Leitis in Waiting - Hawaii International Film Festival
Please join us for the Honolulu premiere of LEITIS IN WAITING in the Hawaii International Film Festival, Sat., Nov. 10, 6pm at Regal Cinemas Dole Cannery 18 IMAX & RPX.
The screening kicks-off with a special Tongan cultural performance and will be followed by Q&A with film stars Joey Joleen Mataele and Fatima Reynolds, as well filmmakers Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, and Hinaleimoana Wong.
Continue the conversation at the the official after party at HULA’S BAR & LEI STAND, 134 Kapahulu Ave, Waikiki - 8:00pm-12:00am. Present your HIFF ticket for FREE admission at the door.
LEITIS IN WAITING is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of gender and sexual minorities fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their south Pacific Kingdom.
The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a princess, shelters a young contestant rejected by her family, and spars with American-financed evangelicals threatening to resurrect colonial-era laws that criminalize LGBT lives. With unexpected humor and extraordinary grace, Joey's emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking who you are.
The HIFF event will also highlight the film's impact campaign, focused on using community events to promote human rights and challenge the colonial-era laws still on-the-books in seven Pacific countries that criminalize and stigmatize the lives of gender and sexual minorities.
Co-Presented by Hulas Bar and Lei Stand
Organisé par Hula's Bar And Lei Stand
Sam. 10 novembre 2018 de 18h00 à 20h00
HI 96817 Honolulu US