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    Shirley MacLaine stars as a once-powerful businesswoman in “The Last Word.”



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

The Seventh Art Stand

Doris Duke Theatre joins theaters nationwide screening films from Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Syria in an initiative that challenges Islamophobia by offering a platform for filmmakers from countries affected by the U.S. government’s travel ban signed in January. Free for ages 17 and under. Ends Wednesday.

>> “Under the Shadow” (“Zir-e Sayeh”)

9:30 p.m. Friday

Living amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, Shideh is left to protect her young daughter in Iran while her husband is sent to the front lines. After a missile hits their apartment, Shideh is drawn into a mania while her daughter exhibits strange behavior. A superstitious neighbor blames it on djinns — malevolent Middle Eastern spirits. In Persian with English subtitles. (2016, U.K./Jordan/Qatar, 1:24)

>> “Fishing Without Nets”

1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by discussion with director Cutter Hodierne, writer John Hibey and actress Idil Ibrahim.

Somali nonactors portray Somali pirates in this mesmerizing yet sobering story that dramatizes their moral dilemmas and internal struggles. In English, Somali and Arabic with English subtitles. (2014, U.S./Kenya/Somalia, 1:49)

>> “After Spring”

7:30 p.m. Friday, preceded by a Skype introduction with filmmakers

With the ongoing Syrian conflict in its sixth year, millions continue to be displaced, mostly in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. This film follows two refugee families in transition. In English, Korean and Arabic with English subtitles. (2016)

>> “Last Men in Aleppo”

4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a panel discussion in collaboration with Hawaii J20+, free

Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud are founding members of the White Helmets in Aleppo, Syria, a group of ordinary citizens who converge on destroyed buildings to search the rubble for signs of life while living under siege with 350,000 other civilians. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival World Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner. In Arabic with English subtitles. (2017, Syria, 1:44)

>> “The Dark Wind”

1 p.m. Sunday

When the Islamic State attacks their village in Northern Iraq, a young couple become separated, and the woman is captured and sold as a slave. The man finds her in Syria, but the trauma jeopardizes their future. Directed by Kurdish director Hussein Hassan. In Kurdish and Arabic with English subtitles. (2016, Iraq, 1:32)

>> “The Salesman”

4 p.m. Sunday

After a young Tehran couple moves into a new apartment, a violent incident changes their lives. In Persian with English subtitles. (2017, Iran/France, 2:05)

>> “House Without Roof”

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Three siblings, born in Iraqi Kurdistan but raised in Germany, try to fulfill their mother’s wish to be buried next to their father in their home village. In German and Kurdish with English subtitles. (2016, Germany/Iraq/Qatar, 1:57)

>> “In the Last Days of the City”

1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday. A Skype discussion with filmmakers to follow.

Tamer El Said’s feature debut attempts to capture the zeitgeist of his city, Cairo, while the world vastly changes around him, with footage and stories from Berlin, Baghdad and Beirut sent to him by friends. In Arabic with English subtitles. (2016, Egypt/Germany/U.K./United Arab Emirates, 1:58)

>> “Bakur” (“North”)

5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Banned in Turkey, this film shows day-to-day life in three guerrilla camps in Kurdish territory within the Turkish borders. In Kurdish and Turkish with English subtitles. (2015, Turkey, 1:32)

>> “Disturbing the Peace”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday

Award-winning documentary by Stephen Atkon and Andrew Young follows former enemy combatants — Israelis and Palestinians — who unify to seek peaceful solutions. (2016, 1:27)

>> “3000 Nights”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

A Palestinian schoolteacher is falsely convicted of terroristic collaboration in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and must serve a 3,000-day prison sentence during which she learns she is pregnant. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. (2015, Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/Qatar/United Arab Emirates, 1:43)


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

>> “Hawaii Midway Daikaikusen” (“I Bombed Pearl Harbor”)

Noon and 6 p.m. Friday; 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday

World War II film focuses on a group of Japanese pilots and their commanders as they successfully attack Pearl Harbor but suffer defeat at the Battle of Midway. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1960, Japan, 1:46)

>> “Get Out”

2, 4 and 8 p.m. Friday

A young black photographer and his white girlfriend visit her parents and uncover a horrifying secret. Rated R. (2017, 1:44)

>> “The Admiral” (“Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan: Yamamoto Isoroku”)

11:30 a.m. and 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Biopic about mythologized Japanese war hero Isoroku Yamamoto, who drew opposition to his opinions on Japan’s war on China, for Japan joining the 1940 Tripartite Pact, Japanese colonial expansion and the war against the U.S. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2011, Japan, 2:21)

>> “Logan”

Noon, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Sunday

With the X-Men disbanded, the former Wolverine, who goes by “Logan,” hides out in Mexico with dementia-stricken Charles Xavier. When 11-year-old mutant Laura arrives on their doorstep, Logan feels compelled to risk everything to protect her. With Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. Rated R. (2017, U.S./Canada/Australia, 2:17)

>> “Beauty and the Bastard”

2:30 p.m. Sunday and noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday

Rich girl Nelli embarks to medical school with her boyfriend, but her deeply embedded dream of becoming an R&B singer rises when she meets rapper Sune. For ages 12 and older. In Finnish with English subtitles. (2005, Finland, 1:36)

>> “Exiles”

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

Two young French lovers with nothing more than their backpacks walk, hitchhike and steal rides on trains as they travel impulsively through France and Spain while journeying to North America. For ages 15 and older. In French and Arabic with subtitles. (2004, France/Japan, 1:43)

>> “A Bittersweet Life” (“Dalkomhan Insaeng”)

Noon and 6 p.m. Thursday

A mob boss suspects his girlfriend is unfaithful and tells an enforcer to “take care of things,” but the moonlighting hotel manager is unable to kill her, pays for his compassion and then seeks a horrific revenge. For ages 18 and older. In Korean with English subtitles. (2005, South Korea, 1:54)

>> “The Last Word”

2, 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday

A retired control-freak businesswoman who worries about how she’ll be remembered pursues a local newspaper writer so she can dictate her obituary. With Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried. Rated R. (2017, 1:48)


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

>> “Waikiki: Riding the Waves of Change”

Documentary about Waikiki Beach and the beachboys who help make it an enjoyable place for everyone to enjoy as “ambassadors of aloha,” with archival footage and music. (2012, 1:02)


Free monthly screenings of films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” PBS Hawaii’s Headquarters, 315 Sand Island Access Road, free.

>> “Real Boy”

6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Shaleece Haas’ coming-of-age story about a transgender teen who dreams of musical stardom and, while repairing a strained relationship with family, is taken under the wing of transgender folk singer Joe Stevens. (2016, 1:12)


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

>> “Dirty Dancing”

Classic romantic drama about Baby (Jennifer Grey), a “good girl” on vacation at a Catskills resort where she falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Rated PG-13. (1987, 1:41)

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