julianne Nichols, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail

– Anderson Le

Breslin, Sam Shepard and Chris Cooper.

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CENTERPIECE FILM

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

PRESENTED BY MODERN LUXURY HAWAII

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

THE HAUM Ā NA

Wed., Oct. 16 | 8:30 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 20 | 5:00 PM | HTC Sun., Oct. 20 | 7:30 PM | KKM

Hawaii Premiere

World Premiere

United States 2013 | English | 130M United States 2013 | ENGLISH, HAWAIIAN | 95M DIRECTOR: John Wells SCREENWRITER: Tracy Letts PRODUCER: George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, Harvey Weinstein CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adriano Goldman CAST: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin

DIRECTOR: Keo Woolford SCREENWRITER: Keo Woolford PRODUCER: Caleb Lucero, Keo Woolford, Sky Yim CINEMATOGRAPHER: Shawn Hiatt, Mark Morgan CAST: Tui Asau, Kelly Hu, Mary Pa’alani, Saitia Faaifo, Cedric Jonathan, Christopher Latronic, Buddy Martin, Tauarii Nahalea-Marama, Marlene Sai, J.D. Tanuvasa

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story

Apparently, the entire cast lived together in the same apartment building

Jonny Kealoha (Tui Asau) is a washed-up and alcoholic Waikiki Polynesian

featured Auntie Margaret’s haumana. Can Jonny and the boys set aside

of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged

and would commute to the set everyday, which was a real house. To

entertainer. One day, he is summoned by the ailing Auntie Margaret (the

their differences and get ready for the big show?

until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up

strengthen the familial bonds, Meryl Streep would cook big dinners for the

very regal Marlene Sai), his long-revered kumu. She breaks the news that

in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer

cast and crew as well. The results is a striking and dynamic adaptation of

she wants Jonny to be the new instructor to a group of male students.

THE HAUMANA joins the pantheon of underdog stories that have been

Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December

the award-winning play and an acting tour de force that definitely will be

Jonny’s boyish charm and impish smile instill little confidence in the group or

explored on the big screen. The difference is, this film is completely

2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company

recognized come awards winter season.

haumana, and he finds that he has to earn their trust, which is challenging

homegrown, with all local actors, cast and crew, and an amazing

given that they think he knows little more than cheesy Waikiki tunes. Even

soundtrack: a music score composed by George “Geebz” del Barrio and

earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play. AUGUST: OSAGE

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of

more so, Jonny doubts his own ability, retaining very little from his youth as

songs by the likes of Robert Cazimero, vocalist Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo),

COUNTY is directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN, TV’s ER and THE

these strong-willed women who fight, scream, connive, insult and exorcise

Auntie Margaret’s pupil. All he has is a binder full of loose leaf notes.

and guitarist Shawn Pimental. Also look out for Kelly Hu, in a truly “tita”-

WEST WING) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia

their demons on each other, because in the end, what’s family for?

Roberts, Julianne Nichols, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail

– Anderson Le

Breslin, Sam Shepard and Chris Cooper.

riffic performance! Keo Woolford’s feel-good cinematic ode to the richness Jonny also gets ire from Napua (played by actress Mary Pa’alani), who

of Hawaiian culture is a perfect film to close this year’s Hawaii International

leads the girls’ group and has put in years of hard work and discipline to

Film Festival. – Anderson Le

reach kumu status herself. She has little faith that Jonny’s haumana will be ready in time for the all-important Royal Hula Festival that has always

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THE HAUMANA is presented in partnership with Cinema Hawaii.

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HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD:

HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD:

NARRATIVE FEATURE NOMINEES

NARRATIVE FEATURE NOMINEES

BLUE RUIN

out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Thur., Oct. 17 | 9:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 8:30 PM | DOL

Jeremy Saulnier’s second feature, after his striking debut with MURDER PARTY in 2007, is no stylish revenge flick. It’s a struggling journey of an alienated and unlikely individual, involving himself in an unpredictable storm of violence. It moves as an intimate character study with flashes of an action flick. It’s as if a character was plucked out of a Hal Ashby film and thrown into a crossfire of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and TAXI DRIVER. In the end, BLUE RUIN is an amalgam of genres deeply rooted in Americana that is very straightforward, yet visually arresting and universally compelling.

Hawaii Premiere

United States 2013 | English | 92M DIRECTOR: Jeremy Saulnier SCREENWRITER: Jeremy Saulnier PRODUCER: Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeremy Saulnier CAST: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won the FIPRESCI Prize in the parallel section “Directors’ Fortnight” in Cannes. The film follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry

INTRUDERS 조난자들

United States Premiere Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:30 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 4:00 PM | DOL South Korea 2013 | Korean with ENG subtitles | 99M DIRECTOR: Young-seok Noh SCREENWRITER: Youngseok Noh PRODUCER: Sun-hee Choi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jae-in Park CAST: Suk-ho Jun, Tae-kyung Oh Noh Young-seok charmed festival audiences in 2008 with DAYTIME DRINKING, a droll and disarming comedy of errors that won widespread critical praise, as well as comparisons to the early works of Jim Jarmusch. With INTRUDERS, the filmmaker combines a

A LEADING MAN World Premiere

Thur., Oct. 17 | 8:00 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 2:30 PM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 96M DIRECTOR: Steven J. Kung SCREENWRITER: Steven J. Kung PRODUCER: Justin Bell, Jon Michael Kondrath CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robert Lam CAST: Jack Yang, Heather Mazur, Kate Lang Johnson, Tsai Chin, Raymond Lee, Pat Tsao

Hawaii Premiere

Fri., Oct. 18 | 9:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:15 AM | DOL India, Netherlands, United Kingdom 2013 | Hindi with English subtitles | 88M DIRECTOR: Amit Kumar SCREENWRITER: Amit Kumar PRODUCER: Trevor Ingman, Guneet Mona, Martjin De Grunt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rajeev Ravi CAST: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sreejita De, Farhan Mohammad Hanif Shaikh MONSOON SHOOTOUT marks the emergence of a striking new talent on the Indian film scene. Amit Kumar’s debut feature is a taut thriller exploring police

similar tone of gentle absurdity with an atmosphere of subtle, slow-burn suspense, and situates his narrative in a setting that has so frequently served as a site of cinematic misadventure: a cabin in the woods. Hoping to avail himself of some peace and quiet to put the finishing touches on his latest script, a taciturn, young screenwriter (Jun Suk-ho) arranges to stay at the rural bed and breakfast owned by his producer’s family. With the lodge closed to patrons for the winter, he’ll suffer precious few distractions — or so he believes. Inevitably, a carload of obnoxious would-be guests arrives, unaware of the off-season closure and eager to take advantage of his reluctant hospitality. He soon finds himself having to contend with several more unwelcome visitors as his secluded getaway becomes a darkly comic ordeal with surprising, geopolitical ramifications. – Giovanna Fulvi, TIFF

THE SPIDER’S LAIR BABAGWA Wed., Oct. 16 | 7:00 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 8:45 PM | DOL Philippines 2013 | Tagalog W/ ENG subtitles | 101M DIRECTOR: Jason Paul Laxamana SCREENWRITER: Jason Paul Laxamana PRODUCER: Ferdinand Lapuz CINEMATOGRAPHER: Topel Lee CAST: Alex Vincent Medina, Joey Paras, Alma Concepcion, Kiko Matos, Nico Antonio Greg (Alex Medina) may have had dreams of being an actor in the past, but those dreams have long failed him. He’s let himself go beyond the point where entering modeling pageants would be anything other

THE STONE

Their relationship survives the protestations of GQ’s mother, Pat, and best friend, David, but starts to show strain as it becomes clear that GQ is unable to land another acting gig. Frustrated with Rachel’s inability to produce results, GQ takes interest in a celebutante actress who tests his ambition and fidelity. As pressures from work, love and family come to a head, GQ must confront the hard question: How much of himself will he compromise for career success?

Tue., Oct. 15 | 8:30 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 9:00 PM | KKM

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LGBT

United States Premiere

producer fires him. Struggling to pick up the pieces, he starts dating A-list casting director Rachel. Love and work are intertwined as he gives her sex; she gives him auditions.

Everyone is happy for rising actor Guoqiao (GQ) — the network, his mother, his best friend — everyone except GQ himself. He’s stuck playing an offensive stereotype on a television sitcom, and the day he decides to speak up for himself on set, the executive

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MONSOON SHOOTOUT

United States Premiere

South Korea 2013 | Korean with ENG subtitles | 99M DIRECTOR: Se-rae Cho SCREENWRITER: Se-rae Cho CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kyung-ho Ha CAST: Hyunseung (Dong-in) Cho, Roi-ha Kim, Won-sang Park A small-time gang boss, Nam-hae, coincidentally meets a young Go player, Min-su, who rekindles his interest in the game. Despite his outstanding talent, Min-su has been wasting his days as a gambler without pursuing a real career in Go (similar to Chess originating from China, where two players alternately place black and

violence, corruption and the moral quandary facing an idealistic rookie cop. Depicting an India in which extrajudicial murders by the police are commonplace, Kumar takes one of these “encounters” as the starting point for a compact and riveting ride through Mumbai’s underworld. As heavy monsoon rains lash the city’s badlands, Adi (Vijay Verma), an enthusiastic cop out on his first assignment, faces a life-altering moment when he must decide whether to shoot or not. MONSOON SHOOTOUT then presents three scenarios with very different repercussions for each possible decision Adi could make, taking Adi on a journey that pits him against a system that demands a compromise of his morals. Inventive, full of energy and a breakout in India’s nouveau crime genre, the film strikes a balance between stylish visuals and narrative sophistication. The critically acclaimed film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

than a waste of time and now Marney (Joey Paras), his manager, has got him a gig that puts his acting talents to use in the lowest form possible. No, not as a contestant on Big Brother, but as the voice of a nonexistent model on Facebook named Bam Bonifacio, whom they use as a front to separate lonely people from their money. Perhaps unsurprisingly, earning the trust and love of strangers only to betray them does have its emotional drawbacks, and Greg finds himself more and more disconnected from those around him in real life. But when Greg connects on a deeper level with Daisy (Alma Concepcion), a new mark, maybe he’s found a way out. BABAGWA, Jason Paul Laxamana’s sophomore feature, and his first to appear at HIFF, was shot predominantly on location in his home city of Angeles in Pampanga. – Chris Claxton

white playing pieces called “stones”). Nam-hae orders his second-in-command to persuade the young man to be his private tutor. While Nam-hae, learning Go and spending some peaceful time with Min-su, suddenly allows himself to reflect on his life, the young Go player discovers the shady underworld of his “student.” But when his competition wants to expand its territory, Nam-hae is forced into a path of destruction. Director Se-rae Cho, in his feature debut, used to manage Go clubs in his youth. It is a game of strategy, selfcontrol and mathematical elegance. The youth and the gangster both represent the black and white “stones,” two sides with fate and free-will intertwined, navigating through the chaos of life in a larger, unfathomable game. THE STONE is a striking film of flawed men who are attracted to the symmetry of perfection and harmony. – Anderson Le

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HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD:

DOCUMENTARY NOMINEES

DOCUMENTARY NOMINEES

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS

movement. She looks back on her remarkable lifetime of activism, dedicated to the possibility of a more just future for us all. Directed by Grace Lee (THE GRACE LEE PROJECT), this film has been 12 years in the making. In an age when seemingly insurmountable injustices face us, Grace Lee Boggs inspires citizens and dreamers of all ages.

Hawaii Premiere

DIRECTOR: Grace Lee PRODUCER: Caroline Libresco, Austin Wilkin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jerry A. Henry, Quyen Tran Tenacious 97-year-old Asian American Grace Lee Boggs was an unlikely star of the African American

LGBT

Hawaii Premiere

Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:15 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 7:00 PM | DOL USA 2013 | ENG, Tagalog with ENG subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo SCREENWRITER: Jose Antonio Vargas

America as a child without telling him he had false papers, assuming that when he grew up he could get a menial job to stay under the radar until he could marry an American girl. These modest career plans didn’t work out when Jose turned out to be a brilliant student and became a famous journalist, and the marriage-for-citizenship plan fell through when Jose turned out to be gay. After writing the story revealing his status, Jose created an organization to promote paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants while waiting for what he assumed was inevitable deportation. Touching and exhilarating, DOCUMENTED will leave you smiling through your tears. – Sat Freedman

DOCUMENTED is the uplifting and heartbreaking true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who “outed” himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, risking his freedom, his career, and his adopted homeland. Jose’s grandparents brought him to

A FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:15 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:45 PM | DOL

Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 1:00 PM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 93M

to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own. In I LEARN AMERICA five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their willingness to open their lives and share them with us, we “learn America.”

The children of immigration, here to stay, are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. The International High School at Lafayette is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt

United States 2013 | English | 82M

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

DIRECTOR: Gitte Peng, Jean-Michel Dissard PRODUCER: Gitte Peng, Jean-Michel Dissard CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jean-Michel Dissard

Fri., Oct. 11 | 6:45 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 11:00 AM | DOL

DOCUMENTED

I LEARN AMERICA

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL Hawaii Premiere

Fri., Oct. 18 | 8:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 11:15 AM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 83M DIRECTOR: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman PRODUCER: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman, Daniel O’Meara CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gary Griffin, Jarred Alterman, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, Nadia Hallgren, Erick Stoll, Errol Webber

Medical. That was three decades ago. Little did he know that today, 60 percent of his organization’s efforts would focus, not on faraway locales, but on his adopted country, the United States of America. This surprising film tells the story of a three-day clinic held in the USA, in Bristol, Tennessee, a mere 115 miles from RAM headquarters. Volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers joined forces to deliver basic medical, dental and eye care to hundreds who would otherwise have none. Patients came in droves days in advance, sleeping in cars, tents or on the ground with no cover. “We cut back on places like Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Africa … simply because we’re overwhelmed with the need here,” says Stan. “Welcome to America.”

While living in the Amazon jungle, Stan Brock was inspired to organize volunteer pop-up clinics in remote regions of the world, an effort he called Remote Area

DIRECTOR: Samantha Grant SCREENWRITER: Richard Levien, Samantha Grant PRODUCER: Samantha Grant CINEMATOGRAPHER: Singeli Agnew, Samantha Grant CAST: Jayson Blair A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. The story of “The Blair Affair” is both a compelling narrative about an important chapter in the history of journalism, and a complex story about power, ethics, race and accountability in the mainstream media.

United States 2013 | English | 77M

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NOMINATED FEATURES PRESENTED BY

WRITERS ACCELERATOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BOBBY MORESCO

production in 2013 is CASTRO’S DAUGHTER, a script he wrote with Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, to be directed by Academy Award nominee Michael Radford (IL POSTINO).

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 | 6:00PM-8:00PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL | FREE

Join us as we host a one-on-one conversation with Academy Award-winnng actor, director, producer and writer Bobby Moresco (MILLION DOLLAR BABY and CRASH) will partake in a one-on-one conversation open to general audiences. Moresco recently finished writing the feature HUBRIS for Universal, to be directed by Academy Award nominee Todd Field (LITTLE CHILDREN, IN THE BEDROOM). Also slated for

BROADBAND ACCELERATOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BING CHEN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 | 6:00PM-8:00PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL | FREE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 2:30PM-5:00PM REGAL DOLE | TICKETS $12/$10/$8

Join us for a screening of FRUITVALE STATION, and then for an intimate discussion with producers Nina

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LU CHUAN

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCREENING

Hailed as a major new voice in Chinese cinema, Lu’s first two films garnered both Chinese and international acclaim: 2002’s THE MISSING GUN and 2004’s KEKEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL,

OCTOBER 18 / 2:30 PM / UHM / FREE Followed by an extended Q & A with director LU Chuan

Presented by Confucius Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa

BRILLANTE MENDOZA dition, he oversees several special company projects that engage more than 100 million content creators worldwide. Bing co-founded and co-leads several initiatives at YouTube, such as the expansion of the YouTube Partner Program globally, the company’s talent incubation program, the YouTube Creator Institute, YouTube’s presence at major industry events and talent engagements, and other strategic projects.

Join us for a presentation and one-on-one discussion with Bing Chen, Bing Chen currently serves as the YouTube Global Creator Development & Management Lead at Google. In this role, he is responsible for generating and aligning the strategic vision for initiatives that identify, develop, and distribute the next generation of premier channels and creators--from musicians to filmmakers, chefs to beauty gurus. In ad-

PRODUCERS ACCELERATOR: FRUITVALE STATION SCREENING & CASE STUDY

CREATIVE LAB

Presented by the Asian Cultural Council

Hawaii. SCREENINGS:

THY WOMB OCTOBER 19 / 1:30 PM / DOL See page 29 for details.

Brillante Mendoza is regarded by the world’s film critics as an Ultra-neo-realist for his films that depict social realities and the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations and is considered a living national of

LOLA

GARIN NUGROHO

through the HMA website and box office.

Presented by Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Yang Bongiovi and Michael Chow as we discuss their journey in bringing this motion picture to audiences around the world.

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (NANJING! NANJING!)

OCTOBER 20 / 1:15 PM / DOL See page 12 for details.

TICKETS AVAILABLE: honolulumuseum.org/events/films

Nugroho made his directorial debut with 1991’s CINTA DALAM SEPOTONG ROTI (LOVE IN A SLICE OF BREAD), available

DANG NHAT MINH

Presented by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC)

first two feature films SISTER NHUADDITIONAL SCREENINGS & PANEL:

NOSTALGIA

Dang Nhat Minh is one of Vietnam’s foremost film directors. Dang started his career as documentary filmmaker in 1963, and ten years later he made his

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CREATIVE LAB

CREATIVE LAB

WRITER’S ACCELERATOR

WRITERS ACCELERATOR:

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 - SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013

A CONVERSATION WITH BOBBY MORESCO

The Writers Accelerator is a four-day, immersive program for writers in

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 | 6:00PM-8:00PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL

CREATIVE LAB

FREE

motion pictures, television and broadband (web series.) It is designed to

CREATIVE LAB

BROADBAND ACCELERATOR

BROADBAND ACCELERATOR:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 - SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

A CONVERSATION WITH BING CHEN

Creative Lab at HIFF presents Broadband Accelerator program, a three-day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 | 6:00PM-8:00PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL

FREE

immersive workshop for up to eight pre-qualified participants with one-on-

empower writers to take their stories and craft to the next level via one-on-

Join us as we host a one-on-one conversation with Academy Award-

one and small group coaching. Led by Michael Andres Palmieri, a writer/

winnng actor, director, producer and writer Bobby Moresco (MILLION

producer and Director of the Creative Lab at HIFF, he is joined by writers

DOLLAR BABY and CRASH). Moresco recently finished writing the feature

During the three days, participants will have the opportunity to be mentored

Julia Cho (BETRAYAL, BIG LOVE, and FRINGE) Dennis Leoni (RESSUREC-

HUBRIS for Universal, to be directed by Academy Award nominee Todd Field

ment Lead at Google. In this role, he is responsible for generating and

by four highly acclaimed coaches including Bernie Su, Executive Producer

TION BOULEVARD, MCKENNA, and THE COMMISH) and Ligiah Villalobos

(LITTLE CHILDREN, IN THE BEDROOM). Also slated for production in 2013 is

aligning the strategic vision for initiatives that identify, develop, and distrib-

(THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES); Wendy Jo, Writer/Director/Creator (EASY

(UNDER THE SAME MOON, DANCING IN SEPTEMBER and ED)

CASTRO’S DAUGHTER, a script he wrote with Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz,

ute the next generation of premier channels and creators--from musicians

ABBY); Laura Allen, Head of Production of Yahoo!; Michael Andres

The selected participants will workshop their individual stories in the

to be directed by Academy Award nominee Michael Radford (IL POSTINO).

to filmmakers, chefs to beauty gurus. In addition, he oversees several

Palmieri, Writer/Producer and Director of Creative Lab at HIFF.

special company projects that engage more than 100 million content

one instruction and coaching by well-known industry professionals.

Join us for a presentation and one-on-one discussion with Bing Chen, who currently serves as the YouTube Global Creator Development & Manage-

program, and immediately apply the notes they receive to their material.

creators worldwide. Bing co-founded and co-leads several initiatives at

At the end of the four-day program, up to three writers will be selected to

Participants will be coached on their own individual projects, and address

participate in a week-long trip to Los Angeles, where they will be exposed

YouTube, such as the expansion of the YouTube Partner Program globally,

the writing, producing, distribution, marketing, and monetization of their

to the business side of the writing. All participants will participate in a

the company’s talent incubation program, the YouTube Creator Institute,

content for web and mobile platforms. Additionally, up to two participants will

1- month monthly group-coaching program to continue to support their

YouTube’s presence at major industry events and talent engagements, and

be selected to participate in a week-long program in Los Angeles in which

projects and careers. The program is co-sponsored by the State of Hawaii

other strategic projects.

they will visit and meet with Guild representatives and other industry insiders.

Creative Industries Dividios/DBEDT, and the Writers Guild of America West, Diversity Department.

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CREATIVE LAB

PRODUCERS ACCELERATOR:

CREATIVE LAB

FREE

FRUITVALE STATION CASE STUDY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 4:00PM-5:00PM | REGAL DOLE

Written and directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATION retells a real life murder in Oakland, California that is becoming one of 2013’s most critically acclaimed independent films. Creative Lab at HIFF’s Producers Accelerator program examines the journey of FRUITVALE STATION, from real-life event, to the silver screen.

FRUITVALE STATION

Join the panel discussion after the screening of FRUITVALE STATION, lead

SUN., OCT 13 | 2:30 PM | DOL

by Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and Executive Producer Michael Y. Chow, as we look into the journey and process of bringing this 2013 Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard award winning motion picture to the screen.

PRODUCERS ACCELERATOR:

FREE

UNITED STATES | ENGLISH | 85M DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler SCREENWRITER: Ryan Coogler PRODUCERS: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Michael Chow, Forest Whitaker CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rachel Morrison CAST: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O’Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray

Producers Roundtable

Oscar Grant was a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who loved his friends,

(By Invitation Only)

mother of his beautiful daughter. He was scared and courageous and

was generous to strangers, and had a hard time telling the truth to the charming and raw, and as human as the community he was part of. That

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 9:30AM - 11:30AM | THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL

community paid attention to him, shouted on his behalf, and filmed him

A select group of local producers will be invited to attend this event, and

with their cell phones when BART officers, who were strong, intimidated,

they will joined by Susan Sprung, Associate National Executive Director

and acting in the way they thought they were supposed to behave around

of the Producers Guild of America; Richard Gladstein, Producer of “The

people like Oscar, shot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on

Bourne Identity,” “Finding Neverland;” Nina Yang Bongiovi, Producer of

New Year’s Day in 2009.

“Fruitvale Station,” Michael Y. Chow, Executive Producer of “Fruitvale Station;” amongst others as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of

Director Ryan Coogler makes an extraordinary directorial debut with this

producing in today’s marketplace.

soulful account of the real-life event that horrified the nation. Featuring radiant performances by Melonie Diaz and Michael B. Jordan as Grant, a young man whose eyes were an open window into his soul, FRUITVALE

PRODUCERS ACCELERATOR:

Tales from the Set

FREE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | FREE THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL

offers a barometer reading on the state of humanity in American society today. –Sundance

BUSINESS OF ACTING:

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON CASTING

FREE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 | 1:30PM-3:00PM | REGAL DOLE THE NEW MEDIA CAMP (NMC) is a 4-day intensive video workshop (October

THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL

17 – 20) where 6 participants will get hands-on guidance and expertise from

SAG-AFTRA presents a comprehensive workshop on the inner processes of casting diverse projects starting with a dynamic panel of industry casting directors, producers, directors and actors, some of whom have films in the 2013 Hawaii International Film Festival. Following the discussion, select members of the audience will get the opportunity to hone their audition skills and receive immediate feedback from our panel of industry experts, giving everyone a glimpse into the minds of the decision makers. Workshop instructors include casting director Rene Haynes (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE & NEW MOON), casting director Rachel Sutton (HAWAII FIVE-0), actor Kelly Hu (X2 and SCORPION KING), actor/director Keo Woolford (THE HAUMANA and ACT OF VALOR), actor Delanna Studi (EDGE OF AMERICA) and actor Ren Hanami (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS). As a part of Creative Lab at HIFF 2013, Business of Acting: The Inside Scoop on Casting panel discussion and workshop with industry experts will provide an overview of the key elements to gain success in acting career--auditioning, headshots, resumes, reels, representation, audition tapes, social media

Guild of America is joined by Richard Gladstein, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Mi-

resources for actors and more.

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NEW MEDIA CAMP SCREENING

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 | 2:00PM-4:30PM

Susan Sprung, Associate National Executive Director of the Producers chael Y. Chow as they discuss their journey in producing motion pictures.

FREE

professionals in the new media world ranging from successful YouTube partners and content producers, to working filmmakers in traditional media, social media experts, and Hollywood actors who will assist in honing their craft in the production of a 3 minute video. This screening will showcase the finished videos of the 6 participants, including some extra high-profile short films. This presentation will be preceded by the NMC’s final “coffee talk,” a moderated discussion with the final mentor of this program. Expected mentors to participate in the NMC include members of the YOMYOMF Network and other YouTube and online content creators like WongFu Productions, FreddieW. The winning videos will be uploaded to the YOMYOMF Network YouTube channel with all videos uploaded to the HIFF YouTube channel. Although there will be only 6 participants in the NMC, there will be other free events during the workshop that will be open to the general public including “coffee talks” with successful content producers and a Keynote speech with a major Hollywood director. For more info and a full NMC schedule, visit www.hiff.org.

NEW MEDIA CAMP KEYNOTE SPEECH

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CREATIVE LAB:

CREATIVE LAB:

SOUND X VISION

SOUND X VISION

MUSIC IN FILM

FREE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL The MUSIC IN FILM Panel brings insights from three very dynamic music composers with eclectic and diverse backgrounds, and working with truly a mix of emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. The panelists, including composers Harry Gregson-Williams (MR PIP, SHREK, CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, PROMETHEUS), Cliff Martinez (DRIVE and GREY’S ANATOMY) and acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer Gingger Shankar (PASSION OF THE CHRIST, MONSOON SHOOTOUT), will discuss their film and music inspirations, how they approach each new film project and how to fully realize a director’s vision through the abstract and delicate balance of music composition.

BAYOU MAHARAJAH:

LGBT

THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER

BROTHERS HYPNOTIC Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Mon., Oct. 14 | 6:45 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 3:30 PM | KKM Fri., Oct. 18 | 2:00 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 7:00 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 1:30 PM | DOL

United States 2013 | English | 87M

United States 2013 | English | 90M DIRECTOR: Lily Keber PRODUCER: Lily Keber, Nathaniel Kohn CINEMATOGRAPHER: David White CAST: Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley, Harry Connick. Jr.

DIRECTOR: Reuben Atlas PRODUCER: Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sean Porter, Ari Issler, Dan Fridman The eight young men who make up the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of Phil Cohran, a legendary Chicago trumpeter who turned his back on

ROYALTIES-HOW DO I GET PAID?

FREE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 | 10:00AM-11:30AM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL Presented by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists. The first half of this workshop will provide background information on performance rights societies (ASCAP, BMI, SoundExchange, etc.) and why they are important. The second part of the workshop will assist attendees with recording credits in signing up for such organizations.

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MARKETING & PROMOTION PART 1

FREE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 | 1:00PM-2:30PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL Presented by the Hawaii Academy for Recording Artists. #WhatAreHashTagsFor? This workshop will focus on the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media vehicles, and how to maximize the use of these to increase exposure and the reach of your music. 

MARKETING & PROMOTION PART 2

FREE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 | 3:00PM-4:30PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL Presented by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists. This second workshop will focus on creative promotion strategies that will assist the artists in creating a presence within the community and the importance of the image that the artist presents.

Director Lily Keber’s portrait, premiered at SXSW this year, traces Booker’s

commercial music to pursue astral jazz (with Sun Ra), proto-funk, and Black

early life as a chart-topping piano prodigy to the end, where he often

Power. Cohran’s ultimate avant-garde experiment, however, was his own

performed onstage in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracies.

sons. They lived an insular, communal existence on Chicago’s South Side

Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, and more counted Booker as a

with Cohran and their two mothers — “Mama Maia” and “Mama Aquilla”

member of their bands and testimonials from contemporaries Dr. John, Al-

— complete with homemade clothes, veganism, and invented holidays.

len Toussaint and even Harry Connick Jr. will convince you, if the extended

Starting at age four, the boys also joined the family band. Rehearsals began

archival footage of Booker playing like a “goddamned Black Liberace”

each morning at 5 AM. But unlike the Jackson 5, Cohran’s sons would not

doesn’t grab you first. A striking presence, wearing an eyepatch and

be bred for pop stardom, and instead would be taught to “create sounds

boasting a personality that could win over any crowd, it was the talent in

to fuse with the body and heal the soul,” and to serve as an inspiration for

James Booker’s fingers that left audiences talking once he was finished on

all families seeking something better. Now the boys are young men, in their

stage, yet his tumultuous life has never received proper attention — until

20s and 30s and when they raise eight brass bells to the sky, they make

now: “BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER” is

transcendent music that ties currents from jazz to funk to hip hop. Brother-

an earnest attempt to offer contemporary audiences an appreciation and

hood, whether biological or ideological, is never easy; BROTHERS HYPNOT-

knowledge of a New Orleans institution, a prized musician among musi-

IC is a coming of age story — for eight young men, and for an ideal.

cians, an eccentric troublemaker, and tortured genius who could never quite keep it together long enough to sustain a career. – Doug Bond

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Hawaii Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 12:30 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 1:30 PM | KKM Singapore 2013 | English, Mandarin, Tagalog with English subtitles | 99M DIRECTOR: Anthony Chen SCREENWRITER: Anthony Chen PRODUCER: Ang Hwee Sim, Anthony Chen, Wahyuni A. Hadi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Benoît Soler CAST: Yeo Yann Yann, Chen Tianwen, Angeli Bayani, Koh Jia Ler With a backdrop — the financial crisis of 1997 — of rising unemployment and suicide rates, ILO ILO portrays the dilemma of Asian children placed in care of foreign nannies while their parents work to maintain their lifestyles. One family struggling in this economy is Keng Teck Lim (Chen Tian Wen), who loses his sales job, but doesn’t tell anyone; his wife, Hwee Leng (Yeo Yann Yann), heavily pregnant, still suffers at a secretarial position. Starved of attention, their son, Jiale (Koh Jia Ler), has become a troublemaker at school, forcing the Lims to hire domestic help. Into this turmoil comes Teresa (Angeli Bayani), who goes by “Terry,” a timid Filipina who leaves her infant son back home (the Philippine province of the title) in the hopes of better-paying work in Singapore. Jiale’s initial hostility eventually grows to affection and complicity, happy to have found the companion he needed, sparking his mother’s icy jealousy. ILO ILO, from first time helmer Anthony Chen, won the coveted Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. – Doug Bond

THE MISSING PICTURE L’IMAGE MANQUANTE Hawaii Premiere Sun., Oct. 13 | 4:45 PM | DOL Cambodia 2013 | Cambodian with English subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Rithy Panh PRODUCER: Catherine Dussart CINEMATOGRAPHER: Prum Mesa For many years, Rithy Panh, the acclaimed Khmer French director of such classics like RICE PEOPLE (HIFF 1994) and S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE (2003), has been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia. On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record history. He searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia. Today he knows: this image must be missing. He was not really looking for it; Would it not be obscene and insignificant? So he created it. What Panh gives you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows. Panh uses a mix of claymation and archive footage that will strike you down of the atrocities done to the Khmer people, THE MISSING PICTURE is a brilliant essay documentary (with the device of an older man reminiscing the past) that won the Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes, the first win for a Cambodian filmmaker. – Anderson Le

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OPERA JAWA

PEE MAK

THE ROCKET

Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:30 PM | DDT

Sat., Oct. 12 | 9:00 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 19 | 9:15 PM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 11 | 6:30 PM | KKM Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:00 AM | DOL

Return Engagement

United States Premiere

Indonesia 2006 | Indonesian with English subtitles | 120M

Hawaii Premiere

Thailand 2013 | Thai with English subtitles | 115M DIRECTOR: Garin Nugroho SCREENWRITER: Aramantono, Garin Nugroho CINEMATOGRAPHER:Gay Hian Teoh CAST: Martinus Miroto, Eko Supriyanto, Artika Sari Devi Inspired by the famous story “The Abduction of Sita” from the great classic of ancient Indian and Southeast Asian literature the Ramayana, OPERA JAWA is a musical like no other in cinema. It tells of a passionate love triangle that leads inexorably to conflict, violence and death. Setio and his wife Siti, run a pottery business in a small village where Ludiro, a powerful and ruthless butcher, controls all the trading activities. When the couple’s business collapses, Ludiro, who has always been in love with Siti, seizes his chance, abducts and tries to seduce her. Siti initially refuses his advances but acquiesces in a moment of weakness, setting the stage for an epic battle between the two men. Located in lush forests and on pristine beaches of Java, director Garin Nugroho bases his deeply imagistic and dazzling visual narrative on the “The Abduction of Sita,” from the Hindu epic, “The Ramayana”. Mr. Nugroho will be in attendance to speak after his award-winning film, co-presented by Shangri La, DDFIA and NETPAC. This film is presented as part of Friends of Film Fridays by the Honolulu Museum of Art. Tickets available through the HMA website and box office.

Australia, Laos 2013 | Lao with English subtitles | 96M

WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT LOVE Hawaii Premiere

Thur., Oct. 17 | 8:15 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 11:00 AM | DOL

DIRECTOR: Banjong Pisanthanakun SCREENWRITER: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nontra Kumwong, Banjong Pisanthanakun PRODUCER: Vanridee Pongsittisak, Chenchonnanee Soonthonsaratul, Suvimon Techasupinun CAST: Mario Maurer, Davika Hoorne, Nattapong Chartpong, Pongsatorn Jongwilak

DIRECTOR: Kim Mordaunt SCREENWRITER: Kim Mordaunt PRODUCER: Sylvia Wilczynski CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andrew Commis CAST: Sitthiphon (Ki) Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Suthep Phongam, Alice Keohavong, Boonsri Yindi

Determined to see his newborn child, Mak (Mario Maurer; BANGKOK

Winner of both the Best First Feature award at Berlinale and Best Narrative

ASSASSINS, A LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE) saves his friends in the war,

Feature at Tribeca, THE ROCKET is a heartwarming coming-of-age tale

gathers them up and takes them to his hometown. But once he’s back in

set entirely in Laos. Kim Mordaunt, who made the excellent documentary

At a high school for the visually impaired in Jakarta, Indonesia, the

his neighborhood, rumors abound that his lovely wife Nak (Davika Hoorne)

BOMB HARVEST, which was also set in Laos, is clearly invested in the

students are like any other teenagers: they attend classes, pursue artistic

did not survive the baby’s birth and is spending her afterlife creeping

people and culture of the region, and tells this story with great empathy

endeavors, and fall in love. The most privileged of the bunch, Diana,

everyone out. When bodies start turning up, Mak’s friends have to figure

and authenticity. Ahlo is the surviving twin of a difficult birth and is believed

patiently awaits signs of womanhood and humors her mother’s attempts

out a way to let him in on her secret and have him side with the living.

by some to be a source of bad luck. When 10-year-old Ahlo and his family

to mold her into the perfect girl. The beautiful Fitri has no shortage of

are displaced by the construction of a dam, further tragedy strikes as they

male attention and enters into a passionate affair with, unbeknownst to

Banjong Pisanthanakun (director of the wildly popular SHUTTER, HIFF 2004)

relocate. Upon reaching the relocation village, Ahlo befriends young Kia

her, a hearing-impaired punk rocker who is masquerading as a doctor.

deftly blends horror, comedy and romance into the kind highly entertaining

and her eccentric uncle Purple, but is still ostracised by the superstitious

Meanwhile, Maya, blind since birth, aspires to be an actress and

stew usually attributed to Sam Raimi or Edgar Wright. While PEE MAK

community, and even treated with suspicion by his own family. Ahlo

performer. Regardless of physical barriers, the students find ways to

prevails as an atmospheric ghost story with moments of slapstick, it is also

decides that his only hope of redemption is the Rocket Festival: a riotous,

communicate and collaborate, enabling them to connect-with each other

at times a beautiful chronicle of love after death.

and dangerous, annual competition where huge bamboo rockets are set off

and to the outside world. Director Mouly Surya creates a world where

to provoke the rain gods. Despite being too young to enter the competition,

time, space and alternate dimensions and realities are components of an

Ahlo is determined to succeed.

unconventional plot that toys with cinematic boundaries. Like her fellow

PEE MAK, a reverse take on the famous ghost story NAN NAK, is also the biggest box office hit of all time in Thailand. – Chris Claxton

Indonesia 2013 | Indonesian with English subtitles | 104M DIRECTOR: Mouly Surya SCREENWRITER: Mouly Surya PRODUCER: Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni, Tia Hasibuan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Yunus Pasolang CAST: Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita Nugraha, Karina Salim, Anggun Priambodo, Lupita Jennifer

filmmaking brethren Edwin (POSTCARDS FROM THE ZOO), ‘WTDTAWTTAL’ Set amidst a beautiful landscape, and with lovely performances by the

continues the surrealist realm of Indonesian cinema, in all its magical

young actors, THE ROCKET is a sensitive and uplifting film.

realism and mischief. – Anderson Le

– Sydney Film Festival

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WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES Return Engagement Thur., Oct. 17 | 2:45 PM | DOL Vietnam 1985 | Vietnamese, with English subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Dang Nhat Minh SCREENWRITER: Dang Nhat MinhCINEMATOGRAPHER: Nguyen Manh Lam CAST: Le Van, Nguyen Huu Muoi, Lai Phu Cuong, Trinh Phong, Le Tien Tho

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA: PRESENTED BY HAWAII NATIONAL BANK

AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

GALA

DOUBLE XPOSURE

海闊天空

二次曝光

United States Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 6:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 6:00 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:30 PM | KKM

Mon., Oct. 14 | 8:45 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 3:30 PM | DOL China 2012 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 105M

China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 112M DIRECTOR: Peter Chan PRODUCER: Peter Chan, Julie Majeski, Teddy Yoon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Christopher Doyle CAST: Huang Xiaoming, Deng Chao, Tong Dawei

In the final days of the war, a beautiful young widow, Duyen, faces a daily

DIRECTOR: Li Yu SCREENWRITER: Li Yu, Yi Fang PRODUCER: Fang Li CINEMATOGRAPHER: Florian Zinke CAST: Joan Chen, Fan Bingbing, Feng Shaofeng, Huo Siyan, Wei Kong, Anlian Yao In their third consecutive film together, following LOST IN BEIJING (2007)

struggle to take care of her young son and ailing father-in-law, all the while

In 1985, three ambitious college students meet in Beijing. Meng Xiaojun,

hiding from them the fact that her husband has recently been killed in

and BUDDHA MOUNTAIN (HIFF, 2011), director Li Yu and megastar Fan

Wang Yang, and Cheng Dongqing come from different backgrounds, but

battle. Keeping her secret burden to herself, she is befriended by the village

Bingbing, an actress blessed with transcendent physical beauty, have

they all pin their fortunes on getting student visas for the United States.

schoolmaster, Zhang, who agrees to fabricate letters from her dead husband

created a radical head-scratching tale of damaged souls disguised as a

Only Xiaojun is successful. However, lacking perfect English, he is forced

in order to spare her family sorrow. As their friendship deepens, Duyen and

baffling genre experiment and a study in self-involvement. Song Qi (Fan

to support his study at Columbia University with debasing part-time jobs.

Zhang find themselves drawn closer to intimacy - a dangerous relationship if

Bingbing) seems to have every reason to be fulfilled: happily employed

Meanwhile, Yang and Dongqing keep working in Beijing, determined to

Duyen is to maintain her charade. The title of the movie refers to the month in

at a plastic surgery clinic, she is in a stable long-term relationship with

develop the idea the trio hatched together: a new system for teaching

which the “Day of Forgiveness” occurs; a time when it is said that departed

her good-looking colleague Liu Dong (Feng Shaofeng), and is best friends

English to the tens of millions of Chinese eager for the advantages fluency

souls may visit loved ones still living. A haunting portrait of one woman’s

with rich bored housewife Xiaoxi (Huo Siyan). Things go off the rails when

brings. Directed by Hong Kong veteran Peter Chan (COMRADES, ALMOST

struggle with loss and personal sacrifice during the war, WHEN THE TENTH

she begins to suspect her seemingly loving boyfriend is actually cheating

A LOVE STORY) and shot by Christopher Doyle, with a vitality equal to its

MONTH COMES is considered by many local and international critics to be

on her-with her best friend of all people. The two women have a violent

characters’ motivation, AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA is truly a film of the

considered one of the greatest Vietnamese films ever made. The Festival

confrontation over the affair. Enraged, Song Qi commits the irreparable.

moment. Framed by a lawsuit that sees these three entrepreneurs charged

proudly presented the American premiere of this film (the first Vietnamese

But things are not quite what they seem. Song Qi, as she loses her grip on

with copyright infringement, it shows how business success can trample

film to be shown on U.S. soil after the Vietnam War), where it won the Grand

her own sanity, enters the warped world of the titular “double exposure”,

on interpersonal relationships. The story of these 21st century billionaires

Jury Prize at HIFF 1984. HIFF, NETPAC and the UH Center for Southeast Asian

where sharp dislocations of reality shatter the barrier between madness

is as seductive and compelling for Chinese viewers as THE SOCIAL

Studies (CSEAS) is honored to host the director in Honolulu and present

and reason. She embarks on a semi-mystical journey (or maybe just a

NETWORK was for Americans. To watch AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA

WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES and other films from his career.

psychotic break) into the unknowable: her past and the darkest depths of

in a North American context is to gain insight into just how emotional the

her own subterranean mind. – New York Asian Film Festival

triumph of China’s global success can be.

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DIS CUSSI ON T O F OL L OW F I L M

THE LAST SUPPER

ONE NIGHT SURPRISE

SO YOUNG

A TOUCH OF SIN

王的盛宴

夜惊喜

致我逝去的青春

天注定

Hawaii Premiere

United States Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

North American Premiere

Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:30 PM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 11 | 9:00 PM | KKM Fri., Oct. 18 | 7:15 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 5:45 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 3:00 PM | DOL

China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 116M

Sun., Oct. 13 | 3:00 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 3:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 6:30 PM | KKM

China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 131M

China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 135M

DIRECTOR: Lu Chuan SCREENWRITER: Lu Chuan CAST: Liu Ye, Daniel Wu,

China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 108M DIRECTOR: Zhao Wei SCREENWRITER: Li Qiang PRODUCER: Stanley Kwan CAST: Yang Zishan, Mark Chao, Han Geng, Jiang Shuying, Bao Beier, Zheng Kai

DIRECTOR: Jia Zhangke SCREENWRITER: Jia Zhangke PRODUCER: Shozo Ichiyama CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nelson Yu Lik-wai CAST: Zhao Tao, Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Luo Lanshan

For her directorial debut, mainland actress Zhao Wei employs a vivacious cast

Dahai, a labor leader whose attempts to curb corruption at the local mine

of mostly unknown youngsters for a spirited adaptation of Xin Yiwu’s best-

has failed, takes action in his own hands and walks to a planned celebration

selling novel. The resulting film has proved a box office sensation in China.

to greet these leaders with a shotgun. Another worker, Santer, who travels

Chang Chen DIRECTOR: Jin Yimeng SCREENWRITER: Jin Yimeng PRODUCER: Eva Jin During the gap between the Chu and Han dynasties, two ordinary men of

CAST: Fan Bingbing, Daniel Henney, Ni Hongjie, Pace Wu

guile and idealism (played by Liu Ye of CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER and Chang Chen of CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) move up the ranks

ONE NIGHT SURPRISE is the story of a driven career woman, Michelle

and end up squaring off against the charismatic Duke Xiang Yu (Hong Kong

(Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing), who on the night of her 32nd birthday

superstar Daniel Wu), and as fate would have it, against each other as well.

party drinks too much and soon after discovers she is pregnant with no

Ambition and friendship choke each other like a vice in a historical milieu

recollection of who the father may be. After narrowing the field of would-be

and landscape as muddy, brutal, and tormented as that of Peter Chan’s THE

fathers (including the hunky Daniel Henney), she finds herself in awkward

WARLORDS.

situation after awkward situation.

With THE LAST SUPPER, director Lu Chuan (who we are honoring as this

Director Eva Jin, the first Chinese female filmmaker to pass the $16 million

year’s Confucius Institute Chinese Filmmaker in Focus) has finally cemented

mark in the male-dominated Chinese film industry, has created a movie

his status as China’s anguished dramatist on par with the mid-career

that is equal parts romantic, whimsical, and slapstick screwball comedy.

historical epics of Chen Kaige, Feng Xiaogang and Zhang Yimou. But he

She manages to maintain a light-hearted tone and tell a story with insight

one-ups films like EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN and THE BANQUET by

and reflection on being a career woman in her 30s. Jin allows the heroine,

not succumbing to the picturesque classicism of the period film, and more

Michelle, to explore the idea of finding the right person to love and be the

importantly, by using a well-known political/military juncture, and the film’s

father of her child as she sees fit, in a world where “a woman’s worth is

complex flashback structure, as ways to challenge the way we think about

defined by how much men are willing to pay.” – Monica Coldwell

who has the power to write history today.

the countryside on his motorcycle in search of work, discovers that his most SO YOUNG follows Zheng Wei as she moves from her small-town roots into

powerful bargaining tool is a gun. A young spa receptionist spends endless

the intimate confines of a university boarding house. She must contend

hours fending off a rich client until – to her amazement – she discovers the

with prettier, richer, smarter and more ambitious girls, as well as fend off

ability to kill. Elsewhere, a village boy, humiliated wherever he finds work

amorous advances from a number of different boys. Eventually she makes

(which includes working at a Foxconn type factory), cannot take it anymore

loyal friends of her roommates, the beautiful Ruan Guan (Jiang Shuying),

and opts for an extreme solution. Four characters, four stories based on real

determined Weijun (Zhang Yao) and tomboyish Xiaobei (Yase Liu), but is

events ripped from the headlines. A TOUCH OF SIN depicts social inequalities

soon swept off her feet by the quiet, mysterious Chen Xiaozheng, whose

in contemporary China and looks at the growing tensions arising from the

initial indifference to her advances only spurs Zheng on to try harder.

utter failure to stamp out corruption.

Similar in style to Peter Chan’s AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA, where

Inspired by King Hu’s wuxia classic A TOUCH OF ZEN, where director Jia

the youth generation of the late ‘80s and ‘90s is explored and revered as a

Zhangke argues that martial arts films are about individuals who deal with

bygone era before the economic boom of the today’s China.

political oppression, what is even more eye-opening is the fact that the film has been approved by the Chinese censors and is slated for a November release in China. – Anderson Le

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UNBEATABLE

THE WAY WE DANCE

激戰

狂舞派

BOMBAY TALKIES

United States Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 6:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 4:30 PM | KKM

Sat., Oct. 12 | 3:00 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 4:45 PM | DOL

China | Mandarin with English subtitles | 120M

Hong Kong 2013 | Cantonese with English subtitles | 110M

DIRECTOR: Dante Lam SCREENWRITER: Dante Lam, Candy Leung, Jack Ng, Fung Chi Fung PRODUCER: Yu Dong, Jeffrey Chan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kenny Tse CAST: Nick Cheung, Jack Kao, Crystal Lee, Eddie Peng, Jack Kao

DIRECTOR: Adam Wong SCREENWRITER: Adam Wong PRODUCER: Winnie Tsang CINEMATOGRAPHER: Siu-keung Cheng CAST: Cherry Ngan, Babyjohn Choi, Lokman Yeung, Tommy ‘Guns’ Ly, Popper 88, Rhythm Attack, Wong Ho Fung, Heartgrey, Janice Fan

DIRECTOR: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap SCREENWRITER: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap PRODUCER: Smriti Jain, Sahil Mehra, Shaan Vyas CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rajeev Ravi CAST: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Ranvir Shorey, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif

moved to Macau to escape the loan sharks on his trail. Unable to afford a

Fleur, a hip hop natural, puts her parents’ tofu business behind her when she

BOMBAY TALKIES is an anthology film that celebrates 100 years of Indian

flat on his own, he rents a room in the rundown apartment of Gwen (Mei

goes to university and joins college dance crew BombA. The crew’s main

cinema while bringing together a veritable dream team of the top filmmak-

Ting), a single mother suffering from mental disorders she developed after

ambition is to defeat their arch-rivals, the Rooftoppers. Fleur takes a shine to

ers of Bollywood. It is comprised of four short films each with a different

a terrible family accident. Struggling to keep her mother from plunging

the crew’s leader Dave, but he only has eyes for sexy teammate Rebecca.

director and one commonality: the everyday people depicted in these

LGBT

Hawaii Premiere

Sun., Oct. 13 | 8:15 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 12 | 12:00 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 9:00 PM | DOL India 2013 | Hindi with English subtitles | 128M

Former boxing champion Chin Fai (superbly played by Nick Cheung) has

stories are profoundly influenced by the larger-than-life stars of India’s

into madness is 10-year-old Dani (an amazing Crystal Lee, who won Best

CHARULATA India 1964 | Hindi with English subtitles | 119M DIRECTOR: Ray Satyajit SCREENWRITER: Ray Satyajit PRODUCER: R.D. Bansal CINEMATOGRAPHER: Subrata Mitra CAST: Madhabi Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sailen Mukherjee, Syamal Ghosal, Gitali Roy Satyajit Ray’s exquisite story of a woman’s artistic and romantic yearning takes place in late nineteenth-century, pre-independence India, in the gracious home of a liberal-minded, workaholic newspaper editor and his lonely wife, Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee). When her husband’s poet cousin (Soumitra Chatterjee) comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both creatively inspired and dangerously drawn to him. Based on a novella by the great Rabindranath Tagore, CHARULATA is a work of subtle textures, a delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps

silver screen.

toward establishing her own voice.

University’s Tai Chi Club, and soon takes a shine to Fleur and her moves, and

In Zoya Aktar’s “Sheila ki Jawaani,” a 12-year-old boy yearns to dance like

CHARULATA is based on the 1901 novella “NASTANIRH” (THE BROKEN

against the odds, she also is transfixed with Alan’s earnest love for tai chi

his favorite Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif. This aggravates his father,

as well. But, when Fleur decides to rejoin BombA, she sprains her ankle,

who would rather his son play with footballs. Dibakar Banerjee’s “Star” is

Hong Kong action director Dante Lam (FIRE OF CONSCIENCE, THE STOOL

confining her to a wheelchair. With BombA now disbanded, is there any hope

about a failed actor who struggles to make a living but gets one last chance

PIGEON, THE VIRAL FACTOR) delivers masterful combat scenes, rendering

for this scrappy group of dancers to make it to the final competition?

at redemption. Karan Johar’s “Ajeeb Dastaan Hain Yeh” follows a gay

Actress for her performance at the Shanghai International Film Festival).

But when Rebecca makes fun of Fleur’s more radical dance moves (calling

At the gym where he does menial chores to make ends meet, Fai meets

her a fiddler crab), Fleur storms off. She runs into Alan, the chairman of the

Lin Siqi (Eddie Peng), who wants to enter an MMA championship to prove himself to his father (Jack Kao).

intern who becomes friends with his employer, then enters into an affair

his characters’ technique and emotions with equal dexterity, but the focus of the film remains the lives of these damaged, unlikely heroes.

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with her husband — who’s not ready to come out of the closet. In Anurag

youth, as well as hopes and dreams fulfilled. It is also a true Hong Kong

Kashyap’s “Murabba,” a young man travels to Mumbai to fulfill his dying

film, made for the local market, with local flavors and cultural touchstones,

father’s final wish: to meet actor Amitabh Bachchan and deliver a jar of

a rarity in an industry with all eyes towards Mainland China. - Anderson Le

pickles that could save his dad’s life. – Jason Musni Soeda

NEST) by Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore. Satyajit Ray won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival in 1965. CHARULATA also won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Film at the National Film Awards in 1965. HIFF is honored to present a digitally restored print in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary.

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JADOO

United States Premiere

MONSOON SHOOTOUT Hawaii Premiere

Wed., Oct. 16 | 7:15 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 1:00 PM | KKM

Fri., Oct. 18 | 9:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:15 AM | DOL

United Kingdom 2013 | English | 90M

India, Netherlands, United Kingdom 2013 | Hindi with English subtitles | 88M

DIRECTOR: Amit Gupta SCREENWRITER: Amit Gupta PRODUCER: Amanda Faber, Isabelle Georgeaux, Richard Holmes, Nikki Parrott CINEMATOGRAPHER: Roger Pratt CAST: Amara Karan, Kulvinder Ghir, Harish Patel, Tom Mison

DIRECTOR: Amit Kumar SCREENWRITER: Amit Kumar PRODUCER: Trevor Ingman, Guneet Mona, Martjin De Grunt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rajeev Ravi CAST: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sreejita De, Farhan Mohammad Hanif Shaikh

THERE GOES THE BRIDE DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE Sat., Oct. 12 | 1:00 PM | DOL India 1995 | Hindi with English subtitles | 190M DIRECTOR: Aditya Chopra SCREENWRITER: Aditya Chopra PRODUCER: Yash Chopra CAST: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri Raj Malhotra (Shahrukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol) are young, non-resident

YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI Hawaii Premiere

Wed., Oct. 16 | 3:30 PM | KKM Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 1:00 PM | DOL India 2013 | Hindi with English subtitles | 159M DIRECTOR: Ayan Mukherjee SCREENWRITER: Ayan Mukherjee, Hussain Dalal CINEMATOGRAPHER: Manikandan CAST: Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Poorna Jagannathan, Aditya Roy Kapoor

Two brothers, both wonderful chefs, fall out catastrophically. At the climax

MONSOON SHOOTOUT marks the emergence of a striking new talent on

Indians living in England. Raj is the product of a liberal upbringing while

of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half — one brother

the Indian film scene. Amit Kumar’s debut feature is a taut thriller exploring

Simran grew up in a conservative family. One holiday they meet, Eurail

YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI is the story of a yearning love between

gets the starters and the other gets the main courses. They set up rival

police violence, corruption and the moral quandary facing an idealistic

passes in hand, on a train swooshing through Europe. It’s not love at first

Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) and Naina (Dandepika Padukone). They meet on a

restaurants, on opposite sides of the same road, and spend the next twenty

rookie cop. Depicting an India in which extrajudicial murders by the police

sight, but they become close friends despite Raj’s initial clumsy attempts at

hiking trip, and despite being opposites in personality, attraction and affec-

years trying to outdo each other. Neither brother will admit it, but they both

are commonplace, Kumar takes one of these “encounters” as the starting

flirtation. Naturally, friendship turns to love, but Raj soon learns that Simran

tion are reciprocated. Unfortunately, circumstances that affect their future

know they are not entirely successful without the “other half” of the menu.

point for a compact and riveting ride through Mumbai’s underworld. As

has already been promised to another man. Can this brash, untraditional

careers stop them from going forward together. When the meet again eight

It takes a daughter — a successful London lawyer, Shalini, marrying a man

heavy monsoon rains lash the city’s badlands, Adi (Vijay Verma), an enthu-

young man convince Simran’s parents that he’s the only one for her?

years later, an opportunity for a second chance at love presents itself. Will

from a different ethnic background — to reunite them. She is planning her

siastic cop out on his first assignment, faces a life-altering moment when

marriage and is determined that they will both attend. Can the men bury the

he must decide whether to shoot or not.

fate and unsaid words part the two lovers again? DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE is often hailed as “one of the greatest Bollywood films of all time.” That’s a well earned moniker, but does it

YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI was India’s summer box office smash. Ayan

MONSOON SHOOTOUT then presents three scenarios with very different

adequately capture the magnitude of the movie’s success? After all, this

Mukherjee’s romantic comedy is the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film

Directed by Amit Gupta, JADOO stars Amara Karan of THE DARJEELING

repercussions for each possible decision Adi could make, taking Adi on a

musical rom-com, which debuted in 1995, is literally the longest-running

of all time in India and worldwide. Naturally, the film features a host of Hindi

LIMITED, and is joined by veteran performers Harish Patel (RUN FATBOY

journey that pits him against a system that demands a compromise of his

film in the history of Indian cinema. It is a film trapped in a time vacuum; as

cinema’s hottest young stars including Ranbir Kapoor (BARFI! and ROCK-

RUN) and Kulvinder Ghir (BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM). Dueling family stories,

morals. Inventive, full of energy and a breakout in India’s nouveau crime

of right now, it has been playing nonstop at the Maratha Mandir theatre in

STAR), Deepika Padukone (CHENNAI EXPRESS, RAM LEELA) and Aditya

especially dealing with food is nothing new, but JADOO is a fun look at

genre, the film strikes a balance between stylish visuals and narrative

Mumbai for more than 900 weeks! – Jason Musni Soeda

Roy Kapoor (ASSI NABBE POOREY SAU). The film also stars American actor

contemporary, working class South Asian life in the UK. Oh, and the food in

sophistication. The critically acclaimed film had its world premiere at the

Poorna Jagannathan (DELHI BELLY, THANKS FOR SHARING), who is well

the film is absolutely scrumptious too!

Cannes Film Festival.

known in the U.S. for her work on the hit television series ROYAL PAINS.

hatchet without actually burying the kitchen knife?

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HAWAII PREMIERE

CRYING 100 TIMES – EVERY RAINDROP FALLS 100回泣くこと

International Premiere

DANCING KARATE KID 琉球バトルロワイアル

World Premiere Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:00 PM | DOL

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp

noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp

CRYING 100 TIMES tells the bittersweet tale of two parted lovers Fujii and

Ryukyu dance master who believes that “a good dancer is also a good

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

Yoshime. Four years ago, a terrible motorcycle accident left Fujii with an

fighter.” Ken begins learning Iwao’s folksy dance steps, not realizing his

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

inability to remember parts of his past. A fateful encounter leads him to

new routines are taking on the form of legendary Ryukyu karate! Also in the

se quam nit.

se quam nit.

the lovely Yoshime. Unbeknownst to Fujii, Yoshime hides the fact that they

mix is Misako, Iwao’s perky and hot-blooded granddaughter, who sees Ken

were once in love, but the attraction between the two is still powerful, and

as potential husband material. This should be an ideal situation, but Ken

Fri., Oct. 11 | 6:00 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 11:00 AM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 116M DIRECTOR: Ryuichi Hiroki SCREENWRITER: Izumi Takahashi, Ko Nakamura PRODUCER: Yasushi Minatoya, Matsumoto Sei, Yasushi Udagawa CINEMATOGRAPHER: Atsuhiro Nabeshima CAST: Mirei Kiritani, Tadayoshi Okura

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 78M DIRECTOR: Tsukasa Kishimoto PRODUCER: Fuyuhiko Nishi CAST: Akihito Yagi, Joey Ken Sawamura is a handsome, young hip-hop dancer traipsing his way through Okinawa. With little more than a ghetto blaster, he wanders into a small town hoping to perfect his own style of dance. His liquid smooth, body waving dance moves capture the attention of Iwao Shinjo, an old

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

soon the two fall in love again. Uncertain that Fujii is still the man she once

quickly finds himself at odds with local yakuza, a rival karate club master

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

loved, and unsure of the man he has become since the accident, Yoshime

and a centuries-old Okinawan tradition, “the battle for the bride.”

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

suggest that they live together before getting married. But, Yoshime also

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

hides another devastating secret that will threaten their new life together.

Is Ken man enough to fight for Misako? Is “breakdance fighting” a real thing? One thing is certain: DANCING KARATE KID is exciting and

Helmed by the prolific Ryuichi Hiroki (VIBRATOR, M, THE EGOISTS and

ridiculously funny, and plays like a cross between BEST OF THE BEST and

RIVER), CRYING 100 TIMES also boasts a stellar cast including Jun Mu-

BREAKIN 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. HIFF is proud to present this film’s world

rakami (LAND OF HOPE), and Ren Osugi (EXTE) and breakout stars such as

premiere! – Jason Musni Soeda

Haru (SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE) and Yoshiko Miyazaki (DETROIT METAL CITY). The film was also extensively shot in Hawaii, as the islands are a major fixture in the plot.

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THE GOD OF RAMEN

ラーメンより大切なもの

North American Premiere Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:15 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 1:00 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 19 | 5:00 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Takashi Innami SCREENWRITER: Hiromitsu Iwaida PRODUCER: Akira Nishimura, Toshihiro Yamada CAST: Shosuke Tanihara, Kazuo Yamagishi To ramen lovers, Kazuo Yamagishi is a god. His ramen may seem like the

HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPERHERO HK 変態仮面

Hawaii Premiere Sat., Oct. 19 | 9:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:30 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Yuichi Fukuda SCREENWRITER: Yuichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri, Keisyu Ando PRODUCER: Gaku Kawasaki, Tomohiro Kobayashi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tetsuya Kudo CAST: Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Muro, Nana Katase, Takashi Tsukamoto

traditional Tokyo style ramen, but there is great depth in his culinary prac-

THE HUMAN TRUST

JELLYFISH

LGBT

人類資金

ジェリー・フィッシュ

United States Premiere

North American Premiere

Tue., Oct. 15 | 8:45 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 3:45 PM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 11 | 10:00 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 9:00 PM | DOL

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 140M

Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 92M

DIRECTOR: Junji Sakamoto SCREENWRITER: Junji Sakamoto, Harutoshi Fukui CAST: Koichi Sato, Shingo Katori, Mirai Moriyama, Vincent Gallo

DIRECTOR: Shusuke Keneko SCREENWRITER: Miyuki Takahashi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sachi Kagami CAST: Miho Otani, Rumi Hanai

Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he’s actually a con man.

Yuki is a young introvert, trying to navigate the trials and tribulations of high

One day, two men show up at his door. One man is M and the other is his

school. During a field trip to the local aquarium, she is transfixed by the

underling Yuki Seki. They ask Yuichi to steal a longheld legendary treasure

translucent and glowing jellyfish, floating in a large tank. Outgoing Kyoko

tice. From the shop’s opening 50 years ago, Yamagishi managed to create

Crooks and creeps of all stripes, fear the Masked Pervert! This justice

trove that includes massive amounts of gold and other stolen loot from

approaches Yuki, startling her. They are alone. Kyoko tenderly asks Yuki

his distinct and unique flavor, attracting customers from all over Japan. As

machine, born to a cop father and a dominatrix mother, becomes almost

World War II, and is now hidden in the basement of a Japanese bank. The

if she’s ever been kissed. Yuki is startled by the question and stumbles to

a matter of fact, they would queue outside the shop until they were served,

invincible when he covers his face with panties. If he activates the power

secret treasure was then taken by the Supreme Commander of the Allied

formulate an answer until Kyoko swoops in and kisses her gently on the

a ridiculously long wait of over two hours on a typical weekday.

of his ass-crack by transforming his underwear into a thong with suspend-

Forces to fund secret operations.

lips. Soon, their secret affair hesitantly blossoms, but this sweet romance

ers, you’ll certainly come face to face with his crotch! He dodges bullets

unveils darker secrets harboring between them.

Unlike JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, which was beautifully shot, but we learned

by adopting alluring poses, and can incapacitate even the most danger-

Yuichi accepts the proposal after hearing of the large fee offered if suc-

very little about Jiro himself, GOD OF RAMEN plays out like a 90 minute

ous opponent with his flying bondage technique. If by some miracle you

cessful. In order to steal the “M funds,” which Yuichi isn’t even sure if it

Based on a novel by Sane Hinakura, who penned this tome at 16 years

episode of “Soko Ga Shiritai” and is shot over a decade, with cameras

manage to hit him, he’ll ask for more. Aw, yes! You don’t want to rub the

exists, “M” plans an unprecedented money game which brings in interests

old, JELLYFISH uses the non-polyp sea organism as a reflection of female

following Yamagishi-san. For all his jolliness and happy demeanor, he is a

Masked Pervert the wrong way! HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPERHERO

from the U.S., Russia and other places. This film is based on an original sto-

adolescence and its parallel traits: amorous and beautiful, yet poisonous

chef who is married to his work, and deep down inside, a sad man carrying

combines the “henshin hero” genre (think Power Rangers or Kikaida) and

ry by Harutoshi Fukui with a screenplay co-written by Fukui and Sakamoto.

with a painful sting; and feelings of first love that are also fueled by intense

the legacy of his deceased wife. This, of course, takes a toll, as his health

the penchant for all things hentai (pervert). But like smart superhero tales,

It marks the second time the two filmmakers have collaborated; Sakamoto’s

jealousy. The film, directed by veteran Shusuke Kaneko (DEATH NOTE,

declines and his apprentices move on to open competing businesses. In the

this film pokes fun at the genre, but also tells a classic origin story in true

2005 film AEGIS was based on a novel by Fukui.THE HUMAN TRUST is a

GAMERA series), bathes his scenes with angelic sunlight. The film is a sap-

end, GOD OF RAMEN is a chronicle of one man’s life and his impact on the

superhero fashion. An inventive and hilarious action comedy, with the very

star-studded thriller with a top-notch international cast.

phic love story, tinged with sadness, but also hope. – Anderson Le

community and the art of ramen itself. – Anderson Le

fit Ryohei Suzuki as the masked perverted hero himself, you don’t have to watch this film behind closed doors to enjoy it! – Fantasia Festival

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KEN AND MARY: THE ASIAN TRUCK EXPRESS

ケンとメリー

North American Premiere Fri., Oct. 11 | 5:15 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 12 | 1:30 PM | KKM Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 87M DIRECTOR: Kenta Fukasaku SCREENWRITER: Ichiro Kusuno PRODUCER: Toshiaki Nakazawa CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kazuhiro Suzuki CAST: Naoto Takenaka, Zizan Raja Lawak, Kii Kitano, Bing Hu A former hardcore rocker in his youth, Ken Katakura (Naoto Takenaka) has now become a bitter salaryman after his wife dies. While traveling to Malaysia with the intention of stopping his daughter’s wedding, Ken’s plans change when the plane is forced to make an emergency landing. Ken is stranded on the opposite side of the island and grudgingly accepts help from “Mary” (Hu Bing), a goofy, charismatic Chinese truck driver who has all the right intentions but seems to cause more harm than good. Ken, at first, is horrified by Mary; however, through a series of misadventures they begin to develop a father-son relationship. Will this mismatched couple make it to the wedding in time for Ken to stop it? What will Ken think when he finds out Mary’s secret? Directed by Kenta Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE II), this cross-generational, cultural clashing film will keep you laughing and talking about it for months! Naoto Takenaka (SHALL WE DANCE) and Bing Hu are hilarious as the mismatched travelers in the rollicking road comedy. – Shasta Yamada

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THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE

GALA

清須会議

KON-SHIN

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

渾身

そして父になる

United States Premiere

North American Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 19 | 6:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 2:30 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 11:30 AM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 3:15 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 5:45 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 3:45 PM | DOL

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 135M

Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 134M

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 120M

DIRECTOR: Koki Mitani SCREENWRITER: Koki Mitani PRODUCER: Kuga Maeda, Kazutoshi Wadakura CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hideo Yamamoto CAST: Koji Yakusho, Tadanobu Asano, Kenichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki

DIRECTOR: Yoshinari Nishikori SCREENWRITER: Yoshinari Nishikori, Kenichi Kawakami PRODUCER: Haruhisa Ishizuka CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kosuke Matsushima CAST: Sho Aoyagi, Ayumi Ito, Naomi Zaizen, Masahiro Kômoto, Takashi Sasano

DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Kore-eda SCREENWRITER: Hirokazu Kore-eda PRODUCER: Chihiro Kameyama, Tatsuro Hatanaka,Tom Yoda CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mikiya Takimoto CAST: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko Maki, Lily Franky,Yoko Maki

overlooked masters. He is one of the absolute best at what he does and has

Director Yoshinari Nishikori’s new drama, based on the Kenichi Kawakami

Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours

been for many years now. The director of WELCOME BACK, MR. MCDON-

novel KONSHIN, showcases classical wrestling (Koten) and the natural

after spending six years together? Hirokazu Kore-eda, the globally ac-

ALD (HIFF 1997), SUITE DREAMS and THE MAGIC HOUR – also the writer of

beauty of the Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture, where the history of Sumo

claimed director of NOBODY KNOWS, STILL WALKING and I WISH, returns

UNIVERSITY OF LAUGHS – is known for super classy comedies that would

dates back 300 years, played out in rings made of giant tree trunks ceremo-

to the big screen with another family — a family thrown into torment after

have fit right into Hollywood’s Golden Age, the sorts of films that delight in

niously carried into halls and covered with straw mats. Steeped in ancient

a phone call from the hospital where the son was born. Ryota has earned

poking fun at social strata and good manners and take great joy in being

traditions in a place that holds onto traditional culture we see a Japan,

everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from

witty and clever rather than going for the big punchline.

which may not be familiar.

pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori,

And now Mitani is back with his KIYOSU CONFERENCE — an adaptation

The film follows Hideaki (Sho Aoyagi) who reluctantly returns to his home-

of his own novel — a period set picture featuring a massive cast of stars

town of Okinoshima and remarries Tamiko (Ayumi Ito), causing a rift with

(including regular player Koji Yakusho along with Tadanobu Asano and

his motherless young daughter. He throws himself into training with the

Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between “na-

Susumu Terajima) arriving at Kiyosu Castle to deal with logistical matters

local sumo stable and, gradually earning the respect of the once-estranged

ture” and “nurture.” Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning

following the death of a local lord. It’s a vintage Mitani setup, one that

townspeople, he is selected for the coveted Ozeki position in the upcoming

his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has

involves multiple characters with conflicting motivations and will enable

tournament. Preparing for the big championship, which is held every 20

raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question

him to set multiple plates a-spinning. – Todd Brown

years at Mizuwakasu Temple, the challenge becomes overwhelming, and

himself: has he really been a “father” all these years? The moving story of a

the bond of his family and friends on the island support him as he steps into

man who finally faces himself when he encounters an unexpected wall for

the suspense of final competition. – Doug Bond

the first time in his life.

Japanese writer-director Koki Mitani is one of the world’s truly great

get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their six-year-old son, Keita, is not “their” son — the hospital gave them the wrong baby.

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MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER

中学生円山

United States Premiere Sun., Oct. 13 | 8:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:30 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 119M

MOURNING RECIPE

OSHIN

ヌイグルマーZ

おしん

United States Premiere

United States Premiere

North American Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 6:45 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 3:00 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 3:30 PM | KKM

Fri., Oct. 18 | 9:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 9:00 PM | KKM

Sat., Oct. 12 | 6:30 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 19 | 3:45 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:45 AM | DOL

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 99M Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 129M

DIRECTOR: Kankuro Kudo SCREENWRITER: Kankuro Kudo CAST: Takuma Hiraoka, Kenji Endo, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Fumina Hara

DIRECTOR: Yuki Tanada SCREENWRITER: Hisako Kurosawa CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ryuto Kondo CAST: Hiromi Nagasaku, Renji Ishibashi, Fumi Nikaido, Masaki Okada, Taizo Harada

A typical oddball tale of Japanese adolescence, but one that is hilarious,

Renji Ishibashi is Ryohei, a grieving widower who becomes depressed

charming and delightfully off the wall. MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL-

and loses the will to go forward with life after the sudden death of his

ER centers on a typical 14-year-old boy, Maruyama, with an overactive

wife Otomi. His daughter Yuriko (Hiromi Nagasaku), who’s going through a

imagination, and his tireless efforts to give himself fellatio. Elsewhere, a

frustrating and painful divorce, visits him. Two weeks after Otomi’s death,

senile old neighbor has aspirations to be a punk rocker, and Maruyama’s

Imo (Fumi Nikaido), a quirky young woman, delivers a book containing the

mother is so lonely and submerged in her Korean soap operas that she be-

“recipes for happiness” left behind by Otomi, and tells him that she is to

gins making seductive moves on the new Korean handyman, who is in fact,

assist with the household chores during their period of mourning. Soon

a spitting image of the lead in the current K-drama she is watching.

the three are joined by Haru (Masaki Okada), as they follow the recipes for over 49 days. Director Yuki Tanada’s humorous and heartwarming film is

There may also be a serial killer living somewhere in the estate, and young

based on the novel of the same name by Yuki Ibuki. There will be obvious

Maruyama is determined to seek him out, if only he can keep his mind off of

comparisons to the Academy winning DEPARTURES, and the Japanese tra-

dancing girls in skimpy outfits, or has time after wrestling practice (which

dition of mourning and honoring the dead is one that is meticulous, rooted

he only participates in to make himself supple enough to … well … you

in tradition and very systematic. MOURNING RECIPE has more dashes of

know). This film has been one of the year’s more memorable discoveries,

humor and of course, the many wonderful dishes that are made from the

combining a rich visual style with a sharp, anarchic sense of humor.

recipe book. Food can also bring little miracles to one’s everyday life, and

– James Marsh

also remind them of the sanctity and joy of living. – Anderson Le

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NUIGLMAR Z

四十九日のレシピ

Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 107M DIRECTOR: Iguchi Noboru SCREENWRITER: Iguchi Noboru CAST: Nakagawa Shoko, Takeda Rina, Saito Takumi Every year, Noboru Iguchi takes the Japanese gore genre to even stranger heights! His beautiful protagonists have endured some bizarre circumstances, which include, but are not limited to, homicidal sushi, cybernetic geisha assassins and toilet zombies. This time, Iguchi brings us NUIGLMAR Z, a tale about a Gothic Lolita named Yumeko Ayukawa (Japanese idol Shoko Nakagawa) who, along with her teddy bear, must battle an army of zombies by transforming into the sexy, pink superhero NUIGLMAR Z (Rina Takeda)! HIFF Extreme fanatics, take note: Rina Takeda played the lead role in the cult hit DEAD SUSHI, which created a huge stir at HIFF last year. Shoko Nakagawa is a mega famous television personality who is also known for being a J-pop star, cosplayer and manga illustrator. The bottom line — this is the craziness that happens when you cross the subcultures of Lolita fashion and furry fandom. Furthermore, the combination of Iguchi’s twisted mind and these talented young stars has resulted in a perfect storm of otaku excitement! – Jason Musni Soeda

DIRECTOR: Shin Togashi SCREENWRITER: Sugako Hashida, Kota Yamada PRODUCER: Arimasa Okada, Nobuyuki Tanizawa, Kensuke Zushi CAST: Aya Ueto, Gorô Inagaki, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kayoko Kishimoto Ten-year-old peasant girl Oshin Tanimura (Kokone Hamada) lives a meager existence. Her parents are so poor, they can’t afford to feed their children. So when Oshin’s father unapologetically forces her to leave the village to become a live-in maid and babysitter for a wealthy family, she willingly accepts it and urges her mother not to cry. Little does the child know, she is about to enter a series of hardships that will test her fortitude and set her on the road to becoming a strong and selfless woman like her mother Fuji, played by Aya Ueto (THERMAE ROMAE, HIFF 2012). Set in the Meiji era, Oshin is an emotional tale about love and familial duty that doesn’t just tug at the heartstrings; it also examines the way Japanese women are simply expected to shoulder the overwhelming burden of caring for their husbands, children and elderly parents. The original NHK drama that this film is based on, was wildly popular around the globe, as well as in Hawaii, when it aired 30 years ago. – Jason Musni Soeda

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RUROUNI KENSHIN

るろうに剣心

Hawaii Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 9:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 12:00 PM | DOL Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 134M DIRECTOR: Keishi Ohtomo SCREENWRITER: Keishi Ohtomo, Nobuhiro Watsuki, Kiyomi Fujii PRODUCER: Shinzô Matsuhashi CAST: Yu Aoi, Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yosuke Eguchi RUROUNI KENSHIN, the international bestselling manga (selling over 57 million copies worldwide) and anime series by Nobuhiro Watsuki, makes

SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE

みなさん、 さようなら

United States Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 9:15 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 11:30 AM | DOL THURS., OCT. 17 | 3:45 PM | DOL Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 120M DIRECTOR: Yoshihiro Nakamura SCREENWRITER: Tamio Hayashi, Yoshihiro Nakamura PRODUCER: Yasushi Udagawa, Junko Nagasaka CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gen Kobayashi CAST: Gaku Hamada, Kana Kurashina, Kento Nagayama, Haru, Kei Tanaka, Bengal

A STORY OF YONOSUKE

みなさん、 さようなら

Hawaii Premiere SAT., OCT. 12 | 12:00 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 12:30 PM | KKM FRI., OCT. 18 | 3:00 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 160M DIRECTOR: Shuichi Okita SCREENWRITER: Shuichi Yoshida, Shiro Maeda PRODUCER: Toshikazu Nishigaya CAST: Kengo Kora, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Ito, Gou Ayano A STORY OF YONOSUKE, the sophomore feature from Shuichi Okita (last year’s hit THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN) is an ode to good humor and

its live action silver screen debut in Hawaii. Featuring an abundance of impressive action scenes, RUROUNI KENSHIN has grossed more than three

Satoru (played by an obviously adult Gaku Hamada, who is also in SAKE-

optimism in movies. Told with an inquisitive determination, the tale is a

billion yen in Japan. The Tokugawa shogunate’s forces are defeated by a

BOMB) tells his ever-patient mother in 1981 that he plans to spend the rest

smart, indolent saunter through Japan’s recent past that goes about its

samurai uprising that is led under lone swordsman, Kenshin Himura, signal-

of his life in the danchi (a housing project built during the postwar boom

business of showing the simple act of getting on with your life, with its

ling the birth of a new era. Once legendary for his killing prowess, Kenshin

years as self-contained communities) and not attend the junior high school

cluster of silly mistakes and small acts of kindness, with patience and re-

becomes a wanderer and vows never to kill again. When Kenshin saves

outside it. When his former classmates traipse off to their new school, Sa-

finement. The titular hero of the film, Yonosuke (Kengo Kora), is a seemingly

the idealistic Kaoru from powerful drug lord Kanryuu Takeda’s gangsters,

toru remains behind, but instead of vegetating in front of the TV, he embarks

ordinary Japanese student, both a simple soul and a force of nature that

she invites him to stay. Their quiet life together is interrupted when a drug

on a rigorous regime of study, martial arts training and patrolling the danchi

left a long-lasting impact on the lives of his college friends, as is shown in

chemist named Megumi Takani escapes from Takeda and seeks shelter in

with a clipboard to make sure all his neighbors are safe, month after month,

flash forwards that unveil a present flooded by the past (the film is set in

the school. Takeda’s thugs wreck havoc on their peaceful village, and as

year after year. Satoru’s already small world steadily shrinks as the years

the late ‘80s).

Rurouni is faced with those who wish to return Japan to times of darkness,

pass and the number of his former classmates dwindle. But every time he

he is forced to grapple with what renouncing violence could mean.

tries to go down the long flight of steps leading to the bigger world outside,

As we see Yonosuke’s former college friends, older and grayer in the pres-

he freezes and panics. Will he end up an urban Robinson Crusoe, marooned

ent day dealing with their own busy lives, they are able to have a moment

RUROUNI KENSHIN is an action-packed, visual feast that needs to be expe-

on his crumbling island of concrete? Prolific actor Gaku Hamada is also

where a gentle breeze will glide by, just as easy as Yonosuke did back in

rienced on the big screen. Even better news, the sequel was just greenlit,

brilliant in his role as Satoru and aside from his co-starring role in SAKE-

their college days, putting a small smile on their face. The film will do the

so we will see the further live-action adventures of this particular ronin.

BOMB, will be in six other films this year! – Mark Schilling

same to its audience and the end credits too.

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A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING: A TRUE LOVE STORY 横道世之介

North American Premiere Sun., Oct. 13 | 1:30 PM | KKM Mon., Oct. 14 | 6:15 PM | DOL WED., OCT. 16 | 3:15 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 130M DIRECTOR: Yuzo Asahara SCREENWRITER: Yuzo Asahara, Michio Kashiwada, Yukiko Yamamuro PRODUCER: Yoshitaka Ishizuka CAST: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kora, Kimiko Yo, Toshiyuki Nishida Written and directed by Yuzo Asahara, A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING: A TRUE LOVE STORY is a delightful culinary saga that is enlivened with an all-star cast. Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period, Oharu (Aya Ueto of OSHIN and THERMAE ROMAE [HIFF 2012]) is an excellent cook and recognized for her culinary skills. Due to these talents, she marries Yasunobu (Kengo Kora from A STORY OF YONOSUKE), who is an heir of the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. Nevertheless, Yasunobu himself is a terrible cook. With the help of Oharu’s mother-in-law Mitsuru (Kimiko Yo), she begins to teach Yasunobu how to cook. The current trend of Japanese films and cuisine is no accident (MOURNING RECIPE being the other Japanese foodie film this year). Aside from the obvious hunger pangs an audience gets at viewing some delicious looking food, it is also all about presentation, meticulously designed and created. There is a sense of order and harmony in Japanese palace cuisine and like the Korean drama DAE JANG GEUM, this film will spark a trend in cooking classes heralding from that era. – Anderson Le

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BOOMERANG FAMILY

COLD EYES

North American Premiere

United States Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 12:00 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 3:15 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 9:00 PM | KKM

Fri., Oct. 18 | 9:00 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 12:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:30 PM | KKM

South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 112M

South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 119M

DIRECTOR: Hae-Sung Song SCREENWRITER: Hae-Gon Kim, Jae-Hwan Kim PRODUCER: Kyoung-Hwan Lee CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kyoung-Pyo Hong CAST: Hae-Il Park, Je-Moon Yoon, Hyo-Jin Kong, Yuh-Jung Yoon, Ji-Hee Jin

DIRECTOR: Cho Ui-seok, Kim Byung-seo SCREENWRITER: Cho Ui Seok PRODUCER: Lee Eugene CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kim Byung Seo, Yeo Kyung Bo CAST: Seol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, Jin Gyeong, Lee Jun-ho

BOOMERANG FAMILY is a laugh-out-loud comedy starring Park Hae-il,

Ha Yoon-joo (Han Hyo-joo) is the newest member of an elite police unit

Youn Yuh-jung and Kong Hyo-jin. The film revolves around a mischievous

that specializes in the surveillance of high profile criminals. When it comes

family consisting of two jobless sons, In-mo (Park Hae-il from EUNGYO)

to shadowing a target, the rookie police woman shows a great deal of

and Han-mo (Yoon Je-moon) who are both in their late 40s, a foul-mouthed

promise, but she has much to prove to cranky chief detective Hwang Won-

daughter Mi-Youn (Kong Hyo-jin), and their mom (Youn Yuh-jung). After

jin (Sol Kyung-gu). The veteran cop makes it clear he has little use for a

failing his career as a movie director and losing his wife, In-mo moves into

newbie who cannot see and memorize absolutely every detail, no matter

his mom’s house, in which his older brother, younger sister and her teenage

how small or seemingly insignificant, during an operation. Ha’s skills are

daughter are already taking up space. The family’s raucous reunification

immediately put to the test when Hwang’s team begins tracking James

may be loud and insane, but the siblings’ bickerings provide great laughs.

(Jung Woo-sung), the enigmatic leader of a gang of vicious, bank-robbing

Although they are all middle-aged, the siblings still bicker and fight as if

thugs. As James’ crimes begin to escalate in severity, the rookie realizes

they are 10-year-olds. In many ways, the film is a reflection of how we

that her on-the-job training could prove to be fatal. Directed by Joh Ui-seok

are with our own families and how we behave behind closed doors. Even

and Kim Byeong-seo, this action-thriller is a remake of the Hong Kong

though they have belligerent attitudes, they stick together because blood is

film EYE IN THE SKY (HIFF 2007). COLD EYES more than does justice to its

thicker than water. – Grace Jo

source material while showing that it has lots of fresh, new tricks up its

고령화 가족

감시자들

sleeve. A box office hit, the film was released this summer in Korea, where it handily beat Hollywood juggernauts like MAN OF STEEL, WORLD WAR Z and PACIFIC RIM. – Jason Musni Soeda

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HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS 남자사용설명서

Hawaii Premiere Wed., Oct. 16 | 6:30 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 9:00 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 19 | 7:30 PM | DOL South Korea 2012 | Korean with English subtitles | 116M DIRECTOR: Lee Won-Suk SCREENWRITER: Lee Won-Suk, Noh HyeYoung PRODUCER: Kim Hyun-Shin, Yoon Chang-Sook, Eo Ji-Yeon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kim Sun-Ryung CAST: Lee Si-yeong, Oh Jeong-se, Park Yeong-gyoo, Kim Jeong-tae, Lee Won-jong

INTRUDERS 조난자들

United States Premiere Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:30 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 4:00 PM | DOL South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 99M DIRECTOR: Young-seok Noh SCREENWRITER: Young-seok Noh PRODUCER: Sunhee Choi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jae-in Park CAST: Suk-ho Jun, Tae-kyung Oh Noh Young-seok charmed festival audiences in 2008 with DAYTIME DRINKING, a droll and disarming comedy of errors that won widespread critical praise, as well as comparisons to the early works of Jim Jarmusch. With INTRUDERS, the filmmaker combines a similar tone of gentle absurdity

Bona (Lee Si-yeong) is an overworked and underpaid second assistant

with an atmosphere of subtle, slow-burn suspense, and situates his

A.D. to a famous commercial director. After a particularly disastrous shoot,

narrative in a setting that has so frequently served as a site of cinematic

where she is blamed for inciting a spoiled actor’s outburst, she finds herself

misadventure: a cabin in the woods.

alone on a beach where she meets Dr. Swalski (Park Yeong-gyoo) and is talked into buying a set of self help videos (on VHS no less) entitled: HOW

Hoping to avail himself of some peace and quiet to put the finishing touches

TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS. At first she wonders why she wasted so

on his latest script, a taciturn, young screenwriter (Jun Suk-ho) arranges to

much money on these videos but as she transforms from a mopey, hoodie

stay at the rural bed and breakfast owned by his producer’s family. With the

wearing wet blanket to a cute, pixie-cut wearing, confident director in her

lodge closed to patrons for the winter, he’ll suffer precious few distractions

own right, she finds herself addicted to the videos (shot in vintage ‘80s

— or so he believes. Inevitably, a carload of obnoxious would-be guests

style). She soon infiltrates her male dominated company, even to the point

arrives, unaware of the off-season closure and eager to take advantage

where she has that same vain tantrum-throwing actor wrapped around her

of his reluctant hospitality. He soon finds himself having to contend with

finger. But, for how long can she pull this off? A battle of the sexes comedy

several more unwelcome visitors as his secluded getaway becomes a

that doesn’t sink with cliches, HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS is a

darkly comic ordeal with surprising, geopolitical ramifications.

fun ride, with visual flair and an awesome soundtrack.

– Giovanna Fulvi, TIFF

– Anderson Le

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JUVENILE OFFENDER

MR. GO

THE STONE

VERY ORDINARY COUPLE

Hawaii Premiere

United States Premiere

United States Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

THURS., OCT 17 | 9:00 PM | DOL SUN., OCT 20 | 5:30 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 12:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:15 AM | DOL

Tue., Oct. 15 | 8:30 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 9:00 PM | KKM

South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 107M

Fri., Oct. 11 | 8:45 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 3:00 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 6:30 PM | KKM

South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 99M

South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 99M

DIRECTOR: Kang Yi-kwan SCREENWRITER: Kang Yi –kwan, Park Joo-young CINEMATOGRAPHER: Byun Bong-sun CAST: Seo Young-ju, Lee Jung-hyun, Jun Yejin

DIRECTOR: Yong-Hwa Kim SCREENWRITER: Yong-Hwa Kim CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hyeon-cheol Park CAST: Josie Xu, Dong-il Seong, Joe Odagiri, Hui-won Kim, Gang-u Kim

DIRECTOR: Se-rae Cho SCREENWRITER: Se-rae Cho CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kyung-ho Ha CAST: Hyunseung (Dong-in) Cho, Roi-ha Kim, Won-sang Park

Ji-gu is a 15-year-old juvenile offender under probation who lives with his

Young circus ringmaster Wei Wei has only bat-swinging gorilla Ling Ling

ailing grandfather. When he is caught committing a crime, he is sent to the

to depend on as her only family member and friend. When a loan shark

juvenile reformatory. Upon his grandfather’s passing, Ji-gu is reunited with

threatens to sell Ling Ling, Wei Wei has no choice but to allow him to be

his mother — whom he believed to be dead. Together they set out to make

scouted in the Korean Baseball League by the materialistic sports agent

up for lost time.

Sung. Ling Ling, now dubbed “Mr. Go,” becomes an instant hit with fans

범죄소년

미스터 고

연애의 온도

South Korea 2013 | Korean with English subtitles | 112M

and leads his team, Doosan, to a miraculous winning streak. No pitcher The film is a joint effort of director Kang Yi-kwan and the National Human

can stand up to Mr. Go’s powerful single-handed swing, and they watch

Rights Commission of Korea, bringing to life a quietly touching and moving

helplessly as balls fly out of the park. His popularity grows so immensely

drama about the problems and issues faced by the youth of South Korea.

that even the fans of his opposing teams cheer for him. Wei Wei and Sung

Underneath the veneer of a youth crime, this is truly a profound film. It

are stunned and blinded by the sudden success, and neglect to detect

poses many questions about humanity and society, particularly about

Ling Ling’s worsening knee injury, just as Japanese clubs are drafting

who are deemed as having ‘made mistakes’ and how they are treated by

groundbreaking trade propositions.

society’s moral institutions. Director Kang provides a delicate balance and never veers for sentimentality or falsehoods.

From the director of 200 POUNDS BEAUTY, this Korean-Chinese coproduction showcases the latest CGI tools to bring Ling Ling to life. MR. GO is a fun and engaging film for the entire family and will also be presented in 3D!

A small-time gang boss, Nam-hae, coincidentally meets a young Go player, Min-su, who rekindles his interest in the game. Despite his outstanding talent, Min-su has been wasting his days as a gambler without pursuing a real career in Go (similar to Chess originating from China, where two players alternately place black and white playing pieces called “stones”). Nam-hae orders his second-in-command to persuade the young man to be his private tutor. While Nam-hae, learning Go and spending some peaceful time with Min-su, suddenly allows himself to reflect on his life, the young Go player discovers the shady underworld of his “student.” But when his competition wants to expand its territory, Nam-hae is forced into a path of destruction. Director Se-rae Cho, in his feature debut, used to manage Go clubs in his youth. It is a game of strategy, self-control and mathematical elegance. The youth and the gangster both represent the black and white “stones,” two sides with fate and free-will intertwined, navigating through the chaos of life in a larger, unfathomable game. THE STONE is a striking film of flawed

DIRECTOR: Deok Roh SCREENWRITER: Deok Roh PRODUCER: Ji-Yong Hong CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jong-Cheol Park CAST: Minki Lee, Min-hee Kim, Moo-sung Choi, Mi-Ran Ra, Yeon-Soo Ha The sleeper hit of 2013, VERY ORDINARY COUPLE is a romantic comedy that came out of nowhere, opened big, and wound up beating Hollywood blockbusters at the box office. Lee and Jang are colleagues who work in the same bank and they have just broken up. Because they didn’t want things to be awkward at work, they dated in secret. But now that they are no longer together, they hate the very sight of each other and on a company dinner they both get drunk and have an explosive public screaming match. So much for secrets. Now the word is out: Lee and Jang dated and now hate one another. Forced to stand side by side every day they begin a cold war and soon their colleagues are taking sides. But the fighting reawakens the passion they felt for each other and hate is basically in the same neighborhood as love. – New York Asian Film Festival

men who are attracted to the symmetry of perfection and harmony. – Anderson Le

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DEBOSYON

United States Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 11:00 AM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 2:15 PM | DOL Philippines 2013 | Tagalog with English subtitles | 82M DIRECTOR: Alvin Yapan SCREENWRITER: Alvin Yapan PRODUCER: Khristian Cordero CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dexter dela Pena CAST: Paulo Avelino, Mara Lopez, Ramona Rañeses, Roy B. Dominguiano Mando, a Bikolano devotee of Ina, Virgin of Peñafrancia, Patroness of Bikolandia, injures himself in the middle of the forest while collecting orchids at the foot of the Mayon Volcano. When he is nursed back to health by a mysterious woman named Salome, they eventually fall in love with each other. But when Mando invites her to come with him to the plains, Salome refuses, claiming a curse prohibits her from leaving the forest. Salome holds a devastating secret. Meanwhile, Mando relies on his devotion to the Virgin of Peñafrancia to lift the curse, making him realize just how inextricably linked are the virtues of love and faith. Once again, director Alvin Yapan makes use of vivid colors to convey themes of devotion and love. As in his past work (THE DANCE OF TWO LEFT FEET [HIFF 2011], PILGRIM LOVERS), the cinematography is superb, particularly the scenes in the forest, the Mayon Volcano and Naga’s Penafrancia Festival. DEBOSYON patiently unfolds like an enchanting dream and Yapan is unafraid to juxtapose elements of religion and indigenous folklore.

IF ONLY SANA DATI United States Premiere Sat., Oct. 19 | 7:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:30 PM | DOL Philippines 2013 | Tagalog with English subtitles | 100M DIRECTOR: Jerrold Tarog SCREENWRITER: Ramon Ukit PRODUCER: Jerrold Tarog, Daphne O. Chiu CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mackie Galvez CAST: Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Benjamin Alves, Ria Garcia, TJ Trinidad Winning awards for Best Direction and Best Film in the Director’s Showcase at this year’s Cinemalaya, HIFF is proud to present IF ONLY, the final film in Jerrold Tarog’s Camera Trilogy (CONFESSIONAL and MANGATYANAN being the two previous films). It is a love story about a woman whose wedding is thrown into disarray when a mysterious person arrives and reminds her of the man she really loves. GMA Network’s Sunday All Stars host Lovi Poe plays Andrea — a woman with secrets of her own. As she begins to prepare for her upcoming nuptials to the ambitious politician Robert (TJ Trinidad), Andrea meets Dennis (Paulo Avelino) the wedding videographer — who is on a mission to get information from her. As the two begin to bond, Andrea begins to reminisce on her secret past, and her doubts on marrying Robert begin to grow. A moving film about contemporary love and relationships in present day Philippines, IF ONLY is imbued with a romantic spirit that is set to send audiences on an emotional roller coaster.

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INSTANT MOMMY United States Premiere

LOLA

THE SPIDER’S LAIR

Sun., Oct. 20 | 1:15 PM | DOL

BABAGWA

SINAPUPUNAN

United States Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Wed., Oct. 16 | 7:00 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 8:45 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:30 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 5:30 PM | DOL Philippines 2009 | Tagalog with English subtitles | 110M Philippines 2013 | Tagalog with English subtitles | 100M DIRECTOR: Leo Abaya SCREENWRITER: Leo Abaya PRODUCER: Leo Abaya, Josabeth Alonso, Kris Aquino, Chris Martinez, John Victor Tence CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nor Domingo, Dexter de la Peña and Jan Tristan Pandy CAST: Eugene Domingo, Yuki Matsuzaki, Luis Alandy, Rico J. Puno, Shamaine Buencamino Outlandish hijinks ensue in this entertaining comedy by Director Leo Abaya. INSTANT MOMMY follows the story of Bechayda (comedienne superstar Eugene Domingo from A WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK and HERE COMES THE BRIDE), a two months-pregnant wardrobe assistant for TV commercial productions. After suffering from a miscarriage, Bechayda hatches a plan to keep Kaoru (Yuki Matsuzaki of LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA), her long distance Japanese lover, and fulfill her dreams of a better life. Pretending that the miscarriage was only a false alarm, Bechayda goes on a mission to convince her lover (whom her only contact at the moment is through video chat) that she is still pregnant, even going so far as to hire a director to help video shoot a false child birth. All the while her ex-boyfriend JB (Luis Alandy of MAGPAKAILANMAN) watches from afar with a mix of longing and exasperation. But what will happen when the truth is out?

DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza SCREENWRITER: Linda Casimiro PRODUCER: Ferdinand Lapuz CINEMATOGRAPHER: Odyssey Flores CAST: Anita Linda, Rustica Carpio, Tanya Gomez, Jhong Hilario, Ketchup Eusebio Lola Sepa’s grandson has been killed by a cell phone snatcher. Despite being devastated by the sudden violence, she must bear the burden of

LGBT

THY WOMB

Philippines 2012 | Tagalog with English subtitles | 105M Philippines 2013 | Tagalog with English subtitles | 101M DIRECTOR: Jason Paul Laxamana SCREENWRITER: Jason Paul Laxamana PRODUCER: Ferdinand Lapuz CINEMATOGRAPHER: Topel Lee CAST: Alex Vincent Medina, Joey Paras, Alma Concepcion, Kiko Matos, Nico Antonio

making the funeral arrangements. She and her family are poor, and there is

DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza SCREENWRITER: Henry Burgos CINEMATOGRAPHER: Odyssey Flores CAST: Nora Aunor, Bembol Rocco, Mercedes Cabral, Lovi Poe A woman of mature years, experiencing a third miscarriage, Shaleha

not enough money for the coffin nor the legal pursuit against the suspected

Greg (Alex Medina) may have had dreams of being an actor in the past,

murderer. But the elderly woman is ready to even seek a bank loan to

agonizes that she can’t bear a child. To fulfill her husband’s only wish and

but those dreams have long failed him. He’s let himself go beyond the

assure both a proper burial and justice for her beloved grandson. Lola

to be blessed by Allah as having a child is a tangible proof of divine grace,

point where entering modeling pageants would be anything other than a

Puring is committed to getting her grandson Mateo out of jail, although he

Shaleha decides to march to a different drummer. Her resolve is to find

waste of time and now Marney (Joey Paras), his manager, has got him a

has been accused of senselessly murdering Lola Sepa’s grandson. But the

a new partner for her husband. Night and day, she and her husband sail

gig that puts his acting talents to use in the lowest form possible. No, not

poor aged woman doesn’t have the bail money. Each time she visits her

to islands, floating villages, and nearby communities in search of a fertile

as a contestant on Big Brother, but as the voice of a non-existent model

grandson in prison to bring him proper meals, it breaks her heart to see him

woman. Providentially, Shaleha finds the girl as recommended by friends.

on Facebook named Bam Bonifacio, whom they use as a front to separate

wasting away behind bars with countless others. At the first court hearing,

But on the eve of her husband’s second marriage to Mersila, a gnawing

lonely people from their money.

jealousy consumes Shaleha.

determined to do everything necessary for her grandson. The future of the

Perhaps unsurprisingly, earning the trust and love of strangers only to

case is dependent on grandmotherly love. – The Match Factory

Brillante Mendoza is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. His many

betray them does have its emotional drawbacks, and Greg finds himself

international honors include being named best director at two of the

more and more disconnected from those around him in real life. But when

world’s most prestigious film events: the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2012)

Greg connects on a deeper level with Daisy (Alma Concepcion), a new

and the Cannes International Film Festival (2009). THY WOMB had its world

mark, maybe he’s found a way out. BABAGWA, Jason Paul Laxamana’s

premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

the two grandmothers must face one another. Both frail and poor, each is

sophomore feature, and his first to appear at HIFF, was shot predominantly on location in his home city of Angeles in Pampanga. – Chris Claxton

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SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN: PRESENTED BY HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

100 DAYS

APOLITICAL ROMANCE

GO GRANDRIDERS!

真愛100天

對面的女孩殺過來

不老騎士-歐兜邁環台日記

World Premiere

North American Premiere

Return Engagement

Sun., Oct. 13 | 8:45 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 4:00 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 19 | 10:45 AM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 7:15 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 7:15 PM | KKM

Fri., Oct. 11 | 1:00 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:15 PM | DOL

Taiwan, ROC 2012 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 88M

Taiwan, ROC 2012 | Taiwanese with English subtitles | 75M

DIRECTOR: Henry Chan SCREENWRITER: Megi Hsu PRODUCER: Stacy Fan, Weiko Lin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Randy Che CAST: Johnny Lu, Tracy Chou, Soda Voyu, Julianne Chu, Akira Chen, Ming-hsiu Tsai

DIRECTOR: Hsieh Chun-yi SCREENWRITER: Lyra Fu, Hsieh Chun-yi, Zhu Yi PRODUCER: Yee Chih-yen, Gu Qiao, Wesley Ko CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jordan Schiele CAST: Bryan Chang, Huang Lu, Chen Wen-pin, Zhang Liqiu, Chien Te-men, Chang Han

DIRECTOR: Tien-hau Hua PRODUCER: Yi-ying Lin, Ben Tsiang, Xenia Chang CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ying-min Chang, Wei-cheng Chang, Tien-hau Hua

When a cold-hearted telecommunications executive returns to his small

With effortless humor, director Hsieh Chun-Yi spins a surprisingly credible,

island town for his estranged mother’s burial, he learns about the true

cross-strait, breezy rom-com feature debut: APOLITICAL ROMANCE. Hop-

Taiwanese tradition that mandates him to marry within 100 days so that

ing to find her grandmother’s first love who fled to Taiwan in 1948 after the

the parent’s spirit can transition peacefully. When a typhoon leaves him

civil war, brash Beijing girl Qin Lang arrives at Taipei on her own. She runs

stranded for three days, he rekindles a romance with his free spirited,

into Yu-Cheng, a boyish local working at Civil Affairs and haunted by his

childhood sweetheart who is engaged to marry a local villager.

assignment — drafting the Taiwan-China Cross-Cultural Etiquette Manual.

Taiwan, ROC 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 101M

Thus begins a hilarious partnership: she will write the manual, and he will Director Henry Chan says he was drawn to the project because the script

take her on a search across the island as this “cross-cultural” story sets on

resonates with his own life experiences. “When I read 100 Days, it struck a

the road. And in classic road movie trope, these two souls who only have

chord deep inside me, because Bo Dan’s story is my story,” says Chan. “It’s

contempt for each other, slowly to appreciate their cultural differences and

about coming home to find what you have missed all these years. It’s about

realize that love has no boundaries.

seeing yourself in the most honest way. It’s about falling in love again. Immigrants like myself have long tried to fit in the new world. Sometimes by

But, when you think you’ve got it figured out and the boy gets the girl in

burying our old identities… How often do we get the chance to stop and re-

the end, think again. Like the current state of China and Taiwan, love and

ally look deep into ourselves? How often can we relive our most cherished

mutual appreciation may not be enough. – Anderson Le

memories? In 100 DAYS, our hero does just that.”

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ZONE PRO SITE: THE MOVEABLE FEAST 移動大廚”總舖師:移動大廚

United States Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 3:30 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:00 PM | KKM Taiwan, ROC 2013 | Mandarin, Taiwanese with English subtitles | 145M DIRECTOR: Yu-Hsun Chen SCREENWRITER: Yu-Hsun Chen PRODUCER: Lieh Lee, Jufeng Yeh CAST: Kimi Hsia, Yo Yang, Lin Mei-hsiu

For all its old-people-can-also-dream cliches, this documentary by director Hua Tian-hao manages to continually surprise with its sincerity alone. With

A long time ago, there existed chefs renowned for their prowess in the

an average age of 81 and a long string of ailments and life-threatening

art of “bandoh,” the traditional Taiwanese outdoor banquet. However, as

diseases among them, 17 ordinary elders spent 13 days making a round-the-

times changed, that tradition faded away. On his deathbed, Master Fly

island motorcycle trip across Taiwan in late 2007. Their heroic feat is delight-

Spirit, a master of bandoh, tries to pass his secret recipes to his daughter,

fully captured in GO GRANDRIDERS, which transcends its mundane settings

Wan (Kimi Hsia), but she desperately wants to escape the family catering

with heartfelt and sometimes hilariously moving remarks by its participants.

business. Young and sassy, Wan tries her luck at modeling in Taipei, only to

Hailing from a diversity of backgrounds – a former Kuomintang soldier and

find herself jobless and on the run from debt collectors. Disillusioned, Wan

a Kamikaze instructor who fought on opposite sides of the war; a loving

returns home to her mother who says the family business is hopelessly in

couple in a long, long marriage and a faithful widower who’s still head-over-

debt. They soon realize their only hope is to seize one final opportunity — a

heels in love with his late wife after 21 years – the self-proclaimed Grandrid-

national bandoh competition with a huge prize package. Unfortunately,

ers banter like adorable little kids, bond over their trip and seemingly find

they face stiff competition from Master Ghost Head, a bandoh chef recently

the secrets to living meaningfully to the end. An inspiring, overwhelmingly

released from prison, and Ah-hai, his dreamy, young protégé (Taiwanese

upbeat road movie, HIFF is honored to bring back the biggest box-office

heartthrob Yo Yang). Is Wan up to the challenge?

grossing documentary in Taiwan’s history for a return engagement! ZONE PRO SITE was Taiwan’s highest grossing film this year. It offers plenty of laughs, luscious food scenes and, above all, Taiwanese charm!

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APOLITICAL ROMANCE

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TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

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PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

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iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

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se quam nit.

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se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

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FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL

EUROCINEMA HAWAII Founded and incorporated in 2009, EuroCinema Hawaii is dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Europe and Hawai’i through the medium of film and the financial support of student filmmakers in Hawaii through the University of Hawaii System’s Academy for Creative Media. The annual festival includes a jury comprised of film directors, producers, actors and film scholars charged with selecting the Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale Award for Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress as well as Best Student Film. For more information please visit www.eurocinemahawaii.org.

ABOUT TIME

HAWAII ADVANCE SCREENING Sun., Oct. 20 | 2:15 PM | DOL United Kingdom 2013 | English | 123M DIRECTOR: Richard Curtis SCREENWRITER: Richard Curtis PRODUCER: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Guleserian CAST: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 7:30 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 9:00 PM | KKM Thur., Oct. 17 | 2:45 PM | DOL Belgium, Netherlands 2013 | Dutch with English subtitles | 111M

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…  

DIRECTOR: Felix van Groeningen SCREENWRITER: Felix van Groeningen, Carl Joos PRODUCER: Dirk Impens CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ruben Impens CAST: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse, Geert van Rampelberg

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill

Punky Elise runs a tattoo shop. Cowboy Didier plays banjo in a bluegrass

Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to

band. When they meet, it’s love at first sight. When they move into a homey,

travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what hap-

old farmhouse where their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is

pens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a

complete. But when a crisis strikes, the two very different lovers are forced

better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy

to fight for their marriage. Elise finds comfort in religion, while Didier clings

as you might think.

to the here and now, and the two find their love and faith tested as they drift farther away from each other, grasping for moments of connection amid

ABOUT TIME, from the director of NOTTING HILL and LOVE ACTUALLY, is a

their rousing country concerts.

comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Director Felix van Groeningen follows up his acclaimed Cannes entry THE MISFORTUNATES with this powerhouse melodrama. Cutting between moments in time in an increasingly sophisticated play with linearity, van Groeningen weaves together and ultimately fuses the highs and lows of one tragic romance in a timeless tale of star-crossed lovers. Winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival and grand prize at Tribeca Film Festival, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN is an epic, crowd-pleasing, tear-jerking musical romance. – Cara Cusumano

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GLORIA

Hawaii Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 4:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 2:15 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 4:00 PM | KKM Chile, Spain 2013 | Spanish with English subtitles | 110M DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio SCREENWRITER: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza PRODUCER: Pablo Larrain, Juan de Dios Larrain, Luis Collar CINEMATOGRAPHER: Benjamín Echazarreta CAST: Paulina García, Sergio Hernandez, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora, Coca Guazzini Gloria is a 58-year-old divorcée and she has no desire to spend her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of singles parties — which just leads repeatedly to disappointment and emptiness. Then she meets Rodolfo, an ex-naval officer seven years her senior to whom she feels romantically inclined. She even begins to imagine a permanent relationship. However, the encounter presents unexpected challenges and Gloria gradually finds herself being forced to confront her own dark secrets. Sebastián Lelio’s third feature film is a tragicomedy of fragile hopes and painful truths, a portrait of a woman who manages to assert her own strength and independence in spite of a maelstrom of conflicting feelings. The story unfolds against the backdrop of current political developments in Chile, incorporating the murky waters of 40 years of Chilean history. Paulina Garcia, in a bravura performance that is sometimes raw and at times, hilarious, touching and lonely, won the Best Actress Prize at this year’s Berlinale for her role as Gloria.

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GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN Hawaii Premiere

Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:00 PM | DOL Spain 2013 | Catalan, ENG, French, German, Japanese, Spanish with ENG subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Ben Lewis PRODUCER: Bettina Walter CAST: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

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THE HUMAN SCALE

LA MAISON DE LA RADIO

Mon., Oct. 14 | 8:45 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 11:30 AM | KKM

Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:30 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 3:30 PM | DOL

Denmark 2012 | English Danish w/ English subtitles | 77M

France, Japan 2012 | French with English subtitles | 103M

DIRECTOR: Andreas M. Dalsgaard SCREENWRITER: Andreas M. Dalsgaard

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Philibert PRODUCER: Serge Lalou CINEMATOGRAPHER: Katell Djian, Laurent Chevallier, Nicolas Philibert CAST: Tata Milourda, Eric Caravaca, Laetitia Bernard, Denis Faroud, Jean-Claude Carriere

Hawaii Premiere

PRODUCER: Signe Byrge Sørensen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Heikki Färm, Adam Philp, Manuel Claro CAST: Jan Gehl, Jiangyan Wang, Janet Sadik-Khan

The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet, and the people who tried to stop it. In 1937 HG Wells predicted the creation of

THE HUMAN SCALE questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring

the “World Brain,” a giant global library that contained all human knowledge

what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. For 40

which would lead to a new form of higher intelligence. Seventy year later the

years the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human be-

realization of that dream was underway, as Google scanned millions and mil-

havior in cities. His starting point was an interest in people more than build-

lions of books for its Google Books website. But over half those books were

ings — in what he called “Life Between Buildings.” What made it exist?

still in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop

When was it destroyed? How could it be brought back? This led to studies

them, climaxing in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams,

of how human beings use the streets. For instance: How many people pass

dilemmas and dangers of the Internet, set in spectacular locations in China,

this street throughout a 24-hour period? How much of the street space are

USA, Europe and Latin America. GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN is a film

the various groups allowed to use?

about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet. Jan Gehl’s studies inspired the planning of Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. His ideas inspired the creation of walking streets, the building and improvements of bike paths and the reorganization of parks, squares and other public spaces throughout this city and in many other cities in the Nordic region. Around the world cities like Melbourne, Dhaka, New York, Chongqing and Christchurch are now also being inspired by Gehl’s work and by the developments in Copenhagen.

North American Premiere

Making a film about a radio station doesn’t sound like the most visually compelling of projects. How many takes do you need before the acoustic transition from the opening to the closing of a door is perfect or the reader’s voice correctly modulated? Nicolas Philibert (ETRE ET AVOIR) has accepted the challenge to portray that which cannot be seen. Shouldering his camera, he spent half a year wandering the endless corridors of Radio France’s “round house” on the banks of the Seine where he filmed people who dedicate themselves utterly and meticulously to their work. Philibert takes his time, allowing the rich diversity of radio programs to create a universe of their own, like an echo of the world outside. His film shows the entire spectrum of political and cultural programs, concerts, readings, location reportage, interviews and phone-in chat shows. This “blind” medium that stimulates the imagination has always fascinated this particular image-maker. Philibert’s film is a monument to the diligent creators behind the medium of radio. – Berlinale

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 19 | 4:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 7:15 PM | DOL United Kingdom 2013 | English | 152M DIRECTOR: Justin Chadwick SCREENWRITER: William Nicholson PRODUCER: Anant Singh, David M. Thompson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lol Crawley CAST: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Mark Elderkin, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS, THE WIRE) stars as Nelson Mandela, in a careerdefining performance, Naomie Harris (SKYFALL) stars as Winnie Mandela. This epic motion picture will span Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. The film’s release comes at a time where the real Mandela is gravely ill and there is little known about his condition. There have been other biographies on film (Morgan Freeman portrayed him last in Clint Eastwood’s INVICTUS), as well as many documentaries and TV specials with the real Mandela on camera. MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed — an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.

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ME AND YOU

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS

OH BOY

ONE CHANCE

Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:30 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 12:45 PM | DOL

Wed., Oct. 16 | 6:15 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 4:15 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 6:15 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:00 PM | DOL

Mon., Oct. 14 | 6:30 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 4:00 PM | DOL

Italy 2013 | Italian with English subtitles | 103M

France, Germany 2013 | French, German with English subtitles | 122M

Germany 2013 | German with English subtitles | 83M

United Kingdom 2013 | English | 96M

DIRECTOR: Bernardo Bertolucci SCREENWRITER: Bernardo Bertolucci, Niccolo Ammaniti, Umberto Contarello, Francesca Marciano PRODUCER: Mario Gianani CINEMATOGRAPHER: Fabio Cianchetti CAST: Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Tea Falco

DIRECTOR: Arnaud des Pallieres SCREENWRITER: Arnaud des Pallieres, Christelle Berthevas PRODUCER: Serge Lalou CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adrien Debackere, Jeanne Lapoirie CAST: Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, David Kross, Delphine Chuillot, Mélusine Mayance

DIRECTOR: Jan Ole Gerster SCREENWRITER: Jan Ole Gerster PRODUCER: Jörg Himstedt, Alexander Wadouh, Michal Pokorny, Martin Lehwald CINEMATOGRAPHER: Philipp Kirsamer CAST: Tom Schilling, Katharina Hauck, Andreas Schröders, Katharina Schüttler

DIRECTOR: David Frankel SCREENWRITER: Justin Zackham PRODUCER: Simon Cowell, Brad Weston, Michael Menchel, Kris Thykier, Harvey Weinstein CINEMATOGRAPHER: Florian Ballhaus CAST: Colm Meaney, Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook, James Corden, Simon Cowell

Lorenzo is a quirky 14-year-old loner. He plans to fulfill his teenage dream

Arnaud des Pallieres’ MICHAEL KOHLHAAS, part of the official selection

German hit OH BOY is part slacker comedy and part chronicle of Berlin’s

From the director of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ONE CHANCE is the

of happiness by hiding out in his apartment building’s abandoned cellar.

at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Mads Mikkelsen (TV’s HANNIBAL, THE

transition to hipster cool, filled with reminders of that city’s rich and check-

remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop

To escape his overwrought parents, Lorenzo will tell them that he is going

HUNT, CASINO ROYALE) as the 16th century legendary character who turns

ered history. College dropout Niko (Tom Schilling) has been dumped by his

assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an

away on a ski trip with school friends. For an entire week, he will finally be

vigilante after a series of horrible grievances.

girlfriend, and is in trouble with the law. To make matters worse, his father

instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for “Brit-

has just discovered that he dropped out of university years ago and cuts

ain’s Got Talent.” Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice,

Kohlhaas is a successful landowner who raises horses. One day his ser-

him off financially. When his disappointed father asks him what he has been

Paul went on to win “Britain’s Got Talent” and the hearts of millions.

He plans to live in perfect isolation with his horror and fantasy books.

vant is beaten and his horses are stolen to pay a toll tax, replaced by nags

doing for the last two years, Niko answers “I’ve been thinking.” Meanwhile

But an unexpected visit from his worldly older half-sister Olivia changes

who are dirty and injured. His appeal for justice is rejected and he is told to

a beauty from his past confronts him with the emotional wounds he inflicted

Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in “One Man,

everything. Their emotional time together will inspire Lorenzo to come to

cease his protest or he will be imprisoned. When his wife offers to go to the

on her. All Niko wants is a cup of “normal coffee,” but even this eludes him.

Two Guvnors,” BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS, DOCTOR

terms with the challenge of casting aside his disguise of troubled youth and

princess of the province to plead his cause, she is returned home by car-

As Niko struggles with the growing sense of being an outsider, a series of

WHO) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast

prepare to soon be thrown into the chaotic game of adult life.

riage with a fatal injury. Kohlhaas is forced to take up arms to take revenge

chance encounters have a profound influence on his future.

that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie

Hawaii Premiere

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able to avoid all conflicts and pressures to be a “normal” teenager.

Hawaii Premiere

on the Baron and kill the culprits that have been cruel to his animals and

Hawaii Premiere

Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE

The latest film from Italian maestro Bernardo Bertolucci (Oscar winner for

slaughtered his wife. Based on the 1811 novella by the German author Hein-

Shot in an alluringly grainy black and white, OH BOY is breezy, witty film

GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS) and rising star Alexandra Roach

THE LAST EMPEROR, as well as epics 1900 and LITTLE BUDDHA), is more in

rich von Kleist, which is based on a 16th century story of Hans Kohlhase,

with a serious edge. The film recently won most of the major prizes at the

(THE IRON LADY).

the vein of coming-of-age stories that he has directed like THE DREAMERS

MICHAEL KOHLHAAS is a timeless story that although is based several

German Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

and STEALING BEAUTY. Bertolucci still has the amazing ability to capture

hundred years ago, has universal themes that are very modern.

– Sydney Film Festival

youth on film in a dynamic and effervescent way.

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PHILOMENA Hawaii Premiere

Mon., Oct. 14 | 8:30 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:00 PM | DOL United Kingdom 2013 | English | 94M DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears PRODUCER: Steve Coogan, Gabrielle Tana, Tracey Seaward CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robbie Ryan CAST: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Charlie Murphy, Simone Lahbib, Sophie Kennedy Clark Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. 50 years later, Philomena (Dame Judi Dench, in a performance that will surely be recognized come awards season) is still searching for her son, in vain. One day, she meets Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena is trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that will not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grows between Philomena and Martin - a surprising relationship that is both profoundly moving and very funny. The film is a bittersweet comedy, a compelling narrative of human love and loss, and a heartbreaking story that ultimately celebrates life.

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PIONEER

SAND WARS

SOMETHING GOOD

Pionér

LE SABLE: ENQUETE SUR UNE DISPARITION

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Sun., Oct. 13 | 8:30 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 9:15 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:30 PM | KKM Sun., Oct. 20 | 6:30 PM | DOL

Norway 2013 | Norwegian with English subtitles | 106M

France 2013 | French with English subtitles | 74M

DIRECTOR: Erik Skjoldbjaerg SCREENWRITER: Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Nikolaj Frobenius, Hans Gunnarsson, Cathinka Nicolaysen, Kathrine Valen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jallo Faber CAST: Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Aksel Hennie

DIRECTOR: Denis Delestrac PRODUCER: Nathalie Barton, Laurent Mini, Guillaume Rappeneau CINEMATOGRAPHER: Marc Martinez Sarrado

DIRECTOR: Luca Barbareschi SCREENWRITER: Luca Barbareschi, Francesco Arlanch PRODUCER: Luca Barbareschi, Carlo Brancaleoni CINEMATOGRAPHER: Arnaldo Catinari CAST: Luca Barbareschi, Zhang Jingchu, Kenneth Tsang, Gary Lewis, Michael Wong, Carl Long Ng

International Premiere Fri., Oct. 11 | 6:15 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 4:00 PM | DOL

Italy 2013 | Italian, Mandarin with English subtitles | 110M

By the end of the 21st century, beaches will be a thing of the past. That is This conspiracy thriller is set in the early 80s, at the beginning of the

Star Luca Barbareschi will be in attendance for a special post-screening

the alarming forecast of a growing number of scientists and environmental

Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in

discussion after the film.

NGOs. Sand has become a vital commodity for our modern economies: we

the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a

use it in our toothpaste, detergents, and cosmetics, computers and mobiles

pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed

Based in China, Matteo (Luca Barbareschi; THE INTERNATIONAL, CAN-

couldn’t exist without it. Our houses, skyscrapers, bridges and airports are

with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength

NIBAL HOLOCAUST) makes a sizable income exporting (often tainted) food

all basically made with sand: it has become the most widely consumed

and courage to take on the world’s most dangerous mission. But a sudden,

throughout the world. His new operation, White Africa, hinges on selling

natural resource on the planet after fresh water. The worldwide construc-

tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey

high volumes of low cost “milk” to the continent with the most babies to feed.

tion boom fuelled by emerging economies and increasing urbanization has

where he loses sight of who’s pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that

While such an endeavor may sound fairly innocuous business-wise, any time

led to intensive sand extraction on land and in the oceans, with damaging

he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.

big money is at stake, nefarious plots await those who would benefit. When

environmental impacts.

three associates of Matteo are murdered, he turns to local chef Jiazhen

PIONEER continues the streak of Scandinavian conspiracy thrillers on film

SAND WARS takes us around the world as it tracks the contractors, sand

like previous hits HEADHUNTERS and of course, THE MILLENNIUM TRIL-

smugglers and unscrupulous property developers involved in the new gold

OGY (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO). Set in the deep sea, the film

rush, and meets the environmentalists and local populations struggling to

also feels like a science fiction film, with set pieces that look more like the

Barbareschi confidently directs and stars in this tale of a man whose mor-

reverse the threat to the future of this resource that we all take for granted.

als seem to extend only as far as his bank account. Filled with beautiful

Moon than the bottom of the ocean.

(Jingchu Zhang; PROTOGE, RUSH HOUR 3) to help protect him. But will she want to keep protecting him if she knows the darker side of his business?

cinematography courtesy of Arnaldo Catinari, SOMETHING GOOD sheds light on a business many may not even know exists. – Chris Claxton

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A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM

STRANGER BY THE LAKE

LGBT

L‘INCONNU DU LAC

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 1:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 2:00 PM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 11 | 9:45 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 9:00 PM | DOL

UK 2013 | ENG, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Swedish WITH ENG subtitles | 101M

France 2013 | French with English subtitles | 97M

DIRECTOR: Mark Cousins SCREENWRITER: Mark Cousins CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Cousins

DIRECTOR: Alain Guiraudie SCREENWRITER: Alain Guiraudie PRODUCER: Sylvie Pialat CINEMATOGRAPHER: Claire Mathon CAST: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumcao, Jerome Chappatte, Mathieu Vervisch

The world’s first movie about kids in global cinema. It’s a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood — its surrealism, loneliness, fun,

In a picturesque lakeside spot in southern France, men sunbathe and hunt

destructiveness and stroppiness — as seen through 53 great films from 25

for anonymous sexual encounters in the nearby forest. Handsome young

countries. It includes classic movies like E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL and

romantic Franck finds himself striking up a friendship with lonely divorcé

THE RED BALLOON, also dozens of masterpieces (many directed by women)

Henri and falling for the adonis, Michel, who turns out to be quite lethal

that are almost unknown. It combines the child’s eye view of Mark Cousins’

when Franck witnesses him strangle and drown a young man in the water.

acclaimed film THE FIRST MOVIE, with the revelations and bold movie history

Instead of running to the cops, Franck decides to keep his mouth shut and

of his 15-hour documentary THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY.

soon strikes up a relationship with Michel.

As such, A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM is an odyssey of its own,

Alain Guiraudie’s idiosyncratic, steamy mix of the comic and the tragic in

presenting the unique visual styles of children’s stories on celluloid, some

this existential thriller was one of the most sexually explicit surprises (with

of them long lost and forgotten, which makes Cousins an egalitarian film

one particular scene that shocked even the most jaded French audiences)

historian — no matter if it’s E.T. or an obscure Iranian film, they are all on

in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2013, and almost universally applauded.

the same playing field. In the end, Cousins’ chronicle is an eye-opener, a

Part beguiling love story, part noir murder mystery, STRANGER BY THE

landmark film and a celebration of both childhood and the movies.

LAKE depicts an idyllic mini-universe where murderer and silent witness have to abide by a set of peculiar codes and rituals. A provocative and accomplished effort by one of France’s most overlooked auteurs. – Melbourne Film Festival

TASTING MENU Hawaii Premiere

Tue., Oct. 15 | 8:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 6:30 PM | DOL Ireland, Spain 2013 | Catalan, Spanish with English subtitles | 84M DIRECTOR: Roger Gual SCREENWRITER: Roger Gual, Javier Calvo PRODUCER: David Matamoros, Tristan O. Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Emili Guirao CAST: Jan Cornet, Claudia Bassols, Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flanagan, Timothy Gibbs

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:30 PM | HTC Wed., Oct. 16 | 7:00 PM | KKM France 1964 | French with English subtitles | 91M DIRECTOR: Jacques Demy SCREENWRITER: Jacques Demy PRODUCER: Mag Bodard CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jean Rabier CAST: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner

One of the greatest restaurants in the world is closing and an eclectic mix

Geneviève, 17, lives with her widowed mother, who owns an umbrella shop

of international patrons have arrived in beautiful Catalonia for the final

in Cherbourg. She and Guy, a 20-year-old auto mechanic, are secretly

dinner service in this witty and delicious ensemble comedy. As the staff

in love and want to marry, but when she reveals this to her mother, her

prepare and serve an audacious tasting menu, a pair of former lovers

mother objects on the grounds that Geneviève is too young and Guy is not

who made their reservation a year ago (before splitting up) reunite for this

mature or well-established enough, particularly since he has not yet done

once-in-a-lifetime meal. Can their romance be rekindled with the help of

his required military service. Shortly after this, Guy is drafted to serve in

the widow dining with her husband’s ashes? Will the brilliant chef be able

the war in Algeria. Before he leaves, he and Geneviève consummate their

to pull off a perfect finale?

love for each other, which results in her becoming pregnant. While Guy is away they drift apart, and Geneviève must choose between waiting for

An Irish and Spanish co-production, TASTING MENU, like all great

Guy’s return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond

ensemble dramedies centered on culinary delights, is a crowd-pleasing

merchant. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG was the antithesis of the

mishmash of relationships, feuds, and broken dreams that are mended

French New Wave, when it was released 50 years ago. Rather than sub-

through the simple act of “breaking bread” and the universal appreciation

verting cinematic conventions like his peers Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc

of great food. Similar in style to other foodie classics like BIG NIGHT and

Godard, director Jacques Demy embraced them, and like the later works

CHOCOLAT, a joie de vivre will wash over you and make you want to do like

of Francois Truffaut, created a self-contained fantasy world, drawing from

the Europeans do.

musicals, fairytales and the golden age of Hollywood. The beloved film has been beautifully remastered to commemorate its golden anniversary. A discussion of the film with American Film Institute scholar Barry Sabath will be held after the first screening at Hawaii Theatre Center.

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COLD COMES THE NIGHT

COLD TURKEY

A LEADING MAN

PIT STOP

Fri., Oct. 18 | 8:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 6:15 PM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:30 AM | KKM

Thur., Oct. 17 | 8:00 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 2:30 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 5:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 9:30 PM | DOL

United States 2013 | English | 90M

United States 2013 | English | 85M

United States 2013 | English | 96M

United States 2013 | English | 80M

DIRECTOR: Tze Chun SCREENWRITER: Tze Chun, Osgood Perkins, Nick Simon PRODUCER: Mynette Louie, Trevor Sagan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Noah Rosenthal CAST: Alice Eve, Bryan Cranston, Logan Marshall-Green, Ursula Parker, Leo Fitzpatrick

DIRECTOR: Will Slocombe SCREENWRITER: Will Slocombe PRODUCER: Graham Ballou, David Mandel CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lucas Lee Graham CAST: Peter Bogdanovich, Ashton Holmes, Alicia Witt, Sonya Walger, Ross Partridge

DIRECTOR: Steven J. Kung SCREENWRITER: Steven J. Kung PRODUCER: Justin Bell, Jon Michael Kondrath CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robert Lam CAST: Jack Yang, Heather Mazur, Kate Lang Johnson, Tsai Chin, Raymond Lee, Pat Tsao

DIRECTOR: Yen Tan SCREENWRITER: Yen Tan, David Lowery PRODUCER: Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hutch CAST: Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Alfredo Maduro

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

World Premiere

LGBT

Hawaii Premiere

A Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan, presided over

Everyone is happy for rising actor Guoqiao (GQ) — the network, his mother,

No matter how financially desperate you are, nothing good can come from

by eminent scholar and patriarch, Poppy (Peter Bogdanovich), turns into a

his best friend — everyone except GQ himself. He’s stuck playing an of-

Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace

finding a huge bag of money, especially dirty money that’s accompanied by

disastrous holiday weekend when black sheep daughter Nina (Alicia Witt)

fensive stereotype on a television sitcom, and the day he decides to speak

in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other

a mysterious corpse. This is the situation in which Chloe (Alice Eve of STAR

pays her first visit home in 15 years. Nina immediately clashes with step-

up for himself on set, the executive producer fires him. Struggling to pick up

side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boy-

TREK INTO DARKNESS), a struggling motel owner, finds herself. When a

mother, Deborah (Cheryl Hines), and competes with her siblings (Ashton

the pieces, he starts dating A-list casting director Rachel. Love and work

friend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past

nearly blind Polish gangster named Topo (Bryan Cranston of BREAKING

Holmes and Sonya Walger) for Poppy’s affection — and money. Over three

are intertwined as he gives her sex; she gives him auditions.

love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain

BAD) comes to retrieve the bag, he discovers the cash has somehow

days, the family gradually disintegrates over who will get Poppy’s money —

passed into the hands of a crooked cop. This leaves the eyesight-chal-

only to discover Poppy has his own bad news to share.

lenged criminal with only one choice: take Chloe and her daughter hostage

an unwavering yearning for romance. Their relationship survives the protestations of GQ’s mother, Pat, and best friend, David, but starts to show strain as it becomes clear that GQ is un-

Far from the gay centers of the world, director Yen Tan explores the

so they can become his eyes. The second feature from director Tze Chun

Set in present-day Pasadena and constructed around a series of meals,

able to land another acting gig. Frustrated with Rachel’s inability to produce

complex and oft-forgotten lives of gay men in small-town America. The

(HIFF 2009 Emerging Filmmaker Winner for CHILDREN OF INVENTION) and

COLD TURKEY is about what happens when you set a match to a powder

results, GQ takes interest in a celebutante actress who tests his ambition

understated, contemplative nature of Ernesto and Gabe’s story is told from

part-time Hawaii resident and Independent Spirit Award winning producer

keg. It’s about honesty, love and trying your best. Ultimately, it’s about the

and fidelity. As pressures from work, love and family come to a head, GQ

the perspective of an observer, allowing us-even if just for a moment-to

Mynette Louie, COLD COMES THE NIGHT is a deft thriller set in smalltown

kind of emotional terrorism that only families can inflict upon one another.

must confront the hard question: How much of himself will he compromise

understand what it means to be an outsider. The emotional isolation the two

for career success?

men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic

America, in the same vein as the Coens’ BLOOD SIMPLE and Sam Raimi’s A SIMPLE PLAN. In addition to breakout star Alice Eve and Emmy Award-

fashion while avoiding melodrama. In a refreshingly quiet film, Tan’s pro-

winning Bryan Cranston, the film’s cast also includes strong performances

tagonists never try to run away from their relatively hollow surroundings,

from Logan Marshall-Green (PROMETHEUS), Ursula Parker (Louie) and Leo

but opt to fill life’s deepest voids with their tenacious confidence.

Fitzpatrick (The Wire). – Jason Musni Soeda

– Sundance

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DIS C US S ION TO FOL L O W F IL M

THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL Hawaii Premiere

Sun., Oct. 13 | 3:00 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 3:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:15 PM | KKM

FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH

ANDREW ADAMSON SAT., OCT 12 | 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | DOL

United States 2012 | English | 95M

*Discussion to directly follow MR. PIP screening.

DIRECTOR: Francesca Gregorini SCREENWRITER: Francesca Gregorini PRODUCER: Francesca Gregorini CINEMATOGRAPHER: Polly Morgan CAST: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Jimmi Simpson, Aneurin Barnard

New Zealand native Andrew Adamson started his career as a computer animator and joined Pacific Data Images (PDI) in 1991. PDI would merge with Dreamworks SKG and the SHREK series would set his career on a new path. Directing mega-hits SHREK and SHREK 2 gave him enough credentials

Outspoken 17-year-old Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario) seeks something more

to migrate over to live action film directing, steering THE CHRONICLES OF

than the mundane life she currently leads living with her father (Alfred

NARNIA series by writing, producing and directing the first two films. After

Molina) and new stepmother (Frances O’Connor). Everything changes when

being won over by Lloyd Jones’ novel ‘Mister Pip’, he began chasing the

Emanuel meets her new next-door neighbor Linda (Jessica Biel) and her

film rights, quickly joining forces with producer Robin Scholes. MR. PIP is

baby daughter. Offering to babysit for Linda, a single mother, Emanuel’s

set during the 1990s civil war on Bougainville Island, in Papua New Guinea

life begins to take on a number surprising twists and turns as she tries to

— where Adamson lived as a teenager.

protect Linda’s secret. This film surely will illicit discussion among viewers long after the film’s screening.

Following the screening of MR. PIP will be a moderated conversation with Adamson, where he will discuss the making of MR. PIP and his illustrious

Jessica Biel (TOTAL RECALL (2012), THE ILLUSIONIST) will surprise audi-

career in computer animation and as director of some of the biggest box-

ences with her dramatic performance as a single mother who shares a

office hits of all-time.

deep bond with her daughter. British actors Alfred Molina (AN EDUCATION, SPIDER-MAN 2) and Frances O’Connor (A.I., TV’s MR. SELFRIDGE) shine as Emanuel’s caring and concerned parents. Premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director/writer Francesca Gregorini’s second film has a

MR. PIP

United States Premiere Sat., Oct. 12 | 2:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 3:30 PM | DOL Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea 2012 | English | 133M DIRECTOR: Andrew Adamson SCREENWRITER: Andrew Adamson PRODUCER: Andrew Adamson, Robin Scholes, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Toon CAST: Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah, Healesville Joel Adapted by Andrew Adamson from the best-selling novel by Lloyd Jones, MR. PIP is the story of how Mr. Watts, a teacher on the war-torn island of Bougainville, helps a young girl survive the violence of her daily life through the power of imagination. Mr. Watts reads from his favorite book, “Great Expectations,” and 14-year-old Matilda is transported into the Victorian world, finding inspiration, friendship and hope when her real life is filled with harsh uncertainty and danger. MR. PIP was set in Bougainville during the 1990s when the country was torn apart by a war over copper mining and land rights, and most of the story it tells is very close to the experiences of the people there. Mr. Watts, expertly portrayed by Hugh Laurie (TV’s HOUSE), represents the post-colonialist who hopes to make a difference but is thwarted by the civil unrest of a turbulent culture mired in corruption. Writer-director Andrew Adamson also expertly transitions from his more commercial work (the SHREK and CHRONICLES OF NARNIA series) and into more intimate stories.

unique visual style while addressing a number of themes including motherhood, loss, obsession and mother/daughter relationships. – John Ching

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ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

I LEARN AMERICA

SAKE-BOMB

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER

Fri., Oct. 11 | 9:00 PM | DOL

Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:30 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 1:00 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 7:15 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 9:30 PM | KKM Fri., Oct. 18 | 5:00 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 9:30 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 4:30 PM | DOL

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

United States 2013 | English | 104M

Hawaii Premiere

United States 2013 | English | 93M DIRECTOR: Gitte Peng, Jean-Michel Dissard PRODUCER: Gitte Peng, JeanMichel Dissard CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jean-Michel Dissard

Jim White is an average American family man, mostly content to exist

The children of immigration, here to stay, are the new Americans. How

within his humdrum reality. At the tail end of a theme park vacation with

we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the

his loving wife and two beautiful children, he is awakened by an unsettling

21st century and beyond. The International High School at Lafayette is a

phone call from his boss, who tells him that he has lost his job. Shaken by

New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant

the news, he decides to spend his last day on vacation with the family with-

teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two dozen languages

out notifying them of the bad news. As his wife and kids gallivant through

from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families

the park with Jim in tow, almost zombie-like from the Earth shattering news

they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and

of his firing, he snaps out of it when he sees and becomes intrigued by two

search for a future they can claim as their own. In I LEARN AMERICA five

young, nubile French teens. Along the way, his paranoid psyche spirals

resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the Internation-

even further, and the fine line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred

al High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. Through

(The film was shot without permission at the ubiquitous theme park). Jim’s

these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their

journey through the day becomes its own dream through a phantasmagoria

willingness to open their lives and share them with us, we “learn America.”

First-time writer/director Randy Moore takes a bold and creative step into uncharted territory, inviting viewers on a surreal, postmodern voyage into the seedy underbelly of family entertainment. ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW can only be experienced on the big screen. – Anderson Le

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United States 2013 | English | 84M Japan, United States 2013 | English, Japanese with English subtitles | 82M

DIRECTOR: Randy Moore SCREENWRITER: Randy Moore PRODUCER: Gioia Marchese, Soojin Chung CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lucas Lee Graham CAST: Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Annet Mahendru

through the looking glass.

Hawaii Premiere

DIRECTOR: Junya Sakino SCREENWRITER: Jeff Mizushima PRODUCER: Junya Sakino, Hiromitsu Senoo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sam Yano CAST: Gaku Hamada, Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes

DIRECTOR: Chad Hartigan SCREENWRITER: Chad Hartigan PRODUCER: Cherie Saulter CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sean McElwee CAST: Paul Eenhoorn, Richmond Arquette, Sam Buchanan, Robert Longstreet Winner of the NEXT Section’s Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film

A “sake-bomb” is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint

Festival, Chad Hartigan’s moving second feature has an air of simplicity

of beer. The alcoholic collision of the Japanese and American encapsu-

but proves a subtle meditation on friendship, faith and human connection.

lates the contentious relationship between Naoto and Sebastian, the main

In his 50s, Martin Bonner (Paul Eenhoorn) leaves his old life behind and

leads of SAKE BOMB, one of the funniest Asian American comedies of the

relocates to Reno, where he finds work for a church-based program that

last few years.

helps released prisoners transition to life on the outside. Divorced with two adult children, he tries speed dating and passes time as a soccer referee

Sebastian is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los

on weekends. Meanwhile, Travis Holloway (Richmond Arquette) has just

Angeles. He is recently dumped by his girlfriend, who can’t take his juvenile

been released from a 12-year prison stint. His program mentor, Steve, is

slackerdom anymore. When his cousin Naoto (Gaku Hamada), a naive sake

charitable and helps him adjust, but Travis finds Steve’s Christian devotion

maker from Japan, shows up to find his own ex-girlfriend in Northern Cali-

uncomfortable and reaches out to Martin instead. The two men form an

fornia, Sebastian reluctantly take him on a road trip to go find her. Along the

unlikely friendship that offers them unspoken support and understanding.

way, cultural misunderstandings, underhanded behavior and hijinks ensue. It’s clash of cultures ready to explode. Together they meet a colorful group

Paul Eenhoorn and Richmond Arquette offer standout performances,

of characters and situations as they come to grips with who they are and the

approaching their characters with a low-key restraint that evokes the

true nature of the significant others they are pursuing. The debut feature of

awkwardness of starting life afresh, well into middle age.

Japanese born and LA-based producer Junya Sakino and Jeff Mizushima

– John Nien, Sundance

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MADE IN HAWAII

The Vilcek Foundation, which honors the outstanding contributions of foreign-born artists and scientists to American culture, is pleased to recognize these filmmakers. It is creative spirits like theirs that enliven and inspire American cinema, an art form that owes much to the immigrant community in this country.

ANDREW ADAMSON

HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS

New Zealand native Andrew

HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS is one

Adamson is an acclaimed director,

of Hollywood’s most sought after

writer and producer. Adamson’s

composers. He worked on all four

latest feature MR. PIP is adapted

installments of the SHREK franchise;

from Lloyd Jones’ award-winning

and received Golden Globe and

novel. Adamson made his

Grammy Award nominations for

DIS C US S ION TO FOLLOW FILM

PUAMANA

directorial debut with SHREK, the

his score to THE LION, THE WITCH

first film to win an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Adamson

AND THE WARDROBE. His recent work includes Andrew Adamson’s MR PIP,

went on to write and direct SHREK 2, which garnered him an Oscar

TOTAL RECALL, and Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS. Born in England to a musical

nomination for Best Animated Feature. (full bio on page 85)

family, Gregson-Williams has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1995.

Sun., Oct. 13 | 6:00 PM | DOL

United States 1991 | English | 37M

SOOJIN CHUNG

CHAD HARTIGAN

A native of South Korea, Soojin

Chad Hartigan was born in

Chung holds an MFA from the AFI

Nicosia, Cyprus and attended the

Conservatory, and has helped to

North Carolina School of the Arts,

produce numerous award-winning

School of Filmmaking. He wrote

short films such as PORTRAIT

and directed his first feature,

FOR LEONORE. Soojin has also

LUKE AND BRIE ARE ON A FIRST DATE in 2008, which premiered

worked on eight major feature films including Park Chan-Wook’s LADY VENGEANCE. Chung recently co-founded

at the Hamptons International Film Festival and went on to spawn a Latin

the production company FORERUNNER FILMS, and has several projects in

American remake in 2013 called LUNA EN LEO. THIS IS MARTIN BONNER

development. ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW is her latest feature film.

is his second feature.

FREE

RETURN ENGAGEMENT

PUAMANA is a documentary film produced by Meleanna Aluli Meyer and directed by the late documentary filmmaker Les Blank (director of seminal American documentaries like BURDEN OF DREAMS and IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER?), his only production shot in Hawaii. The film features interviews, songs and performances by Irmgard Farden Aluli, one of Hawai’i’s most loved and influential musical composers. The film interweaves concert footage, archival stills and on-screen text to produce “a cinematic

JEAN-MICHEL DISSARD

JUNYA SAKINO

In 2013, ‘Ulu’ulu: The Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of

Before directing I LEARN

Junya Sakino was born and raised

Hawaii, with generous support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, pre-

AMERICA, Jean-Michel produced

in Japan. In 2000, he moved to the

served and digitized archival elements from this production. This special

several critically acclaimed films

US to pursue his directing career.

screening includes the newly preserved film PUAMANA, plus outtakes from

chronicling adolescent youth,

In 2003, he made his US directorial

the original field recordings, followed by a panel discussion with the team

including: RAISING VICTOR

debut with his short film THE JAZZ

at ‘Ulu’ulu.

VARGAS (2002), RIKERS HIGH

ADDICT. Sakino subsequently went

(2005), and EZRA (2007). He also

on to study film at CSU Long Beach directing shorts, VANITY MIRROR, THE SPIRAL RING and ORIZURU (2006).

Granik. Dissard is on Cine-Institute’s Advisory Board, the only film school in

SAKE BOMB marks his debut as a feature-length director.

International Premiere Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 3:30 PM | KKM United States 2013 | English | 57M

DIRECTOR: Les Blank PRODUCER: Meleanna Aluli Meyer CAST: Irmgard Farden Aluli

translation of the pulse of island life.”

co-wrote and produced DOWN TO THE BONE (2004), directed by Debra

RAILROADING PARADISE

DIRECTOR: Anthony Aalto, Mike Hinchey SCREENWRITER: Anthony Aalto PRODUCER: Karen Victor CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mike Hinchey CAST: George Ariyoshi, Paul Brewbaker, Kirk Caldwell, Peter Carlisle, Ben Cayetano RAILROADING PARADISE is about the Sierra Club’s role in Oahu’s rail controversy, and how its leadership arrived at a position in favor of rail, should be seen by everyone in Hawaii, because the issues examined range far wider than simply traffic congestion. Interviews with major players on both sides present educated, passionate people who disagree about a lot, but all seem motivated by a desire to improve this community. You may not walk out of the film with a new position on rail, but you will have an appreciation of many more of the issues involved in the debate.

Preceded by

SENDING ALOHA ABROAD International Premiere United States 2013 | English | 27M DIRECTOR: Sean Aronson SENDING ALOHA ABROAD is a documentary that tells the story of Hawaii’s integral role in the early years of the Peace Corps organization. From 1962 to 1971, nearly 10,000 Americans came to Hawaii to train for their two year

Haiti. Originally from France, Jean-Michel immigrated to America when he

Peace Corps service. Funding from the training program directly led to the

was a teenager. He is a dual French-US citizen.

formation of the University of Hawaii at Hilo among many other cultural and educational institutions in Hawaii.

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MADE IN HAWAII

THE DRESSMAKER’S DAUGHTER

North American Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 25M Director: David Lim Even at an early age, Barbara had always dreamed of becoming a broadcaster. In college, she continues to pursue her dream, but life takes an unexpected twist when her mother falls ill. But hard work and a bit of luck prove that dreams can come true. This is the true story of Barbara Kim, the dressmaker’s daughter, who went on to become a groundbreaking television host.

SENDING ALOHA ABROAD

World Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 27M Director: Sean Aronson

SEEDS OF ALOHA World Premiere

Mon., Oct. 14 | 6:00 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 1:00 PM | KKM United States 2013 | English | 100M DIRECTOR: David Barry PRODUCER: Nancy Kahumoku CAST: George Kahumoku Jr. This warm and funny talk-story style documentary about slack-key master George Kahumoku, Jr. explores the talented renaissance man’s roots, art and inspirations, primarily through moving and hilarious conversations with “Uncle George.” Kahumoku is a born storyteller, and his witty, wonderful anecdotes cover everything from his warrior Granny to winning a Grammy.

MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS Sun., Oct. 13 | 12:30 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 6:30 PM | KKM

The film traces Hawaii’s role in the development of the iconic but often neglected American institution — the US Peace Corps. It is the untold story of thousands of American volunteers who lived and trained in Hawaii prior to Peace Corps service, and who often settled there after their life-changing overseas experiences.

DRESS

United States Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 19M Director: Henry Ian Cusick The directorial debut of LOST actor Henry Ian Cusick, DRESS chronicles a grieving husband and father (played by Cusick), who grows more distant from his two young sons and is obsessed with a particular red dress from his late wife’s closet.

PEACE BY PIECE

World Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 25M Director: Michael Ng

In everything he does, from the watering of his taro and the feeding of his goats, to his performances while on tour, Kahumoku exudes aloha, and he

Upon receiving troubling news regarding her father, Kim’s life is thrown into

treats everyone he meets like ohana instantly. It is in his everyday activities

turmoil. Kim must decide whether to reach out to the man from whom she

and interactions, and how he goes about them that we will discover the

has been estranged for more than 20 years.

roots of his Hawaiian life, and how it has made him the man he is today, and why he is a cherished legend of Hawaiian music and culture.

MAKOTO: OR, HONESTY

Spend 100 minutes listening to the music and stories of this incredibly

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 6M

inspiring teacher, artist, farmer, musician, activist, and Hawaiian, and you’ll

Director: Christopher Makoto Yogi

want to live a fuller, richer, more self-sufficient life. Or, at the very least, you’ll learn the benefits of bringing chickens to a classroom and the perils

Makoto translates to “honesty” or “sincerity.” Filmmaker Christopher

of bringing fish to a hotel room. –Sat Freedman

Makoto Yogi travels home to Hawaii to confront the death of his father, and finds peace through the simple act of talking.

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E HAKU INOA TO WEAVE A NAME Hawaii Premiere Thur., Oct. 17 | 5:45 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 7:15 PM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 57M DIRECTOR: Christen Hepuakoa Marquez PRODUCER: Christen Hepuakoa Marquez CINEMATOGRAPHER: Glenn Yamamoto Native Hawaiian filmmaker Christen Marquez delves into the mystery behind her extremely long Hawaiian middle name, Hepuakoamana`ekapunokamaleio-nali`iamekahanohano`ia. Born in the ‘80s to a beautiful hula dancer and her “haole” father, who worked as an architect in downtown Honolulu, Christen’s family began to unravel as a result of her mother›s emotional episodes. Christen’s father felt he had no choice but to leave Hawaii with his children and return to his hometown of Seattle. Because of the separation from her mother, Marquez didn’t get the chance to bond with her and absorb Hawaiian culture, leaving a void in her life. Ultimately, she makes the difficult decision to return to Hawaii to reunite with her mother to fully understand the hidden meanings in her name. – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

MT. ZION

MYSTERY ROAD

TONGUES OF HEAVEN

Fri., Oct. 11 | 7:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 3:45 PM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 11 | 3:30 PM | KKM Sat., Oct. 12 | 9:30 PM | DOL THURS., OCT. 17 | 3:15 PM | DOL

Mon., Oct. 14 | 6:30 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 4:00 PM | DOL

International Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

New Zealand 2013 | English, Maori with English subtitles | 96M

Hawaii Premiere

Taiwan, ROC, Us 2013 | Aboriginal, ENG, Hawaiian, Mandarin with ENG subtitles | 60M Australia 2013 | English | 122M

DIRECTOR: Tearepa Kahi SCREENWRITER: Tearepa Kahi PRODUCER: Quinton Hita CINEMATOGRAPHER: Fred Renata CAST: Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Troy Kingi, David Wikaira-Paul, Darcey-Ray Flavell-Hudson, Miriama Smith

DIRECTOR: Ivan Sen SCREENWRITER: Ivan Sen PRODUCER: David Jowsey CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ivan Sen CAST: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tasma Walton

Australian Idol winner Stan Walker plays Turei, a young man from rural Pukekohe who works diligently on his family’s potato farm. Although he respects

Jay Swan has recently returned to his outback hometown to take up his

his family’s Maori traditions and humble way of life, Turei also harbors a

posting as a detective with the local police force. Jay is assigned his first

secret desire to become a professional musician and make a name for his

major case, to investigate the brutal murder of a teenage Aboriginal girl,

band, Small Axe, which consists of his brother Hone (Troy Kingi) and best

Julie Mason. Her body is discovered in a drainpipe under the main trucking

friends Reggie and Pou (David Wikaira-Paul and Darcey-Ray Flavell-Hudson).

highway out of town.

When an opportunity arises for him and his mates to become the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 tour to Aotearoa, he has one shot to make it hap-

Jay’s early investigations are hampered by a lack of trust from the Ab-

pen. However, his dreams lie in direct opposition to his father’s values with

original community. He grew up as a local Aboriginal lad, but he left and

which he grew up. Will Turei find a way to honor his dad, a hardworking man

went to the city to become a detective. He has recently returned to his

steeped in the old ways, without giving up on his dreams?

troubled hometown with worthy intentions to help his people. However as

DIRECTOR: Anita Chang PRODUCER: Anita Chang CINEMATOGRAPHER: Anita Chang, Anchi Chen, Steve Fujimura, Lei Kainoa Kaupu, Hau’oli Waiau, Shinlan Yu “You already know the importance of saving a language. You know the reason, but not the motivation to save it,” admits Anchi Chen, one of the collaborators for TONGUES OF HEAVEN. With 96 percent of the world’s population speaking only 4 percent of the world’s languages, what does it mean today to speak your mother tongue? To put it another way, what do you lose when you lose your native language? Using video as the primary medium of expression, four young indigenous women from the Austronesian language territories of Taiwan and Hawai’i share their questions, desires and challenges of learning their native languages.

Preceded by

BREADFRUIT AND OPEN SPACES

Preceded by

MT. ZION was written and directed by Tearepa Kahi and features original

follow the trail left by the victim. Jay’s search for clues is also hindered

Hawaii Premiere Guam, United States 2013 | English | 31M

GROWING PEOPLE

music inspired by the spirit of Bob Marley. The heartwarming family film

when he questions some of the local white people about the crime. He is

DIRECTOR: Lola Quan Bautista

also stars HIFF fan-favorite Temuera Morrison (FRESH MEAT [HIFF 2012],

a cop caught between two worlds. Directed by Ivan Sen, MYSTERY ROAD

BREADFRUIT AND OPEN SPACES explores the journey of the residents of

ONCE WERE WARRIORS [HIFF 1994]). – Jason Musni Soeda

is a taut murder mystery and a classic prodigal son returns fable. With an

the Gill-Baza subdivision in Guam and their challenge to hold their ground

Director: Dana Forsberg

all-star Australian cast including Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith from THE

on a new island, while also maintaining their ties to their families in their

Three sisters are empowered as they reconnect to their heritage through their

MATRIX) and Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD), this film is a welcome addition

home island, Chuuk.

work at MA`O Organic Farms in the community of Wai`anae in O`ahu, Hawai`i.

to the genre.

World Premiere United States 2013 | English | 20M

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a cop, he finds himself ostracized from the community as he struggles to

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OLA NĀ IWI: HĀLOA

ISLANDS

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | Hawaiian with English subtitles | 13M

Hawaii Premiere | United Kingdom 2013 | 17M

Director: Michael Q. Ceballos

Director: Tajinder Singh Hayer

HĀLOA (pronounced: Haa-lo-ah) tells the story of how the first Hawaiian

Vaine is a beautiful young woman trapped on an island with Putu, her

came to be and how the Hawaiian peoples’ bond is forever linked to the

brutish “protector.” Her lover, Tamatoa, stands on the opposite shore and

Kalo (taro) plant, the Aina (land), and the Kanaka (people).

they share a gentle, wordless love play. When Putu finds out about her infidelity, it is up to Vaine to make a frantic escape to freedom and love.

DESTINY IN THE DIRT

DOG SAVE THE QUEEN

International Premiere | Australia 2013 | English | 10M Director: Ella Bancroft

Hawaii Premiere | Australia 2013 | English, Cook Islands Maori with English subtitles | 14M

Dylan must decide the path and direction he wants his life to take. What

Director: Marcus Hamill

you see is not always what you get. One decision will lead to his destiny.

Rarotonga is abuzz with the news of “The Million Dollar Corgi Quest,” a

NIGHT SHIFT PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS MON., OCT. 14 | 6:00 PM | DOL

Our annual shorts showcase presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), exploring the many stories of Pacific first peoples, from New Zealand, Australia, and Micronesia to our own backyard.

ZORI

United States Premiere | Marshall Islands 2013 | Marshallese with English subtitles | 9M Director: Suzanne Chutaro and Jack Niedenthal On an island, a zori is a terrible thing to lose. As a young Marshallese boy, Labro, goes out the door of his rustic shack, he suddenly realizes that one of his zoris is missing.

Hawaii Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | English | 15M Director: Zia Mandviwalla Salote keeps her head down, does her job and gleans her survival from what others leave behind. Usually, no one would spare her a second glance.

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY

Hawaii Premiere | United States, Cook Islands 2013 | Cook Islands Maori with English subtitles | 16M Director: Erin Lau Raised in an abusive household, young Tiare shelters herself from reality with her hero-centered imagination. When a prank goes wrong, she must directly confront the violence that stains her childhood and family.

competition run by Buckingham Palace, in search of the direct descendant

FILM RARO SHORTS Tue., Oct. 15 | 7:00 PM | DOL

A selection of shorts from FILM RARO, a socio-economic development

of the Queen’s corgi, who visited the shores back in ‘74 and got loose and busy with some of the local mutts.

THE OFFSHORE PIRATE

project in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Designed to preserve Pacific language,

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English, Cook Islands Maori with English subtitles | 30M

heritage and culture through film.

Director: Eric Heimbold

WHAT IS A COOK ISLANDS KID?

Ardita a smart, beautiful, though spoiled young woman, wants nothing

Hawaii Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | English, Cook Islands Maori with English subtitles | 8M Director: Stan Wolfgramm

more than to be left alone on her uncle’s yacht (off Rarotonga) while on a stopover from her worldly life. When fugitives seize her boat, she is compelled to see the island she comes from, but no longer knows.

The Film Raro Youth Project was a project run with six local Rarotongan schools to educate the children about the value of telling their own digital

I’M GOING TO MUM’S

stories. It was also a vehicle to give Cook Islands adults an insight into the

THE SEED

minds and hearts of their children.

MOU PIRI: A RAROTONGAN LOVE SONG

Hawaii Premiere | New Zealand 2012 | English | 13M

International Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | English, Cook Islands Maori with English subtitles | 13M

Director: Lauren Jackson

Director: Karin Williams

Jacob is eight years old and his parents dress him funny. Stuck in the middle

Hawaii Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | Cook Islands Maori with English subtitles | 21M

of a fresh divorce, he takes drastic fashion action to make himself heard.

Director: David Gould

MOU PIRI explores the importance of music and dance in Cook Islands culture through the story of a romantic song that is synonymous with island weddings.

HITCH HIKE

United States Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | English | 12M Director: Matthew Saville

Toby arrives on Rarotonga with his mother and her fiancé. Desperate to return to New Zealand, Toby steals the wedding rings hoping to sell them to pay for his travel. During his escape he meets an old fisherman, Hahona, who shows Toby that telling the truth can reap rewards far beyond what you’d expected.

A hitchhiking teenager determined to meet his birth mother finds solace in the strangest of places.

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50 FIRST DATES

FREE

BIRD OF PARADISE

FREE

THE CASTAWAY COWBOY

FREE

DIAMOND HEAD

Sun., Oct. 20 | 6:30 PM | DDT

Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:30 PM | DDT

Sun., Oct. 20 | 2:00 PM | DDT

Sat., Oct. 19 | 4:30 PM | DDT

United States 2004 | English | 99M

United States 1932 | English | 80M

United States 1974 | English | 91M

United States 1963 | English | 107M

DIRECTOR: Peter Segal SCREENWRITER: George Wing PRODUCER: Jack Giarraputo, Steve Golin, Nancu Juvonen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jack N. Green CAST: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus

DIRECTOR: King Vidor SCREENWRITER: Leonard Praskins, Wells Roots PRODUCER: King Vidor, David O. Selznick CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lucien Andriot, Edward Cronjager, Clyde De Vinna CAST: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Richard Gallagher, Bert Roach

DIRECTOR: Vincent McEveety SCREENWRITER: Don Tait PRODUCER: Winston Hibler, Ron Miller CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andrew Jackson CAST: James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith, Manu Tupou

DIRECTOR: Guy Green SCREENWRITER: Marguerite Roberts PRODUCER: Jerry Bresler CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sam Leavitt CAST: Charles Heston, Yvette Mimieux, George Chakiris, France Nuyen, James Darren

Henry (Adam Sandler) lives an enviable life in a Hawaiian paradise,

FREE

1850s San Francisco is the opening setting for the 1974 Disney production,

Charlton Heston stars as ruthless “King” Howland, the head of an

spending every night with a beautiful tourist in search of an island fling. It’s

From legendary Oscar-winning director King Vidor (THE CROWD, DUEL IN

THE CASTAWAY COWBOY. James Garner stars as Lincoln Costain, a Texas

agricultural dynasty, in DIAMOND HEAD – a torrid tale of passion and

a sweet life with no strings attached … until he meets Lucy (Barrymore).

THE SUN) comes an exotic tale of romance set in gorgeous Polynesia: BIRD

cowboy visiting California when he finds himself in the wrong place at

prejudice set in steamy Hawaii. An outspoken, hardheaded man, Howland

He and Lucy hit it off from the get-go, but the next day she acts like she

OF PARADISE.

the wrong time and winds up being shanghaied, destination unknown.

sets out to halt the marriage of his beautiful young sister, Sloan (Yvette

Costain uses his considerable wits to escape and ends up washed ashore

Mimieux), to Hawaiian boy Paul Kahana (James Darren). Even though

in Hawaii.

Howland is having a secret love affair with the lovely Hawaiian Mei Chen

doesn’t know him. Has his karma come around to kick him in the butt or what? Actually, Lucy has short-term memory loss so every night all memory

Johnny (Joel McCrea) is an intrepid young sailor traveling the South Seas

of her day is erased. But a man in love will go to any lengths to win over

who falls in love with Luana (Dolores del Rio), the beautiful daughter of an

the girl of his dreams, and if that means having to find imaginative ways

island chief. But Luana is betrothed to a neighboring native prince, and

Rescued by Henrietta MacAvoy (Vera Miles), a widowed potato farmer,

After a violent confrontation ends in Paul’s death, a devastated Sloan

of doing it over again every day, then Henry’s up for the challenge. Rob

is soon to be married. With little thought to the future, Johnny and Luana

Costain quickly surveys the situation and convinces the widow MacAvoy to

realizes that she’s in love with Paul’s brother, Dean (George Chakiris), and

Schneider (BIG DADDY) portrays a “local braddah” and Sandler frequents

elope together, searching for paradise in each other’s arms.

try some of his tried-and-trusted Texas techniques in an attempt to salvage

once again, Howland faces the prospect of an unwanted alliance. When

a “local diner” where he occasionally gets sage advice from the locals working behind the counter.

(France Nuyen), he loathes the idea of a “native boy” joining his family.

her ranch. He then has to persuade the skeptical local workers as well. THE

tragedy strikes again, Howland is forced to either change his beliefs or

With McCrea at his most dashing and del Rio at her alluring height, BIRD

CASTAWAY COWBOY is typical Disney family fare, with a competent cast

watch his dynasty disintegrate. – Classicflix.com

OF PARADISE is a movie of wild eroticism and thrilling adventure, and not

and engaging storyline. Robert Culp co-stars as an unscrupulous banker

to be missed.

with designs on the MacAvoy property, as well as on Henrietta. Filmed in Hawaii, the scenery is eye-catching and overall, THE CASTAWAY COWBOY is an enjoyable film.

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HAWAII

FREE

KING KONG

FREE

MATARIKI

FREE

RABBIT PROOF FENCE

FREE

Thur., Oct. 17 | 4:30 PM | DDT

Tue., Oct. 15 | 8:00 PM | DDT

Thur., Oct. 17 | 8:15 PM | DDT

Sat., Oct. 19 | 7:30 PM | DDT

United States 1966 | English, Hawaiian with English subtitles | 189M

United States 1933 | English | 105M

Canada, New Zealand 2010 | VARIOUS with ENGLISH subtitles | 93M

Australia 2002 | English, Aboriginal with English subtitles | 94M

DIRECTOR: George Roy Hill SCREENWRITER: Millard Kaufman, Daniel Taradash PRODUCER: Walter Mirisch CAST: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman, Jocelyne LaGarde

DIRECTOR: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack SCREENWRITER: Merian C. Cooper, James Creelman, Ruth Rose PRODUCER: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack CINEMATOGRAPHER: Eddie Linden, J.O. Taylor, Vernon Walker CAST: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson

DIRECTOR: Michael Bennett SCREENWRITER: Gavin Strawhan PRODUCER: Fiona Copland CAST: Jason Wu, Susana Tang, Sara Wiseman, Iaheto Ah Hi, Alix Bushnell

DIRECTOR: Phillip Noyce SCREENWRITER: Christine Olsen PRODUCER: Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen , John Winter CINEMATOGRAPHER: Christopher Doyle CAST: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Kenneth Branagh

In 1820, Abner Hale, a New England missionary, volunteers to carry the word of God to the heathen natives of Hawaii. In need of a wife before he can offer himself to the service, he proposes to Jerusha Bromley, a young woman in love with an adventurous sea captain, Rafer Hoxworth, and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii. After a stormy and arduous voyage, Abner and Jerusha finally reach the islands where they receive a royal welcome from the Alii Nui (queen of Hawaii), Malama Kanakoa. Although Jerusha easily makes friends with the natives and tries to understand their customs, the sanctimonious Abner refuses to make any concessions and rigidly imposes his will upon the pleasure-and-peace-loving Hawaiians. He orders them to destroy their pagan idols, cover their naked bodies, and abolish their ancient practice of incestuous marriage. The Alii Nui instructs her people to obey, although she herself refuses to deny the deep love she feels for her brother, Kelolo. Gradually, however, more and more white men come to the islands, commercializing and corrupting the simple way of life and leaving behind disease and unhappiness.

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Moviemaker and adventurer Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) is embarking on a mysterious sea voyage for his next big movie, but he can’t get any actresses to take the risk. Lucky for him it’s the Great Depression, and gorgeous young women are starving on the street. He finds and feeds Ann Darrow (Fay Wray), promises to respect her virtue, and off she goes, the only girl on a ship bound for parts unknown. Stalwart first mate Jack Driscoll (Bruce Cabot), doesn’t want a dame aboard, but of course he’s drawn to Ann. And it doesn’t hurt when Denham shoots some provocative screen tests of Ann in a racy, pre-code “beauty and the beast” costume. Far out to sea, Denham reveals that he’s looking for the uncharted Skull Island, where a monster named “Kong” is rumored to reign. Sure enough, the island (done in a gorgeous, old matte painting) emerges from a mysterious fog, with the natives about to offer a young girl to Kong in a

A moving, urgent and funny story about us – today, here, now. Set over five days and nights, this fast paced drama is the story of lives brought into

By the mid-19th century, white settlers had gained political control of

collision by one event. A rugby league star driving past a deserted car park

Australia. Many aborigines were removed from their lands and their

late at night sees a fight. He intervenes and gets bashed. When a young

children taken from them, under the belief that they would be better off in

car thief nicks the man’s apparently abandoned car, he unwittingly starts a

a more “civilized” environment and to be raised as “white” children and

chain of events that will change his life and the lives of others, forever.

trained to work as domestic servants or laborers.

Starring an ensemble cast including GO-GIRLS’ Alix Bushnell, Sara

Molly (Everlyn Sampi), her younger sister Daisy (Tianna Sansbury) and

Wiseman and SIONE’S WEDDING’s Iaheto Ah Hi, with a soundtrack by Don

cousin Gracie (Laura Monaghan) were three half-caste children from

McGlashan featuring original tracks by Gin Wigmore, Bella Kalolo, and the

Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government

Phoenix Foundation. With Kiwi films on a roll, director Michael Bennett’s

edict and sent to an institution, where they were subject to physical and

first feature film offers international audiences an exciting and hopeful

emotional abuse as they were taught to forget their families, their culture,

story about New Zealand today. Shot entirely in South Auckland, MATARIKI

and their lives up to that point and re-invent themselves as members of

debuted at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

“white” Australian society. Molly decides they need to return to their parents and plans a daring escape, and the three girls begin an epic

spectacular ritual. The arrival of the crew ruins the sacrifice, but the chief

journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no

notices the “golden woman” (the blonde-haired Ann) and figures Kong

food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been built

would like her better anyway... – Laurie Boeder

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TABU

FREE

Tue., Oct. 15 | 3:45 PM | DDT

WALKABOUT

FREE

Tue., Oct. 15 | 5:45 PM | DDT

CINEMA AND THE PACIFIC ‘OTHER’ PANEL DISCUSSION

United States 1931 | English | 82M

Australia, United Kingdom 1971 | Aboriginal, eng, with eng subtitles | 100M

DIRECTOR: F.W. Murnau, Robert J. Flaherty SCREENWRITER: F.W. Murnau, Robert J. Flaherty CINEMATOGRAPHER: Floyd Crosby CAST: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Kong Ah, Bill Bambridge, Jean, Jules

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Roeg SCREENWRITER: Edward Bond PRODUCER: Si Litvinoff CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nicolas Roeg CAST: Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg, David Gulpilil, John Meillon, Robert McDarra, Peter Carver

Over the last 32 years, HIFF’s programming has focused on films about the

In 1929 on the island of Bora Bora, a young island girl, Reri, who has been

The contrast between modern, urban civilization and life in the natural

consecrated to the gods and is tabu for her to marry, falls in love with a

world lies at the heart of Nicolas Roeg’s visually dazzling drama

handsome young pearl fisherman, Matahi. When Matahi then kidnaps

WALKABOUT. The plot might resemble a standard fish-out-of-water tale:

Reri, the islanders fear the power of the TABU will fall upon them. If found

two city children become stranded in the Australian outback, and struggle

unchaste, Reri will be sacrificed and Matahi will die. Near starvation,

to find their way back to civilization with the help of a friendly aborigine

Matahi and Reri travel in a canoe through storms to the “land of the white

boy. But Roeg and screenwriter Edward Bond are concerned with far

man.” Reri receives a letter from the warrior chief Hitu stating she has

more than the average wilderness drama, as a shocking act of violence

three days to return to him or Matahi will die...

near the story’s beginning makes clear. This is particularly true in regards who ultimately develops a troubled romantic attraction towards the older sister. Obviously intended as a statement on the exploitation of the natural world and native cultures by European civilization, the film nevertheless maintains an evocative vagueness that usually – but not always – favors poetry over didacticism. Most importantly, the film’s justifiably acclaimed cinematography is likely to sway even those who find fault with the film’s narrative and message. The shift between the sterile city images and

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to the relationship between the white children and the aborigine boy,

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Pacific Rim produced by filmmakers from the Pacific Rim. In this special scholar-based panel discussion accompanying the retrospective film series, the Festival will examine 20th century representations and depictions of

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

the South Pacific through a western lens. Over the last 100 years, many of

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

the films featured in the retrospective program were influential in shaping

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

western perceptions of the Pacific and it’s people. At a time when indigenous Pacific film is beginning to flourish, HIFF believes it is important to explore

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

the history of the relationship between cinema and the South Pacific

noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp

region. Panel topics will include representations of the Other, exoticism,

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

and stereotypes such as the ‘noble savage’ with a focus on films presented

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

in the retrospective film program. The panel will be comprised of both

se quam nit.

scholars and filmmakers who will present complementary views on the

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

history of cinema in the Pacific from both a socio-cultural and a filmmaking perspective. Panelists will include moderator University of Hawaii professor

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

and filmmaker Vilsoni Hereniko, New Zealand scholar Selina Tusitala Marsh,

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

Los Angeles based filmmaker Arthur Dong (HOLLYWOOD CHINESE), Hawaii

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

Pacific University professor Houston Wood, and Alice Somerville, assistant professor at the University of Hawaii.

the truly stunning, beautifully composed Australian landscapes provide the film’s single best argument, making the film a vivid and convincing experience. – Judd Blaise Rovi

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16 ACRES

ANITA

Sat., Oct. 12 | 2:45 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 4:00 PM | DOL

Thur., Oct. 17 | 8:45 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:30 AM | DOL

United States 2012 | English | 92M

United States 2013 | English | 84M

DIRECTOR: Richard Hankin SCREENWRITER: Matt Kapp PRODUCER: Mike Marcucci CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tony Rossi

DIRECTOR: Freida Lee Mock SCREENWRITER: Freida Lee Mock PRODUCER: Freida Lee Mock CINEMATOGRAPHER: Bestor Cram, Don Lenzer, Erik Daarstad CAST: Anita F. Hill, Charles Ogletree, Jill Abramson, Jane Mayer, John W. Carr

Hawaii Premiere

16 ACRES documents the reconstruction of Ground Zero and the struggles that encompassed its 11-year journey to what it is today. It offers a fascinating behind the scenes look into the political and emotional aspects of the process that took more than 19 government agencies, a dozen projects and over $20 billion which, sadly, is still unfinished. From the beginning until the day it opened, the endeavor was filled with strife, delays and politicizing. The desires of everyone involved to honor this tragic day in our history is at the heart of this story, though each person, from politician to a relative that lost someone, had very different perspectives to do so. A battle royale for the ages, how these parties came together (or didn’t) gives one a unique understanding of why it’s not completed till this day. What side will you choose in this battle for 16 acres? – Squire Coldwell

Hawaii Premiere

On Oct. 11, 1991, a poised, young law professor sent shock waves through the nation as she sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee intrepidly testifying to the lewd behavior of a Supreme Court nominee. Twenty years later, Academy Award winner Freida Mock brings us ANITA, which crystallizes the sexist power dynamics in the room that day and unravels the impact of that lightning-rod moment in Anita Hill’s life and the broader discussion of gender inequality in America. Contemporary interviews with Hill and her allies and unsettling archival footage reveal the way her attempt to report confidentially on Clarence Thomas’ conduct quickly became a perverse and vicious public attack on her character and credibility. With Thomas playing the race card and a bevy of male senators lobbing ideological bombs, Hill’s hearing became a charade of justice. Yet her audacity to speak truth detonated a national debate about sexual harassment that revolutionized gender politics. As girls and women express what Hill’s sacrifice has meant to them, we’re moved to shout, “We believe you, Anita.” – Sundance

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DOCUMENTED

LGBT

Hawaii Premiere

Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:15 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 7:00 PM | DOL USA 2013 | ENG, Tagalog with ENG subtitles | 90M DIRECTOR: Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo SCREENWRITER: Jose Antonio Vargas DOCUMENTED is the uplifting and heartbreaking true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who “outed” himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, risking his freedom, his career, and his adopted homeland. Jose’s grandparents brought him to America as a child without telling him he had false papers, assuming that when he grew up he could get a menial job to stay under the radar until he could marry an American girl. These modest career plans didn’t work out when Jose turned out to be a brilliant student and became a famous journalist, and the marriage-for-citizenship plan fell through when Jose turned out to be gay. After writing the story revealing his status, Jose created an organization to promote paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants while waiting for what he assumed was inevitable deportation. Touching and exhilarating, DOCUMENTED will leave you smiling through your tears. – Sat Freedman

DOCUMENTARIES

A FRAGILE TRUST:

FUREVER

LION ARK

Hawaii Premiere

Sat., Oct. 12 | 11:00 AM | KKM Sun., Oct. 13 | 1:45 PM | DOL Thur., Oct. 17 | 3:30 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 5:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 11:00 AM | KKM

PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES Fri., Oct. 18 | 6:15 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:45 PM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 77M DIRECTOR: Samantha Grant SCREENWRITER: Richard Levien, Samantha Grant PRODUCER: Samantha Grant CINEMATOGRAPHER: Singeli Agnew, Samantha Grant CAST: Jayson Blair A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. In 2003, Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of different stories published in the Times. It was a spectacular fall for both Blair and the paper. The fact that Blair is African American was emphasized again and again as accounts of the “Blair Affair” served up sordid details in a soap-opera style tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt and power struggles inside the hallowed halls of the New York Times. The Jayson Blair scandal is at the most basic level a compelling, character-driven narrative about an important chapter in the history of journalism. It is also a complex story about power, ethics, representation, race and accountability in the mainstream media. Featuring exclusive in-

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

United Kingdom 2013 | English | 97M United States 2013 | English | 80M DIRECTOR: Amy Finkel PRODUCER: Amy Finkel CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gregg De Domenico

DIRECTOR: Tim Phillips SCREENWRITER: Tim Phillips, Jan Creamer PRODUCER: Tim Phillips, Jan Creamer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tony Pattinson CAST: Jorja Fox, Bob Barker, Mel Richardson, Pat Craig, Pat Derby

Pet care in the United States is a $52 billion per year industry, and the care

More action adventure than traditional documentary, LION ARK follows the

and expense that many lavish on their pets is not limited to the living. Many

world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticu-

Americans are finding ways to grieve, memorialize, and preserve the pets

lously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of

with whom they have formed powerful bonds. FUREVER travels across the

participants as events actually unfold.

U.S., interspersing interviews and footage from a range of those affected by pet loss — from bereaved pet owners to veterinarians, psychologists, reli-

A shocking undercover investigation leads to a ban on animal circuses in Bo-

gious experts, taxidermists, a pet psychic, specialists in pet freeze — drying

livia. But the circuses defy the law. The team behind the investigation return,

and mummification, makers of jewelry derived from pet DNA-even a pet clon-

track down the illegal circuses to save every animal. The confrontations,

ing service. Without editorializing, FUREVER presents a range of viewpoints,

heartache and incredible risks the rescue team face are all captured while

allowing viewers to decide for themselves how to answer the question:

the team struggle to rescue the animals and airlift them to eventual freedom.

Where do we draw the line between “acceptable” and “going overboard?”

It is an uplifting story of bravery, compassion, camaraderie and determination. It is what happens when a poor but proud country says “no” to cruelty,

Written, produced and directed by Amy Finkel, FUREVER is a provocative,

and attitudes toward animals are changed across an entire continent.

eye-opening, and at times, graphic exploration of how far people will go to hold on to memories of their beloved non-human companions. – Kathleen Cassity

terviews with everyone involved, including former executive editor Howell Raines and Blair himself, A FRAGILE TRUST is the first film to tell the whole sordid story of the scandal while exploring these deeper themes.

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PLASTIC PARADISE: THE GREAT REMOTE AREA MEDICAL Hawaii Premiere PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH World Premiere

Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 11:00 AM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 57M DIRECTOR: Angela Sun PRODUCER: Tanya Leal Soto CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joseph Ochoa, Angela Sun PLASTIC PARADISE provides eye-opening insight into the potential health and environmental consequences of plastic over consumption and pollution. The film features stunning scenic shots alongside appalling visuals of the dire effects of pollution. This documentary provides an informative, timely and relevant look at the consequences of plastic consumption, pos-

DOCUMENTARIES

A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

THE ROAD TO FAME

Fri., Oct. 18 | 8:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 11:15 AM | DOL

Fri., Oct. 11 | 5:30 PM | DOL Tue., Oct. 15 | 3:30 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 4:00 PM | KKM Sun., Oct. 20 | 6:00 PM | DOL

United States 2013 | English | 83M

Cambodia, United States 2013 | Cambodian with English subtitles | 83M

China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 80M

DIRECTOR: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman PRODUCER: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman, Daniel O’Meara CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gary Griffin, Jarred Alterman, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, Nadia Hallgren, Erick Stoll, Errol Webber

DIRECTOR: Kalyanee Mam PRODUCER: Ratanak Leng, Kalyanee Mam CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kalyanee Mam

DIRECTOR: Hao Wu PRODUCER: Changying Liu, Hao Wu CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kai P. Yang, Hao Wu CAST: Wu Heng, Chen Lei, Liu Zhenfei, Gao Shuyao, Zhang Xiao

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Twice a year in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River changes course, while the While living in the Amazon jungle, Stan Brock was inspired to organize

river of life flows in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth and of creation

THE ROAD TO FAME explores how the cultural idea of fame complicates

volunteer pop-up clinics in remote regions of the world, an effort he called

and destruction. Working in an intimate verite style, filmmaker Kalyanee

when “Fame” the musical is produced in China, with a Chinese cast, and

Remote Area Medical. That was three decades ago. Little did he know that

Mam (director of photography for the Oscar-winning documentary INSIDE

directed by both Chinese and Americans. The film tells both a universal

today, 60 percent of his organization’s efforts would focus, not on faraway

JOB), spent two years in her native homeland following three young Cam-

coming-of-age story and a unique narrative on modern Chinese youth.

locales, but on his adopted country, the United States of America.

bodians struggling to overcome the crushing effects of deforestation, over-

Caught in the crux of China’s dramatic transformation, these youths oscil-

fishing and overwhelming debt. A breathtaking and unprecedented journey

late between intense hope and deep despair: growing up spoiled as single

This surprising film tells the story of a three-day clinic held in the USA, in

from the remote, mountainous jungles and floating cities of the Cambodian

children and memories unsullied by the traumas of the Cultural Revolution,

Bristol, Tennessee, a mere 115 miles from RAM headquarters. Volunteer

countryside to the bustling garment factories of modern Phnom Penh, A

they feel entitled to a great future in China’s continuing prosperity; they

doctors, nurses and support workers joined forces to deliver basic medical,

RIVER CHANGES COURSE traces a remarkable and devastatingly beautiful

have extensive access to information online and to Western values, and

Preceded by:

dental and eye care to hundreds who would otherwise have none. Patients

they embrace the ideas of freedom, fairness and individuality; yet their

FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA

story of a country torn between the rural present and an ominous industrial

came in droves days in advance, sleeping in cars, tents or on the ground

future. Winner of the Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at

parents, their teachers and the traditional Chinese value of obedience still

with no cover. “We cut back on places like Guatemala, Honduras, Domini-

the Sundance Film Festival, as well as winning major awards at Full Frame

push them to conform and to swallow the social injustices agitating the

can Republic, Africa … simply because we’re overwhelmed with the need

and San Francisco International Film Festival, A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

entire society. Through their individual stories, the film explores the rest-

here,” says Stan. “Welcome to America.”

examines seismic changes through climate change and globalization.

less psyche of the Chinese society, and helps audiences worldwide better

ing crucial questions that lead to collective actions we can take to stem the environmental and health damage created by this synthetic product that “never goes away.” – Kathleen Cassity

International Premiere United States 2013 | English | 26M Director: Mary Lambert

comprehend the seeming contradictions of modern China.

Directed by award winning filmmaker Mary Lambert, FISHING PONO’s graphic images of the commercial exploitation of Pacific fisheries leave no room for doubt that current practices are unsustainable and will leave nothing for future generations.

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DIS C US S ION TO FOLLOW FILM

WHEN I WALK Hawaii Premiere

Fri., Oct. 11 | 7:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 2:00 PM | KKM Canada, United States 2013 | English | 80M DIRECTOR: Jason DaSilva SCREENWRITER: Jason DaSilva, Alice Cook PRODUCER: Jason DaSilva, Alice Cook CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jason DaSilva

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS Hawaii Premiere Fri., Oct. 11 | 6:45 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 11:00 AM | DOL United States 2013 | English | 82M DIRECTOR: Grace Lee PRODUCER: Caroline Libresco, Austin Wilkin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jerry A. Henry, Quyen Tran

It all started on a family vacation. In 2006, the 25-year-old, vital, handsome, talented Jason DaSilva was on a beach with his family when, suddenly,

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS

he fell down and couldn’t get back up. Doctors told him he had multiple

plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the

sclerosis, and it could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well

major U.S. social movements of the last century: from labor to civil rights,

as a myriad of other problems. Jason decided to exercise more, but the

to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice

problem just got worse. So he turned to his mom. She reminded him that he

movements and beyond. As she wrestles with a Detroit in ongoing transi-

was a fortunate, privileged North American kid who had the opportunity to

tion, contradictions of violence and nonviolence, Malcolm X and Martin

pursue the things he loved most-art and filmmaking. So Jason picked up the

Luther King, the 1967 rebellions, and non-linear notions of time and history,

camera, turned it on himself, and began filming the slow, difficult decline of

Boggs emerges with an approach that is radical in its simplicity and clar-

his body and the miracles he encountered along the way.

ity: revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience — the

An emotional and inspirational documentary that is a pleasure to watch,

ability to transform oneself to transform the world. Produced and directed

WHEN I WALK is an energizing and self-generating film experience whose

by Grace Lee (THE GRACE LEE PROJECT), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY

creative engine is its young filmmaker’s determination to live and his ability

has been 12 years in the making. In an age when seemingly insurmount-

to make sense of being plagued by a devastating disease through the art of

able injustices and contradictions face us, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY

cinematic storytelling.

inspires concerned citizens and dreamers of all ages with new thinking to sustain their struggle and engagement. University of Hawaii scholars Mari

DIS C US S ION TO FOL L O W F IL M

KORAN BY HEART Hawaii Premiere

Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:00 PM | DOL Afghanistan, Australia, Egypt, Maldives, Senegal, Tajikistan, United Kingdom, United States 2013 | Arabic, English, Tajik, Wolof with English subtitles | 77M DIRECTOR: Greg Barker PRODUCER: Julie Goldman, John Battsek, Greg Barker, Chetin Chabuk, Christopher Buchanan CINEMATOGRAPHER: FrankPeter Lehmann Every year, 110 young Koran reciters are chosen from over seventy countries to travel to the heart of Egypt to compete in one of Islam’s most prestigious contests, The International Holy Koran Competition, where memorization and recitation of the Koran is put to test. Throughout the documentary,Greg Barker follows the emotional journeys and experiences of three Muslim 10year old competitors: the bright Rifdha from Maldives, who is one of the few girls; Djamil from Senegal, who is sent to represent an entire nation and left to travel alone; and Nabiollah of Tajikistan, who is remarked as a blessed genius reciter. We are offered a glimpse into each individual child’s life, as they experience an array of emotions and pressures brought on by family, community and religious expectations. While at the same time, each child’s future and education is in constant question as they are caught between fundamentalist and moderate visions of Islam. – Erin Lau A special extended discussion with University of Hawaii scholar Tamara Albertini will follow screening.

Matsuda and Charles Lawrence will lead a special extended discussion with director Grace Lee following the first screening.

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THE LOVING STORY

BLUE RUIN

CHEAP THRILLS

Tue., Oct. 15 | 5:45 PM | DOL

Thur., Oct. 17 | 9:30 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 8:30 PM | DOL

Sun., Oct. 13 | 9:30 PM | DOL Sat., Oct. 19 | 10:00 PM | DOL

United States 2013 | English | 92M

United States 2013 | English | 85M

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Saulnier SCREENWRITER: Jeremy Saulnier PRODUCER: Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeremy Saulnier CAST: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb

DIRECTOR: E.L. Katz SCREENWRITER: Trent Haaga, David Chirchirillo PRODUCER: Travis Stevens, Gabriel Cowan, John Suits CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sebastian Winterø, Andrew Wheeler CAST: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller

BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won the

In CHEAP THRILLS, Craig (Pat Healy of THE INNKEEPERS), a blue-collar

FIPRESCI Prize in the parallel section “Directors’ Fortnight” in Cannes. The

worker struggling to care for his family, loses his job. Upset and defeated, he

film follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down

hits a local bar to have a drink before heading home to break the news to his

when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance.

wife, Audrey (Amanda Fuller of RED, WHITE & BLUE). There he runs into an

Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to

old high school buddy, Vince (Ethan Embry), and as the two are catching up, a

protect his estranged family.

wealthy couple, Colin (David Koechner from ANCHORMAN) and Violet (Sara

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

United States 2011 | English | 77M DIRECTOR: Nancy Buirski SCREENWRITER: Susie Ruth Powell PRODUCER: Nancy Buirski, Patricia Romeu, Elisabeth Haviland James CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steve Milligan CAST: Mildred Loving, Richard Loving A racially charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this definitive documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving. The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in 1967, it struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country once and for all. With luminous, newly discovered 16mm footage of the Lovings and their lawyers, first-person testimony and rare documentary photographs, this film takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the landmark case. THE LOVING STORY recreates a seminal moment in history and reflects a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story. THE LOVING STORY is part of Created Equal, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, facilitated locally by the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities. – Sundance A special extended discussion with University of Hawaii scholar Jack Taylor will follow screening.

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Paxton, Healy’s co-star in THE INNKEEPERS), approach them. The couple Jeremy Saulnier’s second feature, after his striking debut with MURDER

invites the working-class friends to join them, and as the night develops they

PARTY in 2007, is no stylish revenge flick. It’s a struggling journey of an

pay Craig and Vince to complete a series of increasingly disturbing dares.

alienated and unlikely individual, involving himself in an unpredictable storm

Fueled by their dire financial situations, Craig and Vince begin to turn on each

of violence. It moves as an intimate character study with flashes of an action

other in sad, funny and gory one-upmanship.

flick. It’s as if a character was plucked out of a Hal Ashby film and thrown into a crossfire of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and TAXI DRIVER. In the end,

A big hit at this year’s SXSW, CHEAP THRILLS rises above its midnight

BLUE RUIN is an amalgam of genres deeply rooted in Americana that is very

movie label and delves into human nature in all its debased glory. Sure, it

straightforward, yet visually arresting and universally compelling.

starts off as a drunken, juvenile game of dare, but soon it tests the limits (of the characters and the audience) of what money can buy and how far one would go. – Ashley Moreno

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COUNTDOWN

KINK

Tue., Oct. 15 | 9:30 PM | DOL Fri., Oct. 18 | 10:00 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 12 | 10:00 PM | DOL Wed., Oct. 16 | 9:45 PM | DOL

Thailand 2012 | English, Thai with English subtitles | 100M

United States 2013 | English | 80M

Hawaii Premiere

DIRECTOR: Nattawut Poonpiriya SCREENWRITER: Nattawut Poonpiriya PRODUCER: Jira Maligool CINEMATOGRAPHER: Niramon Ross CAST: David Assavanond, Pachara Chirathivat, Jarinporn Joonkiat, Pattarasaya Kruesuwansiri Jack (Pachara Chirathivat), Bee (Jarinporn Joonkiat) and Pam (Pattarasaya

LGBT

Hawaii Premiere

PIG DEATH MACHINE

R100

Sat., Oct. 12 | 9:45 PM | DOL

Sat., Oct. 19 | 10:15 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 8:30 PM | DOL

Hawaii Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

United States 2013 | English | 82M Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 134M

DIRECTOR: Christina Voros PRODUCER: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dave Malloure, Kimberly Parker, Christina Voros

DIRECTOR: Amy Davis, Jon Moritsugu SCREENWRITER: Amy Davis, Jon Moritsugu PRODUCER: Amy Davis, Jon Moritsugu CINEMATOGRAPHER: Todd Verow CAST: Amy Davis, Hannah Levbarg

Direct from the Sundance Film Festival, this kinky documentary produced

Written and helmed by subversive indie filmmakers Amy Davis and Jon

by actor/director James Franco will have you looking at the darker side of

Moritsugu, PIG DEATH MACHINE is the shockingly off-the-wall tale about

A very ordinary man (Nao Omori of ICHI THE KILLER) who takes care of his

pornography in a whole new light.

Cocojoy (played by Davis), a dorky, bird-brained hottie who transmogrifies

son while his wife lies in a coma, enters a very ordinary building. Following

Kreuasuwansri) share a New York apartment far away from their home

DIRECTOR: Hitoshi Matsumoto SCREENWRITER: Hitoshi Matsumoto PRODUCER: Akihiko Okamoto CAST: Nao Ohmori, Mao Daichi, Shinobu Terajima, Matsuo Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe

into a mad genius after feasting on some undercooked pork. Meanwhile,

a seductive ride on a merry-go-round, he signs up with an exclusive

country of Thailand. On New Year’s Eve they decide they’ll have a little pre-

KINK tells the true story of sex, submission, and big business as seen through

a botanist named Lipton (Hannah Levbarg), also consumes the fetid meat

club. Membership is one year only and cannot be cancelled under any

countdown celebration of their own and invite over their friend’s punctual

the eyes of the unlikely pornographers whose nine-to-five work days are

and gains the ability to talk story with her plants. At first, the pair revel in

circumstances. Happily he endures dominatrix intrusions in his daily life,

weed supplier, Jesus (David Asavanond). As the night progresses, the

spent within the confines of the San Francisco Armory building, home to

their newfound abilities, but their initial exhilaration turns into absolute fear

until they get a little too close to his unsuspecting family. With a courage

three enjoy his herbal gifts, but become wary of his boisterous personality.

the sprawling production facilities of Kink.com, the world’s largest producer

when they slowly succumb to the perils of envy.

not displayed in his professional life as a bed salesman, he tries to cancel

However, when they ask him to leave, they find out the Jesus party is just

of pornography with BDSM themes — for the uninitiated, that stands for

getting started.

bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/sadism and masochism.

COUNTDOWN is punctuated with energetic camerawork as guided by

Director/cinematographer Christina Voros’s feature debut ventures behind

weird, you’ve come to the right place. This is the crème de la crème

The latest feature from Japan absurdist auteur and TV comedian

director Nattawut Poonpiriya, and Asavanond’s performance as Jesus

the scenes with the Kink creative team and the models for a frank look at

of counterculture filmmaking, and a welcome return for Hawaii-born

Matsumoto (BIG MAN JAPAN, HIFF 2007, and SYMBOL, HIFF 2009) goes

provides a strong core to the insanity. As the world waits for the ball to

the professional side of sexual exploration. Voros discovers a charming

Moritsugu, a mad genius of underground video filmmaking who hit his

all out in exploring Japanese sex culture and all its eccentricities. R100 is

drop, these three Thai slackers are in over their head, as they descend into

band of outsiders full of humor and insight working in a fantasyland of

stride in the ‘90s with such mind melting cult classics like TERMINAL USA,

a word play on the Japanese ratings system, suggesting that the viewer

a psychological game of violence and torture. COUNTDOWN successfully

graphic sexual imagery. Finally, a “feel-good” documentary with enough

MOD FUCK EXPLOSION, FAME WHORE and SCUMROCK!

should be at least 100 years old to see the film. That’s absurd, of course, but

puts to film that oldest of precautionary adages, “Always know your

screams to play in our HIFF Extreme program!

– Jason Musni Soeda

this is coming from the twisted mind of Matsumoto, who personifies what is

dealer.” – Chris Claxton

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his membership, evoking the wrath of the American CEO, who descends Earlier this year, PIG DEATH MACHINE won the lifetime achievement

upon Tokyo to teach him a lesson.

award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. If you like your cinema

cutting edge and just plain, mindblowingly crazy in Japan.

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PLANET ANIME

PRESENTED BY NELLA MEDIA GROUP

WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? 地獄でなぜ悪い

Hawaii Premiere Fri., Oct. 11 | 9:30 PM | DOL Mon., Oct. 14 | 9:30 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 126M DIRECTOR: Sion Sono SCREENWRITER: Sion Sono PRODUCER: Takuyuki Matsuno, Takeshi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Suzuki CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hideo Yamamoto CAST: Jun Kunimura, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Hiroki Hasegawa, Fumi Nikaido, Gen Hoshino

PRESENTED BY CLEAR CHANNEL

ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO

アニメ師・杉井ギサブロー

ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q

United States Premiere

Hawaii Premiere

Sun., Oct. 20 | 4:00 PM | DOL

Mon., Oct. 14 | 9:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 20 | 1:45 PM | DOL

Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 92M Japan 2012 | Japanese with English subtitles | 106M DIRECTOR: Masato Ishioka SCREENWRITER: Masato Ishioka CAST: Gisaburo Sugii, Osamu Tezuka, Rintaro, Yasuo Otsuka Seventy-one-year-old Gisaburo Sugii is unanimously considered one

Genre fans, get excited for the most fun, blood-splattered yakuza dramedy

of the founding fathers of Japanese animation. His hand drawn work

of the year! The newest film from HIFF fan favorite Sion Sono (LOVE

includes some of the great masterpieces of Japanese animation such as:

EXPOSURE [HIFF 2009], THE LAND OF HOPE [HIFF 2012]) has a little

ASTRO BOY, DORORO, JAPANESE FAIRY TALES and TATCHI. His delicate

something for everyone: drama, comedy, romance, and of course hard-

lines encompass the eroticism of A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, the

hitting gangster-on-gangster action. And to top it all off, it’s also a movie

emotional depth of TATCHI, and the beautiful silences and soul-searching

about making movies. Gang leaders Muto and Ikegami have had a long-

depth of expression in the eyes of Giovanni the cat in his masterpiece,

standing hatred for each other, culminating in Ikegami’s attempt to murder

NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD. A wonderful human being and a

Muto, only to be thwarted by his devoted wife. Fast-forward a decade, and

great artist, Sugii has driven himself to surpass his earlier work and has

Muto’s only passion in life is to fulfill his imprisoned wife’s dream, to have

never allowed himself to be fettered by conventions.

their now beautiful teenage daughter Michiko (Fumi Nikaido of HIMIZU and RINGING IN THEIR EARS [HIFF 2011]) play the starring role in a feature

ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO follows Sugii’s career, and parallels

film. As it happens, Ikegami’s only passion in life now also appears to be

it with the development of the Japanese animation industry from its early

Michiko. When Michiko runs away and forfeits her chance at a cinematic

years in the shadow of Disney, to its emergence as an international cultural

debut, Muto will resort to anything to get her film made. All he needs is a

phenomenon and symbol of “Cool Japan.” – Forum Cinemas

director, and the help of his arch-enemy Ikegami. Luckily, unbeknownst to him, there is a hapless, wannabe director in the wings, just waiting for such an opportunity to arise… – Anna Page

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EVANGELION 3.0: YOU CAN (NOT) REDO

DIRECTOR: Hideaki Anno, Mahiro Maeda, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki SCREENWRITER: Hideaki Anno EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Hideaki Anno, Toshimichi Ohtsuki CINEMATOGRAPHER: Toru Fukushi CAST: Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Yuko Miyamura, Maaya Sakamoto EVANGELION 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO is the third of four films released in the “Rebuild of Evangelion” tetralogy directed by Hideaki Anno. Fourteen years after the third impact (a cataclysmic global event), Shinji awakens to a world he does not recognize and his body has not aged a single day. Earth lies in ruins and those he once fought valiantly to protect have cruelly turned against him. NERV (the organization responsible for creating Evangelions)is nothing but a distant memory. Trapped in a harrowing cycle of death and rebirth, Shinji continues to courageously battle the angels, even as the world hurtles towards what could ultimately be its tragic end. Building on the massive commercial success of the anime series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, which is heavily credited to creator Anno. His style has been defined by the threads of postmodernism that he weaves into his work, as well as the thorough portrayal of his characters’ thoughts and emotions. EVANGELION 3.0, like the previous two films, were box-office mega-hits in Japan, with the eagerly-awaited “final chapter” set to be released sometime next year. – Anderson Le

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PLANET ANIME PRESENTED BY CLEAR CHANNEL

HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE

キャプテンハーロック

North American Premiere Fri., Oct. 11 | 9:00 PM | DOL Sun., Oct. 13 | 8:00 PM | DOL Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 115M DIRECTOR: Shinji Aramaki SCREENWRITER: Leiji Matsumoto, Harutoshi Fukui, Kiyoto Takeuchi EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Hee-dong Kim ANIMATION: Matt Farell CAST: Maaya Sakamoto, Yu Aoi, Shun Oguri, Haruma Miura, Miyuki Sawashiro Captain Harlock is the one man standing between the corrupt Gaia Coalition and their quest for complete intergalactic rule. Seeking revenge against those who wronged both mankind and himself, the mysterious space pirate roams the universe in his battlecruiser, the Arcadia, defiantly attacking and pillaging enemy ships. Gaia Fleet leader Ezra sends his younger brother, Logan, to infiltrate the Arcadia and assassinate Harlock. But Logan will soon discover that things are not always what they seem, and that legends are born for a reason. Harlock pushes his loyal crew forward in his death-defying mission to undo the “Nodes of Time” and reverse the Earth to an age when still inhabited by humans. It is the year 2977 and 500 billion displaced humans long to return to the planet they still refer to as home. The rebellious Captain Harlock and his trusted crew are mankind’s only hope of one day righting the Coalition’s wrongs. Based on the classic 1970s anime, this new, big budget reimagining of HARLOCK is in glorious 3-D CG animation. Toei Animation has pushed their limits in producing a rollicking space-faring adventure utilizing the latest technologies to update the property for a new generation.

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NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD 銀河鉄道の夜

Hawaii Premiere Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:00 PM | DOL Japan 1985 | Japanese with English subtitles | 110M DIRECTOR: Gisaburo Sugii SCREENWRITER: Minoru Betsuyaku PRODUCER: Masato Hara, Atsumi Tashiro CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nobuo Koyama CAST: Mayumi Tanaka, Chika Sakamoto, Junko Hori, Ayumi Ishijo, Kaori Nakahara Finally, it’s here! The epic remastered version of NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD, the classic 1985 anime from famed master animator Gisaburo Sugii. With a long-absent father and an ailing mother, Giovanni is a kid who simply isn’t allowed a childhood; not only must he work to keep food on the table, but he is mercilessly teased by schoolmates who simply don’t understand his situation; All except for Campanella, son of his father’s friend. On the night of the Festival of the Stars, Giovanni and Campanella both find themselves aboard the Galactic Railroad, a phantom train that takes them to places they never dreamed existed. But the truth of this train is something that Giovanni could never be truly prepared for. Gisaburo-san has been hailed an anime visionary in the same league as Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, but outside of Japan, his work is not well known. His works are just as visually stunning and a bit more subversive. This presentation is a companion to a documentary that HIFF is also showing about the life of the little known animator called ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO, which also resides in the Festival’s Planet Anime section.


SHORTS PROGRAMS

SHORTS PROGRAMS

PRESENTED BY STELLA ARTOIS

PRESENTED BY STELLA ARTOIS

BEASTS IN THE REAL WORLD

TWO BOYS AND A SHEEP

Director: Sol Friedman

Director: Lee Hyung-suk

An experimental short from Sol Friedman (JUNKO’S SHAMISEN) that

Two boys, a man and a woman. Two different loves and one sheep.

Hawaii Premiere | Canada 2013 | English | 8M

United States Premiere | South Korea 2013 | Korean WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 18M

explores the tenuous connections between a naturalist, a rare landmammal, some ghosts and a pair of sushi chefs.

PEACE BY PIECE

CLEAN

Director: Michael Ng

Director: Benjamin Bouhana

Upon receiving troubling news regarding her father, Kim’s life is thrown into

World Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 25M

Hawaii Premiere | France 2012 | French with English subtitles | 10M turmoil. Kim must decide whether to reach out to the man from whom she has been estranged for more than 20 years.

With a jar in his hand, Eric is desperately seeking help. After asking unsuccessfully all around, Eric sets out to search for someone who can

MAKOTO: OR, HONESTY

make him “CLEAN.”

CAREFUL WHAT YOU PACK Wed., Oct. 16 | 6:30 PM | DOL

RED LIGHTS

From robot roommates, to foxes from alternate dimensions, and a budding

North American Premiere | Netherlands 2013 | Dutch with English subtitles | 13M

zombie scarecrow romance, make sure to pack what you need on this

Director: Doris Yeung

perilous journey. Safety is not guaranteed.

LOVE IN SMALL CORNERS

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 6M

Sat., Oct. 19 | 3:30 PM | DOL

Director: Christopher Yogi

Little tales of love… Be it romantic or filial, love is an insurmountable force

Makoto translates to “honesty” or “sincerity.” In this short documentary,

that binds us all, existing in all corners of our lives.

filmmaker Christopher Makoto Yogi travels home to Hawaii to confront the death of his father, and finds peace through the simple act of talking.

A young Dutch boy’s unexpected encounter with a sex worker in

I GOT ROBOTS

United States Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | English | 7M

Director: Chess Club

Amsterdam’s red light district shows him something he never could have imagined.

DRAFT DAY

BLANKETS

SCENT OF A WOMAN

United States Premiere | New Zealand 2013 | English | 11M

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 11M

Director: Louise Leitch

Director: Lauren Savoy

Jack spends an afternoon alone in his room, reliving the magic of a

Chloe decides that she’s going to tell her boyfriend, Dan, that she loves him.

Hawaii Premiere | Thailand 2013 | Thai with English subtitles | 9M Vic Meyer’s new living arrangement is more than meets the eye.

Director: Josh Kim

FOXED!

teenage love story and the tragic events that threaten to tear it apart. As

When Chloe begins to have an embarrassing reaction to Dan’s fettuccine

DRAFT DAY follows two girls, who were born as males, as they participate

he considers his world without his girl, he is left questioning what it really

alfredo, she’s in a race against time and humiliation.

in the mandatory military draft in Thailand.

means to do the right thing.

PUT A LID ON IT

DAADI

Hawaii Premiere | Canada 2013 | English | 4M Director: Nev Bezaire and James Stewart Young Emily toils in the mines beneath her house, imprisoned by foxes who

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 3M

have duped her entire town into believing that children can be replaced.

Director: Ellen Osborne

TOKYO HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Funny, charming and surprising at every turn, we take a journey begun with

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2012 | English, Hindi, Punjabi with English subtitles | 18M Director: David Stoler

Hawaii Premiere | Japan 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 24M

the flight of a red feather, along with a mesmerizing cat, pesky ants and

Once a Bollywood star, Daadi is now 87 and living in a Harlem elderly

Director: Mari Okada

romantic dogs.

home. When an illness robs Daadi of her most treasured memory, she

On Halloween, a bullied scarecrow girl is given one night of freedom.

THE FIRST HOPE

Transformed into a human being, she heads to Tokyo for an evening of

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2012 | English | 12M

speed dating and zombie romance!

Director: Jeremy David White

SHIFT

After seeing Leia kiss Luke on his VHS copy of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK,

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2012 | 5M Director: Juan Carlos Castaneda

isolates herself and gives up on life. But the spirit of her long-deceased husband has different plans for her.

REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE

Hawaii Premiere | Canada 2012 | English | 8M Director: Jonathan Ng

a young boy develops an inappropriate crush of his own. A modern-day couple’s secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call. But the visuals of the film reveal something entirely

SHIFT follows the life of a character who is born from a tree and whose

different: the epic re-imagining of their relationship set in feudal China.

face is stolen by a wild dog.

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SHORTS PROGRAMS

SHORTS PROGRAMS

PRESENTED BY STELLA ARTOIS

PRESENTED BY STELLA ARTOIS

PICTURE. PERFECT.

LITTLE KYOTA NEON HOOD

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2012 | English | 24M

Hawaii Premiere | Japan 2012 | English, Japanese with English subtitles | 20M

Director: Winston Tao

Director: Satsuki Okawa Seventeen-year-old Russell has always loved photography. When he’s Kyota is never seen without his bright protective hood and a worn-out

given the chance to enter into his high school’s photography competition

English vocabulary notebook. When his foreign teacher returns to town,

to win some money for his 11-year-old sister, he takes it. Faced with a grim

Kyota becomes fascinated by his reappearance.

living situation, the two come up with a shot list that ensures victory.

UNRAVEL

GREAT

Hawaii Premiere | United Kingdom 2013 | Hindi with English subtitles | 14M

Hawaii Premiere | Germany 2013 | German, Serbian with English subtitles |

Director: Meghna Gupta

23M Director: Andreas Henn

UNRAVEL follows the Western world’s least wanted clothes on a journey to Northern India, where they are reinvented and sent back.

MIND THE GAP

Fri., Oct. 11 | 6:15 PM | DOL Sometimes we feel out of place, out of sync and out of our state of mind. A program of bite sized stories exploring cultural collisions from near and far, both comedic and sometimes treacherous.

ALASKA IS A DRAG

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 14M Director: Shaz Bennett Leo stands out in a crowd. For him, that’s not always a good thing, until

All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian

NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE SAT., OCT. 12 | 4:45 PM | DOL

projectionist, has had more than enough. Instead of emulating his violent partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: THE GREAT DICTATOR by Charlie Chaplin.

Stories that are both small and immense, of human perseverance, standing tall in the face of adversity, and realizing that anything is possible.

a new boy moves into town and sees Leo for who he really is — an international superstar.

BREAKDOWN

THE DRESSMAKER’S DAUGHTER

Director: Brayden Yoder

Director: David Lim

After fleeing the scene of a fatal accident, a desperate American falls into

Even at an early age, Barbara had always dreamed of becoming a

a fateful night amidst the darkest shadows of urban India.

broadcaster. In college, she continues to pursue her dream, but life takes

Hawaii Premiere | India 2013 | English, Hindi with English subtitles | 24M

SHAYA

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2012 | English, Urdu with English subtitles | 18M

World Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 25M

an unexpected twist when her mother falls ill. But hard work and a bit of luck prove that dreams can come true. This is the true story of Barbara Kim, the dressmaker’s daughter, who went on to become a groundbreaking

Director: Amir Noorani

television host.

A tribal Pakistani family is sent to live in Los Angeles as refugees and finds

CARE

life more challenging than in war-torn Pakistan.

MOTHER CORN

World Premiere | Mexico, United States 2013 | Other, Spanish with English subtitles | 15M Director: Guillermo Lecuona A Triqui Indian teen wrestles spiritual visions that awaken in her an

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 25M Director: Brett Wagner Drea is a young woman whose life is just about to happen. But she is starkly alone in caring for her father, who has Alzheimer’s and mistakes her for his wife. When his confusion turns to violence, Drea must confront the limits of her ability to care for him.

appreciation for her grandmother and culture.

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CIRCLE

United States Premiere | China 2012 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 10 | Director: Su Dongquing A circle of violence keeps a young man on an unending struggle of survival until the mission is complete. Will he be able to complete his mission and escape?

RIGHT TIME

Hawaii Premiere | China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 8 | Director: Zhang Ye Can a young man, who is a slave to time, keep his sanity and job as a courier?

A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD Thur., Oct. 17 | 6:00 PM | DOL

United States Premiere | China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 7 | Director: Channing Lee

The annual showcase of UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media and

Liu Junliang works as a phone-scam artist. While on a fraudulent call, Liu

Shanghai University student films are now combined into one program!

finds himself crushing on the cute voice on the other end of the line.

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | Cook Island’s Maori with English subtitles | 16 | Director: Erin Lau

SO I DECIDED

United States Premiere | United States 2013 | Japanese with English subtitles | 12 | Director: Marie Iwasaki Pressured by his family to be a top student, Goro finds solace in his

Tiare shelters herself from the grim reality of her life with her hero-

rebellious friend Toshi. A downward spiral and insecurity, may make Goro

centered imagination. When a prank goes wrong, she must directly

choose a decision that he can never take back.

confront the violence that stains her childhood and family.

GRANDMA’S LULLABY

United States Premiere | China 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 11 | Director: Xie Yu

KOA OHANA

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 17 | Director: Erin Lau Lei’ala, a 16-year-old Hawaiian girl, attempts to pick up the life of an MMA fighter, just like her deceased father. Can she convince her Lua Master

A young boy is sent to rural China to spend the winter holiday with his grandmother that he barely remembers. An unexpected gift brings the two together.

BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | English | 18 | Director: Sherwin Acidera

grandfather to train her?

TOOTH FAIRY

World Premiere | China 2012 | English | 5 | Director: JingJing Mao Benjamin is confused when he receives conflicting advice on where to store his fallen tooth. The next day brings a mysterious surprise.

Jeffrey Nakamura is the lead architect for the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Center. When he learns of his own cancer diagnosis, he begins to view

NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS

both the project and his life in a whole new light.

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2012 | English | 16 | Director: Krystal Javier

NO MORE ALOHA

Anna, a disgruntled tomboy, is forced out of her shell to vie for the attention

Hawaii Premiere | United States 2013 | Pidgin English | 18 | Director: Alexander Bocchieri

of her best friend Benny. While attending a debut, she is challenged to overcome her insecurities in an unconventional way.

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HIFF EDUCATION

HIFF EDUCATION

STUDENT SHOWCASE

CULTURAL & VISUAL LITERACY PROGRAM / GUEST FILMMAKER PROGRAM

The Hawaii NOMINATED FEATUREInternational DIRECTOR AND CAST IN ATTENDANCE Film Festival offers free and exciting programs for students throughout the state. The main purpose of our education programs is three-fold:

CULTURAL & VISUAL LITERACY PROGRAM Free theater screenings of highly acclaimed films that bear cultural and/or educational significance.

• To inspire students to pursue excellence in film and video production • To broaden their understanding of the media industry • To sharpen their critical viewing skills and cultural awareness Students will have the opportunity to participate in three programs:

STUDENT SHOWCASE

I LEARN AMERICA FREE

Director: JEAN-MICHEL DISSARD / 93 m

Connectors: Hawaiian Petrel on Lana’i

A free screening of the best videos produced by students in grades

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 5M

K-12 from Hawaii.

DIRECTOR: Jason Schwien and Kawelu Blando-Ka’aihue

Sat., Oct. 19 | 10:30 AM | DOL

Foliage: Roots of the Tree Barrel

THE ROCKET

Director: KIM MORDAUNT / 96 m

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 10M

LEMONADE

DIRECTOR: Adam Simon

HAWAII STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 8M

Pump Don’t Dump

DIRECTOR: Emerald Leong

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 7M

A DREAM PASSED ON

DIRECTOR: Jai Litman and Jason Schwien

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 4M DIRECTOR: Caitlin Alvior and Lindsey Scott

KAHIAU HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 3M

BARGES

DIRECTOR: Kaliko Zabala-Moore

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 5M

Director: GREG BARKER / 77 m

DIRECTOR: Bernardo Buenrostro, Koali’i Pu’u, Nathan Sullivan, and Prana

KUNG FU FAMILY

Castallian

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 8M DIRECTOR: Jordan Acidera

LETTERS OF WAR

GUEST FILMMAKER PROGRAM

MORGAN STANLEY FOUNDATION

The following professionals in the filmmaking industry have volunteered to share their expertise with Hawaii’s youth through classroom visits on Oahu:

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 16M

PERPETUATE THE CULTURE

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Bresnan

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 7M Jean-Michel Dissard

DIRECTOR: Anyssa Iwamoto

ELLIPSES

KORAN BY HEART

Ren Hanami

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 3M

USO LEE

Rene Haynes

DIRECTOR: Raven Mollison

HAWAII PREMIERE | United States 2013 | English | 6M

Chad Hartigan

DIRECTOR: Taylon Nieto

Christen Marquez Anne Misawa Michael Ng Junya Sakino

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SUNSET ON THE BEACH | KUNG FU THEATRE

HIFF CAMPAIGN MIND THE GAP PRESENTED BY

PIKO United States 2012 | English, Hawaiian with English subtitles | 6M DIRECTOR: Jason Suapaia A hapai (pregnant) woman afraid of facing childbirth turns to her tutu (grandmother) and Hawaiian goddesses to give her guidance and reassurance.

SNOW IN PARADISE UNITED STATES PREMIERE New Zealand 2012 | Maori with English subtitles | 8M DIRECTOR: Nikki Si’ulepa, Justine Simea-Barton SPECIAL EVENT

SUNSET ON THE BEACH: BLUE HAWAII

FREE

PRESENTED BY THE CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU SATURDAY OCT 12 | 7:00 PM | WAIKIKI BEACH | FREE

SPECIAL EVENT

HIFF & OUR KAKA’AKO POP-UP CINEMA PRESENT: KUNG FU THEATRE

FREE

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 | 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM | THE WAREHOUSE IN OUR KAKA’AKO, 445 COOKE STREET (CORNER OF COOKE ST. & POHUKAINA ST.) | FREE

In celebration of a century of film in Hawaii, HIFF presents the classic film BLUE HAWAII on the big screen at Waikiki beach. The Sunset On The

Considered one of the greatest Shaw Brothers martial arts films, THE

Beach screening is free and open to the public. Get prepared to sing-along

AVENGING EAGLE is about a rebellious warrior who turns against his gang

to this timeless Elvis Presley film!

of outlaws known as the Thirteen Eagles. Filled with cool weapons and

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In the 1970’s the world’s biggest threat entered the world’s smallest village

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UNITED STATES PREMIERE Australia 2012 | English | 9M HAWAII PREMIERE DIRECTOR: S. F. Tusa

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

Punters at a Queensland pub stir an unusual awakening in pirated DVD dealer, Kainen. As his crush grows for the publican’s daughter, his

PERSIAN 2009takes | GERMAN ENGLISH SUBTITLES 119M imagination us onWITH a roller coaster fantasy| ride.

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and the Pacific was never the same again.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE New ZealandAPRIL 201222| English, with THURSDAY, | 1:00 PMSamoan | REGAL DOLEEnglish subtitles | 15M DIRECTOR: Chantelle Burgoyne PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M Tatau is about Siaki, an elderly Samoan man struggling to come to terms

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, with the lifelong shame of having an incomplete traditional tattoo and the Jeong Jin Lee, HyeBANG Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin BORN FO’ Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin HAWAII PREMIERE

shame of now losing his sight. Jin Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti, UNTIL THE SUN SETS

even cooler kung-fu disciplines, revisit this classic kung fu film with the Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) just wants to sing, chase girls and have fun, but

whole family!

someone wants to stop the party! In BLUE HAWAII, that someone is Chad’s mom (Angela Lansbury), who wants her ex-soldier son to come work in

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noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp HAWAII PREMIERE

HIFF is proud to continue its POP-UP CINEMA SERIES with Our

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

the family pineapple business. But Chad is too busy catching up with his

Kaka’ako to present this martial arts classic. Preceding the film will be

Ri, quaanum, niri feris es refuses factus consul venatam abunum When Hawaiian youth to beatvit; uphorum a haoleme asmo part of his gang

buddies, making up with his girlfriend and, of course, singing.

a short collection of HIFF’s favorite Short Films. The venue will be THE

initiation, his older brother threatens to ex-communicate him from the gang se quam nit.

Ri, qua num,2012 niri |feris es factus horum me mo venatam abunum United States Hawaiian withconsul Englishvit; subtitles | 15M : Yamato Cibulka DIRECTOR se quam nit.

WAREHOUSE in Our Kaka’ako with food vendors and a bar open during the screening, along with some of HIFF’s select short films. FREE ADMISSION

and his family. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

InRi, pre-contact Hawaii, tribe small village onabunum the qua num, niri feris aesneighboring factus consul vit;attacks horum ame mo venatam

BUT A TICKET IS REQUIRED.

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

last of nit. the Ri, season of war. is to sacrifice a chief ensure se day quam qua num, niriTheir ferisgoal es factus consul vit; horumtome mo a

KAMAMBO venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; UNITED STATES PREMIERE

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

Australia 2010 | English, Indonesian with English subtitles | 10M DIRECTOR: Victoria Goodyear Inspired by a true story, KAMAMBO (Butterfly) is a drama about a 10-yearold West Papuan asylum seeker struggling with self-acceptance after escaping to Australia.

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

fruitful season of harvest. venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

WHAKATIKI HAWAII PREMIERE New Zealand 2012 | English, Maori with English subtitles | 13M DIRECTOR: Louise Leitch A day at the river unexpectedly awakens the spirit of a woman held captive by years of broken promises.

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100 DAYS 68 16 ACRES 103 50 FIRST DATES 96 ABOUT TIME 72 ALASKA IS A DRAG 120 AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA 43 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS 109 ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO 115 ANITA 103 APOLITICAL ROMANCE 68 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 23 THE AVENGING EAGLE 126 BARGES 124 BAYOU MAHARAJAH 37 BEASTS IN THE REAL WORLD 118 BIRD OF PARADISE 96 BLANKETS 119 BLUE HAWAII 126 BLUE RUIN 111 BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE 123 BOMBAY TALKIES 47 BOOMERANG FAMILY 60 BREADFRUIT AND OPEN SPACES 93 BREAKDOWN 120 THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN 73 BROTHERS HYPNOTIC 37 CARE 121 THE CASTAWAY COWBOY 97 CHARULATA 47 CHEAP THRILLS 111 CIRCLE 123 CLEAN 118 COLD COMES THE NIGHT 82 COLD EYES 60 COLD TURKEY 82 CONNECTORS: HAWAIIAN PETREL ON LANAI 124 COUNTDOWN 112 CRYING 100 TIMES -EVERY RAINDROP FALLS 51 DAADI 119 DANCING KARATE KID 51 DEBOSYON 65 DESTINY IN THE DIRT 94 DIAMOND HEAD 97 DOCUMENTED 104 DOG SAVE THE QUEEN 95 DOUBLE XPOSURE 43 DRAFT DAY 118 A DREAM PASSED ON 124 DRESS 91 THE DRESSMAKER’S DAUGHTER 121, 126 E HAKU INOA 92 ELLIPSES 124 ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW 86 132

EVANGELION 3.0: YOU CAN (NOT) REDO 115 FINAL RECIPE 21 THE FIRST HOPE 118 FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA 106 FOLIAGE: ROOTS OF THE TREE BARREL 124 FOXED! 118 A FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES 104 A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD 123 FRUITVALE STATION 34 FUREVER 105 GLORIA 73 GO GRANDRIDERS! 69 THE GOD OF RAMEN 52 GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN 74 GRANDMA’S LULLABY 123 GREAT 121 GROWING PEOPLE 92 HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE 116 THE HAUMANA 25 HAWAII 98 HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPERHERO 52 HITCH HIKE 94 HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS 61 THE HUMAN SCALE 74 THE HUMAN TRUST 53 I GOT ROBOTS 118, 126 I LEARN AMERICA 86 IF ONLY 65 ILO ILO 39 INSTANT MOMMY 66 INTRUDERS 61 ISLANDS 95 I’M GOING TO MUM’S 94 JADOO 48 JELLYFISH 53 JUVENILE OFFENDER 62 KAHIAU 124 KEN AND MARY: THE ASIAN TRUCK EXPRESS 54 KING KONG 98 KINK 112 THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE 54 KOA ‘OHANA 123 KON-SHIN 55 KORAN BY HEART 109 KUNG FU FAMILY 124 LA MAISON DE LA RADIO 75 THE LAST SUPPER 44 A LEADING MAN 83 LEMONADE 124 LETTERS OF WAR 124

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON 55 LION ARK 105 LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY 94, 123 LITTLE KYOTA NEON HOOD 120 LOLA 66 THE LOVING STORY 110 MAKOTO: OR, HONESTY 91, 119 MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM 75 MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER 56 MATARIKI 99 ME AND YOU 76 MICHAEL KOHLHAAS 76 THE MISSING PICTURE 39 MONSOON SHOOTOUT 48 MOTHER CORN 120 MOU PIRI: A RAROTONGAN LOVE SONG 94 MOURNING RECIPE 56 MR. GO 62 MR. PIP 85 MT. ZION 92 MYSTERY ROAD 93 NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD 116 NIGHT SHIFT 94 NO MORE ALOHA 123 NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS 123 NUIGLMAR Z 57 THE OFFSHORE PIRATE 95 OH BOY 77 OLA NA IWI: HALOA 94 ONE CHANCE 77 ONE NIGHT SURPRISE 44 OPERA JAWA 40 OSHIN 57 PEACE BY PIECE 91, 119 PEE MAK 40 PERPETUATE THE CULTURE 124 PHILOMENA 78 PICTURE. PERFECT. 121 PIG DEATH MACHINE 113 PIONEER 78 PIT STOP 83 PLASTIC PARADISE 106 PUAMANA 89 PUMP DON’T DUMP 124 PUT A LID ON IT 118 R100 113 RABBIT PROOF FENCE 99 RAILROADING PARADISE 89 RED LIGHTS 118 REMOTE AREA MEDICAL 106 REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE 119, 126 RIGHT TIME 123 A RIVER CHANGES COURSE 107 THE ROAD TO FAME 107

COUNTRY INDEX

THE ROCKET 41 RUROUNI KENSHIN 58 SAKE-BOMB 87 SAND WARS 79 SCENT OF A WOMAN 119 SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE 58 THE SEED 95 SEEDS OF ALOHA 90 SENDING ALOHA ABROAD 90, 91 SHAYA 120 SHIFT 118 SO I DECIDED 123 SO YOUNG 45 SOMETHING GOOD 79 THE SPIDER’S LAIR 67 THE STONE 63 A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM 80 A STORY OF YONOSUKE 59 STRANGER BY THE LAKE 80 TABU 100 A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING: A TRUE LOVE STORY 59 TASTING MENU 81 THERE GOES THE BRIDE 49 THIS IS MARTIN BONNER 87 THY WOMB 67 TOKYO HALLOWEEN NIGHT 118 TONGUES OF HEAVEN 93 TOOTH FAIRY 123 A TOUCH OF SIN 45 THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL 84 TWO BOYS AND A SHEEP 119 THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG 81 UNBEATABLE 46 UNRAVEL 120 USO LEE 124 VERY ORDINARY COUPLE 63 WALKABOUT 100 THE WAY WE DANCE 46 WHAT IS A COOK ISLANDS KID? 95 WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT LOVE 41 WHEN I WALK 108 WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES 42 WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? 114 THE WIND RISES 22 YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI 49 ZONE PRO SITE: THE MOVEABLE FEAST 69 ZORI 94

Afganistan KORAN BY HEART

109

Australia DESTINY IN THE DIRT 94 DOG SAVE THE QUEEN 95 KORAN BY HEART 109 MYSTERY ROAD 93 RABBIT PROOF FENCE 99 41 ROCK v ET, THE WALKABOUT 100 Belgium BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, THE 73 Cambodia MISSING PICTURE, THE RIVER CHANGES COURSE, A

39 107

Canada BEASTS IN THE REAL WORLD 118 FOXED! 118 MATARIKI 99 REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE 119 WHEN I WALK 108 Chile GLORIA 73 China A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD 123 AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA 43 CIRCLE 123 DOUBLE XPOSURE 43 FINAL RECIPE 21 GRANDMA’S LULLABY 123 LAST SUPPER, THE 44 ONE NIGHT SURPRISE 44 RIGHT TIME 123 ROAD TO FAME, THE 107 SO YOUNG 45 TOOTH FAIRY 123 TOUCH OF SIN, A 45 UNBEATABLE 46 Denmark HUMAN SCALE, THE

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Egypt KORAN BY HEART

109

France CLEAN 118 LA MAISON DE LA RADIO 75 MICHAEL KOHLHAAS 76 SAND WARS 79 STRANGER BY THE LAKE 80 UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, THE 81

WHAT THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT LOVE 41 Ireland TASTING MENU

81

Italy ME AND YOU SOMETHING GOOD

76 79

Japan ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO 115 CRYING 100 TIMES -EVERY RAINDROP FALLS 51 DANCING KARATE KID 51 EVANGELION 3.0: YOU CAN (NOT) REDO 115 GOD OF RAMEN, THE 52 HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE 116 HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPERHERO 52 HUMAN TRUST, THE 53 JELLYFISH 53 KEN AND MARY: THE ASIAN TRUCK EXPRESS 54 KIYOSU CONFERENCE, THE 54 KON-SHIN 55 LA MAISON DE LA RADIO 75 LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON 55 LITTLE KYOTA NEON HOOD 120 MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER 56 MOURNING RECIPE 56 NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD 116 NUIGLMAR Z 57 OSHIN 57 R100 113 RUROUNI KENSHIN 58 SAKE-BOMB 87 SEE YOU TOMORROW, EVERYONE 58 STORY OF YONOSUKE, A 59 TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING: A TRUE LOVE STORY, A 59 TOKYO HALLOWEEN NIGHT 118 WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? 114 WIND RISES, THE 22 Laos ROCKET, THE

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Maldives KORAN BY HEART

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Marshall Islands ZORI 94 Mexico MOTHER CORN

120

Germany GREAT 121 MICHAEL KOHLHAAS 76 OH BOY 77

Netherlands BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, THE 73 MONSOON SHOOTOUT 48 RED LIGHTS 118

Guam BREADFRUIT AND OPEN SPACES

93

Hong Kong AVENGING EAGLE, THE WAY WE DANCE, THE

126 46

New Zealand BLANKETS 119 HITCH HIKE 94 I GOT ROBOTS 118 I’M GOING TO MUM’S 94 MATARIKI 99 MOU PIRI: A RAROTONGAN LOVE SONG 94 MR. PIP 85 MT. ZION 92 NIGHT SHIFT 94 SEED, THE 95 WHAT IS A COOK ISLANDS KID? 95

India BOMBAY TALKIES 47 BREAKDOWN 120 CHARULATA 47 MONSOON SHOOTOUT 48 THERE GOES THE BRIDE 49 YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI 49 Indonesia OPERA JAWA

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Norway PIONEER 78

Philippines DEBOSYON 65 IF ONLY 65 INSTANT MOMMY 66 LOLA 66 SPIDER’S LAIR, THE 67 THY WOMB 67 Senegal KORAN BY HEART

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Singapore ILO ILO

39

South Korea BOOMERANG FAMILY 60 COLD EYES 60 FINAL RECIPE 21 HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS 61 INTRUDERS 61 JUVENILE OFFENDER 62 MR. GO 62 STONE, THE 63 TWO BOYS AND A SHEEP 119 VERY ORDINARY COUPLE 63 Spain GLORIA 73 GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN 74 TASTING MENU 81 Taiwan, ROC 100 DAYS 68 APOLITICAL ROMANCE 68 GO GRANDRIDERS! 69 TONGUES OF HEAVEN 93 ZONE PRO SITE: THE MOVEABLE FEAST 69 Tajikistan KORAN BY HEART

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Thailand COUNTDOWN 112 DRAFT DAY 118 PEE MAK 40 United Kingdom ABOUT TIME 72 ISLANDS 95 JADOO 48 KORAN BY HEART 109 LION ARK 105 MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM 75 MONSOON SHOOTOUT 48 ONE CHANCE 77 PHILOMENA 78 STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM, A 80 UNRAVEL 120 WALKABOUT 100 United States 16 ACRES 103 50 FIRST DATES 96 ALASKA IS A DRAG 120 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS 109 ANITA 103 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 23 BARGES 124 BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER 37 BIRD OF PARADISE 96 BLUE HAWAII 126 BLUE RUIN 111 BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE 123 BREADFRUIT AND OPEN SPACES 93 BROTHERS HYPNOTIC 37 CARE 121 CASTAWAY COWBOY, THE 97

CHEAP THRILLS 111 COLD COMES THE NIGHT 82 COLD TURKEY 82 CONNECTORS: HAWAIIAN PETREL ON LANAI 124 DAADI 119 DIAMOND HEAD 97 DOCUMENTED 104 DREAM PASSED ON, A 124 DRESS 91 DRESSMAKER’S DAUGHTER, THE 121 E HAKU INOA 92 ELLIPSES 124 ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW 86 FIRST HOPE, THE 118 FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA 106 FOLIAGE: ROOTS OF THE TREE BARREL 124 FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES, A 104 FRUITVALE STATION 34 FUREVER 105 GROWING PEOPLE 92 HAUMANA, THE 25 HAWAII 98 I LEARN AMERICA 86 KAHIAU 124 KING KONG 98 KINK 112 KOA ‘OHANA 123 KORAN BY HEART 109 KUNG FU FAMILY 124 LEADING MAN, A 83 LEMONADE 124 LETTERS OF WAR 124 LOVING STORY, THE 110 MAKOTO: OR, HONESTY 91 MOTHER CORN 120 MR. PIP 85 NO MORE ALOHA 123 NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS 123 OFFSHORE PIRATE, THE 95 OLA NA IWI: HALOA 94 PEACE BY PIECE 91 PERPETUATE THE CULTURE 124 PICTURE. PERFECT. 121 PIG DEATH MACHINE 113 PIT STOP 83 PLASTIC PARADISE: THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH 106 PUAMANA 89 PUMP DON’T DUMP 124 PUT A LID ON IT 118 RAILROADING PARADISE 89 REMOTE AREA MEDICAL 106 RIVER CHANGES COURSE, A 107 SAKE-BOMB 87 SCENT OF A WOMAN 119 SEEDS OF ALOHA 90 SENDING ALOHA ABROAD 90 SHAYA 120 SHIFT 118 SO I DECIDED 123 TABU 100 THIS IS MARTIN BONNER 87 TONGUES OF HEAVEN 93 TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL, THE 84 USO LEE 124 WHEN I WALK 108 Vietnam WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES 42

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100 DAYS The Unison Company/VieVision Vivian Chou 6F, A-2, No. 102 Guangfu South Road, Taipei City 106 , Taiwan, R.O.C. 8 886 2 8772 8900 vivian.unison@gmail.com 16 ACRES info@16acresthemovie.com 50 FIRST DATES Sony Pictures Releasing Michael Horne 310 244 5167 Michael.Horne@spe.sony.com ABOUT TIME Universal Pictures 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 818 777 1000 http://www.universalstudios.com ALASKA IS A DRAG 4248 Productions Shaz Bennett 310 493 0660 info@shazbennett.com AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA We Distribution Katherine Lee 17F MG Tower, 133 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong www.wepictures.com 852 2769 9191 kat@wedistribution.com AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS Grace Lee americanrevolutionaryfilm.com grace@gracelee.net ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO Gold View Co., Ltd. 3-50-5 Entopia Ogikubo 1201 Asagaya-minami Suginami-ku Tokyo 166-0004 Japan www.goldview.co.jp ANITA Freida Mock www.americanfilmfoundation.com 310 459 2116 am.film@verizon.net APOLITICAL ROMANCE ifilm Cathy Liu 8F., No.232, Sec. 2, Bade Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10492, Taiwan 886 2 7702 0456 ext. cathy@ifilm.com.tw AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY The Weinstein Company Erin Lowrey 99 Hudson Street. New York, NY 10013 Erin.Lowrey@weinsteinco.com AVENGING EAGLE, THE Celestial Pictures Josephine Ng Unit A, 12/F, Everwin Centre 72 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong SAR. 852 2212 6980 josephine.ng@celestialpictures. com BARGES Maui Huliau Foundation Malia Cahill PO Box 977 Haiku HI 96708 808 757 2100 info@mauihuliaufoundation.org BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER Lily Keber info@bayoumaharajah.com

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BEASTS IN THE REAL WORLD Artbeast Productions Inc. Sol Friedman 129 Ossington Ave. 416 949 9768 sol@artbeast.ca BIRD OF PARADISE Kino Lorber 333 West 39th Street, Suite 503 New York, NY 10018 BLANKETS New Zealand Film Commission Level 3, 119 Ghuznee St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand 64 4 382 7680 shorts@nzfilm.co.nz BLUE HAWAII Criterion Pictures Brian Block 6300 Oakton St. Morton Grove, IL 60053 1 800 890 9494 x. 22 BLUE RUIN RADiUS-TWC Christina Zisa 99 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10013 212 845 8692 Christina.Zisa@weinsteinco.com BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE Academy for Creative Media University of Hawaii, Manoa Gregg Ambrosius ambrosiu@hawaii.edu BOMBAY TALKIES Sanjay Ram sanjay@akfpl.com BOOMERANG FAMILY CJ E&M Wonsun Shin 17th Fl. CJ E&M Center 66 Sangamsan-ro, Mapo-gu Seoul, Korea 121-904 82 2 371 6243 wsshin@cj.net BREADFRUIT AND OPEN SPACES Lola Quan Bautista Lola Quan Bautista 808 366 7967 lolabreadfruitandopenspaces@ gmail.com BREAKDOWN Brayden Yoder 808 352 8939 breakdownthefilm@gmail.com BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, THE Tribeca Film Matthew Landers 375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013 212 941 2426 mlanders@tribecafilm.com BROTHERS HYPNOTIC Reuben Atlas atlasproductions@gmail.com CARE WAGNERVISION Brett Wagner 406 S. Genesee Ave., LA CA 90036 310 612 6555 BW@WAGNERVISION.com CASTAWAY COWBOY, THE Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. Dana Hillyer 10795 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63127 1 800 876 5577 dhillyer@swankmp.com CHARULATA RDB Entertainments Private Limited Varsha Bansal 45 LENIN SARANI varsha@rdborganization.com

CHEAP THRILLS Drafthouse Films Jon Stobezki jon.stobezki@drafthouse.com CIRCLE Chen Xiaoda da@shu.edu.cn CLEAN Benjamin Bouhana bouhana.benjamin@gmail.com COLD COMES THE NIGHT Syncopated Films Mynette Louie 347 878 9321 mynettelouie@gmail.com COLD EYES Opus Pictures Gina Shin 3F Proom Bldg, 82 Nonhyun-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul, South Korea, 135-818 82 2 3443 8842 ginaxshin@opuspictures.com COLD TURKEY Will Slocombe bwslocombe@gmail.com CONNECTORS: HAWAIIAN PETREL ON LANAI See BARGES COUNTDOWN GMM TAI HUB COMPANY LIMITED (GTH) Ornjira Supavakul 92/11 Soi Sukhumvit 31 (Sawasdee) Sukhumvit Road Klongtonnue Wattana Bangkok 101 662 662 3404 ornjira@gth.co.th CRYING 100 TIMES -EVERY RAINDROP FALLS SHOWGATE INC., 17F Akasaka Biz Tower, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, TOKYO, 107-6321 JAPAN 81 3 6441 9696 DAADI Disha Productions Purva Bedi 220 MANHATTAN AVE APT 4S 917 407 7979 purvabedi1@gmail.com DANCING KARATE KID Nikkatsu Corporation Takako Hirayama 3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 1130033 81 3 5689 1014 t-hirayama@nikkatsu.co.jp DEBOSYON Alemberg Ang 23 Florida Street, Mandaluyong City 1556 Philippines 63 725 0217 ang.alem@gmail.com DESTINY IN THE DIRT One Heart Pictures Paul Brenner 488 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 AUSTRALIA 61 418 656 814 paul.brenner@rocketmail.com DIAMOND HEAD See 50 FIRST DATES DOCUMENTED Apo Productions Jonathan Yu 650 515 6883 jon@apoproductions.com DOG SAVE THE QUEEN Drum Productions Ltd Stan Wolfgramm 9 View Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand 64 274 966147 stan@drumproductions.co.nz

DOUBLE XPOSURE Laurel Films International Shirley HUANG A201, Ishigami Mansion, 138-1 Dairakuji Town, Hachiouji City, Tokyo JAPAN 81 426 52 5535 shirleyhuang@laurel-films.com DRAFT DAY Josh Kim 82 10 9424 9883 junepyo@gmail.com DREAM PASSED ON, A Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking Vera Zambonelli 1159 Nu`uanu Avenue 8082060848 vera@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking. org DRESS Henry Joe Productions Annie Cusick 910 Aalapapa Drive 808 375 9252 anniecusick808@gmail.com DRESSMAKER’S DAUGHTER, THE David Lim 808 228 6500 davidlimhawaii@gmail.com E HAKU INOA Christen Marquez christen.marquez@gmail.com ELLIPSES See DREAM PASSED ON ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW Abramorama Richard Abramowitz 22 Green Valley Road Armonk, NY 10504 914 273 9545 richard@abramorama.com EVANGELION 3.0: YOU CAN (NOT) REDO Group 1200 Media 1 972 355 7300 sales@group1200.com FINAL RECIPE See BOOMERANG FAMILY FIRST HOPE, THE Jeremy David White 202 680 0609 jeremywhite9@gmail.com FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA Kauai Girl Productions LLC Teresa Tico 52 Paukaa Drive, Hilo, HI 96720 808 639 9080 haenagirl@gmail.com FOLIAGE: ROOTS OF THE TREE BARREL Adam Simon 4111 Paloma Place 808 497 9713 FOXED! Geneva Film Co Kennedy Zielke 402-67 Mowat Ave, Toronto ON M6K3E3 Canada 416 516 6885 kennedy@genevafilmco.com FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES, A Gush Productions Samantha Grant 157 Prospect Ave. San Francisco, CA 94110 415 518 9395 samanthagrantwiesler@gmail. com A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD Chen Xiaoda da@shu.edu.cn FRUITVALE STATION

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See AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY FUREVER PBS Distribution Charles Schuerhoff Print source: Gaia Indie Films

I GOT ROBOTS CHESS CLUB Bernard Dacanay bdacanay@brainchildcreatives. com

GLORIA Roadside Attactions Stephanie Northen 7920 Sunset Blvd., Suite 402 Los Angeles, CA 90046 stephanien@roadsideattractions. com

I LEARN AMERICA Jean-Michel Dissard 347 628 7017 jdissard@bway.net

GO GRANDRIDERS! CNEX Erica C.C. LIN 11F., No. 63, Sec. 1, Hangzhou S. Road, Taipei City 10054, Taiwan 886 2 2322 2928 erica.cclin@cnex.org.tw

IF ONLY Jerrold Tarog jerroldtarog@gmail.com

GOD OF RAMEN, THE PONY CANYON INC. Shinji Sakoda sakoda@ponycanyon.co.jp GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN Films Transit International, Inc. Diana Holtzberg 166 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003 212 614 2808 diana@filmstransit.com GRANDMA’S LULLABY Chen Xiaoda da@shu.edu.cn GREAT Selina Russo 49 30 246 369 27 russo@dogearfilms.com GROWING PEOPLE Dana Forsberg Dana Forsberg 3608 Laguna Ave, Oakland CA 94602 808 255 7476 dana@danaforsberg.com HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE Joseph Chou joseph@sola-digital.com HAUMANA, THE Hula Nation Filmworks Keo Woolford 1986 Aamaka Place Suite A Manana Uka, HI 96782 310 663 6859 keo.thehulanation@gmail.com HAWAII Park Circus LLC Chris Chouinard c/o Deluxe Media Management 28355 Witherspoon Parkway Valencia, CA 91355 661 702 2136 chris@parkcircus.com HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPERHERO See CRYING 100 TIMES HITCH HIKE See BLANKETS HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS Daisy & Cinergy Entertainment Dabin Oh dabinci@gmail.com HUMAN SCALE, THE KimStim Ian Stimler 417 13th Street 718 510 2804 ian@kimstim.com HUMAN TRUST, THE Shochiku Co., Ltd Chiaki Omori Togeki Bldg. 13F, 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8422 JAPAN 81 355 501 623 omori@shochiku.co.jp

I’M GOING TO MUM’S See BLANKETS

ILO ILO Film Movement Mallory Jacobs 109 W 27th St Ste 9B New York, NY 10001 212 941 7744 mallory@filmmovement.com INSTANT MOMMY Quantum Films JQ Quinto Building, 3rd Floor, 37 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City 1103, Philippines aap23@yahoo.com INTRUDERS FINECUT Co., Ltd. Namyoung Kim 4F Incline Bldg., 891-37 Daechidong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135280, Korea 82 2 569 8777 ny@finecut.co.kr ISLANDS See DOG SAVE THE QUEEN JADOO The Festival Agency 44 rue de Cléry, 75002 Paris France 339 5490 4863 JELLYFISH Yoshimoto Creative Agency Tomomi Uno Shinjuku 5-18-21, Shinjuku, TOKYO 160-0022 Japan 81 90 3617 4143 uno.tomomi@yoshimoto.co.jp JUVENILE OFFENDER See INTRUDERS KAHIAU See DREAM PASSED ON KEN AND MARY: THE ASIAN TRUCK EXPRESS Sedic International Inc. Mina Matsuhashi CAPRICE203 7-13-28 MinamiAoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062 Japan 81 3 57668929 mina@sedicdeux.co.jp KING KONG Warner Bros. Linda Evans-Smith Linda.Evans-Smith@warnerbros. com KINK Preferred Content Zac Bright 6363 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA 90048 zac@preferredcontent.com KIYOSU CONFERENCE, THE See GOD OF RAMEN KOA OHANA See BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE KON-SHIN IZUMO PICTURES Fumio Shibasaki 1708-1 Hiratacho, Izumo, Shimane 691-0001 Japan 81 8 5363 2235

KORAN BY HEART See CASTAWAY COWBOY KUNG FU FAMILY Christine Ho kalihimedia@gmail.com LA MAISON DE LA RADIO Kino Lorber Jason Leaf 333 West 39th Street, Suite 503 New York, NY 10018 212 629 6880 x24 jleaf@kinolorber.com LAST SUPPER, THE Wildbunch Esther Devos edevos@wildbunch.eu LEADING MAN, A Justin Bell 2690 N. Beachwood Dr. Hollywood, CA 90068 justinbell2@mac.com LEMONADE Emerald Leong emerald.leong@gmail.com LETTERS OF WAR Aaron Yoshino Aaron_Yoshino/KAISER/HIDOE@ notes.k12.hi.us LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON IFC Films Elizabeth Brambilla ebrambilla@ifcfilms.com LION ARK ADI Films Tim Phillips / Amanda Hudson 6100 Wilshire Blvd, #1150, Los Angeles, CA90048 323 935 2234 timphillips@ad-international.org LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY See BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE LITTLE KYOTA NEON HOOD Satsuki Okawa satsukiokawa@gmail.com LOLA Global Distribution Partnerships David Mark Lieberman 1 323 306 6622 david@centerstageproduction. com LOVING STORY, THE Icarus Films Livia Bloom 32 Court Street, 21st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA 1 718 488 8900 livia@IcarusFilms.com MAKOTO: OR, HONESTY Christopher Yogi 99-060 Kaamilo St, Aiea HI 96701 808 561 0820 christopher.yogi@gmail.com MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM See AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY MARUYAMA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER See GOD OF RAMEN MATARIKI See BLANKETS ME AND YOU See JADOO MICHAEL KOHLHAAS Music Box Films Rebecca Gordon 173 North Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60607 312 508 5362 rgordon@musicboxfilms.com MISSING PICTURE, THE Strand Releasing Nathan Faustyn 6140 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232 310 836 7500 nathan@strandreleasing.com MONSOON SHOOTOUT FORTISSIMOFILMS Laura Talsma 31 20 627 3215 MOTHER CORN Guillermo Lecuona lecuona@gmail.com MOU PIRI: A RAROTONGAN LOVE SONG Multinesia Productions Karin Williams 21 Greenbank Drive, St Johns, Auckland 1072, New Zealand 64 21 02312344 karin@multinesia.com MOURNING RECIPE GAGA Corporation Haruko Watanabe TY Bldg., 2-22-18 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0062 Japan 81 3 5786 7135 watanabh@gaga.co.jp MR. GO SHOWBOX Sonya Kim 3F. Mediaplex, 174-15 Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-504 Korea 82 2 3218 5636 sonyakim@showbox.co.kr MR. PIP Olympus Pictures Leslie Urdang 12424 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1120 LA, CA 90025 310 452 3335 lurdang@olympuspics.com MT. ZION See BLANKETS MYSTERY ROAD WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT Crystal Decker 1601 E. Plano Pkwy Ste. 110 Plano, TX 75074 972 265 4317 crystal@wellgousa.com NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD Gold View Co., Ltd. 3-50-5 Entopia Ogikubo 1201 Asagaya-minami Suginami-ku Tokyo 166-0004 Japan www.goldview.co.jp NIGHT SHIFT See BLANKETS NO MORE ALOHA See BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS See BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE NUIGULUMAR Z King Record Co., Ltd. Akiko Uchida 1-2-3 Otowa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0013 Japan 813 3945 2181 akiko-uchida@kingrecords.co.jp OFFSHORE PIRATE, THE See DOG SAVE THE QUEEN OH BOY See MICHAEL KOHLHAAS OLA NA IWI: HALOA Twiddle Productions Inc. Ty Robinson 2939a booth rd, Honolulu Hi, 96813 808 741 5777 zaiteku@gmail.com

dan@mengfilms.com OSHIN See KEN AND MARY PEACE BY PIECE Michael Ng earthhorse808@yahoo.com PEE MAK See COUNTDOWN PERPETUATE THE CULTURE Anyssa Iwamoto anyssa.iwamoto@imua.ksbe.edu PHILOMENA See AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Travelling Alexandre Dostie 1425, place de l’Hotel-de-Ville, C.P. 368, Trois-Rivi√®res, Qc, G9A 5H3, CANADA 1 514 467 8160 coordo@travellingdistribution.com RIGHT TIME Chen Xiaoda da@shu.edu.cn RIVER CHANGES COURSE, A See PIT STOP ROAD TO FAME, THE Hau Wu ontheroad@gmail.com

PICTURE. PERFECT. TwinTaoers 4208 Tujunga blvd. #106 310 998 7572 twintaoers@gmail.com

ROCKET, THE See LA MAISON

PIG DEATH MACHINE Apathy Productions Jon Moritsugu 518 Old Santa Fe Trail Suite 1, #388 Santa Fe, NM 87505 USA 505 466 1686 ponkrock@centurytel.net

SAKE-BOMB pictures dept. co. ltd. Yuko Shiomaki 1003-3-H, Horiuchi, Hayama, Miura, 2400112 Japan 81 46 876 7531 picturesdept@picturesdept.com

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ONE CHANCE See AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

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ONE NIGHT SURPRISE Draw and Shoot Films

REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE

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BLACKBUSTER UNITED STATES PREMIERE

PIKO

PIKO

United States 2012 | English, Hawaiian with English subtitles | 6M DIRECTOR: Jason Suapaia

United States 2012 | English, Hawaiian with English subtitles | 6M DIRECTOR: Jason Suapaia

A hapai (pregnant) woman afraid of facing childbirth turns to her tutu

A hapai (pregnant) woman afraid of facing childbirth turns to her tutu

(grandmother) and Hawaiian goddesses to give her guidance and

(grandmother) and Hawaiian goddesses to give her guidance and

reassurance.

reassurance.

SNOW IN PARADISE

SNOW IN PARADISE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

New Zealand 2012 | Maori with English subtitles | 8M DIRECTOR: Nikki Si’ulepa, Justine Simea-Barton

New Zealand 2012 | Maori with English subtitles | 8M DIRECTOR: Nikki Si’ulepa, Justine Simea-Barton

In the 1970’s the world’s biggest threat entered the world’s smallest village and the Pacific was never the same again.

Australia 2012 | English | 9M DIRECTOR: S. F. Tusa

TATAU

Punters at a Queensland pub stir an unusual awakening in pirated DVD

New Zealand 2012 | English, Samoan with English subtitles | 15M DIRECTOR: Chantelle Burgoyne

dealer, Kainen. As his crush grows for the publican’s daughter, his

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Tatau is about Siaki, an elderly Samoan man struggling to come to terms

HAWAII PREMIERE United States 2012 | English | 7M DIRECTOR: Alex Munoz When a Hawaiian youth refuses to beat up a haole as part of his gang initiation, his older brother threatens to ex-communicate him from the gang

with the lifelong shame of having an incomplete traditional tattoo and the shame of now losing his sight.

UNTIL THE SUN SETS HAWAII PREMIERE United States 2012 | Hawaiian with English subtitles | 15M DIRECTOR: Yamato Cibulka

UNITED STATES PREMIERE Australia 2010 | English, Indonesian with English subtitles | 10M DIRECTOR: Victoria Goodyear Inspired by a true story, KAMAMBO (Butterfly) is a drama about a 10-yearold West Papuan asylum seeker struggling with self-acceptance after escaping to Australia.

In the 1970’s the world’s biggest threat entered the world’s smallest village

MOVIE TITLE

MOVIE TITLE HAWAII PREMIERE TATAU

UNITED STATES PREMIERE Australia 2012 | English | 9M HAWAII PREMIERE DIRECTOR: S. F. Tusa

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

Punters at a Queensland pub stir an unusual awakening in pirated DVD dealer, Kainen. As his crush grows for the publican’s daughter, his

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE New ZealandAPRIL 201222| English, with THURSDAY, | 1:00 PMSamoan | REGAL DOLEEnglish subtitles | 15M DIRECTOR: Chantelle Burgoyne PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M Tatau is about Siaki, an elderly Samoan man struggling to come to terms

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, with the lifelong shame of having an incomplete traditional tattoo and the Jeong Jin Lee, HyeBANG Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin BORN FO’ Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin HAWAII PREMIERE

shame of now losing his sight. Jin Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti, UNTIL THE SUN SETS

United States 2012 | English | 7M noterae,: Alex nirte Munoz in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp DIRECTOR iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp HAWAII PREMIERE

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

initiation, his older brother threatens to ex-communicate him from the gang se quam nit.

In pre-contact Hawaii, a neighboring tribe attacks a small village on the

and his family. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

InRi, pre-contact Hawaii, tribe small village onabunum the qua num, niri feris aesneighboring factus consul vit;attacks horum ame mo venatam

last day of the season of war. Their goal is to sacrifice a chief to ensure a

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

last of nit. the Ri, season of war. is to sacrifice a chief ensure se day quam qua num, niriTheir ferisgoal es factus consul vit; horumtome mo a

fruitful season of harvest.

Ri, quaanum, niri feris es refuses factus consul venatam abunum When Hawaiian youth to beatvit; uphorum a haoleme asmo part of his gang

KAMAMBO venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; UNITED STATES PREMIERE

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

WHAKATIKI HAWAII PREMIERE New Zealand 2012 | English, Maori with English subtitles | 13M DIRECTOR: Louise Leitch A day at the river unexpectedly awakens the spirit of a woman held captive

Australia 2010 | English, Indonesian with English subtitles | 10M DIRECTOR: Victoria Goodyear Inspired by a true story, KAMAMBO (Butterfly) is a drama about a 10-yearold West Papuan asylum seeker struggling with self-acceptance after escaping to Australia.

by years of broken promises.

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MOVIE TITLE

and the Pacific was never the same again.

Ri, qua num,2012 niri |feris es factus horum me mo venatam abunum United States Hawaiian withconsul Englishvit; subtitles | 15M : Yamato Cibulka DIRECTOR se quam nit.

and his family.

KAMAMBO

BLACKBUSTER MOVIE TITLE

PERSIAN 2009takes | GERMAN ENGLISH SUBTITLES 119M imagination us onWITH a roller coaster fantasy| ride.

imagination takes us on a roller coaster fantasy ride.

BORN FO’ BANG

HIFF CAMPAIGN MIND THE GAP PRESENTED BY

fruitful season of harvest. venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

WHAKATIKI HAWAII PREMIERE New Zealand 2012 | English, Maori with English subtitles | 13M DIRECTOR: Louise Leitch A day at the river unexpectedly awakens the spirit of a woman held captive by years of broken promises.

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HIFF CAMPAIGN PRESENTED BY

PIKO United States 2012 | English, Hawaiian with English subtitles | 6M DIRECTOR: Jason Suapaia A hapai (pregnant) woman afraid of facing childbirth turns to her tutu (grandmother) and Hawaiian goddesses to give her guidance and reassurance.

SNOW IN PARADISE UNITED STATES PREMIERE New Zealand 2012 | Maori with English subtitles | 8M DIRECTOR: Nikki Si’ulepa, Justine Simea-Barton

BLACKBUSTER UNITED STATES PREMIERE

In the 1970’s the world’s biggest threat entered the world’s smallest village

MOVIE TITLE

MOVIE TITLE

MOVIE TITLE

MOVIE TITLE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 | 7:00 PM | REGAL DOLE THURSDAY, APRIL 22 | 1:00 PM | REGAL DOLE

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

PERSIAN 2009 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

DIRECTOR: Zhang Lu SCREENWRITER: Zhang Lu PRODUCERS: Guillaume de Seille, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Kyung Woo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Xu Wei CAST: Cui Jian, Yin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Lan, Jin-Long Lin, Xuansheng Jin

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

Ti. Gratus. Evivide senterdite converi patus hac fac morum ilibus adesti,

HAWAII PREMIERE

noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp

noterae, nirte in vicae audam publibunum tem andam id C. Pies consusp

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

iortem tere recrenatiu cae, cridepeceris vicae iam facena peropor ibutem.

United States 2012 | Hawaiian with English subtitles | 15M DIRECTOR: Yamato Cibulka

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

se quam nit.

se quam nit.

In pre-contact Hawaii, a neighboring tribe attacks a small village on the

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo venatam abunum

last day of the season of war. Their goal is to sacrifice a chief to ensure a

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit; horum me mo

fruitful season of harvest.

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

venatam abunum se quam nit. Ri, qua num, niri feris es factus consul vit;

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

horum me mo venatam abunum se quam nit.

and the Pacific was never the same again.

Australia 2012 | English | 9M DIRECTOR: S. F. Tusa

TATAU

Punters at a Queensland pub stir an unusual awakening in pirated DVD

New Zealand 2012 | English, Samoan with English subtitles | 15M DIRECTOR: Chantelle Burgoyne

dealer, Kainen. As his crush grows for the publican’s daughter, his

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

imagination takes us on a roller coaster fantasy ride. Tatau is about Siaki, an elderly Samoan man struggling to come to terms

BORN FO’ BANG HAWAII PREMIERE United States 2012 | English | 7M DIRECTOR: Alex Munoz When a Hawaiian youth refuses to beat up a haole as part of his gang initiation, his older brother threatens to ex-communicate him from the gang

with the lifelong shame of having an incomplete traditional tattoo and the shame of now losing his sight.

UNTIL THE SUN SETS

and his family.

KAMAMBO UNITED STATES PREMIERE Australia 2010 | English, Indonesian with English subtitles | 10M DIRECTOR: Victoria Goodyear Inspired by a true story, KAMAMBO (Butterfly) is a drama about a 10-yearold West Papuan asylum seeker struggling with self-acceptance after escaping to Australia.

WHAKATIKI HAWAII PREMIERE New Zealand 2012 | English, Maori with English subtitles | 13M DIRECTOR: Louise Leitch A day at the river unexpectedly awakens the spirit of a woman held captive by years of broken promises.

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