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    Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Brown Findlay star in the contemporary British fairy tale “This Beautiful Fantastic.”


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


Opening reception, 6 p.m. Friday with live music, skate art, food and beer, and a 7:30 p.m. screening of short films filled with high-energy stunts as skateboarders show off their skills. Films also screen at 1 p.m. Saturday. $10-$12.


>> Shine On! The Best Animated Films From Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2014

11:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, free.

Shorts include “Ampersand,” “The Sled,” “I Am Not a Mouse,” “Konigirl-Kun Shopping,” “Silence! For Pete’s Sake!” “Lilou,” “Junction,” “Little Stone Lion,” “Mimi & Liza: Farewell Color Grey” and “Moon Wolves.” (Total run time is 1:04.)


Runs 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.

>> “Nervous Laughter”

1 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Each year, dozens of elite surfers from around the world flock to Jaws, when winter swells collide with a chunk of reef and create massive waves up to 60 feet on Maui’s North Shore. However, it’s a local crew of childhood friends who continue to steal the show. (2017, 1:27)

>> “Given”

4 p.m. Sunday

Seen through a child’s eyes, “Given” follows Kauai surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin as they travel through 15 countries with their newborn and 6-year-old son. (2016, 1:24)

>> “Surf Like a Girl”

7:30 p.m. Sunday

This collection of shorts focuses on women’s nurturing relationships with the ocean and the trials and tribulations of female surfers. Shorts include “Stephanie Gilmore: The Tempest,” “Mood,” “Lumiere,” “Sliding Into Light,” “Pear Shaped,” “World Peace Wet Dream” and “Way East.” (1:43)

>> “Let’s Be Frank”

1 p.m. Tuesday

Peter Hamblin’s award-winning “mock-doc” satire about the double life of South African surfer Frank Solomon, who stops at nothing in pursuing his dream of becoming a pro surfer. (2016, South Africa/U.K., 0:50)

Screens with “Palmera Express” and “Bruce Gold: The Last of the Great Surfing Hippies.”

>> “Proximity”

1 p.m. Wednesday

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.

>> “Distance Between Dreams”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Through the eyes of surfer Ian Walsh, experience the most historic year in big-wave surfing as massive El Nino-powered swells build across the Pacific while Ian and his brothers band together to reach unimaginable heights. (2016, 1:02)

Screens with:

“A Surfer’s Passion: The Story of Maya Gabeira”

The Brazilian big-wave surfer talks about her home country and her near-death experience at Nazare. (2017, Germany/Brazil, 0:14)

>> “Surfers’ Blood”

1 p.m. Thursday, screens with “A Road Through Galicia”

Patrick Trefz directed this film, which shares the universal story of individuals who share deep bloodlines connected to the sea. (2016, 0:58)

>> “Morning of the Earth”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

This influential surf film from the ’70s showcases the pioneering spirit of a generation of surfers that includes Michael Peterson, Terry Fitzgerald and Nat Young as they journey across Australia’s Northeast coast, Bali and Hawaii while embracing surfing as a way of life. (1972, Australia, 1:19)


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

>> “Frantz”

11 a.m. and 1 and 7 p.m. Friday

Inspired by Ernst Lubitsch’s “Broken Lullaby,” this black-and-white film is about a Frenchman who travels to Germany to lay flowers at the grave of a German soldier who died in the Great War. Meanwhile the grief-stricken fiancee is curious as to why the handsome stranger is in town. In French and German with subtitles. (2016, France/Germany, 1:53)

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

3, 5 and 9 p.m. Friday

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)

>> “This Beautiful Fantastic”

11 a.m. and 12:45, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday

This British fairy tale is about a shy young woman with dreams of becoming an author of children’s books. As she faces eviction, thereby neglecting her garden, she receives unexpected help from a grumpy neighbor and a nerdy guy who designs robotic birds, and while her garden starts to flourish, so does her life. Rated PG. (2016, U.K./U.S., 1:40)

>> “Midsummer’s Equation” (“Manatsu no hoteishiki”)

2:45 and 6:45 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 and 6:30 p.m. Monday

Adaptation of Keigo Higashino’s sixth novel of his detective series set in a seacoast town where a physics professor serving on a discussion panel about seabed mining finds himself and a youngster solving a murder mystery at his hotel instead. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2013, Japan, 2:08)

>> “Sayonara Itsuka”

11:45 a.m. and 2:15, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday; 4 and 8:45 p.m. Monday; 2 and 6:15 p.m. Thursday

An athletic, handsome corporate hotshot businessman has everything going for him, including an upcoming Tokyo wedding with the daughter of his airline’s founder. But first he must launch its Bangkok branch where he becomes mesmerized by a mysterious woman. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2010, Japan/South Korea, 2:14)

>> “The Rendezvous”

7:15 p.m. Sunday

In this romantic thriller, a young man is baffled by a beautiful older woman and tries to find out why she is traveling with a shady companion on a train en route to Honshu. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1972, Japan, 1:27)

>> “Free Fire”

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

Set in 1978, tension builds as an arms sale between two gangs goes awry in a deserted Boston warehouse where everyone has access to assault rifles. Rated R. (2016, U.K./France, 1:30)

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