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    Frances McDormand has been nominated for an Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”



Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097,; $10-$12 unless noted.

Honolulu Jewish Film Festival

Opens Saturday and runs through March 18. Presented in partnership with Temple Emanu-el in memory of Kirk Cashmere.

“On the Map”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, with post-screening Q&A session with director Dani Menkin.

Documentary follows the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, winners of the European Champions Cup in 1977, which captured the heart of a nation at a time when its country was reeling from the impact of the Yom Kippur War, the Olympics massacre at Munich and the hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. In English, Russian and Hebrew with subtitles. (2016, Israel/U.S., 1:25)

“Bye Bye Germany”

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

Set in 1946, this drama comedy finds David and his Jewish friends escaping the Nazi regime and dreaming of leaving Frankfurt for America, but times are proving tough in the post-war era. In English and German with subtitles. (2017, Germany, 1:42)

“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

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

Sam Pollard directs the first major film documentary about the legendary entertainer who famously converted to Judaism in 1961. Davis’ talented career endured the shifting tides of civil rights and racism and touches upon major points in American history from the Depression through the 1980s. Features interviews with Billy Crystal, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and others, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ personal collection and excerpts from his performances. (2017, 1:40)


7 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday

Documentary about violinist Itzhak Perlman, who overcame multiple challenges to master the instrument that took him from a small Tel Aviv neighborhood to the world’s most prominent stages. (2017, 1:20)

“A Quiet Heart”

1 p.m. Thursday

In this suspense thriller, Naomi is a secular Israeli who encounters a personal crisis that threatens her career as a concert pianist. As hostile tensions arise between Jerusalem’s secular and religious communities, she moves to Jerusalem and befriends an Italian monk, who teaches her how to play the pipe organ. In Hebrew with subtitles. (2016, Israel, 1:32)


7:30 p.m. Thursday

An Israeli Mossad agent is sent to Germany to protect a Lebanese informant undergoing plastic surgery for an identity change. As they spend two weeks in a small apartment during the recovery period, both women are exposed to global terrors that have them questioning their beliefs and choices, eventually leading to a surprising twist of fate. In English, Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles. (2018, Israel, 1:33)

Women of Wonders (WOW) Film Fest

Celebration of the lives and accomplishments of women around the world, including Hawaii. Ends Friday, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. Free; donations welcome. Proceeds to benefit the 2018 Reel Camps for Girls. hawaiiwomen

>> 4-5 p.m.: “Tea as a Tea” (Iran, 0:02); “Chalk” (Mexico, 0:04); “Outside” (China, 0:05); “Isla” (U.K., 0:11); “Born at Sea” (New Zealand, 0:05); “Was it Rape Then?” (0:04); “Dreams” (Hungary, 0:05); “The Fisherwoman” (U.S./Dominican Republic, 0:11); and “Don’t Cry” (Canada, 0:11)

>> 5:30-8 p.m.: “Dolores.” Peter Bratt’s documentary about Dolores Huerta, an important but little known activist in American history who was co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez. Huerta has been called “one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.”

>> 7:30-9 p.m.: Reel Wahine of Hawaii premieres six short films showcasing the history and accomplishments of Hawaii women filmmakers, including Heather Giugni, Anne Misawa, Victoria Keith, Connie Florez, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko and Ciara Lacy.


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

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Noon, 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30, 4:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

A frustrated mother has messages posted on three billboards that embarrass local police for failing to catch her daughter’s killer. With Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Nominated for seven Oscars. Rated R. (2017, U.K./U.S., 1:55)

“Darkest Hour”

2 and 6:15 p.m. Friday

Soon after Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britain in 1940, he is faced with opposition by leaders of both parties and what looks to be an inevitable Nazi invasion. Despite being advised to seek peace with the Nazis, Churchill fights on. Nominated for six Oscars. Rated PG-13. (2017, U.S./U.K., 2:05)

“Always — Sunset on Third Street, Part 1” (“San-chome no yuhi”)

Noon and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:45 and 6:15 p.m. Monday

In this opening trilogy set in 1958, a country girl leaves the big city to work for a tiny family-run car repair shop. Meanwhile, a struggling author who lives across the street is smitten with a beautiful barmaid who works up the street. Welcome to Third Street, where the half-built Tokyo Tower can be seen just around the corner. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (2005, Japan, 2:13)

“Hana’s Miso Soup” (“Hana-chan no misoshiru”)

11:30 a.m., and 1:45 and 4 p.m. Sunday

Based on a true story about Chie, a recent college graduate who is diagnosed with cancer as she plans her wedding to Shingo. Despite fears that cancer treatments may render her infertile, the couple is blessed with a daughter. To ensure Hana will live a healthy and independent life, Chie shares her wisdom in the kitchen. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (2015, Japan, 1:58)

“South From Granada” (“Al sur de Granada”)

11:45 a.m., and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

In the 1920s, a poet travels to a tiny village in Spain, where he rents a home and suddenly becomes the town’s most eligible bachelor. Although he’d rather stay indoors to read and write, he becomes the center of attention when he falls for the wild and beautiful daughter of “the local witch.” Based on a true story. For ages 15 and older. In Spanish with subtitles. (2003, Spain, 1:53)

“The Twilight Samurai” (“Tasogare Seibei”)

12:15, 4:30 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

In 1865 Japan, a samurai finds himself stuck in a rut and in debt following the death of his wife. Yet he adheres to his samurai code of honor by defending his childhood sweetheart against her violent ex-husband. Winner of 12 Japanese Academy Awards. In Japanese with subtitles. (2002, Japan, 2:10)


6-9 p.m. Thursday, Ward Village Courtyard, IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., free. RSVP:


The parents of an intelligent 10-year-old boy, who had been home-schooled due to a facial deformity, make the decision to enroll him in a mainstream middle school. Based on the New York Times best-seller. With Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Mandy Patinkin. Rated PG. (2017, U.S./Hong Kong, 1:53)

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