The Hawai’i International Film Festival returns to the Hilo Palace Theater with an exciting program of 7 feature length films and 2 Made in Hawai’i shorts programs.
High Tide, Don’t Hide @1:30PM
In HIDE TIDE, DON’T HIDE, five New Zealand teens join the global movement to end the climate crisis. But after a young indigenous activist highlights the movements’ lack of diversity, especially since the climate crisis disproportionately affects indigneous communities, the group must confront its own prejudices and inequality in their activism.
Rock Bottom Riser @ 4PM
Filled with astounding telescopic imagery and engaging digressions into philosophically related phenomena, ROCK BOTTOM RISER breaks temporal and generic boundaries, touching upon everything from astronomy to geology to ethnography, from the origins of the universe to colonialism’s remapping of our planet.
I Was a Simple Man @7PM
Masao is an aging man who lives a solitary existence on Oʻahu’s North Shore. But when he learns that he’s not long for this world, his life’s regrets begin to surface, like a slowly rising tide. As Masao becomes bed-ridden, previously distant sons and daughters trickle into his home to provide end-of-life care. Most mysteriously, Masao’s late wife, Grace, returns to haunt him, triggering flashbacks to the past Masao must learn to confront.