TATTOO FILM FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
Tattoo Honolulu Film Festival Opening night reception
June 23 6-7:30pm
Enjoy food, wine and beer for purchase. Director Emiko Omori will introduce her film Skin Stories at 7:30pm. $15, $12 museum members.
Directed by Emiko Omori. USA, New Zealand, Samoa, 2003, 60 mins.
This film traces the roots of Pacific Islands tattoo traditions, from the Maori full-face moko, to the 2,000-year-old pe‘a of Samoan chiefs. Tatau has been rescued from the brink of extinction by a new generation of artists committed to cultural survival.
-with – Chief (short)
Directed by Brett Wagner. USA, 2008, 21 mins. English & Samoan with English subtitles
Semu Fatutoa, a Honolulu taxi driver, was once a village chief in Samoa, but tragedy compelled him to cover his tattoos and flee his home. His life changes when a Hawaiian girl desperately needs his help. Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival