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TATTOO FILM FEST. OPENING: SKIN STORIES -with- CHIEF (short)

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM

Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Phone: (808) 532-8768
Email: aalgar@honolulumuseum.org
Website: http://www.honolulmuseum.org
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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.

Skin Stories
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