HONOKAA PEOPLE'S THEATRE

775-0000 (WE HIGHLY RECCOMEND CALLING ON THE DAY OF SHOWING :)

Movie Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens 65 and older, $3 Children ages 12 and under.

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 WE'RE FUNDRAISING FOR A DIGITAL PROJECTOR TO KEEP THE MOVIES ALIVE, DONATE ONLINE TODAY HERE!   

 

UPDATE: We're ALMOST HALFWAY there!  Big Mahalos to over a hundred individuals and local families who have supported so far, you guys are our superstars!  Spread the word, we're working on it from this end!  :)

 

Also, we're so proud of the response to "HONOKAA BOY", it is so heartwarming to share the tears and happy smiles with everyone coming out of the Theatre, some people have even torn up their donations and written big checks, it is really stunning, we want to thank you and say we are really glad to be here!  You guys are the best!  Malama Pono!

 

 

 Rewards form available at the theatre and online at Kickstarter!

 

UPCOMING CALENDAR

The dates in this calendar are best estimates and subject to change, the events listed below the calendar with descriptions are confirmed, but please check by calling on the day of showing to be sure, mahalo!

Monday     

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday        

Saturday    

Sunday

 Aug. 11

 Closed

 Aug. 12

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-22 Jump Street

 Aug. 13


5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-22 Jump Street

Aug. 14


5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-22 Jump Street

Aug 15


5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-22 Jump Street

Aug 16


PLANTATION FESTIVAL

11 am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm Plantation Films

7pm: Honokaa Boy

Aug 17

 

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-22 Jump Street

 Aug. 18

 Closed


5pm-E Ola Mau Cultural Class

 Aug. 19

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

 Aug. 20

2pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Aug. 21

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Aug. 22

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Aug. 23

SKATE PARK GRAND OPENING

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Aug. 24

 

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

 Aug. 25

 Closed

5pm-E Ola Mau Cultural Class

 Aug. 26

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-How to Train your Dragon 2

 Aug. 27

2pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-How to Train your Dragon 2

Aug. 28

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm-How to Train your Dragon 2

Aug 29

 

5pm-How to Train your Dragon 2

7 pm- Boyhood

Aug 30

3pm-Honokaa Boy

5pm-How to Train your Dragon 2

7 pm- Boyhood

 

Aug 31

3pm-Honokaa Boy

5pm-How to Train your Dragon 2

7 pm- Boyhood

 Sept. 1

 Closed

5pm-E Ola Mau Cultural Class

 Sept. 2

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm- Boyhood

 Sept. 3

2pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm- Boyhood

Sept. 4

2:30pm- Hula

5pm-Honokaa Boy

7pm- Boyhood

Sept. 5

FIRST FRIDAY

5pm-HALFWAY PARTY

7pm-LOS HERMANOS MACANA

Sept. 6

3pm-Honokaa Boy

5pm-Mood Indigo

7pm-Guardians of the Galaxy

Sept. 7

3pm-Honokaa Boy

5pm-Mood Indigo

7pm-Guardians of the Galaxy

Upcoming

FILMS: Snowpeircer, Boyhood, Gaurdians of the Galaxy, Mood Indigo, The Congress, Life Itself, Lucy, The Dance of Reality, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

EVENTS:

Saturday Aug. 16th:  Plantation Fest - Downtown Daytime Street Party with live music and food booths from kachi kachi to kim chee and FREE Plantation films at the People's Theatre

Friday Sept 5th:  First Friday People's Projector Midway Party (contact us to help make it happen, we need auction items and volunteers!)

Saturday Sept 13th:  Salsa Latinos w/ Fara Tolne!

Saturday Sept 20th:  Peace Parade w/ live reggae at the People's Theatre

Friday Sept 26th:  People's Projector Grand Finale Party!

Friday Nov. 3:  First Friday w/ Therianthrope and more

 

CLASSES:

Keiki Hula class every week (Contact Aunty Aloha at 775-1074)

Salsa & Tango Class with Angel Prince returns on Monday nights September 8th thru October 13th!

E Ola Mau I Ka Pono- Hawaiian Cultural Class resumes with Lanakila at the People's Theatre

Honokaa Community Theatre Class on hold till further notice, we will keep you posted once the Jack returns from another great project! 

  

HONOKAA BOY headlines Kickstarter effort for People's Projector!

Our fundraiser website is now live! Visit us on Kickstarter!

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KEEP THE MOVIES ALIVE! PEOPLE'S THEATRE KICKSTARTS DIGITAL PROJECTOR DRIVE

 VISIT OUR KICKSTARTER WEBPAGE HERE!

OUR FUNDRASING CAMPAIGN

THE PROJECT

Aloha all you People of the People's Theatre out there in Honokaa, on the Big Island and the world over! 2014 is a year of changes for the People's Theatre, our theatre owner/funder has retired and the theatre is up against a major hurdle in converting to digital cinema as the industry demands, we need your help to raise $60,000 to buy a digital projector to keep the movies going!  The days of 35mm are over and we cannot continue to show movies unless we convert to Digital Cinema.

We're trying everything we can think of to raise money to purchase a DCI compliant Digital Projector, we need your support, either by direct donations, connections to donors or performers you may have, suggestions and volunteer time, auction donations, or simply by coming out to the shows!

WHO WE ARE:

The Honokaa People's theatre is a historic building that has been at the the heart of Honokaa small town life since 1930. Almost 30 years ago, the current People's Theatre family, the Keeneys, decided to carry on the legacy of the original Tanimoto family, taking on the operation and funding of the theatre. It's now 2014 and we're up against a challenge with the need for a digital projector as 35mm films are no longer available. The theatre has stood through thick and thin for the Big Island community, weathering the closing of the plantations, keeping prices low during the housing bubble, and generally providing families and friends something to do every weekend. We try to do it in the most economical and pono ways possible, doing most work ourselves from painting to plumbing and all sorts of renovation and upgrades, going solar, beaming free internet, using eco-frie! ndly products and organic, local items wherever we can, and most importantly donating the space to many wonderful community and cultural events. We've never made any money doing it, we simply love to do what we do and believe that it can and should be done, but at this time we need a little help.

THE CHALLENGE:

DCI - The Digital Cinema Initiative

Hollywood has collaborated with the cinema chains to eliminate 35mm film, mandating a "voluntary" conversion to digital with sufficient encryption to protect their copyright.  The major chains have all converted, and we are the last theatre in the Hawaiian Islands shipping in 35mm film, with only the dollar theatre in Hilo using the film prints when we are done with them.  Shipping costs have skyrocketed as we ship from the mainland rather than interisland, along with the costs to book a film print as the studios up their prices to discourage use of film.

Kickstarter as well as DCI conversion is an all or nothing deal, we need to make our goal or we can't go DCI.   If our kickstarter campaign is unsuccessful, we will have to go dark.  More fundraising would be needed to make the transition, which will cost us more, leave your ears ringing, and divert everyone's time from wonderful films and events at the theatre. Ultimately, without DCI, we will be forced to give up as a movie theatre.

THE GOOD NEWS

You people are awesome!

We need $60,000 to pay for a new digital projector. We're almost halfway there! We have secured permission to use the international hit film "Honokaa Boy" about our theatre as part of our fundraiser campaign (Mahalo to Fuji TV, Pony Canyon, Rie and the rest of the crew who made this possible!).  We're bringing our Kickstarter amount down to $40,000, and any additional funds beyond the total of $60,000 raised from all avenues will go directly towards the formation of our events and programming non profit (we've budgeted up to $3000 in professional fees and processing). If we exceed that goal or services are donated, then we will put any additional money directly into that non-profit which will have as it's mission the creation and continuation of events as well as educational and cultural programs here at the People's ! Theatre.  If we do not reach our Kickstarter goal, we will simply go dark by shutting down the movies until we can fundraise enough money to purchase a digital projector. 

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$40,000 in Kickstarter pledges:  This combined with our other fundraising efforts will buy digital equipment to show the movies -- its the only equipment that will work for the movies the studios send. The days of film are sadly over.

If can: Another $3000 or more for a Grant Writing Professional, or volunteers in this area! We'd love to raise enough to pay a professional to form a People of the People's Theatre non-profit that would bring in live events and fund cultural and educational programs at the theatre. We'd love to have community involvement however we can!

Anything over that will go directly in the budget of the non-profit to create events, classes, and programs here at the theatre! 

We've got some perks for those of you who give, check out our rewards section!  We will contact you (via email) to get any necessary details as it relates to the perk you choose - such as what t-shirt size you would like and what inscription you want on the plaque.

Preview our new classic t-shirt (image on left), pre-order yours today!

 

THE IMPACT:

You can help give our kids and community members a place to go days, evenings and weekends. You can help keep Honokaa town alive by supporting the downtown merchants though a lively and active theater bringing people into town.

The closing of small-town historic theaters is common across the country, as multiplexes, television, and hand held devices have proliferated. The movie theater is a cornerstone building in many towns, and comes with many memories for most of the people who live there. For many, when the town theatre closes, it is a sign of a community in distress. Many towns across the U.S. that have lost their theatre fail to revitalize. Right now, the primary challenge for small-town theaters is not the lack of market or community support in patronizing the theater; it is in fact the financial resources needed to obtain digital equipment necessary to show movies.

Somehow, especially in rural places like ours, there is still a vibrant market that wants to go to the movies. It’s more than just seeing a movie. It’s treating yourself, getting away from it all, the movie magic that makes eyes sparkle. For many people it means going out with friends and family, treating loved ones and sharing something special that the whole family can get into, entertainment that sparks conversation with your kids or friends before and after the show.  This theatre has been home to countless first dates, has sparked many marriages, and has been full of wonderful moments of love and laughter!

Along with family films and box office hits that get the crowds out on the town our theatre also shows films you can't find anywhere else, from foreign films to local independent films and more.  We've noticed that if it's good it's likely to miss the multiplexes as a box office dud but we will still show it, we're committed to the magic of the movies!

Other Ways You Can Help

Share this page on your social networks! Volunteer to be on the crew to help for events. Stop by the theatre office and leave your email to sign up. Encourage your group or organization to get together and raise $500 to buy a seat. Talk about this over coffee, after meetings, church, meditation, yoga, surfing, whatever, just get together with your friends and mention it. We need all the word of mouth we can get. Not from here? It doesn't matter! Help make this small town greater than it is! Share this page with your friends and family as well.

We also plan to have several events over the 60 day fundraiser, we'd love any connections to performers you may have, suggestions and volunteer time, auction donations, any other help you may have to offer, big mahalos everyone!

And of course, come to the movies whenever you can, it's a thoughtful and fun thing to do!

Such as......HONOKAA BOY!

 

HONOKAA BOY

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday August 12, 13, 14, 15, & 17 (5pm)

Special showing Saturday September 16 7pm for Plantation Day!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 (5pm)

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 PART OF OUR KICKSTARTER FUNDRAISER! NOW SHOWING "HONOKAA BOY" MOVIE (in Japanese w/ English Subtitles)

Comedy, Drama, and Adaptation. 1 hr 56 min. Shot on location in Honoka'a and Hawaii island, the film is loosely based on real events and characters in Honokaa town written about in the novel by Leo Yoshida, who visited Honokaa several years ago. The plot revolves around a love-scorned Japanese college student, Leo (played by Japanese film sensation Masaki Okada) who travels to Hawaii where he finds work as an assistant projectionist at the Honoka'aPeople's Theatre. He meets various people that have an impact on his life, not the least of which being an eccentric master chef and seamstress named Bee (played by famous Japanese actress Chieko Baisho), an elderly woman with a zest for life. One day he meets a beautiful older
woman named Mariah (played by Hilo's own Jun Hasegawa) whom he promptly falls for, and in the tangled web that is small town life, he learns to follow his heart and comes through a better man.

We're very excited to show this film about our family friend and our old plantation theatre, it's a great film filled with gentle humor and quirky small town life. We love it, and hope you will too!


 

22 JUMP STREET (R)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday August 12, 13, 14, 15, & 17 (7pm)

22 Jump Street 

Comedy.  1hr 50min . After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

 

PLANTATION FESTIVAL 

Saturday August 16  (All day event in town with films at the People's Theatre too!)

 

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This is an all day event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Join the potluck and talk story with friends from 6-8 p.m. at Honokaa High School’s cafeteria as you wind down from this exhilarating day of seeing old friends, reminiscing and reflecting.The main dish of kalua and cabbage will be enriched with the many local potluck dishes and desserts brought to share. This entire event is free, and everyone is invited.

September marks the 20th anniversary of the closure of Hamakua Sugar Company. The day will include showings of various Hamakua Sugar Company videos, as well as picture slide shows from well-known local photographers at the Honokaa People’s Theatre.The food booths are representative of the different ethnic groups that worked on the sugar plantations. Assorted cultural entertainment will spotlight this vivid heritage throughout the day.For information or any questions, contact Darde Gamayo at plantationdays@yahoo.com or call 640-8114he NHERC (North Hawaii Education and Research Center) Heritage Center in Honokaa is looking for photographs of the final harvest of the Hamakua Sugar Company. The center will scan the original and make a copy for their archives.Call Momi Naughton at 775-8890 for! additional information.

Photo: Plantation Days this weekend in Honokaa!
Here's the lineup of FREE Plantation films at the People's Theatre at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm, then HONOKAA BOY shows at 7pm!
Paul Christiansen: A silent collection of B&W historical photos of sugar on the Hamakua Coast.
Hal Yamato:  A colorful, modern collage of photos on the last days of sugar in Hamakua.
Hamakua Sugar:  A short film showing the daily plantation operations from field to factory.
Shigematsu:  A short film showing the legacy of sugar through the eyes of 5 generations of one family in Honokaa.
Final Harvest:  A hour long film telling the story of the last days of
sugar and the closing of the plantations in Hawaii.


 

 

   

 

E OLA MAU I KA PONO

Beginning Monday August 18  5 to 6:30 pm


 

E Ola Mau I Ka Pono- Hawaiian Cultural Class resumes with Lanakila at the People's Theatre, moving from Water to this Season's focus on the Forest. "Wahi Kapu a Laka" The Sacred Place of Laka. This class will focus on the forest regions of Hawaii, based at Kalopa State Park. Through discussion, hula, and chanting and crafts we will cover the water cycle in relation to the forest and myths and legends of Laka, goddess of hula. Classes every Monday 5 to 6:30 pm, starting August 18. Dont miss.

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 (7pm)

  Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 

Action, Science Fiction & Fantasy.  2hr 10min . A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

 

USA Today
Claudia Puig

An exciting and engrossing blockbuster with weighty themes, it raises important moral questions as it keeps viewers riveted.

B

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

Within the fertile area between promise and execution, Dawn is dynamite entertainment, especially in the rousing first hour

A-

NPR
Ian Buckwalter

It's the first big tent-pole film of 2014 that nails everything from start to finish, blending thoughtful allegory, meaningful science fiction and dazzling action spectacle without a hitch.

A

TIME Magazine
Richard Corliss

When it gets going, it's a pretty fine movie

B

Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an extremely high-functioning sci-fi thriller about extremely high-functioning apes. Some of it may seem silly in the recounting, or in the trailer, but it doesn't feel silly in the theater.

A-

 

 

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday August 26, 27, 28 (7pm)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday August  29, 30 & 31 (5pm)

How to Train Your Dragon 2  

Kids, Family, Comedy, Animation, Fantasy.  1hr 45min . DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chief's son, who must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe.

 

Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern

Most sequels get made for commercial reasons, whether or not the world needs them. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is a movie the world needs.

A

Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

Young and old fans of the first movie will be lining up for the wit, for the inventiveness of the characters, for the breathtaking visuals - and just the sheer fun of it all

A-

New York Times
Stephen Holden

Its thundering air-war sequences, with hordes of dragon-riding fighters swarming into battle, have the swooping, gliding kineticism of vintage newsreels of World War II dogfights.

A-

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

Dragon 2, like The Empire Strikes Back, takes sequels to a new level of imagination and innovation. It truly is a high-flying, depth-charging wonder to behold.

A

Chicago Sun-TImes
Bill Zwecker

Not only does this second movie match the charm, wit, animation skill and intelligent storytelling of the original, I think it even exceeds it.

A

 

 

BOYHOOD (R)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 29, 30 & 31  (7pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 2, 3 & 4 (7pm)

Boyhood  

Indie, Drama.  2hr 45min . Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

 

Philadelphia Enquirer
Stephen Rea

Is it dumb to say, "Wow?" I don't care. Wow.

A

San Francisco Chronicle
Mick LaSalle

Few filmmakers ever make a great movie. Fewer still ever make a movie that expands what movies can express. Richard Linklater does both with Boyhood.

A

Washington Post
Ann Hornaday

As a film that dares to honor small moments and the life they add up to, "Boyhood" isn't just a masterpiece. It's a miracle.

A

TIME Magazine
Richard Corliss

Boyhood shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie.

A

NPR
Bob Mondello

The film gives every appearance of happening exactly the way life does, And exactly the way life does, it makes you care.

A

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY in HONOKAA

Sept. 5th 

HALFWAY PARTY!  5 to 7 pm

LOS HERMANOS MACANA!  7-10 pm

 

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Aloha friends! We're really excited for the future of the People's Theatre, it's looking great, check out our Kickstarter website to see how it's going! We're setting our halfway celebration date to coincide with First Friday in Honokaa, so you can see the town and theatre in action, we think this place is pretty cool. Come join us, or invite your friends, Sept. 5th from 5pm on! We'll have free music, hula, art, silent auction and more in the lobby and out in the street, and then there's a fantastic international tango show in the auditorium later that evening! We have a number of great events coming up in September, from Hula to Salsa and Tango to Reggae to award winning films and much more, especially our Kickstarter Grand Finale party coming up Sept. 26th, it's going to be a bang! Let's keep the movies going and town lively after September. If you know anyone who might be interested in our efforts please spread the word. We're mak! ing the push from our loyal supporters to outside donations. For the fundraiser to be successful we now need to expand the People's Theatre Ohana, spread the word! Big thanks to all of you who have already donated. Over 100 families and individuals have contributed to our projector, from bananas to big bucks, mahalo nui loa!

Photo: Next First Friday:  Live Reggae, Rock, Blues, Hawaiian and more music out on the street, dj in the lobby, and....a hot tango show!  Tickets to Los Hermanos Macana tango show are $20, 7pm on Sept. 5th at the People's Theatre!
Enrique and Guillermo De Fazio are two brothers, tango dancers, choreographers and performers. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They studied tango and other popular dances from an early age. They began their first steps of tango in 1995 Gricel’s Club located in the district of San Cristobal in the city of Buenos Aires. In 1998 they invented the choreography "Mala Junta" with which sealed the tradition of taking them to dance the most prominent theaters and events worldwide. In 2001participated in the Robert Duvall film "Assassination Tango". They toured for 10 years and until today the EU countries, USA, South America, Australia and Asia, they have been participating in various events and shows. They shared stage with prominent artists such as Placido Domingo in Santa Monica (2010) and they have been invited by the famous dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to participate in a major arts festival in Sarasota USA (2011).  In 2012 began their first
entertainment company to present Tango Macho a Show with 10 dancers accompanied by the best genuine live music.
This event is sponsored by Echo Tango and is in conjunction with several classes being held on island Sept. 1st-7th.

Next First Friday: Live Reggae, Rock, Blues, Hawaiian and more music out on the street, dj in the lobby, and....a hot tango show! Tickets to Los Hermanos Macana tango show are $20, 7pm on Sept. 5th at the People's Theatre!Enrique and Guillermo De Fazio are two brothers, tango dancers, choreographers and performers. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They studied tango and other popular dances from an early age. They began their first steps of tango in 1995 Gricel’s Club located in the district of San Cristobal in the city of Buenos Aires. In 1998 they invented the choreography "Mala Junta" with which sealed the tradition of taking them to dance the most prominent theaters and events worldwide. In 2001participated in the Robert Duvall film "Assassination Tango". They toured for 10 years and until today the EU countries, USA, South America, Australia and Asia, they have been participating in various e! vents and shows. They shared stage with prominent artists such as Placido Domingo in Santa Monica (2010) and they have been invited by the famous dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to participate in a major arts festival in Sarasota USA (2011). In 2012 began their first entertainment company to present Tango Macho a Show with 10 dancers accompanied by the best genuine live music.This event is sponsored by Echo Tango and is in conjunction with several classes being held on island Sept. 1st-7th.

 

 

 

 

 

 



       

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALSA AND TANGO WITH ANGEL PRINCE

Beginning Monday Sept. 8th  6:30  & 7:30 pm

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  Come learn the essentials of exciting and engaging Latin Dance.  Sure to heat up your fall evenings from fantastic instructor Angel Prince at the fabulous Honokaa People's Theatre.  Angel is a part time Honokaa and part time Buenos Aires resident and is the award-winning artistic director and CEO of PrinceDance Institute, her dance company and school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOOD INDIGO (Foreign/Unrated)

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 (5PM)

  Mood Indigo 

Arthouse, Foreign, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy.  1hr 34min . Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend's party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and, before they know it, they're dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapt! urously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers. MOOD INDIGO was nominated for three 2014 César Awards: Étienne Charry (Best Original Music), Florence Fontaine (Best Costume) and Stéphane Rozenbaum (Best Production Design)

 

Newsday
John Anderson

A mad mix of what Tex Avery, Rube Goldberg and the silent-film fantasist Georges Melies might have come up with if they'd put their feverish heads together.

B+

NPR
Tomas Hachard

Mood Indigo thrives on clutter and near-total loss of control.

A-

Philadelphia Enquirer
Steven Rea

It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe.

A-

Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan

Though the relentlessness of the on-screen antics threatens to wear you out, the film is over before that can quite happen.

B

New York Times
Manohla Dargis

A wearying experience that resembles being locked in a very small room with an exceptionally bright, pathologically self-absorbed child who will not shut up or calm down.

C+

 

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG-13)

Dates TBA

Guardians of the Galaxy  

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action.  2hr 1min . From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, des! perate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance

 

 

 

 


MAMANE ST. MUSIC CLUB LIVE IN THE PEOPLE'S CAFE

30'S JAZZ, HAWAIIAN, AND LATIN JAM SESSION

Every Saturday   11:30 am to 2:30 pm or til pau

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SALSA LATINOS WITH FARA TOLNE

Saturday   Sept. 13 7pm!

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THE CONGRESS (Independent/Unrated)

In honor of HawaiiCon we will be bringing several fantastic sci-fi films!

Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 12, 14, 16, 17, 18 (5pm)

 

Arthouse, Science Fiction, Fantasy Adventure.  2hr 2min . From critically acclaimed director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) comes this unusal arthouse live action and animation science fiction peice.  More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright's digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invit! ed to take part in "The Congress" convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

 

 

 

Critics:  TIME Out - "Ari Folman takes a determined stride into the past with this dizzying, disjointed, always fascinating live action-animation hybrid" B

Film.com - "Ari Folman is a filmmaker determined to make movies his own way" A-

MSN Movies - "...commits to Big Ideas of identity and integrity with Robin Wright remarkably anchoring it all as, well, herself."

Daily Express - "Offers a sprawling, eye-popping psychedelic trip into the moral dilemmas of the digital age."

ViewLondon - "Ari Folman examines our relationship with cinema and takes a satirical swipe at Hollywood in this stunning and stimulating sci-fi fantasy which combines live action with animation."

SFX Magazine - "A beautiful looking, occasionally brilliant, outrageously indulgent trip."

 

PEACE DAY CELEBRATIONS & PARADE

Saturday   September 20th


 Peace Day Parade In Action!

 

KICKSTARTER GRAND FINALE FOR THE PEOPLE'S PROJECTOR!

Friday, September 26th

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 More to be announced soon!

 

MALEFICENT (PG)

Last Showing moved Wed & Thur Aug 13 & 14, 3pm

CLOSED THIS WEEKEND DUE TO STORMS Thursday August 7 THRU Sunday August 10th

   Maleficent

Fantasy.  1hr 37min . "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

 

Globe & Mail
Kate Taylor

 Long live the feminist revisionist backstory...
B

Los Angeles
Betsy Sharkey

This is Jolie's film because of the Maleficent she makes. Everyone else, even Aurora, fades in her presence.
A-
New York Times
Manhola Dhargis
I'm still not sure if the movie's smack-down between patriarchy and matriarchy is the way to go, but at least nobody here is warbling about what she wants before hitting the road to self-actualization.

A-

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

Jolie comes to this party ready to bite, but the movie muzzles her. Even at 97 minutes, Maleficent is still one long, laborious slog.
C-

Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern

Suffocatingly elaborate yet insufficiently bewitching.

C

 

FIRST FRIDAY IN HONOKAA!

Friday   August 1 (5-10pm) 

First Friday hits again in Honoka`a Town! The Honoka`a Business Association has put together FREE Live Music, Later Store Hours, Classes, Demonstrations, Booths and Much More, Honoka`a will be hosting vendors, artists and musicians from all over the Big Island, from 5- 8 pm all along Mamane street in Downtown Honoka`a.

Here at the People's Theatre we have Hula at 5pm by Kumu Aloha, live Music by ANA Electric (formerly Big Time R&B) at 6pm, DJ Nubaui at 7:45, info booths, awesome smoothies and espresso, ono grinds and much more, come check us out!


Please contact Alison Higgins of Grace Flowers or Michelle Barthel of Big Island Grown to get involved!
This is a free event and open to the public.

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HPAF PRESENTS STRINGS AND THINGS

WITH IGGY JANG & GARY WASHBURN

Thursday July 17 (7pm)

  

Strings and Things with Gary Washburn at the People's Theater in Honoka'a. Iggy Jang brings his renowned string program to the Hamakua coast to perform classical, jazz and pop favorites, with award winning Honoka'a high school music director Gary Washburn. Concessions will be available for purchase in the lobby. Tickets are $10 at www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org, or at the door. Sponsored by Barbara and Robert Sterne.

 

 

 

 

 

THE EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG-13)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 11, 12, 13  (5pm)

Tuesday Wednesday July 15, 16 (7:15pm)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 18, 19 & 20  (5pm)

  Edge of Tomorrow

Action and Adventure, Sci Fi Fantasy.  1hr 53min . The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

 

NPR
Ian Buckwalter

 Refreshing and unexpected, both for its humor and for its upending of action norms.
B

Toronto Star
Peter Howell

A sharp sci-fi thriller that's going to be hard to beat as the summer's best blockbuster.
A-
New York Times
Manhola Dhargis
In "Edge of Tomorrow," Mr. Liman brings Mr. Cruise's smile out of semiretirement and also gives him the kind of physical challenges at which he so brilliantly excels.

A-

Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern

 It's a rousing spectacle, interspersed with touching moments of really hard trying.
B+

Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan

 It's a star-driven mass-market entertainment that's smart, exciting and unexpected while not stinting on genre satisfactions.

A

 

 

 

XMEN- DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG-13)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 11, 12, 13  (7pm)

Tuesday Wednesday July 15, 16 (5pm)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 18, 19 & 20  (7pm)

  X-Men: Days of Future Past

 Action and Adventure, Sci Fi fantasy.  2hr 11min . The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, "X-Men: First Class," in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

 

NPR
Bob Mondello

 Quicksilver ... is the coolest of this picture's new guys, zipping around so fast ... that he can taste soup, rearrange guards' limbs, and nudge bullets off their trajectories all in the time it takes to blink.
A-

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

 Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.
A-
Seattle Times
Soren Anderson
 Once it reaches takeoff velocity, "Days of Future Past" becomes one of the best installments in the "X-Men" series.

A-

Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern

Everything is of a piece, and it's dazzling.
A-

Los Angeles Times
Betsey Sharkey

Time travel, Peter Dinklage and 1970s kitsch top a very long list of what makes "X-Men: Days of Future Past" such a blast.

B

 

 

 

 

 

FOURTH OF JULY FIRST FRIDAY WITH DAN BRAUER & FRIENDS

Friday        July 4 (7:30pm)

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Downtown Honokaa is the place to be for your Fourth of July Celebrations as First Friday in Honokaa kicks off at 5pm with music and vendors lining Mamane Street, including Hula, Capoeira, Salsa and more with special performances by Dan Brauer & Friends (of Leche de Tigre) in a rocking evening of music and dance at the People's Theatre starting at 7:30pm, visit facebook for more info. Friends performing with headliners of the Leche crew include Marsie Chris Cook Samantha Emmons Alicia M Jorgen Reeves Michaeloha Elam Luis Feliu Mati Laino and Chris Wilson.

 

 

SHOWCASE 2014 BENEFIT CONCERT

W/ Keikilani Lindsey, Ryan Higgins, Brad Bordessa, Jan Siedes

Saturday        July 5 (7pm)

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 SHOWCASE 2014 BENEFIT CONCERT for Mokuaikaua Church, featuring Keikilani Lindsey, Ryan Higgins, Jan Seides, Brad Bordessa. Plus Historic Mokuaikaua Restoration Presentation announcement brought to you by ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition Team.
TIME: 7PM
EVENT LINE: (808) 640-4541
Sponsored by Ohana Pest Control and Bongo Ben’s Island Café.
Additional information can be found at Mokuaikaua.org.

NEIGHBORS (R)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        July 8, 9 & 10  (5pm)

  NeighborsComedy.  1hr 36min . Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek).

 

Philadelphia Enquirer
David Hiltbrand

 It's the most rollicking frat comedy since Revenge of the Nerds II. (Miss you, Booger.)
B+

Los Angeles Times
Betsy Sharkey

 This raunchy unrooting of a settled suburban idyll exposes the considerable angst of emerging adulthood with a kind of scatological fervor designed to elicit oodles of inappropriate laughs.
B-
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
 You expect hardcore hilarity from Neighbors, and you get it. It's the nuance that sneaks up on you.

B+

New York Times
A.O Scott

A status report on mainstream American movie comedy, operating in a sweet spot between the friendly and the nasty, and not straining to be daring, obnoxious or even especially original. It knows how to have fun. How very grown-up.
B+

Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

 The most shocking thing about the hard-R comedy "Neighbors" is that - surprise - it's actually rather endearing.

B

 

 

 

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday        June 27, 28 & 29  (7:15pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday        July 1, 2, 3 & 6 (5pm)

Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday July 8, 9 & 10 (7pm)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  Comedy, Arthouse.  1hr 39min . THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop ofa suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

 

NPR
Ian Buckwalter

 Grand Budapest is a culmination of the tinkly music-box aesthetic of Anderson's work to date, turned up to 11.
A

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

  It's a filigreed toy box of a movie, so delicious-looking you may want to lick the screen. It is also, in the Anderson manner, shot through with hubris..
A-
New York Times
A.O. Scott
 This movie makes a marvelous mockery of history, turning its horrors into a series of graceful jokes and mischievous gestures. You can call this escapism if you like. You can also think of it as revenge.

A

Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern

 Mr. Anderson's lovely confection ... keeps us smiling, and sometimes laughing out loud. Yet acid lurks in the cake's lowest layers.
A-

Salon.com
Andrew O'Hehir

 This is one of Anderson's funniest and most fanciful movies, but perversely enough it may also be his most serious, most tragic and most shadowed by history, with the frothy Ernst Lubitsch-style comedy shot through with an overwhelming sense of loss.

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

GODZILLA (PG-13)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday        June 20, 21 & 22 (7pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        June 24, 25 & 26  (5pm)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday        June 27, 28 & 29  (5pm)

  GodzillaSciFi Fantasy, Action.  2hr 3min . In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

 

NPR
Bob Mondello

 
We're here to see the film's leading lizard, who is pretty gorgeously realized by an army of digitizers, even if he seems just a bit-player in his own movie for the first hour or so.
B+

Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

 

In Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards sets out to revive something that has practically disappeared from big-budget Hollywood spectacles: A sense of awe.

B+
Wall Street Journal
Joe Morgenstern
 The more elements the movie piles on, the more diffuse and disjointed it becomes.

C

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

In the last third of this lumbering reboot, the latest Godzilla springs to life and wakes up the wide-eyed kid in all of us.
B

USA Today
Claudia Puig

Aiming for a titanic tale that is also seriously ominous, Godzilla opens with a bang and concludes with an exhilarating roar.

B

 

RIO 2 (PG)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        June 3, 4 & 5 (5pm)

Rio 2Comedy, Animation, Family.  1hr 41min . It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters including voices of Ann Hathaway, will.i.am, are back, and they're joined by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Gram! my winner Bruno Mars, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles Times
Betsey Sharkey

 Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters.
C

Chicago Sun-Times
Bill Zwecker

 It's as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor.
B+
Hollywood Reporter
Justin Lowe
 There's plenty here to attract both kids and adults alike in Saldanha's colorful imagining of the Amazonian rainforest's avian communities.

B+

New York Times
Manhola Dargis

The cinematic equivalent of attack by kaleidoscope, "Rio 2" sucks you in and whirls you around before spitting you out, exhausted.
C+

TIME Magazine
Richard Corlis

This is an eager entertainment machine that will keep the kids satisfied.

B-

 

 

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA (PG-13)

Tuesday, Wednesday       June 3 & 4 (7pm)

  Captain America: The Winter Soldier2hr 16min . After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy-the Winter Soldier.

 

Toronto Star
Peter Howell

 The best kind of blockbuster comic-book movie, tweaking the brain while dazzling the eye.
A

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

 Powered by a dynamite Evans and a first-rate cast, this movie overcomes its plot holes ...by making human frailty its primary focus.
B+
Variety
Scott Foundas
 Chockfull of the breathless cliffhangers dictated by the genre, but equally rich in the quiet, tender character moments that made the first film unique among recent Marvel fare ...

A-

TIME Magazine
Richard Corlis

... fulfills all the expectations of a Marvel movie. But this time the danger doesn't emanate from a fantasy villain like Neutron or an imaginary realm like Asgard.
B

RichardRoeper.com
Richard Roeper

We not only get an edgier, more complex, more compelling storyline, we get the most badass 95-year-old the world has ever known.

A-

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY FASHION SHOW AT THE PEOPLE'S THEATRE

Friday June 6th (7:30pm)    FREE!

  http://honokaapeople.com/What%27s%20Hot%20this%20Summer2.jpg A fun evening show of fashion in Honokaa, celebrating First Friday in Honokaa style, including Mamane Street shops and local Hamakua designers.  Fabulous fashion for the summer includes outfits from Indigo Sage, Big Island Grown, The Green Chair, Aloha Girl Nails, Grace Flowers, Taro Patch Gifts, Designs by Kira and more!  Don't miss First Friday in Honokaa with music up and down Mamane Street and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 (PG-13)

Friday     June 5 (5pm)    Saturday & Sunday    June 6 & 7 (7pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday   June 10, 11 & 12 (7pm)

Friday & Sunday June 13 & 15 (7pm)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2   2hr 22min . We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC CONCERT

Saturday June 7th (4pm)    FREE!

 http://honokaapeople.com/Shamisen.jpgA unique evening of traditonal Japanese music performed by prominent Japanese Shamisen player, Maestro Shibashu together with his students who are from Honolulu and Japan.The concert will be for Shamisen (traditional Japanse three string instrument) and traditional Japanese songs consisting Kouta (short phrasing songs)and Hauta (fragmental phrasing songs) which were very popular in the latter Edo period and the early Meiji period.  This performance is sponsored by the Hawaii Shibashu Kai in Honolulu in cooperation with Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association, a non-profit charibable organization with IRS-501(c)(3).

The concert will include Shamisen group performances and individual performance of the traditional Kouta/Houta (ditty songs). The Hawaii Shibashukai Club for Japanese traditional music enthusiasts was founded in Honolulu in 2012 by Shibashu from Tokyo, Japan. Shibashu visits Honolulu 4x per year to teach the shamisen, a traditional Japanese 3 stringed instrument, and Kouta/Houta songs accompanied by shamisen. The Shibashukai club’s first concert was in 2012 in Honolulu, and is now presenting its second concert in Honokaa at the People’s Theatre.

Shibashu, shamisen master, was born in 1953 and began study under the auspice of Kouta master Kasuga Toyo-Eishiba at the age of 18. He has taught more than 500 students at his studio in Tokyo. The Shibashukai Club of Japan presents in the concert hall every two years with audiences of greater than 2000. Shibashu and his mentor, Kasuga Toyo-Eishiba perform concerts yearly for the Nippon Broadcasting Corporation. He has made multiple recordings of shamisen and Kouta/Houta music. He is trustee of the largest Kouta school in Japan. 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLCANO SCAPES: DANCING WITH THE GODDESS

Friday & Sunday June 13 & 15 (5pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday   June 17, 18 & 19 (7:30pm)

1hr 42min . The latest in the “VolcanoScapes” documentary series, “Dancing with the Goddess” takes us into a new world of respect, wisdom and awe for one of the most amazing creations anywhere… the birth of the earth! Hawaiian volcanoes fascinate us… halaus chant and dance in honor of Pele, the Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes; many others “dance” with the Goddess in a variety of other ways. Photographers, tour guides, artists, scientists, poets and musicians are all influenced by Pele’s magnificent manifestations… and all these interactions can be considered hula.

 

“Hula is the dance of life and life cycles.”
Hawaiian Cultural Adviser Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani
Emmy Award-Winner, Mick Kalber has been documenting the current eruption of Kilauea Volcano since it roared to life in the mid-80s. This two-hour epic will take you behind the scenes of thirty years of Kalber’s amazing volcanography; high fountaining eruptions, the devastation of Kalapana, the ash eruption deep inside Halemaumau crater, littoral explosions, lava flows, tubes, a variety of spectacular ocean entries and much, much more! It’s the untold beauty of the world’s most active volcano… told through the eyes and voices of those who are most intimate with the Goddess, Pele.

Make scientific discoveries with US Geological Survey scientist, Mike Poland close up to the “off-limits” ash eruption of Halemaumau and listen to “Pele’s Song” with infrasound scientist Milton Garces. Explore the poetry of renowned storyteller, Kim Dark. Watch the amazing recreation of Pele’s flows by glass artist, Daniel Moe. Collect volcanic images with world famous photographer, G Brad Lewis. Ride the ocean waves to tour the early morning ocean entry with boat captain Shane Turpin, dive below to witness underwater pillow lava captured by videographer/diver, Mike May, and soar above huge, blistering lava flows with helicopter pilot, Cal Dorn. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Kumu and Hawai`ian Cultural Expert – Kumu Ehulani Stephany
Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali`ala O Puna – Kahiko Hula
Cultural interpretation by Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani
Slack Key music by Ben Kaili
Produced by Mick & Ann Kalber and Mark Richford
Post Production by Tropical Visions Video, Inc;

 

AN ALL ISLAND DANCE AFFAIR (PG-13) 

Saturday       Saturday June 14th (7pm)

 

The ALL ISLAND DANCE AFFAIR hits the floor at the Honokaa People's Theatre Saturday June 14 at 7pm, bringing together dancers from all walks to a mixed evening of Ballrom, Latin, Tango and Swing headlined by The Johnny Shot Band and dance performances by top professional and amateur couples.  Don't miss this evening to come out and strut your stuff in a benefit for Project Aware, a non profit that promotes ocean awareness, protecting coral reefs and preventing shark finning and much more.  Come out and join the fun!

 

 

 

 

First Fridays is coming to Honoka`a Town! The Honoka`a Business Association is proud to introduce First Friday Nights in H-town. With FREE Live Music, Later Store Hours, Classes, Demonstrations, Booths and Much More, Honoka`a will be hosting vendors, artists and musicians from all over the Big Island. First Fridays kicks off February 7th, 2014 from 5- 8 pm all along Mamane street in Downtown Honoka`a.
Please contact Alison Higgins of Grace Flowers or Michelle Barthel of Big Island Grown to get involved!
This is a free event and open to the public. - See more at: http://westhawaiitoday.com/calendar/first-friday-nights-honokaa.html#sthash.JlBxrEdW.dpuf

MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG) 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        May 6, 8 & 11 (5pm)

Muppets Most WantedFamily & Kids, Action Adventure & Comedy. 1 hr 52min .Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Cr! iminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HAUMANA (not rated) - DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING LOCAL FILM!


Tuesday Thursday Sunday May 6, 8 & 11      (7pm)

 

THE HAUMĀNA is an independent feature film produced in Hawai`i.

*Haumāna n. Students, pupils. Perhaps lit., to lay before one (hau) a ball of masticated food (māna)
Synopsis:

Jonny Kealoha is the charismatic host of a struggling Waikiki Polynesian lū`au show. To everyone’s surprise, including his own, he is appointed as the successor to a high school boy’s hula class when his former Kumu Hula (master hula teacher) passes away. He becomes as much a student as a teacher through the demands of leading the boys to a significant cultural event and rediscovers the sanctity of the culture he had previously abandoned.

With choreography and cultural consulting by Robert Cazimero, Lanakila Casupang, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter and Kaipo Hale

Starring: Tui Asau, Tauarii Nahalea-Marama, JD Tanuvasa, Cedric Jonathan, Christopher Latronic, Saitia Faaifo, Buddy Martin, Uluwehiikawekiuokalani Keaunui, Mary Pa`alani, Marlene Sai, and Kelly Hu as “Linda, the Bartender”

 

AWARDS:

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)

CAAM Fest – Jury Award (Nominated)

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – Audience Award (Narrative Feature)

Orlando Film Festival – Best Film (Nominated)

Orlando Film Festival – Best Ensemble Cast (Nominated)

 
 

HONOKAA HIGH JAZZ BAND (ALL AGES) 

Friday     May 9  (7pm)   $5 adult, $3 student/seniors

 

The Honoka'a High School Jazz Band is a group of advanced music students who uphold a long tradition of excellence at Honoka'a High and Intermediate School. Under the direction of Gary Washburn, a dedicated teacher and accomplished jazz artist, the band is considered one of the states top High School Bands. His award-winning concept of High School Band is unique only unto itself. It is completely geared toward teaching students how to become popular music performers, many of them moving on from high school into the entertainment industry. In 2010, Gary was awarded the “Class Nobel Educator of Distinction Award” and in 2011 the Grammy Foundation awarded him with a very sizeable grant for his unique and outstanding band program.   Come see what this year's young performers have to offer on the big stage and say you saw them here first, from Rock to Reggae, Jazz to the classics, the HHS Jazz band are sure to knock your socks off!


 

 

KA WAI OLA (THE WATERS OF LIFE) COMMUNITY HOIKE

Saturday     May 10  (5pm) 

This evening is a presentation of Hawaiian perspectives on the subject of water as learned by Hamakua community members of all ages in an ongoing series of traditional cultural classes held by Kumu Lanakila Managuil through the University of Hawaii NHERC extension.  The connectedness of people to place through the water cycles is exemplified by oli (chants) and hula (dance) as well as personal interpretations to share the knowlege of the area.  Kumu Lanakila was born and raised in Hamakua, trained in Waipio in traditional practices, and has been the Hawaiian Studies teacher at Honokaa High and Elementary for over 8 years, as well as teaching through the Youth Center, College, and other community groups he continues sharing Hawaiian culture in the community through every means possible to keep the culture alive.

 

HONOKAA 7&8th Grade JAZZ BAND (ALL AGES) 

Monday     May 12  (7pm)   $5 adult, $3 student/seniors

 

Getting these kids started in music early is one of the many projects Gary Washburn has cooking, on this evening come see the students of Honoka'a Middle School in a rockin serenade to the community.  These kids are coming up! Under the direction of Gary Washburn

NONA BEAMER: A LEGACY OF ALOHA (ALL AGES) 

Wednesday   May 14  (7pm) 

Sunday   May 18  (5pm) 

Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha' is a portrait of a remarkable Hawaiian dancer, teacher, and musician. As a child Nona ran headlong into the colonial influences that still suppressed the Hawaiian language and culture well into the 20th Century.  Through stories, songs, and dances, from some of those whose lives were changed by Aunty Nona, a picture emerges of the crusader who, quietly and sweetly, helped
reshape history and restore Hawaiian culture and dance.

 

THE NAVIGATORS: PATHFINDERS OF THE PACIFIC (ALL AGES) 

Celebrating the return of Hokulea & upcoming international voyage! Special Talk Story to follow film

Thursday    May 15  (7pm)

 Over 1,000 years ago, the scattered islands of Polynesia were settled by an ancient seafaring people. Where did they come from? How did they navigate across the vast Pacific Ocean to settle one-third of Earth’s surface? To find out, anthropologist Sam Low sets off across the pacific, the result of which is this inspiring and breathtaking documentary.

"The film presents fascinating theories about the origins of the Polynesian people weaving a thread between Satawal (a coral atoll in Micronesia), where the secrets of navigation still live; to Viti Levu in Fiji, where distinctive Lapita pottery has been discovered; to Huahine in the Society Islands where an 1,100 year old voyaging canoe has been unearthed; to the valleys and caves of Hawaii." "It will open a virtually unknown world to many "continental peoples," as Mainlanders are sometimes called, and help engender a new respect for an Oceanic tradition that still struggles to live on. And it should instill a justifiable pride in all those of pacific heritage whose ancestors accomplished some of the greatest feats of seafaring in history." -Honolulu Advertiser.

 

"The Navigators (is) a fine documentary which describes the exploration and settlement of ancient Polynesia by navigated voyages more than a thousand years ago - six centuries before Columbus discovered America." "Using only the wind, stars, flights of birds and other natural signs to guide them, the ancestors of today's Polynesians sailed their 100 foot long, double hulled canoes across an area larger than Europe and North America combined on voyages that lasted for months. This fascinating documentary was made by Sam Low with the help of Mau Piailug, one of the last remaining palu, the non-instrument navigators of the Caroline Islands of Micronesia." San Francisco Chronicle.

 

“It inspires, educates, and preserves native knowledge in a way that appreciates and values indigenous ways of knowing.” Chad Kālepa Baybayan, Navigator in Residence, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii"

 

 

 

 

 

 

CINEMA PARADISO -ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGA & PERFORMANCE w/ reknown international Tango performers Hugo & Celina Patyn

Friday     May 16  (6pm Dance Workshop, 7:30 pm Milonga & Performance) 

Simply put, they are superstar performers in Argentine Tango. They have appeared in multiple Broadway and world traveling shows. They are back in the US for a tour (shows and lessons).  Hugo was part of several companies which toured over 250 cities including, New York, Rome, Tokyo, Toronto, Jakarta,Los Angeles, Mexico City, Seoul, Taipei, Madrid and Las Vegas, some of these shows were Forever Tango, Tango Dreams, Super Tango, Alma de Tango, I Tango, Bien Argentino, Passion of Tango among others.

Today, besides continuing with his career Hugo has his own academy which hundreds of people pass daily to learn different branches of song and dance music.

Celina began her dance studies at an early age. She trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, folk and especially in Tango Argentino. She has traveled to Uruguy as part of the Caramel Theatre Company. She has performed in various scenarios of Buenos Aires, with Hugo Patyn’s Company Emporio Tango. Celina's dance is dynamic, sensual, sophisticated and elegant. http://www.hugopatyn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANAU KE ALI'I

Saturday May 17th (7pm)

http://honokaapeople.com/HanauKeAlii.jpg “Born is the chief!” King Kamehameha I united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom after years of conflict.  This hula drama will take the viewers into old Hawaiʻi and show the importance of perpetuation and persistence of our native heritage. Through the story of the world-renowned warrior chief Kamehameha, we’ll journey through destiny, power, love, compassion, war, and spirituality. The life of this striking figure in Hawaiian history is a lesson of leadership and unification, dedication and appreciation for our land and people.  Ke ō ʻo Paiʻea aliʻi eō ē!

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu is a traditional Hawaiian dance school that is rooted in the practices of ancient Hawaiʻi, the great Kamehameha family and his famous Kīpuʻupuʻu Warriors. This hālau is anchored in the Hawaiian culture and language while immersed in the traditions and teachings of the Kamohoaliʻi family of Waimea. Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu is based on the Puʻukapu plains of Waimea, Hawai’i.

The hālau is under the direction of Kumu Hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi. Known for their powerful energy, ʻaihaʻa and emphatic style of chant and dance stemming from Hawaiʻi Island, they are linked to the powerful rains of their homeland and known to bring on a downpour.

Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu is celebrated for revitalizing many ancient art forms and practices within hula not commonly seen today. They are most famed for revitalizing the art and practices of ancient Kapa within the lines of hula. Cultural leaders within the landscapes they strive to preserve, perpetuate and practice native tradition to honor the akua, the kanaka, and the ʻāina.

 

 

 

WESTERN WEEK FILMS (ALL AGES) 

TRUE STORY OF KOOLAU

PANIOLO O HAWAII

Sunday  May 18  (3pm)  True Story of Koolau  (free)  (7pm)  Paniolo o Hawaii

Tuesday & Thursday  May 20 & 22  (6pm)  True Story of Koolau (free)  (7pm)  Paniolo o Hawaii

Haunani Seward has seen the movie countless times but it still makes her cry. The students in the little school where Seward is principal, Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha Learning Center, spent two years working on "The True Story of Kaluaikoolau." The result is a film entirely in the Hawaiian language — specifically in the Ni'ihau dialect — with English subtitles. It is the language in which the story was first told of the family that would not let anything or anyone tear them apart. In 1892, after realizing that he had Hansen's disease, Koolau fled with his wife and young son into the wilderness of Kaua'i's Kalalau Valley rather than be arrested by soldiers and sent alone to Kalaupapa on Moloka'i. The child, Kaleimanu, succumbed first to the disease, and Piilani had to bury her boy and then her husband. Through it all, she held tight to her faith in God. After three years of living as an outlaw, Piilani returned to her family in Kekaha. She later told her story to a reporter, and it was first published in the Hawaiian language in 1906.

The idea for a film started with a phone call out of the blue. Filmmaker Koohan "Camera" Paik called the school and offered her services as a teacher and mentor. Paik came with heavy credentials and a deep love for the story. She had a special interest in making films in indigenous languages. She fell in love with Piilani's story and thought it was a perfect learning tool for the students. Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha is the smallest charter school in the state, with only 45 students in classes from preschool to grade 12. Students learn exclusively in the Hawaiian language, specifically the Ni'ihau dialect, until fourth grade, when English is introduced. It is not an immersion school, the students all speak Hawaiian at home as their first language. It is an indigenous language school, and part of the mission is to perpetuate the Ni'ihau Hawaiian dialect.  The story of Koolau does such and also holds deep meaning for the students. It happened right there in their community. It was first told in their native language. Some of the kids are relatives of the people named in the tale.

The film premiered two years ago in Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, the Hansen's disease settlement. Only the students older than 16 could attend, as children are not allowed to visit Kalaupapa. "That's when it all came together," Seward said. "There wasn't a dry eye in the house." Paik said the toughest, most skeptical girl in the school came up to her after the Kalaupapa premiere and said, "It came out good," which she took as effusive praise.

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This documentary film redefines our childhood notions of the Great American West. In this beautifully crafted picture, the Cowboys are the Indians. Hawaii's Paniolo are the forerunners of the American Cowboy, but their story remains virtually unheralded in frontier history. The film is a tribute to these men and women who learned much of their riding, roping, and saddle making from the great vaqueros. Rare footage includes clips of "shipping cattle" in the 1920s, Will Rogers with Big Island cowboys, Willie Nelson and cowboy songsters Kindy Sproat and Grammy winning composer, Michael Martin Murphey.

The first cowboys were Mexican vaqueros. It was these men who taught Texans how to use lassoes; how to ride and round up cattle. But fifty years before the Texans started herding cattle...the vaqueros traveled to Hawaii and began a tradition which many people don't even realize exists. The first longhorn cattle were delivered as a gift to King Kamehameha I by Captain George Vancouver. Kamehameha protected them by making it illegal to harm them and they reproduced in the wild until they became a nuisance, knocking down small fences and destroying crops. Portuguese and Mexican vaqueros were imported to control the cows, and then local ranchers hired native Hawaiians to oversee and control the herds. Honolulu film-maker Edgy Lee has constructed an entertaining and informative history of the paniolo's who developed into a close knit and skilled group of proud tradesmen, who exist even today.

Using archival film footage, new interview material, reconstructions and voice-overs by actors reading period diaries, as well as contemporary reminiscences, Lee creates a masterful portrait of these cowboys. We see them sitting around in the bunk-house, in their workclothes, denim shirts, straw hats (each one decorated with a hand made lei) and cowboy boots. They are older now, maybe a bit tired, but filled with quiet dignity as they recall breaking horses, driving herds to the ocean, and floating the cows one at a time out to the ships. They discovered ways of breaking horses, in the ocean. The resistance of the sea on the animals legs, made it impossible for them to throw off the riders. Because there were no wharves each cow would have to be led into the ocean, suspended on the side of a rowboat, and when a half-dozen were so suspended, they were rowed out to the ship and hoisted via crane and belly strap aboard, for transport. The original film of this is fantastic to watch. I've seen it over a dozen times and still marvel at it.

Lee shows the cowboys relaxing during a jam session. The great slack-key guitarist Ledward Kaapana leads them, but everyone plays a guitar or a ukulele. They confess to spending their weekends gathering flowers in the hills, and making the beautiful leis (necklaces of blossoms worn as hatbands). They speak with pride of braiding a rope, and show one that is decades old. The past is remembered with affection. The job they did was one that was hard, exhausting, but satisfying. No one would trade their experiences for a different life. An archival film shows the woman paniola who rode and roped alongside the men. They speak about passing on their job to their children, but another voice speaks of the end of this kind of ranching.

This is an evocative and moving film about Hawaii, about love for the land, and about pride in a job well done. It shows a different attitude towards ownership of natural resources, ownership of property, community, and the clash of cultures which resulted in the development of the fiftieth state. Lee is rightly proud of the accomplishments of these men, and has made a wonderful tribute to their lives and calling.

 

 

 

 

CINEMA PARADISO - MILONGA RANCHERO (Western Week in Honokaa) - JUAN & SOL

Monday   (Memorial Day)  May 26  (7pm Dance Workshop, 8 pm Milonga & Performance)  $15

 

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Juan Cantone and Sol Orozco, an established couple of Argentinean tango dancers and teachers, come with a broad background on music, ballet and modern dance, as well as a unique background in teaching.
 In 2001 Juan and Sol create and developed the El Esquinazo Cultural Center in Buenos Aires where they have dedicated themselves to find the best methods to convey what they have learned from many of the great masters of Tango to their students.  This is their 3rd time in San Francisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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