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                            Public Communications Division
                            Department of Customer Services
                            City & County of Honolulu


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2001

Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today that the City and its partners, the Hawaii Restaurant Association, News8 and K-5, will kick off another fun-filled event this weekend to spur economic revitalization in Waikiki.

            “Sunset on the Beach,” an expansion of the popular “Brunch on the Beach” concept, will premiere Saturday and Sunday nights at Queen’s Surf Beach and will offer residents and visitors a chance to watch movies and hear great local entertainment while dining on tables and chairs set on the Kapahulu Pier or picnic on the beach.

            The first pair of “Sunset on the Beach” events is set for the Veterans’ Day weekend—Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, from 4 to 9:30 p.m., as the closing event of the popular 21st annual Hawaii International Film Festival.

HIFF was established in 1982 and is today a statewide event that has more than two dozen screening sites on six islands and draws an audience of 55,000 or more from around the state and beyond.

 Later this week, Walt Disney Pictures will be presented with The Filmed in Hawaii Award by the State and HIFF. The premiere weekend “Sunset on the Beach” feature films will be Disney productions.

            Participating restaurants for the Nov 10 & 11 weekend will include Indigo, I Love Country Café, Auntie Pasto’s , Skyline Café and Naniwa-ya.

            Residents and visitors will be able to purchase food and enjoy live entertainment provided by Island Rhythm from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by movies shown on a 30 foot screen erected at Queen’s Surf. The movies are those either shot in Hawaii, feature Hawaii as a subject or are great four –star cinema.

            A segment from the KHNL-produced, award-winning “Hot Hawaiian Nights” will be shown each night. Among those expected to be featured will be Kapena, Hapa, Hookena and Na Leo Pilimehana.

An episode from The Travel Channel’s “Girl Meets Hawaii” series will also be shown each night. This popular series showcases Samantha Brown taking viewers to fun and unusual places in Hawaii. Local entertainers are also featured as part of this series.

Feature films for the  “Sunset on the Beach” premiere weekend are Disney releases that were partially filmed in Hawaii:

Saturday, Nov.10: “George of the Jungle,” starring Brendan Fraser. “George” has been called the best Disney comedy in years. Siskel & Ebert gave it “two thumbs up”. The hilarious film follows George as he leaves the jungle and moves to San Francisco with a beautiful career woman and then returns to the jungle to fight off poachers and defend his friends in the animal kingdom. This film was shot on Oahu and Kauai and features Kualoa Ranch, Waimea Falls Park and Kilauea Falls.

            Sunday, Nov.11: “Dinosaur,” a family movie combining state-of-the-art computer character animation with special high-end plate shots filmed thoughout the state. The live action drama focuses on the journey of a three-ton Iguanodon named Aladar. Among the voices featured are: Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis, Joan Plowright and Della Reese.  


Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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