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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, November 2, 2001

Movie Scene
Jurors are film-industry notables

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Hawai'i International Film Festival information

Advertiser Staff

Among the films nominated for the Golden Maile Award are, clockwise from above, "Season of Guavas," "Firefly Dreams" and "Bungee Jumping of Their Own." The award is the top prize voted by guest jurors.


An international slate of movie personalities — on screen and off — will serve as jurors at the 21st annual Hawai'i International Film Festival.

They include:

• Diane Baker, who made her movie debut in "The Diary of Anne Frank" and acted in many 20th Century Fox features over the years. In recent times, she appeared in "Silence of the Lambs," "The Net" and "The Cable Guy," and will be seen in a festival film, "Harrison's Flowers."

• Emily Lu, who has written and directed two films: "Woman Soup" and "Kangaroo Man," previously screened at the festival. She also produced Ang Lee's first feature film, "Pushing Hands," and is working on "The Wall," a contemporary road movie.

• Edward Guthmann, a staff writer and film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has produced a documentary, "Return to Cameron," which has been aired on the Public Broadcasting System.

• Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, now a Kaua'i resident, who has co-starred in films such as "The Last Emperor," "Mortal Kombat," "Rising Sun," "Snow Falling on Cedars," "Planet of the Apes" and "Pearl Harbor."

• Bey Logan, a prominent figure in the Hong Kong film industry, who introduced Chow Yun Fat and Jackie Chan to American audiences. His work as an actor, producer and director has had significant impact on nearly every major Hong Kong release. He has produced or directed numerous Chan vehicles, including the upcoming "Highbinders," set for 2002 release.