36th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival, 2016

2016 Hawaii International Film Festival
Presented by Halekulani
November 3-13, 2016 at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18
and Regal Kapolei Commons 12

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Folks, here are some new Filipino films you would like to see:


Antonio, a hotel worker in Manila, needs to make it to America. His father’s utter failure while living in Las Vegas compels Antonio to do anything and everything to support his cancer-ridden mother. However, he fails again and again to get a visa, despite taking many financial, emotional and personal risks. Haunted by his father’s past and discouraged by his current situation, Antonio comes to realize the power of a dream may just be within reach…

Friday, November 11 8:45 PM Dole Cannery
Saturday, November 12 11:00 AM Dole Cannery


Can an impersonator find his own voice? At 68, Pepe (Pinoy rock legend Pepe Smith delivering a raw performance) has dedicated his life to impersonating legendary Filipino rock star Joey Smith. Straddling the line between reality and imagination while sinking deeper into old age, he must undertake a journey of self-discovery to free himself from the shadow of his hero and become his own man. Only then can he be free to write the song of his career.

Wednesday, November 09 8:00 PM Dole Cannery
Friday, November 11 12:30 PM Dole Cannery


As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation is not an easy feat. Bemz and her team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies. Culminating on election day, OUT RUN looks into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe.

Thursday, November 10 5:45 PM Dole Cannery
Saturday, November 12 12:15 PM Dole Cannery


Ford, a surfing instructor from the Philippines, has been told his whole life that he’s the son of Francis Ford Coppola and that he was conceived during the on-location filming of APOCALYPSE NOW. He has wasted his youth waiting as his mother petitions the director to acknowledge Ford as his son. As the surfing season ends, Ford is forced to confront his past actions, inactions, and the stories of his life.

Saturday, November 05 4:30 PM Dole Cannery
Monday, November 07 3:00 PM Dole Cannery

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