No Season 4 ‘Lost’ premiere on the beach
It's official: There will be no Season 4 premiere of "Lost" at Sunset on the Beach -- to the bitter disappointment of many fans. The eight episodes completed are scheduled to premiere Jan. 31. The rest is in the hands of strike negotiators. Hold your breath at your own risk.
First Hawaiian Bank is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month with the release of a documentary film about Charles Reed Bishop, the bank's founder. Written, directed and produced by local filmmaker Tom Coffman, the 30-minute DVD relies on old photos, paintings, sound effects, voice-over and dramatic re-creations to tell the story of Bishop's fascinating life.
It traces his childhood -- his parents died before he was 5 -- and his arrival to the Sandwich Islands. When his ship returned to Oregon, he wasn't on it.
Of particular interest is his courtship of Bernice Pauahi (Bishop). On June 4, 1850, he married her, though her disapproving parents did not attend. The result was a partnership that established his legacy.
In 1858 he opened Bishop and Co. Bank, the second banking institution west of the Mississippi. Together, he and his wife traveled the world until she died of cancer at age 52. As her will dictated, he added his own land to hers and created the Kamehameha Schools. He later used proceeds from the sale of his bank to finance the construction of Bishop Museum. Over several decades, he also served on the Board of Education and advised six monarchs. His financial and spiritual generosity established a standard for corporate giving that the bank continues today.
The documentary airs at 6:30 p.m. next Friday on KHON2. A few DVDs also will be available (for free!) at First Hawaiian Bank branches and Hawaii public libraries. (Bonus: Ignace Jang plays the violin in some of the background music.)
Pacific New Media has invited a revered documentary filmmaker, singer, writer and storyteller to conduct workshops and screen a film in Honolulu later this month. Born in 1932, Alanis Obomsawin of Abenaki, Canada, has divided her time between filmmaking and performing since 1965 and has won numerous awards, including dozens at film festivals. Her projects focus on the issues faced by Aboriginal people from Canada. "Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance," for example, won 18 international awards for its examination of the 1990 Mohawk insurrection in Kanehsatake and Oka.
From 7 to 9 p.m. next Friday, she'll show and discuss "Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises," about the village in which she grew up. The event will be held in the Yukiyoshi Room in Krauss Hall at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Admission is free. Call 956-8244 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
There's more: On Jan. 26 she'll conduct a workshop in the same location about mastering sound in film, and on Jan. 27 she focuses on directing documentaries. Both weekend seminars run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $100.