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Seriously don’t-miss films coming up at HIFF

Sponsored Fall. A time for football, family, festivities … and films! The Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani runs from Nov. 7 to 17 on Oahu and as always, local film fans will have an abundant choice of cinematic…

Drool, ramen lovers: ‘Tampopo’ is playing at HIFF

There are many who take their food far too seriously. I admit to doing that on occasion myself. “Tampopo,” which makes a return engagement at the Hawaii International Film Festival, exposes the ridiculousness behind the many food fetishes we have.…

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…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

Loosen those belts, folks, you’re in for a weekend full of food, film and laughs: burgers at MW, Italiano street eats, belly laughs at the Hawaii Sketch Comedy Fest and films at both HIFF and the Filipino Film Festival (with…

Win tickets to HIFF – ‘Seoul Searching’

We really enjoyed the Korean coming-of-age flick “Seoul Searching” — so much so that we feel that you should get to see it, too. Fans of John Hughes classics such as “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles” will surely appreciate…

HIFF review: ‘The Throne’

Koreans are fascinated with their own history. Some of the country’s biggest hits in TV and cinema are set centuries ago. It’s easy to see why, given the family and political struggles for power that define Korea’s past, but it’s…

HIFF: 11 picks by 11 film pros

It happens every year at the Hawaii International Film Festival. So many choices. To help, we asked Hawaii’s top filmmakers, producers and curators to share the movies and events they’re most excited about at HIFF 35. So here are 11…

HIFF review: Food docs to whet your appetite

Food always features prominently at HIFF. This year is no different: There are a trio of food documentaries that will have you planning your next meal before the credits start rolling. “Foodies” Friday, Nov. 13, 5:45 p.m., Dole Sunday, Nov.…

Watch a sake movie, then drink the sakes

In a crowded izakaya recently I found myself sitting next to Anderson Le, who flies to film fests all over the world in search of good picks for the Hawaii International Film Festival. “You!” he said. “There’s something I want…

HIFF Spring Showcase: ‘Midnight Diner’

Even if you haven’t seen the Japanese television series upon which “Midnight Diner” is based, there is a strange familiarity that draws you into this film, currently screening at the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase. Halfway through, I realized…

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 ►…