The Haumana at New People Cinema - Sunday Dec. 22 - 5pm
THE HAUMĀNA is an independent feature film produced in Hawai`i.
Jonny Kealoha is the charismatic host of a struggling Waikiki Polynesian lū`au show. To everyone's surprise, including his own, he is appointed as the successor to a high school boy's hula class when his former Kumu Hula (master hula teacher) passes away. He becomes as much a student as a teacher through the demands of leading the boys to a significant cultural event and rediscovers the sanctity of the culture he had previously abandoned.
Written and Directed by Keo Woolford.
Starring Tui Asau, Tauarii Nahalea-Marama, JD Tanuvasa, Cedric Jonathan, Christopher Latronic, Saitia Faaifo, Buddy Martin, Uluwehiikawekiuokalani Keaunui, Mary Pa`alani, Marlene Sai, and Kelly Hu as "Linda."
With choreography by Robert Cazimero, Lanakila Casupang, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter.
Winner of the Audience Award and Best First Feature at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2013) and Audience Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival (2013).
This event will feature a Q&A with the director following the screening.
New People Cinema (View)
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115