Friday Mar 04 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
Directed by Edo Natasha. USA. 2015. 110 min.
A seasoned Special Forces officer (Quantae Love) arrives in Hawai‘i to fulfill a dream for his best friend who was killed in action. However, turning a piece of property located in a seedy part of O‘ahu into a mixed martial arts academy brings problems involving racism, a forbidden relationship, and the notorious yakuza. A heart-warming Hawai‘i-made gem, Popolo was written by Edo Natasha, Quantae Love, James Harber and Richard Braunskill and produced by Tyler J. Bishoff, Valerie Joseph, Bianca Tubolino and Kristen Labiano.. Popolo is also an official selection of the San Diego Black Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival and the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema where it is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Lead Actor and Best Editing.
Honolulu African American Film Festival Committee Member Tadia Rice will do a short introduction before the film. Tadia is an established entrepreneur with a successful consulting career in Hawai‘i and California. She is also a multi-talented artist and an advocate for native and women studies locally.
Special guests: Join us following the screening for a Q+A with key members of the film’s cast and crew, moderated by Tadia Rice.
See the trailer.