The movies have started running, but last night the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (HRFF) officially celebrated its month of international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) films showing at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre every weekend.
Businessman Jack Law started the film festival in 1989, and — now in its 27th year — it is one of the longest-running LGBT film festivals in the country. The HRFF has presented hundreds of documentaries, feature films, shorts and animations from around the world, with special consideration given to Hawaii-based filmmakers.
This red carpet event at the Honolulu Museum of Art Luce Courtyard featured some of the actors and filmmakers from this year’s films, as well as other VIP delegates, music from DJ Globes, and performances by Universal Showqueen 2016 Jerrica Benton and drag performer Cara Mel. Attendees also enjoyed food and drink stations from Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, Fresh Box, Chiko’s Tavern, Chef Chai, Cafe Kaila, The Baker & Butcher, The Pig & The Lady, La Tour Cafe, and Rumfire Waikiki. Volunteers from presenting sponsor Bank of Hawaii helped serve the dishes.
To see the schedule of films and events for HRFF 2016, click here. On social media, follow the hashtag #HRFF27.