It all started back in 1959. That’s when Random House published James Michener’s Hawaii: A Novel, a 960-page epic about the collision of early missionaries with Hawaiian culture post 1820. About seven years later Hawaii became a film starring Julie Andrews and Max von Sydow.

If you missed all this, as I did, catch up and see the film Hawaii for free on Saturday, March 21st from 6:30 pm – 10 pm at Paliku Theater on the Windward Community College Campus in Kaneohe. On that night the Mission Houses Museum will lead an interactive showing: after a short introduction by local historian Nanette Napoleon, the audience will become part of the action on screen, complete with provided props, that befits the entire family. The event is offered in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibit, Alphabet Soup: Literacy, Learning and Language (through June 13, 2009).

What: See Hawaii for Free
Where: WCC Paliku Theatre
When: March 21, 6.30-10pm
Reservations & Info: 808.531.0481 ext. 707