Bill Tapia, a 94-year-old Hawaiian jazz pioneer, gave up on music--thinking that life wasn't really worth much after his wife of 63 years and his only daughter passed away within two years of each other. But when he befriends 26-year-old Alyssa, a Hapa-Hawaiian woman with a special connection to Bill's past, he rediscovers his musical passion and youthful spirit. He begins a gripping journey back to his full potential, as a musician and as a man living an active life despite his advanced age and failing body. TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA is a Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) & Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) co-production, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Addition funding by Cherry Sky Films, the Fleishhacker Foundation, & the Atherton Family Foundation.
"A gem!" - LA Weekly
"A must see for all aging people, who are all of us." - Doris Bersing, Ph.D, Executive Director, Pacific Institute
"Heart-warming..." - Keving Thomas, Los Angeles Times Awards
Audience Award LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Special Recognition Award Silver Images Film Festival
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