HONOKAA PEOPLE'S THEATRE

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Regular 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 

Feb. 23

CAFE CLOSED

5pm - E Ola Mau I Ka Pono

Feb. 24

CAFE OPEN

3 PM  Hula

5pm-Theory of Everything

7pm-Imitation Game

Feb. 25

CAFE OPEN

2:30 PM  Hula

5pm-Theory of Everything

7pm-Imitation Game

Feb. 26

CAFE OPEN

5pm-Theory of Everything

7pm-Imitation Game

Feb. 27

CAFE OPEN

5pm-Imitation Game

7pm-Theory of Everything

Feb. 28

CAFE OPEN

6:30pm- HAMAKUA YOUTH FOUNDATION HULA FESTIVAL

 

Mar. 1

CAFE OPEN

5pm-Imitation Game

7pm-Theory of Everything

Mar. 2

CAFE CLOSED

5pm - E Ola Mau I Ka Pono

Mar. 3

CAFE OPEN

3 PM  Hula

5pm-Oscar Shorts- Animated

6:30pm-Oscar Shorts- Live Action

Mar. 4

CAFE OPEN

2:30 PM  Hula

5pm-Oscar Shorts- Animated

6:30pm-Oscar Shorts-Live Action

Mar. 5

CAFE OPEN

5pm-Oscar Shorts- Animated

6:30pm-Oscar Shorts- Live Action

Mar. 6

CAFE OPEN

FIRST FRIDAY

5pm-Spongebob

8pm-Hawaii Songwriters Fest OPEN MIC                                          

Mar. 7

CAFE OPEN

5pm-Spongebob

7pm-ZEROING IN ON PLASTICS-w/ Capt. Charles Moore and film Plastic Paradise

Mar. 8

CAFE OPEN

1pm: SEED EXCHANGE

5pm-Spongebob

7pm-

Mar. 9

CAFE CLOSED

5pm - E Ola Mau I Ka Pono

Mar. 10

CAFE OPEN

3 PM  Hula

5pm-

7pm-Spongebob

Mar. 11

CAFE OPEN

2:30 PM  Hula

5pm-

7pm-Spongebob

Mar. 12

CAFE OPEN

5pm-

7pm-Spongebob

Mar. 13

CAFE OPEN

5pm-

7pm-BYU BRASS, PETE HERZOG, COLIN JOHN,  KALANI SOUZA & DAGAN BERNSTEIN

Mar. 14

CAFE OPEN

5pm-

7pm-Selma

Mar. 15

CAFE OPEN

5pm-

7pm-Selma

Mar. 16

CAFE CLOSED

5pm - E Ola Mau I Ka Pono

Mar. 17

CAFE OPEN

3 PM  Hula

5pm-Selma

7pm-

Mar. 18

CAFE OPEN

2:30 PM  Hula

5pm-Selma

7pm-

Mar. 19

CAFE OPEN

5pm-Selma

7pm-

Mar. 20

CAFE OPEN

7pm-MARDI GRAS DRAG SHOW

Mar. 21

CAFE OPEN

5pm-

7pm-

Mar. 22

CAFE OPEN

5pm-

7pm-

 Upcoming Movies:   Whiplash, Birdman, What We Do In The Shadows, Jupiter Ascending, Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman, Inherent Vice, Wild and More!

 UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 28: Hamakua Youth Foundation Hula Festival

March 6:  First Friday w/ Open Mic Fundraiser for Hawaii Songwriters Festival

March 7th: Eco Film - Plastic Paradise & Presentation by Capt. Charles Moore

March 8th:  Honokaa Seed Exchange

March 14: BYU Brass, Colin John & Pete Herzog

March 20: Mardi Gras Drag Show

March 25: Tango at the People's Theatre w/ Sandor & Parissa

March 28 & 29:  Waimea Community Theatre Presents...

April 3: First Friday w/ Nake'u Awai

 

THEORY OF EVERYTHING  (PG-13) ACADEMY NOMINEE FOR BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS - winner Best Actor


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Feb. 22, 24, 25 & 26 (5pm)

Friday & Sunday Feb. 27 & 29 (7pm)

The Theory of EverythingDrama, Biopic, Science.  2hr 3min . Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambiti! ous scientific work, st! udying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire")

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associated Press
Jocelyn Noveck

What shines through loud and clear, though, is the humanity in Hawking's incredible story.

A-

Washington Post
Ann Hornaday

It's an exceptional film, not because of its protagonists' impressive triumphs, but because it honors their struggle.

A-

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

Stephen Hawking, a genius challenged by a progressive neurological disease, is a role that demands miracles of an actor. And Eddie Redmayne, in a landmark performance, delivers them.

B+

Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy

It also stands as a tear-courting visualization of Hawking's and our precious quandary: time.

A-

TIME Magazine
Richard Corliss

The film both adheres to and gently upends the conventions of the Great Man genre.

A-

 

 

IMITATION GAME (PG-13) ACADEMY NOMINEE FOR BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR & SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Sunday Feb. 22 (7:15pm)  OSCARS NIGHT!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Feb 24, 25 & 26 (7:15pm)

Friday & Sunday Feb. 27 & 29 (5pm)

The Imitation GameMystery, Suspense, Drama, Action.  1hr 54min . During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously lea! ding a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champi! ons and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

 

 

 

Chicago Reader
J.R. Jones

This watchable biopic focuses on the Enigma project, mining drama from the gravity of the Nazi threat and laughs from the egghead hero's arch egotism and social ineptitude.

A-

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

The film's prime force is Cumberbatch, a great actor whose talent shines here on its highest beams. It's an explosive, emotionally complex performance.

A

Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan

Good as he's been in the past ... the richness and complexity of Turing's character make this portrayal of an arrogant, difficult, sure-of-himself individual the role of Cumberbatch's career.

A-

Washington Post
Ann Hornaday

"The Imitation Game" leaves Turing's essential mysteries intact, but they will nonetheless find even the most public contours his story ripe with drama, excitement and deeply affecting resonance.

A-

TIME Magazine
Richard Corliss

The "action" here is Turing tinkering with his machine. Or simply thinking -- which, as Cumberbatch portrays it, is adventure of the highest order.

A

 

 

 

 

HAMAKUA YOUTH FOUNDATION HULA FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

Saturday Feb. 28th (5pm)

http://honokaapeople.com/HYF.jpg The Hamakua Youth Foundation, Inc presents its third annual Hula Festival. This annual hula festival strives to feature local hula talents that exhibit generational teachings rooted in Hawai’i’s traditional Culture. This Hula Festival seeks to raise funds for the Hamakua Youth Center which is a community based program that opens windows on the world for the young people of the Hamakua District. We provide a safe after school space that offers opportunities for youth to participate in a variety of activities from homework support and creative arts to leadership training and the exploration of the many cultures of Hawaii, the Hamakua Youth Center seeks to empower youngsters to achieve their dreams.


Hamakua Youth Foundation Annual Hula Festival is Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Honokaa People’s Theatre. Support area youth and enjoy a fabulous show featuring:

 

Halau O Kekuhi - Na Kumu: Nalani Kanakaole, Huihui Mossman, Kaumakaiwa Keliikanakaole;

Hula Halau O Aloha – Kumu: Aloha Dela Rosa;
Na Lei Punahele – Kumu: Iolamailani;
Halau o Po’ohala – Kumu: Hulali Covington;
Waika Unu – Kumu: Kuwalu Anakalea;

Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m. Adults tickets are $15, Students $10, and kids 12 and under free. For more information, call 775-0976.

 

 

 

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION

Animated Shorts - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 3, 4 & 5 (5pm)
 

Live Action - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 3, 4 & 5 (6:30pm)


Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 

Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014: Roundly Entertaining by ...Animated (82 min): The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015: Animated program is chock a block with wonderful animated shorts. For once, every single nominated short is almost undeniably charming, if not outright wonderful. Audiences who live near theaters screening Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 are in for a treat, but may come away from the theater with mixed impression thanks to a number of mostly unimpressive runners-up, which strive for greatness but fall short for a variety of obvious reasons, but trust us, the good most definitely outweighs the bad.

The shortest of this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts, “A Single Life,” offers a zippy, mordantly funny time-travel journey through a woman’s later years. In a similar sense, the other four entries in this solid, inspired roundup all address the unique challenges of life at a particular stage — dealing with the wants and insecurities of childhood in “Me and My Moulton” and “The Dam Keeper,” falling in love and starting a family in “Feast,” and caring for an elderly parent and coping with grief in “The Bigger Picture.” As always, the styles and techniques employed run the visual gamut, from traditional hand-drawn and computer-generated imagery to mixed-media stop-motion. 

Film1_OscarsLive_WEB_04.jpgLive Action (118 Min): The five Oscar-nominated films contending for this year’s best live-action short film remind us, like watching the films’ tidy narratives in succession, that even brief encounters with strangers can net unexpected points of view, connections and outcomes we never thought possible. Mostly international efforts featuring unknown actors from up-and-coming filmmakers in Switzerland, Ireland, France, China, Israel and Great Britain, the nominees include another star turn from Sally Hawkins, nominated last year for her performanc! e in Blue Jasmine and the leading voice of last year’s animated short nominee, Room on the Broom.

Compared to the epic all-American coming-of-age tale that is “Boyhood” — a feat 12 years in the making and three hours in the telling — Oscar’s live-action short film nominees have seldom seemed shorter or smaller, and yet, judged on their own terms, this year’s offerings demonstrate genuine understanding of the form’s potential. Where the best picture category offers its selection of ambitious tapestries, these mini-narratives, which range from 14 to 40 minutes, feel more like quilt squares, intricate in their own right, yet modest and far more self-contained — overall, a quality mix available for consummation on every size of screen imaginable.

Once again, the category represents Oscar’s least American batch of nominees to be found outside the foreign-language race, which further heightens the sense of discovery we get while sampling work from that hails from unknown helmers in countries less often represented at the multiplex.

 

 

SPONGEBOB (PG)


Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 6, 7 & 8 (5pm)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Feb 24, 25 & 26 (7pm)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterComedy & Animation.  1hr 40min . SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.  When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIRST FRIDAY WITH HAWAII SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC


Friday March 6 (8pm) - FREE!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT- Share the stage with fellow creators and win admission to the HAWAII SONGWRITING FESTIVAL happening in June, over $200 value!

KMF PRESENTS: THE HAWAII SONGWRITING FESTIVAL
Hawaii, June 11- 13 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

KMF's Hawaii Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art & craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film and TV. Songwriters of all levels from all walks of life come together to collaborate and network with each other and music professionals from Hawaii, the mainland, and beyond! Through songwriting workshops, seminars, small group sessions, panels, one-on-one meetings, nightly open mic and more, attendees are invited to connect with, learn from, and be inspired by an experienced staff of professional songwriters, producers, musicians, film and TV music supervisors, production library owners, music publishers, A&R executives, and music business consultants. It is unique from other music conferences because its small size and the relaxed island atmosphere create an intimate experience where amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between can develop meaningful relationships through the one thing that us all: music! ed! btest
Contact Info

Julia Brotman
Kauai Music Festival
808-885-6558

http://www.kauaimusicfestival.com

 

 

ZEROING IN ON PLASTICS - ECO FILM & PRESENTATION WITH CAPT. CHARLES MOORE

Saturday March 7th (7pm)

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Environmental activist Capt. Charles Moore will present new findings on the mid-ocean plastic debris from his 2014 summer research voyage at 7 p.m. on March 7 at Honokaa People’s Theatre. The program will include a special screening of “Plastic Paradise,” a documentary that delves into plastic pollution on Midway Island and beyond, followed by talk-story with Rick Anthony, a key figure in the zero waste movement.

For more information, call 987-0558. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HONOKAA SEED EXCHANGE


Sunday March 8 (12:30pm)

 Join us at the Spring Honoka‘a Seed Exchange & Potluck on Sunday, March 8 from 12:30-4:30pm at the Honoka‘a People's Theatre!

Local seed-saver Lyn Howe will give a presentation on seed-saving and answer questions. If can, please bring SEEDS, a potluck dish, and/or a bowl/utensils! There will be seeds from local growers and seed companies as well as catalogs.

Honoka‘a Seed Exchange has adopted a NO SOIL policy to prevent spread of pests and disease. All vegetative material will be subject to inspection before entering the exchange.

This event is supported by the Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative, a program of The Kohala Center.

 

 

CONCERT FOR ULU


Friday March 13 (7pm)

Benefit for the Ulu initiative, empowering communities through food and renewable energy. Featuring Pete Herzog, Colin John, Kalani Souza, Dagan Bernstein and friends, and the BYU Shaka Steel & Brass Ensemble.  

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MARDI GRAS "MASKED ILLUSIONS" DRAG SHOW (18 and over please)

BENEFIT SUPPORTING THE HAWAIIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF HAMAKUA!


Friday March 20 (7pm) Tickets $20 presale or $25 at the door

Mission: To enrich the lands and people of Hamakua through ancient Hawaiian wisdom.

The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua will be a multi-cultural, multi-generational community center situated in the heart of Honoka’a on the Island of Hawaii.

It will be a space to come and deepen your connection with Hawaiian culture through community classes in arts, hula, language, history, agriculture, philosophy, and more. The center will host special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs, creating a foundation for future generations. Beyond our community, it will be a a place where visitors can learn about the history and culture of Hawaii in an authentic setting.

The historic Ujiki building features a wide-open space with vintage wooden floors smoothed over ages – perfect for bare hula feet. Here, community members will gather to dance, to learn traditional Hawaiian practices, or simply to talk story with community elders.

We intend to bring new life to this building by creating the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua to serve the community and visitors from around the world.

 

E OLA MAU I KA PONO

Monday & Thursdays Starting January 26 (5pm)

Our next class series, Ka Mahi'ai a Ku a Lono, begins on Monday, January 26 at the Honokaa People's Theatre! It will be on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm and runs for 10 weeks.

This class will focus on agriculture, with chanting, story-telling (Olelo), and some hula. The focus is on sustainability and traditional Hawaiian practices of hunting, farming, and fishing.

$200 for the entire 10-week session; a $100 deposit is requested for pre-registration with the balance due on the first day of class. Contact Lanakila or Vikki Catellacci to register.

 

 

 

 

 

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