Hawaii Film Blog

Thursday, November 17, 2005

TiVo This, Buy That

Nathan Kurosawa's "The Ride" (Third Reef Pictures)

"An Untold Triumph" - Thurs, 11/24 , 8pm, PBS Hawaii Ch. 10

Dir: Stephani Castillo. Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips, this film documents the U.S. Army's 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments in WWII. Film won Audience Award at the 2003 Hawaii International Film Festival.

"Race is the Place" - Tues, 11/22, 10pm, PBS Hawaii Ch. 10

Ray Telles, Rick Tejada-Flores. An audacious visual and verbal riff on race in America from a wide swath of artists, poets, rappers, performance artists, cultural critics, and comedians, including Hawaii's own Haunani-Kay Trask and Lois-Ann Yamanaka. The film played at LVHIFF last month.

"The Ride" - On 11/23, Borders Books in Hawaii will be the exclusive retailer of local boy Nathan Kurosawa's made-in-Hawaii feature "The Ride" on DVD during the holiday season. Buy it in the next few weeks or wait for it to hit theaters--Kurosawa's Third Reef Pictures just signed theatrical distribution deals with a North American distributor, and an international distributor for the Japanese market. To kick-off the DVD release, Kurosawa and the principal actors will be hitting the local Borders stores to say hi and give autographs. Catch them at one of the following Borders stores:

* Ward Center – Friday, 11/25, 4pm
* Waikele – Saturday, 11/26 at 2 pm
* Pearlridge – Saturday, 11/26 at 6pm

* Kahului – Sunday, 11/27 at 2PM

Here's the film's official spiel: "When cocky, young surfing champion David Monroe wipes out on a big wave, he slips back in time to 1911 Hawai’i. Washing up on Waikiki beach, he discovers the true spirit of surfing when he is befriended by a young Hawaiian beachboy not yet known to the world - the future Olympic and surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku."

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