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SONGS OF LOVE

FROM HAWAII (2024)

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A musical drama film that takes you on
a journey of untold stories of sacrifice, love,
and unbreakable bonds of the first Korean
immigrants in Hawaii. 

Synopsis

Embark on a captivating musical odyssey through the diverse history of Korean American immigrants in Hawaiʻi. This film intricately weaves together three distinct episodes, seamlessly blending historical narratives with soul-stirring musical performances. The first episode takes audiences on a 120-year journey of Korean American history, delving into the aspirations that drove these pioneers. Through previously unseen archival images and footage, viewers are transported to the heart of the immigrant experience. The second episode tenderly portrays the life of Lim Ok Soon, a "picture bride," accompanied by the enchanting musical prowess of Grammy-winning violist Richard Youngjae O'Neil. The film crescendos in its final episode, a heartfelt musical tribute to the souls resting in Molokaʻi's Kalaupapa. Through haunting renditions of 'Aloha Oe' and other classics, violinist Chee-yun and Ignace 'Iggy' Jang, accompanied by the soulful slack-key guitar of Keola Beamer, pay homage to these departed souls, creating a moving cinematic experience. "Songs of Love" made its world premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival in October 2023, and it was also officially invited to the Portugal International Film Festival.

See One Pager of Songs of Love from Hawai'i 

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Screening Schedule

[ Honolulu, Hawaii Community Screening ]

  • July 31, 2024: As part of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) Free Outdoor Film Series 

  • September 26, 2024: "Songs of Love" set to broadcast state wide on PBS Hawaiʻi 

  • October 20, 2024: At Honolulu Museum of Art
     

[ South Korea Nationwide Theatrical release in September 2024 ]

Past Screenings:

[ LA & OC, California Community screenings, May 2024 ]

  • May 17, 4:30 PM, CGV Cinemas Los Angeles
     

  • May 18, 10:45 AM, CGV Cinemas Los Angeles
     

  • May 19, 11AM, CGV Cinemas Buena Park

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Sneak Peek into Our World Premiere Moments :

43rd Hawaii International Film Festival!