HONOKAA PEOPLE'S THEATRE

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Regular Movie Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens 65 and older, $3 Children ages 12 and under

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UPCOMING EVENTS
     MOVIES:  COMING SOON
DECEMBER  9 & 12:  MOVIE   BURNED   WILL WOOD BECOME THE NEW COAL?
DECEMBER 9   MOVIE:  STOKE - FACE THE FIRE
DECEMBER 16   ECSTATIC DANCE
DECEMBER 20  HONOKAA HIGH ENSEMBLE TALENT SHOW
JANUARY 5   CONCERT:  JUDY COLLINS
JANUARY 25   CONCERT:  JOHNNY NICHOLAS BAND wih Honokaa Hi Jazz Band

 
 

MOVIE:  BURNED  ARE TREES THE NEW COAL?              

 

 

WEDNESDAY     DECEMBER 12    7 PM

SUNDAY     DECEMBER 16    7 PM

 
This film couldn't be more timely as the Hamakua Community questions the viability and impacts of Hu Honua Wood Burning Facility in Pepe'ekeo.  Here, the dangerous greenwashing of a destructive and exploitive industry exposed:
 
 

BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?

A film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton

“This film elicited a powerful and passionate response from our audience this year with many saying they had no idea about this issue and its devastating impacts. BURNED reveals the shocking destruction of our forests for fuel and the resultant rise in carbon emissions that exceed those of coal-burning.”

Audience Choice Award, American Conservation Film Festival Committee

BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass electric power industry.

BURNED is a feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the latest electric power industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use.

Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with verité-style footage shot across the U.S. and in the EU and UK, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet’s climate.

Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.

MALAMA HAMAKUA

     Here on the Big Island local community and environmental groups are concerned with the opening of Hu Honua Wood Burning facility in Pepe'ekeo, fearing it has misrepresented it's environmental impacts and intent for area residents. Five groups have requested  Dept. of Health contested case hearings about the project, including Pepeekeo Shoreline Fishing Committee, Surfrider Foundation, Life of the Land, Sierra Club, and local resident Claudia Rohr.Residents cite concern that Hu Honua has neither conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Community members are calling for this basic environmental oversight of the facility which proposes to spew 300,000 tons a year of Greenhouse Gas emissions from their smokestack, which is significantly greater than coal per megawatt hour of electricity produced. The facility also proposes to clearcut some 20,000 acres of trees in it's first 8 years.  It will withdraw 21 million gallons of water per day from the Hakalau aquifer, add chemicals and heat and reinject into the Aquifer at 88 degrees F.  Water usage for the entire Hamakua Coastline from Waipio to Wailuku rivers is 17 million gallons per day.  Hu Honua and Department of Health have modeled that it will take 50 days average before the discharge water reaches the ocean.  At 20 million gallons per day injection, it is easy to compute that 1 billion gallons of this polluted water will be mixing into the Hakalau Aquifer.  

    Meanwhile in Waimea, a solar farm with battery storage is expected to be operational by 2022 at a proposed 11cents per kWh compared to Hu Honua’s 21 cents, while other solar and wind projects for the island are being reviewed as well.

 

 

 

HONOKAA HIGH SCHOOL ENSEMBLE TALENT SHOW            

THURSDAY    DECEMBER 20    (7 PM)

 

THE ENSEMBEL TALENT SHOW IS ALWAYS A REAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE MUSICAL YEAR IN HONOKAA.  AND THE OBVIOUS REASON IS THAT THESE KIDS ARE AMAZING, THE COMBINATION OF RAW TALENT WITH GARY WASHBURNS SKILLED AND GUIDING HANDS MAKES HONOKAA HIGH MUSIC SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.

 

 

MOVIE:   STOKE - ON THE ROAD TO LAVA              

SUNDAY    DECEMBER 9   (7 PM)

Big Island Made Lava Film ‘STOKE’ Tours State

The Hawai‘i-made independent film Stoke is slated to screen across Hawai‘i Island, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i from December through February following a premiere at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival on Nov. 10, 2018.

A feature length drama shot on Hawai‘i Island in 2017, Stoke follows Jane (Caitlin Holcombe), a struggling tourist who hires two wannabe guides to take her to an active volcano. The road-trip film was partially shot in front of Kīlauea volcano’s famous 2017 “lava hose”—a 40 foot river of lava pouring into the Pacific Ocean.

Alive with vivid Hawaiian landscapes, Stoke is a fun, fresh take on the road trip genre, as weird and wild as Hawai‘i Island itself. The story dips from playful to dark as the characters journey from one end of Hawai‘i Island to the other en route to the volcano. While Jane struggles to let go of a grievous past, tension grows as Dusty (Ka‘uhane Lopes) and Po (Randall Galius Junior) grapple with the tourism industry created by their volcano until an untimely detour sends the group in an unexpected direction. Also featured in the film are Hawai‘i-based actors Kimee Balmilero (Hawai‘i 5.0, Magnum PI) and Po‘okela award winner Danielle Zalopany.

 

 

KALANI SOUZA & FRIENDS             

SUNDAY   DECEMBER 16    10 AM

 

T​his program has been postponed.  Please stay tuned for updates.  Still in the planning stages

 

CONCERT:  JOHN CRUZ & FAMILY           

SATURDAY    DECEMBER 22    7 PM

    

 

This program has been postponed.  Please stay tuned for updates.  Probably in January or February.  

CONCERT:  JUDY COLLINS           

SATURDAY    JANUARY 5     7 PM

 
 

 

 HULA HALAU O ALOHA

Classes Every Tuesday (3- 4:30pm) & Wednesday  (2:30- 4:30pm)
 

 

For the last thirty years or so Aunty Aloha Delarosa and family have been guiding keiki thru teen hula Auana and Tahitian at the People's Theatre.  Drop in during class time on regular days (see People's Theatre schedule on web for holidays) to join the family or for more info contact Aloha Delarosa via facebook!

 

 

 

 ECSTATIC DANCE

SUNDAY   (4:30 PM)   OCTOBER 21

 

Come and treat yourself to the experience of free-form movement to world-rhythms mixed live at the event.

Ecstatic Dance is a place to dance “from the inside out” and connect with like-minded people of all ages in a safe and non-judgmental space. Given the large amount of people that may show up to the event and the nature of our free-form movement, for liability purposes this dance is open to anyone aged 13 years or older only.

In its most basic definition it is free-form movement/dance inspired by music, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the grace or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance as if nobody is watching! It is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation that develops a direct body-spirit connection. Let your body and inner guide be your teachers.

No dance experience or partner is necessary. It's a perfect outlet for those who think they can't dance and for experienced dancers alike. It is free-form, not a structured dance. It is also not a social dance. It is an environment without observers or conversation, where you can feel safe to try new things and really push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
1. Move however you wish.
2. No talking on the dance floor or altar - low whispers off the floor please.
3. No shoes on the dance floor.
4. Water breaks to be taken off the dance floor.