Hawaii Film Blog

Friday, September 02, 2005

Grrls Gone Riled

The Guerrilla Girls

Get ready for this weekend's 2nd Annual GiRL FeST Hawaii, a weeklong event (today to 9/11) that hopes to help "prevent violence against women and girls through education and art."

In addition to workshops, panels, concerts, exhibits, and lectures (including one by former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown), there is a full-on film fest with loads of great films about women and girls. These include Punahou/Harvard/Berkeley grad Kimberlee Bassford's Student Academy Award winning documentary "Cheerleader" (Wed, 9/7, 4pm), Jennifer Akana-Sturla's "Kamea" (Wed, 9/7, 4pm) James Sereno's "Silent Years" (Sun, 9/4, 4pm), and Puhipau/Joan Lander's "Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege" (Sat, 9/3, 12pm).

Plus, there will be many great non-Hawaii-related films, including one of my personal faves, "Parallel Lines" a documentary by Nina Davenport about the various strangers she encountered during her lone post-9/11 cross-country drive from CA back home to NYC (Mon, 9/5, 4pm).

All GiRL FeST film screenings will show at the Varsity Theater. Go see 'em!

>> GiRL FeST Hawaii

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