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Honolulu Museum of Art, $10-$12. 532-6097, honolulumuseum.org

Shaw Brothers Retrospective

Ends Friday. Features recently restored films in a tribute to the Hong Kong film studio, which produced more than 1,000 films and continues to influence contemporary American filmmakers and hip-hop artists. All films in Chinese with subtitles. 808ne.ws/shawfilms

>> “Martial Arts of Shaolin”

1 p.m. Friday

Also known as “Shaolin Temple 3,” this film stars Jet Li as a young Shaolin monk who runs away from the temple to assassinate a ruler and avenge the murders of his parents. Directed by Lau Kar-leung. (1986, Hong Kong, 1:29)

>> “The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter”

7:30 p.m. Friday

Star Alexander Fu Sheng died in a car accident midway through production of this film, in which he portrayed one of only two survivors betrayed by a jealous general. Filmmaker Liu Chia-liang immortalizes Fu’s unfinished performance with co-star Hui Ying-hung. Directed by Lau Kar-leung. (1983, Hong Kong, 1:38)

‘Iolani Luahine on Film

In partnership with Hula Preservation Society, the museum honors Luahine, “one of the most legendary hula dancers of the 20th century” and her legacy as the “foremost practitioner of kahiko hula.” 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, with talk-story sessions following both film screenings. Free. Reservations: 532-8700.

>> “Hula Hoolaulea, Traditional Dances of Hawaii”


Newly digitized world premiere features rare footage of the kumu hula. Directed by Francis Haar. (1961)

>> “Iolani Luahine, Hawaiian Dancer”


Theatrical premiere of the documentary, directed by Tip Davis. (1976)

“Science Fair”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Follow the journey of nine high school students from around the world as they compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair, along with 1,700 teens from 78 countries, but only one will be named “Best in Fair.” (2018, 1:30)


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

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”

11 a.m., and 3:15 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; and 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. Monday

The CIA is tasked by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to kidnap the daughter of drug kingpin Carlos Reyes, and calls on an attorney whose family was killed by Reyes to get the job done. With Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. Rated R. (2018, U.S./Mexico, 2:02)


1:15 and 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 11:30 a.m., and 3:45 and 8 p.m. Monday

A paraplegic junkie unable to successfully kill himself finds a friend—a homeless wheelchair-bound addict—who offers to shoot him in the head for $500. Rated R. (2014, 1:55)

“Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation”

Noon, 4:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday

A top Swedish intelligence agent questions his dedication after nearly being killed while working undercover for Russian arms dealers selling Swedish weapons to terrorists on Afghanistan’s border. For ages 15 and older. In Swedish with subtitles. (2012, Sweden, 1:49)

“The 12th Man”

2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Based on the true story of Jan Baalsrud, who in 1943 was one of 12 saboteurs sent to destroy a German-controlled air tower in Norway. All were captured except for Baalsrud. For ages 12 and older. In English, Norwegian, German and Saami with subtitles. (2017, Norway, 2:15)

“Three Identical Strangers”

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

Tim Wardle’s documentary about three complete strangers who learn they are identical triplets and coincidentally reunite at age 19, becoming media celebrities. Years later, they learn the shocking secret as to why they were separated at birth. Rated PG-13. (2018, U.K., 1:37)

“The Catcher Was a Spy”

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

Based on the life of Moe Berg, a catcher for the Boston Red Sox, who became a spy for the U.S. during the war. Rated R. (2018, 1:38)

“Leave No Trace”

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

Will, a widowed vet suffering from PTSD, and his teen daughter Tom live illegally in a forested public park where life is both challenging and rewarding. When they are forcibly removed by police, Tom must convince her father of alternative ways of living. Rated PG. (2018, U.K., 1:49)


World movie premier benefit screening for Hawaii Theatre Center. 7 p.m. today, $20. Not for children under age 4. 808ne.ws/lasttaxidance

“Last Taxi Dance”

Post World War II, a Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier as they debate “the dignity of the American dream.” She later faces the realization that when his final dance ticket runs out, the man will die.

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