Kumu Kahua Theatre to Host Maoli Film Festival

Kumu Kahua Theatre to Host Maoli Film Festival

In honor of the ninth annual MAMO: Maoli Arts Month, Kumu Kahua Theatre and Pacific Islanders in Communications bring you the fourth annual Maoli Film Festival at Kumu Kahua Theatre.

Using the medium of film to share the Hawaiian tradition of storytelling, this film festival presents authentic Hawaiian voice. The Maoli Film Festival gives center stage to Hawaiian film makers and films about Hawaiians.

The festival will take place on Saturday afternoon with an evening of independent films, produced by Hawaiian filmmakers and artists. The films presented will include: 5:00PM: Family Ingredients, Produced by Heather Haunani Giugni and Dan Nakasone Directed by Ty Sanga; 6:30PM: Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau by Sam George; 8:30PM: The Haumana by Keo Woolford.

Films will be shown in separate ?seatings,? each including a feature length film. There will be three seatings.

Tickets can be purchased at Kumu Kahua Theatre one hour prior to each seating. Food, beer and wine will also be available for purchase prior to each seating.

Maoli ArtsMonth was developed by the Pa?i Foundation and the Bishop Museum to give Maoli Artists opportunities to show their work.

Established in 1991, the mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island History, culture and contemporary challenges.

Kumu Kahua Theater in downtown Honolulu is now celebrating its 43nd season of encouraging Hawaii?s playwrights, producing plays by and about Hawaii?s people and developing artists and audiences surrounding this work.

Kumu Kahua Theatre is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor?s Office of Culture and the Arts, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); The Hawaiian Electric Company, The Atherton Foundation, The Hawai?i Tourism Authority, The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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