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

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2017

Runs through Aug. 19.

>> “Seventeen” (“Siebzehn”)

6 p.m. Friday

Boarding-school student Paula is secretly in love with her friend Charlotte (who is with Michael), so she becomes involved with Tim to get her mind off things. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s been thinking a lot about Paula. In German with English subtitles. (2017, Austria, 1:44)

>> “Handsome Devil”

8:15 p.m. Friday

A bullied outsider and the new transfer student — a privileged star athlete — are forced to room together at boarding school and instantly dislike each other until an English teacher instills in them the value of finding one’s own voice. (2016, Ireland, 1:35)

>> Gay Shorts Showcase I

1:45 p.m. Saturday

A diverse selection of shorts explores sexual awakening, first love, romance, relationships and poignant loss. Films include “Demons,” “Nineteen,” “Sign,” “Thanks for Dancing,” “Tommyteen18” and “Tonight It’s You.” (Total run time is 1:30.)

>> “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America”

4:15 p.m. Saturday

Documentary about a “queer immigrant” activist in North Carolina named Moises Serrano whose parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream when he was just a baby. (2016, 1:30)

>> “Apricot Groves”

6:20 p.m. Saturday

An Iranian-Armenian youth who immigrated to America as a child returns to his hometown to propose to an Armenian girlfriend he met and lived with in the U.S. Cultural, religious and national differences arise during the one-day trip, but much tougher obstacles are ahead. In Armenian with English subtitles. (2016, Armenia, 1:22)

>> “Summertime” (“L’estate Addosso”)

8:15 p.m. Saturday

An Italian teen couple embark on a road trip through America and land in San Francisco, where they meet another couple, Matt and Paul. Together, they explore love and life while learning about themselves during a summer they will never forget. In Italian with English subtitles. (2016, Italy, 1:43)

>> “The Nest” (“O Ninho”)

Noon Sunday

Four-part series about Bruno, a young soldier who ditches the Army in search of his long-lost brother. Bruno meets some of his brother’s friends, learns about his life and even shares some of the same experiences, and in the process, discovers a place where he can freely explore his own sexuality. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (2016, Brazil, 1:40)

>> Lesbian Shorts Showcase

2:20 p.m. Sunday

An eclectic collection of shorts that explore childhood innocence, adolescent crushes, adulthood, old age and death. Films include “Balcony,” “Be My First,” “Dusk,” “Like a Butterfly (Wie Ein Schmetterling),” “My Gay Sister (“Min Homosyster”), “Oh Be Joyful” and “Vamonos.” (Total run time is 1:40.)

>> “Heartland”

4:20 p.m. Sunday

After the sudden death of her girlfriend, Laura temporarily returns to her mother’s home for solace but ends up having a reckless weekend affair. (2017, 1:40)

>> (Secret movie)

6:45 p.m. Sunday

Special sneak preview of a new LGBT film directed by Naoko Ogigami that is a milestone in Japanese cinema, presented in alliance with the Hawaii International Film Festival. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2017, Japan, 2:07)

>> Gay Shorts Showcase II

6 p.m. Tuesday

A collection of shorts exploring themes of identity, love, longing, loneliness, aging and horror. Titles include “Buddy,” “I Don’t Believe in That,” “Princess,” “Pyotr495,” “Submarine” (“Submarino”) and “You Deserve Everything.” (Total run time is 1:35.)

>> “Heartstone” (“Hjartasteinn”)

8 p.m. Tuesday

In a remote fishing village in Iceland, two teenage boys undergo trying times as one yearns to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. In Icelandic with English subtitles. (2016, Denmark, 2:09)

>> “I Dream in Another Language” (“Sueno En Otro Idioma”)

6 p.m. Wednesday

A young linguist researching a near-extinct language attempts to reunite its last two speakers upon learning they haven’t spoken to one another since clashing 50 years ago, but what he uncovers is a secret past and forbidden gay love story. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2017, Mexico, 1:43)

>> “God’s Own Country”

8:15 p.m. Wednesday

In the sheep-farming hills of rural England, Johnny works in isolation on the family farm and numbs his loneliness with nightly binge-drinking and casual sex. Things change when a Romanian migrant takes up temporary work on the farm and an intense relationship forms between the two. (2017, U.K., 1:44)

>> “Whose Streets?”

7 p.m. Thursday, followed by Q&A with activist Brittany Ferrell, $15.

Sabaah Folayan’s documentary features an emotional account of the demonstrations that followed the 2014 fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown Jr. by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and follows civil rights activists, young queer leaders and married couple Brittany Ferrell and Alexis Templeton as they fight for justice. (2017, 1:43)

Preceded by:

>> “Bayard and Me”

Matt Wolf directs this documentary about gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. During the 1980s, Rustin adopted his partner Walter Naegle for legal protections. Together, they had to work around the system during an era that viewed gay marriage as inconceivable. (2017, 0:16)


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>> “Hellsinki” (“Rooperi”)

Noon, 4:15 and 8:15 p.m. Friday; and 12:45, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

The criminal histories of three friends involved in an illegal bootlegging ring are chronicled from 1966-1979 as one ends up selling drugs, another robs a bank and the third tries to turn his life around. For ages 15 and older. In Finnish with English subtitles. (2009, Finland, 2:09)

>> “Across the Waters” (“Fuglene over sundet”)

2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m., and 3 and 7 p.m. Monday

A Jewish jazz musician, his wife and 5-year-old son live a comfortable life under the Danish government’s “model protectorate,” but when the Nazi occupiers abruptly begin deporting Danish Jews, the family drops everything and flees for safety. For ages 15 and older. In Danish and German with subtitles. (2016, Denmark, 1:34)

>> “Obit.”

11 a.m., and 4, 5:45, 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday

Documentary about New York Times’ obituary writers, who craft vivid portraits of the deceased in a limited 500 to 800 words. (2016, 1:33)

>> “The Three Treasures”

12:45 p.m. Saturday

Follow the great hero Prince Yamato Takeru and his second-century exploits involving the ancient mythical origin of three treasures that comprise the Imperial Regalia of Japan: the sword Kusanagi, the mirror of Yata and the jewel of Yasakani. For ages 8 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1959, Japan, 3:02)

>> “Going in Style”

Noon, 3:45, 5:30, 7:15 and 9 p.m. Sunday

In this remake of the 1979 comedy, a group of friends plans to rob the bank that left them with no pension checks and even if the plan fails, they rest assured knowing they’ll receive food, shelter and medical care behind bars. With Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. (2017, 1:36)

>> “The Professor and His Beloved Equation”

1:45 p.m. Sunday

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)

>> “Flying Colors”

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

Based on a true story about a ditzy sophomore with an exam score equivalent to that of a fourth-grader, whose private tutor challenges her to gain acceptance into prestigious Keio University. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2015, Japan, 1:57)

>> “700 Days of Battle: Us vs. The Police” (“Bokutachi to chuzai-san no 700 nichi senso”)

1, 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday

Set in a Japanese town in 1979, a rookie police officer penalizes a high-school student for speeding on his motor scooter, upsetting his prankster friends. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2008, Japan, 1:50)

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