HIFF is proud to partner with Wai Kai to present two screenings at the new lifestyle event lawn on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. These films are FREE and open to the public, as part of the annual I ♥️ HIFF month in August.
On Friday, August 25 HIFF screens WATERMAN preceded by local short documentary NĀ KAMA KAI: CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN, a perfect date night event for ocean lovers of all ages. On Saturday, August 26, bring the whole ‘ohana for family friendly animated favorites LUCA preceded by local short film MANŌ. Both screenings will feature pre-show entertainment. Food and beverage is available at the on-site restaurants Kitchen Door the The LookOut, come early for Pau Hana specials from 4-7 p.m.. Dine-in or order takeout to bring out the lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy these films on the lawn in this new, in-demand venue in Ewa Beach.
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(2021, PG, 93 min, USA, Director: Isaac Halasima)
Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in this year’s Games — a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.
Plays with NĀ KAMA KAI: CHILDREN OF THE OCEAN
(2021, Unrated, 36 min, USA, Director: Ju Martins)
Nā Kama Kai (Children of the Ocean) is a short documentary about a non-profit’s mission to empower youth through ocean-based education, with the goal of cultivating environmental stewardship and building future community leaders. While traveling to Brazil for their first international clinic, participants quickly realize the many ways the ocean connects us rather than divides us.
(2021, PG, 101 min, USA, Director: Enrico Casarosa)
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca (voice of Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto (voice of Jack Dylan Grazer), but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
Plays with MANŌ
(2022, Unrated, 10 min, Hawai‘i, Director: Brittany Biggs)
Seen through the eyes of a tiger shark in Hawaiian waters over hundreds of millions of years, Manō illustrates the human impact on sharks and coral reefs.