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Free Big Island Film Festival starts today at The Shops at Mauna Lani


Big Island Film Festival 2009 Summer Series presents handpicked short and feature films

Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i – The Big Island Film Festival will show a handpicked collection of independent film under the stars on Friday, June 19 and Friday, June 26 at The Shops at Mauna Lani.

Dubbed the “Big Island Film Festival 2009 Summer Series,” the free screenings are a unique partnership between the Big Island Film Festival and the Kohala Coast’s premier shopping destination in an effort to celebrate the independent narrative filmmaker and independent narrative films.

Short and feature films will show on the outdoor jumbo screen at center stage beginning at 7 p.m. both nights. See attached full schedule for specific films and times.

Big Island Film Festival 2009 Summer Series Schedule

Friday, June 19
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

1. The Plastic Perils of the Pacific
:04 minutes
A charming crab (designed by a 4-year -old girl) stars in this animated film about the dangers posed to animals by
plastic waste in our ocean.

2. On My Way to Pele
:08 minutes
A man dreams of flying over Hawaii’s Big Island and discovers Pele in the process. (Filmed on Hawaii Island)

3. Sadie Turns Seven
:10 minutes
On her seventh birthday, a young girl takes daring action.

4. Occupied
:09 minutes
She’s waiting at the airport; the hand-over is successful. All moves have been carefully studied. The goal is clearly
within reach. Let the mission begin. (from Austria)

5. A Driving Lesson
:18 minutes
Silence is broken on a quiet country road during a driving lesson collision.

6. Home for Good
:10 minutes
Amy Trentham dreams of one thing: her young husband returning home from the war. When that happens, everything will be perfect.

7. Tea Time with a Stranger
:16 minutes
A man is in the process of robbing a house when he realizes, to his shock, that the elderly woman homeowner is
still home.

8. Dear Sweet Emma
:05 minutes
As the search is given up for Emma’s latest husband, Tucker, a private look reveals that Emma has a secret and
uncontrollable dark side. The sweetest angel and favorite citizen of Fishtickle would indeed pose an uncomfortable dilemma for all if her problem were ever found out.

Friday, June 26
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

1. Struck
:07 minutes
Struck by an arrow that won’t come out, Joel resolves to live with his unusual affliction.

2. Expiration Date
1:35 Feature Film
This romantic fable tells us of Charles whose grandfather and father were both killed by milk trucks on their 25th birthdays. By the way, Charles is about to turn 25.

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