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November 18, 2022

HOCCI @ HIFF42: THE WIND AND THE RECKONING is epic, emotional, and authentic

THE WIND AND THE RECKONING was the Opening Night Film for the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film is currently in commercial release.  The powerhouse duo, Jason Scott Lee and Lindsay Watson, take part in a masterpiece by bringing to light the incredible Hawaiian story of Koʻolau and Piʻilani with THE …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: THE WIND AND THE RECKONING Review

THE WIND AND THE RECKONING was the Opening Night Film for the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. The film is currently in commercial release.  Filmed in just 16 days during a worldwide pandemic, THE WIND AND THE RECKONING is a film I’ve anticipated for over a year. I first heard of it …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: MY SMALL LAND Review

MY SMALL LAND was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani.  Previously known for directing the short film CIRCLE, Emma Kawawada from the Bun-buku production group makes her feature film directorial debut with MY SMALL LAND. It is a beautiful drama and bitter-sweet coming-of-age movie which follows the challenges …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: BROKER Review

BROKER was an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani.  Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest film was perhaps my most anticipated out of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Not only was it met with rave reviews and considered a top contender for the Palme d’Or, but Kore-eda’s previous film SHOPLIFTERS was one …

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