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HIFF Spring Showcase 2015 Member’s Sneak Peek is WOMAN IN GOLD starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds


For the 2015 HIFF Spring Showcase (April 10 – 19), there will be an advance sneak peek of a new film and we’re inviting our HIFF Ohana members to attend this free screening! This FREE screening serves as a “mahalo” to our members by presenting a buzz-worthy, major film before its commercial release and to also officially kick off the HIFF Box-Office for the HIFF Ohana members.

We are honored to present the Hawaii premiere of WOMAN IN GOLD starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in a true story of reconciliation and returning the light to the darkness after many years from the ravages of war. The HIFF programmers saw this film at the Berlinale last month, where it had its world premiere, and felt it was the perfect film to kick-off the HIFF Spring Showcase festival season!

The one-time screening takes place on March 26, 7pm at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18.

(UK, 2015, 107min)

Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

WOMAN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘The Lady in Gold’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

Check out the trailer:

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