Hawaii International Film Festival: Kauai Showcase
eventNov 21 6:00 pm - Nov 24 9:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Hosted by Historic Waimea Theater and Cultural Arts Center
Nov 21 6:00 pm - Nov 24 9:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.
Opening Night Event: Yellow Rose Film, Music by Keola Akau, Q&A by Rey Cuerdo, and Catered by Waimea Theater
Thursday Nov 21
6:00 Opening entertainment | Dinner
7:30 Yellow Rose | United States | 95M
Rose, an undocumented 17-year-old Filipina, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee, leaving behind the only... + More
Fri Nov 22 6:00pm Kampai! Sake Sisters | Japan| 101M
For centuries, women were forbidden to set foot into sake breweries, let alone be involved with its production. Today, women are the ones driving the most exciting changes within the ever-evolving sake industry in Japan. KAMPAI!: SAKE SISTERS invites audiences into the passionate lives of three pioneering women who are making their mark on the highly competitive, traditionally male-dominated... + More
Fri Nov 22 8:00PM INSEPARABLE BROS | South Korea | 118M
Two kids—a quadriplegic and a mentally handicapped boy—find each other after they are abandoned by their parents at a foster home for children with special needs. They soon develop a very deep, complementary friendship. But after living 20 years together, the local government threatens to shut down their foster home. Will these INSEPARABLE BROS finally be torn apart? Or will they... + More
SAT NOV 23 1:15PM MADE IN HAWAII Shorts | PROGRAM LENGTH 106M
This shorts program will include EIGHT short films. The films will be as follows:
808: HOW WE RESPOND, DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKIKI, DRIVING, FALL GUY ('Ohina), LIKE MADDAH ('Ohina), MO'O ('Ohina), MOLOKAI BOUND, OTHER PEOPLE ('Ohina).
Sat Nov 23 3:45PM BIKRAM: YOGI. GURU. PREDATOR | United States | 91M
Arriving in Beverly Hills from Calcutta in the early 1970s, hot yoga instructor Bikram Choudhury cultivated a celebrity following and built a global fitness empire, but by the 2010s, he battled numerous sexual abuse allegations and stories of an aggressive, cult-like training environment. BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR shines a light on the women who took him down and explores the contradiction... + More
Sat Nov 23 5:30PM GO BACK TO CHINA | United States | 101M
Sasha Li (Anna Akana) is a spoiled rich girl. After burning through most of her trust fund, her father cuts her off and gives her an ultimatum to go back to China to work in the family's toy business. What begins simply as a way to regain financial support soon develops into a life altering journey of self discovery, as Sasha discovers her passion for toy designing and learns to reconnect... + More
Sat Nov 23 7:30 PM EXIT | South Korea | 108M
Yong-Nam was one of the best rock climbers in college but hasn't had much luck elsewhere after graduation. For his mother's 70th birthday, he insists on having the party at Dream Garden, because his old crush, Eui-Ju (Im Yoon-a from GIRLS’ GENERATION) works there as the restaurant manager. But, when a disaster strikes, covering an entire district in Seoul with mysterious toxic... + More
Sun Nov 24 1:00PM WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS | United States | 102M
A group of tween girls chant into megaphones, marching in the San Francisco Trans March. Fists clenched high, they wear brown berets and vests showcasing colorful badges like “Black Lives Matter” and “Radical Beauty.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, the film documents the journey of the... + More
Sun Nov 24 3:00PM RIDE YOUR WAVE | Japan | 100M
Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Devastated, Hinako cannot look at the sea, until one day, she randomly sings their favorite song... + More
Sun Nov 24 5:00PM HAOLE | United States | 72M
HAOLE, the latest film from local filmmaker James Sereno (PARADISE BROKEN) and novelist Chris McKinney (THE TATTOO) takes place in Kahalu’u, on the Windward side of Oahu. Thirteen-year-old David Kealoha dreams of escaping rural Hawaii. But when Jonah Morris, a white kid from Phoenix, Arizona moves into the neighborhood, tragedy strikes, irrevocably changing the trajectory of David's... + More
Sun Nov 24 7:00PM PARASITE | South Korea | 137M
Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his wife and two kids are poor and unemployed, living in a basement apartment and scraping by with the use of handouts and the neighbors’ wifi. One day son Ki-woo learns that his friend is going abroad and leaving behind a prestigious tutoring job for a rich family. A plan is hatched. As Ki-woo manipulates his way in as the rich daughter’s tutor, the... + More
HIFF Kauai Showcase | Opening Night Event ONLY
$40.00 / each
Opening Night ticket includes 1 Admission to preview Yellow Rose, Pre-Show Entertainment, Pre-Show event meal, Q&A Session.
HIFF Kauai Showcase | HIFF PASSPORT $100
$100.00 / each
Passport price includes Opening Night event, 11 films, and event meals(Sat & Sun).
HIFF Kauai Showcase | HIFF PASS $75
$75.00 / each
Pass price includes 11 films, and event meals(Sat & Sun).