Watching three films at the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani is, of course, a fun time, but it definitely makes for a draining day. So in true Hawaiian fashion, we went straight to the nearest Zippys, chowed down, and broke down each of our films of the day. Enjoy!
This Veteran’s Day, I had the chance to experience one all-encompassing day of 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani (HIFF). My goal was simple: attend three different films in one day. The first film I saw was I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story. This was perhaps my least favorite … [Read…]
My final event at 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani was my favorite by far. Sink or Swim directed by Gilles Lellouche was a raw and encouraging tale about the realities of depression and misfortune in adulthood, and challenges masculinity’s barriers towards approaching these issues in emotionally healthy ways. The film takes … [Read…]
For my second of three events on Veteran’s Day, I was delighted to find a change of pace in a panel discussion about Disney’s Moana in Olelo Hawaii at the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. This panel featured Hawaiian scholar Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, script translator Kamuela Yim, and voice of character … [Read…]
This Veterans Day, I was finally able to experience for the first time the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. I had high hopes to experience three different films in one day, and this journey began with the film I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story directed by Jessica Leski. … [Read…]