The Indie smash hit from Hawai`i comes to Nevada City, spreading the spirit of aloha! After many months of preparation Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo is honored to present this film, with permission from Hula Nation Filmworks. Directed by Keo Woolford, the film is thought to be based on a true story about how a now well-known Kumu Hula (master hula teacher) found his ancestral roots as a young man during the resurgence of Hawaiian culture during the 1970’s.
Saturday – March 8, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
The Magic Theatre
107 Argall Way
Nevada City, CA
Film Synopsis from THE HAUMĀNA website:
Jonny Kealoha is the charismatic host of a struggling Waikiki Polynesian lū`au show. To everyone’s surprise, including his own, he is appointed as the successor to a high school boy’s hula class when his former Kumu Hula passes away. He becomes as much a student as a teacher through the demands of leading the boys to a significant cultural event and rediscovers the sanctity of the culture he had previously abandoned.
With choreography and cultural consulting by Robert Cazimero, Lanakila Casupang, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter and Kaipo Hale the film is a not only a tribute to a culture so many love, but a view into the world of Hula.
Purchase tickets early. This event will sell out and tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door.
Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance at The BriarPatch box office in Grass Valley or by phone at (530) 913-4553.