From Ann Marie:
The ‘Oiwi Film Festival being held at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts is the first film festival where all the films are by Hawaiians in the position of Director and/or Producer.
The ‘Oiwi Film Festival opened at the Doris Duke Theatre on May 1st and screens films until May 26th.
I want to let you know my new film “Homealani” is the film that will be closing the ‘Oiwi Film Festival. An earlier film I made, “Happy Birthday, Tutu Ruth”, will be screened before “Homealani.” “Homealani” is screening Sunday, May 23rd, Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th. I will do a Q & A after the May 26th screening of “Homealani.”
Or tickets can be purchased at the Doris Duke Theatre door.
Tickets for the films are: 8 general, 7 students, senior, military, 5 museum members. I hope you can come. Please forward to others.
“Ka Hoohanohano Ana I Ko Kakou Mau Kupuna (Honoring Our Ancestors)”
Screens at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23rd, Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th
(post-screening filmmakers Q & A at 7:30 p.m. May 26th)
» “Happy Birthday, Tutu Ruth” Director: Ann Marie Kirk
This is the story of 90-year-old Ruth Makaila Kaholoa’a, a force of nature from Waipio Valley on Hawai’i island. This film vividly captures the spirit and strength of this beautiful Hawaiian woman.
» “Homealani” Director: Ann Marie Kirk
Homealani is the story of Oliver Homealani Kupau, the grandfather of the filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk. Born the year her grandfather died, the filmmaker takes us on the journey of discovering who he was as an indigenous Hawaiian man and the legacy he has left with everyone whose lives he has touched.