Join CAAM at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) for the World Premiere of the extraordinary film MELE MURALS during Friday Nights @ OMCA. Part of CAAMFest’s Pacific Showcase, presented by Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC), MELE MURALS (dir. Tadashi Nakamura, LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS: THE JAKE SHIMABUKURO STORY) is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. At the center of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), and a group of Native Hawaiian youth from the rural community of Waimea, Hawai’i. Together, they create a mural that addresses the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on their native culture. MELE MURALS shows how public art combined with Native Hawaiian traditions transforms the students, the local community and, unexpectedly, the two artists as they rediscover their own identities and responsibilities as Hawaiian artists.
Special guests include Director/Producer Tadashi Nakamura, Executive Producer Keoni Lee, subjects Estria Miyashiro and John Hina, and more. Seating for the film is limited. Advance tickets required (note: the film is at rush for the OMCA screening; tickets are still available for the Saturday, March 19 screening in San Francisco. Read more about what rush means).
Friday Nights @ OMCA features half-off Gallery admission, Off the Grid food trucks, live music, family-friendly art activities, and more.
Tickets to the film screening:: $14 General, $12 OMCA and CAAM Members
- 5-6:30pm – Live spray painting featuring Prime and Estria on the garden lawn
- 5-9pm – Friday Nights @ OMCA Off the Grid food trucks, live music, art activities for all ages
- 6:50pm – Introductions to the film screening begins
- 7-8pm – MELE MURALS screening (ticket required – please arrive early) followed by Q&A with filmmakers and subjects*
- 8:15-9pm – Special musical performance by Bambu and Prometheus Brown as The Bar
*film recommended for 13+
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MELE MURALS SAN FRANCISCO SCREENING
CAAM thanks Montana Cans for contributing paint to the live mural painting on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the world premiere of Mele Murals.