Special Showing of ‘KULEANA’ at Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas

May 8, 2018, 9:45 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:57 PM
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By popular demand, Hawai‘i-made KULEANA will be shown at the Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas in on Thursday, May 10,, and have two special screenings that night.

The film will be held over for a week.

This multiple award winning film was shot entirely on Maui with an all-Hawai‘i cast.

The film serves up Hawai‘i’s beauty and culture in a densely layered, noir-style mystery story.

“Kuleana” is the Hawaiian word for spiritual responsibility. In KULEANA, set in Hawai‘i in 1971, a disabled Vietnam vet rediscovers the Hawaiian warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father’s name.


Kristina Anapau (True Blood, Black Swan), one of the film’s stars and executive producers, is a Hilo-native, now living and working in Hollywood.


The film also stars Moronai Kanekoa, Stefan Schaefer, Sonya Balmores (Marvel’s INHUMANS), Vene Chun, Augie T, Marlene Sai, Branscombe Richmond (CHICAGO MED) and Mel Cabang.

KULEANA was written and directed by Brian Kohne and produced by Stefan Schaefer.

Willie K provides an original score; the soundtrack boasts hit songs by Joni Mitchell, Procol Harum, and Tony Orlando and Dawn, with Hawaiian classics of the era by Genoa Keawe, Lena Machado, Sunday Manoa, Sons of Hawaii, Marlene Sai and more.


KULEANA began its statewide theatrical release on March 30, 2018, at theaters throughout Hawai‘i.

Moviegoers enjoyed the film, sharing their comments with Big Island Now—”great,” terrific,” “brilliant,” “it was wonderful,” “loved it,” “it gave me chicken skin.”

Whether you’re a local or a visitor enjoying the day’s gorgeous sun and surf, this could be a wonderful option after dark. Wine and dine while listening to live music on the theater’s covered outdoor lānai before settling into your comfortable loveseat inside the cinema. Or, place your food and beverage order upon entering the lobby and it will delivered to you just in time for the start of the movie.

You can reserve your seat(s) in one of two special showings this Thursday, May 10, at 6 or 8:30 p.m.

Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas is located in Queens’ MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Pacific Media Group, Big Island Now’s parent company, is a shareholder in the film KULEANA.

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