Page 1


UNDERSTATED AND SEAMLESS. THE ART OF HOSPITALITY.


WWW.HALEKULANI.COM | 808.923.2311

HALEKULANI PAST, PRESENT, FOREVER...


C O N T E N T

F O R

T H E

M O D E R N

nellamediagroup.com

T R A V E L E R


WELCOME | AWARDS & JURY

ALOHA

As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, HIFF endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. We do this by presenting a bold and eclectic program comprised of the best films from Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe (thanks to the generous support from HIFF’s ‘festival within a festival’ partner, EuroCinema Hawaii). HIFF has historically been a window to worlds unknown and “where strangers meet.” Thanks to support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts and Shangri La, HIFF’s New Frontiers Program explores the diverse global Islamic communities through media arts. This exciting new program will be part of a larger art exhibit sponsored by Our Kaka’ako and presented in partnership with the new Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF). Now in its 8th year, the New American Filmmakers Program, presented by the Vilcek Foundation, will once again highlight the contributions of gifted immigrant filmmakers to contemporary American cinema. Films from six talented, cutting-edge, foreign-born artists will be featured; a master class with the leading filmmaker in the group will be open and free to the public. HIFF is particularly proud to present films made in Hawai’i, with two world premieres, RISE OF THE WAHINE, directed by Dean Kaneshiro, along with the HIFF 2014 Closing Night film, VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON, directed by Sundance Lab alumnus Ty Sanga. HIFF is also pleased to support The Hawaiian Media Makers Conference, presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications, which will empower our community, delve into the work we do using a cultural lens, and build ideas for the future of media in Hawai’i. The 3rd annual Creative Lab at HIFF, co-presented by HIFF and the Hawai’i State DBEDT Creative Industries Division, and further supported by the City & County of Honolulu and the Honolulu Film Office, will once again provide a series of exciting keynotes, master classes and accelerators for the professional development of Hawai’i’s creative entrepreneurs. Every year, the cost to present such world-class programming continues to rise, but thanks to the continued and vital support from our sponsors, like our Key Presenting Sponsor, Halekulani, the numerous HIFF Ohana members and private donors, countless volunteers, the passionately loyal audience members who stand in long lines to have their “HIFF moment”, and the tireless dedication of the HIFF staff and Board of Directors, we are able to carry on providing a unique experience for our island community and also showcase to the world what amazing talent we have here in beautiful Hawai’i. On behalf of the HIFF Board of Directors and the HIFF team, we extend our warmest mahalo nui loa! See you at the movies!

HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD

PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI The Golden Orchid is bestowed upon the narrative and documentary films that best express artistic and technical excellence and promote cross-cultural 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 two juries 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: Abigail Algar – Film curator, Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art Kitty Lagareta – CEO, Communications Pacific, Inc. Peter Shaindlin – COO, Halekulani Corporation DOCUMENTARY: Wei Fang – Founder & Director, Interisland Terminal Heather Giugni – Cultural Collections Specialist / Producer, ‘Ulu’ulu Moving I mage Archive of Hawaii Robert Pennybacker – Executive Producer of Learning Initiatives, PBS Hawaii

NARRATIVE FEATURE NOMINEES: A HARD DAY (South Korea) Director: Sung-hoon Kim

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (USA) Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

THE FURTHEST END AWAITS (Japan) Director: Hsiu Chiung Chiang

HAEMOO (South Korea)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NOMINEES: 9-MAN (USA) Director: Ursula Liang

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (USA) Director: Thomas G. Miller SHUNNED (Philippines) Director: Janice Villarosa

VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON (USA) Director: Ty Sanga

WE ARE THE GIANT (USA) Director: Greg Barker

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 first 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 postfestival.

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.

Director: Sung-bo Shim Robert Lambeth Executive Director

Owen Ogawa President & Chairman Board of Directors

PARADISE IN SERVICE (Taiwan) Director: Doze Niu Chen-Zer

3


FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE Halekulani Golden Orchid Award nominated films

OPENING NIGHT FILM THE VANCOUVER ASAHI

FREE

13

13

GALAS BIG HERO 6 CART THE GOLDEN ERA KANO MY BRILLIANT LIFE RISE OF THE WAHINE

16 17 19 21 25 27

CLOSING NIGHT FILM VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON

13

HK NOMINATED NARRATIVES THE FURTHEST END AWAITS 18 A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT 18 HAEMOO 19 A HARD DAY 19 PARADISE IN SERVICE 26 HK NOMINATED DOCUMENTARIES 9-MAN 14 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 22 SHUNNED 27 VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON 13 WE ARE THE GIANT 30

53 53 53 53 53

CREATIVE LAB: SOUND X VISION THE HIP HOP FELLOW 20,54 JALANAN 21,54 LĀHAINĀ NOON 22,54

4

Gala

GALA Presentations

Free admission

LAVA 22,54

CENTERPIECE FILM THE IMITATION GAME

CREATIVE LAB BROADBAND ACCELERATOR: CONVERSATION WITH BERNIE SU WRITER’S ACCELERATOR: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION NEW MEDIA CAMP PANEL & SCREENING PRODUCER’S ACCELERATOR THE ACTOR’S WORKSHOP

LGBT-themed

LGBT films

ASIAN CINEMA SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHOWCASE GENTLE 18 THE JOURNEY 21 A TEACHER’S DIARY 28 SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA ABERDEEN 14 BLACK COAL THIN ICE 16 BUT ALWAYS 16 DEAREST 17 THE GOLDEN ERA 19 THE GREAT HYPNOTIST 19 THE MIDNIGHT AFTER 24 SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA BANG BANG 15 HAIDER 19 MARY KOM 24 TITLI 29 SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN A COURTESAN WITH FLOWERED SKIN 17 CROWS: EXPLODE 17 ECOTHERAPY GETAWAY HOLIDAY 18 FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS 18 THE FURTHEST END AWAITS 18 HOMELAND 20 KABUKICHO LOVE HOTEL 21 LITTLE FOREST: SUMMER & AUTUMN 22 LUPIN THE THIRD 23 MY MAN 25 NEKO SAMURAI 25 SAMURAI PIRATES 27 SNOW ON THE BLADES 28 THERMAE ROMAE II 28 UZUMASA LIMELIGHT 30 WOOD JOB! 31 THE WORLD OF KANAKO 31 SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA CART 17 HAEMOO 19 A HARD DAY 19 HILL OF FREEDOM 19 MY BRILLIANT LIFE 25

DOC

Documentary Films

3D

3D Films

NIGHT FLIGHT 25 REVIVRE 27 WE ARE BROTHERS 30 SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES M (MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME) 23 QUICK CHANGE 26 THIRD IS MY FIRST 28 WHERE I AM KING 31 SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN BLACK AND WHITE: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE 3D 16 KANO 21 MEETING DR. SUN 24 PARADISE IN SERVICE 26 PARTNERS IN CRIME 26 EUROCINEMA HAWAII BELOVED SISTERS 15 THE BLUE ROOM 16 CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA 17 HUMAN CAPITAL 20 IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE 21 MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE 24 MR TURNER 24 STATIONS OF THE CROSS 28 TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT 30 A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE 31 NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA BIG HERO 6 KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER LOITERING WITH INTENT REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP

16 22 23 26 28

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS DIFRET 18 A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT 18 THE BATES MOTEL 44 MAN FROM RENO 23 MUDBLOODS 25 NUOC 2030 25 PACIFIC CINEMA MADE IN HAWAII ‘IKE: KNOWLEDGE IS EVERYWHERE

20


FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

IOLANI PALACE: RESTORATION & HAWAII’S PAST TODAY RISE OF THE WAHINE

21 27

PACIFIC SHOWCASE CHARLIE’S COUNTRY 17 THE PA BOYS 26 UTU REDUX 30 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS 30 A WINNING GIRL 31

HOUSEBOUND 20 TOKYO TRIBE 29 THE TORTURE CLUB 29

SHORTS PROGRAMS ANIMATION GROUND CONTROL THE BIGGER PICTURE 32 THE CHAPERONE 32 CYCLOID 32 HUMANEXUS 32 LAVA 32 WORLD CINEMA PENGUIN SUICIDES 32 TRACK 143 29 SEBASTIAN 32 THE TRIBE 29  SPEED DATING 32 STICKY 32 DOCUMENTARIES 9-MAN 14 DARK WAVE BEYOND CLUELESS 15 ALL THE PAIN IN THE WORLD 32 BEYOND SIGHT: THE DEREK BAKERMAN & THE BUNNYMEN 32 RABELO STORY 15 DOPPLEGANGER 32 BEYOND THE SURFACE 16 THE GARDEN 32 I AM HERE 20 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER ZOMBIE 32 THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS THE KEEPER 32 AND MADNESS 21 NIGHTHAWKS 32 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 22 PARTY CRASHER 32 REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG 26 SHUNNED 27 TURNING POINT TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR 29 THE AMBER AMULET 32 ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE 32 NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM A BETTER TOMORROW 32 40 DAYS OF SILENCE 14 THE BUSY YOUNG PSYCHIC 32 APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR 14 MY DREAM, GRECO-ROMAN 32 BANTING 15 MAY IN THE SUMMER 24 LOVE IN SMALL CORNERS SAYANG DISAYANG 27 CAN & SULO-CHAN 32 YASMINE 31 LAKE 32 ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES ON SCREEN 46 MANICURE 32 NEW FRONTIERS: ART, MEDIA, MARKET HOURS 32 & ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES 46 MISTRESS 32 TASTE IN GUYS 32 FILM FOR THOUGHT WOMAN IN FRAGMENTS 32 AIM HIGH IN CREATION! 14 MACONDO 23 ACM AND SU NIGHT SELF MADE 27 AIR BALLOON 33 WE ARE THE GIANT 30 BICYCLE 33 DAY PASS 33 HIFF EXTREME DELETE 33 THE BABADOOK 15 FISH IN WATER 33

LEAHI 33 N. KING 33 NEVERLAND 33 THE NOODLE HOUSE 33 SHANGHAI LIGHTS: RED AND BLUE 33 TRAMMEL NETS 33 WINTER FOR THE MAY QUEEN 33 MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS PROGRAM THE FISHING CLUB 33 KAHEA 33 THE LEI MAKERS 33 LAHAINA NOON 33 LIHAU’S JOURNEY 33 PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS HIHI’O 33 KA HO’INA 33 MA 33 A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE 33 PUMANAWA: THE GIFT 33 STUDENT SHOWCASE CADENCE 33 CORALAX, THE 33 EATING DISORDERS 33 FARRINGTON T-SHIRT THEATER 33 THE FLOWER GIRL 33 THE HEART OF CHINATOWN 33 LIFE LINE 33 THE LITTLE THINGS 33 MACBETH’S DAGGER 33 MAUI’S AXIS DEER 33 THE SLED CHALLENGE OF PELE AND KAHAWALI 33 SHORTS BEFORE FEATURES AIN’T NO HO IN ME 25 JUST BE YOURSELF 16 YELLOW RAIN 16

5


HOW TO HIFF

HOW TO HIFF TICKET PRICES $12.00 General Admission $10.00 Senior, Military, Student $8.00 HIFF Ohana Member Go to www.hiff.org or call 1-808-447-0577 to find out more about HIFF Ohana membership benefits. There is a $1.50 service fee per ticket for online purchases, and $1.00 service fee per ticket for in person purchases.

THE VENUES (WHERE DOES ALL OF THIS HAPPEN?) The Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 serves as the main hub of the Hawaii International Film Festival. Most screenings will take place there with some other screenings, workshops and events taking place at satellite venues. Here is a list of all the HIFF venues this year:

ATTENDING AN EVENT TICKETING

THE EVENT LAYOUT

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

(WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL LOOK LIKE?) There are lines created for three films at a time. Each film has three lines (four if a film is indicated as “Rush”) and therefore you will see nine lines at Regal Dole Cannery at any given time. There are signs to indicate what films are ready for line up. *Layout is for Dole, Ward, and Koko Marina theaters only.

You will need a printed ticket to enter the theater, and you have several options on how to get them. Will Call: If you've placed an order for your tickets and purchased them over the phone, you will have received a confirmation from us. Your ticket orders will be waiting for you at the box office. Print over the Internet: For the ultimate in convenience, you can buy your tickets online and print them from home. These tickets (you'll recognize them by the bar code and film title) are valid for admission to the theater. Buy tickets in person: We will have a box office facility on site. Walk in with a plan for what films you want to watch and walk out with tickets in your hand. The box office is in the lobby out front of Dole Cannery Theaters Stadium 18.

LINES PER FILM

P – PASS HOLDERS LINE. This line is for persons with Lifetime Membership, Platinum Passes, Flash Passes, and Priority Line tickets. M – MEMBER TICKET LINE. This line is for persons with Member Line Tickets. An “M” on the ticket indicates that you stand in the Member Line. G – GENERAL PUBLIC LINE. This line is for persons with tickets that are not HIFF Members. A “G” on the ticket indicates you stand in the General Public Line. RUSH – Standby line for persons without tickets who wish to see a ‘Rush’ screening. Ticket availability is first come first serve.

KEY ICONS

Halekulani Golden LGBT-themed Gala LGBT films GALA Presentations Orchid Award nominated films

Free FREE admission

Stadium 18 & IMAX 735 Iwilei Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

IBM: IBM Building 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814 KKM: Consolidated Koko Marina 8 In partnership with Koko Marina Center 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy AB-100 Honolulu, HI 96825 WAR: Consolidated Ward Stadium 16 with TitanXC 1044 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96814 KKA: Kaka’ako Agora 441 Cooke street Honolulu, hi 96813 MOD: The Modern Honolulu

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96815

 Pass Holders will be seated 30 minutes prior to start time of film. Each screening has a limited number of seats reserved for Pass Holders.  ADA Guests and their plus one (20 minutes prior to start time of film). If you cannot stand for long periods, please notify a line monitor immediately. You and a guest will be escorted to a seating area where you can wait until theater seating begins.  Member Ticket holders in line (20 minutes prior to start time of film immediately after all ADA guests are seated).  General Public holders in line will be seated immediately after Member Ticket holders. Remaining Pass Holders (if any).  Rush Line ticket holders will be the last to be seated 5 minutes prior to the start of the film.

WILL CALL  Will call is located at any HIFF BOX OFFICE

 We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.

RETURN POLICY

FLASH PASS AND TICKET INFORMATION

1130 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI 96813

THEATER ADMITTANCE ORDER

PAYMENT METHODS NEW!

DOL: Regal Dole Cannery

HTC: Hawaii Theatre Center

GENERAL INFORMATION

Oct. 2 – Oct. 16: 2:00PM-6:00PM Oct. 17 – Oct. 29: 11:00 AM-6:00PM Oct. 30 – Nov. 9: 90 minutes before the first screening until 15 minutes after the last screening begins.

BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS: From Oct. 2-29. Dole Cannery Food Court, 650 Iwilei Rd. Suite 160, Honolulu, HI 96817. Oct. 30-Nov. 9 each venue will have a HIFF Box Office on site.

FALL FLASH PASS: $400 (General Public) / $350 (HIFF Member). There are limited amount of passes sold. Free Screenings: Unless in-

dicated, free screenings are not ticketed or lined events. Seating is based on a first come first served basis.

TICKET PICK UP  Tickets can be sent via e-mail. You would then print it out.  Tickets can be held at Will Call at the HIFF Box Office.

TICKET POLICY  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON TICKETS.  Ticket exchanges must be made a day before the screening. A $2.00 service fee is charged per ticket.  Expired and day of tickets will not be exchanged.  If a screening is rescheduled or cancelled, patrons can exchange tickets for

either a film playing that day or a ticket for the rescheduled date.

RUSH LINE TICKETS:  If the allotted tickets are sold for a specific film, it will be indicated as “Rush.” A Rush Line will then be created on the day of the scheduled screening.  Rush line begins one hour prior to the film screening.  It is on a first come first served basis.  Rush line tickets are $10.00 with NO REFUNDS.  Seats available are usually the front rows. Follow us on Twitter: @hiff Facebook: HawaiiIFF Instagram: hiff_hawaii For up to date festival information.

 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 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.

7


FILM SCHEDULE DOL: REGAL DOLE CANNERY STADIUM 18 & IMAX THEATERS, 735 IWILEI RD, HONOLULU, HI 96817

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

KKM: CONSOLIDATED KOKO MARINA 8 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KOKO MARINA CENTER 7192 KALANIANAOLE HWY AB-100 HONOLULU, HI 96825

HTC: HAWAII THEATRE CENTER 1130 BETHEL ST, HONOLULU, HI 96813

CN DOL

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

4:00PM-5:33PM

I AM HERE

4:15PM-6:10PM

FUKU-CHAN OF

TIME

TITLE

COUNTRY VENUE

SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP US DOL

FUKUFUKU FLATS

JP DOL

3:00PM-5:15PM

DEAREST

CN DOL

5:30PM-7:04PM

PARTNERS IN CRIME

TW DOL

4:30PM-6:21PM

BLACK COAL THIN ICE

CN DOL

3:30PM-5:23PM

CHARLIE’S COUNTRY

AU DOL

5:30PM-7:06PM

TURNING POINT DOL

5:30PM-7:45PM

DEAREST

CN DOL

5:30PM-7:25PM

FUKU-CHAN OF

6:00PM-7:50PM

BUT ALWAYS

CN DOL

5:30PM-7:02PM

9-MAN

US DOL

FUKUFUKU FLATS

JP DOL

6:30PM-8:25PM

A TEACHER’S DIARY

TH DOL

6:15PM-8:13PM

THERMAE ROMAE II

JP DOL

5:30PM-7:39PM

TITLI

IN DOL

7:45PM-9:09PM

THE HIP HOP FELLOW

US DOL

6:30PM-8:00PM

BEYOND SIGHT: THE

8:00PM-10:20PM

THE VANCOUVER ASAHI JP WAR

DEREK RABELO STORY US DOL

END AWAITS

JP DOL

8:00PM-9:38PM

THE PA BOYS

NZ DOL

6:30PM-8:05PM

MACONDO

AT DOL

6:00PM-9:00PM

MUDBLOODS

US IBM

8:15PM-10:24PM

THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

HK DOL

7:30PM-9:09PM

MEETING DR. SUN

TW DOL

6:00PM-7:56PM

A HARD DAY

KR DOL

8:30PM-9:59PM

A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE FR DOL

8:00PM-9:53PM

CHARLIE’S COUNTRY

AU DOL

6:15PM-7:30PM

SAYANG DISAYANG

SG DOL

8:15PM-9:54PM

REVENGE OF THE

6:30PM-8:44PM

CROWS: EXPLODE

JP DOL

GREEN DRAGONS

US DOL

7:00PM-8:35PM

RISE OF THE WAHINE

US HTC

8:30PM-10:20PM

YASMINE

BN DOL

8:00PM-9:19PM

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP US DOL

JP DOL

8:15PM-10:00PM

40 DAYS OF SILENCE

8:30PM-10:39PM

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA FR, DE, CH DOL

TIME

TITLE

4:00PM-5:27PM

8:30PM-10:32PM MY BRILLIANT LIFE

COUNTRY VENUE

KR DOL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

OL 5:45PM-7:49PM THE FURTHEST

TIME

TITLE

COUNTRY VENUE

9:00PM-11:18PM

LUPIN THE THIRD

5:30PM-7:18PM

THE JOURNEY

MY DOL

9:15PM-11:00PM

A GIRL WALKS HOME

6:00PM-7:48PM

UZUMASA LIMELIGHT

JP DOL

ALONE AT NIGHT

US DOL

8:30PM-10:15PM

HAEMOO

KR DOL

VN DOL

9:30PM-10:51PM

THE BLUE ROOM

FR DOL

8:45PM-10:59PM

MY MAN

JP DOL

9:15PM-10:30PM

SHUNNED

PH, US DOL

6:00PM-7:43PM

NUOC 2030

6:00PM-9:00PM

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA US IBM

6:15PM-7:50PM APPROPRIATE

TIME

TITLE

BEHAVIOR

6:30PM-8:45PM

PARADISE IN SERVICE TW DOL

11:45 AM-1:29PM DIFRET

6:30PM-8:53PM

BELOVED SISTERS

12:00PM-1:35PM APPROPRIATE

8:00PM-9:31PM

WHAT WE DO IN

BEHAVIOR

THE SHADOWS

NZ DOL

12:00PM-2:01PM

WOOD JOB!

KR DOL

8:15PM-10:00PM HAEMOO

US DOL

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

DE DOL

COUNTRY VENUE ET, US DOL

UZ DOL

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 TIME

TITLE

1:00PM-2:29PM

A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE FR DOL

COUNTRY VENUE

US DOL

1:30PM-3:25PM

THIRD IS MY FIRST

PH DOL

JP DOL

2:00PM-5:03PM

THE GOLDEN ERA

CN DOL

12:30PM-2:03PM BEYOND THE SURFACE US DOL

2:00PM-3:30PM

WE ARE THE GIANT

US, UK DOL

3:00PM-4:55PM

BANTING

SG DOL

3:30PM-5:39PM

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA FR, DE, CH DOL

8:30PM-10:17PM

DARK WAVE DOL

12:30PM-2:35PM

LITTLE FOREST:

8:30PM-10:39PM

HAIDER

IN DOL

SUMMER & AUTUMN

9:15PM-11:11PM

MAN FROM RENO

US DOL

1:30PM-3:20PM

MADE IN

3:45PM-5:33PM

UZUMASA LIMELIGHT

JP DOL

9:30PM-11:17PM

A COURTESAN WITH

HAWAII SHORTS

US DOL

4:00PM-5:43PM

NUOC 2030

VN DOL

FLOWERED SKIN

JP DOL

2:15PM-4:05PM

YASMINE

BN DOL

4:15PM-5:48PM

BEYOND THE SURFACE US DOL

NZ DOL

2:30PM-4:33PM

HOMELAND

JP DOL

5:30PM-7:25PM

WE ARE BROTHERS

3:00PM-4:00PM

NEW FRONTIERS: ART, MEDIA & ISLAMIC

5:30PM-7:35PM

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS

10:00PM-11:54PM HOUSEBOUND

SATUDAY, NOVEMBER 1

COMMUNITIES

AND MADNESS

JP DOL

3:00PM-4:35PM

WE ARE THE GIANT

US, UK DOL

6:00PM-8:01PM

WOOD JOB!

JP DOL

11:00 AM-1:23PM BELOVED SISTERS

DE DOL

3:00PM-5:19PM

NIGHT FLIGHT

KR DOL

6:00PM-7:49PM

AIM HIGH IN CREATION! AU DOL

11:00 AM-12:55PM A TEACHER’S DIARY

TH DOL

4:00PM-5:47PM MARRIAGE

6:15PM-8:06PM

BLACK COAL THIN ICE

CN DOL

11:15 AM-12:53PM THE PA BOYS

NZ DOL

ITALIAN STYLE

IT DOL

6:30PM-7:41PM

HILL OF FREEDOM

KR DOL

12:00PM-2:02PM

MY BRILLIANT LIFE

KR DOL

4:45PM-6:40PM

BANTING

SG DOL

6:30PM-7:57PM

QUICK CHANGE

PH DOL

12:15PM-3:25PM

KANO

TW DOL

5:15PM-6:43PM

WINNING GIRL

US DOL

7:30PM-8:30PM BROADBAND

12:30PM-2:10PM

TRACK 143

IR DOL

5:30PM-7:03PM ECOTHERAPY

1:00PM-2:30PM

ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES

ON SCREEN

US

1:30PM-3:14PM

DIFRET

ET, US DOL

1:45PM-3:35PM

KUMIKO THE

TREASURE HUNTER

2:00PM-4:05PM

LITTLE FOREST:

SUMMER & AUTUMN

JP DOL

7:30PM-9:35PM

SNOW ON THE BLADES JP DOL

2:45PM-5:00PM

THE TRIBE

UA DOL

7:45PM-9:54PM

THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

2:45PM-4:50PM

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS

8:00PM-10:05PM

IN ORDER OF

AND MADNESS

JP DOL

DISAPPEARANCE

NO DOL

2:45PM-4:40PM

WE ARE BROTHERS

KR DOL

8:15PM-9:55PM

THE BABADOOK

AU DOL

3:30PM-5:00PM

THE ACTOR’S WORKSHOP US

4:00PM-5:35PM

BIG HERO 6

8

TITLE

MOD

US, JP DOL

MOD

US DOL

US

KKA

KR DOL

COUNTRY VENUE

TIME

JP DOL

ACCELERATOR

US

GETAWAY HOLIDAY

JP DOL

8:00PM-9:56PM

MAN FROM RENO

US DOL

6:00PM-7:34PM

PARTNERS IN CRIME

TW DOL

8:15PM-10:07PM

STATIONS OF

6:00PM-7:15PM

SHUNNED

PH, US DOL

THE CROSS

DE DOL

7:00PM-10:03PM

THE GOLDEN ERA

CN DOL

8:30PM-10:48PM

LUPIN THE THIRD

JP DOL

7:30PM-9:16PM

MAY IN THE SUMMER

QA, LB,

8:30PM-9:59PM

BEYOND SIGHT: THE DEREK

US, JO DOL

RABELO STORY

8:45PM-10:16PM

WHAT WE DO IN

THE SHADOWS

NZ DOL

9:00PM-11:15PM

THE TRIBE

UA DOL

HK DOL

MOD

US DOL


FILM SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

ALONE AT NIGHT

US DOL

7:15PM-8:34PM

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP US DOL

6:00PM-7:40PM

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT BE KKM

7:15PM-9:18PM

THE WORLD OF KANAKO JP DOL

AIM HIGH IN CREATION! AU DOL

6:30PM-8:15PM

THE GREAT HYPNOTIST CN DOL

8:00PM-9:47PM

A COURTESAN WITH

STATIONS OF

11:45AM-1:19PM REVIVRE

KR DOL

FLOWERED SKIN

JP KKM

THE CROSS

DE DOL

6:45PM-8:35PM

BUT ALWAYS

CN DOL

8:30PM-10:32PM

MY BRILLIANT LIFE

KR KKM

CN DOL

6:00PM-9:00PM

LAVA

US IBM

9:00PM-10:27PM

QUICK CHANGE

PH DOL

7:30PM-9:30PM

LĀHAINĀ NOON

US KKA

9:15PM-10:47PM

THE TORTURE CLUB

JP DOL

TIME

TITLE

3:30PM-5:11PM 3:30PM-5:22PM

MOD: THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL 1775 ALA MOANA BOULEVARD HONOLULU, HI 96815

KKA: KAKA’AKO AGORA 441 COOKE STREET HONOLULU, HI 96813

IBM: IBM BUILDING 1240 ALA MOANA BOULEVARD HONOLULU, HI 96814

WAR: CONSOLIDATED WARD STADIUM 16 WITH TITANXC 1044 AUAHI STREET HONOLULU, HI 96814

COUNTRY VENUE

4:00PM-5:33PM

I AM HERE

5:00PM-6:00PM

PRODUCER’S

ACCELERATOR

US

ROY

7:45PM-10:05PM

KABUKICHO LOVE HOTEL JP

DOL

9:30PM-11:44PM

MY MAN

JP DOL

5:45PM-7:17PM

9-MAN

US DOL

8:00PM-10:34PM

MR TURNER

DOL

9:30PM-11:44PM

CROWS: EXPLODE

JP DOL

5:45PM-7:20PM

BEYOND CLUELESS

UK DOL

8:00PM-9:28PM PACIFIC

9:45PM-10:56PM

HILL OF FREEDOM

KR DOL

6:00PM-8:05PM

SNOW ON THE BLADES JP DOL

SHOWCASE SHORTS

6:00PM-7:40PM

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT BE DOL

8:00PM-9:50PM

MADE IN

GENTLE

HAWAII SHORTS

US

KKM

TIME

8:30PM-10:26PM

A HARD DAY

KR

KKM

11:00 AM-12:20PM ‘IKE: KNOWLEDGE

6:15PM-8:00PM

VN DOL

6:30PM-8:15PM REGARDING

UK

DOL

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 TITLE IS EVERYWHERE

COUNTRY VENUE

SUSAN SONTAG

US DOL

8:30PM-9:54PM

THE HIP HOP FELLOW

US

DOL

8:00PM-9:49PM

UTU REDUX

NZ DOL

8:45PM-10:46PM

TOKYO TRIBE

JP

DOL

11:30 AM-1:30PM TBA DOL

US KKM

8:00PM-9:58PM

THE IMITATION GAME

UK DOL

9:00PM-10:40PM

THE BABADOOK

AU

DOL

11:30 AM-1:05PM WHERE I AM KING

8:15PM-10:20PM

IN ORDER OF

DISAPPEARANCE

PH DOL

11:45 AM-1:14PM TOMORROW WE NO DOL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 TIME

TITLE

DISAPPEAR

COUNTRY VENUE

12:00PM-1:28PM

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

IN DOL

8:30PM-10:09PM

REVENGE OF THE

GREEN DRAGONS

US DOL

10:00 AM-11:04 AM STUDENT SHOWCASE

US DOL

SHORTS KKM

8:30PM-10:16PM

MAY IN THE SUMMER

QA, LB,

11:00 AM-1:30PM BANG BANG

IN DOL

12:00PM-1:45PM

NEKO SAMURAI

JP DOL

US, JO DOL

11:00 AM-12:45PM M (MOTHER’S

12:00PM-2:10PM

SAMURAI PIRATES

JP DOL

9:15PM-10:47PM

JP DOL

PH DOL

12:15PM-3:25PM

KANO

TW DOL

11:45AM-1:19PM REVIVRE

KR DOL

1:00PM-2:35PM

MACONDO

AT KKM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

12:00PM-1:53PM

JP DOL

1:30PM-3:11PM

ABERDEEN

HK DOL

TIME

COUNTRY VENUE

12:15PM-2:00PM REGARDING

2:00PM-3:55PM

WE ARE BROTHERS

KR DOL

SUSAN SONTAG

US DOL

2:00PM-3:21PM

THE BLUE ROOM

FR DOL

THE TORTURE CLUB

TITLE

MAIDEN NAME) THERMAE ROMAE II

3:00PM-5:14PM

TITLI

IN DOL

4:00PM-5:45PM

GENTLE

VN DOL

12:30PM-1:58PM

WINNING GIRL

US KKM

2:15PM-4:15PM NEW MEDIA PANEL

4:15PM-5:30PM

SAYANG DISAYANG

SG DOL

1:00PM-2:48PM

UZUMASA LIMELIGHT

JP KKM

& SCREENING

US

5:30PM-8:00PM

BANG BANG

IN DOL

1:15PM-3:35PM KABUKICHO

2:30PM-4:05PM

RISE OF THE WAHINE

US DOL

5:45PM-7:30PM

M (MOTHER’S

LOVE HOTEL

2:30PM-4:33PM

HOMELAND

JP KKM

MAIDEN NAME)

1:30PM-3:15PM

THE GREAT HYPNOTIST CN DOL

3:00PM-4:45PM REGARDING

6:00PM-8:12PM

ACM & SHANGHAI

1:45PM-3:32PM

LOVE IN SMALL CORNERS DOL

SUSAN SONTAG

US KKM

UNIVERSITY NIGHT

US, CN DOL

1:45PM-3:10PM

LOITERING WITH INTENT US DOL

4:00PM-6:02PM

MARY KOM

IN DOL

6:00PM-8:19PM

NIGHT FLIGHT

KR DOL

2:30PM-4:15PM

NEKO SAMURAI

JP DOL

4:00PM-6:05PM

BLACK AND WHITE:

6:15PM-7:55PM

ABERDEEN

HK DOL

2:30PM-4:31PM

HUMAN CAPITAL

IT DOL

THE DAWN OF JUSTICE TW DOL

6:30PM-7:50PM

‘IKE: KNOWLEDGE

3:00PM-4:50PM

YASMINE

BN KKM

4:15PM-5:58PM

ANIMATION GROUND CONTROL DOL

IS EVERYWHERE

3:30PM-5:04PM

MUDBLOODS

US KKM

4:30PM-6:33PM

THE WORLD OF KANAKO JP DOL

7:30PM-8:30PM

WRITER’S ACCELERATOR US

4:00PM-6:05PM

IOLANI PALACE: RESTORATION &

4:30PM-6:25PM

CART

HAWAII’S PAST TODAY US DOL

5:00PM-6:58PM

THE IMITATION GAME UK DOL

PH DOL

US DOL MOD

JP DOL

DOL

KR DOL

8:00PM-9:47PM

A COURTESAN WITH

FLOWERED SKIN

JP DOL

4:00PM-5:41PM

ABERDEEN

5:00PM-6:58PM

THERMAE ROMAE II

JP KKM

8:15PM-10:16PM

HUMAN CAPITAL

IT DOL

4:15PM-6:20PM

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS

5:30PM-7:08PM

THE PA BOYS

NZ KKM

8:30PM-10:25PM

CART

KR DOL

AND MADNESS

JP DOL

6:30PM-8:30PM

TBA DOL

8:30PM-10:39PM

HAIDER

IN DOL

4:30PM-6:32PM

MARY KOM

IN DOL

6:30PM-8:07PM ECOTHERAPY

8:45PM-10:37PM

JALANAN

ID DOL

4:45PM-6:49PM

THE FURTHEST

GETAWAY HOLIDAY

END AWAITS

JP DOL

6:45PM-8:45PM

TBA DOL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

5:00PM-6:35PM

WHERE I AM KING

PH DOL

7:00PM-9:00PM

TBA DOL

LUPIN THE THIRD

JP KKM

7:00PM-8:35PM

VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE

HK DOL

JP DOL

TIME

TITLE

COUNTRY VENUE

5:30PM-7:48PM

3:45PM-5:24PM

MEETING DR. SUN

TW DOL

5:45PM-7:20PM

WE ARE THE GIANT

US, UK KKM

OF PINKY THOMPSON

4:00PM-5:45PM

40 DAYS OF SILENCE

UZ DOL

6:30PM-8:04PM

SELF MADE

IL DOL

7:00PM-9:00PM

TBA DOL

5:00PM-7:15PM

PARADISE IN SERVICE TW DOL

6:45PM-8:46PM

TOKYO TRIBE

JP DOL

7:30PM-9:26PM

MAN FROM RENO

5:30PM-7:31PM

WOOD JOB!

JP KKM

7:00PM-8:50PM

KUMIKO THE

7:30PM-9:30PM

TBA DOL

5:30PM-7:18PM

THE JOURNEY

MY DOL

TREASURE HUNTER

US, JP DOL

8:00PM-9:35PM

VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE

7:00PM-8:56PM

A HARD DAY

KR DOL

OF PINKY THOMPSON

5:45PM-7:30PM

A GIRL WALKS HOME

US HTC US KKM

US KKM

9


SPONSORS

PRESEN TIN G SPON SOR

PA R TNER ING WITH EU R O C INEMA HAWAII TO CREATE A FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL

MAJOR SPON SORS

PREMIERE SPONSORS

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

10


SPONSORS

MEDIA SPON SOR

COMMUNITY PARTNER

MAHALO

BACIU CULTURAL FUND AT THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BIG ISLAND FILM OFFICE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA DWYER, SCHRAFF, MEYER, GRANT & GREEN HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO

JAPAN FOUNDATION

ROGER & CHAZ EBERT FOUNDATION

JOSIE & DON OVER MEMORIAL FUND AT THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION KAUAI FILM OFFICE

SPEEDI SHUTTLE

KAUAI VISITORS BUREAU NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA (NETPAC)

STUPSKI FAMILY FUND AT THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ‘ULU’ULU: THE HENRY KU’UALOHA GIUGNI MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE OF HAWAII

RJH, INC.

11


SPONSORS


OPENING | CENTERPIECE | CLOSING

THE VANCOUVER ASAHI UNITED STATES PREMIERE

OPENING NIGHT FILM JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 130M Director: Yûya Ishii

30-OCT  8:00PM WAR

OPENING NIGHT FILM

LGBT

Based on the true story of the “Vancouver no Asahi” baseball team who played in Canada prior to World War II, and was reputable as the winningest team for 5 years in its league. The film stars Satoshi Tsumabuki playing a second-generation Japanese immigrant named Reggie Kasahara who works at a sawmill and plays shortstop for the team. The team was the focal point of the Japanese Canadian community in British Columbia, until the fateful day of December 7th, 1941, when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

TICKET PRICES: $20.00 General Public $15.00 HIFF Members 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the initial formation of the Vancouver Asahi team, who were known for maintaining their spirit of fair play while bolstering the pride and courage of other Japanese immigrants who were facing poverty and discrimination within mainstream Canadian society. HIFF is honored to present the U.S. premiere of THE VANCOUVER ASAHI before its big Christmas theatrical release in Japan.

THE IMITATION GAME HAWAII PREMIERE

CENTERPIECE FILM UNITED KINGDOM 2013 | ENGLISH | 113M Director: Morten Tyldum

5-NOV 8:00PM  DOL • 9-NOV 5:00PM DOL

CENTERPIECE FILM

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch (in an awards worthy performance) stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON WORLD PREMIERE

CLOSING NIGHT FILM UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 90M Director: Ty Sanga

9-NOV 7:00PM  HTC • 9-NOV  8:00PM  KKM

DOC

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Pinky Thompson thought bigger than himself and further than the single cause at hand. He fought hard against the stigma of an inferior Native Hawaiian. A multifaceted cultural identity was the key to their ultimate survival. He championed a health care system, created invaluable educational programs and strengthened the pride of Native Hawaiians. He envisioned an ideal Hawai‘i that no one else saw and fought for it from the battle fields of Normandy, down the steps of congress, to his humble home in Niu valley.

TICKET PRICES: The Hawaii Theatre screening will include a $3.00 additional HTC Restoration fee. VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON closes HIFF 2014 and it is apropos to celebrate the life of this great figure in Hawaiian history by presenting the world premiere at the Hawaii Theatre Center. His legacy lives on through his work as a social worker and community leader, including his leadership posts at Kamehameha Schools and the Polynesian Voyaging Society.

13


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

40 DAYS OF SILENCE

9-MAN

ABERDEEN

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

DOCUMENTARIES

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

UZBEKISTAN, TAJIKISTAN, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, FRANCE 2014 | TADJIK W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 88M Director: Saodat Ismailova

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 87M Director: Ursula Liang

HONG KONG SAR CHINA 2014 | CANTONESE W/ ENG SUBTITLES | 96M Director: Pang Ho-Cheung

1-NOV 5:30PM  DOL • 5-NOV  5:45PM  DOL

6-NOV 6:15PM  DOL • 8-NOV  4:00PM  DOL 9-NOV  1:30PM  DOL

3-NOV 8:15PM DOL • 7-NOV 4:00PM DOL In an isolated Uzbek village, young Bibicha takes a traditional vow of silence and moves into her grandmother’s old house, along with three other women, to be part of a chilla, or spiritual “quarantine.” Saodat Ismailova’s first dramatic feature film, shot on location in the Rangoon Valley in Tajikistan, makes silence it’s foundation and features an ample and keen sense of shadow, light, and color that is worthy of patience and close attention.

Since the 1930s, Chinese men have played this streetball game in the alleys and parking lots of Chinatown. At a time when laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act forced them to socialize exclusively amongst themselves, nine-man offered fraternity for men who were separated from their families. Pivoting between Chinatown parking lots and jellyfish-filled banquet scenes, the film captures the spirit of nine-man as players both battle for a championship and fight to preserve a sport that holds so much history.

DOC

A Hong Kong version of GRAND CANYON, ABERDEEN examines the myriad challenges facing the Cheng family comprised of an aging model, an adulterous doctor, and a self-help guru who thinks his daughter may not be his own because she is “ugly.” ABERDEEN focuses on universal struggles-infidelity, aging, identity, bullying, unresolved grievances with the deceased. Yet Pang never allows his characters to wallow in their hardships, bringing his particular brand of self-aware comedy to the proceedings.

LGBT

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING

Halekulani Golden Orchid Award nominated films

LGBT

14

LGBT-themed films

GALA

Gala Presentations

FREE

Free admission

DOC

Documentary Films

3D

3D Films

AIM HIGH IN CREATION!

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

FILM FOR THOUGHT

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

AUSTRALIA 2013 | ENGLISH, KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 96M Director: Anna Broinowski

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 90M Director: Desiree Akhavan

4-NOV 6:00PM  DOL • 5-NOV  3:30PM  DOL

31-OCT 6:15PM  DOL • 2-NOV  12:00PM  DOL

AIM HIGH IN CREATION! is a revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea’s late Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart: a propaganda film, made according to the rules of his 1987 Manifesto The Cinema and Directing. Determined to stop a new gas mine near her Sydney home, director Anna Broinowski goes to North Korea to learn from the masters of propaganda cinema.

For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Following a family announcement of her brother’s betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine. Director Desiree Akhavan will be in attendance.


2014 FILM PROGRAM

THE BABADOOK

BANG BANG

BANTING

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HIFF EXTREME

SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

AUSTRALIA 2014 | ENGLISH | 95M Director: Jennifer Kent

INDIA 2013 | HINDI W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 150M Director: Siddarth Anand

SINGAPORE 2014 | ENGLISH, MALAY W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M Director: M. Raihan Halim

2-NOV 8:15PM  DOL • 7-NOV  9:00PM  DOL

6-NOV 5:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  11:00 AM  DOL

2-NOV 4:45PM  DOL • 4-NOV  3:00PM  DOL

“Do you want to die?!” seven-year-old Samuel asks his mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning. After dealing with Samuel’s tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects that her son has begun directing his violent misbehavior toward her. However, after a foreboding children’s book called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears on Samuel’s bookshelf, Amelia must decide if her son is truly deranged, or if there really is a bogeyman lurking in their halls.

A chance encounter of an unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan), results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he's the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying?

It’s not easy being raised in a strict Muslim household. Between the 10pm curfews, banning of heretic music and selective TV watching, twenty-four year old Yasmin barely has the most exciting life. Everything changes when Yasmin chances upon a professional wrestling gym and does the unthinkable: she secretly signs up as a wrestler. Soon, Yasmin is trading her hijab for a mask and her awkwardness with unbridled high-flying moves as she becomes her alter-ego, the fearsome Zarith Blade!

DOC

BELOVED SISTERS

BEYOND CLUELESS

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

DOCUMENTARIES

GERMANY 2014 | GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 138M Director: Dominik Graf

UNITED KINGDOM 2014 | ENGLISH | 90M Director: Charlie Lyne

31-OCT 6:30PM  DOL • 1-NOV  11:00 AM  DOL

5-NOV 5:45PM  DOL

1788 in Rudolstadt, a small provincial town in Germany. The beautiful Caroline von Beulwitz is unhappily married, longing for love and life. Charlotte von Lengefeld, her shy sister, dreams of finding a husband. The two are a heart and soul, until HE enters their lives: Friedrich Schiller, the man who wrote “The Robbers”, an overnight sensation, the espouser of proto-revolutionary republican ideals. Through the hot summer, the two women compete for the same man.

Narrated by cult teen star Fairuza Balk, BEYOND CLUELESS is a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics. Part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay, the film puts Hollywood’s high school under the microscope on a quest to lay bare the genre’s beating heart, examining hits like CLUELESS and SAY ANYTHING to cult classics like IDLE HANDS and THE CRAFT.

DOC

BEYOND SIGHT: THE DEREK RABELO STORY HAWAII PREMIERE

DOCUMENTARIES UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE W/ ENG SUBTITLES | 84M Director: Bryan S. Jennings, Bruno Lemos

1-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 4-NOV  8:30PM  DOL In a small Brazilian town, Derek’s father prayed that his son would become a professional surfer. His prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later Derek decides that despite his blindness, his dream is to surf the waves on the North Shore of Oahu. Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and surf coach, Derek embarks on a two year journey of grueling mental, physical, and spiritual training to achieve his lofty goal.

15


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

GALA

3D

3D

BEYOND THE SURFACE

BIG HERO 6

WORLD PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

DOCUMENTARIES

NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 46M Director: Crystal Thornburg-Homcy

USA 2014 | ENGLISH | 90M Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams

2-NOV 12:30PM DOL • 4-NOV 4:15PM DOL

1-NOV 4:00PM  DOL

Ishita Malaviya, India's first female surfer, is joined by a unique and talented group of women – Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. With unshakable determination for a better world they will travel through Southern India documenting the ways that surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the Planet.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, comes BIG HERO 6 an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond between Baymax, an inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called BIG HERO 6.

9-NOV 4:00PM DOL

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

THE BLUE ROOM

BUT ALWAYS

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 106M Director: Diao Yi’nan

FRANCE 2014 | FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 76M Director: Mathieu Amalric

CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 105M Director: Snow Zou

1-NOV 4:30PM  DOL • 4-NOV  6:15PM  DOL

1-NOV 9:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  2:00PM  DOL

30-OCT 6:00PM  DOL • 7-NOV 6:45PM DOL

After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, small-town detective Zhang Zili is suspended from the force, taking a job as a security guard. Five years later, another series of mysteriously similar murders takes place, and Zhang recruits his former partner to finish their investigation. Part film noir, part social realist portrait of industrial China, Diao Yinan’s atmospheric film is a moody, powerful thriller staged against the quotidian lives of a wintry industrial landscape.

THE BLUE ROOM begins with a series of lushly romantic, semierotic scenes, introducing salesman Julien and his mistress, Esther, as they make love while the world goes on outside. But their intense trysts are soon interrupted by the questions of an examining magistrate as the story jumps ahead in time to show Julien under arrest. This deconstructed romantic crime thriller mysteriously unfolds as the courthouse drama and the past events of the two lovers becomes clear.

Superstars Nicholas Tse and Gao Yuanyuan are best friends who first meet in a Beijing university in the 1970s. Circumstances keep them from consummating their relationship and soon enough, they live on different continents. Flash forward to the 1990s and, like star-cross love affairs, fate bring them together in New York City, when they have established lives with others.

Screens With:

YELLOW RAIN Director: L. Warren Thompson

BLACK AND WHITE: THE DAWN OF JUSTICE 3D UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN TAIWAN 2014 | MANDARIN, TAIWANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 120M Director: Yueh-Hsun Tsai

Based on the popular Taiwanese TV series comes the latest police action comedy starring heartthrob Mark Chao as hotheaded cop Wu Ying-Xiong. When a series of terrorist bombings around Harbor City spread panic in the streets. Wu is paired with the intelligent and arrogant agent Chen to pursue the evil mastermind, but they soon unveil a tight-knit conspiracy. Can these bickering partners get over their differences and save the city from mass destruction?

JUST BE YOURSELF Director: Stuart Davis

PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING

Confucius Institute University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

16


2014 FILM PROGRAM

GALA

CART

CHARLIE’S COUNTRY

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

HAWAII PREMIERE EUROCINEMA HAWAII

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M Director: Ji-Young Boo

AUSTRALIA 2014 | ENGLISH | 108M Director: Rolf De Heer

FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND 2014 | ENGLISH | 124M Director: Olivier Assayas

6-NOV 8:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  4:30PM  DOL

1-NOV 8:00PM  DOL • 3-NOV  3:30PM  DOL

3-NOV 8:30PM  DOL • 4-NOV  3:30PM  DOL

“Go on strike” Sun-hee (Yum Jung-Ah) and Hye-Mi (Moon Jung-Hee) raise their voices among the large group of middle-aged female workers after a sudden layoff notice. A mother of two, Sun-Hee works as a cashier at a large discount retail store and so does Hye-Mi, a single mother. The unfair lay-off incites the contract workers to stand up against the corporate officials. Reflecting recent social/ labor issues in Korean society, CART delivers a compelling drama of unprivileged individuals fighting for justice.

Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don’t generally make much sense, and Charlie’s kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events that has him return to his community somewhat the wiser.

At the peak of her career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, a young girl who disarms and drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of Helena. Maria departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in the remote Alpine town of Sils Maria.

A COURTESAN WITH FLOWERED SKIN

CROWS: EXPLODE

DEAREST

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 129M Director: Toshiaki Toyoda

CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 130M Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan

3-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  9:30PM  DOL

1-NOV 5:30PM  DOL • 3-NOV  3:00PM  DOL

The latest in the CROWS saga, CROWS: EXPLODE brings a new freshman class to the delinquent Suzuran high to wreak havoc in it’s gang wars. Cult director Toshiaki Toyoda take the reigns in this “middle chapter” filling in events between the previous two films (CROWS ZERO, CROWS ZERO II). One month after Suzuran gang leader Genji has graduated. A new fight begins to see who will take over. However, a battle against nearby Kurosaki high begins to brew.

Drawing on true stories about child abduction in China, director Peter Chan crafts a moving drama about a man who stops at nothing in his quest to recover his missing son. Wen Jun and his wife are busy parents in the bustling Shenzen. One day, as their young son plays in the streets with his friends, he’s snatched by kidnappers, leaving his parents distraught — but not despairing. With extraordinary commitment and resourcefulness, they set out to find their son.

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 102M Director: Keisuke Toyoshima

31-OCT 9:30PM  DOL • 6-NOV  8:00PM  DOL 8-NOV  8:00PM  KKM Asagiri is saddled with the sad fate of a courtesan. Although she’s trapped by the life of a prostitute, she continues working knowing that she’ll be leaving as soon as the term of her apprenticeship ends. Meanwhile, she falls in love with a man named Hanjirou and bides her time until she can be with him again. This erotic drama is based on the award-winning novel that also spawned a popular manga series. For mature audiences only.

17


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DIFRET

ECOTHERAPY GETAWAY HOLIDAY

FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

WORLD PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 92M Director: Shuichi Okita

JAPAN 2013 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M Director: Yosuke Fujita

Fourteen-year-old Hirut is on her way home from school when she is suddenly abducted by a gang of men. In Hirut’s village, the process of abduction into marriage is a tradition. Desperate to escape, Hirut runs, unfortunately shooting her would-be husband in the process. Facing a death sentence for her crime, she is doomed to her fate. That is until Meaza Ashenafi, a tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to to try and save her life...

2-NOV 5:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  6:30PM  DOL

1-NOV 4:15PM DOL • 3-NOV 5:30PM DOL

Seven women, aged between 40 and 80, have signed up for a nature walk/waterfalls/hot spring tour. The women chat, pick berries, and take photos as they follow their unreliable guide to the waterfall. Then the guide disappears, leaving the women stranded in the woods. Thrown into an experience far removed from their daily lives, the ladies bicker and bond together. The latest comedy from the director of THE STORY OF YONOSUKE and THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN.

Tatsuo Fukuda, nicknamed “Fuku-chan,” is a painter who lives in a run-down apartment complex called Fukufuku Flats. He spends his days working up a sweat painting buildings, his nights mediating disputes between the other denizens of Fukufuku Flats. Fuku-chan is a popular guy who treats everyone with kindness, but romance is his Achilles heel. Despite his fear of women, when Chiho (his first love from junior high) turns up, he begins to fall in love all over again.

THE FURTHEST END AWAITS

GENTLE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHOWCASE

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 119M Director: Hsiu Chiung Chiang

VIETNAM 2014 | VIETNAMESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M Director: Le-Van Kiet

3-NOV 5:45PM  DOL • 8-NOV  4:45PM  DOL

5-NOV 6:15PM  DOL • 6-NOV  4:00PM  DOL

In the bucolic Note Peninsula, Misaki returns to her missing father’s home, and she refurbishes it into an artisan coffee shop. Despite an awkward beginning with Eriko, a single mother and her two young children who live next door, a cup of coffee ameliorates them to overcome their own difficulties in moving forward in life. They soon bond as Misaki quietly awaits for her father’s return.

GENTLE is a film set in modern-day South Vietnam based on the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short story “A Gentle Creature.” It examines the spirituality and materialistic pursuits of a middle-aged man (Dustin Nguyen) and his love for a young lady (newcomer Thanh Tu Nguyen) that causes her to commit suicide.

HAWAII PREMIERE

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS ETHIOPIA, UNITED STATES 2014 | AMHARIC W/ ENG SUBTITLES | 99M Director: Zeresenay Mehari

1-NOV 1:30PM  DOL • 2-NOV  11:45 AM  DOL

18

HAWAII PREMIERE

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS UNITED STATES 2014 | FARSI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

1-NOV 9:15PM  DOL • 7-NOV  5:45PM  DOL Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom... blood red. Cinema’s first Iranian vampire western, director Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. This darling of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is bound to delight!


2014 FILM PROGRAM

GALA

THE GOLDEN ERA

THE GREAT HYPNOTIST

HAEMOO

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 178M Director: Ann Hui

CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M Director: Leste Chen

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M Director: Sung-Bo Shim

2-NOV 7:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV  2:00PM  DOL

7-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  1:30PM  DOL

31-OCT 8:15PM DOL • 3-NOV  8:30PM  DOL

THE GOLDEN ERA tells the epic tale of Xiao Hong, one of China’s most famous female writers and an iconic historical figure. Hong lived through some of the most turbulent times in Chinese history, surviving poverty, the Japanese invasion and the post-war period. Her tale of love, loss and poetry is beautifully brought to life by actress Tan Wei in this lush drama helmed by director Ann Hui. THE GOLDEN ERA closed this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Xu Ruining is a nationally renowned therapist incredibly skilled in hypnotherapy. But when his career takes off, he meets a patient named Ren Xiaoyan who brings him a complex problem. Despite her thin and weak appearance, Ren Xiaoyan reacts violently when dealing with her problems in therapy. He wonders what exactly makes her closed-off to everyone. While sparing no efforts to figure out what has happened, he finds himself falling into a horrible trap.

Based on true events, HAEMOO tells a gripping tale of a large 69-ton fishing boat crew’s attempt to smuggle illegal migrants in order to keep their jobs. Their plan goes terribly wrong when they meet a tragic accident while transporting the migrants amid a heavy sea fog. First time Director Shim Sung-Bo masterfully portrays individualistic greed in human nature, marking an impressive feature debut with the support of Bong Joon-Ho, who produced and co-wrote the film.

HAIDER

A HARD DAY

HILL OF FREEDOM

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

INDIA 2014 | HINDI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 124M Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

SOUTH KOREA 2013 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 111M Director: Sung-Hoon Kim

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 66M Director: Sang-soo Hong

31-OCT 8:30PM  DOL • 6-NOV  8:30PM  DOL

3-NOV 6:00PM  DOL • 7-NOV  8:30PM  KKM 8-NOV  7:00PM  DOL

4-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  9:45PM  DOL

A Bollywood adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, Haider is a young man who returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father’s disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows as Haider learns of his father’s death and upon discovering the culprit, seeks to avenge the murder.

Inventive, hilarious cop thriller A HARD DAY is a total blast. Corrupt cop Gun-su accidentally crashes his car into a man while on the phone. Instead of calling the police, he stashes the body in the trunk. Meanwhile Internal Affairs have discovered the stash of cash that Gun-su and his corrupt team have amassed. Devising ever more elaborate stratagems to get out of the various pickles he’s in, Gun-su is in for the hardest day of his life.

South Korean master Hong Sang-soo crafts yet another delightful, soju-saturated tale of love thwarted, in this story of a heartsick Japanese man (Ryo Kase stepping in as Hong’s avatar) who travels to Seoul to attempt a reunion with the woman he still pines for. Like all of Hong’s films, these slice-of-life love tales of erudite and selfish men are fueled with circular logic, lots of alcohol and desperate gestures of lust and love.

19


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

THE HIP HOP FELLOW

HOMELAND

HOUSEBOUND

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

CREATIVE LAB: SOUND X VISION

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

HIFF EXTREME

UNITED STATES 2013 | ENGLISH | 79M Director: Kenneth Price

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 118M Director: Nao Kubota

NEW ZEALAND 2014 | ENGLISH | 109M Director: Gerard Johnstone

30-OCT 7:45PM  DOL • 7-NOV  8:30PM  DOL

2-NOV 2:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  2:30PM  KKM

31-OCT 10:00PM  DOL

THE HIP-HOP FELLOW follows Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s (featured in THE WONDER YEAR, HIFF 2011) tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.

The Sawada family have been forced from their home by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, living in cramped temporary housing as they try to rebuild their lives without the land they have farmed for generations. Jiro, their estranged son, returns after many years, and decides to go back to his evacuated hometown to begin to sow the land again. The first mass market film taking place in Fukushima post 3/11, this film bypasses politics by telling a humanistic story.

Two films for the price of one! This screening is presented as a special Halloween double feature with WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.

DOC

HUMAN CAPITAL

I AM HERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

DOCUMENTARIES

ITALY 2013 | ITALIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 116M Director: Paolo Virzi

CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 88M Director: Lixin Fan

6-NOV 8:15PM  DOL • 8-NOV  2:30PM  DOL

1-NOV 4:00PM DOL • 5-NOV 4:00PM DOL

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-todo Bernaschi family, will unexpectedly intertwine with the Rovellis, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life. Paolo Virzi’s taut character study deconstructs the linear narrative, presenting a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism.

The summer of 2013 saw a group of young boys enter a Chinese TV talent show called Super Boy, hoping to be catapulted to fame. The film documents how the young boys coped with their new challenging lives. While under unthinkable pressure, they proved themselves by trying to make the right choices during live shows. Talent shows create a new type of entertainer, but can they still keep their true selves?

20

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a wellintentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, Kylie begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed.

DOC

‘IKE: KNOWLEDGE IS EVERYWHERE WORLD PREMIERE

MADE IN HAWAII UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 75M Director: Matthew Nagato

6-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  11:00 AM  KKM In this emotional, intimate sequel to OLA-HEALTH IS EVERYTHING (HIFF 2013), students, teachers, and advocates share stories of hope and triumph that kindle the fires of our determination to build a vibrant, healthier world. The conflicts over policy and resources have become commonplace-sowing division rather than cooperation-and threaten our ability to create thriving communities.


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

FREE

DOC

PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII NORWAY 2014 | NORWEGIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 120M Director: Hans Petter Moland

2-NOV 8:00PM  DOL • 5-NOV  8:15PM  DOL Norway, winter. Hard-working Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) drives the powerful snow plough that keeps open the roads of the frozen landscape where he lives. He’s just been named citizen of the year for his efforts when he receives news that his son has died of an overdose. Refusing to believe the official version of his death, he begins a covert search for the boy's murderers. A surprising turn of events causes him to become a feared underworld hero – one whose identity nobody knows.

IOLANI PALACE: RESTORATION & HAWAII’S PAST TODAY

JALANAN UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SOUND X VISION

MADE IN HAWAII

INDONESIA 2013 | INDONESIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 107M Director: Daniel Ziv

UNITED STATES | ENGLISH | 120M Director: George Tahara

6-NOV 8:45PM  DOL

8-NOV 4:00PM  DOL A special screening of the newly preserved and digitized documentary films ‘IOLANI PALACE: HAWAII’S PAST TODAY and ‘IOLANI PALACE RESTORATION from the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace collection at ‘Ulu‘ulu Moving Image Archive. Directed by legendary local filmmaker George Tahara, these films document the decade-long restoration of ‘Iolani Palace from 1969-1979 after it had fallen into disrepair after being used as government offices. A panel discussion with archivists and historians follows.

JALANAN (Streetside) is the captivating story of Boni, Ho and Titi-three gifted, charismatic bus musicians in Jakarta-and through them, a mostly unknown story of contemporary Indonesia. JALANAN intimately portrays the young musicians’ quirky sub-culture while also painting an alarming portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city that is raw, humorous and brutally honest. A powerful soundtrack of the musicians’ original compositions drives the film.

GALA

THE JOURNEY

KABUKICHO LOVE HOTEL

KANO

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHOWCASE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN

MALAYSIA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 103M Director: Chiu Keng Guan

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 135M Director: Ryuichi Hiroki

TAIWAN 2014 | JAPANESE, TAIWANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 185M Director: Umin Boya

31-OCT 5:30PM  DOL • 7-NOV  5:30PM  DOL

7-NOV 7:45PM  DOL • 8-NOV  1:15PM  DOL

1-NOV 12:15PM  DOL • 9-NOV  12:15PM  DOL

After many years abroad, Bee comes home with her British fiancé Benji. Her father (known in the village as Uncle Chuan) is a conservative Chinese-born Malaysian, and refuses to give his blessing to their union. When Chuan is forced to agree to their marriage, he requires that the wedding meet all traditional customs, including inviting the guests personally. As such, odd couple Benji and Chuan, must embark on an epic cross country adventure to deliver the invitations.

Kabukicho, Tokyo’s most notorious red-light district is also known as “The Sleepless Town.” Given the area’s reputation for illicit activities, it should come as no surprise that the characters in KABUKICHO LOVE HOTEL have little time for rest. Taking place over the course of a single day and night in the kind of establishment where no guest stays for very long, the latest erotically charged drama by Ryuichi Hiroki traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visitors.

Set in the early 1930s, during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) when Taiwanese and aborigines were considered second-class citizens, KANO is based on the true story of the Kagi Agriculture and Forestry Public School’s mixed-race baseball team. The baseball team, the first of its kind in Taiwan, went from being a laughing stock for never winning a game to much-loved heroes competing in “Koshien,” the most prestigious high school baseball tournament in Japan.

21


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS

KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

DOCUMENTARIES

NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA

JAPAN 2013 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 120M Director: Mami Sunada

UNITED STATES, JAPAN 2014 | ENGLISH, JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 105M Director: David Zellner

1-NOV 2:45PM DOL • 8-NOV 4:15PM  DOL Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year. The result is a rare “fly on the wall” look at one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.

LĀHAINĀ NOON WORLD PREMIERE

SOUND X VISION UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 22M Director: Chris Kahunahana

7-NOV 7:30PM KKA

1-NOV 1:45PM  DOL • 8-NOV  7:00PM  DOL Kumiko lives in a cramped apartment in Tokyo. She works as an office lady, preparing tea for her nitpicky boss. But on her own time, she obsessively watches a well-known American film on a weathered VHS tape. Rewinding and fast-forwarding, she meticulously maps out where a briefcase of castaway loot is buried within the fictional film. Convinced that her destiny depends on finding the money, Kumiko heads into the harsh Minnesota winter to search for it.

LĀHAINĀ NOON interweaves three separate short stories that occur during the yearly tropical solar phenomenon. This sneak peek, written and directed by Sundance Native Lab fellow Chris Kahunahana, is more than a screening — it’s a visual and aural experience, with live music accompaniment and performances by some of Honolulu’s top coolest denizens.

FREE

DOC

LGBT

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM

LAVA

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SOUND X VISION

DOCUMENTARIES

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 7M Director: James Ford Murphy

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 74M Director: Thomas G. Miller

7-NOV 6:00PM  IBM

3-NOV 8:00PM  DOL • 8-NOV  7:15PM  DOL

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story between two volcanoes that spans millions of years. With voice acting and music by Na Hoku Hanohano awardees Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Gregg, come to this free screening with live music, a presentation with the director and producer of LAVA as they discuss the influences of Hawaii in Pixar’s latest love story.

In 1975, Filipino American, Richard Adams, and Australian, Tony Sullivan, became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married. After applying for a green card for Tony, the couple received a denial letter stating, ‘You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.’ Outraged, the couple sued the U.S. government, filing the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.

22

LITTLE FOREST: SUMMER & AUTUMN UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 120M Director: Junichi Mori

1-NOV 2:00PM  DOL • 2-NOV  12:30PM  DOL Ichiko departs city life to return to her small hometown Komori, located in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients. This gentle drama about going back to basics is filled with imagery of nature, as a young woman returns to her ancestral roots. Based on the popular manga series, LITTLE FOREST: SUMMER & AUTUMN is the first chapter, with WINTER & SPRING coming out in 2015.


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM

LOITERING WITH INTENT

LUPIN THE THIRD

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 80M Director: Adam Rapp

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 133M Director: Ryuhei Kitamura

8-NOV 1:45PM DOL

1-NOV 9:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV  8:30PM  DOL 8-NOV  5:30PM  KKM

After a chance run-in with a film producer eager to invest in a new project, aspiring writers Dominic (Michael Godere) and Raphael (Ivan Martin) need to come up with a script fast, so the pair head to the seclusion of upstate New York to churn out their masterpiece. But when Dominic’s siren of a sister (Marisa Tomei) turns up desperate for reprieve from her boyfriend (Sam Rockwell), they soon realize they’re in for more than they bargained for…

The live action adaptation of LUPIN THE THIRD is here! Lupin III, Daisuke Jigen, Ishikawa Goemon, Fujiko Mine and Inspector Koichi Zenigata face a powerful enemy and form the Lupin team. The team must then retrieve the “Crimson Heart of Cleopatra” thought to allow its owner to control the world. This long awaited adaptation captures the look and feel of the manga and anime, creating a kaleidoscopic world that will delight hardcore fans and new fans alike.

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING

M (MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME) UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES 2014 | TAGALOG W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M Director: Zig Dulay

6-NOV 5:45PM  DOL • 8-NOV  11:00 AM  DOL Written and directed by Zig Dulay, M. (MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME) centers on Madame Bella (frequent ASAP singer and celebrity Zsa Zsa Padilla), a single working mother who is battling cancer. The film offers an insightful commentary on the disparity of the medical treatments available in the Philippines where there is a deep chasm between the rich and the poor. Produced by Joji Alonso, M vacillates between social awareness and melodrama tropes steered by Zsa Zsa’s delicate performance.

MACONDO

MAN FROM RENO

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

FILM FOR THOUGHT

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS

AUSTRIA 2014 | CHECHEN, GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 90M Director: Sudabeh Mortezai

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 111M Director: Dave Boyle

1-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  1:00PM  KKM

31-OCT 9:15PM  DOL • 4-NOV  8:00PM  DOL 9-NOV  7:30PM  KKM

MACONDO is a Chechen refugee community on the outskirts of Vienna. It’s here that Ramasan lives with his mother and sisters. Since his father was killed in the war, Ramasan must act as the ‘man’ of the house, caring for his sisters while his mother works. When a man named Isa appears and claims to have known Ramasan’s father, they quickly bond. But when Isa expresses interest in Ramasan’s mother, Ramasan turns on him and acts out...

A Japanese crime novelist and a small town sheriff are lured into the same strange murder mystery in this engrossing neo-noir. In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Del Moral is driving home through fog when he accidentally strikes a Japanese man. Before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler who abruptly disappears. Actress Ayako Fujitani will be in attendance for the first screening.

23


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM

MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE

MARY KOM

MAY IN THE SUMMER

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

INDIA 2014 | HINDI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 117M Director: Omung Kumar

QATAR, LEBANON, UNITED STATES, JORDAN 2013 | ENGLISH | 101M Director: Cherien Dabis

8-NOV 4:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  4:00PM  DOL

2-NOV 7:30PM  DOL • 5-NOV  8:30PM  DOL

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream. Brilliantly portrayed by Bollywood favorite Priyanka Chopra (BARFI, KRISSH), MARY KOM can easily be dubbed the Indian MILLION DOLLAR BABY, but is also a stirring portrayal of a devoted wife and mother whose indomitable spirit has made her a source of inspiration both inside and outside the ring.

High off the success of her first book and planning to marry her sensible fiance, May has it all. But when reunited with her family in Amman, she’s thrust back into the chaos of her former existence. Her headstrong mother, a born-again Christian disapproves of her Muslim fiance. Her younger sisters behave like children. And her estranged father is suddenly interested in making amends. As her wedding day looms, her carefully structured life spins out of control. Director Cherien Dabis will be in attendance for the first screening.

MEETING DR. SUN

THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

MR. TURNER

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN

SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

TAIWAN 2014 | MANDARIN, TAIWANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 94M Director: Chih-Yen Yee

HONG KONG SAR CHINA 2014 | CANTONESE W/ ENG SUBTITLES | 124M Director: Fruit Chan

UNITED KINGDOM 2014 | ENGLISH | 149M

1-NOV 7:30PM  DOL • 7-NOV  3:45PM  DOL

30-OCT 8:15PM  DOL • 2-NOV  7:45PM  DOL

7-NOV 8:00PM  DOL

Lefty and Sky, independently of one another, hatch plans to steal a Dr. Sun Yat-sen statue, in order to make money. When two teams of Taipei’s poorest high school students meet on campus one night, a war erupts. This is a war of losers and a war that makes both rivals question their destined poverty and social class. Finally, this time on the quiet night campus, the seeds of revolution planted by Dr. Sun decades ago, begin to sprout.

The latest from cult director Fruit Chan, THE MIDNIGHT AFTER is Hong Kong’s first ever post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror! It’s the middle of the night, and a motley crew board a minibus heading from Mongkok to Tai Po. Unbeknownst to the raucous group of passengers, they are soon to be the last souls in Hong Kong. In the light of day, the group must battle against mysterious forces, and each other if they are to survive another day.

MR. TURNER (brilliantly portrayed by Timothy Spall) explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Living a life full of abundance, Turner’s provocative and opulent life was full of controversy, as he was both celebrated and reviled by the public and the aristocracy. His eccentricities, however, paved a body of work that was incomparable.

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

ITALY 1964 | ITALIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 102M Director: Vittorio De Sica

2-NOV 4:00PM  DOL Vittorio De Sica’s MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE, features Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in an emblematic portrait of Italian society, as two lovers who meet during WWII and for the next 22 years, dance around the fate of marriage, even when other obstacles and people get in the way, in a personification of Neapolitan culture. EuroCinema Hawaii and HIFF are proud to present the 4k digital restoration of this Italian classic. Discussion with Dr. Barry Sabath from the American Film Institute to follow film.

24

Director: Mike Leigh


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

FREE

GALA

MUDBLOODS

MY BRILLIANT LIFE

MY MAN

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 89M Director: Farzad Sangari

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 117M Director: E J-Yong

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 129M

3-NOV 6:00PM  IBM • 8-NOV  3:30PM  KKM

30-OCT 8:30PM DOL • 1-NOV  12:00PM  DOL 8-NOV  8:30PM  KKM

3-NOV 8:45PM  DOL • 8-NOV  9:30PM  DOL

Though it originated as a fictional sport in the Harry Potter universe, Quidditch has become a real-life sport thanks to enthusiasts. Farzad Sangari’s documentary MUDBLOODS follows a collegiate Quidditch team who travel from UCLA to New York to compete in the 5th annual Quidditch World Cup, where teams from across the country convene to compete for the ultimate showdown. *The first screening of MUDBLOODS at Ward Village Courtyard Cinema will be free. Director Farzad Sangari will be in attendance.

16-year-old boy, A-Reum has Progeria Syndrome, a rare genetic defect that makes him look like a withering old man. Young parents, Mira (Song Hye Kyo) and Dae-su (Kang Dong Won) are still in their early 30s and had A-Ruem when they both were teens. Sometimes they act immature but they never express their sorrow. A-Ruem only has a few months to live, but they appear on a fundraising TV show in hopes of raising money for his medical care.

Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri

After losing her family in the 1993 Hokkaido earthquake, 9-year-old Hana finds herself adopted by distant relative Jungo. As she gets older she develops a deep attachment to Jungo, considering him her new father. But when their relationship becomes more than familial, the pair are thrust into a dark world of lies, deceit and murder. MY MAN is a chilling, Japanese spin on the LOLITA story, exploring a taboo relationship brought together by natural forces beyond control.

LGBT

NEKO SAMURAI

NIGHT FLIGHT

NUOC 2030

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M Director: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Takeshi Watanabe

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 134M Director: Hee-Il Leesong

VIETNAM 2014 | VIETNAMESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 98M Director: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo

8-NOV 2:30PM  DOL • 9-NOV  12:00PM  DOL

2-NOV 3:00PM  DOL • 6-NOV  6:00PM  DOL

31-OCT 6:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV  4:00PM  DOL

Madarame is a feared swordsman who has fallen on hard times. Caught between two warring gangs in a battle of cat lovers vs. dog lovers, he accepts the canine faction’s request to assassinate the opposition’s adorable white cat. Yet upon raising his sword, he cannot bring himself to go through with it; the cat melts his ronin heart. However, before finding peace as a newly minted cat person, Madarame will have to take on both gangs!

High school student Yong-ju is a good student and a good son, but he harbors a secret, he’s gay. With only one friend who knows his secret, Yong-ju leads a double life. Gi-woong struggles with school, and leads a troubled life, embroiled with a gang that bully fellow students. Childhood friends, Yong-ju and Gi-woong have long drifted apart. But when Gi-woong steals Yong-ju’s bicycle to escape a fight, it sparks a connection that turns their lives upside-down.

In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect in her husband’s murder. Part mystery, part lyrical sci-fi tale with the backdrop of rising tides on the Mekong Delta, NUOC (Vietnamese for both water and country) unfolds slowly, like the ebb and flow of the tides where our characters reside. Director Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo will be in attendance for the first screening.

25


2014 FILM PROGRAM

THE PA BOYS

PARADISE IN SERVICE

PARTNERS IN CRIME

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN

NEW ZEALAND 2014 | ENGLISH, MAORI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 93M Director: Himiona Grace

TAIWAN 2014 | MANDARIN, TAIWANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 130M Director: Doze Niu Chen-Zer

TAIWAN 2014 | MANDARIN, TAIWANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 89M Director: Jung-chi Chang

30-OCT 8:00PM  DOL • 1-NOV  11:15 AM  DOL 9-NOV  5:30PM  KKM

31-OCT 6:30PM  DOL • 7-NOV  5:00PM  DOL

30-OCT 5:30PM  DOL • 2-NOV  6:00PM  DOL

1969, Taiwan. Pao is assigned to the Sea Dragon (ARB), an army unit with an intense reputation, stationed on the island of Kinmen, which is geographically close to mainland China. However, his unique assignment may seem more perilous than actually defending Taiwan from the communist, especially for a young man who is still a virgin. This is the latest film from the director of MONGA.

Three high school boys (Huang, Lin and Yeh) witness the death of classmate Hsia. This shocking image ties their fates together as they discover that there may be more than meets the eye in the apparent suicide of their former pretty classmate. They form a secret group to investigate the truth about her death. But the group soon deteriorates as secrets emerge about one another and they suspect whether they were mere witnesses or perhaps, perpetrators?

Wellington boys Danny, Cityboy and newcomer Tau decide to form a band and take the show on the road. With girlfriends Jo and Puti in tow, they set out to tour small town pubs with the aim of reaching the northern most tip of New Zealand. But when they make a pit stop at Tau’s ancestral home, they learn of a dark family secret that will deeply connect them and change all of their lives forever.

LGBT

DOC

LGBT

QUICK CHANGE

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES

DOCUMENTARIES

PHILIPPINES 2013 | TAGALOG W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 82M Director: Eduardo W. Roy Jr.

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 100M Director: Nancy D. Kates

4-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  9:00PM  DOL

5-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  12:15PM  DOL 9-NOV  3:00PM  KKM

Dorina believes she is a lady incarcerated inside a male body. She’s got herself a flourishing career, albeit in an illegal cosmetic surgery business. She is a mother figure to Hero, her eight year-old nephew. She acts as a devoted wife to Uno. Between her job and her family, Dorina feels that she is one lucky woman. Until Uno falls in love with another transgendered person.

26

From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. Sontag is arguably one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century.

REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS HAWAII PREMIERE

NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 94M Director: Andrew Lau, Andrew Loo

1-NOV 8:15PM  DOL • 5-NOV  8:30PM  DOL Co-directed by Andrew Lau (INFERNAL AFFAIRS) and produced by Martin Scorsese, this crime drama follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang, “The Green Dragons.” The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops.


2014 FILM PROGRAM

GALA

DOC

REVIVRE

RISE OF THE WAHINE

SAMURAI PIRATES

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

MADE IN HAWAII

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 89M Director: Kwon-Taek Im

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 90M Director: Dean Kaneshiro

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 125M Director: Kenichi Omori

7-NOV 6:30PM  DOL • 8-NOV  11:45AM DOL

3-NOV 7:00PM  HTC • 9-NOV  2:30PM  DOL

9-NOV 12:00PM  DOL

Mr. Oh works at a large cosmetics company. While his wife suffered from cancer for 4 years, Mr. Oh remained a devoted husband. At his wife’s funeral, his subordinates from work arrive to offer their condolences. Among them is a young woman named Eun-Joo, whom he has harbored a love for, even during his wife’s illness. REVIVRE is the latest from Korean master Im Kwon-taek, and is based on the award-winning novel by Kim Hoon.

This is the amazing story of the fire and perseverance that drove underdogs to birth Title IX and release untold opportunities to an entire generation. Centered around the University of Hawaii’s volleyball team, these women (and men) lit a profound desire for girls to have the same opportunities as men—in education, sports, and jobs. Women’s roles were about to change from “housewife” to educated-producer. Title IX was the door to get them there.

Kaede is a sprightly girl whose island town in the Seto Inland Sea is threatened by the abolition of a ferry route central to its survival. If discontinued, her family will lose their soy sauce factory and with it, their home. The crisis appears beyond solution, but Kaede won’t give up. When her dreams tell of the treasure that her ancestor is believed to have stashed away, she recruits three friends and resolves to uncover the four-hundred-year-old mystery.

The Hawaii Theatre screening will include a $3.00 additional HTC Restoration fee.

DOC

LGBT

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM

SAYANG DISAYANG

SELF MADE

SHUNNED

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

FILM FOR THOUGHT

DOCUMENTARIES

SINGAPORE 2013 | MALAY W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 70M Director: Sanif Olek

ISRAEL 2014 | HEBREW, ARABIC W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 89M Director: Shira Geffen

PHILIPPINES, UNITED STATES 2014 | TAGALOG W/ ENG SUBTITLES | 70M Director: Janice Villarosa

3-NOV 6:15PM  DOL • 6-NOV  4:15PM  DOL

8-NOV 6:30PM  DOL

2-NOV 6:00PM  DOL • 3-NOV  9:15PM  DOL

Sambal Goreng-a traditional dish in the Malay Archipelago-is the metaphor for the sizzle, simmer, spice and flavor of a household wherein resides a Tsunami survivor turned domestic helper who struggles to save her job and her bitter retired employer. Repetitive, yet lyrical in tone, this “cycle of daily life” is sprinkled with beautiful cinematography and enchanting music. SAYANG DISAYANG is Singapore's official foreign language entry for the 2015 Academy Awards. Director Sanif Olek will be in attendance for the first screening.

SELF MADE tells the story of two women -one Israeli, the other Palestinian- who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border. When a soldier’s mistake sends Michal to Nadine’s refugee camp and Nadine to Michal’s home in Jerusalem, the swap leads them to discover their hidden desires, inaccessible in their previous lives.

Beneath the pageant smile, sexy outfits, and colorful exterior lies the transsexuals’ day-to-day pain of achieving the ultimate goal — to be happy with themselves and be accepted. SHUNNED offers a glimpse of their struggles, battles with society, their love life, and transition to become a woman. A no holds barred look into the lives of different transsexuals (male to female), in the Philippines.

27


2014 FILM PROGRAM

SNOW ON THE BLADES

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 120M Director: Setsuro Wakamatsu

GERMANY 2014 | GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 107M Director: Dietrich Bruggemann

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 82M Director: Malindi Fickle

2-NOV 7:30PM  DOL • 5-NOV  6:00PM  DOL

4-NOV 8:15PM  DOL • 5-NOV  3:30PM  DOL

30-OCT 4:00PM  DOL

Edo. End of the Tokugawa Era. Bodyguard Kingo Shimura has been assigned to protect lord Naosuke at all costs. But when Naosuke is murdered during a blood soaked ambush, Kingo must pay the price. Forbidden to commit suicide, Kingo is ordered to find the remaining murderous ronin and take revenge. thirteen years later, there is only one ronin left, but it is now the Meiji Era and both the samurai and vengeance in the name of honor have been banished.

Maria is 14-years-old and her family is fundamentalist Catholic. Maria lives her everyday life in the modern world, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to follow him, to become a saint and go to heaven. So Maria goes through 14 stations, just like Jesus did, in order to reach her lofty goal. Not her family, nor even Christian, a boy she meets at school, can stop her.

Drug addiction’s collateral damage is laid bare when a former honor student, newly addicted to prescription pills, triggers a fast-moving chain of events that devastates her friends and threatens to tear her family apart. Jackie, desperate to get her next fix, lies to her father to get the money she needs. While she parties and waits for her cash, her parents race to save her in a clash that brings out cop cars, handcuffs and heartache.

A TEACHER’S DIARY

THERMAE ROMAE II

THIRD IS MY FIRST

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHOWCASE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

HAWAII PREMIERE SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES

THAILAND 2014 | THAI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M Director: Nithiwat Tharathorn

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 113M Director: Hideki Takeuchi

PHILIPPINES 2014 | TAGALOG W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M Director: Real Florido

30-OCT 6:30PM  DOL • 1-NOV  11:00 AM  DOL

1-NOV 6:15PM  DOL • 8-NOV  12:00PM  DOL 9-NOV  5:00PM  KKM

4-NOV 1:30PM  DOL

Song, a former athlete turned teacher, is sent to a rural school where there are only four students. He finds a diary from the previous teacher, Ann, and he becomes enamored by her when reading her entries chronicling her experiences. A year later, Ann returns and finds the same diary, but this time, with Song’s entries chronicling his year teaching…

28

The hilarious sequel to the smash hit THERMAE ROMAE (HIFF 2012) starts off in ancient Rome, where architect Lucius (Hiroshi Abe), at the top of his game, receives an order to construct a new thermae for gladiators to rest and recover from battle. Lucius, hitting a roadblock in the concept, goes through the time slip again where he travels to modern day Japan, and enlists the help from the “flatfaced” tribe that assisted him the first time.

Directed by Real Florido, the film revolves around a simple yet unconventional love story. Corazon (Nova Villa), a recently retired government employee, crosses paths again with her first love, Third (Freddie Webb), decades after their abrupt separation. The incident rekindles Corazon’s old feelings, and presents a way out of her already monotonous marriage to Alejandro (Dante Rivero).


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

TITLI

TOKYO TRIBE

TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR

HAWAII PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA

HIFF EXTREME

DOCUMENTARIES

INDIA 2014 | HINDI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 124M Director: Kanu Behl

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 116M Director: Sion Sono

INDIA 2014 | HINDI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 84M Director: Jimmy Goldblum, Adam Weber

3-NOV 5:30PM DOL • 6-NOV 3:00PM DOL

7-NOV 8:45PM  DOL • 8-NOV  6:45PM  DOL

9-NOV 11:45AM DOL

In the badlands of Delhi’s underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood, plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business. His schemes are thwarted by his unruly brothers, who marry him off against his will. But Titli finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, Neelu, who nurtures her own frustrated dreams. They form a strange, mutually exploitative pact to break the stranglehold of their family roots. But is escape the same as freedom?

Japan’s Sion Sono is back with a film unlike anything you’ve ever seen before: a yakuza/street-gang/hip-hop musical epic. In a futuristic, alternate-world Tokyo, the city is made up of ghetto slums and nightclub playgrounds where gangs of wayward youth rule the streets. The city is carved up into ‘hoods, and the crossing of territorial lines quickly leads to riots and rumbles. On the turf ruled by the savage yakuza Big Buppa, the simmering tension is about to boil over into all-out war.

When their land is sold to developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Kathputli Colony must find a way to unite -- or splinter apart forever. TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR is a feature length documentary about the last days of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi. Spanning three years, the film follows Puran the Puppeteer, Rahman the Magician, and Maya the Acrobat as they approach their looming eviction.

THE TORTURE CLUB

TRACK 143

THE TRIBE

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HIFF EXTREME

WORLD CINEMA

WORLD CINEMA

JAPAN 2013 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 97M Director: Kota Yoshida

IRAN 2014 | FARSI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 95M Director: Narges Abyar

UKRAINE 2014 | SIGN LANGUAGE, NO DIALOGUE, NO SUBTITLES | 130M Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

5-NOV 9:15PM  DOL • 8-NOV  9:15PM  DOL

1-NOV 12:30PM  DOL

1-NOV 2:45PM  DOL • 4-NOV  9:00PM  DOL

If there is one Japanese S&M lesbian high school movie to see, then it’s TORTURE CLUB. Yuzuki has been accepted into the prestigious all-girls’ St. Anesty Academy. On opening day, she is soon ushered to the basement, where she is enlisted to join the school’s sanctioned “torture club,” run by club manager Yuri Kobashi. Yuzuki recoils at the thought until she meets member Aoi Funaki, a stunning senior, and she is immediately smitten.

Olfat lives in a rural village with her son and daughter. When her beloved son disappears during the war, she waits in hope for his return, even as the years begin to pass by. Set during Iran’s sacred defense or better known in the west as the Iran-Iraq War, which took place from 1980 through 1988. The latest film from award-winning Persian author Narges Abyar and is based on her own novel, THE THIRD EYE.

Sergey enters a boarding school for the deaf and mute. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the school’s criminal organization – the tribe-headed by the King. By taking part in several robberies, Sergey moves up in the organization. Then he meets one of King’s concubines Anna and breaks the tribe’s unwritten rule. Daring and engrossing, THE TRIBE has no dialogue and no subtitles, challenging the viewer through a unique viewing experience.

LGBT

29


2014 FILM PROGRAM

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

UTU REDUX

UZUMASA LIMELIGHT

HAWAII PREMIERE

RETURN ENGAGEMENT

HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

BELGIUM 2014 | FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 95M Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne

NEW ZEALAND 1984 | ENGLISH | 104M Director: Geoff Murphy

JAPAN 2013 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 103M Director: Ken Ochiai

5-NOV 6:00PM  DOL • 7-NOV  6:00PM  KKM

5-NOV 8:00PM  DOL

After taking a leave of absence for health reasons, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) is soon to return to work when she finds out that her position will be cut. The only way to save her job is to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses, and she has just one weekend to do it. The usually glamorous Cotillard melts into the film as a working class mother, in another superb social drama from Cannes winners the Dardenne Brothers.

In 1983, director Geoff Murphy stormed out of the scrub of the nascent Kiwi film industry with a quadruple-barreled shotgun take on the great New Zealand colonial epic. The NZ Wars-set tale of a Maori leader (Anzac Wallace) and his bloody path to redress ‘imbalance’, was the second NZ film officially selected for Cannes. This redux version — led by cinematographer Graeme Cowley, with Murphy and editor Mike Horton — is UTU “enhanced and restored.”

31-OCT 6:00PM  DOL •4-NOV  3:45PM  DOL 8-NOV  1:00PM  KKM A professional extra named Kamiyama (real-life kirareyaku Seizo Fukumoto) has devoted 50 years of his life as a kirare-yaku in samurai films produced at Kyoto’s Uzumasa studios. A master of the art, he lives to die — or more exactly “to be cut” — and show a spectacular death on screen. When the studios decide to discontinue chanbara productions, Kamiyama is at a loss until one day a young actress enters his life and soon becomes his disciple.

DOC

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING

WE ARE BROTHERS

WE ARE THE GIANT

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON KOREA

FILM FOR THOUGHT

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

SOUTH KOREA 2014 | KOREAN W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M Director: Jang Jin

UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM 2014 | ENGLISH, ARABIC W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 90M Director: Greg Barker

NEW ZEALAND 2014 | ENGLISH | 86M Director: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

4-NOV 5:30PM DOL • 9-NOV 2:00PM DOL

2-NOV 3:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV  2:00PM  DOL 8-NOV  5:45PM  KKM

Two brothers who parted in an orphanage reunite after 30 years, but right after their reunion their mother suddenly disappears. Sang-Yun and Ha-Yun team up and get on the road to find their mother. During the road trip they realize how different they are from the way they talk, to their fashion style, and occupation. Will they end up finding their mother and their lost brotherhood? The latest heartfelt comedy from star director Jang Jin.

30

Since late 2010, more than a dozen nations have experienced popular uprisings that have collectively been called the Arab Spring. Protests, buoyed by predominately young participants and social-media organizing, have exposed repression and led to regime changes. What does it mean to take part in a collective action that has the potential to unseat dictators? Powerful, tragic and yet ultimately inspiring, the stories of three pairs of activists from three nations offer hope against seemingly impossible odds.

31-OCT 8:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV  8:45PM  DOL Two films for the price of one! The first screening will be presented as a special Halloween double feature with HOUSEBOUND. Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) are three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacleslike being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, and not being able to see their reflection, modern society has its’ struggles. Like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.


2014 FILM PROGRAM

DOC

WHERE I AM KING

WINNING GIRL

WOOD JOB!

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

PHILIPPINES 2014 | TAGALOG W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 90M Director: Carlos Siguion-Reyna

UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 69M Director: Kimberlee Bassford

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 116M Director: Shinobu Yaguchi

8-NOV 5:00PM  DOL • 9-NOV  11:30 AM  DOL

2-NOV 5:15PM  DOL • 8-NOV  12:30PM  KKM

Ricardo (Robert Arevalo) is an arrogant self-made tycoon who has well and truly forgotten his humble beginnings. But years of high living and a series of poor financial decisions have caused his fortune to dwindle to practically nothing. One of the few properties he still owns is Tondo, the tenement he grew up in — and so, he moves back into the crumbling apartment block he left behind. Vibrant, funny, and doggedly optimistic, WHERE I AM KING mixes fish-out-of-water comedy with serious questions about what we owe to the society we live in.

Teshya Alo is 16-years-old and 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws women twice her age and pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now, she has her sights set on taking gold at both the 2013 judo and wrestling world championships. If she does, she’d be the first and youngest person ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year. But it won’t be easy.

2-NOV 12:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV  6:00PM  DOL 7-NOV  5:30PM  KKM

Screens With:

AIN’T NO HO IN ME

After failing his university entrance exams, Yuki Hirano decides to enter a one-year forestry program, prompted by a brochure with a cute girl on the cover. He winds up in Kamusari, a backwater village nestled deep in the mountains, far beyond civilization and mobile phone coverage. There, he meets Iida, a combination of mountain boy scout, dreamboat, and wildman. Alongside Iida, Yuki finds himself embracing the dream of forging a fresh green life--and finding the girl from the brochure.

Director: Jay Hubert

DOC

THE WORLD OF KANAKO

YASMINE

A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

JAPAN 2014 | JAPANESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 118M Director: Tetsuya Nakashima

BRUNEI 2013 | MALAY W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 105M Director: Siti Kamaluddin

FRANCE 2013 | FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 84M

8-NOV 7:15PM DOL • 9-NOV 4:30PM DOL

1-NOV 8:30PM  DOL • 2-NOV  2:15PM  DOL 8-NOV  3:00PM  KKM

Japanese screen icon Koji Yakusho gives a ferocious performance as Akikazu Fujishima, a hot-tempered brute who was kicked off the force after assaulting his wife's lover. Years later, his downward spiral is interrupted when his ex informs him that their seventeen-year-old daughter Kanako has gone missing. Based on the best-selling novel by Akio Fukamachi, Tetsuya Nakashima’s (KAMIKAZE GIRLS, CONFESSIONS) dark icy revenge thriller will truly have you on the edge of your seat!

Yasmine is tired of being in an underdog Silat club, and the boy of her dreams, Adi has hooked up with her longtime rival. She decides to take matters into her own hands and start leading the team. At first, her secret activities are well hidden. However, when her father eventually finds out, he decides once and for all to save Yasmine from what he believes to be her downfall. YASMINE is Brunei’s first film in over 50 years. Director Siti Kamaluddin will be in attendance for the first screening.

30-OCT 8:30PM  DOL • 4-NOV  1:00PM  DOL Wine importer Martine Saunier tours six Champagne makers to see how they make their product, from small independent producers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger. 2012 threatened to be ‘the year of all our fears.’ But Champagne is not just the product of a specific year and its weather. Pull back the curtain and see how the people of a cold, tough land with a grim history triumph in producing the drink of joy, seduction and celebration.

31


SHORTS PROGRAMS

ANIMATION GROUND CONTROL Animaton is king in this eclectic program of shorts from around the globe, ranging from a student animation from Korea to the latest from Pixar.

9-NOV 4:15PM  DOL LAVA DIRECTOR: James Ford Murphy

STICKY DIRECTOR: Jilli Rose

HUMANEXUS DIRECTOR: Ying-Fang Shen

THE BIGGER PICTURE DIRECTOR: Daisy Jacobs

THE CHAPERONE DIRECTOR: Fraser Munden

CYCLOID DIRECTOR: Tomoki Kurogi

SEBASTIAN DIRECTOR: Vlad Marsavin

PENGUIN SUICIDES DIRECTOR: Heri Yoo, Seungha Na

SPEED DATING DIRECTOR: Meghann Artes

32

DARK WAVE

These shorts explore the dark corners of the mind, phasing in and out of the netherworld and realms where things go bump at the night.

31-OCT 8:30PM  DOL NIGHTHAWKS DIRECTOR: Gianpaolo Lupori

THE KEEPER DIRECTOR: Dylan Pharazyn

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER ZOMBIE DIRECTOR: David Leclercq

PARTY CRASHER DIRECTOR: Jason K. Lau

DOPPLEGANGER DIRECTOR: Ting-Hang Hsieh

BAKERMAN & THE BUNNYMEN DIRECTOR: Scout Raskin

THE GARDEN DIRECTOR: Evan LaMagna

ALL THE PAIN IN THE WORLD DIRECTOR: Tommaso Pitta

LOVE IN SMALL CORNERS

Little tales of love. Be it romantic or filial, love is an insurmountable force that binds us all as human beings existing in all corners of our lives.

8-NOV 1:45PM  DOL MARKET HOURS DIRECTOR: Jon Goldman

MANICURE DIRECTOR: Stephanie Ahn

WOMAN IN FRAGMENTS DIRECTOR: Quan Zhou

MISTRESS DIRECTOR: Anja Murmann

LAKE DIRECTOR: Asuka Sylvie

TASTE IN GUYS DIRECTOR: Michelle Yu

CAN & SULO-CHAN DIRECTOR: Mitsuyo Miyazaki

TURNING POINT

Exploring the Bildungsroman (coming-ofage), where protagonists are at the cusp of adulthood, usually crossing over by a life-changing decision.

30-OCT 5:30PM DOL THE BUSY YOUNG PSYCHIC DIRECTOR: Ho-Yu Chen

ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE DIRECTOR: Cory Bowles

MY DREAM, GRECO-ROMAN DIRECTOR: Bongkeun Kwon

A BETTER TOMORROW DIRECTOR: Mitsuyo Miyazaki

THE AMBER AMULET DIRECTOR: Matthew Moore


SHORTS PROGRAMS

FREE

ACM AND SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY NIGHT 6-NOV 6:00PM  DOL

MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS

DIRECTOR: Grace Lim

From dueling lei-stand aunties, to traditional Hawaiian legends, to cosmic forces that bring disparate individuals together, this year’s MADE IN HAWAII shorts program is broad in spectrum, ranging from feel good to darkly fantastical.

AIR BALLOON

2-NOV 1:30PM  DOL 7-NOV  8:00PM  KKM

NEVERLAND DIRECTOR: Zhang Ye

FISH IN WATER

DIRECTOR: Sun Zi’ang

THE LEI MAKERS LEAHI

DIRECTOR: Allison Kennedy

DIRECTOR: Robert Chuck

PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS

A snapshot of the latest shorts from the first peoples of the Pacific, ranging from honoring ancestors, owning your kuleana, finding one’s voice, and escaping the ghosts of the past.

DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

DIRECTOR: Shi Renfei

THE FISHING CLUB BICYCLE

DIRECTOR: David Rosen

DIRECTOR: Jake Nowicki

LĀHAINĀ NOON SHANGHAI LIGHTS: RED AND BLUE DIRECTOR: Zhou Chujun, Gabrielle Faaiuaso

WINTER FOR THE MAY QUEEN

DIRECTOR: Chris Kahunahana

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Bresnan

THE CORALAX

DIRECTOR: Poata Eruera

HIHI’O PUMANAWA: THE GIFT DIRECTOR: Poata Eruera

DIRECTOR: Ari Bernstein

CADENCE

KA HO’INA

LIHAU'S JOURNEY THE NOODLE HOUSE

8-NOV 10:00 AM  DOL

LIFE LINE

DIRECTOR: Serge Marcil DIRECTOR: Walter Dods

Our annual showcase of Hawaii's future filmmakers!

7-NOV 8:00PM  DOL 9-NOV  12:00PM  KKM

KAHEA DAY PASS

STUDENT SHOWCASE

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE DIRECTOR: Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson

MA DIRECTOR: Nikki Si’ulepa

DIRECTOR: Talissa Wright

DIRECTOR: Kawelo Higashino, Kaya Goosby, Taylor Redman, Troy Lau

THE FLOWER GIRL DIRECTOR: Jasmine Berndt

EATING DISORDERS DIRECTOR: Danielle Woo

HIKI NO: T-SHIRT THEATRE DIRECTOR: Antoine Vuong

THE HEART OF CHINATOWN DIRECTOR: Lani Felicitas

MACBETH’S DAGGER DIRECTOR: Joseph Chang

DIRECTOR: Paisley Mares

MAUI’S AXIS DEER: EXPLORING SOLUTIONS TO A GROWING PROBLEM

TRAMMEL NETS

DIRECTOR: Anthony Romero, Bernardo Buenrostro, Jacob Harris

DIRECTOR: Chen Tao

DELETE DIRECTOR: Reynolds Lee

N. KING DIRECTOR: Kali Kasashima

THE LITTLE THINGS DIRECTOR: Andromeda King, Anya Carroll, Kaua Zabala-Moore, and Caitlin Alvior

THE SLED CHALLENGE OF PELE AND KAHAWALI DIRECTOR: Nader Shehata

33


HIFF EDUCATION

34


ACM & SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY NIGHT

ACM & SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY NIGHT

ACM & SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY NIGHT

ACM & SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY NIGHT

Annual showcase of UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media and Shanghai University student films, now combined into one program!

Annual showcase of UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media and Shanghai University student films, now combined into one program!

Annual showcase of UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media and Shanghai University student films, now combined into one program!

Annual showcase of UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media and Shanghai University student films, now combined into one program!

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

LITTLE GIRL’S WAR CRY DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

GRANDMA’S LULLABY DIRECTOR: Xie Yu

GRANDMA’S LULLABY DIRECTOR: Xie Yu

GRANDMA’S LULLABY DIRECTOR: Xie Yu

GRANDMA’S LULLABY DIRECTOR: Xie Yu

BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE DIRECTOR: Sherwin Acidera

BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE DIRECTOR: Sherwin Acidera

BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE DIRECTOR: Sherwin Acidera

BLUEPRINTS FOR LIFE DIRECTOR: Sherwin Acidera

NO MORE ALOHA DIRECTOR: Alexander Bocchieri

NO MORE ALOHA DIRECTOR: Alexander Bocchieri

NO MORE ALOHA DIRECTOR: Alexander Bocchieri

NO MORE ALOHA DIRECTOR: Alexander Bocchieri

CIRCLE DIRECTOR: Su Dongquing

CIRCLE DIRECTOR: Su Dongquing

CIRCLE DIRECTOR: Su Dongquing

CIRCLE DIRECTOR: Su Dongquing

RIGHT TIME DIRECTOR: Zhang Ye

RIGHT TIME DIRECTOR: Zhang Ye

RIGHT TIME DIRECTOR: Zhang Ye

RIGHT TIME DIRECTOR: Zhang Ye

A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD DIRECTOR: Channing Lee

A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD DIRECTOR: Channing Lee

A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD DIRECTOR: Channing Lee

A FRAUD IN THE FRAUD DIRECTOR: Channing Lee

SO I DECIDED DIRECTOR: Marie Iwasaki

SO I DECIDED DIRECTOR: Marie Iwasaki

SO I DECIDED DIRECTOR: Marie Iwasaki

SO I DECIDED DIRECTOR: Marie Iwasaki

KOA OHANA DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

KOA OHANA DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

KOA OHANA DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

KOA OHANA DIRECTOR: Erin Lau

TOOTH FAIRY DIRECTOR: Jingjing Mao

TOOTH FAIRY DIRECTOR: Jingjing Mao

TOOTH FAIRY DIRECTOR: Jingjing Mao

TOOTH FAIRY DIRECTOR: Jingjing Mao

NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS DIRECTOR: Krystal Javier

NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS DIRECTOR: Krystal Javier

NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS DIRECTOR: Krystal Javier

NOT UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS DIRECTOR: Krystal Javier

10/17 6:00PM DOL

10/17 6:00PM DOL

10/17 6:00PM DOL

10/17 6:00PM DOL


EUROCINEMA HAWAII

BELOVED SISTERS

THE BLUE ROOM

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

GERMANY 2014 | GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 138M Director: Dominik Graf

FRANCE 2014 | FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 76M Director: Mathieu Amalric

FRANCE, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND 2014 | ENGLISH | 124M Director: Olivier Assayas

31-OCT 6:30PM DOL 1-NOV 11:00AM DOL

1-NOV 9:30PM DOL 9-NOV 2:00PM DOL

3-NOV 8:30PM DOL 4-NOV 3:30PM DOL

1788 in Rudolstadt, a small provincial town in Germany. The beautiful Caroline von Beulwitz is unhappily married, longing for love and life. Charlotte von Lengefeld, her shy sister, dreams of finding a husband. The two are a heart and soul, until HE enters their lives: Friedrich Schiller, the man who wrote “The Robbers”, an overnight sensation, the espouser of proto-revolutionary republican ideals. Through the hot summer the two women compete for the same man.

THE BLUE ROOM begins with a series of lushly romantic, semierotic scenes, introducing salesman Julien and his mistress, Esther, as they make love while the world goes on outside. But their intense trysts are soon interrupted by the questions of an examining magistrate as the story jumps ahead in time to show Julien under arrest. This deconstructed romantic crime thriller mysteriously unfolds as the courthouse drama and the past events of the two lovers becomes clear.

At the peak of her career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, a young girl who disarms and drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of Helena. Maria departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in the remote Alpine town of Sils Maria.

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM

HUMAN CAPITAL HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII ITALY 2013 | ITALIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 116M Director: Paolo Virzi

6-NOV 8:15PM DOL 8-NOV 2:30PM DOL HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-todo Bernaschi family, will unexpectedly intertwine with the Rovellis, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life. Paolo Virzi’s taut character study deconstructs the linear narrative, presenting a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism.

38

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII NORWAY 2014 | ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN, SWEDISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 118M

2-NOV 8:00PM DOL 5-NOV 8:15PM DOL Norway, winter. Hard-working Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) drives the powerful snow plough that keeps open the roads of the frozen landscape where he lives. He’s just been named citizen of the year for his efforts when he receives news that his son has died of an overdose. Refusing to believe the official version of his death, he begins a covert search for the boy's murderers. A surprising turn of events causes him to become a feared underworld hero – one whose identity nobody knows.

MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE EUROCINEMA HAWAII

ITALY 1964 | ITALIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 102M Director: Vittorio De Sica

2-NOV 4:00PM DOL Vittorio De Sica’s MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE, features Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in an emblematic portrait of Italian society, as two lovers who meet during WWII and for the next 22 years, dance around the fate of marriage, even when other obstacles and people get in the way, in a personification of Neapolitan culture. EuroCinema Hawaii and HIFF are proud to present the 4k digital restoration of this Italian classic. Discussion with Dr. Barry Sabath from the American Film Institute to follow film.


EUROCINEMA HAWAII

MR. TURNER

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

EUROCINEMA HAWAII

UNITED KINGDOM 2014 | ENGLISH | 149M Director: Mike Leigh

GERMANY 2014 | GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 107M Director: Dietrich Bruggemann

BELGIUM 2014 | FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 95M Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne

7-NOV 8:00PM DOL

4-NOV 8:15PM DOL 5-NOV 3:30PM DOL

5-NOV 6:00PM DOL 7-NOV 6:00PM KKM

Maria is 14 years old and her family is fundamentalist Catholic. Maria lives her everyday life in the modern world, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to follow him, to become a saint and go to heaven. So Maria goes through 14 stations, just like Jesus did, in order to reach her lofty goal. Not her family, nor even Christian, a boy she meets at school, can stop her.

After taking a leave of absence for health reasons, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) is soon to return to work when she finds out that her position will be cut. The only way to save her job is to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses, and she has just one weekend to do it. The usually glamorous Cotillard melts into the film as a working class mother, in another superb social drama from Cannes winners the Dardenne Brothers.

MR. TURNER (brilliantly portrayed by Timothy Spall) explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Living a life full of abundance, Turner’s provocative and opulent life was full of controversy, as he was both celebrated and reviled by the public and the aristocracy. His eccentricities, however, paved a body of work that was incomparable.

DOC

LGBT

A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE HAWAII PREMIERE

EUROCINEMA HAWAII FRANCE 2013 | FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 84M

30-OCT 8:30PM DOL 4-NOV 1:00PM DOL Wine importer Martine Saunier tours six Champagne makers to see how they make their product, from small independent producers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger. 2012 threatened to be ‘the year of all our fears.’ But Champagne is not just the product of a specific year and its weather. Pull back the curtain and see how the people of a cold, tough land with a grim history triumph in producing the drink of joy, seduction and celebration.

CENTERPIECE PRESENTATION

THE IMITATION GAME HAWAII PREMIERE

CENTERPIECE FILM EUROCINEMA HAWAII UNITED KINGDOM 2013 | ENGLISH | 113M Director: Morten Tyldum

5-NOV 8:00PM DOL 9-NOV 5:00PM DOL

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch (in an awards worthy performance) stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

39


SPECIAL EVENTS

FREE

FREE FREE

SPECIAL EVENT

WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD CINEMA: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA HALLOWEEN SCREENING PRESENTED BY WARD VILLAGE AND HIFF

FRIDAY OCT 31 / 6:00PM / WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD / FREE Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, invites some of the world’s most famous monsters to celebrate his daughter's 118th birthday. But, his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to her. This free Halloween screening is perfect for the entire family, with costume contests, trick or treating, and free giveaways of the film on DVD!

FREE

SPECIAL EVENT

WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD CINEMA: LAVA – A SNEAK PEEK & MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY KUANA TORRES KAHELE & NAPUA GREGG

PRESENTED BY WARD VILLAGE, HIFF, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION, AND PIXAR

FRIDAY NOV 7 / 6:00PM / WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD / FREE Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story between two volcanoes spans that millions of years. With voice acting and music by Na Hoku Hanohano awardees Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Gregg, come to this free screening with live music, a presentation with the director and producer of LAVA as they discuss the influences of Hawaii in Pixar’s latest love story.

DOC

SPECIAL EVENT

SPECIAL EVENT

PRESENTED BY THE VILCEK FOUNDATION, WARD VILLAGE, AND HIFF

PRESENTED BY CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION

WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD CINEMA: MUDBLOODS SCREENING MONDAY NOVEMBER 3 / 6:00PM / WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD / FREE

LĀHAINĀ NOON: SCREENING AND MUSICAL EVENT UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 22M Director: Chris Kahunahana

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7 / 7:30PM / 8:00PM / KAKA’AKO AGORA Bring your own broom and join us for a special FREE screening of MUDBLOODS! Though it originated as a fictional sport in the Harry Potter universe, Quidditch has become a real-life sport thanks to enthusiasts. Farzad Sangari's documentary MUDBLOODS follows a collegiate Quidditch team who travel from UCLA to New York to compete in the 5th annual Quidditch World Cup, where teams from across the country convene to compete for the ultimate showdown. Director Farzad Sangari will be in attendance for a special post-screening Q&A.

Join us for a special screening of Chris Kahunahana’s LĀHAINĀ NOON featuring a special live music event with local artists and music from the film. LĀHAINĀ NOON interweaves three separate short stories that occur during the yearly tropical solar phenomenon. This sneak peek, written and directed by Sundance Native Lab fellow Chris Kahunahana, is more than a screening — it’s a visual and aural experience, with live music accompaniment and performances by some of Honolulu’s top coolest denizens.

43


2014 NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS PROGRAM

NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS PROGRAM PRESENTED BY THE VILCEK FOUNDATION Presented by the Vilcek Foundation, the mission of New American Filmmakers program is to highlight the contributions of gifted immigrant filmmakers to contemporary American cinema. In 2014, the eighth annual New American Filmmakers program will highlight the work of six talented, cutting-edge foreign-born artists, and will include a master class with one featured filmmaker selected from the group. All of six featured filmmakers will be in attendance at the Festival for their film screenings to participate in post-screening Q&A sessions. Several selected filmmakers from the group will also participate in HIFF’s Guest Filmmaker Program, a special program that brings filmmakers from around the globe into local k-12 classrooms to speak with students about filmmaking.

2014 FILMS

NAF FEATURE FILM Coming Soon, HIFF will be announcing a sixth feature film as part of the New Frontiers Program. This film will feature a star filmmaker, who will be in attendance for the screening and hold a special post-screening discussion. Stay tuned to www.hiff.org for details.

MASTER CLASS

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT HAWAII PREMIERE UNITED STATES 2014 | FARSI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 100M DIRECTOR: Ana Lily Amirpour

1-NOV 9:15PM DOL • 7-NOV 5:45PM DOL

MUDBLOODS HAWAII PREMIERE UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 89M DIRECTOR: Farzad Sangari

3-NOV 6:00PM IBM • 8-NOV3:30PM KKM Full Synopsis on Page 25.

The Master Class will focus on the career, body of work, and role of the NAF Feature Filmmaker in the NAF Feature Film, to be announced soon. This is truly an exciting and unique event not to be missed.

Full Synopsis on Page 18.

DIFRET

MAN FROM RENO

NUOC 2030

HAWAII PREMIERE ETHIOPIA, UNITED STATES 2014 | AMHARIC W/ ENG SUBTITLES | 99M DIRECTOR: Zeresenay Mehari

HAWAII PREMIERE UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 111M DIRECTOR: Dave Boyle

UNITED STATES PREMIERE VIETNAM 2014 | VIETNAMESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 98M DIRECTOR: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo

1-NOV 1:30PM DOL • 2-NOV 11:45 AM DOL

31-OCT 9:15PM DOL • 4-NOV 8:00PM DOL 9-NOV 7:30PM KKM

31-OCT 6:00PM DOL • 4-NOV 4:00PM DOL

Full Synopsis on Page 18.

Full Synopsis on Page 25. Full Synopsis on Page 23.

44


2014 NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS PROGRAM

2014 NEW AMERICAN FILMMAKERS 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.

NAF FEATURE FILMMAKER The NAF Feature Filmmaker will be an established and notable film industry professional who has made a significant contribution to American cinema. The Feature Filmmaker will host a one-ofa-kind Master Class after a special screening of a film from their body of work. HIFF will be announcing the Feature Filmmaker soon, stay tuned to www.hiff. org for more information.

ANA LILY AMIRPOUR Ana Lily Amirpour made her first film at age 12, a horror movie starring guests of a slumber party. She has a varied background in the arts including painting and sculpting. Her debut feature film, the Iranian Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Originally from the United Kingdom, Ana Lily resides in Los Angeles.

AYAKO FUJITANI Ayako Fujitani was born and raised in Japan and resides in Los Angeles. Making her debut at the age of 13, Ayako has been a popular actress in Japan for over a decade. She has also contributed essays and short stories to various publications, with her first novel adapted into the film SHIKI-JITSU, directed by Hideaki Anno. Dave Boyle’s MAN FROM RENO is her latest starring role.

ZERESENAY BERHANE MEHARI Zeresenay Berhane Mehari is an awardwinning writer/director with more than a decade of experience making films. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Mehari moved to the U.S. to attend film school. He founded Haile-Addis Pictures in 2010 to produce his first narrative feature film, DIFRET, which won the Audience Awards at Sundance and Berlin International Film Festivals in 2014.

MINH NGUYEN-VO Minh Nguyen-Vo grew up in a small town in Vietnam during the war. To get away from the atrocities, he escaped into the one-room movie theater in town that his parents managed. He moved to France to study on a scholarship, then continued in the US and obtained a PhD in physics from UCLA. After years of research in acoustics and optics, he came back to cinema. NUOC 2030 is his second feature film.

FARZAD SANGARI Farzad Sangari is a filmmaker originally from Iran. Prior to making films Farzad studied both Literature and Film and worked in Education. MUDBLOODS is his first feature documentary. He currently resides in California.

45


NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

EXPANDING BOUNDARIES OF ART & MEDIA IN ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES PRESENTED BY THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, DORIS DUKE FOUNDATION FOR ISLAMIC ART AND SHANGRI LA, A CENTER FOR ISLAMIC ARTS AND CULTURES. The 2014 NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM is multi-platform cultural and education Program focused on exploring diverse global Islamic communities through media arts.This exciting new program is comprised of film screenings, education programs, and a media arts exhibit featuring contemporary, cuttingedge filmmakers and artists from the Islamic world.

FREE PANEL DISCUSSIONS

MEDIA ARTS EXHIBITION

ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES ON SCREEN: IDENTITY AND PLACE

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 9 OUR KAKA’AKO, COOKE STREET

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL This dynamic panel discussion will feature six participating filmmakers from the New Frontiers Program: Desiree Akhavan (APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) from New York, Siti Kamaluddin (YASMINE) from Brunei, Cherien Dabis (MAY IN THE SUMMER) from Los Angeles, Sanif Olek (SAYANG DISAYANG) from Singapore, and M. Raihan Halim (BANTING) from Singapore. The panel will focus on the filmmakers’ work and an exploration and negotiation of identity and place in contemporary Islamic communities as a filmmaker in the 21st century. The panel will be moderated by HIFF Director of Programming Anderson Le.

NEW FRONTIERS: ART, MEDIA, AND ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 3:00PM – 4:00PM KAKA’AKO AGORA This exciting roundtable discussion will feature three dynamic media artists participating in the New Frontiers Program portion of the Chain of Fire exhibition copresented by HIFF and the Honolulu Biennial Foundation. The highlighted artists are: Hasan Elahi from Maryland, Arahmaiani from Indonesia, and Sama Alshaibi from Arizona. The roundtable discussion will focus on their work, and negotiating identity as a contemporary media artist. The discussion will be moderated by Chain of Fire curator KJ Baysa.

Launching on October 30th and running until November 9th, the New Frontiers Program media arts exhibition will feature three cutting edge artists from the Islamic world, Hasan Elahi, Sama Alshaibi, and Arahmaiani. Their work will be displayed as part of the Chain of Fire exhibition copresented by HIFF and the Honolulu Biennial Foundation. The exhibition will be open daily during the Festival.

UNITED STATES PREMIERE SINGAPORE 2013 | MALAY W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 70M DIRECTOR: Sanif Olek

3-NOV 6:15PM DOL 6-NOV 4:15PM DOL Synopsis on Page 27.

YASMINE UNITED STATES PREMIERE

BRUNEI 2013 | MALAY W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 105M

FILM PROGRAM APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR HAWAII PREMIERE UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 90M DIRECTOR: Desiree Akhavan

31-OCT 6:15PM DOL 2-NOV 12:00PM DOL Synopsis on Page 14.

BANTING UNITED STATES PREMIERE SINGAPORE 2014 | ENGLISH, MALAY W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 110M DIRECTOR: M. Raihan Halim

2-NOV 4:45PM DOL 4-NOV 3:00PM DOL Synopsis on Page 15.

MAY IN THE SUMMER HAWAII PREMIERE QATAR, LEBANON, UNITED STATES, JORDAN 2013 | ENGLISH | 101M DIRECTOR: Cherien Dabis

2-NOV 7:30PM DOL 5-NOV 8:30PM DOL Synopsis on Page 24.

46

SAYANG DISAYANG

DIRECTOR: Siti Kamaluddin

1-NOV 8:30PM DOL 2-NOV 2:15PM DOL 8-NOV 3:00PM KKM Synopsis on Page 31.

40 DAYS OF SILENCE HAWAII PREMIERE UZBEKISTAN, TAJIKISTAN, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, FRANCE 2014 | TADJIK W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 88M DIRECTOR: Saodat Ismailova

3-NOV 8:00PM DOL * 7-NOV 4:00PM DOL Synopsis on page 14.


NEW FRONTIERS PROGRAM

FEATURED FILMMAKERS & ARTISTS

DESIREE AKHAVAN

SITI KAMALUDDIN

Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is the writer/ director/star of APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She is also the cocreator and star of the critically acclaimed web series THE SLOPE, a comedy that follows a pair of superficial, homophobic lesbians in love.  Desiree was featured as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” and will appear on the next season of GIRLS. 

Siti Kamaluddin has had a wealth of experience onscreen and behind the scenes. She began her career as a writer and TV host in Brunei Darussalam for the youth-oriented show ORANGE ROOM which she both hosted and wrote. She also hosted the music reality show PASSPORT 2 FAME. She set up Origin Artistic Management a leading production company in Brunei. YASMINE is her first feature length film.

CHERIEN DABIS

SANIF OLEK

Cherien Dabis began her career on the writing staff of Showtime’s THE L WORD before going on to make her directorial debut with AMREEKA (2009). AMREEKA premiered at Sundance and won the prestigious IFFC Award in the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. Dabis is the recipient of dozens of grants and fellowships including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2012), and USA Rockefeller Fellowship (2010). MAY IN THE SUMMER is her second feature.

Sanif Olek is one of the most accomplished and versatile television and film director from Singapore. Since 1996 Sanif received multiple awards in directing for his highly-rated television work. His short films have been screened and won awards, including a NETPAC prize, at international film festivals. National arts bodies regularly commissioned him to create content at their respective events. SAYANG DISAYANG is his debut feature film.

M. RAIHAN HALIM

SAODAT ISMAILOVA

Often calling himself a “part-time scriptwriter, fulltime storyteller” M. Raihan Halim is best known for his awardwinning Singapore television dramas. Halim’s tele-movie BIG TIME IN LITTLE STREET was nominated in 2010 Asian Television Awards. He won yet another Best Special Drama award for his tele-movie MR PERFECT in 2013. BANTING is his debut film, and he is working on his second film set to roll out in 2014.

Born in Uzbekistan, Saodat Ismailova studied filmmaking at Tashkent State Art Institute, and then joined the cinema department of Fabrica in Italy where she directed her first film ARAL, FISHING IN AN INVISIBLE SEA (2004). Saodat also has her own company, Map Production, in Tashkent.

SAMA ALSHAIBI Multi-media artist Sama Alshaibi (b. Iraq, 1973) artworks engage the aftermath of war/exile and the competition for resources and power. Exhibitions include the 55th Venice Biennial, 2014 FotoFest International Biennial (Houston), MoMA (NYC), and Arab World Institute (Paris). Her monograph Sand Rushes In (Aperture Press) will be released March, 2015. She is an Associate Professor/Chair of Photography/Video at University of Arizona.

ARAHMAIANI ARAHMAIANI is one of the leading figures in the contemporary art scene in Indonesia, working in performance, painting, drawing, installation, video, poetry, dance and music. Her work has grappled with contemporary politics, violence, critique of capital, the female body and in recent years, her own identity, which although Muslim, still mediates between Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and animist beliefs.

HASAN ELAHI Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented in numerous exhibitions throughout the world. He has spoken about his work to a range of audiences, including the Tate Modern, TED Global, and the World Economic Forum. His work on surveillance, technology, and citizenship is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, and appeared on The Colbert Report.

47


FILM FOR THOUGHT | FILMMAKER IN FOCUS

FILM FOR THOUGHT: BRIDGING CULTURES PRESENTED BY THE HAWAI’I COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

Film For Thought is a special program presented in partnership with the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities designed to inspire critical discourse and community dialogue through the medium of film. The fifth annual Film For Thought program will feature four films, focused on the theme ‘Bridging Cultures’. The first screening of each film will be followed by a special post-screening scholar led discussion, while a companion booklet containing essays on all four films will be provided to audience members at all FFT screenings.

FILM FOR THOUGHT SCREENINGS: AIM HIGH IN CREATION! SCHOLAR-LED DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING NOVEMBER 4  6:00PM  DOL NOVEMBER 5  3:30PM  DOL See page 23 for film details.

MACONDO

FILMMAKER IN FOCUS: DIAO YI’NAN

PRESENTED BY THE UCLA CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HALEKULANI, AFI FEST PRESENTED BY AUDI, FILM AT REDCAT, POMONA COLLEGE, UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE IN LOS ANGELES; FREER AND SACKLER GALLERIES OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION IN WASHINGTON DC

Diao Yinan is a leading figure in China’s avant-garde theater, and has also written numerous screenplays. He graduated with a degree in literature and screenwriting from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. His avant-garde plays include: A FASTRUNNER OR NOWHERE TO HIDE, PAVEL KORCHIGAN, and COMRADE AH Q. His screenplays for other directors include: SPICY LOVE SOUP, SHOWER, ALL THE WAY and ETERNAL MOMENT. As an actor, he starred in Yu Likwai’s independent feature ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He wrote and directed his debut feature UNIFORM in 2003; the film went on to win the Dragons & Tigers Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was released in several countries. He wrote and directed his second feature, NIGHT TRAIN in 2007; it premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival the same year, winning critical acclaim for its minimalist style and it secured distribution throughout Europe. In 2014 he wrote and directed his third feature BLACK COAL, THIN ICE.

SCHOLAR-LED DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING NOVEMBER 1  6:30PM  DOL NOVEMBER 9  1:00PM  KKM See page 27 for film details.

SELF MADE SCHOLAR-LED DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING NOVEMBER 8  6:30PM  DOL See page 26 for film details.

SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION BLACK COAL THIN ICE HAWAII PREMIERE CHINA 2014 | MANDARIN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 106M Director: Diao Yi’nan 1-NOV 4:30PM DOL See page 16 for film details. Extended conversation with director Diao Yi’nan and various academics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to follow screening.

WE ARE THE GIANT SCHOLAR-LED DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR TO FOLLOW FIRST SCREENING NOVEMBER 2  3:00PM  DOL NOVEMBER 4  2:00PM  DOL NOVEMBER 8  5:45PM  KKM See page 30 for film details.

Confucius Institute University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

49


HIFF EDUCATION

HIFF EDUCATION PROGRAMS THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS FREE AND EXCITING PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE
MAIN PURPOSE OF OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS IS THREE-FOLD: • 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:

GUEST FILMMAKER PROGRAM

FREE

The following professionals in the filmmaking industry have volunteered to share their expertise with Hawaii’s youth through classroom visits on Oahu:

STUDENT SHOWCASE A free screening of the best videos produced by students in grades K-12 from Hawaii.

VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE PINKY THOMPSON STORY DIRECTOR: TY SANGA / 90 M

DESIREE AKHAVAN HASAN ELAHI AYAKO FUJITANI SITI KAMALUDDIN

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 | 10:00 AM | DOL

DEAN KANESHIRO ANNE MISAWA

Full Film Listing and details on page 33.

JAMES MURPHY & ANDREA WARREN

CULTURAL & VISUAL LITERACY PROGRAM Free theater screenings of highly acclaimed films that bear cultural and/or educational significance.

BAO NGUYEN MINH NGUYEN-VO FARZAD SANGARI

MACONDO DIRECTOR: SUDABEH MORTEZAI / 90 M

YASMINE DIRECTOR: SITI KAMALUDDIN / 105 M

51


CREATIVE LAB

CREATIVE LAB 2014 CREATIVE LAB IS AN IMMERSIVE YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL EXPORT OF HAWAII’S CREATIVE CONTENT AND CREATIVE PRODUCTS TO STRENGTHEN OUR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR’S CAPACITY FOR SUCCESS. Co-founded in 2012 by the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)’s Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab and Creative Lab at HIFF provide a rich environment for international creative collaboration and building new business relationships through a global lens. HIFF and Creative Industries/DBEDT have developed key partnerships with industry partners including the Writers Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA, Creative Lab furthers the professional development of creative entrepreneurs and increase the growth of

commercially viable content for acquisition/distribution. Creative Lab and Creative Lab at HIFF also capitalize on the alchemy between creative and technology clusters, mirroring the successful programs such as South By Southwest and Sundance Institute. Using these models as inspiration, Creative Lab offers public panels, workshops, and hands on coaching and mentoring by industry leaders in areas of Screenwriting, New Media, Broadband, Songwriting/Music, Technology, Acting, and Design/Fashion.


CREATIVE LAB WRITERS ACCELERATOR: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION NOVEMBER 6 | 7:30PM | THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL | FREE Join us as we discuss the state of writing in the entertainment industry with a notable Hollywood Screenwriter. This keynote presentation is the capstone of

BROADBAND ACCELERATOR: A CONVERSATION WITH BERNIE SU NOVEMBER 4 | 7:30PM | THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL | FREE Broadband, as defined by the Producers Guild of America, is the platform whose primary distribution outlet is the Internet. CL Broadband Accelerator is a multi-day immersive workshop in which participants are coached on their

PRODUCER’S ACCELERATOR : THE PRODUCER - THE ARTIST NOVEMBER 5 | 5:00PM | ROYAL HAWAIIAN | FREE THE PRODUCER – THE ARTIST: ever wonder how a guitar playing unit production manager went from Producers

NEW MEDIA CAMP: NEW MEDIA PANEL & SCREENING NOVEMBER 9 | 2:15PM | REGAL DOLE | FREE THE NEW MEDIA CAMP (NMC) is a week long intensive video workshop (November 1 – 9) where 6 participants will get hands-on guidance and expertise from professionals in the new media world ranging from successful YouTube partners and content producers, working filmmakers in traditional media, social media experts, and Hollywood actors who will assist in honing their craft in the production

the Writer’s Accelerator program. The Writers Accelerator is a four-day, immersive program for writers in motion pictures, television, and broadband (web series). In partnership with the Diversity Program of the Writers Guild of America West, the Writers Accelerator was designed to empower writers to take their stories and craft to the next level via one-on-one and small group coaching.

individual projects to prepare them for pitching studios and multi-channel networks. The focus is on the writing, producing, distribution, marketing, and monetization of their content for web and mobile platforms.In addition to the workshop, the CL Broadband Accelerator includes a free public keynote or master class. 2014’s CL Master Class for Broadband will feature Emmy and Streamy Award Winning writer/producer/creator Bernie Su, Executive Producer of landmark web series THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES, and the recently launched PBS Digital series “DR. VICTORIA FRANKENSTEIN.” Guild of America (PGA) volunteer to executive producer of the Academy Award winning film THE ARTIST? Award winning producer, Antoine de Cazotte, will share his unique journey from his home in France to his breaking into the Hollywood elite, sharing his insights into what it takes to be a great producer and why he equates being a producer to being an artist.

of a short film, utilizing the theme of “mobilizing your world.” This year’s NMC, with the generous support of AT&T, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and interTREND, will also utilize the Hawaiian language in the short film’s story in a major way. The NMC concludes on Sunday, November 9, 2:15pm at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 with the annual New Media Panel that will be an updated discussion of new media trends, initiatives and an intimate talk with YouTube and online producers and talent in the thriving and competitive new media space. The program will then conclude with the screening of the finished NMC short film.

THE ACTOR'S WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 1 | 3:30PM | THE MODERN HONOLULU HOTEL | FREE An annual favorite with HIFF attendees, the Creative Lab at HIFF 2014 Actors Workshop will feature an immersive program for a select group of student actors and a free public conversation with Academy and Tony Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY).

53


CREATIVE LAB : SOUND X VISION

FREE

WARD VILLAGE COURTYARD CINEMA: LAVA — A SNEAK PEEK & MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY KUANA TORRES KAHELE & NAPUA GREGG HAWAII PREMIERE UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 7M Director: James Ford Murphy

7-NOV 6:00PM IBM FREE Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story between two volcanoes spans millions of years. With voice acting and music by Na Hoku Hanohano awardees Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Gregg, come to this free screening with live music, a presentation with the director and producer of LAVA as they discuss the influences of Hawaii in Pixar’s latest love story.

JALANAN HAWAII PREMIERE INDONESIA 2013 | INDONESIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 107M Director: Daniel Ziv

6-NOV 8:45PM DOL JALANAN (Streetside) is the captivating story of Boni, Ho and Titi-three gifted, charismatic bus musicians in Jakarta-and through them a mostly unknown story of contemporary Indonesia. JALANAN intimately portrays the young musicians’ quirky sub-culture while also painting an alarming portrait of Indonesia’s frenzied capital city that is raw, humorous and brutally honest. A powerful soundtrack of the musicians’ original compositions drives the film.

54

THE HIP HOP FELLOW HAWAII PREMIERE UNITED STATES 2013 | ENGLISH | 79M Director: Kenneth Price

30-OCT 7:45PM DOL • 7-NOV 8:30PM DOL THE HIP-HOP FELLOW follows Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s (featured in THE WONDER YEAR, HIFF 2011) tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.

LĀHAINĀ NOON: SCREENING AND MUSICAL EVENT PRESENTED BY CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION UNITED STATES 2014 | ENGLISH | 22M Director: Chris Kahunahana

7-NOV 7:30PM KKA Join us for a special screening of Chris Kahunahana’s LĀHAINĀ NOON featuring a special live music event with local artists and music from the film. LĀHAINĀ NOON interweaves three separate short stories that occur during the yearly tropical solar phenomenon. This sneak peek, written and directed by Sundance Native Lab fellow Chris Kahunahana, is more than a screening — it’s a visual and aural experience, with live music accompaniment and performances by some of Honolulu’s top coolest denizens.


HAWAIIAN MEDIA MAKERS CONFERENCE | PACIFIC SHOWCASE

PACIFIC SHOWCASE

PRESENTED BY PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATIONS HIFF presents the annual PACIFIC SHOWCASE program in partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communications. This unique program is designed to showcase diverse, dynamic films featuring indigenous directors, writers, producers, and actors from across the Pacific.

2014 FILM PROGRAM CHARLIE’S COUNTRY PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATIONS PRESENTS

THE HAWAIIAN MEDIA MAKERS CONFERENCE OCTOBER 29 | 8:00AM-5:00PM | ALA MOANA HOTEL

THE HAWAIIAN MEDIA MAKERS CONFERENCE IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH FELLOW MEDIA MAKERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS MEDIA INDUSTRIES SUCH AS FILM AND VIDEO, WRITING AND PUBLISHING, NEWS MEDIA, DIGITAL MEDIA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, AND FUNDERS AND INVESTORS. EVERYONE WELCOME! THIS FULL DAY EVENT IS MEANT TO EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY, DELVE INTO THE WORK WE DO USING A CULTURAL LENS, AND BUILD IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDIA IN HAWAI‘I! Featuring presenters from all aspects of the media industry, breakout session topics include: Funding, Media Preservation, New Media, Cultural Responsibility, and more. Our lunch presentation will feature an all Maori panel of media makers who will discuss building a native industry. This exciting event will be held the day before HIFF opening night and is a wonderful start to the HIFF festivities. To register please visit: hmmc2014.eventbrite.com

AUSTRALIA 2014 | ENGLISH | 108M Director: Rolf De Heer

1-NOV  8:00PM  DOL • 3-NOV  3:30PM  DOL Synopsis on page 17.

THE PA BOYS

NEW ZEALAND 2014 | ENGLISH, MAORI W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 93M Director: Himiona Grace

30-OCT  8:00PM  DOL • 1-NOV  11:15AM  DOL • 11/9  5:30PM  KKM Synopsis on page 26.

UTU REDUX

NEW ZEALAND 1984 | ENGLISH | 104M Director: Geoff Murphy

5-NOV  8:00PM  DOL Synopsis on page 30.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS NEW ZEALAND 2014 | ENGLISH | 86M Director: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

31-OCT  8:00PM  DOL • 4-NOV | 8:45PM | DOL Synopsis on page 30.

A WINNING GIRL

UNITED STATES 2014  ENGLISH | 69M Director: Kimberlee Bassford

2-NOV  5:15PM  DOL • 8-NOV  12:30PM  KKM Synopsis on page 31.

PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS 7-NOV  8:00PM  DOL • 9-NOV  12:00PM  KKM Full film listing on page 33.

55


HONOLULU BIENNIAL FOUNDATION: CHAIN OF FIRE

CHAIN OF FIRE THE PROLOGUE EXHIBITION FOR THE 2016 HONOLULU BIENNIAL CO-PRESENTED BY HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND HONOLULU BIENNIAL FOUNDATION OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 9, 2014 OUR KAKA'AKO, A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD BY KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS, HONOLULU CURATED BY DR. KJ BAYSA AND ISABELLA ELLAHEH HUGHES

HONOLULU BIENNIAL, PRESENTED BY HONOLULU BIENNIAL FOUNDATION (HBF), IS A NEW BIENNIAL AND MARKS HAWAII’S FIRST ENTRY INTO THE GLOBAL BIENNIAL CIRCUIT. FOCUSING ON ART FROM OCEANIA, THE ASIAN CONTINENT, AND THE AMERICAS WITH ITS PREVIEW EXHIBITION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS: CHAIN OF FIRE: THE PROLOGUE EXHIBITION FOR THE 2016 HONOLULU BIENNIAL. Officially launching in 2016, the debut, full-scale Honolulu Biennial will present groundbreaking international contemporary art, in addition to emphasizing Hawaii’s notable, but under-recognized contributions by its communities and individuals to global arts and culture on the international stage.

In addition, Honolulu Biennial will highlight Honolulu as a fresh destination for international and national arts and cultural tourists, fostering a cultural awakening and positioning of Honolulu as central to the Pacific-wide growth of arts, technology, and commerce. Throughout the year, HBF will serve the local community by presenting educational outreach programs for Hawaii’s youth, linking art, technology and science.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS                  PUBLIC PROGRAMMING Arahmaiani* (Indonesia) Sama Alshaibi* (Iraq/Palestine/USA) Bahar Behbahani (Iran/USA) Drew Broderick (Hawai’i/USA) Pas de Chocolat (Hawai’i/USA) Hasan Elahi* (Bangladesh/USA) Shigeyuki Kihara (Samoa/New Zealand) Almagul Menlibayeva (Kazakhstan) Adrienne Keahi Pao (Hawai’i/USA)

NOVEMBER 1 11AM-12PM: Public Panel, Repositioning Paradise: Contemporary Art from Oceania, a panel discussion featuring contemporary artists from and/or operating in Oceania. 1:30-2:30PM: Public Panel, Honolulu as a Site for an International Biennial: a conversation with the curatorial director of the 2016 Honolulu Biennial

NOVEMBER 2 1-2PM: Public Panel, Honolulu in the GloCal Perspective: a panel examining Honolulu as an international center for contemporary arts and culture. 3-4PM: Public Panel in conjunction with Hawaii International Film Festival, The New Frontiers Program Artist Panel For locations and a complete list of public programming, please visit honolulubiennial.org.

Paul Pfeiffer (Philippines/USA/Hawai’i) Mark Salvatus (Philippines) *New Frontiers Program Artist

57


HALEKULANI IS PROUD TO BE THE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WWW.HALEKULANI.COM | 808.923.2311

HALEKULANI PAST, PRESENT, FOREVER...

2014 HIFF Program Guide  
2014 HIFF Program Guide  
Advertisement