Jamm Aquino / 2007
Its time for Sunset on the Beach this Independence Day holiday weekend, bringing free movies and music to the general public at Queens Beach in Waikiki.
Saturdays lineup includes salsa music from Son Caribe starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the showing of the latest James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig.
In celebration of Japan Airlines Hula Week, Sundays live entertainment includes reggae/oldies band Typical Youth and a JAL hula show, and the new Japanese movie Honokaa Boy. Filmed on location on the Big Islands Hamakua coast and loosely based on Lee Yoshidas novel, the movie is about a love-scorned Japanese college student who travels to Hawaii, becomes a projectionist at the Honokaa Peoples Theater and befriends and grows close to a seamstress who takes him in as a tenant.
Masaki Okada and Jun Hasegawa star in this gentle coming-of-age movie; see the trailer at www.honokaa-boy.jp.
Food booths at Sunset on the Beach will open at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring offerings from Ba-Le Sandwich Shop, Le Crepe Caf, Planet Hollywood and Sumo Bento and Catering. For more info, call 923-1094.