Movie Under the Stars April 5th

Honolulu CC partners with the Hawaii International Film Festival

Honolulu Community College
Billie K T Lueder, (808) 845-9187
Communications & External Affairs, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 1, 2014

Free movie event at Honolulu CC.
Free movie event at Honolulu CC.

(Honolulu) - On Saturday, April 5th Honolulu Community College will come alive in the evening featuring music, food, and a movie under the stars.  The College’s Student Media Board in partnership with the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival will sponsor a free showing of the Oscar award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom on the campus lawn.

A Movie Under the Stars

Twenty Feet from Stardom
Saturday, April 5, 2014
6 p.m. program and entertainment
7:30 p.m. screening
Green lawn between the Children’s Center and Building 2

This free event is open to the public.  The evening will feature student entertainment from the Music & Entertainment Learning Experience Program more publicly recognized as MELE, and food trucks on the campus mall. 

The Student Media Board, which produces the school’s student newspaper, website and digital signage using student fees, wanted to do something that brings the campus and surrounding community together, said Student Media Board Chair Derek Choi.

“There are a lot of good things happening on our campus and we want to share them with everybody else,” Choi said.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, pillows and picnics.  This is an alcohol-free event.  Parking will be available through the Kōkea Street entrance to the campus.

About the Film
What would a pop song be without the riffs, refrains, and harmonies of its backup vocalists? Although these singers are usually relegated to the margins, and few, if any, become household names, their work has defined countless songs that remain in our hearts and collective consciousness. Twenty Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill (currently on "The Voice") as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists.  The film is directed by Morgan Neville and is 90 minutes long.

About HIFF
As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts.

About Honolulu Community College
Honolulu Community College is located near downtown Honolulu with additional off-site facilities for aeronautic, marine, automotive and heavy equipment programs.  The College offers a strong liberal arts curriculum in addition to a wide range of programs in trades and transportation, and communications and services.  Honolulu CC has been continuously and fully accredited since 1970 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.