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Final Recap of HIFF

  For the 36th annual Hawaii international Film Festival, that concluded this past Sunday November 13, 2016, I was fortunate enough to see four films. I went to the world premiere of Robin Lungs Finding Kukan a film that tries to uncover a mystery surrounding the loss of the first ever Grammy nominated documentary. The second film I saw was […]

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HIFF in photos

This past week at the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival has been the funnest one yet for me. For the past four years I have attended HIFF and been involved in some capacity. This years films were on an entirely new playing field, this years festival showcased so many different film genres and films from across the world. You […]

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The Tiger Hunter

Justin Lowe from the Hollywood reporter said it best when summarizing The Tiger Hunter’s appeal to the immigrant story. Immigrant narratives typically follow a familiar arc as new arrivals struggle with assimilation before eventually achieving a balance between their cultural traditions and the often unruly diversity of American society. Although Lena Khan’s warmhearted period tribute to a generation of South […]

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Prison Dogs

A heartwarming story with it all, from emotion, redemption, love, and loss. Prison Dogs follows three inmates in the Fishkill State Correctional facility in upstate New York that are serving long term prison sentences for murder and armed robbery. Instead of spending their days trying to pass time thinking about their crimes often times filled with anger, regret and frustration. […]

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World Premiere Finding Kukan

Local filmmaker and mystery enthusiast Robin Lung, began a journey to create a film about an inspirational woman in early 2009. On November 5, 2016 at 6:15pm she got to sit with eager moviegoers at the world premiere of Finding Kukan at Dole Cannery for Hawaii International Film Festivals 36th year. The film sold out days before the screening and […]

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Sunshine Superman

On April 13, 2015 myself and thirty or so other adrenaline seeking junkies patiently waited for the screening of Sunshine Superman, which was being showcased at the Hawaii International Film Festivals Spring Showcase at the Regal Dole Cannery movie theater. This heart racing documentary about the life of Carl Boenish the father of all things flying and the creator of […]

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