I’ll be honest. I had very high hopes for Prashant Bhargava’s film Patang, and I was let down. Don’t get me wrong; this film was great. It’s just that I had expected something else. Bhargava explained during the HIFF closing press conference that 90% of the people in his film weren’t actors, but ordinary people. … [Read…]
Short Programs #4 I quickly reviewed shorts program #4 for HIFF 31. The movie line up wasn’t as great as program #3 but there were some good ones mixed in there. Check out the Short Programs at the upcoming Film festivals!
Among all the things I did, those five are my favorites. In case you can’t see this video, here is the Youtube link.
I’ve been having this crazy idea about making my own films one day ever since high school. I guess just haven’t figure out how yet. I reasoned that since I live in Hawaii now and HIFF is going on. It’s probably a good place to set out my first tiny little step of my Hollywood … [Read…]
On Thursday October 20th, the documentary “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend” was showed at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The film is written and produced by Bob Marley’s girl friend Ester Anderson and contains exclusive video footage from the early days of Bob Marley’s career. After having seen the film I decided to … [Read…]
Peter Shaindlin of Halekulani describes HIFF films as “life-changing experiences,” saying that when you come out of the theater, “you see people laughing, you see people crying, you see people in disbelief.” And he’s right. This festival opens our eyes to a new world that can only be found through film. At this year’s HIFF … [Read…]
Last week Thursday, I attended the opening day press conference for this year’s HIFF, which was held at RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki. I must admit, I felt apprehensive about going because I’m just a student and official members of the press would be there. Nevertheless, I walked into RumFire, hoping my dress, heels, and … [Read…]
A silent film set in the great depression, The Artist, features a successful actor, George Valentine, of the silent film era. A successful film career turns for the worse when the great depression hits and the actor refuses to participate in the new talking films which are now popular among the public. From riches to … [Read…]
My first night attending HIFF 31 I went to see Shorts Program 3. I hadn’t expected to see as many films as I did (because I did not fully read through the HIFF handbook about the program I had chosen). I actually thought I would only be seeing the short film Blue. As it turns … [Read…]
It would be a lie if I said that I look forward to seeing The Price of Sex later today at HIFF. My expectations are that it’s going to be a very strong and unpleasant documentary. How can it not, when it’s about Eastern European women lured into prostitution and trapped in a world of … [Read…]