My KoAloha Story at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival has shown KoAloha Ukulele knows how to put out the Aloha red carpet!! With packed crowds at the Sunset on the Beach at Waikiki and at the Dole Cannery Theatre screenings in Honolulu, folks were out in full force showing their KoAloha spirit and support for the film.
And in that special Okami family style fashion, all the folks who came to Dole Cannery were invited to celebrate, eat, drink of course, and talk story about this special film at The Willows restaurant right after the screening.
Tonight’s screening takes us to the Big Island and to the very famous Hilo Palace Theatre. KoAloha’s very own Herb Ohta Jr. will be playing a set before the screening and a few other special guests too! To open up the festival at Hilo is really such an honor and we are all so glad to close this set of Hawaii screenings with HIFF in Hilo.
This is a Made in Hawaii story and wrapping up the screening in the Big Island of Hawaii is very special to all of us. We only hope that through these screenings we can cross pollinate and share the KoAloha Story from island to island and to the mainland and beyond.
I will leave you with this touching TWEET from my brother in Hawaii who shares his thoughts beautifully –
“As I sit in the aftermath of @HIFF, I am teary reflecting on all the love that drives our little business. So many people carry us” – Alan Okami
If you are so moved please share your review or your story with us today here on koalohastory.com
Gary San Angel – Director
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