PG-13  |  1 hour 35 minutes • Archived

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Movie poster image for "KULEANA"

Join us for exclusive Q&A discussions with Director Brian Kohne and members of the KULEANA Cast.

  • Friday, March 30 following the 7:30pm show
  • Saturday, March 31 following the 7:30pm Show


On Maui, childhood friends Nohea and Kim discover the true meaning of kuleana in a deadly clash between traditional Hawaiian values and the American Dream. Nohea, a tough local boy,
returns disabled from Vietnam, and struggles to reconcile his old-fashioned upbringing with the present day. Forced to face up to his responsibilities as the chosen protector of his Grandma's
property and his family name, Nohea is determined to leave behind the daily struggle of island life. Kim, long presumed dead after her tragic disappearance at age ten, mysteriously returns to
her childhood home on a mission of her own. On decidedly different paths to salvation, the unlikely pair share a common nemesis.

KULEANA is an intense and insightful story unafraid to ask tough questions such as “what is a Hawaiian?”. Ancestral spirits and modern day warriors also contribute to the fight as Nohea and Kim learn the most important lesson: kuleana is not a burden; it is a privilege.

Directed By

Brian Kohne

Written By

Brian Kohne


Moronai Kanekoa, Kristina Anapau, Sonya Balmores 


English, Hawaiian and Japanese with English subtitles

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