Sneak Peek / Program Launch for HIFF Ohana Members – Sept. 30th
As an exclusive benefit for HIFF Ohana members, we will be showing a film for free on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30pm at the Regal Dole Cannery theaters. The full program and schedule of films will be revealed, and our hard copy program guides will be ready. This will also be where our 2009 festival trailer premieres (trailer stars Daniel Dae Kim of LOST).
“Destined to become a classic in the martial arts genre, HIFF is proud to present IP MAN, starring international superstar Donnie Yen. Yen portrays the title role of the famed Wing Chun master Ip Man, who counted Bruce Lee among his many students. Set in the 1930’s, Master Ip lives with his wife and son in the city of Fo Shan, where he is revered by the local populace. However, everything changes with the onset of World War II. Like many other cities, Fo Shan is invaded by the Japanese military who seize control of the city. Now amongst the hordes of the oppressed and clinging to survival, Master Ip discovers that he has become a source of hope and strength for the Chinese people. With intense combat sequences by action director Sammo Hung, IP MAN is sure to entertain audiences with its powerful combination of moving drama and breathtaking action.” – Ian Hirokawa