Honolulu African American Film Festival 2015

Feb 7-22, 2015

During African American History Month, the Honolulu African American Film Festival seeks to empower, enlighten, and entertain by exploring the cultural richness of the black experience through film. This year we present a selection of absorbing films that profile cultural icons, address social issues, and tell uplifting, touching and moving stories from around the world.

Special thanks to film and supporting sponsors: American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii and African American Lawyers Association of Hawaii; Business Simple LLC; Sandra + Hank Simms; William A Harrison, Esq. and Urban Hawaii Magazine

Special thanks to the Honolulu African American Film Festival Committee—Daphne Barbee-Wooten, Marsha McFadden, John Nichols, Tadia Rice, Sandra Simms and Sharon Yarbrough.

Hospitality sponsor: Aqua Hospitality

Opening-night reception: Feb 7. 6-7:30pm
Enjoy a ‘night on Broadway’ in celebration of acclaimed playwright August Wilson, complete with live jazz and culinary dynamite from chef Sean Priester. Wine, beer, and soda available for purchase. August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand screens at 7:30pm.

Opening-night menu: Carolina pulled pork slider • sweet rolls •  buttermilk cabbage and kale coleslaw • Louisiana hot links with caramelized peppers, onions, mushrooms and sassy BBQ sauce • marinated cucumber salad •  marinated tomato salad • rare beef salad with gorgonzola •  roasted smashed sweet potato with candied bacon.

Opening-night reception:
$35 • $30 museum members
Opening-night film only: $15 • $12 museum members