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Contributed by YokweOnline on Mar 21, 2013 - 11:52 PM

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Microwave Films of the Marshall Islands announced Tuesday the screening date for its latest film at the 29th annual ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles.

The Sound of Crickets at Night (Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ), the fourth Marshallese feature film directed and produced by the Majuro team of Jack Niedenthal and Suzanne Chutaro, will be showcased on Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m., at the CVG theaters in L.A. (Koreatown).

“If you have friends and family in the LA area, tell them to come:  We want to fill the theater like we managed to do in Hawaii, Guam and New York:  The more people in the theater, the more fun it is to watch!” said Niedenthal by email.

The Sound of Crickets at Night, which premiered at the Marshall Islands Resort in Majuro on September 7, 2012, will also be featured  at the 2013 Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii, sometime between May 23-27.

Niedenthal, who wrote all the original screenplays, said they are ready to shoot the next feature film, JILEL (The Shell).

The mission of Microwave Films, according to its website, is:

  • To develop, encourage and promote the culture of the Marshall Islands through the medium of film.
  • To encourage residents of the Marshall Islands to explore the Marshallese culture and life in the Marshall Islands through the medium of film.
  • To help support the educational, cultural and other institutions of the Marshall Islands via feature-length and short films, commercial, news and infomercial production.

“To date, Microwave Films has donated over $25,000 to the Majuro Cooperative School in the Marshall Islands from our film endeavors, which has helped the school with everything from general expenses to graduations and college entrance test exam fees,“ said Niedenthal.

- Yokwe Online, March 21, 2013

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