HIFF – Shorts Before Feature

HIFF – Shorts Before Feature

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“IM/PERFECTION” | World Premiere | United States | English | 12 min.

Directed by Andrew Higa

Hiroshi Hida immigrated to Hawai‘i from Japan in 1961. He struggled to learn English, but excelled in math and painting in high school. Hida eventually abandoned his desire to be an artist and instead pursued a career in architecture. With the advent of three-dimensional renderings, the 72-year-old Hida is today one of only a handful of designers in Hawai‘i who still creates architectural renderings at a drafting table using color pencils, erasers and rulers. Over the course of nearly 40 years, he has created thousands of hand-drawn architectural renderings, dedicating his life to the craft and pursuit of perfection.

Screenings:  Nov. 6, 6 p.m. | Nov. 12, 2:15 p.m. (Plays with “A Small Life,” “IM/Perfection” and “Occasionally I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i”)

“OCCASIONALLY I SAW GLIMPSES OF HAWAI‘I” | World Premiere | United States | English | 14 min.

Written and directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi.

“Occasionally I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i” is a film essay examining 100 years of Hawai‘i in film. This film explores issues of representation and gender — an often-infuriating examination of Hollywood’s portrayal of the Islands, highlighting the essential necessity of homegrown filmmaking.

Screenings:  Nov. 6, 6 p.m. | Nov. 12, 2:15 p.m. (Plays with “A Small Life,” “IM/Perfection” and “Occasionally I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i”)

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