HONOKAA PEOPLE'S THEATRE

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

 

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

 April 7

 

 6:30pm- Salsa Class

7:30pm- Tango Class

 April 8

 

5pm-No movie

7pm-Lego Movie (1hr52)

 April 9


5pm-No Movie

7pm-Lego Movie

 April 10

 

5pm-No Movie

7pm-Lego Movie

April 11


5pm- The Great Beauty (2hr22)

7:30pm- 300: Rise of an Empire

April 12

 

5pm- The Great Beauty

7:30pm- 300: Rise of an Empire

 April 13

10am-Theatre Class            1pm- Butoh

5pm- The Great Beauty

7:30pm- 300: Rise of an Empire

 April 14

 6:30pm- Salsa Class

7:30pm- Tango Class

 April 15

 

5pm- 300: Rise of an Empire

7pm- The Great Beauty

 April 16


5pm- 300: Rise of an Empire

7pm- The Great Beauty

 April 17

 

5pm- 300: Rise of an Empire

7pm- The Great Beauty

April 18


CINEMA PARADISO:

6:30PM FILM: TANGO'S REVENGE

7:30PM MILONGA

April 19

 

5pm-Son of God (2hr18)

7:30pm- Divergent (2hr20)

 April 20

10am-Theatre Class            1pm- Butoh

5pm-Son of God

7:30pm-Divergent

 April 21

 6:30pm- Salsa Class

7:30pm- Tango Class

 April 22

 EARTHDAY!

5pm-Son of God

7:30pm-Divergent

 April 23


5pm-Son of God

7:30pm-Divergent

 April 24

 

5pm-Son of God

7:30pm-Divergent

April 25


5pm-Divergent

7pm-Mr. Peabody & Sherman

April 26

 

5pm-Divergent

7pm-Mr. Peabody & Sherman

 April 27

10am-Theatre Class            1pm- Butoh

5pm-Divergent

7pm-Mr. Peabody & Sherman

 April 28

 6:30pm- Salsa Class

7:30pm- Tango Class

 April 29

5pm-Mr. Peabody & Sherman

7pm-The Haumana

 April 30

5pm-Mr. Peabody & Sherman

7pm-The Haumana

 May 1

 5pm-Mr. Peabody & Sherman

7pm-The Haumana

May 2

FIRST FRIDAY

5pm-Street Music

7:45pm-

May 3

MAY DAY 

CELEBRATION

5pm-

7pm-Muppets Most Wanted

May 4

10am-Theatre Class            1pm- Butoh

5pm-

7pm-Muppets Most Wanted

 Movies Coming soon:  Grand Budapest Hotel, Muppets Most Wanted, Jodorowski's Dune, Captain America and much more!

 

Ongoing:

Keiki Hula class every Tuesday & Wednesday (Contact Aunty Aloha at 775-1074)

Honokaa Community Theatre Class every Sunday 10 am, Butoh Class Sunday 1 pm

 

Upcoming Special Events: 

May 2- First Friday

May 3-May Day Hula Celebration

May 9-HHS Jazz Band

May 17- Halau Na Kipu'upu'u

May 18- Western Week in Honokaa begins with Legend of Koolau

May 21- HHS Ensemble Talent Show

May- 23 Western Weekend Parade and Celebrations

May 31- Indian Classical Legend Pandit Jasaraj Live in Concert

 

 

THE GREAT BEAUTY (Unrated) -  2014 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM - DON'T MISS!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday       April 11, 12 & 13 (5pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        April 15, 16 & 17  (7pm)

 

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

 

Drama, Comedy.  2hr 22min . Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan

 

"The Great Beauty" is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic.

A

New Yorker
Anthony Lane

 If the antics of the beau monde disgust or exhaust you, stay away from Sorrentino's film; look no further, on the other hand, if you wish to know whether, where, and in what guise the spirit of Fellini remains at work-and, better still, at play.
A
Salon.com
Andrew O'Hehir
 Never have cynicism and disillusion seemed more intoxicating than in "The Great Beauty," which is such an overwhelming visual and auditory experience that its elements of cautionary moral fable threaten to get lost amid the gorgeousness.

A-

New York Times
Manhola Dargis

A deliriously alive movie, "The Great Beauty" is the story of a man, a city, a country and a cinema, though not necessarily in that order.
A

NPR
Ella Taylor

A fantastic journey around contemporary Rome and a riot of lush imagery juggling past and present, sacred and profane, gorgeous and grotesque.

A

 

 

 

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (R) 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday       April 11, 12 & 13 (7:30pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        April 15, 16 & 17  (5pm)

 

300: Rise of an Empire

Drama, Action Adventure. 1 hr 43min . Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles Times
Bestey Sharkey

 The spectacularly brutal fighting is the film's main calling card, and in that "Rise of an Empire" doesn't disappoint.
B+

Boston Globe
Ty Burr

 

"Rise of an Empire" may strike some as an improvement on the first film, if only for two reasons: naval warfare and the glorious absurdity of Eva Green.

B-
San Francisco Chronicle
Mick LaSalle
 
Green is fun to watch - she always is - but there's a point at which the caricature becomes the career, and that point is drawing closer.

C+

RichardRoeper.com
Richard Roeper

A triumph of production design, costumes, brilliantly choreographed battle sequences and stunning CGI.
B+

New York Times
Nicolas Rapold

The naval collisions and melees play out in panel-like renderings that are bold and satisfying for the first half-hour but lack the momentum and bombastic je ne sais quoi of "300."

C

 

CINEMA PARADISO: TANGO FILM & MILONGA

Friday        April 18  (FILM, 7pm - Milonga)

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Every Monday through the month of April the People's Theatre is presenting a series of Latin dance classes led by Ms. Angel Prince, visiting the Big Island from Buenos Aires Argentina.  Ms. Prince is a recognized teacher by the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts and has spent the last few years refining her teaching skills at the Universidad de Tango, Buenos Aires. Come learn Salsa and Tango from this fantastic teacher and see what the growing dance community on the Big Island has to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

Tango's Revenge

A special Milonga will be held at the People's Theatre Friday, April 18th, preceded by a special tango film at 6:30 pm, "Tango's Revenge," a feature documentary on dance and the music of Tango that is changing so quickly today, becoming a global phenomenon.  Against the romantic Tango classics it contrasts the hip and artistic new tango sounds coming out of Buenos Aires, featuring Astillero, El Afronte, Vice Versa,  Andariega, Cuidad Baigon, The Greco Brothers, Amores Tango, Juan Fabbri, Carlos Copello, and the city of Buenos Aires.

As with many art forms, the world of tango is rife with conflicts between the old guard and the new. Anchoring her subject in a historical and political context, Francine Pelletier draws a parallel between the aficionados of traditional tango and the proponents of new tango. This new style was created by a generation that emerged from the 2001 Argentine financial crisis and reclaimed music that had become nothing more than a cliché for lazy tourists. Pelletier avoids taking sides, tenderly capturing an aging dancer for whom the evolution of tango ended with Piazzolla and then training an unforgiving eye on the soulless Buenos Aires clubs that serve as the country's equivalent of the Moulin Rouge or of Seville's many flamenco tourist traps. At the heart of the film are the young Argentines who've dusted off this music and restored the glory it lost after two dictatorships and the crushing influence of American culture. From the smoke-filled bars of Buen! os Aires to the main stage at the Montreal Jazz Fest, this bold and powerful 21st-century tango is winning new audiences the world over.

Written by David Sherman, Directed by Francine Pelletier

 

 
 

SON OF GOD (PG-13) 

Saturday, Sunday       April 19, 20 (5pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        April 22, 23 & 24 (5pm)

 

  Son Of GodDrama, Faith & Special Interest, 2 hr 18min . This major motion picture event -- an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. -- brings the story of Jesus' life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar (R)-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the! role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA Today
Claudia Puig

 Son of God takes no real chances, opting for a moderately involving re-telling of an oft-told story.
C

Boston Globe
Peter Keough

 The condensed "Son of God" tries to relay the messianic story plain and simple.
C
Seattle Times
John Hartl
 What a pleasant surprise: a biblical film that doesn't turn into a gory freak show or a speculation about the marital status of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

B

Washington Post
Ann Hornaday

 

Don't expect to see a great film, or even a very good one.

D

San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Hartlaub

 
Never again will a Sunday school student get lower than a C-minus on this material.

C

 

 

DIVERGENT (PG-13) 

Saturday, Sunday       April 19, 20 (7:30pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday        April 22, 23 & 24 (7:30pm)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 25, 26 & 27 (5pm)

Divergent  Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action. 2 hr 20min . DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on th! e best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detroit News
Tom Long

 Fans of the book will likely be pleased. More importantly, people who don't know a thing about the books may get swept up, as well.
B

Los Angeles TImes
Kenneth Turan

 Though its main appeal will be to those who read the book and are young adults either in fact or in spirit, "Divergent" does have something for the rest of us and that's the chance to see the pair of performers who make that romantic music together.
B
ReelViews
James Bernadelli
 Although not quite as well-focused as The Hunger Games, Divergent employs many of the same elements: a futuristic post-war setting, a strong heroine, a romance, and a struggle against the oppression inherent in the status quo.

B

Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan

 

It's rare that a movie is as good as the book on which it's based. It's even more unusual when it's better.

A-

NPR
Mark Jenkins

Burger, whose last divergent character was the smart-drugged protagonist of Limitless, allocates more than enough of this overlong movie to details of life and society in future-Chicagoland. But he fails to make any aspect of the premise persuasive.

C

 

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.

 
 

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC CONCERT

Saturday June 7th (4pm)

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A 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).

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon.... 

Grand Budapest Hotel


Muppets Most Wanted

Captain America
Noah
Rio 2
300
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Muppets Most Wanted

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Noah

Rio 2