Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival 

The 28th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival starts tonight at at 8pm with the Opening Night film “The Divine Weapon,” a historical piece on the Joseon Dynasty of Korea.

The film festival then runs non-stop until the 18th with another Korean film, “The Good, The Bad, and The Weird.”

For the atypicalLIVING crew, we got three films that we have in mind to check out during the festival.  First up is “Follow Your Heart,” a look at the changing face of Chinese youth and their mashing-up of old world Chinese traditions with the new school hip-hop mentality.  

Next is “Beautiful Losers,” a documentary on the new movement of DIY artists becoming the mainstream.

And, of course, we HAVE to be there for the David Choe documentary, “Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe.” We hear that SOMEONE might be in town, but you didn’t hear it from us.

And, we’ll be there at the Loft next Tuesday for the Music Video showcase.  We’ll have more info on that next week.

But, HIFF is just one of those events that is always a good time.  Whatever your taste in movies, there’s something that will whet your appetite.  There’s a couple of anime films out there, The Bob Marley film about “Exodus,” and, much like the Spring Festival, there’s an “Extreme Asia” collection of films that will appeal to your Tarantino side.  “Cyborg She” looks like a winner as well.

For more info and to buy tickets, check out the HIFF Film Schedule.

For more on the festival, check out the HIFF website.