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Arthouse Calendar



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

Korean Cinema

Runs through Sept. 25. Features a diverse selection of modern films including visual masterworks, Korean-American indies and anticipated blockbusters.

>> “The Accidental Detective”

4 p.m. Sunday

A popular crime blogger and a demoted homicide veteran detective team up in a race against time to solve a horrific murder for which their friend and partner is being framed. In Korean with subtitles. (2015, South Korea, 2:00)

>> “The Accidental Detective 2: In Action”

7 p.m. Sunday

The successful crime-fighting duo of a comic-book store owner and a homicide detective open up a private detective agency. After taking on countless trivial cases, they finally land a big case in which a woman offers a $50,000 reward to find the truth behind her fiance’s death. In Korean with subtitles. (2018, South Korea, 1:57)

>> “Little Forest”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

A woman frustrated with city life returns to her rural home and reunites with friends, reacquainting herself with life’s simple pleasures. Based on the manga of the same name. In Korean with subtitles. (2018, South Korea, 1:43)

>> “Keys to the Heart”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Once a boxing champion, Jo-ha has nowhere to go. He accidentally runs into his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 17 years, moves in with her and discovers he has an autistic half-brother. In Korean with subtitles. (2018, South Korea, 2:00)

>> “Microhabitat”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Miso, a former “wild” band member, makes a living as a housekeeper; her pleasures in life are cigarettes, whiskey and her boyfriend. When the price of cigarettes doubles, she chooses to give up her house, seeks refuge in the homes of long-lost friends — and learns how their lives turned out. In Korean with subtitles. (2017, South Korea, 1:46)


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“Taikoki” (Parts 1 and 2)

Friday, 11 a.m. (followed by Part 2 at 1:15 p.m.); and Sunday, noon (followed by Part 2 at 2:15 p.m.) and 8:30 p.m. (followed by Part 2 at 10:30 p.m.)

Chronicle for Japanese history buffs about a peasant who rises to rule Japan. His name is Saru (which means monkey), aptly named for his mischievous ways and funny-looking appearance. With Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata and Keiko Matsuzaka. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (1987, Japan)

“Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog”

3, 4:45, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Friday; and 11:30 a.m., and 3:15 and 5 p.m. Saturday

A Labrador nearly cut from the guide-dog training program is paired with a newly blind man who could care less about dogs, but Quill perseveres in forming a special bond with his human companion in this heartwarming tale. Based on a true story. Directed by Yoichi Sai. In Japanese with subtitles. (2004, Japan, 1:40)

“The Death of Stalin”

1:15, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

It’s 1953 in the Soviet Union when Josef Stalin suddenly dies from a brain hemorrhage, setting off a mad scramble for power in this dark comedy. With Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Simon Russell Beale. Directed by Armando Iannucci. Rated R. (2017, France/U.K./Belgium/Canada, 1:47)

“Kisses” (“Kuchizuke”)

4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday

In Yasuzo Masumura’s directorial debut, two 20-somethings meet while visiting their respective fathers in jail and decide to put their cares aside to enjoy a “dizzying afternoon” of fun. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (1957, Japan, 1:14)

“Gran Casino”

11 a.m., and 2:30 and 6 p.m. Monday

Gerardo breaks out of prison in Tampico and lands a job with Jose, an oil man whose operation gets shut down by the owner of Gran Casino. When Jose’s sister can’t find her brother, she suspects Gerardo of foul play. For ages 10 and older. In Spanish with subtitles. (1947, Mexico, 1:36)

“Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven”

12:45, 4:15 and 7:45 p.m. Monday

After his wife’s suicide, a dentist travels to the world’s southernmost community to escape and freeze to death. Meanwhile, an unlucky-in-love woman ends up in the same remote location for the same purpose. Romantic comedy for ages 12 and older. In Spanish with subtitles. (2002, Spain/Argentina, 1:30)

“Mixed Doubles”

11 a.m., and 4:45 and 7 p.m. Thursday

A former ping pong prodigy who gave up the sport quits her job to train once again after she catches her boyfriend cheating on her with his mixed-doubles partner. In Japanese with subtitles. For ages 12 and older. (2017, Japan, 1:59)

“Swing Girls”

1:15, 3 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday

Musical comedy about a group of girls enduring a remedial math class with a teacher who doesn’t want to be there. Meanwhile, the school’s brass band gets sick and the girls are to blame, so they must become quick studies to replace the band. For ages 8 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (2005, Japan, 1:45)

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