[FILM FESTIVAL] Here’s a phrase you don’t hear too often: “Free Film Festival.” No, I’m not kidding. You’ve got to go to Hana to see it, but hey, is that really asking so much? Live music starts at 3:30, and the film projectors start rolling at sunset. In all, there are seven films:
Ho’okipa: a comedy about three friends, filmed entirely on Maui
IZ—The Man Behind The Music: a documentary on Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole, one of the most beloved Hawaiian musicians ever.
Kamea: the story of a teenage Hawaiian girl, shot on Oahu’s North Shore.
The Hawaiians—Reflecting Spirit: a unique look at Hawaiian culture.
Fafa: Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier’s tribute to the late Tahitian master canoe carver.
Rolling Down Like Pele: a live action/animation take on the hula.
Ipo Lei Manu: an animated short about Queen Kapi’olani. [ANTHONY PIGNATARO]