Lasting Images at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival

Nov 17, 2015

From the 2004 Hawaii International Film Festival! Each 35mm film traveled in two cans, which were hand-carried up two flights of stairs to the huge projection booth, which spans 18 theatres.
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Kevin Lee, writer, critic, video essayist, worked with Roger Ebert in Chicago. Lee led the 2015 inaugural run of HIFF's Ebert Young Writers for the Arts Program
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   Hawai‘i movie audiences have a reputation for being knowledgeable, with an appetite for films that has been cultivated by the Hawai‘i International Film Festival over the past 35 years.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that this year, an effort has begun to develop local critics and writers who can help shape and expand the film scene in the islands.

The Hawai‘i International Film Festival continues through November 22nd.   For a full schedule with links, Hawai‘i International Film Festival

More about the new  Ebert Young Writers for the Arts Program

Kevin Lee has been called the "King of the Video Essays" by the New York Times, and the form is particularly well suited to film commentary.  You might be interested in the essays below.

Kevin Lee on “Who Deserves the 2015 Oscar for Best Cinematography?”Kevin Lee on “Who Deserves the 2015 Oscar for Best Picture?”Kevin Lee on “Who Deserves the 2015 Oscar for Best Director?”

Kevin Lee video essay on the Art of the Dissolve