Department of Communication

Viewpoints Film Series

Each week, the Viewpoints film series screens an independent, documentary, or international feature-length film. Screenings take place in Warmer Auditorium on Wednesdays at 3:00pm and Fridays at 5:30pm. The Friday screenings include free pizza, as well as an introduction and discussion by a relevant faculty or community member.

The Friday night discussions offer a chance for interaction between faculty and students from various disciplines. Lively and insightful, conversations stimulated by these films have inspired HPU students to start and join several campus organizations. In recent semesters, we’ve been fortunate enough to host filmmakers from Hawai‘i and the mainland. Many instructors have brought their classes to screenings and incorporated the films into their curriculum.

This series has been a regular part of HPU campus life since 2005. Screenings are always well attended. Viewpoints organizers endeavor to bring in films relevant to HPU students and the university community. Many of our films apply to the year’s Common Book. Others deal with important contemporary and local issues. Each year, we show films pertinent to Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and veterans’ issues. We often screen festival winners and other great movies that can’t be seen in the multiplex.

Members of the HPU Community can access the schedule on the Resources tab of Campus Pipeline or click here for more information.

For more information, contact Andrew M. Opitz at aopitz@hpu.edu.