Events

Join PBS Hawaiʻi for a free preview of Victoria Season 2



**UPDATED Friday 12/1/17: We have released additional free tickets to our Victoria Season 2 advance screening! We also still plan to hand out rush tickets that evening on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush ticket holders will be let in once all Eventbrite ticket holders are let in. Because rush seating is dependent on turnout, it is not guaranteed. Mahalo nui for your interest in this screening!**

 

Victoria, the Masterpiece series starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria, is returning for a second season!

 

PBS Hawaiʻi presents a free sneak peek of the Season 2 premiere episode before its television premiere in January. Admission is free with your RSVP on Eventbrite. (Maximum 4 free tickets per person.)

 

Victoria Season 2 – Free Sneak Peek Presented by PBS Hawai‘i
Tuesday, December 5, 6-8 pm
Consolidated Kahala Mall
4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu
Doors 6 pm | Screening 6:30 pm

RSVP for your free tickets

 

About Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece: Queen Victoria is a feisty rookie monarch, asserting her rule over the most powerful nation on the planet, and Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) is her smoldering consort Prince Albert. Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) joins the acting ensemble and Nell Hudson (Outlander) is back as the queen’s personal dresser, Mrs. Skerrett – along with a palace full of schemers and luminaries. The drama all takes place against the backdrop of the early years of the Industrial Revolution, when society was changing as fast as the queen’s growing family.

 

Photo Gallery – Indie Lens Pop-Up: ‘Chasing Trane’

On Tuesday, October 24, PBS Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking kicked off a new season of our free community film screening series, Indie Lens Pop-Up. About 30 attendees enjoyed a free preview of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary before its broadcast television debut on Monday, November 6 at 10 pm on Independent Lens.

 

Enjoy photos from the event! Click each image to enlarge.

 

Our next Indie Lens Pop-Up will be for I Am Not Your Negro on Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30 pm at PBS Hawaiʻi, 315 Sand Island Access Road. Attendance is free, and first-come, first-served!

 

 

Join us for Indie Lens Pop-Up – free film screenings!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations. Featured films are later broadcast on Independent Lens. PBS Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking are the local co-presenters of Indie Lens Pop-Up.

 

Screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

Coming up this season:

 

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary / By John Scheinfeld
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

 

I Am Not Your Negro / By Raoul Peck
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.

 

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities /
By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams
Tuesday, February 6, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

 

Dolores / By Peter Bratt
Friday, March 2, 5:30-8:00 pm
Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

 

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky / By Laura Dunn
Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

 

Served Like a Girl / By Lysa Heslov
Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-8:00 pm
PBS Hawai‘i, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran American” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

 

 

I Am Not Your Negro

 

Free, public screening of I Am Not Your Negro

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

PBS Hawaiʻi, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

A part of Indie Lens Pop-Up – Presented by PBS Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking

 

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

 

The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

 

Free Screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

 

Free, public screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

PBS Hawaiʻi, 315 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu

A part of Indie Lens Pop-Up – Presented by PBS Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking

 

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary is the first film in the 2017-2018 season of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community film screening series. Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

 

Chasing Trane features never-before-seen Coltrane family home movies, footage of Coltrane and his band in the studio (discovered in a California garage during the production of this film), along with hundreds of rare photographs and television appearances from around the world. Coltrane’s incredible story is told by the musicians who worked with him (Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Reggie Workman), musicians inspired by his fearless artistry and creative vision (Common, John Densmore, Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington), Coltrane’s children (Ravi, Oran, and step-daughters Michelle Coltrane and Antonia Andrews) and biographers, and well-known admirers such as President Bill Clinton and Dr. Cornel West.

Chasing Trane reveals the critical events, passions, experiences, and challenges that shaped Coltrane’s life and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. Above all, it is the incredible spiritual journey of a man who found himself and, in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of geography, race, religion, and age. And naturally, the film is imbued throughout with Coltrane’s remarkable music.

Although Coltrane never did any television interviews (and only a handful for radio) during his lifetime, he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through thoughts he expressed during print interviews. These words—spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington—illuminate what John Coltrane may have been thinking or feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career.


About The Filmmaker

John Scheinfeld is an Emmy®, Grammy® and Writers Guild Award nominee and writer/director/producer of documentaries for theatrical and television distribution. His films have premiered at Telluride, Toronto, Venice and IDFA and include The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him), We Believe, and Dick Cavett’s Watergate. In addition, Scheinfeld has written pilot scripts for drama series for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and received his MFA from Northwestern University.

 

 

 

 

PBS Hawaiʻi hosts first 3D film screening: ‘Tibetan Illusion Destroyer’

PBS Hawaiʻi hosted our first 3D film screening on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in our Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Multimedia Studio. The screening was of the documentary Tibetan Illusion Destroyer by Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti. He and musician Keola Beamer, who composed original music for the film with Nepalese musicians, were present for an audience Q&A after the screening. For Vendetti, a psychologist and veteran documentary filmmaker, this was his first 3D film. Below are photos from the event.

 

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Ruby Ridge

 

Through eyewitness accounts from Randy Weaver’s daughter and federal agents and others involved in the deadly confrontation, examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge near Naples, Idaho that helped launch the modern militia movement.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Oklahoma City

 

Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement, from Ruby Ridge to Waco, which led to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history – the 1995 bombing by Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.

 

Free Indie Lens Popup Screening:
In Football We Trust

Hawaii Women in Filmmaking presents another installment of their free, monthly Indie Lens Popup screenings:

Independent Lens: In Football We Trust

Tuesday, January 19 at 6:00 pm (doors 5:30 pm)

Hawaii Filmmakers Collective

3167 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816

Free and open to the public

 

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of professional sports.

 

A group discussion will immediately follow the film.

 

For more information, email Vera Zambonelli at vera@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org or call 808.206.0848.

 

In Football We Trust airs on Independent Lens on Monday, February 1 at 10:00 pm.

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