7 Korean films in fest
Tickets are on sale for KFest 2, the return of the Hawaii International Film Festival's minifestival of recent Korean films, being held at the Dole Cannery multiplex from Aug. 25 to 27.
This year's seven films are a mixture of box-office hits, melodramas and comedies, some starring popular actors from TV serial dramas.
Some of the featured films include the period drama "Forbidden Quest," starring "Shiri's" Han Suk-gyu; "My Boss, My Teacher," the sequel to the hit 2001 comedy "My Boss, My Hero"; the melodrama "You Are My Sunshine," starring superstar Jun Do-yeon; and the cross-cultural romance "Wedding Campaign," which was the closing film for the Pusan International Film Festival.
To purchase either $9 or $10 tickets now, call 550-8457 between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, go online at hiff.org/specialscreenings.php.
'Abarenbo Shogun' star in town
Tickets go on sale today for Ken Matsudaira's performances at the Hawaii Theatre.
The star of the period drama will be on stage at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 2 p.m. Sept. 17.
Matsudaira, whose singing voice can be heard in episodes of "Abarenbo Shogun," which airs locally on KIKU, originated the title character 25 years ago.
Reserved tickets are $45, $55 and $85. Call the Hawaii Theatre box office at 528-0506 for details.