STREET FESTIVAL Kicks off the action at 4pm.

Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.


Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily.

Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.”

He was the pride of Hawaii and revered around the world for his blue-collar rise to fame and success.

However, many were unaware of his internal battles that led to his demise.

As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases.

An EPIC night in China Town is coming soon… A Do Not Miss!

From the President  of Hawaii Theatre
Your Hawaii Theatre Center has been working overtime to bring something remarkable to Hawaii. 
Andy Irons biopic “Andy Irons: Kissed By God” on Sunday, May 6th, 2018.
This movie is incredibly timely, as it provides insight into the struggles of both opioid addiction and mental health challenges the three-time world champion battled.  As a community, we have a tremendous opportunity to learn from the struggles our local hero faced, and do something to help those in need – many of whom we either know personally or see on the streets daily in Honolulu.
With the support of the community, we have secured the permits to close down Bethel Street in front of HTC on the afternoon of the 6th – and with the help of Don Murphy (who is donating food and beverages) – we’re hosting a street fair that will support the Hawaii Theatre Center and the soon to be formed Andy Irons Foundation’s charitable purposes.

The lineup: Come early

4:00 pm – Street Festival opens with Jeff Rasmussen

5:30 pm – Street Festival continues with headliner DONAVON

6:45 pm – doors open to HTC

7:30 pm – Movie Premier starts

9:30 pm – Filmmaker interviews on stage with Q&A

 Street fair tickets are pretty affordable, and we have a limited number of PREMIUM sponsor tables with meet and greet opportunities and comfortable seating with tables of 8 in the Lanai at 1121 Nuuanu space.
All of the details are right here:
Mahalo in advance for your help.  We have a short timeline on this, but I’m hoping that even if you can’t support us with a sponsorship, you’ll consider picking up a couple of the street fair tickets and heading down to Chinatown for an action-packed afternoon of fun and a great movie to cap off the weekend.
Mahalo in advance for your kokua & your consideration!
Gregory Dunn,
President & CEO


AT HAWAII THEATRE! Please join us for the Hawaii premiere of Andy Irons: Kissed by God, a new film from Teton Gravity Research.

In celebration of Andy’s life and accomplishments, we’ll be holding a Street Festival featuring the music of internationally recognized recording artist DONAVON FRANKENREITER and two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner JEFF RASMUSSEN.

The proceeds from the benefit event will go to support the Hawaii Theatre Center & the Andy Irons Foundation’s charitable purposes.

 Three packages are available:

1)  Festival Only tickets are $75.00 each.  You will be able to request a “space available” complimentary ticket to the movie premiere.  Quantities of these tickets are very limited, and not every request may be met.  Or, just come for the food, music, drink and fun & check out the movie another time!

 2)  VIP Tickets are available for $100 each, and include entry to the Street Festival, an Andy Irons commemorative trucker cap and guaranteed reserved seating for the movie premiere.

3)  VIP Tickets + A limited number of SPONSOR TABLES with reserved seating, private premium hosted bar, catered food by Chef Arnaud and SWAG for you and your guests are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Festival Reserved Seating will be provided in the “Lanai at 1121 Nuuanu”– our latest event and art gallery space.  Sponsors will receive logo placement, recognition on the marquee and a VIP meet and greet with the film makers.


Open Air Festival – Local Food Vendors & Educational Displays in Sun Yat Sen Park & Bethel Street

4pm – 2 Time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Jeff Rasmussen takes the stage

5:30 pm – HEADLINER – International recording artist & family friend DONAVON FRANKENREITER trio takes the stage

HTC Lobby Opens 6:30 pm

Seating Begins 7:00 pm

Film Premiere 7:30 pm

Film Maker Q&A to follow

No one under the age of 21 is permitted. The street fair begins promptly at 4:00 pm.  Please allow adequate time to enjoy refreshments prior to being seated.

By purchasing online you won’t have to even pick up tickets at the box office!  Just print this page and bring it with you to the event, or be green and keep a copy on your mobile device.

Venue: Hawaii Theatre Center

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Ticket(s) $75, $100

For additional film information please visit HERE

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