Mixed bag of indies at Doris Duke Theatre
The Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts has been a fount of independent films that never make it to Honolulu multiplexes. The theater's schedule through May includes martial-arts classics, documentaries, award-winning dramas and the gay-themed Rainbow Film Festival.
Tickets are $7 general, $6 seniors, students and military, $5 museum members. 532-8768, www.honoluluacademy.org.
The series "Heroic Grace: The Chinese Martial Arts Film, Part II" continues through Sunday. The films — all unrated and subtitled — are:
David Jiang plays a warrior whose comeback is prompted by the death of his comrade.
7:30 p.m. today
The last disciple of Venoms House is on a quest to bring to justice his five formidable predecessors, all of whom have become criminals.
4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Eighteen weaponry and combat styles are showcased in what some consider one of the greatest martial-arts dramas.
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Underground documentary follows the 1980s punk-rock band The Minutemen.
Continuing at 1 and 4 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday
7:30 p.m. Monday; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; and 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 21
Based on the true story of Germany's anti-Nazi heroine Scholl, who was captured and interrogated by the Gestapo.
1 p.m. April 22; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 23; 7:30 p.m. April 24; 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 25-27
Documentary follows a program that takes 12-year-old boys from Baltimore's most violent ghettos to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya.
1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 28; 1 and 4 p.m. April 29; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 30; 7:30 p.m. May 1; 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 2
A small-time crook decides to sell his infant son, then decides he wants him back. Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 3-4; 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 5-7
A local disaster, a globalization lesson. In the 1960s, the enormous Nile perch was introduced into central Africa's Lake Victoria. It wiped out nearly all other species but is a bonanza for multinational corporations that traded fish for weapons. 2006 Oscar nominee. This film made its Honolulu debut in September as part of the University of Hawai'i's Cinema Series.
1 p.m. May 5-7
A portrait of the manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist.
7:30 p.m. May 8; 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 9-11; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 12
Heidi, 16, comes to understand the true meaning of love in this coming-of-age story.
1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 13; 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 14; 7:30 p.m. May 15; 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 16-18
Gretchon Mol stars as the 1950s pin-up girl whose erotic poses led to a Senate investigation in to pornography.
1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 21; 1 p.m. May 22; 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 23-24, 1 p.m. May 25; 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 30-31