Hawai'i's top selling female artist, Amy Hānaiali'i, pays tribute to her Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning song Pālehua, one of Hawai'i's most famous songs, and one of the world's most danced-to songs among hulu Hālau across the globe. Join Amy, her band, and local hula Hālau in celebrating 25 years of Pālehua.
PG-13for martial arts violence and some sexuality
Named one of the 10 best movies of the millennium by Time Magazine, Ang Lee’s four-time Academy Award®-winning masterpiece is returning to the big screen in a stunning 4K restoration on February 17, 2023. Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).
The NY Dog Film Festival® is an annual philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. The Festival is a program of short films with a canine theme - a medley of animated, documentary and narrative films from around the world. The program is perfect for dog-loving members of all ages. This year is a celebration of artful animation, with 6 funny, sophisticated animated films! 10% of every ticket sold will be donated to PETFIX Big Island to help local animals in need
Big Drums, Big Dreams. For thousands of years women have been locked out of Taiko drumming. Not anymore. In the dead of a Minnesota winter, Asian drumming divas smash gender roles and redefine power on their own terms. FINDING HER BEAT dives into the rhythms and struggles that lead to an electrifying historic performance that changes everything. This special presentation will be accompanied by a discussion with the film's featured artist Tiffany Tabarinuchi & Chizuko, and a taiko drum performance.
Blues Bear Hawaii & KWXX presents an evening with ‘John Cruz LIVE’ Prepare yourself for a memorable evening as treasured Hawaiian musician John Cruz and his band makes his way to the Palace Theatre stage. 25 years later, John Cruz looks back on ‘Acoustic Soul’ Few artists in Hawaii have released such an accomplished debut recording as “Acoustic Soul.” “I had left Hawaii for a while because I wanted to expand my musical being. I was searching for my musical voice,” Cruz said. “I never played traditional Hawaiian music growing up. At that time, there was only one club on Oahu where you could play original music, Anna Banana’s. Thus, “mama’s in the kitchen” became one of the lines in Cruz’s classic song “Island Style” on his album “Acoustic Soul,” released in 1996.
"May Day is Lei Day" is a fundraising concert event presented by Ka Piko O Ka Lei Lehua O Keawe. Festivities of the day include a lei contest, silent auction, and live concert with performances from Kulāiwi with Hālau Hula Kauluola & Kainani Kahaunaele with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E.
'Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha' is a portrait of a remarkable Hawaiian dancer, teacher, and musician. As a child Nona ran headlong into the colonial influences that still suppressed the Hawaiian language and culture well into the 20th Century. Through stories, songs, and dances, from some of those whose lives were changed by Aunty Nona, a picture emerges of the crusader who, quietly and sweetly, helped reshape history and restore Hawaiian culture and dance. ********* Featured in the film are Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, Hawaiian language teacher and Nona's hanai (adopted) son, Gordean Bailey, Kumu Hula (hula teacher) on Maui, Nathan Kalama, Kumu Hula, composer, and director of the Malie Foundation on Kaua‘i, Puna Kalama Dawson, Kumu Hula on Kaua‘i, David Kawika Eyre, Hawaiian language teacher at Kamehameha Schools on Oahu, Anakala Pilipo Solatorio, cultural practitioner on Moloka‘I, Caren Loebel-Fried, artist and illustrator, Kaleo Trinidad, Kumu Hula at Kamehameha Schools, Oahu, Penny Vredenburg, Nona's cousin and host at Hawaiian events, Teri Waros, former manager of the Lodge at Molokai Ranch, and many others
Blues Bear Hawaii & B97 B93 Presents “An Evening with “International Celtic Stars” SEVEN NATIONS…… SEVEN NATIONS are equally at home in front of 40,000 cheering fans at an international festival, with the widely recognized, Grammy award winning, symphony orchestras, or with 300 fans in a small Midwest club, SEVEN NATIONS has created a truly hybrid sound and transient live show. The depth and complexity of SEVEN NATIONS' music is astounding, each listen reveals a deeper layer of intricacy that has been embraced by an ever growing audience. "We are lucky," says McLeod, lead singer/songwriter and founding member of the band, "because we come from two unique cultures. We love American pop and rock and roll, but we also love our Celtic roots. We want to touch everybody with our music," he continues, "and so far, we have been very, very fortunate."
Silent Movie Night returns to the Palace big screen with a special presentation of a line up of timeless comedy short films of Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and more, accompanied by a live score performed on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ. Silent Movie Night events are fundraisers to help raise money to maintain the pipe organ. Ticket sales directly benefit the ongoing maintenance and restoration of the majestic instrument.
Live in concert with special guest HIGGS. From the sidewalk to the stage, Streetlight Cadence will have you smiling, singing, and hopping on your feet before the evening’s end. A welcome departure from cookie-cutter pop music playlists - in an amazing display of lyrical storytelling and instrumental prowess. Originally formed in Honolulu, Streetlight Cadence has captured the hearts of many through their warm spirit and electric sound. You’ll know from the moment the show starts that this will not be an ordinary concert. It’s been a decade of living rooms and stadiums, but every audience adds something new. On the largest stages, the band pays homage to their busking days while bringing acoustic thunder to the most intimate settings. They even made an Emmy®-nominated television series about it! Really, it’s unsuspecting and welcoming, for friends old and new. If you dig acoustic folk rock vibes with hints of classical and bluegrass, and are looking for a spectacular show with a bunch of down-to-earth musicians that feels like hanging out with family - Streetlight Cadence won’t disappoint.
PG-13for some strong language and smoking.
Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
Series Synopsis: Vertical Life Film Tour (VLFT3) is in its third year and again brings the best of Australian vertical adventures to the globe while showcasing the best of the globe back home in Australia. From untold stories, unsung heroes and the faces we've come to know and love in climbing - the Vertical Life Film Tour has something for everyone. From its humble beginnings created by the team behind Vertical Life Magazine, the tour was conceived to bring inspiration to worldwide climbing communities while outdoor adventure was limited - growing into a globally successful film tour since. In 2022 we will again showcase incredible climbing and phenomenal storytelling in settings that inspire the adventure community to connect. Driven by the passion to tell the stories of climbers across the world and our love for the global climbing community, the tour will commence in November 2022 with a premiere at the Beta22' Climbing Festival in Australia. 2022 Film Line Up Midair In scaling rocks by the hardest routes, boulderers seek to escape gravity in an endless quest to achieve weightlessness and momentarily leave the world behind. MIDAIR is a metaphysical bouldering film starring the UK's best all-round climber, Jim Pope. Filmed in iconic Lake District locations and set to a pumping techno soundtrack. Director: Louis-Jack Everyday Climbers - Pablo Pablo, a young Belgian climber, is biking through France in the winter, looking for the best 8A route of the country. Director: Florent Quint Elevated Effective communication is a challenge every climber faces. It’s a sport that requires intense focus, dedication, and overcoming fear. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and outdoor advocate working to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the outdoor industry, one crag at a time. Director: Palmer Morse Seven 7 Seven Seven hundred and seventy seven meters. The bizarre number that measures a gap between two cliffs. In March 2021, a group of dirty and like minded individuals came together to break the Australian record for longest line rigged and bridge this 777m gap. Heartfelt and soulful, Divya Gordon and Ali Vann give you a glimpse into what it is like to be part of the Australian highlining community and what it means to highline. Director: Divya Gordon, Ali Vann The Process Tom Randall is a world class crack climber. He is also a terrible runner, which is why his latest challenge seems like an odd choice. He decided to link up two of the Lake District's biggest and toughest endurance challenges, the Bob Graham Round and The Classic Rock challenge into one hellish 24 hour mad dash. A funny, honest, genuine and heartfelt story. Director: Matt Pycroft Grace Having spent her teenage years in hospital, Grace finds healing in the climbing community. Director: Sandro Gromen-Hayes Route Setters Short sport documentary film about route settings in Hong Kong's indoor climbing gym Director: Tony Cheung Gigantor Australian Climber Zac Vertrees is at home on the Dogface climbing Gigantor, a route first aid climbed in 1967. Zac freed the route in 2005, yet it has not seen a second free ascent since. 15 years later he returns to re-climb it and finds it tougher than ever before. The Dogface is notoriously scary, gear can pop, rusty bolts snap by hand and the climbing is always a sandy affair. Director: Ben Sanford