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HIFF begins! The schedule. The 4 films we can't wait to see.

Other HIFF films/events worth checking out:

•  The buzzed-about Barbarian Princess tells the story of Hawaii’s Princess Kaiulani who, at age 13, was separated from her family and sent to live in Victorian England. A few have criticized the Hawaii-lensed film—digging at everything from the story’s romantic focus to its questionable title. We're just anxious to see it. 
(Fri., Oct. 16, 8:00 P.M., at Hawaii Theatre; Sun., Oct. 25, 10 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 8:30 P.M. at Dole Cannery Cinemas.)

• A Japanese remake of the 2004 U.S. film Sideways about a pair of forty-something men hoping to sow their wild oats one last time in California’s wine country. Academy-Award nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) stars.
(Sat., Oct 17, 6:15 P.M.; Sat., Oct. 24, 12:45 P.M.)

• The documentary State of Aloha chronicles Hawaii’s 50 years of statehood through the voices of 30 notable island figures including U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and late entertainer Don Ho.
(Sun., Oct. 18, 2:45 P.M.; Thurs., Oct 22, 2:00 P.M.)

An afternoon of master class seminars led by the crew of the Hawaii-filmed ABC TV hit Lost, covering topics ranging from producing and directing the show, to production design, costumes and props happens Saturday, Oct. 17. Classes will be held at the Dole Cannery site. Post-sunset, there’s  “An Evening with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse”—an exclusive pow-wow session with Lost’s co-creators. That happens at the Royal Hawaiian Theater in Waikiki, at 8 p.m. Click here for a HawaiiMagazine.com story on all of HIFF’s Lost events
Tickets for all HIFF events may be purchased at the HIFF box office at Dole Cannery (650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 102A, Honolulu, open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m.), online by clicking here, or by calling (808) 548-5905.

See you at the movies!

Photos courtesy HIFF: (pg. 1) Hye-ja Kim in Mother; (pg. 2) Tony Jaa in Ong Bak 2: The Beginning; (pg. 3) Eri Otoguro in Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl; (pg. 4) Promotional poster from Red Cliff; (pg. 5) Q'orianka Kilcher and Barry Pepper in Barbarian Princess.

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