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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):
[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
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Narrative Film: Empire of Silver (directed by Yao Shuhua)
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Documentary Film: Petition (directed by Zhao Liang)
Maverick Award: Maggie Q, Warrior and the Wolf
PUMA Emerging Filmmaker Award: Children of Invention (directed by Tze Chun)
NETPAC Award: Castaway On The Moon (directed by Hey-Jun Lee)
City and County of Honolulu Vision in Film Award: Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse, LOST
Mahalo Nui Loa Award: Jack Bender & Jean Higgins, LOST
Video-on Demand Award: Ajumma, Are You Krazy? (directed by Brent Anbe)
Audience Awards for Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short will be announced Monday, November 2nd.
Filmmaker Mark Wexler is not going down without a fight. Faced with the devastating loss of his mother and his own advancing age, Mark takes off on a curious, lively, sometimes troubling enquiry into how he might live forever.
His search takes him to the places where people live longest, from Okinawa to Iceland. He journeys to Las Vegas to attend a funeral directors convention and the Ms. Senior America pageant. He contemplates a future in cold storage at a cryonics facility in Arizona. He receives exercise tips from Jack LaLanne, hormone replacement advice from Suzanne Somers, and promises of eternal life from biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey.
Yet the more he travels into the strange worlds of laughter yoga, elder porn, calorie restriction, and old-fashioned religion, the less sure he becomes of his goal. Can it be that life’s true meaning is found in the humble chili dog? A fun, provocative, and searching look at the deepest mystery of life.
MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE http://www.liveforevermovie.com/