Just Added to #HIFF38: Awards hopeful THE FAVOURITE, Music doc ECHO IN THE CANYON at Courtyard Cinema and North Shore surfing documentary MOMENTUM GENERATION

By HIFF | October 26, 2018

Although the #HIFF38 film program is finalized, the film programmers still take opportunities to fill select TBA screening slots during the Festival. For the upcoming fest, we’ve added some last minute additions and they’re world-class films ranging from an Oscar hopeful with a brilliant performance by Olivia Coleman and the latest film from the director of THE LOBSTER; to the definitive music documentary about the groundbreaking rock and folk musicians that lived in Laurel Canyon and defined a generation through music; and a definitive surfing film executive produced by Robert Redford that looks back at the ragtag team of surfers from the North Shore that defined a sport. Better yet, two of these films are FREE TO THE PUBLIC!


Musician Jakob Dylan (THE WALLFLOWERS) takes an insider’s look at the roots of the historic music scene of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas. With interviews from greats such as Lou Adler, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips, Brian Wilson, Tom Petty and many more, the film looks at this unique moment in time.

ECHO IN THE CANYON will have its Hawaii premiere at Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village. Director Andrew Slater and Jakob Dylan will be in attendance to present the screening and participate in an after-film Q&A. FREE ADMISSION but a ticket is still required. RSVP here.


In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (THE CROWN’s Olivia Coleman) occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone), arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. The latest film from director Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER).


On the north shore of O’ahu, a ragtag group of teenage surfers—Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Kalani Robb, Benji Weatherly, Ross Williams, Pat O'Connell and Taylor Steele—congregated in a small house with easy access to the infamous surfing spot known as the Pipeline. Some, having already built careers surfing smaller waves in Florida and California, were there to prove themselves against the best surfers in Hawaii, while others were young locals looking for a group of guys to surf with—and all sought a community of people on whom they could depend, in ways they never found in their own volatile home lives. They are the MOMENTUM GENERATION. From directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, and executive producer Robert Redford, catch this advance screening before it airs on HBO in December. FREE ADMISSION but a ticket is still required. RSVP here.

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