FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 10

Imogen

​Imogen wants to play with her dad, but he’s too busy talking on the phone. She decides to fly off into her imagination.

Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle

A Place in the Middle is the true story of Hoʻonani, an eleven year old girl who dreams of leading the hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. She's fortunate that her teacher understands first-hand what it's like to be “in the middle” and the traditional Hawaiian embrace of mahu, those who embody both male and female spirit. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is to be true to yourself.

Kumu Hina: A Place in the Middle won the Audience Choice Award at the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival in New York.

In English and Hawaiian with English subtitles.

Lila

Lila is a dreamy girl who can’t resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it. Hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it, to somehow “patch it up,” creating drawings that complete whatever she thinks it is missing.

 

Lila

Lila is a dreamy girl who can’t resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it. Hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it, to somehow “patch it up,” creating drawings that complete whatever she thinks it is missing.

 

Michi

Michi leaves her familiar home for an adventure, expecting to experience something new and wonderful. However, when she meets the community of Mojis, Michi faces challenges that will change her idea of home.

Michi

Michi leaves her familiar home for an adventure, expecting to experience something new and wonderful. However, when she meets the community of Mojis, Michi faces challenges that will change her idea of home.

Monkey King: Hero is Back

西游记之大圣归来

Dubbed in English

The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth. After angering the Gods, he was imprisoned in an ice cage deep within the mountains. Five hundred years later, child-snatching monsters attack a small village. The young orphan Jiang Liu’er, a monk in training, escapes to the mountains to save one of the children, and unknowingly disrupts the spell that holds the Monkey King hostage.

Mr. Violet

Мr. Violet lives on a mug in a busy cafe. His life is boring and full of lonely feelings, until the time when the presence of another mug changes his life.

 

Mr. Violet

Мr. Violet lives on a mug in a busy cafe. His life is boring and full of lonely feelings, until the time when the presence of another mug changes his life.

 

One Cool Friend

On a spontaneous visit to the aquarium, Elliot discovers his dream pet, a penguin. When he asks his father if he may have one, his father says yes. Elliot should have realized that Dad was probably thinking of a toy penguin, not a real one…  This endearing adventure is based on the book by the New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small.

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