The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu: Premiere Film Screening

Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI, United States

The in-person documentary screening at Bishop Museum will be followed by a Q&A with film directors and exhibit co-curators Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson.

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Opening night feature film – Wildhood, about a Two-Spirit, Mi’kmaq teenagerʻs journey to belonging, at Consolidated Theatres Ward.

The Wind & the Reckoning

Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI, United States

An HIFF42 opening film at Bishop Museum based on historical events from the memoirs of Pi’ilani, the wife of Kaluaiko‘olau who escaped being sent to the Kalaupapa Leprosy Colony. HIFF is honored to present this film as the Festival’s Opening Night Gala Presentation.

The Story of Everything Film Premier

A HIFF42 opening film at Bishop Museum Preshow performance by Kealoha, Makana, and oli by Kumu Hula Kauʻi Kanakaʻole. More

Growing Up Local Film Premier

The film explores the conflict between a father and son and the expectations passed from one generation to the next.


A film by Chris Kahunahana that tells the story of Kea, a hula dancer escaping her abusive boyfriend who is flung into a surrealistic journey of self-exploration in the ugly underbelly of Waikīkī.

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