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Big Island Police Investigating Hilo Purse Snatching

Police are investigating a reported purse snatching that occurred yesterday in Downtown Hilo.

Palace Theater Alley

Palace Theater Alley

Yesterday (July 17, 2013) at about 12:50 pm, police responded to the lower Haili Street area after receiving a report from a 64 year-old Keaʻau woman that as she and another 59 year-old Keaʻau woman were walking along Haili Street, a local male apparently approached them from behind and removed her purse before fleeing in an alleyway below the Palace Theater.

The suspect was described as a local male in his late 20’s, last seen wearing a white tank-top undershirt, brown shorts, and a pair of slippers.

Neither woman was injured during the incident.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case or may have witnessed the robbery to call Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or by email at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

 

Hawai‘iana Live! Honors Kupuna Saramae Landers, Celebrating 107 Years of Aloha

Born in 1906, from the early days of flight, to the Mars Mission Rover landing, Saramae Landers has seen modern history in the making and we honor her in a journey through time celebrating 107 incredible years of Aloha!

Saramae Williams Landers, of Pahoa. Hawaii Islands Oldest Resident

Saramae Williams Landers, of Pahoa. Hawaii Islands Oldest Resident

As April is Saramae’s celebration month, the festivities will begin on Kauai with a relaxing Hawaiian lunch the weekend of April 6th and will continue on the big island of Hawai‘i as we applaud Saramae’s 107th birthday with a magnificent celebration at the Palace Theater on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013!

Leilehua Yuen, the theater’s award winning storyteller, will be making full use of the theater’s perfect acoustics in sharing ancient tales and chants, bringing them to life without amplification. Manu Josiah, Leilehua’s husband and longtime companion, will share the stage playing traditional and modern Hawaiian musical instruments.

The Palace Theater’s vintage pipe-organ will be brought to life under the hands of Rick Mazurowski, hearkening back to the days of silent movies.The public is invited to attend the Palace Theater celebration.

Sen. Russell Ruderman said, “I want to congratulate Saramae Landers and wish her continued inspirational longevity. This is a celebration of someone that is loved and greatly admired. With her recent accomplishments and new hobbies, she has a busier social life than I do. Happy 107th birthday!

Tickets to the Palace Theater event are available at the box office, tickets are $5, and keiki are free.

Palace Theater Box Office hours are 10AM to 3PM Monday – Friday (except holidays).

 

Tomorrow – Hollywood Comes to Hilo

Have you ever wondered how the special effects are done on Hollywood blockbuster movies? Have you ever thought about what it takes to produce a network television series? Have you ever thought what a cinematographer and his or her team do in pre-production to prepare themselves for a feature film or television project? Are you interested in a career in film production or digital media and wonder what it takes to get from The Big Island to Hollywood?

The answers to these and many more questions about production in Hollywood today will be provided at an upcoming “not to be missed” seminar at the Palace Theater in Hilo, “Hollywood Comes to Hilo: A Cinematography Master Class,” on tomorrow, September 15 from 10 am to 3 pm. This program is being sponsored by The Big Island Film Office and The Palace Theater.

The seminar will feature presentations by three Academy and Emmy Award winning cinematographers who are also members of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers, the ASC.

Richard Edlund, ASC, known as the “father” of modern special effects, will talk about his effects work on such classic films as “Star Wars,” one of the most influential Hollywood movies ever made and for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and other epics, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi.” Clips from these films will be screened to go along with the discussion.

Ron Garcia, ASC, is the host and organizer of this impressive and unique program. He is a Cable ACE Award winner for his work on “El Diablo,” and has received two Emmy Award nominations and four ASC nominations for best cinematography. He was also one of the cinematographers during the first season of “Hawaii Five 0,” now in its third season filming on Oahu. Ron will talk about network television production and how the camera team must function and perform to produce successful network television week-to-week.

The third presenter will be Bob Primes, ASC, who is a winner of the ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography and a two time Emmy Award winner for Best Cinematography for his work on the mini-series “Sleeper Cell,” and the series, “Felicity.”  Bob has also been very active on many ASC and industry technical standards committees, and he will share results and findings from the seminal camera study, “The Great Camera Shootout,” which compared 24fps/HD/ DSLR cameras vs. HD/Digital Motion Picture cameras.

Lighting magician John Buckley will also join the presenters. John is a member of IATSE Local 728 electrical branch, and has worked on many award winning features and television shows including “Avatar,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Hawaii Five 0,” and others too numerous to mention as Chief Lighting Technician.

And if this is not enough, representatives from professional camera manufacturer Canon will be on hand to talk about Canon’s new DSLR C300 and C500 cameras in “hands on” sessions during a long lunch break in the lobby of the theater. Digital cameras like the ones Canon will demo are revolutionizing the way movies are made at the top professional level. All participants will be available for Q&A at the end of the program.

This seminar is a “must” for the professional film community on The Big Island, film students, and those from the general community who just want to learn more about how Hollywood movies are made by hearing and seeing the masters “who make the movies” in person.

Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults. A box lunch is included with the program fee. Call 323-4705 for more program information. Tickets will be available at the door.  Cash or check made out to The County of Hawaii accepted.

Hollywood Comes to Hilo – A Cinematography Master Class

Have you ever wondered how the special effects are done on Hollywood blockbuster movies? Have you ever thought about what it takes to produce a network television series? Have you ever thought what a cinematographer and his or her team do in pre-production to prepare themselves for a feature film or television project? Are you interested in a career in film production or digital media and wonder what it takes to get from The Big Island to Hollywood?

The answers to these and many more questions about production in Hollywood today will be provided at an upcoming “not to be missed” seminar at the Palace Theater in Hilo, “Hollywood Comes to Hilo: A Cinematography Master Class,” on Saturday, September 15 from 10 am to 3 pm. This program is being sponsored by The Big Island Film Office and The Palace Theater.

The seminar will feature presentations by three Academy and Emmy Award winning cinematographers who are also members of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers, the ASC.

Richard Edlund, ASC, known as the “father” of modern special effects, will talk about his effects work on such classic films as “Star Wars,” one of the most influential Hollywood movies ever made and for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and other epics, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi.” Clips from these films will be screened to go along with the discussion.

Ron Garcia, ASC, is the host and organizer of this impressive and unique program. He is a Cable ACE Award winner for his work on “El Diablo,” and has received two Emmy Award nominations and four ASC nominations for best cinematography. He was also one of the cinematographers during the first season of “Hawaii Five 0,” now in its third season filming on Oahu. Ron will talk about network television production and how the camera team must function and perform to produce successful network television week-to-week.

The third presenter will be Bob Primes, ASC, who is a winner of the ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography and a two time Emmy Award winner for Best Cinematography for his work on the mini-series “Sleeper Cell,” and the series, “Felicity.”  Bob has also been very active on many ASC and industry technical standards committees, and he will share results and findings from the seminal camera study, “The Great Camera Shootout,” which compared 24fps/HD/ DSLR cameras vs. HD/Digital Motion Picture cameras.

Lighting magician John Buckley will also join the presenters. John is a member of IATSE Local 728 electrical branch, and has worked on many award winning features and television shows including “Avatar,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Hawaii Five 0,” and others too numerous to mention as Chief Lighting Technician.

And if this is not enough, representatives from professional camera manufacturer Canon will be on hand to talk about Canon’s new DSLR C300 and C500 cameras in “hands on” sessions during a long lunch break in the lobby of the theater. Digital cameras like the ones Canon will demo are revolutionizing the way movies are made at the top professional level. All participants will be available for Q&A at the end of the program.

This seminar is a “must” for the professional film community on The Big Island, film students, and those from the general community who just want to learn more about how Hollywood movies are made by hearing and seeing the masters “who make the movies” in person.

Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults. A box lunch is included with the program fee. Call 323-4705 for more program information. Please RSVP by Monday, September 10 by calling 961-8498 or by email to myoshiyama@co.hawaii.hi.us. Cash or check made out to The County of Hawaii accepted.

Big Island Schedule for the 2011 Hawaii International Film Festival

SCHEDULE BY DATE:

Friday, Oct. 28
7:00 PM – MY KOALOHA STORY

Saturday, Oct. 29
1:00 PM – PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS
4:00 PM – FAMILY OF THE WA’A
7:00 PM – ALOHA BUDDHA + MINKA

Sunday, Oct. 30
12:00 PM – GUZAARISH
3:00 PM – THELMA
6:00 PM – SUBJECTIVE EXPRESSIONS

FILM INFORMATION:

MY KOALOHA STORY
Hawaii Premiere
FRIDAY, OCT. 28 | 7:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

Herb Ohta, Jr and Keith Yoshioka will play prior to the film screening.

MY KOALOHA STORY is a Made in Hawaii “talk story” style documentary-music film about a family owned ukulele business and their special brand of old-school Aloha. What was once a failed plastics business in the midst of bankruptcy is transformed into one of the most highly regarded and beloved
ukulele companies in the world, KoAloha Ukulele.

Director: Gary San Angel
Cast: Daniel Ho, Alvin Okami

PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS
SATURDAY, OCT. 29 | 1:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

BLESSED ASSURANCE
DIRECTOR: Aina Paikai

What if gasoline mysteriously vanished from the Earth?

EBONY SOCIETY
DIRECTOR: Tammy Davis

On a night out stealing two boys break into a house and find themselves confronted with an unexpected situation.

E HO’OMAU! THE MENEHUNE AND THE BIRDS
DIRECTOR: Michael Q. Ceballos

Kehau, a young Menehune boy, and his best friend, a little elepaio bird, discover that a group of men has been killing the birds of the Kaua’i rainforest in order to harvest their feathers faster.

LADY RAZORBACKS
DIRECTOR: Laura Green

When a group of Pacific Islander women start a rugby team, they find an unexpected sanctuary on the field.

LINA ‘LA’ LUSONG
Unshaken by centuries of colonial conquest and the changing tides of occupation, the lusong has endured to heal and feed the people of the land, and to impart a sacred lesson of survival.

DIRECTOR: PIC 2011 MICRONESIAN FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP: GUAM PARTICIPANTS
MANUREWA
DIRECTOR: Sam Peacocke

A multi-stranded, narrative impression of a tragic robbery that took place in Manurewa, New Zealand.

PA’AHANA
Kekoa is a man who wants the best for his daughter, though he cannot achieve what he wants.
DIRECTOR: Lana Dang

HUKI ULUA
Three stages of dating: Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy learns the importance of knowing his roots.
DIRECTOR: Lana Dang

THE WINTER BOY
DIRECTOR: Rachel House

After a troubled relationship, a son finds a reason to let his mother in again.

FAMILY OF THE WA’A
SATURDAY, OCT. 29 | 4:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

This is the story of a journey, both of a canoe and the men and women who paddled it 1,750 miles across the Hawaiian archipelago. It began with the kuleana, or sacred promise, of a young man to his uncle. But it became a life-changing endeavor. But before Kimokeo could fulfill his kuleana, he had to remake himself from the tough, beach bully he had become, into a leader of men and women. In the end, Kimokeo and his fellow wa’a paddlers realize they are each on their own path to Kure.

Director: Alyssa Fedele

MINKA
SATURDAY, OCT. 29 | 7:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

In 1967, an American journalist and a Japanese architect rescued an ancient farmhouse found in the snow country of Japan, and their lives were forever changed. MINKA is an intimate story about architecture, memory and the meaning of home.

Screens with ALOHA BUDDHA
Director: Davina Pardo
SATURDAY, OCT. 29 | 7:00 PM | PALACE THEATER
Japanese Buddhism is fading and the temples are closing. As we talk to elders of the religion, we discover that it has played a key role in shaping Hawaii’s religious identity, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and in establishing Buddhism in America. There is also a movement underway to save the religion – by adding a little aloha into the practice.

Director: Bill Ferehawk, Dylan Robertson

GUZAARISH
SUNDAY, OCT. 30 | 12:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

Once a great magician, Ethan is now a popular radio host due to a spinal injury fourteen years ago. On the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan petitions the court to seek control of his own life. Shocking not only his listeners, but his beloved nurse Sofia as well. The ethics, the morality, the kindness and cruelty of this mission create a storm in all the lives that it envelops and its resolution forms the startling conclusion of Ethan’s remarkable journey.

Director: Sanjay Leela  Bhansali
Cast: Nafisa Ali, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shernaz Patel, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

THELMA
SUNDAY, OCT. 30 | 3:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

Thelma, is a mischievous and tomboyish teenage girl, who loves to run in the fields. One day, disaster strikes and her sister Hannah, is injured and faced with being crippled for life. Her only hope to walk again is an expensive operation. This sets in motion Thelma’s journey to use her gift of strength and speed, run for her sister, rise from desperate poverty, and redeem herself from the past.

Director: Paul Soriano
Cast: Eliza Pineda, Tetchie Agbayani, John Arcilla, Maja Salvador

SUBJECTIVE EXPRESSIONS
SUNDAY, OCT. 30 | 7:00 PM | PALACE THEATER

Shot entirely on location in Hilo, Hawaii, SUBJECTIVE EXPRESSIONS is the first feature-length effort  from 19-year-old director Dominik Walczuk. The film tells the story of Pan, a young twenty-something year-old girl who is not sure what direction she wants to take with her life. But when she decides to try out working-for-housing at a local theater, she begins a path of unexpected self-discovery.

Director: Dominik Walczuk
Cast: Caroline Antilla, Nahko Bear, Caroline Heim, Mikolaj Walczuk, Dominik Walczuk

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale: October 10 – 28, 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday October 28, 6:30 PM – until 15 minutes of the last show has begun October 29 12:30 PM – until 15 minutes of the last show has begun
October 30 11:30 AM – until 15 minutes of the last show has begun

Ticket Prices:
$7 General Admission
$6 Student, Military and Seniors (55+)
$5 Palace ‘Stars’ and HIFF Ohana Members
$35 Three-day-pass

Purchase tickets:

Online: www.hiff.org
By phone: 808.934.7010
In person:
October 10 -30
Palace THEATER
38 Haili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

 

Pahoa Museum Presents New Exhibit Which Depicts Hawaiian Royalty

Media Release:

The Pahoa Village Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings honoring the life of this land by artists Alan Fine and Barry Wilkinson. Fine’s art, which has been exhibited at Hilo’s Palace Theater, depicts Hawaiian Royalty. Wilkinson’s paintings depict an intimate and beautiful reflection of Hawaiian life.

Opening reception is Saturday, October 30, 5-8 pm with live music and refreshments. The show runs through January 16. The Pahoa Village Museum hours are Monday-Saturday 10-5; admission is by donation.  The museum is located at 15-2931 Pahoa Village Road (across the street from the Akebono Theater).