(Hawaii News Now) - The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation is proud to present the 2014 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival on June 10-15. This year, the HRFF celebrates its 25th Anniversary as one of the longest-running and well-respected Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) film festivals in the country. Screenings will be at two locations: Doris Duke Theatre at 900 S. Beretania Street and the newly opened LGBT Center, a project of the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation located at 310 Paoakalani Avenue, Suite 206E in Waikiki. Festival passes and tickets will be available starting May 12, 2014 at http://www.hglcf.org.
The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival is the only festival in Hawai'i with a full program of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films. In honor of its 25th Anniversary, HRFF will feature its largest and most diverse film schedule ever, with 25 narrative feature films! 25 for 25! This year's line-up also includes 7 feature-length documentaries, and over 20 short films from around the world including Hawai'i, the Phillippines, Brazil, Poland, Australia, Cuba, Israel, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, and the USA.
Highlights of HRFF25 include Opening Night on Tuesday, June 10 and the Red Carpet Event on Thursday, June 12 at 6 pm. The Opening Night begins with a cocktail reception followed by the Hawai'i premiere of the powerful documentary The Case Against 8. The Red Carpet Event will feature special guest Comedian Alec Mapa of Ugly Betty, and food and cocktails prepared by local favorites such as The Pig & The Lady, Café Kaila, RumFire Waikiki, and Hula's Bar and Lei Stand.