America Is Still the Place

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America Is Still the Place


Tuesday Feb 09 01:00 PM
Friday Feb 12 07:30 PM
Tuesday Feb 23 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2016

Special thanks to community partner Ed Young

Directed by Patrick Gilles. USA. 2015. 102 min.

Based on the autobiographical novel by Charlie Walker, America Is Still the Place tells the improbable story of the man behind the clean up of one of the biggest oil spills in US history. In 1971, two oil tankers collided beneath San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, spilling one million barrels of crude oil into the bay, threatening the town of Stinson Beach and much of the Bay Area's coastline. Mike Colter (Million Dollar Baby, Men In Black 2, and star of Marvel brand new Netflix series, Luke Cage) stars as Walker, an ambitious young trucker tasked with cleaning up the spill. As his efforts to prevent environmental disaster unfold, Walker is forced to deal with institutional racism, oil company politics, corruption and greed to get the job done against all expectations. With gorgeous period detail and a killer soundtrack, America Is Still the Place puts you right there with Walker—and you’ll be rooting for him all the way.

See the trailer.

—screens with—


Directed by Keiko Sugihara. USA. 2015. 13 min.

In this Hawai‘i-made comedy directed by University of Hawai‘i Academy for Creative Media student Keiko Sugihara, a misfit high school senior must assist a grumpy cancer patient with three months to live in order to graduate. The pair gets off to a rocky start, but soon realize that they’ve got more in common than they think. 

See the trailer.

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