The upcoming Filipino Film Festival at the HMA feat. new biopics on Pacquiao & the father of the nation. (04/04 to 04/24)
Attend numerous special events during the current John Young Museum of Art exhibition from March 6 – May 6, 2016.
CSEAS invites audiences to a talk on the interpretation of ethnic relations through student engagement with Malaysian films.
Meet Jen Shyu, of Solo Rites: Seven Breaths, during this free artist talk story and film screening of rare fieldworks film footage of music and dance traditions East Timor, Indonesia, South Korea, and Taiwan and an exclusive preview of Solo Rites: Seven Breaths followed by a Q&A session.
CSEAS invites audiences to a talk on the interpretation of ethnic relations through student engagement with Malaysian films. (on 2/10)
Join CSEAS for a heroic tale that transforms into an examination of the Aetas’ ethnic group’s psyche and their sad but accepted place in national politics. A series of short films on education in Southeast Asia will accompany the film after the feature presentation.
Kitarajanipon is one of the Thai films that will be screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2015 (HIFF). Join two of the directors for a brief chat with refreshments during this event.
The period and setting are not specified, but the film noir atmosphere and styles of clothing and transport strongly suggest the police-state Indonesia of Suharto’s heyday; this is that rarest of genre movies, a ghost story with a political subtext–complete with police brutality, vigilante mobs, bureaucratic stonewalling, governmental corruption and an increasingly cowed and repressed general public, not to mention a series of gruesome deaths.
Three Marks of Existence willfully dwells on the topic of impermanence, suffering, and the non-self. M doesn’t understand it yet, but his search for that previously undiscovered inner self will be a like a wild rollercoaster ride that merges both an Anderson-esque style of indie comedy and a deeper, more figurative meaning to its comfortable lightheartedness on the path to enlightenment, so to say.
Utilizing all sorts of devices such as the flashback, the story-within-a-story, non-linear structure, suspense and action as readily as heavy drama or moments of hilarity, and even a montage (that didn’t quite do it for us), all of these are textured by Ellis and his co-writer Frank E. Flowers into a most impressive framework that can only come from an experienced storyteller. It’s drama, it’s crime, it’s a story of a family’s survival against the struggle of life and even though it lacks the blood, gore, zombies and the monsters of the Fantasia Film Festival