ACCESS SURF HAWAII :A film about the A Day at the Beach program, which exposes disabled people to the wonders of the ocean on the North Shore of Oahu. 10 min.
BACK IN LIFE :A look at Zack Weinstein, a quadriplegic who broke his neck three years ago jumping into Maine’s Saco River. 15 min.
BART GOT A ROOM :Danny’s pathetic search for a prom date gets even more pathetic when he hears that the nerd Bart has not only scored a date with a babe, but got a hotel room, too. 80 min.
BEAUTIFUL SON :A look at one family’s attempts to cope with their son’s autism. Complimentary screening. 63 min.
BEFORE THE RAINS :This magnificent Indian epic tells of romantic but tragic love in British-controlled India. 98 min.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GIVING A DAMN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE :An animated short that pokes fun at military training. 6 min.
BI THE WAY :A documentary on recent studies indicating that bisexuality is growing ever more popular, especially for young people. No one under 18 admitted. 93 min.
THE BIG QUESTION: This documentary, which includes interviews with the Dalai Lama and Ravi Shankar, explores the idea of forgiveness. 63 min.
BOB AND HARRY: THE LAST TWO POLAR BEARS:
Rip Torn and Harry Shearer play the last of the polar bears in this live-action short. 7 min.
BODY OF WAR: This award-winning documentary examines paralyzed Iraq War vet Tomas Young, and why he turned against the war. 87 min.
A light-hearted but smart film about the early years of the California wine industry and a 1976 blind wine tasting that pitted California against France. 110 min.
BREAKING THE MAYA CODE:
A documentary look at attempts to decipher the still-mysterious Maya hieroglyphic script. 116 min.
CAPTAIN ABU RAED:
In this 2008 Sundance Film Festival award-winner, a bunch of poor Jordanian kids mistake an old airport janitor for an airline pilot. 121 min.
The story of how a photograph of revolutionary Che Guevara has become an icon known throughout the world. 90 min.
A look at Semu Fatutoa, once a village chief in Samoa, who now lives the life of a Honolulu taxi driver. 21 min.
A dramatic comedy or perhaps comedic drama about sex addiction, friendship, labor and family in a colonial America theme park. 89 min.
CIRCUS ROSAIRE: The story of one of America’s last traveling circuses. 93 min.
Irony and miscommunication collide in this Canadian short about how two unsuspecting people meet. 11 min.
A documentary look at glassblower William Morris. 81 min.
A satirical look at the modern Hollywood studio system starring William H. Macy, Meg Ryan and Elliot Gould. 98 min.
Animated short about evil. Evil! 2 min.
THE DHAMMA BROTHERS:
A look at an experiment that introduced Buddhist meditative practices into a maximum-security prison, and the surprising results. 76 min.
DIGITAL SHORTS SHOWCASE:
Hot Dog, Back in Life, Communication Breakdown, Energy!, Find My Way, The Magic, My First Crush, Salim Baba, Sand Dancer, Speed of Life, Voodoo Bayou, When I Grow Up, Yellow Sticky Notes. 134 min.
DON’T LET IT ALL UNRAVEL:
Animated short about a world made of knitting. 2 min.
DOWN THE BARREL:
Surf epic about Kelly Slater s attempt to win an eighth men s world title. 93 min.
Reggae documentary that includes appearances by Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespear, The Mighty Diamonds, The Wailers and Bob Marley. 53 min.
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD: Werner Herzog’s documentary look at the thousand people who make a living working in Antarctica. 99 min.
Short film about what 30,000 volts looks like. 5 min.
ENTHEO: GENESIS AWAKENING THE DIVINE WITHIN:
An examination of the part ancient rituals and festivals have to play in our modern ecology. 70 min.
Short view of modern China. 15 min.
EXPLORE! SHORTS SHOWCASE:
Explore China, Guardians of the Sea, Kokua Foundation, Spiritual India: River of Compassion, Access Surf Hawaii. 121 min.
MFF co-founder Barry Rivers calls this film a love letter to cinema from director Tarsem Singh. It was shot in 24 countries and is apparently quite lush. 117 min.
FIELDS OF FUEL:
A documentary on the history and promise of biodiesel. 93 min.
FIND MY WAY:
A short filmed in Hawai i and Chicago about the risks and rewards of exchanging your stressful career for the sport you love. 9 min.
FIRE UNDER THE SNOW:
A documentary look at Buddhist monk Palden Gyatso, who spent 33 years in prison for refusing to denounce the 14th Dalai Lama. 75 min.
FULL BATTLE RATTLE:
Not your average Iraq War documentary, this film looks at the Fort Irwin, California war games used to train soldiers headed to war, and the Iraqi war refugees who participate. 85 min.
THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD:
Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks, Colin Hanks and John Malkovich star in this flick about a law school dropout who goes to work for some famous mentalist and then hooks up with some hot publicist. You know, that happened to me once well, except for the parts about law school, the mentalist and the hot publicist. 87 min.
GUARDIANS OF THE SEA:
Short documentary look at Oahu lifeguards. 15 min.
Using Mauna Kea telescope imagery, this film lets you look at the universe as up close as technologically possible today. 63 min.
HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: A MUSICAL HISTORY:
The title pretty much tells the story. 111 min.
Animated short, the third in a series, about a dog that joins the fire department. 6 min.
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE:
Documentary about some brothers from Brooklyn travel the world, looking for meaning in places of abject poverty and suffering. 90 min.
THE HUMPBACK CODE:
Whale researchers on Maui try to understand the humpback whale s song. 45 min.
HUMPBACKS FROM FIRE TO ICE:
The true life of a humpback whale and calf that travel from Maui s waters to Alaska. 77 min.
IN A DREAM:
A look at how and why artist Isaiah Zagar spent the last four years doing mosaic murals all over Philadelphia. 159 min.
Short about a nine-year old who wants to save the world. 2 min.
KILLER WHALE AND CROCODILE:
The story of two carvers, John Marston of the Coast Salish in British Columbia and Teddy Balangu of the Iatmul in Papua New Guinea, learn about each others culture and craft. 48 min.
KOKUA FOUNDATION: Short about what the Kokua Foundation does on Oahu. 5 min.
LIGHT BULB: A satirical short on how to change a lightbulb. 7 min.
THE LISTENING PROJECT: A documentary on what happens when four Americans ask people what they think of the U.S. 75 min.
THE LITTLE MERMAID: Disney animated flick about the mermaid Ariel, her friend Flounder and a reggae-singing crab named Sebastian. Complimentary screening. 103 min.
LIVE EARTH SHORTS SHOWCASE: Light Bulb, A Beginner’s Guide to Giving a Damn about Climate Change, Bob and Harry, Devil’s Rulebook, Don’t Let it All Unravel, Inconvenient Ruth, Lorran E GE, Mermaid, Penguin in a Pickle, Polarbearman, Polarized, The Rewind, Rubbish, Taking America’s Temperature, Wind. 115 min.
LIVING YOGA: THE LIFE AND TEACHING OF SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA: Documentary about the life and yoga teachings of Woodstock guru Swami Satchidananda. 62 min.
LORRAN E GE: Short about children in slums who imagine a cleaner, brighter world. 8 min.
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI: Short about a woman who boards a train carrying a lot of baggage, emotional and physical. 17 min.
THE MAGIC: Harvey comes down with illusionitis, a rare affliction in which a person feels compelled to perform magic tricks. 25 min.
MAGIC FLUTE DIARIES: Mozart’s music provides the score for this movie, set during the great composer’s 250th birthday year. 121 min.
A MAN NAMED PEARL: A look at Pearl Fryar, a topiary artist, and the rather unique way in which he became famous. 78 min.
MERMAID: A five-year-old girl who thinks she’s a mermaid tells the story of how climate change affects a coral reef. 15 min.
MY FIRST CRUSH: People talk about their first loves. 4 min.
ONE WATER: The story of water. Yeah, that about sums it up. 67 min.
THE ORCHESTRA OF PIAZZA VITTORIO: A look at how 30 musicians from around the world came together to stop a small theater in Rome from becoming a bingo parlor. 93 min.
PASSION & POWER: THE TECHNOLOGY OF ORGASM: Everything you ever wanted to know about vibrators but were afraid to ask. 74 min.
PENGUIN IN A PICKLE: Animated short about how a penguin handles climate change. 4 min.
PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND: Felicity Huffman stars in this movie as the mother of a rebellious young girl (Elle Fanning) who seeks enlightenment from her drama teacher (Patricia Clarkson). Complimentary screening. 96 min.
PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH MUSIC: Documentary about street musicians around the world. 158 min.
POCKET FULL OF SOUL: THE HARMONICA DOCUMENTARY: Hear the wonders and myths of the harmonica in this documentary, which is actually still a work in progress. 85 min.
POLARBEARMAN: Short about a man trying to survive as his house fills with water. 5 min.
POLARIZED: A look at how melting permafrost is causing the small village of Shismaref, Alaska to sink. 9 min.
THE REWIND: Underwater music video about how climate change is affecting our oceans. 2 min.
RUBBISH: Two guys try to ‘out-green’ each other to get some chick. 12 min.
SALIM BABA: Indian short about a 55-year-old man who shows discarded film scraps to kids with a hand-cranked projector in North Kokata. 14 min.
SAND DANCER: Documentary short about a New Zealand artist who uses rakes and sticks to create wonderful beach art. 11 min.
SECRECY: An uncompromising look at how secrecy and classification in the name of security is eroding democracy. 171 min.
SLIDING LIBERIA: Four surfers travel to war-ravaged Liberia in search of perfect waves. They find them, and a lot more. 48 min.
SPEED OF LIFE: Documentary short about snowboarder Amy Purdy and her amazing life and near-death. 10 min.
SPIRITUAL INDIA: RIVER OF COMPASSION: Exploring the importance of and troubles facing the Ganges River in India. 15 min.
THE SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION: A sweeping documentary about the influence of Eastern thought and spirituality on the West. 191 min.
SUMMERHOOD: Feature about an unusually vulgar summer camp for kids. WARNING: This film is not for kids. 88 min.
SUPER HIGH ME: Comedian Doug Benson uses medical marijuana for 30 straight days to find out how it affects people. Also stars Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt. 89 min.
TAKING AMERICA’S TEMPERATURE: What happens when the filmmaker asks people on the street what they know about global warming. 10 min.
TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI: Documentary about the African woman Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist who won the Nobel Peace Prize. 80 min.
THROW DOWN YOUR HEART: Bela Fleck explores Africa and African music and the history of the banjo. 151 min.
THE TURTLE AND THE SHARK: Dramatic telling of a famous Samoan legend. 4 min.
TUYA’S MARRIAGE: Romantic comedy set in Mongolia. Won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. 86 min.
THE UNION: BUSINESS OF GETTING HIGH: A look at the illegal marijuana trade industry in British Columbia. 104 min.
THE VISITOR: Two illegal immigrants have a chance encounter and become friends in this rather funny drama. 108 min.
VOODOO BAYOU: A strange short about a lightning-charged mosquito and a voodoo doll in Louisiana. 12 min.
WAR CHILD: The story of Emmanual Jal, once a child soldier in the Sudanese civil war, today a rising hip-hop star. 170 min.
WATER: Russian documentary about the meaning of water. 87 min.
WATER MAN: Gerry Lopez, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Rob Machado and the Malloy brothers surf Indo. 55 min.
WHEN I GROW UP: Animated short about what happens when a kid grows up. 6 min.
WIND: Montage of shots of weather over the Earth. Narration is a poem by Antonio Machado that s read by Alec Baldwin. 4 min.
YELLOW STICKY NOTES: Canadian animated short using nothing more than black ink on actual yellow sticky notes. 6 min.
YOUNG @ HEART: The Young @ Heart chorus, whose members are, on average, 82 years old, sing tunes by The Clash, Coldplay and Sonic Youth. Awww yeaaaah. 107 min. MTW