71 films/events

Drama

091319.MOV
United States 2020 | 5 min.
Student Showcase | Drama

Told through the eyes of a high school teen, this film depicts the lonely reality of studying abroad layered with the spoken and unspoken nuances communicated between a mother and son. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

38 MINUTES
United States 2020 | 17 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Action, Drama

Inspired by actual events, ex-Navy SEAL, Joe Taverner, is in for his biggest battle yet; his journey to save his wife and their family before an incoming ballistic missile strikes Hawaii. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

AINU MOSIR
Japan 2020 | 84 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Native/Indigenous Peoples

Kanto is a fourteen-year-old boy and a descendant of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people. He lives with his mother, Emi, who runs a souvenir store in the small town in Hokkaido, where the Ainu...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 15th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

AMMONITE
United Kingdom 2020 | 117 min.
Panorama | Drama

In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches...

Mon, Nov 09 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Mon, Nov 09 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

ANY CRYBABIES AROUND?
泣く子はいねぇが
Japan 2020 | 106 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

Irresponsible new father Tasuku cannot get his act together, even for the sake of his baby daughter. When he commits a disgraceful act in his small village in northern Japan while portraying a...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

AWAKE
Japan 2020 | 119 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama

Eiichi and Riku are devoted to shogi (Japanese chess). Having grown up together, they both challenged and heightened one another’s skills. But as years passed, Riku became impossible to defeat....

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BABY DONE
New Zealand 2020 | 91 min.
Pacific Showcase | Comedy, Drama

Executive produced by Taika Waititi (JOJO RABBIT, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), this Kiwi-infused amalgam of SHE'S HAVING A BABY and GIRLS stars comedienne Rose Matafeo (THE BREAKER UPPERS)....

Wed, Nov 18 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Olino

Wed, Nov 18 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Fri, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

THE BEST IS YET TO COME
不止不休
China 2020 | 115 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama, History, Social Issues

Beijing 2003.Young writer Han Dong has moved to the big city hoping to make it big. But with no formal education, or proper travel permit, he struggles. So when a reporter at Jingcheng...

Thu, Nov 12 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Thu, Nov 12 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

BIGGIE & SHRIMP
New Zealand 2019 | 14 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

On a downbeat housing estate, a teenager confronts his self-identity and masculinity, putting his only true friendship at risk.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

BOAT PEOPLE
投奔怒海
Hong Kong SAR China 1982 | 109 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Drama, History

Shiomi Akutagawa, a Japanese photojournalist, travels to Vietnam to document life under communist rule. Government officials are all too happy to take him on a tour of villages that are clean, happy...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BROWN BODIES IN A FAR SEA
United States 2019 | 8 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Drama

After hearing about an incoming hurricane, a young girl makes preparations to defend her home.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

CHARITY
United States 2020 | 12 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama, Horror

A man wakes up to find an ominous stranger in his dining room and is faced with making an impossible decision.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

DADDY'S GIRL
Kōtiro
New Zealand 2020 | 13 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

Te Puhi prepares herself for the toughest day of her life as her father, Tui prepares a kai for his girl. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

DAUGHTERS
Japan 2020 | 104 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Drama, Women

Best friends Koharu and Ayano live cosmopolitan and youthful lives in Tokyo. Both women work in fashion and art, spending much of their free time drinking and eating. Their fast-paced, interwoven...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

DEFINITION PLEASE
United States 2020 | 91 min.
Panorama | Drama, Self-discovery

Young Monica Chowdry was an Indian parent’s paragon of a child: beautiful, smart, artistic, and a Scripps Spelling Bee champion. Now that she has grown up, however, the future seems tenebrous:...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

FUKUSHIMA 50
Japan 2020 | 122 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Disaster, Drama

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked the eastern coast of Japan and caused a mega-tsunami that may have been over 100 feet high. The tsunami struck the seaside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

GEORAMA BOY, PANORAMA GIRL
ジオラマボーイ・パノラマガール
Japan 2020 | 105 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Coming of Age, Drama, Romance

Quirky, bubbly high school student Haruko longs for romance, or even a first kiss. Shy Kenichi is confused about life, and love, causing him to suddenly drop out of school. When the two collide in a...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME
United States 2020 | 100 min.
Panorama | Comedy, Drama, Foodie, Music, Women

At the height of Christine’s career, she learns the unbearable news that her father has passed away after months of silence between them. Upon returning home, Christine undertakes the burdens...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Fri, Nov 20 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Sun, Nov 22 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

GONE WITH THE LIGHT
被光抓走的人
China 2019 | 131 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

From director Dong Runnian, and starring Huang Bo, GONE WITH THE LIGHT, is a story of change and profound self-reflection. When a mysterious light appears in a Chinese city causing people to suddenly...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A GOOD MOTHER
South Korea 2020 | 24 min.
Shorts Program: Turning Point | Drama

Su-mi accepting that her daughter is homosexual attends a meeting for celebrating Ms.Kim(her co-worker)'s daughter's wedding.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

GROWING PAINS
少年阿堯
Taiwan ROC 2020 | 25 min.
Shorts Program: Turning Point | Drama

Fourteen-year-old Yao is sick of his worn-out shoes, which his father never replaces. One day, after a confrontation with debt collectors, his father suddenly buys him a pair of expensive...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HARANA
United States 2020 | 10 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama, Romance

Jose, an elderly Filipino man struggles with the decision to put his ailing wife Pacita in a care home for her advancing dementia. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

HARANA (SERENADE)
United States 2019 | 17 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Drama, Music

In 1995 Las Vegas, a homesick cover band singer writes an original song to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HAWAIIAN SOUL
United States 2020 | 19 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Drama

Amidst the 1970s native rights movement, George Helm, a young Hawaiian activist and musician must gain the support of kūpuna (elders) from Maui to aid in protecting the neighboring island of...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 22 - 7:00PM  Windward Mall Drive-In

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:30PM  Consolidated Ward

HITMAN
United States 2020 | 26 min.
Student Showcase | Crime Drama, Drama, Family Friendly, Thriller

Honolulu, 2045. A bounty hunter frantically tries to free his childhood best friend from jail, leading him to a decision that could ruin his conscience forever.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HOKUSAI
Japan 2020 | 129 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Art, Drama, History

Painter Hokusai Katsushika (The Great Wave off Kanagawa) is one of the greatest Japanese artists of all time. From director Hajime Hashimoto comes a sprawling, lush biopic of the man and the myth....

Tue, Nov 10 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Tue, Nov 10 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Tue, Nov 17 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Tue, Nov 17 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

I WEIRDO
怪胎
Taiwan ROC 2020 | 102 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Drama, Romance

Po-ching is isolated by others who perceive him as quirky. But, his social life is actually hindered by his diagnosed OCD. This changes when Po-ching finds Chen Ching who also struggles with human...

Sun, Nov 22 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

I'M YOUR WOMAN
United States 2020 | 120 min.
Panorama | Crime Drama, Drama

Suburban housewife Jean (Rachel Brosnahan, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL) lives a seemingly easy life, supported by husband Eddie’s (Bill Heck) career as a thief. But when Eddie betrays his...

Thu, Nov 12 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Thu, Nov 19 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Thu, Nov 19 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

IKAIKA
United States 2020 | 9 min.
ACM UHM Showcase | Drama

Ikaika, a middle school kid, works towards a better understanding of who he is as he world begins to fall apart.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS
United States 2020 | 85 min.
Panorama | Drama

THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS is a riveting and restrained autopsy of a marriage in free fall. David and Nikki have already separated, with David returning to his parent’s home. They both agree to...

Nov 8th 7:00 PM - Nov 8th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 20th 7:00 PM - Nov 20th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A LEG

Taiwan ROC 2020 | 115 min.
Spotlight on Taiwan | Drama, Romance

Taiwanese superstars Gwei Lun-mei and Yo Yang star in the directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter Chang Yao-sheng (A SUN). Gwei and Yang play a couple, who initially meet and fall in love for...

Sun, Nov 22 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

LIMBO
United States 2019 | 5 min.
Student Showcase | Drama

The story follows a boy who lost someone he's loved recently. Ever since her passing, life has been a little hard for him. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

THE LONGING FADE
United States 2020 | 8 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Drama

A lonely woman struggles with her sense of self and fading memory as she embarks on a journey of closure in this touching story about love, loss, and forgiveness.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

LUCKY CHAN-SIL
찬실이는 복도 많지
South Korea 2019 | 95 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Drama, Romance, Self-discovery

After the sudden death of the director she worked with for many years, 40-something film producer Chan-sil is now unemployed. Jobless, moneyless, and unable to find work in her field, she begins to...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
Bhutan 2019 | 109 min.
Film For Thought | Drama, Educational, Family Friendly

Musician Ugyen struggles to excel in his teaching career, despite having one of Bhutan’s more coveted jobs. He is in fact so unmotivated, that his superiors decide to give him a special...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

MAGIC KINGDOM
夢樂園
Hong Kong SAR China, United States 2020 | 15 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Drama

The story is set in 1997 against the backdrop of the looming handover of Hong Kong to China. Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from Hong Kong to California under the pretense of...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

71 films/events
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