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The instantly recognizable Stanley Kubrick and his short, one-point perspective.
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Fall is home to our biggest annual festival and the coming months offer a steady diet of independent cinematic delicacies.

Hawaii International Film Festival

Now in its 32nd year–its second with partner Halekulani–HIFF plans a tight, focused 2012 festival: 140 films, down from 200 last year, according to Executive Director Chuck Boller. But there will be a musical event at Hawaii Theatre again. Films and showtimes soon; watch the HIFF website.

Thu 10/11–Sun, 10/21; []

Interisland Terminal Music Docs Fest

Four fresh offerings screen at Interisland Terminal’s R&D artspace in Kakaako.

691 Auahi St., $5 suggested, []

Charles Bradley, Soul of America

At 62, after a lifetime of struggle and dreams, a soul singer becomes an overnight success.

Screens with shorts “Kubrick//One-Point Perspective” and “Breakbot — Baby I’m Yours.” Tue 9/25, 7pm

Big Easy Express

Mumford & Sons, with other indie-roots-folk artists, journey from San Francisco to New Orleans.

Screens with Henry and Rel’s “A Brief History of John Baldessari.” Wed 9/26, 7pm

Blank City

Jim Jarmusch, John Waters and other artist icons remember wild ‘70s and ‘80s New York. Much now on the film and music scene emerged from that time.

Screens with Dai Dai Tran’s “The Beat” and Nelson George’s “All Hail the Beat.” Thu 9/27, 7pm

Shut Up And Play The Hits: The Final Days Of LCD Soundsystem

Widely described as “The Last Waltz” for the millenial generation and the best concert film in years, this doc chronicles the 48 hours surrounding LCD Soundsystem’s farewell show at Madison Square Garden.

Fri 9/28, 7pm

Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Museum of Art

With frequent festials, the Friends of Film Friday program and regular “indie” presentations, “the Doris” is a beloved standby.

Check [] for details. Some highlights over the next month:

The Island President

Then-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed works against time and indifference to save his low-lying nation from the rising seas. With music by Radiohead.

Tue 9/18 — Thu 9/20, 1 and 7:30pm; Fri 9/21, 1pm

La Cenerentola – A fairytale from Torino

A mixed-media operatic cinema, the tale of Cinderella comes to life across gorgeous Torino and against Rossini’s unforgettable score.

Sun 9/23, 1&6pm, $20-25

The Dynamiter

An intimate coming-of-age tale set in rural Mississippi, director Matthew Gordon’s first feature has won strong praise on the festival circuit.

Thu 9/27 and Fri 9/28, 1pm

La Yuma

The first Nicaraguan-made feature film in two decades explores the dreams of an aspiring boxer from the barrio and the relationships with people on Managua’s other side that may help her make it out.

Tue 10/2, 1 and 7:30pm


The music of Philip Glass animates this Polish noir about a woman’s desperate gamble to preserve her inheritance.

Thu 10/4, 1pm; Sun 10/7, 1, 4 and 6:30pm; Tue 10/9 and Wed 10/10, 1 and 7:30pm; Thu 10/11, 1pm

Euro Cinema Hawaii Film Fest

Ten international films include Rust and Bone, Barbara, Beyond the Hills, Quartet, Sister, Caesar Must Die, Camille Rewinds and Diva. Regal Cannery Stadium, 735 Iwilei Rd., 10/11–10/21, [].