My HIFF Moment Part IV: Student Showcase

This year, the annual Student Showcase at HIFF premiered eleven short films directed, filmed, and produced by young students.  Some were mediocre, some were lacking, and some were amazing standouts.  Overall, it was really cool to see what these kids came up with and how they translated their ideas onto the big screen. The films … [Read…]

My HIFF Moment Part III: Jalanan

Jalanan is a documentary about three street musicians in Indonesia.  Although they are gifted, Boni, Ho, and Titi struggle to make ends meet.  Still, they continue to embrace their love and passion for music.  The night I went to see this movie, the screen blacked out, which is unfortunate when watching a film with subtitles. … [Read…]

My HIFF Moment Part II: The Actor’s Workshop featuring Marcia Gay Harden

This year, the Creative Lab at HIFF 2014 Actors Workshop was held at the Doris Duke Theatre and featured a free public conversation with award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden. Harden has been featured in a variety of films including Miller’s Crossing, Flubber, The First Wives’ Club, Into the Wild, Meet Joe Black, Polluck, and Mystic … [Read…]