Free Independent Lens Screening: Autism in Love



You’re invited to a free public, advanced screening of Independent Lens: Autism in Love.

Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 pm

The Hawaii Filmmakers Collective

3167 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816



Summary: Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way. Premieres on PBS Hawai‘i Monday, January 11 at 10:00 pm.


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This film will include open captioning and will be followed by a talk-story conversation. Seating is limited, so come early!

For questions about accommodation and accessibility, please contact Vera Zambonelli: 808.206.0848

This presentation is made possible by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking, in collaboration with the UH Center on Disabilities Studies, UH College of Education, Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and PBS Hawai‘i.


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Children of Giant


This documentary explores how the making of a classic Hollywood movie transformed the lives of the residents of the small Texas town of Marfa. Giant (1955) starred a legendary trio – Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean – along with the young actor Earl Holliman and 16-year-old Elsa Cardenas, who portrayed Juana, the Mexican American girl who marries into the powerful Benedict ranching dynasty. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, Giant was a different kind of western, one that took an unflinching look at feminism and class divisions and one of the first films to explore the racial divide in the Southwest. Giant earned 10 Academy Award nominations, with a win for George Stevens as Best Director.


Now, 60 years later, return to Marfa and explore the dramatic story behind the making of the film and its enduring legacy. The program combines interviews with the surviving cast and crew of Giant –including George Stevens Jr., Earl Holliman and Elsa Cardenas – with the recollections of residents who participated in the production, many of whose lives mirrored the controversial themes of racism and segregation explored in the film.


Memory of the Camps


A landmark historical film discovered by FRONTLINE in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock’s lost Holocaust film.” First broadcast by FRONTLINE in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, FRONTLINE reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.


The Road to Fame


This is a unique coming-of-age story with Chinese characteristics. The film chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame – China’s first official collaboration with Broadway – by the senior class of the country’s top drama academy. During the eight-month process, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into a cut-throat and corrupt entertainment industry. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of and paths to success in today’s China.




New York City mayors have a world stage on which to strut, and they have made legendary use of it. Yet few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity that Ed Koch brought to the office during his three terms from 1978 to 1989. As Neil Barsky’s Koch recounts, Koch was more than the blunt, funny man New Yorkers either loved or hated. Elected in the 1970s during the city’s fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era—fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Koch finds the former mayor politically active to the end (he died in 2013)—still winning the affection of many New Yorkers while driving others to distraction.



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