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Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097,; $10-$12

Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2017

Ends Wednesday. Closing reception, 6 p.m. Sunday, with live music by Men in Grey Suits, pupu by Eat Honolulu and 7:30 p.m. screening of Bud Browne’s last film, the 1973 16 mm epic “Going Surfin’,” which includes the first footage of a surfer (Gerry Lopez at his peak) inside the tube at Pipeline. Features a discussion with local surf legends and guests including Reno Abellira, Clyde Aikau, Ben Aipa, Joey Cabell, Jeannie Chesser, Peter Cole, Kimo Hollinger, Ira Opper, Randy Rarick and Jock Sutherland. $25-$30.

>> “Vertical Lines”

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

Follow five surfers as they journey through the El Nino season in 2015-16 and explore the California coast, from the frigid waters of Ocean Beach in San Francisco to the rocky coastlines of San Luis Obispo County. (2016, 0:38)

Screens with:

• “Alternative Surf Craft”

Over-the-edge surfers Tom Curren, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Beau Young and Trevor Gordon carve their own paths by riding unique and alternative surf craft. (2016, 0:36)

>> “Adventures Beyond”

1 p.m. Saturday

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)

>> “Second Souffle”

4 p.m. Saturday

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

>> “Distance Between Dreams”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 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 Walsh and his brothers band together to reach unimaginable heights. (2016, 1:02)

>> “Going Surfin’”

7:30 p.m. Sunday; closing night film, includes reception (see above), $25-$30

Bud Browne’s epic 16 mm classic features Gerry Lopez surfing Pipeline and filmed for the first time from inside the tube. (1973, 0:30)

Screens with:

• “The Surfer’s Journal: Bud Browne”

Director Ira Opper profiles “the father of surf cinema” in this brief segment from “The Surfer’s Journal” series. (1996, 0:23)

>> “Given”

1 p.m. Tuesday

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)

>> “Proximity”

7:30 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.


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

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

11:30 a.m. and 4 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; 2:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday

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)

“Head Full of Honey” (“Honig im Kopf”)

1:30 and 6 p.m. Friday; noon, 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. Monday

Eleven-year-old Tilda takes her Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather out for one last adventure. For ages 15 and older. In German with English subtitles. (2014, Germany, 2:19)


Noon, 3:30, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 and 6:45 p.m. Monday

Trailer-park resident Frank tries his best in raising his 7-year-old math-prodigy niece surrounded by lots of friends in a carefree childhood, but Frank’s formidable mother wants custody. With Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Octavia Spencer. Rated PG-13. (2017, 1:41)

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

1:45 and 7 p.m. Saturday

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)

“Everybody Loves Somebody” (“Todos queremos a alguien”)

12:45, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

Romantic comedy about a gynecologist named Clara whose unmarried parents finally decide to tie the knot. Feeling obligated to bring a date to the wedding in Mexico, she chooses intern Asher; then her handsome ex-boyfriend shows up. Rated PG-13. In English and Spanish with subtitles. (2017, Mexico, 1:42)

“The Professor and His Beloved Equation” (“Hakase no aishita sushiki”)

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

A housekeeper named Kyoko is hired to care for her brother-in-law, a math professor with a memory impairment. Through his poetic ways with numbers, Kyoko and her young son discover a newfound love for math. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2006, Japan, 1:57)

“Salut D’Amour” (“Jang-su Sahng-hoe”)

1, 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday

A cranky 70-year-old loner is convinced by his new neighbor to take her out to dinner, which has his neighbors and friends rooting for this new romance. For ages 12 and older. In Korean with English subtitles. (2015, South Korea, 1:52)


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

“Papa Mau: The Wayfinder”

Director Naalehu Anthony’s documentary examines the life of a Micronesian man named Mau Piailug who revived the art of noninstrument navigation in Polynesia and includes rare footage of the Hokule‘a’s maiden voyage. (2010, 0:57)

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