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DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097, honolulumuseum.org; $10-$12 (unless noted)

Korean Cinema 2017

Ends Saturday. Featuring a selection of new historical epics, political satires, visual masterworks and Korean-American indies.

>> “Gook”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Friday

Korean-American brothers Eli and Daniel form an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla as they continue running their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African-American community in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, racial tensions come to a breaking point on Day 1 of the 1992 L.A. riots. (2017, 1:34)

>> “Anarchist From Colony”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday

During an era of Japanese-occupied Korea, as innocent Korean men are persecuted and randomly arrested, one man, Park Yeol, confounds Japanese authorities by exposing his plan alongside a (female) Japanese anarchist to kill the crown prince of Japan. In Korean with English subtitles. (2017, South Korea, 2:09)

>> “The Battleship Island”

4 p.m. Saturday

Based on a true story. Near the end of World War II, hundreds of Koreans sought to escape forced labor on the Japanese island of Hashima, where undersea coal deposits were discovered in 1887. When the U.S. launches an attack on Japan, its government attempts to bury the truth about Battleship Island while its workers conspire to escape before it’s destroyed. In Korean with English subtitles. (2017, South Korea, 2:12)

Arthouse Theater Day: “Titicut Follies”

1 p.m. Sunday

This restored documentary, now 50 years old, was the first film to be banned in America. In 1966, filmmaker Frederick Wiseman was granted access into the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Mass., where he captured graphic scenes portraying the facility’s conditions and relationships among inmates, guards and doctors.

“Ex Libris: New York Public Library”

4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Frederick Wiseman directs his 42nd documentary, this one about New York’s library system, in particular the storied New York Public Library of Fifth Avenue, and examines how it sustains tradition while adapting to the digital revolution. (2017, 3:17)

“Dawson City: Frozen Time”

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Bill Morrison’s documentary concerns a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s, recovered in Canada’s Dawson City area. A distribution chain once sent prints and newsreels from there to the Yukon. Uncovered in 1978, these rare, silent films — coupled with archival footage, interviews and historical photographs — chronicle a life cycle. (2017, 2:00)

“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World”

1 p.m. Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Thursday

This documentary shines a light on pioneering Native American musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Taboo (from the Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton and others, and their influence on popular music in North America. (2017, 1:42)

“City of Ghosts”

6 p.m. Thursday, with post-screening talk with journalists Abdalaziz Alhamza, a founder of the group, and Walaa Altahaa. Free.

Matthew Heineman’s documentary follows a group of anonymous citizen journalists — Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently — who banded together after ISIS took over their homeland in 2014. The activists risk their lives and endure the realities of life undercover, on the run and in exile. In English and Arabic with English subtitles. (2017, 1:31)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave., 735-8771; $4-$5

“A Pierrot”

11 a.m. and 3:45 and 8:15 p.m. Friday

A series of arson attacks and incidents of cryptic graffiti art seem to mysteriously coincide, and the solution lies in the past of two brothers. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2009, Japan, 2:00)

“Sonny Boy”

1:15 p.m. Friday; 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

Set in the Hague, Netherlands, during 1920-1945, this true story focuses on a dark-skinned 19-year-old university student and a white 40-something mother of four whose love relationship is put to the test in prevailing through prejudice and war while sheltering Jews during the Holocaust. For ages 12 and older. In Dutch and English with English subtitles. (2011, Netherlands, 2:20)

“False Trail”

6 p.m. Friday

In this sequel to “The Hunters,” a Stockholm cop returns to his hometown after spending 15 years away to solve a brutal murder, but a local cop has other ideas on solving the crime. For ages 15 and older. In Swedish with English subtitles. (2011, Sweden, 2:09)

“Wonder Woman”

11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2:30, 5 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday

The origin story of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman starts with her birth on a hidden, magical island. Innocent and pure of heart, she is introduced to the world of men when American spy Steve Trevor crash-lands near the beach, which leads to her determination to end World War I by killing Ares, the god of war. With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright. Rated PG-13. (2017, U.S./China/Hong Kong/Italy/Canada/New Zealand, 2:21)

“The Hero”

1:30, 3:15, 5 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday

A stand-up comedian jump-starts the life of an aging actor recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, prompting the actor to reconnect with his family, career and life. (2007, 1:33)

“My Skinny Sister” (“Min Lilla Syster”)

7:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Monday

Pudgy and awkward, 12-year-old Stella resents yet admires her slim, beautiful sister Katja, a champion figure-skater. But Stella’s life turns upside down when she learns her sister has an eating disorder. For ages 15 and older. In Swedish and English with subtitles. (2015, Sweden/Germany, 1:31)

“Wallander: The Man Who Smiled” (“Mannen Som Log”)

12:45, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

An inspector stumbles upon a sinister international network while investigating the death of a murdered friend. In Swedish with English subtitles. (2003, Sweden/Germany/Denmark/Norway, 2:08)

“The Bride Wore Black”

2:15 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

A young bride is widowed at the steps of the church on her wedding day in this thriller by Francois Truffaut, an adaptation of William Irish’s novel. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1968, France/Italy, 1:48)

TURTLE BAY RESORT

Surfer, the Bar, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Donations welcome. 293-6020, 808ne.ws/2fpfXhW

“Paradigm Lost”

7 p.m. Saturday, with talk-story session at 8 p.m. and prize giveaways, a meet-and-greet and an autograph session with Kai Lenny and others.

Documentary features Kai Lenny and world champions in big-wave surfing, progressive surfing, kite-surfing, windsurfing and stand-up paddling. (1:02)

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