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Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2017

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.

>> “Indo Past and Present”

1 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday; also, 1 p.m. Wednesday with post-screening discussion featuring director Ira Opper

Two films:

• “Secrets of Desert Point”

A young California surfer and his friends discover the perfect wave hidden on remote Lombok island, naming it “Desert Point” and keeping it “off the map” for more than a decade. (2017, U.S./Indonesia, 0:44)

• “South to Sian”

For Harrison Roach and Zye Norris, a three-month trek to visit various hidden surf breaks turned into a two-year adventure that took them through Bali, the Indonesian archipelago and northern Sumatra’s isolated Lagundri Bay. (2016, U.S./Indonesia, 0:53)

>> “Adventures Beyond”

7:30 p.m. Friday

Features a collection of three creative films that showcase surf cinema across all boundaries:

• “Dream Steeple”

Thrilling documentary follows the journeys of up-and-coming surfers. (2016, 0:28)

• “The Adventures of NASASA”

A crew from the National Aeronautics Space and Surfing Administration searches our galaxy for water-covered worlds. (2016, 0:12)

• “The Zone”

Through a psychedelic surf odyssey, director Jack Coleman examines a “different breed” of creative surfers. (2016, U.S./Australia, 0:36)

>> “Great Highway”

1 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with a discussion featuring director Mark Gunson following both screenings

The roots of Bay Area surfing are explored from past to present, and its history is told by those who lived it. (2017, 1:30)

>> “Surfers’ Blood”

4 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

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

>> “Let’s Be Frank”

7:30 p.m. Saturday

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)

>> “The Aloha Project” + “Fishpeople”

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

Features a collection of three films that showcase the relationship between man and sea:

• “Oceans”

Matt Lutrell directs this short featuring local bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham, with Tahiti water cinematography by Daniel Russo. (2017, Hawaii, 0:04)

• “The Aloha Project”

Photographer and filmmaker Ryan Moss explores Hawaii’s coastlines and mountaintops as a tribute to the local people. (2016, Hawaii, 0:39)

• “Fishpeople”

Hear transformative stories of surfers, spear fishermen, a long-distance swimmer and a former coal miner who left their limitations behind in search of a deeper meaning of life found through the ocean. (2017, 0:49)

>> “Distance Between Dreams”

1 p.m. Tuesday

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 Walsh and his brothers band together to reach unimaginable heights. (2016, 1:02)

>> “Second Souffle”

1 p.m. Thursday

While in Morocco, six surfers learn about the country and themselves through surfing. In French with English subtitles. (2016, France/Morocco, 0:52)

>> “The Endless Summer”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Bruce Brown’s timeless classic follows California surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they travel the world in search of the perfect wave — from West Africa to Australia to Waimea Bay — and in just a few months accomplish what most people fail to do in a lifetime. (1966, 1:32)


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“The Wolves” (“Shussho iwai”)

Noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Friday; 1:45 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

In the late 1920s a second-in-command yakuza leader, Seiji, returns from prison and rejoins his gang. With his former boss now dead and a new partnership with a rival gang, Seiji seeks peace, but his presence has upset the delicate balance of power. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1971, Japan, 2:15)

“Heartbeats” (“Kohtaamisia”)

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

This drama follows the lives of seven women with a connection to a hospital in Helsinki and shows how fortunes can change in a heartbeat. For ages 12 and older. In Finnish with English subtitles. (2009, Finland, 1:21)

“Their Finest”

11 a.m. and 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday

Romantic comedy set in 1940 about a woman who applies for a secretarial job at the Ministry of Information but instead gets hired to write propaganda shorts for the film division, a position in which she tries to boost British morale and help win the war. Rated R. (2016, U.K./Sweden, 1:57)

“The Maiden and the Wolves”

1 p.m. Saturday

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. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (2008, France, 1:50)

“Alive and Kicking”

Noon, 1:45, 3:30, 5:15, 7 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

Documentary follows swing dancers who compete around the world. (2016, Sweden/U.S., 1:28)

“The Proud and the Beautiful” (“Les orgueilleux”)

11:30 a.m. and 3:15 and 7 p.m. Monday

A French ex-doctor and beautiful French tourist are thrown together by fate and begin to find new purpose. In French and Spanish with subtitles. (1953, France/Mexico, 1:40)

“The Witch of the West Is Dead” (“Nishi no majo ga shinda”)

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

In this adaptation of Kaho Nashiki’s novel, seventh-grader Mai is sent to live with her grandmother, who proclaims herself a witch. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2008, Japan, 1:55)

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

11:30 a.m. and 4:15 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

A physics professor in a seacoast town finds himself solving a murder mystery in this adaptation of Keigo Higashino’s detective novel. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2013, Japan, 2:08)

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