GET A JOB: Local Production's TWO Oahu Screenings THIS Weekend

Capped with pre-film concerts by Barefoot Natives (Friday) and Henry Kapono (Saturday), plus discussion with actors/director.

GET A JOB: Local Production's TWO Oahu Screenings THIS Weekend

Surely by now you’ve heard the steadily building buzz surrounding the Hawai‘i film Get a Job, which was shot entirely on location in Maui last summer and featured a veritable who’s who of Hawaiian notables. What you may not have known was that since its premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) last October, it has garnered “Best Comedy” awards at film festivals that include Detroit and Ventura, as well as “Juror’s Choice” awards at Las Vegas and Marbella film festivals. And while it’s one thing for Pacific islanders to “get” island humor, it’s quite another to be recognized “off the rock,” as we say.

If you haven’t had the opportunity—and most of us haven’t—to catch a screening, this is your lucky week. The O‘ahu premiere of Get a Job is taking place with back-to-back shows this Friday and Saturday, August 12 & 13, at Chinatown’s Hawaii Theatre.

To make things extra special, director Brian Kohne has arranged for a pre-screening concert by the Barefoot Natives on Friday night (Willie K. and Eric Gilliom of the Natives share star billing in the film), while Saturday night Henry Kapono (who also appears in the film) will take the stage. Following both screenings, a Q&A session with the filmmakers and director will ensue.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to get posters (handed out free before screening) signed by the cast and crew of the film. And, if the event couldn’t sound any better; all proceeds from the first screening will go towards the continued restoration and maintenance of the hsitoric Hawaii Theatre.

Local stars who appear in the film include: Eric Gilliom, Willie K., Amy Hanai‘ali‘i, Jake Shimabukuro, Henry Kapono, Augie T., Mick Fleetwood and the recently departed cultural icon, Charles Ka‘upu, to whom the film is now dedicated.

Get a Job was produced entirely in Hawai‘i as an independent film—a message that director Kohne (and others attached to the movie) are spreading throughout the creative communities as an example of what can be accomplished without mainland/outside investments, both financially and creatively.

Both screenings are open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can order tickets by calling the Hawaii Theatre (or booking online) at: 526-0506, or  www.hawaiitheatre.com


Get a Job was produced entirely in Hawai‘i as an independent film—a message that director Kohne (and others attached to the movie) are spreading throughout the creative communities as an example of what can be accomplished without mainland/outside investments, both financially and creatively.