SOURCE: Haolewood Productions

One Kine Day, Chuck Mitsui, Hawaii, Skateboard, Haolewood Productions

March 24, 2011 17:42 ET

"One Kine Day" to Be Screened at Chicago's Asian American Showcase

"One Kine Day," Starring Christa B. Allen, Julia Nickson-Soul and Jolene Blalock, Selected as Closing Night Film for 16th Annual Chicago Showcase

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Chuck Mitsui's debut feature "One Kine Day" has been selected as the closing night film for Chicago's 16th Annual Asian American Showcase, presented by the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM). Written and directed by Mitsui and starring Christa B. Allen ("13 Going on 30") and Julia Nickson-Soul ("Around the World in 80 Days"), "One Kine Day" will be screened at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 and at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the Siskel Film Center in the heart of Chicago's theater district. "One Kine Day" also stars Janel Parrish ("Bratz: The Movie") and Jolene Blalock (television's "Starship: Enterprise").

Filmed on location in Hawaii and produced by Haolewood Productions, "One Kine Day" won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival. "One Kine Day" takes us on a journey to "another" side of Hawaii -- the side filmmakers rarely portray on screen. This "modest, involving drama" (Variety) captures a day in the life of slacker-skater Ralsto (newcomer Ryan Greer). In the course of "One Kine Day," Ralsto sees his relatively carefree world fade away into a more complicated existence when he learns his 15-year-old girlfriend is pregnant for the second time.

The soundtrack to "One Kine Day" includes Jawaiian, Hawaiian, hip-hop, R&B and reggae -- reflecting the eclectic and innovative nature of contemporary Hawaiian music today. Featured artists include Fiji, Na Wai, J-Boog, Pati, Kawao, Black Square and more.

Mitsui has been a pioneer in the Hawaii skateboard scene since 1995 when he opened 808 Skate, the first skate shop in Hawaii. While continuing to run his shop, Mitsui produced commercials and short programs for XL@M TV, an extreme sports network in Hawaii. "It's 8:08," Mitsui's hour-long documentary, gained acclaim in the skateboarding world for its vivid cinematography and storytelling narrative.

Across the islands of Hawaii, "da kine" is a pidgin phrase that can mean just about anything. The catch-all phrase can be heard everywhere as a substitute for "whatchamacallit."

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit onekinemovie.com. For Chicago ticket information, visit siskelfilmcenter.org/one-kine-day.

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