Rainbow festival commences
This year's Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival will branch out into a new venue, the Cupola Amphitheater at the Honolulu Design Center on Kapiolani Blvd. But before the screenings start there next week Saturday, a slate of films will screen at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
Place: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts (May 24, 25) and Cupola Amphitheater, Honolulu Design Center (May 26, 27)
Tickets: $10 general and $8 Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation members
Call: 381-1952 or online at HGLCF.org
May 24th's opening-night film there will be the Korean independent film "No Regret," the debut effort by director Leesong Hee-il. The melodrama boasts strong performances by Lee Young-hoon and Lee Han as lovers from different class backgrounds whose tension-filled relationship explodes with unexpected violence. It all starts when Su-min leaves his orphanage to try his luck in Seoul. After his firing from his mundane factory job -- where he remeets Jae-min, the young executive who earlier flirted with him on his other job as a service driver -- Su-min enters the underworld of prostitution.
Jae-min's passion for Su-min is such that he's willing to thwart his mother's plans to have him marry. And even though Su-min tries to turn back Jae-min's persistent advances, the two eventually become ardent lovers.
Here's the schedule for the Doris Duke screenings. (We'll publish the remainder of the festival schedule next week in HILife.)
"The Year of Paper" with short "We Belong" (free screening)
6:00: "A Four Letter Word"
8:00: "Nina's Heavenly Delights"
10:00: "The Sex Movie"