Arthouse calendar
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Movies Calendar| TGIF

Arthouse calendar


Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097,; $8-$10

Double feature: 1 p.m. Friday

>> “Ho‘omau: A Story of Perseverance”

During a migratory period in Hawaii before Western contact, Lehua, her mother and infant daughter seek refuge in a cave. When her grandfather returns wounded, Lehua is faced with a life-or-death struggle. (2016)

>> “Mele Murals”

This documentary focuses on renowned street artists Estria Miyashiro and John “Prime” Hina, Native Hawaiians whose unlikely union of graffiti and Hawaiian culture helped transform rural Waimea. Directed by Tadashi Nakamura. (2016, Hawaii, 1:06)

Double feature: 7:30 p.m. Friday

>> “Na Hulu Lehua: The Royal Cloak and Helmet of Kalani‘opu‘u”

Office of Hawaiian Affairs documentary about the return to Hawaii of Chief Kalani‘opu‘u’s treasured feathered cape and garments, which Capt. Cook’s crew took to Europe after his death and ended up in a New Zealand museum. (2016, Hawaii, 0:25)

>> “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

Dawn Kaniaupio’s documentary details the struggle between the state of Hawaii and Native Hawaiians regarding the loss of ancestral lands. (2016, Hawaii, 0:27)

Aotearoa New Zealand Film Showcase 2017

Opens Saturday and runs through May 19. These films focus on modern life from a Maori perspective.

>> “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”
1 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Ricky, a foster child raised on hip-hop, lands in a foster home in rural New Zealand and acclimates with his new family, but when tragedy strikes and officials try to send him to another home, Ricky and his adoptive father go on the run. Directed by Taika Waititi. (2016, New Zealand, 1:41)

>> “Kawa”
4 p.m. Saturday

Katie Wolfe’s psychological drama is about a successful Maori businessman who is forced to reveal that he’s gay. (2010, New Zealand, 1:16)

>> “The Dark Horse”
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday

Genesis, who has spent years in mental institutions, is released into the care of his brother, who immerses him into the gang lifestyle. To escape, he teaches the game to underprivileged children. Trouble brews when his nephew shows an interest in the game. Based on a true story. (2014, New Zealand, 2:04)

>> “Utu Redux”
4 p.m. Sunday

In this take on a colonial epic, a Maori leader sets off on a bloody path to right the wrongs of the New Zealand wars. (2013, New Zealand, 1:58)

>> “Mana Wairoa Maori Shorts 2017”
1 p.m. Thursday

A collection of Maori-made and Maori-themed short films. (Total run time is 1:19.)

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

>> “Hachi-Ko”
11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Friday

Based on the true story of an Akita, Hachiko, who accompanied his owner to the Shibuya train station each morning and greeted him each evening for the walk home, and continued the walks 10 years after his owner’s death. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1987, Japan, 1:48)

1, 5 and 9 p.m. Friday; 12:30, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday

Sayoko is the neighborhood’s “crazy cat lady” who runs a rent-a-cat service. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2012, Japan, 1:50)

11:45 a.m. and 2, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

A down-on-his-luck third-generation Nevada miner teams up with a geologist in search of gold in the Indonesian jungle. With Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez. Rated R. (2016, 2:00)

>> “Gugu the Cat” (“Gu-gu Datte Neko de Aru”)
2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday

A manga writer suffering from writer’s block derives artistic inspiration from unexpected sources. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2008, Japan/Korea, 1:56)

“Rain of the Children”
11:45 a.m. and 3:30 and 7:15 p.m. Monday

Documentary drama about a Maori woman who believes she is cursed, exploring her life in a mystery that unravels over 30 years. In English and Maori with subtitles. (2008, New Zealand, 1:38)

“The Life of a Horsetrader” (“Bakuro Ichidai”)
1:30, 5:15 and 9 p.m. Monday

Toshiro Mifune stars as a rough horse trader who drinks and brawls, yet when it comes to his son, “his love is as pure as an angel’s.” For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1951, Japan, 1:53)

11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday (also screens with three short films)

A couple, once in love but now separated, is about to have a baby. They have 24 hours to decide whether they can rebuild their partnership. (2014, New Zealand/Australia, 1:11)

“Gettin’ Square”
1, 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday

Comedy about a man fresh out of prison who is determined to live a straight life but faces an uphill battle with his two pals at his side. (2003, Australia/U.K., 1:40)

7 p.m. Sunday, WISP Cafe & Lounge, Lotus Hotel, second floor; doors open 5:30 p.m. (for dinner). $5. Reservations: 436-4326.

“Forbidden City, U.S.A.”

Arthur Dong’s documentary about Chinese-American nightclub performers who faced criticism yet managed to break down stereotypes and cultural barriers through song and dance. (1989, 1:02)

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