September 21, 2018
Join Maui Arts & Cultural Center for the inaugural screening on Maui of the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase, with incredible independent films from Hawai‘i. Since 1999, ‘Ohina has been Hawai‘i's largest annual short film festival, dedicated to gathering and presenting original works by students, amateurs and professional filmmakers. Although entries can come from around the world, there is only one requirement: a creative relationship to the Hawaiian Islands. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the films with Gerard Elmore of ‘Ohina. Tickets will be $12, available for purchase in July.
Kālewa: Hawaiian astronaut and geologist Kainoa Kalewa strives to finish a mission on a distant planet. As he fights against the odds, he remembers the last moments he had with his family on earth, and the struggles he faced to make amends with his father.
The Last Taxi Dance: In a ballroom called Paradise, in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned American soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream.
Hae Hawai‘i: A man steals the Hawaiian flag in hopes of raising it when the Kingdom is restored.
The Moon and the Night: In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.
Mauka to Makai: Follow Akamu's story as he struggles to find the right balance in life with the help of his cousin Kaipo and the Kāneʻohe community.
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