NERD SPRING BREAK: DOCUMENTARY FILMS TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN IN GEAR
Date: March 23, 2015, - March 25, 2015
Time: All screenings start at 6:00 PM
Location: Kaka'ako Agora, 441 Cooke Street
Free screenings at 6pm at Kaka‘ako Agora. Popcorn and beverages provided!
Monday, March 23
Documenting Hawai'i Past and Present
This shorts program showcases a selection of treasured historical moving image and film from Hawaii's past from the ‘Ulu‘Ulu Archives - including new additions to the archives not yet available to the public. The program also features two short documentaries by Vince Ricafort, Mikey Inouye and Christine Yuan about Honolulu youth engaging in image-making of their own.
Tuesday, March 24
Screening of "Ivory Tower" (2014) followed by discussion on higher ed and Hawai‘i with Manulani Aluli Meyer. As tuition rates skyrocket and student loan debt passes the $1 trillion mark, "Ivory Tower" asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, Emmy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Wednesday March 25
Food (+ Land)
Screening of "The Garden" (2008) preceded by excerpts from documentaries on local struggles over land access in Hawaii. The Academy Award nominated feature film depicts the success and struggles of the largest urban farm in the U.S. Created in response to the 1992 L.A. riots, the 14-acre garden in South Central Los Angeles flourished before a back room real estate deal threatened its future.
Kaka‘ako Agora is located at 441 Cooke Street (between Auahi and Pohukaina St)
Free street parking throughout the Our Kaka‘ako neighborhood
The stop for The Bus line #6 is 2 blocks mauka at Cooke St/Queen St, several bus lines stop 1.5 blocks makai at Cooke St/Ala Moana Blvd.