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HIFF comes to Hilo, Hawai’i Nov. 6-8

We’re pleased to announce that a selection of films featured at HIFF 2009 will also be screening at the Palace Theater in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. They will run from November 6-8. Here’s the full schedule of films:

November 6

November 7

November 8

All ticket sales will be handled through the Palace Theater in Hilo. Advance ticket sales during Box Office hours only: 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday ~ Friday [except holidays] (808) 934-7012

UPDATE 10/29: BARBARIAN PRINCESS added to Hilo Schedule, HONOKAA BOY moved to Nov 8 at 8:00PM.

THANKS!!

I just wanted to say thanks to all who attended the festival this year. We had a great time and I hope you did as well. HIFF is over but we are still here getting ready for Oscars and Spring 2010.  I look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

Thanks for your dedication to the festival and a shout out to all who volunteered the festival could not happen without all your hard work.

The Drifter Q&A

State of Aloha Q&A

Warrior and the Wolf Q&A

WHITE THUNDER: GLACIER SURFING Cancelled

We have cancelled WHITE THUNDER: GLACIER SURFING and replaced this with a screening of the DRIFTER tonight 10/23 at 6:30pm.  Your ticket to WHITE THUNDER: GLACIER SURFING will get you into the DRIFTER tonight. If you need assistance with exchanging tickets or refunds please visit the box office.

Made in China Q&A

Lychee Thieves Q&A

New Screenings on Sunday, Oct. 25th

After our awards show, we added new screenings on the last day of our festival, Sunday October 25th. Here’s a summary of all the new shows (not included in printed materials):

10:00 AM – BARBARIAN PRINCESS (RUSH)
10:30 AM – RED CLIFF (RUSH)
11:15 AM – SHORTS PROGRAM #5 (RUSH)
12:30 PM – BARBARIAN PRINCESS (RUSH)
1:30 PM – CASTAWAY ON THE MOON
2:00 PM – IF I KNEW WHAT YOU SAID
4:30 PM – CHILDREN OF INVENTION
4:45 PM – PETITION
6:00 PM – HOW TO LIVE FOREVER
6:00 PM – EMPIRE OF SILVER
6:15 PM – THE JAPANESE WIFE – CANCELED
6:45 PM – BEST OF THE SHORTS PROGRAMS
8:15 PM – SNOW PRINCE
8:30 PM – BARBARIAN PRINCESS (RUSH)

HORROR AT HIFF W/ THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!

[img_assist|nid=195|title=THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, HIFF 2009|desc=Tom Noonan Wants Your First Born!|link=none|align=left|width=240|height=159]I cannot emphasize how cool and scary is (and recently added film to HIFF 2009) THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL! Director Ti West has realistically captured a late 70s/early 80s; an ode to horror films with a slow burn but resonant payoff after you leave the theater. THOTD looks and feels as if it was made in 1982 (the year the film takes place). If it weren’t for an older looking Tom Noonan as the creepy home owner, you would’ve thought that the offbeat character actor shot this before his seminal performance in MANHUNTER.

Populated with indie actors who have appeared in several Mumblecore films, THOTD keeps it simple. Young, raven haired beauty needs money and accepts babysitting job in scary house. She meets the creepy owners and has second thoughts, but hey, she’s going to get paid pretty well to stay in a creeky house and make rent. And then… the Satanists come marching in. ‘Nuff said. What’s not to love but a scary night at the movies?

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL — Buy your tickets now!

Friday, October 23, 10pm

Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18

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