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Q&A: Ohina Short Film Showcase’s Elmore & Ries

This Friday, the Ohina Short Film Showcase is back at the historic Hawaii Theatre. Since 1999, Ohina’s been a celebration of short films created by local storytellers, fueled by a passion for film. In keeping with last year’s Ridiculously Short…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

Now that we’re getting deep into summer, there’s a ton of festivals going on! Check out some of Hayao Miyazaki’s best films, a bon dance in Pacific Palisades, farm animals and a watermelon-eating contest, drag and burlesque performances to support the…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

This weekend, show a bit of your artistic side with thought-provoking design in Our Kakaako, BYOB to Box Jelly’s 5th birthday, witness the “Birth of Sake,” celebrate everything ocean-related at Turtle Bay and find your next art piece at Giant…

HIFF Spring Showcase Preview

Tired of all the monotonous predictability of mainstream Hollywood cinema? Well, you’re in luck because the Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase runs tomorrow, April 2, through April 10 at Dole Theaters and as always, offers up a great variety…

‘Deadpool’ gets it right

Yes! All is now forgiven for that horrible portrayal of Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Gone are the ridiculous arm blades and the foolish decision to sew his mouth shut. There’s a reason he’s called the “merc with a mouth!”…

‘Jurassic World’ vs. ‘Aloha’

TWO big Hollywood films shot in Hawaii are at your multiplex this weekend. So which movie should you spend your hard-earned money on? Let’s look at the contenders. While the trailer for “Aloha” gave me high hopes, this star-studded film…

Party pics: ‘Popolo’ film release party

Local film “Popolo” held a release party and fashion show at M Nightclub Friday night. The party featured a performance by recording artist Treyvon Love, along with a silent auction of props from the movie. Attendees also had opportunities to…

Party pics: 2014 HIFF Closing Night Party

The 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival held its closing night party Sunday at The Modern. Staff and filmmakers were honored and presented with various awards for their service throughout the festival. 2014 HIFF Closing Night Party ◄ Back Next ►…

HIFF Awards Night 2014

HAEMOO directed by Shim Sung-bo The Hawaii International Film Festival announced its jury winners at an awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Halekulani. The Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature went to director Shim Sung-bo for his film, “Haemoo,”…