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

“Arrangiarsi (Pizza … and the Art of Living)”

6 p.m. today, with pre-screening reception and pizza courtesy of Brick Fire Tavern, no-host bar and live music, $30-$35.

American filmmaker Matteo Troncone goes on a mission to discover the secrets of Neapolitan pizza, exploring individual elements like the tomato, wheat and olive harvests, visiting Italy’s only organic buffalo mozzarella farm and examining the skills of the pizzamakers. In English and Italian with subtitles. (2017, Italy, 1:36)

“Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami”

1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Director Sophie Fiennes provides an electrifying look into the life of the stylish pop-culture icon through musical sequences and intimate personal footage that reveals her as a lover, daughter, mother and businesswoman. (2018, U.K./Ireland, 1:55)

“Jewel’s Catch One”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a film introduction and post-screening Q&A with Jewel Thais-Williams.

This documentary examines the country’s oldest black-owned disco — The Catch — and the legacy of its owner, businesswoman, activist and healer Jewel Thais-Williams, who over four decades of involvement in music, fashion and activism helped break through racial and cultural barriers. (2016, 1:30)

Family Film Sunday

10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, free.

>> “Lu Over the Wall”

In this adaptation of a classic fairy tale, a mermaid joins a middle-school rock band and propels them to fame. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. Grand-prize winner at the Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Dubbed in English. (2017, Japan, 1:47)

Science on Screen

This initiative offers film screenings that offer creative pairings of current, classic, cult and documentary films with notable figures from science, technology and medicine. Runs Thursday through June 30.

>> “Cielo”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Chile’s Atacama Desert offers one of the best places to explore the night sky. Director Alison McAlpine gets the planet hunters in the astronomical observatories and desert dwellers to share their visions, stories and queries of the stars and planets. (2017, 1:18)


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

“Game Night”

Noon, 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. today

Max and his wife, together with their friends, excitedly plan for a game night at the palatial home of Max’s brother, Brooks, who has arranged for a simulated reality game featuring a fake kidnapping. But when the kidnappers burst in, the scenario looks terrifyingly real. With Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams and Kyle Chandler. Rated R. (2018, 1:40)

“Like Father, Like Son” (“Soshite chichi ni naru”)

2 and 6:15 p.m. today; noon, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Sunday

Two fathers learn their 6-year-old sons were switched at birth in this emotional drama. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Winner of two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (2013, Japan, 2:01)

“Out of Sight”

10:30 a.m., and 4:45 and 9 p.m. Saturday

Steven Soderbergh directs this Elmore Leonard adaptation concerning the mutual attraction between a charming career bank robber (George Clooney) and a U.S. marshal – a “mean good girl” (Jennifer Lopez) – who meet inside the trunk of a car while he is escaping from prison. Also with Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle. Rated R. (1998, 2:03)


12:45, 2:45 and 7 p.m. Saturday

Based on the true story of an Akita dog named Hachiko, who accompanied his beloved owner to Shibuya train station each morning (and also greeted him each evening for the walk home), even 10 years after his owner’s death. Today, a famous statue of Hachiko stands at the same station in Tokyo. For all ages. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1987, Japan, 1:48)

“The Last Gunfight” (“Ankokugai no taiketsu”)

11:30 a.m., and 3:15 and 7 p.m. Monday

A demoted Tokyo cop is sent to a city torn apart by war between two Yakuza families — a violent new gang and a traditional group with a code of honor. A friendship with a retired member from the latter group gets the cop in a heap of trouble. With Toshiro Mifune and Koji Tsuruta. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (1960, Japan, 1:35)

“Hell Drivers”

1:15, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

An ex-con takes on a dangerous job for a trucking company, hauling 18 loads of gravel per day over rough roads. When he attempts to break the record of his rival, the race becomes deadly. A British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominee for Best British Screenplay. For ages 12 and older. (1957, U.K., 1:48)

“Big Shots Die at Dawn” (“Kaoyaku akatsuki ni shisu”)

11:45 a.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday

After working several years in Alaska, young Jiro returns to his hometown and learns his father, mayor of Kuraoka, has been assassinated by the yakuza. Although Jiro also has a target on his back, he is determined to find his father’s killer. Directed by Kihachi Okamoto. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (1961, Japan, 1:37)

“Nobody Knows” (“Dare mo shiranai”)

1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Akira, a 12-year-old boy, must take care of his three younger siblings after their mother abandons them to live with her new boyfriend. Together, they find ways to survive in a tiny Tokyo apartment with no money, fuel or water. Yuya Yagira, just 12 years old when shooting for the film began, became the youngest winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actor award as Akira. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Rated PG-13. In Japanese with subtitles. (2004, Japan, 2:21)


1050 Queen St., Suite 100; $10, $5 for members. 436-4326

>> “Ottomaticake”

6 p.m. Wednesday

Join Otto as he shares his “secret recipe for joy” as the “cheesecake-baking wizard” behind the popular bakery Otto Cake, now in Kaimuki. (2017, Hawaii, 1:01)

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