For Sunday, April 3, 2011
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Apr 3, 2011
The biopic "Princess Ka'iu lani" is showing for a limited time at the Waikiki hotel that is her namesake.
The film, starring Q'ori anka Kil cher in the title role, is screening at 2 and 9 p.m. daily at the Aina hau Showroom of the Sheraton Princess Kaiu lani.
Inspired by the true story of Hawaii's Crown Princess Victoria Kaiu lani Kalani nui ahi la pa lapa Kawe kiui Luna lilo, the 2009 independent film is a dramatization about her love for Hawaii and her struggles to protect the independence of her people from American colonization.
The hotel sits on the former entrance to Aina hau Estate, where the Victorian-style home — owned by Princess Kaiu lani and her father, Archibald Cleghorn, the governor of Oahu — once stood.
General admission is $15 and $10 for Hawaii residents and children under 12.
For more information, call Sheraton Princess Kaiu lani's tour and activity desk at 931-4707. Parking is available at the hotel for $5 with validation for 12 hours.
Memorial T-shirts honoring Kauai surfer Sion Milosky will go on sale today at the Haleiwa Farmers Market.
Milosky, an accomplished big-wave surfer from Kalaheo, Kauai, drowned March 16 while surfing Maverick's in Northern California. He was 35.
He had a welding business in Haleiwa, and was named the North Shore Underground Surfer of the Year in February. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
All proceeds will go to Sion's family. The Sion Milosky Memorial Fund has also been set up at the Bank of Hawaii.