The Magic of Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Blue Note Hawaii

I hate cigarette smoke. I just do. It weaves through the tight curls in my hair, adheres to my skin like chalk dust,  and condemns...

Local short film, The Bridge, wins award

Hawaii-based filmmaker Cindy Iodice (Writer/Director) is the recipient of the prestigious Accolade Award of Recognition for her short film. The Bridge is a narrative...

Taj Mahal brings soul stirring authenticity to premier of American Epic at HIFF

By Rob Kay American Epic, the upcoming PBS documentary on roots music which premiered on HIFF’s opening night, couldn’t have had a better advance man...

Q&A with Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford

by Rob Kay Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford is an independent, Honolulu-based documentary filmmaker with a passion for social issues, cultural and women’s stories. Born and raised...

Q&A with Janice Villarosa–Director of “Shunned” — A timely documentary of Transgender Women in...

I will be the first to admit I know very little about the world of transgender women. (Or, for that matter, transgender men).  However, my understanding...