Drive-In

HIFF presents Hawai‘i made short films at Aloha Drive-In at Ala Moana all February

Aloha Drive-In Movies screenings are back! The popular drive-in event is presenting two films every Friday and Saturday at Ala Moana Center all through February. Both films presented each night share a theme–i.e. “Black History Month: We Need A Hero” for SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDERVERSE and BLACK PANTHER on February 5 and BILL & TED’S …

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HIFF40 Recap: HIFF Drive-In Revives the Theater Going Experience

An ideal pit-stop for cooped-in families and quarantine joy-riders alike, the HIFF40 Drive-in Cinema was a much needed excuse to get outside. In addition to the vintage vibe, drive-in films allowed us the lost sensation of congregating and sharing a singular source of entertainment without violating health guidelines. The idea was brainstormed into conception as …

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HIFF40: 5 Asian American films to watch & 1 special birthday to celebrate

With the focus of Asia-Pacific Rim cinema at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, Asian American films are an important component of our festival programming. The late and famed film critic Roger Ebert hailed HIFF as a destination for emerging Asian American filmmakers, and this year is no different. Therefore, here are five …

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HIFF Drive-In at Varsity Building this weekend with CANE FIRE & WATER LIKE FIRE

HIFF comes full circle where it all began with our next HIFF Drive-In popping up at the Varsity Building in Mo‘ili‘ili this weekend! 40 years ago, the Festival screened 7 films at the former Consolidated Varsity Twins at the same location. HIFF is partnering with Kamehameha Schools and Wai Wai Collective by presenting two feature …

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