Our Top Five American Indie Films for HIFF

The Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani is back and celebrating 37 years as the leading film festival supporting and showcasing content and creatives from Asia, the Pacific, and North America. With over 160 films from a span of 45 countries, this 10-day festival has a wide selection of feature films and shorts to choose from. FLUX is a proud sponsor of  this year’s showcase of American Indie films. Watch the video below of Anderson Le, the co-director of programming at HIFF, to learn more about this film category.

Alaska is a Drag
United States 2017 | English | 90min
Director: Shaz Bennett
Nov. 6 | 3:30 p.m. | Regal Dole Cannery Stadium
Trapped in a monotony of fistfights and fish guts, aspiring drag superstar, Leo, attracts the attention of a local boxing coach (Hawaii’s Jason Scott Lee). When a new boy named Declan (Matt Dallas) wants to be his sparring partner, Leo must face the real reason he is stuck in Alaska.

United States 2017 | English | 104min
Director: Kogonada
Nov. 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Regal Dole Cannery Stadium
Following the sudden death of his father, a prominent architecture scholar, a young man (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, IN, striking up a friendship with a bright yet unassuming architecture enthusiast (Haley Lu Richardson).

The Endless
United States 2017 | English | 111min
Director(s): Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Nov. 12 | 7:15 p.m. | Regal Dole Cannery Stadium
In this Sci-Fi/Thriller, two brothers (Benson/Moorhead) receive a mysterious message enticing them to visit the cult that they had escaped from as children, only to discover that the outlandish supernatural beliefs of the cult may not be so far from the truth

United States 2017 | English | 93min
Director: Aaron Katz
Nov. 11 | 9 p.m. | Regal Dole Cannery Stadium
In the aftermath of a heinous crime, the personal assistant to a Hollywood starlet must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and the pressures of fame, in a style reminiscent of the L.A noir classics.

Stand Up Man
Canada 2017 | English, Korean with English Subtitles | 86min
Director: Aram Collier
Nov. 10 | 5:30 p.m. | Regal Dole Cannery Stadium
In the backwater town of Windsor, Canada, a wannabe comedian and newly-made father, Moses Kim, finds his dreams derailed when he must take over his family’s restaurant, as well as deal with the unexpected arrival of his teenage Korean cousin, Joon.

Visit hiff.org to learn more about the programs and to see the full schedule of films.

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