The Aloha Project + Fishpeople

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The Aloha Project + Fishpeople


Sunday Jul 23 01:00 PM
Wednesday Jul 26 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2017

See three films that articulate the relationship between man and sea.

Special thanks to our community partner, Salvage Public.

Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30pm: Join us for a post-screening Q+A with Matt Lutrell, Mark Cunningham (Oceans), Daniel Russo (Oceans), Kona Brewing Co. ambassador Kimi Werner (Fishpeople), and Dave Homcy (Fishpeople).

Matt Luttrell is the co-founder, publisher, and editor of award-winning surf culture publication trim. He is a graduate of the John F. Baugh Centre for Entrepreneurship Program at Baylor University. Luttrell spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chuuk before moving to Hawai‘i. A denizen of Honolulu since 2003, he loves to surf, take photographs, brew masala chai and give tours at Shangri La when he isn’t busy with his two children. 

Born on the North Shore of Oahu, Daniel Russo grew up on a taro farm in Haleiwa. A talented photographer and cinematographer, Russo travels the world documenting the greatest big wave surfers of his generation. 

Made in Hawai‘i, born in Massachusetts, Mark Cunningham has been in love with the ocean and surf for 60 years. Punahou released him in 1974 for good behavior and in 2005, he retired with 29 years of service as a lifeguard for the City and County of Honolulu. Today Mark continues to be involved in bodysurfing, roughwater swimming, lifeguarding competitions, and speaks to various community groups, spreading the love and stoke for our Hawai'ian waters.  

Born and raised in Florida, Dave Homcy moved to Hawaii, following his passion for surf cinematography and photography. After twenty years in the film business, working on notable projects such as ShelterA Broke Down MelodyCome Hell Or High Water and the TV shows Lost and Hawaii 5-0, Dave is still living his dream, traveling around the world with like-minded surfers, and experiencing different cultures.

Kimi Werner grew up in tropical surroundings on Maui, where her father was a dedicated freediver. With a craving for the simple life, Kimi followed in her dad’s footsteps, winning a U.S. National Spearfishing Championship in 2008. She’s also an artist and accomplished chef. “The moment I took up freediving and spearfishing again,” she says, “I reconnected to the happiness of my childhood.”

Directed by Matt Lutrell. Hawai‘i. 2017. 4 min.
Hawai‘i bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham stars in this short by Trim Magazine founder and editor Matt Lutrell with Tahitian water cinematography by Daniel Russo. 

The Aloha Project
Directed by Ryan Moss. Hawaii. 2016. 39 min.
Photographer and filmmaker Ryan Moss followed thrillseekers and dreamers along Hawai‘i’s rugged coastlines and jagged mountain spines to create his “tribute to these people and this majestic place.” 

Directed by Keith Malloy. USA. 2017. 49 min.
Keith Malloy’s latest tells the stories of people who have dedicated their lives to the sea. From surfers and spearfishers to a long-distance swimmer and a former coal miner, this unique cast of characters reveal the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness.

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