SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
8:40pm Q & A with director Ciara Lacy
Doors open at 6:30 PM
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Having honed her craft in New York and Los Angeles, 2018 NACF National Artist Fellow Ciara Leina`ala Lacy’s directorial debut, Out of State, explores complex questions of cultural and religious identity; the overabundance of Native Hawaiians and minorities in the prison system; the cycle of criminal behavior and its impact on the family; and prisoner entitlement.
Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It’s from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?