141 films/events

#HANDBALLSTRIVE
Japan 2019 | 108 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Comedy

Masao is a high school student in the town of Kumamoto. Together with his friend Okamoto, the two start an Instagram hashtag, #Handballstrive, that goes viral. The publicity from the hashtag prompts...

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

76 DAYS
76天
China 2020 | 93 min.
New American Perspectives | Documentary

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at...

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

ABOMINABLE
United States 2019 | 97 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series |

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of HIFF's ALOHA DRIVE-IN Series. After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic...

Thu, Nov 19 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

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

ALOHA SURF HOTEL
United States 2020 | 94 min.
Made in Hawaii | Comedy

Tai Alonzo was a legendary surfer with big things ahead of him, but years later, he's divorced, living in his van, his pro surfing days long behind him. When he is forced to take a job at a...

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

Thu, Nov 05 - 5:30PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Fri, Nov 20 - 5:30PM  Consolidated Mililani

Fri, Nov 20 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

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

ASSASSINS
United States 2020 | 104 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

In 2017, the half-brother of Kim Jong-un was assassinated in Malaysia’s international airport. Kim Jong-nam’s murder occured in broad daylight. It was further illuminated by airport...

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

BE WATER
United States 2020 | 96 min.
Documentary Panorama | Asian American, Biographical, Documentary, History

Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive,...

Nov 27th 3:00 PM - Nov 28th 3:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BE WATER BRUCE LEE 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & PANEL
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

November 27, 2020 will be Bruce Lee's 80th birthday. To celebrate, HIFF is will host an online panel with director Bao Nguyen, Bruce Lee Enterprises and daughter Shannon Lee, culture writer Phil...

Nov 27th 4:45 PM - Nov 27th 5:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BEAUTY WATER
기기괴괴 성형수
South Korea 2020 | 85 min.
Spotlight on Korea | Animation, Horror, Thriller

One night the overweight Yaeji receives an unexpected package containing a sample and video for a mysterious product simply called Beauty Water. After viewing the shocking video, Yaeji is both...

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

BELLY OF THE BEAST
United States 2020 | 81 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues, Women

Recent reports of forced sterilizations of detained women in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities may seem like news to many of us, but it is actually the latest manifestation of...

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

A BELOVED WIFE
喜劇 愛妻物語
Japan 2019 | 117 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Comedy

While married for a decade and parenting their young daughter together, Gota and Chika struggle to fulfill one another’s matrimonial wishes. Chika regularly scorns Gota’s failed...

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

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

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
United States 2015 | 115 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Social Issues

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (FREEDOM RIDERS, THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL) examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture. The...

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

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

BUILDING HISTORY 3.0
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF XR Showcase |

Click the GET TICKETS link below to join a Free Interactive Zoom Session for 3rd to 8th graders! Join us on November 14th for a special presentation of the BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 Program....

Nov 14th 10:00 AM - Nov 14th 11:00 AM  | ONLINE ACCESS

CANE FIRE
United States 2020 | 90 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Ethnographic, Experimental, History, Politics, Social Issues

While utilizing footage of Hollywood films set in Hawaii and various corporate commercials that paint the islands as paradise, CANE FIRE examines years of economic and social exploitation of the...

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

Sat, Nov 14 - 7:00PM  Varsity Building Drive-In

A CONVERSATION WITH ANN HUI (SPOTLIGHT ON HONG KONG)
Hong Kong SAR China 2020 | 60 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong |

Missed the Conversation? View the discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.  We are honored to host revered auteur Ann Hui as our Spotlight on Hong Kong Filmmaker in Profile and HIFF40...

Nov 11th 7:00 PM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

A CONVERSATION WITH DAVE FILONI (HALEKULANI MAVERICK AWARD)
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

A Special Pre-Recorded Discussion with Dave Filoni and HIFF Artistic Director Anderson Le is available NOW on the HIFF Facebook Page! CLICK HERE TO WATCH DISCUSSION  "There isn't...

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