Hawaii Film Blog

Monday, December 19, 2005

Around Town

Ready to barf from Christmas-music-and-shopping-crowds overdose? Here are some film-related things to do around the holidays. Mele Kalikimaka!

Christmas at Kuhio

  • When: Thurs, Dec 22, 6-9PM
  • Where: Kuhio Park Terrace Resource Center Gymnasium in Kalihi (1485 Linapuni St.)
  • What: FREE community event featuring live music and a screening of ESPN's award-winning documentary, "Polynesian Power: Islanders in Pro Football" narrated by The Rock, and preceded by a selection of short films from Pacific Islanders in Communications' 2005 Short Film Initiative. "Polynesian Power" chronicles the personal journeys of two Samoan football players through their time at the University of Hawaii and beyond. Other highlights of the evening include live music headlined by Kupa'aina; a free raffle of an official Pisa Tinoisamoa #50 NFL Rams Jersey and UH footballs autographed by Coach June Jones; and special guest appearances by HawaiiSports Hall of Famer and NFL great Charlie Ane, current UH football players, and local filmmaker Jeremy Spear who will introduce his film.
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Co-presented by Urban Real Estate Management Co., the PACT Community Teen Program and Pacific Islanders in Communications.
  • More Info: Tiva Aga, 808-832-6016 or Christine Everett, 808-842-1843.

Weta Workshop Movie Artist Seminar

  • When: Two seminars: Sat, Dec 31 & Mon, Jan 2, 10-11:30am
  • Where: Ward Stadium 16 Theatres
  • What: Matt Appleton of New Zealand's famed FX house Weta Workshop (co-founded by Peter Jackson) will be in town to talk about his work as an armor artist and stand in in films such as "Lord of the Rings" and "The Chronicles of Narnia."
  • Cost: $7
  • More Info: Pono Shim, 808-597-1243, pshim*at*wwdb.org.

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