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Kathy With a K – Words and Stuff blog (November 4, 2021)

(ICYMI and fun bits to catch up on!)

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(above) 2021. Hawaii International Film Festival 41 runs November 4 through November 14, 2021 (on Oahu).


I saw HIFF related films including “Parasite”, “What We Do in the Shadows”, “Minari”, and “Waikiki” in theatres and online. The greatest of this film festival is the ability to showcase homegrown talent and welcome an array of filmmakers to our shores. The stories reflect so much of what happens in our islands because of the mix of cultures, economic backgrounds, and to see ourselves on the screen is remarkable! Animation, short films, and blockbuster features are found at the Hawaii International Film Festival… SEE MORE


In case you have not been spotting Daniel Dae Kim (“The Good Doctor”,”LOST”, “Hawaii Five-O”) around town, he will be heard next on the Netflix live-action series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (Deadline.com) READ MORE


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 was inducted over the weekend and included The Go-Go’s! Daytime talker-slash-actor-producer Drew Barrymore was there to do the honors and if you want more on the California punk-to-rock-to-Top 40 chart toppers’ life on the rise, you can pick up their book, “MADE IN HOLLYWOOD: ALL ACCESS TO THE GO-GO’S”. Drummer Gina Schock spoke will Billboard on her hot takes from the weekend and more… (Billboard.com) READ MORE


Tomorrow (Friday, November 5, 2021) is First Friday in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown! Check out the Art Galleries, Restaurants, and Music for free between 5pm and 9pm…