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Hawaii (2021)

Opens on July 7

Director: Max Kaplan Run Time: 29 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Erika Bierman, Stone Taul

Country: United States (Ohio)

About the film:

A coming-of-age story that follows two high school sweethearts as they say goodbye to everything they have known during their last summer before college, playing music, making memories and chasing dreams, but ultimately learning how to say goodbye. Ohio premiere.

Hawaii (2021) boasts a compilation soundtrack by local artists Summer Salt, King Shelter, Surf Team, Nudists on Strike, and Sister Owsley. Filming took place in the greater Dayton region in 2020 under Covid-19 safety protocols.

About the filmmaker:

Max Kaplan has been releasing films since the age of 11 and is currently attending Ohio University’s Honors film program; Hawaii (2021 is Kaplan’s 14th movie. Kaplan’s film Good Kids (2018) also premiered at Gateway Film Center on September 8, 2018.

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