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Directed by Gerard Elmore

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

An addict, shunned by his community, is released from prison and goes straight to the beach to test his longtime fear of the ocean. When he sees someone struggling in the water, he is devastated to realize he’s incapable of saving them. Only the ghosts from his past can make him confront his terror, and push through toward redemption and self-forgiveness.

Director: Gerard Elmore
Writer: Holly Sereni
Producer: Holly Sereni, Annie Cusick, Henry Ian Cusick, Brian Keaulana, John Sereni, Karen Kiefer, Karel Polt, Susan King
Executive Producer: Darrin Kaneshiro, Jason Cutinella
Director of Photography: Vince Keala Lucero
Editor: Nick Stone
Production Designer: Kat Wong
Composer: Johnny Helm
Sound Designer: Prahlad Strickland
Music: Johnny Helm
Cast: Bronson Varde, Pashyn Santos, Kaimana Flores, Brandon Karrer, Hayden Jackson, Puʻuwai Roback, Mark “Gooch” Noguchi, Karen Keawehawaii

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Hard to Heart

From reconciling with a sibling to envisioning a parenting plan with a partner, the hardest conversations are with the ones you love. — Eseel Borlasa

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