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LS 2022: He Hawaii Au w/ Artist Spotlight: Kanani Koster [Hybrid]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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LS 2022: He Hawaii Au w/ Artist Spotlight: Kanani Koster [Hybrid]
Sat Sep. 24 at 8:45pm

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 NWFF Members

*** Public safety notice ***

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF's policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety


** Co-presented with Seattle Asian American Film Festival! **

(Daymien Nainoa Bunao, WA, 2022, 40 min, in English, Hawaiian)
World Premiere!

Childhood trauma causes a Native Hawaiian woman to leave Hawai'i and reinvent herself in Seattle. Can she come to terms with her identity when past and present start to collide?

Feature film He Hawaii Au screens with the following two short films by Kanani Koster:

(Kanani Koster, OR, 2021, 9 min, in English, Hawaiian)
World Premiere!

Eric and Chris, Kanaka Maoli brothers raised on the mainland, have always managed to find trouble when together. With their latest scheme and longtime dream of retiring on the Islands, their bond is tested as kne (men) and keiki (kids).

No Spectators Allowed
(Kanani Koster, OR, 2021, 17 min, in English)
Seattle Premiere!

A true crime podcast host sits down with an Indigenous woman to record her sisters cold case but their individual intentions for telling this story come to a head as they examine the night in question.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States





Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forums ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at cris@nwfilmforum.org. Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often. Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at bit.ly/nwffsocialnarrativepdf, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

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