Film Societies
Film Societies lists films being shown in Oahu art theaters. Movies are rated on a four-star scale. "Film Societies" appears on-line every week, and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin's "Community Calendar." Send notices to: Film Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or fax to 523-8509. Or send e-mail to

Thursday, April 10, 1997

Satya (Star rating unavailable)

Struggle of human rights and freedom in Tibet as seen through the eyes of Buddhist nuns. Part of the Tibet Film Festival. At 7 p.m. April 10, UH-Manoa, Crawford Hall, Room 105; free. Call 524-9588. (Unrated)

Compassion in Exile - The Story of the Dalai Lama in Exile (Star rating unavailable)

The Dalai Lama tells of the events that led to his forced exile in India after Chinese government forces entered Tibet in 1949. Part of the Tibet Film Festival. At 7 p.m. April 11, UH-Manoa, Crawford Hall, Room 105; free. Call 524-9588. (Unrated)

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

Chan gets help from a magician in an attempt to prove that a phony psychic was behind the mysterious suicide of his friend. One of the best Sidney Toler entries. At 8 p.m. April 10-11, Movie Museum; $5. (Unrated)

Across the Pacific

World War II adventure with Humphrey Bogart trailing spies in Panama and running battle of wits with Sydney Greenstreet while romancing Mary Astor. At 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. April 12, Movie Museum; $5. (Unrated)

Little Buddha (Star rating unavailable)

A Seattle family is told by Tibetian monks that their son may be the reincarnation of a venerated Buddhist teacher. Part of the Tibet Film Festival. At 7 p.m. April 12, UH-Manoa, Crawford Hall, Room 105; free. Call 524-9588. (Unrated)

Go For Broke! (Star rating unavailable)

A 1951 recount of Japanese-American soldiers fighting in Europe. Directed by Robert Pirosh. At 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. April 13, Movie Museum; $5. (Unrated)

Steel Helmet and Crimson Kimono

"Steel Helmet" is a Korean War story about an American sergeant (Gene Evans) caught in dizzying events. "Crimson Kimono" has two Los Angeles detectives investigating a stripper's murder. Both films directed by Samuel Fuller. At 8 p.m. April 14, Movie Museum; $5. (Unrated)

JLG/JLG and La Jetee (Star rating unavailable for both films)

Jean-Luc Godard's personal self-portrait. Written, directed, produced, photographed and edited by Godard.

Chris Marker directs "La Jetee," a science fiction classic about a disillusioned time traveler who shuttles in time to find the cause of a disease that has forced mankind underground for survival. Comprised entirely of still photographs. Both movies are in French with subtitles. Cinematheque presents films in Room FA-214, Leeward Community College. At 3 p.m., April 14; free. (Unrated)

Maybe ... Maybe Not (Star rating unavailable)

Comedy of errors focusing around Axel, a charming philanderer whose girlfriend throws him out. Axel moves in with shy, vulnerable Norbert, only to discover that Norbert is falling in love with him. Germany's highest grossing film is directed by Sonke Wortmann. At 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 16, Academy Theater; $5. (Unrated)

Hedd Wyn (Star rating unavailable)

Biographical film about a talented poet who dreamed of winning his country's coveted literary prize before fighting in World War I. First Welsh language film to be nominated for an Academy Award. In Welsh with subtitles. Cinematheque presents films in Room FA-214, Leeward Community College. At 3 p.m., April 16; free. (Unrated)

Elvis--That's the Way It Is

Director Dennis Sanders looks at Elvis Presley offstage, and preparing a major nightclub act, culminating in an opening-night performance in Las Vegas. At 1 p.m. April 17, 7:30 p.m. April 19, and 4 p.m. April 20, Academy Theater; $5. (Unrated)


1997 Pacific Island Images Film Festival: Creative and artistic films/videos with excellent technical execution that contains information relevant to the Pacific Island cultures and communities are being accepted until May 30. The films/videos must have been produced and/or directed and/or written by a Pacific Islander (a descendant of the original peoples of Polynesia, Micronesia or Melanesia); be well-crafted and of any length in any genre; and preferably be a Hawaii Premier. Submit application forms and tapes to: 1997 Pacific Island Images, Film Festival Selection Committee, 1221 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 6A-4, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. To have tape returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Information at 591-0059, Web site, or e-mail address

Adam Baran Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: Accepting any length films/videos that have been produced and/or directed and/or written by or about lesbians and gay men. Preferably be a U.S., Hawaii or World Premier. Documentaries, experimentals, features, animations, rough cuts and works-in-progress accepted, however, they must be submitted in the required preview format. Deadline: May 30. Applications at 941-0424 ext. 11.


Pacific Islanders in Communications: Grants available for the 1997 Public Television Open Call for the creation of Pacific Islander-themed programs including documentaries, performances, children's and cultural affairs programming of the highest quality. Programs are intended to be used for national broadcast on public television. Projects should explore and capture the distinctive experiences of the indigenous Pacific Islanders; include indigenous Pacific Islanders in production roles that carry substantial artistic and editorial control; present innovative treatments of the subject matter; and target the national public TV audiences. To apply for a grant, call 591-0059. Proposals due: May 16.

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