Doris Duke Theatre

Rainbow Film Festival: Long weekend of must-see films+

The 21st Rainbow Film Festival kicked off last night with actor Mindy Cohn in attendance. (Here she is with Whole...

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‘Ôiwi Film Festival opening night: Kanikapila!+

The ‘Ôiwi Film Festival, now running at the Doris Duke Theatre through May 26, got off to a lively start...

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Duets is going to be amazing+

Last night I sat in on a rehearsal for the Doris Duke Theatre’s first multicultural dance program—”Duets: Exploring Dance Through...

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Movies at the Academy 72 years ago+

Way before Doris Duke Theatre was even built, the Academy was showing movies. We’re talking silent films in Central Courtyard...

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William Kelso wows crowd at Doris Duke+

About 180 people filled Doris Duke Theatre for archeologist William Kelso’s free talk, and the history and archeology buffs weren’t...

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Free movies all weekend: Pacific Islands Film Festival+

The second Pacific Islands Film Festival: Cultural Forum Through Film starts today at the Doris Duke Theatre. ”These films represent the...

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Archeologist William Kelso coming to the Academy in August+

Back in 2007, the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown was big news. It was a National Geographic cover...

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2nd Annual Surf Film Festival opened to full house+

Opening night of the 2nd Annual Surf Film Festival sold out on Friday, and pro surfers Kekoa Cazimero, Jason Shibata,...

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Oscar winner to attend Rainbow Film Fest 5/24+

Dustin Lance Black, left, took the Oscar for best original screenplay for “Milk.” Now he drops into paradise for the...

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Meet ‘Herb and Dorothy’ at next Friends of Film Friday+

In November I posted an item about the Academy having the honor of being named the recipient of 50 works...

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Richie Mehta coming to Friends of Film Friday 2/20!+

Film Curator Gina Caruso just got word that Indian-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, whose “Amal” was the hit of last year’s...

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Buy the auteur theory? Come see Alain Robbe-Grillet’s films+

Alain Robbe-Grillet is best known as the creator of the Nouveau Roman and screenwriter of Alain Resnais’ cinegeek wetdream ‘Last...

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Liked ‘Slumdog’? Try the Bollywood Film Festival+

After recounting the harrowing childhoods of two orphaned street urchins, current international movie hit “Slumdog Millionaire” bursts into a song-and-dance...

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Who do they think they are?+

If you missed the documentary “Who Does She Think She Is?” at Friends of Film Friday this month, your second...

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‘America the Beautiful’ dissects the beauty industry at Doris Duke this week+

Filmmaker Darryl Roberts was at the Academy in October to present his documentary “America the Beautiful” at Friends of Film...

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Don Ed Hardy goes to Doris Duke Theatre+

Don Ed Hardy, the tattoo godfather and artist, came to Friends of Film Friday at Doris Duke Theatre on Nov...

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Meet Salif Traore on Saturday at Doris Duke Theatre+

What is life like in a remote village on the banks of the mighty Niger River in Mali? Do you...

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Why doesn’t this film have a distributor? See ‘Skin’ on Saturday!+

Don’t miss Anthony Fabian‘s hard-hitting film “Skin” when it plays at Doris Duke Theatre on Saturday and Monday (that’s Sophie...

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‘Iron Ladies of Liberia’ storms Doris Duke Friday and Sunday+

Yesterday the directors of the AFI Project 20/20 films that are screening at the Doris Duke Theatre this week, as...

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New York filmmaker Sascha Paladino at Doris Duke tonight! Special offer for Honolulu Symphony members+

Sascha Paladino (pictured left) is banjo superstar Bèla Fleck’s half brother. What a talented family. Fleck went to Africa to...

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Friends of Film Friday returns Oct. 10+

Film Curator Gina Caruso works her patootie off to keep the Doris Duke Theatre film program in the same loop...

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