2012 Selected Films

34   A Finger, Two Dots Then Me   Ad & Subtract
34
A mysterious house with many floors and a patronizing therapist threaten to unravel a man's life as he tries to come to terms with his past and understand the ramifications of his actions. USA

0:15:00 AL, AS, V WP
34

 

A Finger, Two Dots Then Me
This film takes a dramatic look at death, life and love through the eyes of Derrick Brown, a beat poet who has performed around the world for the last decade both as a headliner and with bands such as the Flaming Lips and the Cold War Kids.HI

0:07:40
A Finger, Two Dots Then Me

Ad & Subtract
The world of a junior accountant explodes in hundreds of resumes after he learns that his boss put an ad in the paper to replace his job. USA

0:03:30 ST

Anos Despues   Aunty Nona Beamer -
Malama Ko Aloha
  Beatrice
Andres, 35, lives a quiet life in Mexico with his girlfriend and his mother who fled Spain, years before during the dictatorship. He discovers he has a Grandfather still in Spain and decides to go to Spain, learn of his past & meet his grandfather. Mexico

1:35:00 ST

   
Beatrice
Beatrice is a young woman who uses her extraordinary imagination to be or do whatever it is she wants in life, but sometimes she has a hard time being able to distinguish between fantasy and reality. USA

0:07:51

Aunty Nona Beamer -
This Maui made film explores the journey of Aunty Nona Beamer’s life, told in her own words, to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian Culture. Local musicians share stories of Aunty Nona as one of the Hawai’i Treasures of Aloha. USA, HI

1:15:00 WP

BLIND
Buzkashi Boys
Byte-Sized
BLIND
While a man waits in a coffee shop for his blind date to arrive, a female stranger catches his eye and ends up being exactly who he was looking for. USA

0:13:00 AL

Buzkashi Boys
Set against the landscape of one of the most worn-torn cities on earth, Kabul Afghanistan, & the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat- Buzkashi Boys tells the compelling coming of age story of two best friends. USA/Afghanistan

0:27:39

 

Byte-Sized
Two child prodigies in the Oak Meadow's Science Club hack into the U.S. Dept. of Defense and World Bank. Outsource company Team NaN want their secrets and send Secret Agent Lars to retrieve the data. USA, HI

0:05:00

Cadaver
Children of the Air
Citizen Jia Li
Cadaver
Animation. A Cadaver wakes up to say a last goodbye to his wife, but discovers a truth in death he didn't know in life. Christopher Lloyd, Tavi Gevinson, and Kathy Bates. USA

0:07:18
Cadaver Trailer

Children of the Air
Juxtaposed to the original fairy-tale version of the Little Mermaid, Children of the Air is a dark story about fleeting love. Pride must suffer pain. USA

0:19:59 AL, AS ST

Citizen Jia Li
Over three days, Jai will lose her job and her home and struggle against fears and enemies to find out her true identity. Pursued by Kong, Jai's triad ex, who searches Melbourne to force her back to save face with the triad and maybe for love. Australia

1:18:00 AL, V

Dancing Freak
Dissolving Destinies
Donkeys
Dancing Freak
A ninety year old man reveals his dancing secret. USA, HI

0:05:30

Dissolving Destinies
Following a little crab through the coral reef we see the effects of ocean acidification & learn that what we do on land affects the oceans. A message of hope and endearing characters help remind us about our daily actions the their impact on our future. USA

0:06:30

During the 40s, a ten year old boy named Lautaro lives in a little town where, years earlier after the death of his parents, he had to leave and go far away to his aunt Emma's house. Several characters, dead & alive help him make the long journey home. Mexico

1:33:00 V ST

Easy Street
Election Day
Faceless
Easy Street
Going to New York for a dream job interview with the country's most eccentric and intimidating Federal Judge, a young lawyer experiences the weirdest encounter of his life when he's given an ultimatum that pits his morality against his ambition. USA

0:23:30

Election Day
A political thriller…set in a high school student government. USA

0:11:20 AL

Faceless
A con man with the supernatural ability to take on other people's identities must confront his fate when he steals from the wrong people. USA

0:13:52 AL, V ST

Family of the Wa'a
Flat
Found
Family of the Wa'a
Following the pathway of the ancestors means finding a path of your own. HI

1:20:00
Family of the Wa'a

Flat
A college student who becomes depressed when his girlfriend leaves him, struggles to find friendship in a person who had previously been a source of pain, his quirky 12-year-old step sister. USA, HI

0:15:16

Found
Alex has always known he was adopted, but now an unexpected discovery stirs his desire to uncover even more and to find answers from the most important woman he's never met . . . His birth mother. USA

0:18:00 ST

French Immersion   Giant Monsters Attack Hawaii   Hi Honey
French Immersion
French Immersion is a bilingual comedy about four Anglos and a New Yorker who come to a remote town in Northern Quebec to learn French. Think of it as a very strict NO ENGLISH summer camp for adults. Neither they nor the town will ever be the same. Canada

1:38:10 AL, AS, N
French Immersion

 

Hawaii's answer to one of Hollywood's most distinguished film concepts with a family friendly twist: it is told through the point of view of an unqualified giant monster on the rampage in Waikiki. USA, HI

0:10:00

 
Hi Honey
When Julia turns 40, she look for a present from Bill - nothing. She reflects on a romantic life of waiting and asking for her needs to be met. Knowing they're not just "man's best friend", she goes to the pound and adopts a stray dog and starts again. Canada

0:19:22
Hi Honey

Incest! The Musical
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
Just Like Her
Incest! The Musical
Alex is class president. Katie is valedictorian. They're perfect for each other. They're also twin brother and sister. This year's prom is going to be interesting. USA

0:23:30 AL, AS ST

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy
Ecstasy is a romantic comedy, a transformational love story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Canada

1:45:00 AL, AS, N, V
Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Just Like Her
Ashley's emotional journey as she prepares a Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Unable to suppress the urge to speak about the taboo, it quickly becomes violent when she blames her father for her mother's suicide. USA

0:18:18 AL
Just Like Her


Life Through A Lens
Love & Other Unstable
States
of Matter
Miss Minoes
Life Through A Lens
50 years of struggling with her own family's identity, Rose realizes she must conquer her fears of rejection or continue living her photographic fantasy, hiding behind the strangers she observes to suppress the void of uncertainty in her mind. Australia

0:16:38 ST

   
Miss Minoes
Changed by a mishap from a neighborhood cat to a young woman, Miss Minoes joins forces with a struggling reporter to gather news from her feline friends. They discover the real mission of a town leader and set out to foil his plot.

1:32:00
Miss Minoes


Love & Other Unstable
When he tries to win back his ex-girlfriend, a struggling scientist accidentally creates an unstoppable black hole in his parents garage. Now he must race to save the world - or at least get his ex to call him back. USA

0:24:13 AL

Mr. Babbo
Nani
Nobody's Child
Mr. Babbo
Mr. Babbo, a nine-year old C.E.O. of a toy company, tries to buy out their main competitor. He must best the rival C.E.O. but things get out of control as the companies hash it out. USA

0:05:54

Nani
A teen graffiti artist is assigned community service in an old folks' home where he's assigned to take Isabelle, a lonely and isolated resident for walks. Slowly the two form an unlikely bond, but will their friendship be able to survive a fading memory? USA

0:20:42 AL ST

Nobody's Child
Annie & Paul have been best friends for years. Annie discovers that she may have breast cancer and asks Paul, who is gay, to raise her son if anything happens to her. Paul, young and in love with a fast gay lifestyle, is not too sure that's a good idea. USA

0:24:03 AL

Over the Line
Potter’s Field
PORK … a short film
Over the Line
After discovering that a formal property line no longer exists between the Smith and Kunbayashi families, war erupts as each household attempts to take more than their fare share of the land. USA

0:22:20 ST

Potter’s Field
A dark comedy about an impoverished teen
who has to dispose of his brother’s body when
he can’t afford a funeral. Production Co: USC,
Producer: Brad Crowe, Cat Youell, Fawaz Al-Matrouk,
Director: Brad Crowe, Writer: Brad Crowe. USA

(0:20:00) AL, ST
Potter's Field Trailer

PORK … a short film
Scott (David Denman, "The Office") enlists the help of his inept brother to document his surprise wedding proposal, hoping to screen his DIY video at his wedding. Hi-jinks and poorly chosen code words ensue. USA

0:06:54 AL

Qwerty
Reflector
Scenen (Act 1, Scene 1)
Qwerty
QWERTY is the off-beat love story about a closeted competitive Scrabble savant, Zoe & her new found irascible love-interest, Marty. Together they try to carve out their place in a world filled with other people. USA

1:29:09 AL, AS, N
Qwerty


Reflector
It's 1977 and two young missionaries in the deserts of South West Africa take a weekend off to do a little amateur astronomy. Things don't go quite as planned. USA

0:25:46

 


A director and playwright battles his inner demons of jealousy as he tries to write a play for his girlfriend and his brother, but as the writing and rehearsals progress the demons take over. Sweden

0:12:25 AL


Searching for Sonny
Shouting Secrets
Silver Case
Searching for Sonny
Attending a high school reunion takes an unexpected turn as old friends reunite and it is discovered that one is missing under mysterious circumstances. As they search for Sonny, everything seem eerily similar to a play they performed in High School. USA

1:30:37
Searching for Sonny

 

Shouting Secrets
A successful Native American writer whose novel sold out his family returns home to the reservation when his mother is placed in ICU. This film tells a present day story about a Native American family with unique struggles but universal truths. USA

1:28:00 AL, AS
Shouting Secrets

Silver Case
Bigwigs, thugs, moguls and mugs, all they want is the Silver Case. USA

1:26:00 AL, AS, N, V
Silver Case


Steve Phoenix -
The Untold Story
  Subjective Expressions   SWOOSH!
Steve Phoenix-The Untold Story
A small time TV reporter with dreams of the big time stumbles into a story far stranger than he ever imagined. It takes him on a journey into an underground world of subversion, talk radio & garage bands & he discovers the shocking truth about fame. USA

1:33:00 AL
Steve Phoenix-The Untold Story

 
Subjective Expressions Pan, a 20-some year old student drop out explores the life of work-exchange-for-housing to discover the world of mask & puppetry within the theater she cleans. USA, HI

1:10:00 ST
Subective Expressions

 
Swoosh
A therapy session for failed super heroes gets infiltrated by a frustrated Super-Villain hell-bent on taking over the class. UK

0:19:55

Technicality
The Ballad of Sandeep
The Darkest Game
Technicality
A San Francisco Detective comes face to face with the city's bureaucracy, and the killer it set free. USA

0:11:40 AL, V

The Ballad of Sandeep
After his IT job is outsourced to Bangalore, Sandeep sets up a remote access in his apartment & an alias, tricking his former company into believing that he is really working from India. He soon catches the eye of the company VP who wants to promote him. USA/UK

0:27:49

The Darkest Game
The story of a man dealing with an unlikely addiction. USA

0:17:00

The Glue King & His Castle
The Italian Key
The Potstickers

The Glue King & His Castle is about a man who gets lost in his imagination and finds things don't "stick" together up there as well as he wished they would. USA

0:03:52


A romantic fairy tale about a young woman who gets, as her sole inheritance, an antique key which unlocks both an old villa in Italy as well as the mysteries of her family history.

1:32:00
The Italian Key


In the hopes of getting their friend closer to the love of his life, three boys hatch a plan to crash a party with some slightly injurious consequences. USA

0:29:47 AL

The Sea Is All I Know   Todd & the Book of Pure Evil, Episode: See You Later   Viewer Discretion Advised
(Tape 96)
The Sea Is All I Know
An estranged couple come to the aid of their dying daughter. As the family comes to terms with their relationship with death through spiritual crisis and brutal heartbreak, an act of selfless love is a testament to the strength & resilience of the soul. USA

0:29:22 AL, AS
The Sea Is All I Know

   
Todd & the Book of Pure Evil,
A book that will make your deepest, darkest dreams come true. One horny teenager, Todd, stands between the book and the end of the world as we know it. In this second season episode, school pervert Tyler uses the book to become invisible& wreak havoc. Canada

0:24:00 AL, AS, V
Todd & the book of pure evil


The fragile romance between two men is threatened by addiction obsession - and the secret of Tape 96. USA

0:11:07 AL, AS

Viti
Waking Up
Welcoming Departure
Viti
Two 1840's missionaries are sent to Fiji to convert the cannibal natives to Christianity. But first, they must convert the King. Will they sacrifice their lives to save others' souls? USA, HI

0:15:00
Viti

Waking Up
Jake works at a crematory, burning bodies. Until he recognizes one. USA

0:10:34 ST

Welcoming Departure
Hank enjoys the quiet life. As the night custodian at a public library, his evenings are sequestered in a methodical work routine. When a mysterious inheritance appears, the patterns of his life begin to unravel. Welcoming Departure is a jazz inspired portrait exploring the challenges of change. USA

1:20:00
Welcoming Departure

         
Ratings legend is AL Adult Language, AS Adult Situations, N Nudity, V Violence
ST=Student HI=Hawai'i Film WP=World Premiere and the country follows the synopsis

 

 


Wounded Warior Project
Silent Auction to benefit
theTripler Fisher House -
Monday, May 28, 2012

 

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