I and all of KoAloha are deeply grateful to HIFF and the judging committee this year for selecting our film to have it’s World Premiere screening in Hawaii. I would not have seen it any other way. It is really a dream come true and a blessing to bring this film first and foremost to where the story originates and that is in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii and home of KoAloha Ukulele.
We are also so lucky to have not just one but THREE SCREENINGS!!! Let me repeat that!! THREE Screenings!!
This is very rare in the film festival world and all of us at KoAloha are extremely ecstatic and hope to bring as many ukulele and KoAloha family there. I really want to make sure we can pack the house at both screenings and send a message to the world that this film needs to be seen by everyone from the mainland and beyond. This film is not your run of the mill ukulele documentary. It is far from that. It is the story of the Okami family, the story of the individual lives they have touched through their ukulele and the power of KoAloha as a message of hope, love, and Ohana.
Mahalo to KoAloha Ukulele, the Okami family, and all who contributed their stories, music, and time to this film. This film would not have been made with out the help of the entire KoAloha Ohana. I thank you so much for believing in this work.
Gary San Angel
My KoAloha Story will have the World Premiere and Screening at three venues:
Saturday, October 15th at 7pm Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki
Sunset on the Beach
Queens Beach, Waikiki (intersection of Kalakaua & Kapahulu)
Parking: Free parking at the Waikiki Shell, Metered parking at the Honolulu Zoo and on Kalakaua Ave (South of Monsarrat).
Public Transportation: Buses B, E, 2, 4, 8, 14, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 42, 98, 201, 202, 203 stop near the intersection of Kapahulu Ave & Kalakaua Ave.
Thursday, October 20th at 6:30pm at Dole Cannery A
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres & IMAX
735 Iwilei Rd Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 528-3653
Parking: Validated parking is available at the Dole Cannery garage. Enter garage on Pacific St.
Public Transportation: Buses 19, 20 stop in front of Dole Cannery.
Driving Directions: How to get to the theater from Waikiki
Friday, October 28 at 7:00PM
Hilo Palace Theatre