The films for May’s Celebrate Culture + Arts @ Ko Olina Film Series have been announced. This event takes place on the lawn at Ko Olina Resort’s Ulua Lagoon (#4) at sunset, rain or shine. Grease (Sing-a-long version) will be playing on Friday, May 13th and The Princess Bride will be playing on Saturday, May 14th. For more information on these films, please click the ‘read more’ link below.
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Thanks to a partnership between Asian Cinevision and Drama Fever, you can see two feature length films for free in May to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. These films were featured at the 2010 Asian American International Film Festival (New York City) in 2010. Both of these films are for mature audiences, so viewer discretion is advised. Read more below to learn about these films.
LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN Opens in Honolulu on April 22nd at Consolidated Theatres Pearlridge 16. If you missed the Hawaii premiere of this film at HIFF last October, here’s another chance to see Donnie Yen & Shu Qi in action.
HIFF is giving away 4 pairs of tickets to see LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN, the contest starts today and winners will be announced next Monday 4/18 and Tuesday 4/19. The tickets will be good for any screening of LEGEND OF THE FIST as long as it isn’t sold out in pre-sale.
To enter, please follow @HIFF on Twitter and send us an @ message with your answers to the two trivia questions below. Example: @HIFF 1) Answer One 2) Answer Two To qualify to win, you must get both trivia questions correct. HIFF will contact the winners via a Twitter direct message and request their email addresses.
Contest Trivia Questions:
- Which HK martial arts actor has either worked behind-the-scenes or acted in IP MAN, IP MAN 2 and THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN?
- What other big name HK actor is playing IP MAN in a film directed by Wong Kar Wai?
Shanghai, 1925. As the Japanese prepare to invade, the city has become a hotbed of spies, gangsters, foreigners, and military officials, all jockeying for control. Into this den of intrigue enters Chen Zhen (Donnie Yen, Ip Man 2). During the day, he’s known as “Qi”, and appears to be just another wealthy playboy.
But at night, he takes to the street as a masked warrior, determined to subvert the Japanese invasion and protect the citizens of Shanghai- all while becoming entangled with the sultry Kiki (Shu Qi, The Transporter), who has a dangerous secret of her own. When his past catches up to him, Chen Zhen is faced with near impossible odds- but his kung-fu is formidable, and he’s up to the challenge.
For More Info, Please Visit: www.legendofthefist.com
Hawaii International Film Festival and Ko Olina Resort & Marina are launching a series of Art, Culture, Music and Film presentations with two outdoor movie screenings. Picnic baskets, blankets, low beach chairs or cushions are welcome. Proceeds from refreshment sales to benefit educational programs at Waianae High School. Complimentary parking available at Lagoon 4 and Ko Olina Marina beginning at 5 pm.
April 22 & 23, 2011
Ulua Lagoon – Grand Lawn (Lagoon 4)
Ko Olina Resort & Marina
Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707
The featured films will be MAKE BELIEVE on Friday, April 22 and HACHI: A DOG’S TALE on Saturday, April 23. For more information on the films and to buy tickets, please visit our page for the HIFF at Ko Olina event.
On Sunday night, HIFF was honored to have the Hawaii Premiere of SOUL SURFER at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX to a packed house! Bethany’s brother, Noah, was in attendance, as well as the film’s producer David Brookwell. In addition to those esteemed guests, Island Film Group’s Ric Galindez and Roy Tijoe were there with local actresses Sonya Balmores, Malia Johnson, Faith Fay, and Arleee Newman. SOUL SURFER opens in theaters on April 8.
Photos taken by Ross Lee
We have just added one more screening of epic samurai film 13 ASSASSINS on Thursday, April 7th at 9:00PM. Tickets will soon be available online and at our box office.
It’s only fitting that HIFF would get a sponsor for a film that’s all about sponsorship. So a big thank you (see logo placement below) to Electric Pencil! Thank you so much for sponsoring the screening of POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD on Monday, April 4 at 6:30 PM. For tickets and more information on the film click here.
Non-fiction fan? Like your drama real? Don’t worry HIFF Spring Showcase has got you covered! No matter what kind of documentary your into, this spring HIFF will satiate your appetite for all things non-fiction with four exciting and entertaining documentary films. In KABUKI-ZA: FINAL CURTAIN and MAKE BELIEVE, the viewer gets an unparalleled glimpse into the reality behind the illusion, entering the worlds of theater and magic. While in POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD and THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, the documentary form takes on the narrative feature, through a satirical analysis of product placement and an in depth look at film archival.
Click on the blog title above to find out more about these 4 fascinating films…
HIFF has just confirmed a new film for this year’s Spring Showcase. See the details below:
PIANO IN A FACTORY
Chen is a musical entertainer employed at a deteriorating steel plant. Embroiled in a custody battle with his estranged wife, he is at pains to acquire a piano, which he hopes will secure the affections of his musically inclined daughter. This leads to a string of failed schemes, including a bungled robbery at a music school, before Chen enlists the assistance of his long-suffering girlfriend and a cadre of ragtag locals to build the perfect piano.
Director: Zhang Meng
China 2010 | Mandarin w/ English subtitles | 107 M
Showtime: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 – 8:45 PM DOLE