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    Dane DeHaan stars in Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”


Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097,; $10-$12 (unless noted)

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”

1 p.m. Friday; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and 1 p.m. Wednesday

The inspiration for Disney’s “Snow White,” the Austrian-born actress talks about her life—from her simple beginnings, to becoming Hollywood’s glamour girl, to perfecting a radio system during World War II for which she never received credit, and later living as an impoverished recluse. Director Alexandra Dean shares her story through interviews, clips and never-before-heard audio tapes. (2017, 1:30)

Girls Make Movies Film Festival

6-8 p.m. Friday, held in partnership with Hawaii Women in Filmmaking; doors open 5:30 p.m.

The works of young women in the organization’s Reel Camps for Girls and its afterschool filmmaking program will be showcased, with genres ranging from animation, comedy, drama, horror and beyond.


1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Stars Anton Yelchin, son of figure-skating parents and an up-and-coming actor who was tragically killed in 2016 when he was crushed by his car. In this film, he plays an ex-pat who shares a brief, intimate connection with a fellow ex-pat, and their romantic encounter comes to light once again, many years later. (2017, U.S./France/Portugal, 1:16)


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

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

11:45 a.m., and 4:15 and 8:45 p.m. Friday; and 1:45, 6:15 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

Adaptation of the French sci-fi comic about 28th-century crimefighters tasked with rooting out a threat to Alpha, a city that houses citizens from a thousand planets. Rated PG-13. (2017, France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/U.S./U.K./Canada, 2:17)

“What a Wonderful Family!” (“Kazoku wa tsuraiyo”)

2:15 and 6:45 p.m. Friday; and 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Saturday

In this comedy drama, a grumpy patriarch asks his wife what she wants for her birthday and is stunned when she asks for a divorce. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2016, Japan, 1:48)

“Sophie and the Rising Sun”

Noon and 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Drama, set in South Carolina 1941, about lovers Grover Ohta and Sophie Willis, whose relationship is headed for trouble when Japan bombs Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. As the community’s mistrust of Japanese-Americans comes to the forefront, Sophie, her neighbor and her housekeeper risk their lives protecting Grover. Rated R. (2016, 1:56)


2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday

A ronin named Izo Okada, hired by the pro-emperor Tosa Loyalist Party, gains the reputation as an assassin under the guidance of a cold, ruthless boss. Okada is so caught up in his own notoriety that he fails to notice his boss’ treachery even after a friend warns him about it. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1969, Japan, 1:20)


9 p.m. Sunday

Picture-postcard documentary about four families who raise herd animals in the alps of beautiful Switzerland. For all ages. (2013, Switzerland, 1:29)


11:15 a.m., and 3 and 6:45 p.m. Monday

>> “Merlusse”

A strict, unattractive teacher with no sense of humor and who smells like dried cod is given the name “Merlusse” by students at an all-boys boarding school. Those who must stay through the Christmas holidays are not happy when they learn he’ll be the adult in charge but they’re in for a big surprise come Christmas morning. For ages 10 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1938, France, 1:15)

>> “The Railroad Lady”

At a precise time each morning, a lonely, grumpy woman who lives next to the railroad track smiles as she leans out of her window and waves a Swiss flag as the train rumbles by at 300 miles an hour. One day, the conductor throws a note back to her, starting a friendly correspondence. For all ages. In French with English subtitles. (2016, Switzerland, 0:30)

“Anacleto: Agente Secreto”

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

Adaptation of Manuel Vazquez Gallego’s serial comic about a security guard who was recently dumped by his fiancee while also learning that his farmer dad is a secret agent whose mortal enemy just escaped from prison. For ages 15 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2015, Spain, 1:33)

“Only Human”

11:30 a.m., and 2:45 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday

A Jewish girl brings home her Palestinian fiance and introduces him to her nymphomaniac sister, overbearing mother, blind and batty grandfather, and faux-Orthodox brother. Rattled, he drops something out of the apartment window and hits a man he believes may be her father. Rated R. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2004, Spain/Argentina/Portugal/U.K., 1:25)

“God Willing” (“Se Dio vuole”)

1, 4:15 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday

In this comedy, an atheist surgeon is stunned when his medical-student son announces his plan to become a Catholic priest. For ages 12 and older. In Italian with English subtitles. (2015, Italy, 1:28)

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