June 23-July 6: In conjunction with the exhibition Tattoo Honolulu we explore the history of the art form through film. This series documents tattooing’s rich, diverse cultural foundation, and its enduring and evolving impact on contemporary visual culture. Special thanks to Don Ed Hardy, Tricia Allen, and Alan Govenar for their help with this film festival.
Opening night reception: June 23, 6-7:30pm. Enjoy food, wine, and beer for purchase. Director Emiko Omori will introduce her film Skin Stories at 7:30pm. $15, $12 museum members. Purchase tickets in advance at honoluluacademy.tix.com.
Closing night: July 6 at 7:30pm. Tattoo pioneer, visual artist and publisher Don "Ed" Hardy will introduce Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World. Director Emiko Omori will also be in attendance.