presents the Coachella Valley Premiere and one-time screening of


Saturday, February 11, 2006
Camelot Theatres - Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.
Coffee & Muffins Available
Film Introduction at 9:20 a.m.
Screening Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Q & A Session Following the Screening

DFS Members present 2006 Membership Card
Guests & Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of desperate people whose paths cross on the hottest day of the year in Oslo.  A Norwegian CRASH minus the racial strife and with the slightest touch of magical realism.  Frode and Milla have their first child, but learn he will not live long without an expensive operation they cannot afford.  Bobbie-Pop is a faded singer who tries to commit suicide.  Leon is an institutionalized mental patient, who hopes to keep a 10-year-old date on his birthday with his teenage sweetheart.  Leon`s brother, Trygve, gets a weekend leave from prison to be with Leon on his birthday, but plans on using the furlough to escape.  Overseeing Leon and protecting him is his guardian angel Vidar, Leon`s best buddy at the institution, who sees things no one else can see, and who may be able to save everyone - except himself…. and the wondrously well-plotted story goes on and on.  It's a grand achievement, with lots of familiar faces (Jan Gunnar Røise and Petronella Barker among them) for devotees of Scandinavian cinema.
Directed by Erik Poppe     Written by Harald Rosenløw Eeg 
Amanda Awards, Norway 2005
Won:  Best Film;  Best Screenplay
Nominated:  Best Actor, Stig Henrnik Hoff
Nominated:  Best Director, Erik Poppe
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2005
Nominated, Tiger Award, Erik Poppe
LANGUAGE:  Norwegian with English Sub-Titles
GENRE:   Drama
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