HIFF 2019 – Wrap Up

The films I watched at HIFF 2019 were Just Mercy, 37 Seconds, and Yellow Rose. I wanted to watch Just Mercy because it was one of the feature films and I saw it was starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. I chose 37 Seconds because I wanted to watch a Japanese film … [Read…]

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose is an American drama film directed by Diane Paragas who is Filipina-American and from Texas just like the main character. This film stars Eva Noblezada as well as a special appearance by the one and only Lea Salonga. This story revolves a 17 year old who loves country music, Rose Garcia and her … [Read…]

37 Seconds

37 Seconds is a Japanese drama film directed by Hikari and is a part of the New American perspectives program. This story is about a girl named Yuma who is a Manga artist with cerebral palsy with her mother as her caretaker. She works for a famous Youtuber named Sakara, although she does not give … [Read…]

Just Mercy

On the night of November 13th I went to watch my first film at HIFF called, “Just Mercy”. This was the centerpiece film of the festival which starred Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson and was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton who is from Maui. “Just Mercy” is based on a true story which … [Read…]