The Haumana | A Film By Keo Woolford
Monday Apr 14 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Special screening in conjunction with the Maoli Arts Alliance (MA‘A), an initiative of the Pu‘uhonua Society, and the exhibition CONTACT, on view April 10-20 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Directed by Keo Woolford. 2013. USA. 95 mins. English and Hawaiian with English subtitles.
Hawai‘i-born artist Keo Woolford’s acclaimed debut feature has been a hit at film festivals across the U.S. and continues to screen to full houses—we bring it back home for a special screening, followed by a panel discussion on the film and CONTACT with filmmaker Keo Woolford and several kumu hula.
When the charismatic host of a cheesy Waikīkī tourist show accepts the challenge of leading a group of high school boys through the demanding discipline required to participate in a traditional hula festival, he becomes as much a student as a teacher and reconnects with a culture he had previously abandoned. With choreography and cultural consulting by Robert Cazimero, Lanakila Casupang, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter and Kaipo Hale.
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Audience Award, Narrative Feature
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Special Jury Award, Best First Feature
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Grand Jury Award (Nominated)
Hawaii International Film Festival: Audience Award, Narrative Feature
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Audience Award, Narrative Feature
Orlando Film Festival: Best Film (Nominated)
Orlando Film Festival: Best Ensemble Cast (Nominated)
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