Beckie Stocchetti, 32, didn’t see many movies growing up in rural upstate New York. But once she saw “The Matrix” as a teenager, nothing could keep her down on the farm. Starting at the University
of Chicago, her passion for film took her to Hawai‘i and back to Chicago Filmmakers, a full-service independent film nonprofit. Hired in 2017 as the new executive director of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, she oversees a year-round three-ring celluloid circus, with co-directors of programming Anderson Le and Anna Page.