Aloha and Mahalo, Roger Ebert

Yesterday HIFF lost one of its greatest friends ever. Our dear pal and colleague Roger Ebert finally left us, after his brave, elegant battle. His disease took his physical voice but never, ever slowed his wit, wisdom, or positive attitude. An extraordinary champion of the Hawaii International Film Festival from his very first visit, Roger jumped right into HIFF and loved every minute of it. We all loved him back. His visits to HIFF were momentous occasions and added immeasurably to eac…

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