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Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village continues March 9 with WINTER AT WESTBETH

The 2017 Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village season continues with the March 9, FREE outdoor screening of the uplifting and life-affirming WINTER AT WESTBETH, a documentary that takes place in NYC’s West Village, where the elderly residents of a unique artist community continue to question, challenge and create as though there is no tomorrow.

Sarah Ward of Screen International hails the film as “A Delight… follows jubilantly in the footsteps of BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK and…

2017 Courtyard Cinema season kicks off w/ FREE screening of SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU on February 9 at Ward Village

The 2017 Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village kicks off this February 9 with a FREE outdoor screening of the true romantic story SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, chronicling the first date of young Chicago lawyers Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Debuting at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, this lovely, often times funny, and very romantic film wowed audiences and also shows the beginning of an everlasting romance that continues today as these two individuals would one day become the President and…

Special Sidebar Presentation @HIFF36: Asian Cinerama!

In partnership with the Hong Kong Asian Film Awards Academy, HIFF is proud to present a special sidebar program at this year’s Festival, the ASIAN CINERAMA: ASIAN FILM AWARDS ACADEMY ROADSHOW. Putting the spotlight on some of the best Asian films to debut over the last three years, the ASIAN CINERAMA program features six Asian Film Awards’ nominated and winning titles. Showcasing a diverse range of films from a variety of countries, the program features two titles from Hong Kong, one from Sout…

October’s Courtyard Cinema Film is THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY screening on October 13 at Ward Village

This October’s COURTYARD CINEMA at Ward Village, come and see THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (a return engagement, which we screened at HIFF Spring Showcase to two sold out screenings) starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons!
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Director: Matt Brown | United Kingdom | 114M

Synopsis:
Featuring terrific performances by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY tells the story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Indian…

HIFF 2016 Members Sneak Peek: Watch the latest thriller from director Park Chan-wook, THE HANDMAIDEN on October 12

We kick off the HIFF fall season with this year’s official HIFF MEMBERS SNEAK PEEK with the advance screening of THE HANDMAIDEN directed by Park Chan-wook!

THE HANDMAIDEN
Original title: 아가씨
director: Park Chan-wook
(South Korea, 2016, 166 min)
“SEXY AND TWISTY AND SO COMPELLING.” – Alison Willmore, Buzzfeed

“THE BEST FILM AT CANNES THIS YEAR. Deliriously twisty.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“FOUR STARS. A HUGELY ENTERTAINING THRILLER. Simmering wit…

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD: Keiki Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village, Thursday, September 8

 This September is KEIKI COURTYARD CINEMA at Ward Village! Bring the whole family to see the epic steampunk sci-fi adventure APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD!
Thursday, September 8, 2016
English Dubbed Version | 105M
“Thrilling! A film with instant-classic appeal!” — Variety
 
“Wonderful! An exciting roller coaster ride!” i09
 
“A clever dystopian adventure!” — The Hollywood Reporter
 
“Exciting!” — Huffington Post
 

Synopsis:
From the producers…

I HEART HIFF: See an advance screening of TUNNEL and purchase membership/badge discounts [8/25, 7pm at Ward 16]

It’s that time of year again, as summer days are behind us and we kick off the upcoming HIFF fall season (the 36th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani is November 3 – 13) with I HEART HIFF! Every year, the Festival presents a free screening of a new film to our HIFF Ohana members and audiences!

Aside from the free screening, it’s also an opportunity to take advantage of our I HEART HIFF early bird discounts for the Fall 2016 membership, including fast passes…

Get tickets to advance screening of KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS — Wednesday, August 17

Attend the advance screening of KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS from Laika Studios (CORALINE, CORPSE BRIDE) before it’s released in theatres! The advance screening takes place on Wednesday, August 17 at Consolidated Ward 16.
Synopsis: 
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seasid…

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS is August’s Courtyard Cinema Film — Thursday, August 11 at Ward Village

This August’s Free screening at Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village is the family drama FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS directed by Gabriele Muccino
Thursday, August 11, 2016
English | 116M

Synopsis:
Jake Davis (Russell Crowe), a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his…

Award winning ROOM is HIFF 2015 Sneak Peek this Wednesday, Oct 14

We kick off the HIFF fall season with this year’s official HIFF SNEAK PEEK with the advance screening of the award winning ROOM starring Brie Larson. The film, based on the bestselling novel, won the Audience Award at the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, an “unofficial” indicator for the upcoming Best Picture Academy Award race.
Synopsis: 
Joy Newsome (Brie Larson), also known as Ma, is being held captive with her five-year-old son, Jack, in a garden shed. It a…

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