Anderson Le – Interview

by Victoria Piccoli Interview with Anderson Le, Director of Programming at HIFF For some going to the movies is a hobby but for Anderson Le, the Director of Programming at Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) watching movies is a fulltime job. Anderson has been the programming director for HIFF since 2002, where he has been traveling all around the world […]

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ABCs of Death– disturbing, twisted, perverted, love it!

The ABCs of Death is a spin on classic children’s books, with each letter of the alphabet representing a different way to die. There was a competition to bring together 26 different segments from 26 different directors for the storybook. Each letter lasts about 3-5 minutes, if one is easily offended or can not stomach gore, this is not a good […]

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That First Time…

Last night, HIFF took me to Japan. I had the opportunity of watching two contemporary films by Japanese directors. Looking back at the evening, I would have to say the free parking really helped boost my experience! I got to the theatres earlier than I had anticipated, so I headed to the lounge across the street. It was pretty empty; […]

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Wrapping Up My HIFF Experience

During this year’s film festival I chose to see four different movies; Paradise Broken, Almost Perfect, Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, and SENNA. The reason for why I chose these films were because I wanted a variety of genres to be able to get a little taste of everything. The very first film I decided to see was […]

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Afternoon with Hawaii 5-0

An afternoon with Hawaii five-0

On Sunday the 16th of October I went to the Afternoon with Hawaii 5-0 at the Halekulani Hotel. I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew the cast was going to be there but I didn’t know how big the audience was and if it would be a mingle or a more formal setting. When I arrived the big […]

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