LAST TAXI DANCEDirected by Brayden Yoder
- Drama, Music, Pacific Islander, Social Issues
- English, Hawaiian
- 18 mins
- West Coast premiere
Filmmakers in attendance.
In the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream. But when his dance tickets run out, she is left with a harsh choice – for when the dancing stops, this man will die.
Director, Writer: Brayden Yoder
Executive Producer: Ciara Lacy
Producer: Robert Bates, Concepcion Alicino
Director of Photography: Chapin Hall
Choreographer: Ahnya Chang
Production Design: Alana Bombino
Costumes: Anna Foster
The forces that bond the expansive cultures of Oceania are stories of strength, ingenuity and resilience. This program features films from Hawaii, Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, bringing us from the end of the 19th century and into the contemporary with stories that range from personal trials to revolutionary acts of poetics and survival. – Micki Davis