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Every Day in Kaimukī

Opens on January 29

Director: Alika Tengan Run Time: 86 min.


Naz, a cynical and charismatic 20-something, has spent his entire life in tranquil O’ahu, Hawaiʻi, skateboarding with his friends and hosting a nightly radio show where he spotlights emerging musicians. When his girlfriend, Sloane, nabs the chance to move to bustling New York, Naz begins preparing for their big move, planning every detail down to his cat’s absurd flight plan. Even when dreaming about what life outside the island might look like, however, Naz wonders whether uprooting his world is the right decision, and if anywhere will ever really feel like home when he’s always been an eternal outsider. 

Alika Tengan strongly impresses with his pensive and lyrical first feature, evoking the urban and adamantly local Hawaiian landscape of Kaimukī. Anchored by Naz Kawakami’s unassuming lead performance and steeped in the honest messiness of millennial adulthood, Every Day in Kaimuki is a slice-of-life, kaleidoscopic exploration of what it means to leave everything you’ve ever known behind.

The short ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) will be screened in front of Every Day in Kaimukī.

There was an order to things, and they happened in the way they were supposed to. When we act out of balance, the elders say: “humans don’t do that.”

All ticket-holders are required to be fully vaccinated. In accordance with our current policy and per the City of Winston-Salem mandate, masks are required for all patrons when not actively eating or drinking at their seat.
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