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12 months of Film

12 months of Film

Date: November 20 - June 25, 2015
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

"12 Months of Film," beginning June 26. On the 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm, the public is invited to join in a preview and reflective dialog of a featured film with a suggested donation of $5 and complimentary popcorn served. Our goal is to provide a monthly gathering place for film buffs to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of film; contemporary and classics, narrative as well as documentaries, those that highlight the culture of America but also different parts of the world.

These films are made possible through the generosity of the following Sponsors:
- John Holliday - Host and Signature Donor

- Featured Sponsors -

Kelly Shaw
Koa Realty Inc.

Peaberry & Gallette Cafe
Keauhou Shopping Center

Kona Brewing Company
Providing beer for monthly films and pizza for our family films.

Thanks to you, the Donkey Mill holds a film license for through the Motion Picture Licensing Company.

12 Months of Film
June 2014 - June 2015 at 6pm
Suggested Donation $5 - complimentary popcorn served.

Thursday, June 26 - The Land of Eb
(2012) Andrew Wilson. A Marshallese family struggles to make a new life for themselves.
- This month brought to you by the Lindborg Family

Thursday, July 24 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009) Wes Anderson. An urbane fox returns to his farm raiding ways.
- This month brought to you by The Law Offices of Kim Jackson

August 28 - Cutie and the Boxer
(2013) Documentary exploring the 40 year old marriage of boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko.

September 25 - Vertigo
(1958) Alfred Hitchcock. A retired San Francisco detective with acrophobia investigates strange activities while becoming obsessed with his client.

October 23 - Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(2004) Wallace and his dog Gromit try to solve the mystery of the garden being sabotaged.

November 20 - Her
(2013) The story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people.

December 18 - Home Alone
(1990) A family film about a boy is mistakenly left behind when his family leaves for a holiday vacation.

January 22 - Rashoman
(1950) Akira Kurosawa. A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from different points of view.

February 26 - The Triplets of Belleville
(2003) Animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet.

March 24 - Wadja
(2012) Aaifaa Al Mansour. A Saudi girl competes in a school's Koran recitation competition to pay for her bicycle.

April 23 - Pina
(2011) Wim Wender's stunning documentary paying tribute to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.
- This month brought to you by I Love Ninja

May 28 - Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(1988) Pedro Almodovar. Woman tries to find out why her lover left her.
A series of complex intersecting paths.

June 25 - The Big Sleep
(1946) Howard Hawks. A film noir classic. Bogart/Bacall.
- This month brought to you by Kona Trans

Evening with the Artists

Evening with the Artists

Date: February 5 , 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: Free!

Free to the public - Potluck-style, please bring a dish to share

Join us for a presentation and talk-story with two gifted Artists-in-Residence. Johanna Mueller is a Printmaker and Engraver whose work is imbued with personal mythology as she draws from her own narrative, cultural and historical references, pattern and design, and ancient myth and legend. The animals in her work are elevated from beast to mythic status as they take on human emotions and become metaphoric portraits of the artist and others. Ms Mueller earned her MFA from George Washington University and she now lives in Denver, Colorado.

Jason Walker is a Ceramic Artist who creates narrative ceramics that evoke a dialogue about humanity viewing itself apart the natural world. Jason earned his MFA from Penn State University, his BFA from Utah State University and has done several international residencies including two years at the Archie Bray Foundation. He lives in Bellingham, WA and is a full time studio artist and workshop instructor.

Made possible through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers under the Third Reich

Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers under the Third Reich

Date: February 6 - February 20, 2015
(Normal Business Days)

Admission: Free!

Art Reception: Friday, Feb 6, 2015
- Pupus & beverages served. *not a potluck
- Special talk with Helena Farkas, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor and public speaker.

Holualoa, Hawaii - The highly acclaimed international exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich," will be on display at the Donkey Mill Art Center from February 6-20, 2015.

More than 70 years after its horrors unfolded, the Holocaust still has stories to reveal and lessons to share. This exhibit begins to provide a portrait of the fate of Jewish lawyers in Germany -- stories that speak to how the Nazis purged Jewish lawyers as one of the early steps to attack the rule of law in their country. It has been shown in more than 40 cities in Germany and throughout the world and is making its first trip through the Hawaiian Islands this year. The exhibit will next be on display at Mookini Library in Hilo, Hawaii from February 27 - March 31, with an opening reception on Friday, February 27.

he exhibit is made possible by the sponsorship of the American Bar Association, German Federal Bar, the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, West Hawaii Bar Association, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, Chabad of the Big Island, Kona Beth Shalom, Kona Transportation, Status of Women, Young Brothers and Pacific Transfer.

The Triplets of Belleville

The Triplets of Belleville

Date: February 26 , 2015

Admission: Free!

Thurs, Feb 26 - Suggested donation $5
Join us for beer, popcorn, padded chairs and a big screen.

(2003) Animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. This animated film follows elderly Frenchwoman Madame Souza as she becomes involved in international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken abroad. Joined by her faithful dog, Bruno, Souza embarks on a journey to find Champion, and stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage. Tracking down Champion's criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day

Film Nights and licensing made possible by these generous donors:
- John Holliday - Host and Signature Donor
- Kelly Shaw, Koa Realty Inc.
- Peaberry & Gallette Cafe in the Keahou Shopping Center
- Kona Brewing Company

Brewers Pa'ina and Art Auction

Brewers Pa'ina and Art Auction

Date: March 12 , 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Admission: $100

Thursday, March 12: 6:00 to 8:30pm
Join us for our third year in partnership with Kona Brewer's Festival for this unforgettable event. Last year SOLD OUT almost immediately. Tickets go on sale January 31, 2015 at

This year's ocean-side feast will take place at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel -- a relaxed evening under the stars with culinary delights expertly paired with Kona Brewing Company beers. Most dishes feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients and incorporate craft brew in the recipes. Art and culture of Hawaii will also be featured through live entertainment and a Silent Art Auction.
Presented by the Kona Brewers Festival and Donkey Mill Art Center.

We are currently accepting donations of gift certificates, art and craft items to the silent auction, with a deadline of Feb 21, 2015 for collection. Please contact to make arrangements in advance. Proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations working on behalf of children and the environment.

The Kona Brewers Festival is made possible by The Bill Healy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, charitable organization. In recognizing the critical interdependence between the environment and human beings, the dual focus of The Bill Healy Foundation's work is environmental conservation and the well being of children.

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls

Date: September 26 , 2015

Time: 12:00am - 3:00pm

Admission: $25

The Donkey Mill Art Center presents its ninth annual Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls, a celebration of the ceramic, musical, and culinary arts. Relax and enjoy live music while tasting noodles and sipping sake in the cool Kona uplands. All funds raised at Cool Fusion will support the Donkey Mill Ceramics Department's mission to bring clay art to people of all ages and abilities in our community.