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    Filmmaker and little-known painter David Lynch ventures further into the visual arts world as featured in “David Lynch: The Art Life.”


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


>> “David Lynch: The Art Life”

1 p.m. Friday, followed by a talk with director Jon Nguyen

Hear personal stories and get a private look at Lynch’s compound and painting studio while meeting strange characters who fade in and out of his life.


Runs Saturday through Aug. 2. Tenth-anniversary lineup includes both old and new films and in-depth documentaries about Friday’s talented surfers and surfing journeys. All films $10-$12 unless noted.

Opening reception, 6 p.m. Saturday with live music, pupu and drinks. A screening of “Proximity” follows at 7:30 p.m. Note: Taylor Steele, the film’s award-winning director, will be present at the screening, for a discussion moderated by Hawaii surfer and journalist Daniel Ikaika Ito. $25-$30.

>> “Proximity”

Additional screenings: 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Wednesday, $10-$12

In this documentary about modern surfing, director Taylor Steele follows both legendary and up-and-coming surf stars Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Shane Dorian, Albee Layer, Stephanie Gilmore, Dave Rastovich, Rob Machado and Craig Anderson as they explore the world in search of new waves.

>> Focus on Iceland (double screening)

1 p.m. Sunday

>> “The Accord”

Two surfers journey through Iceland and its turbulent North Atlantic winds to find their ideal waves. In Icelandic and English with subtitles. (2016, Iceland, 0:19)

>> “Under an Arctic Sky”

Even with the knowledge of an impending storm — the worst to hit Iceland in 25 years — six surfers set sail along the frozen shores in search of waves and proceed to make history by surfing under the northern lights. (U.S./Iceland, 0:39)

>> “Frio”

4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday. (Also screens with two shorts: “On Days Like These We Must Surf” and “StrongWater.”)

Heartwarming documentary about two up-and-coming Nicaraguan surfers/childhood friends Kevin Cortez and Jackson Obando, who embark on a surf trip that takes them from a tropical setting to the frigid waters of British Columbia. (2016, Canada, 0:48)

>> “Singlefin: yellow”

7:30 p.m. Thursday, screens with “Shape”

In director Jason Baffa’s first independent film, the main character is a yellow, single-fin surfboard shaped by a surfer named Tyler. He sends it on a worldwide tour with an eclectic group of surfers who each ride it and pass it on until it makes its way back to Tyler in Los Angeles. (2003, 1:10)


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

>> “Fish Story”

12:15, 4:30 and 8:45 p.m. Friday

A Tokyo record store owner refuses to close as a comet makes its way toward Earth, as he is convinced the world will be saved by a punk rock song from 1975 called “Fish Story.” For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2009, Japan, 1:52)

>> “Dossier K.”

2:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday

An Antwerp, Belgium, a police commissioner becomes embattled with the Albanian mafia while investigating the death of an Albanian informer. For ages 15 and older. In Dutch and Albanian with subtitles. (2009, Belgium, 2:00)

>> “The Levelling”

12:15, 3:45 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday; 12:30, 3:45 and 7 p.m. Monday

When she learns of her brother’s death, Clover returns to her family farm in England and finds their home ruined by the previous year’s floods. Old feelings and resentments come to light as she questions her father about her brother’s final hours. Rated R. (2006, U.K., 1:23)

>> “Exiles”

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

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)

>> “Paperback Hero”

12:15, 3:30, 5:15 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Ruby learns from her buddy Jack that he’s written a romance novel and used her name as the author, and now a hotshot publisher visits their rural community in hopes of getting “Ruby” to sign a book deal. For ages 12 and older. With Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan. (1999, Australia, 1:36)

>> “So Little Time”

2 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

Adapted from Noelle Henry’s rare British classic set in German-occupied Belgium during World War II, a young music student (and her mother) is forced to share a chateau with a German commandant who shares her love of music. Meanwhile a mutual attraction grows. For ages 12 and older. (1952, U.K., 1:24)

>> “Red Handkerchief”

2, 5:15 and 8:30 p.m. Monday

A detective who was exiled in disgrace returns to Yokohama, where he races to clear his name. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1964, Japan, 1:36)

>> “The Maiden and the Wolves” (“La jeune fille et les loups”)

11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday

In a small French village in the Alps just after World War I, 20-year-old Angele sets her sights on becoming France’s first female veterinarian as she aims to save a small population of wolves from being killed. Meanwhile a wealthy developer and a rugged mountain man vie for her love. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (2008, France, 1:50)

>> “Alone in Berlin”

1, 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday

Inspired by true events, this drama set in the 1940s is about a German couple in Berlin who launch an anti-Nazi propaganda operation upon learning of their only son’s death during battle, and become targets of a massive manhunt. Rated R. (2016, U.K./France/Germany, 1:43)


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

>> “Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films”

Arthur Dong’s documentary contains clips from various films and personal stories from accomplished Asian movie stars. (2009, 1:02)

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