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    ’19 Park City Sundance, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Month”

    It is a day before Sundance and my father e-mails (rare) in good spirits, and appreciation for sticking through rough legal academic battles that impacted our family staring in my adolescence.  In response, I expressed my pride and thanked him for the good example of hard work, and justice echoed. Without this beautiful and tumultuous life I wouldn’t find myself here now, in Park City at the Sundance festival! Sheer luck had it, that an assignation’s birthday, would fall be at the time of the festival. I had a one chance choice and decided immediately when my eyes fell upon the picture of a Maori cinematographer and her little boy.…

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    Movies & Directors I love

    [smartslider3 slider=4] Great movies transcend time and space and connect us all intimately. They are powerful and have helped me through cloudy days.  If I could meet my favorite movie directors would be (Forever list): Strictly Ballroom:From a Ballroom background, the star feels a different beat and follows what feels good 90s Australia -Baz Luhrmann Dangerous Beauty: Based on a True Story, a Poetess/Courtesan saved Venice, during the Inquisition – Marshall Herskovitz The Prestige: Two magicians Battle for the best show and take it too far 19th Century London – Christopher Nolan Pan’s Labryinth: Young Girl’s quest to purity 1944 Spain -Guillermo del Toro Amelie Poulin: Enigmatic Young Woman, tests…