Nona Beamer Lovingly Remembered in Film at Volcano Art Center
Filmmaker Linda Kane’s ‘Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha’ is more than a documentary about a remarkable Hawaiian woman. This feature length documentary lovingly portrays Nona Beamer through stories told by the many people who were influenced and changed by her. Beamer came from a long family line of Hawaiian music and hula. As a child she ran headlong into the missionary influences that suppressed the Hawaiian language and culture well into the 20th Century. Musician, hula dancer, composer and teacher, she was a major force behind the Cultural Renaissance of the 1970’s.
The feature length documentary will be shown April 21 at 6:30pm in Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus’ Great Room. Questions and answers by the filmmaker Linda Kane will be held after the screening.
Stories, songs, and hula from her students, friends and colleagues paint an unforgettable picture of the woman affectionately called “Aunty Nona”. “The film,” says filmmaker Linda Kane, “is my way of thanking Aunty Nona for all she has done. Most of all, I hope it will continue to spread her aloha.”
Suggested donation to benefit the Volcano Art Center is $5.00. Reservations are not required. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222 for more information.