Lightyear Entertainment

Independent Film And Music


TANNA is based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.

TANNA is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an intertribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.




February 17 Miami, FL Tower Theater
February 24 Lake Worth, FL Stonzek Theatre
February 24 Portland, ME Portland Museum of Art
February 24 Port Orchard, WA Dragonfly Cinema
March 17 Bloomington, IN The Ryder Film Series
April 1 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee Film Society 
May 10 Columbia, SC The Nickelodeon

Past Dates:

September 16
New York, NY
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

September 16
New York, NY
Angelika Film Center

September 23
Los Angeles, CA
Laemmle Royal

September 23
Pasadena, CA
Laemmle Playhouse 7

September 23
San Francisco, CA
Landmark Opera Plaza

September 23
Atlanta, GA
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

September 24
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Film Festival

September 30
Beverly Hills, CA
Laemmle Music Hall 3

September 30
Washington, DC
Landmark E Street Cinema

September 30
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Savor Cinema (formerly Cinema Paradiso)

September 30
Minneapolis, MN
Landmark Edina Cinema

October 7
Orinda, CA
Orinda Theatre

October 7
Boca Raton, FL
Living Room Theaters

October 7
Chapel Hill, NC
Chelsea Theater

October 7
Portland, OR
Living Room Theaters

October 9
Antioch, CA
El Campanil Theatre

October 14
Hollywood, FL
Cinema Paradiso Hollywood

October 14
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts

October 14
Missoula, MT
The Roxy Theater

October 14
Santa Fe, NM
Jean Cocteau Cinema

October 15
Napa, CA
Jarvis Conservatory

October 19
Blue Jay, CA
Blue Jay Cinema

October 19
Boulder, CO
Boedecker Theater – Dairy Center

October 21
Seattle, WA
SIFF Film Center

October 28
Hilo, HI
Palace Theater

October 29
Burlington, VT
Vermont International Film Festival

November 4
Bellingham, WA
Pickford Film Center

November 17
Moorpark, CA
Moorpark College

November 25
Chicago, IL
Facets Cinémathèque

November 25
Albuquerque, NM
Guild Cinema

November 26
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Cinematheque

December 5
Oxnard, CA
Oxnard Film Society (Plaza Cinemas 14)

December 22
Maui, HI
Maui Film Festival FirstLight (Castle Theater)

January 1
Arcata, CA
The Miniplex

January 3
San Diego, CA
Cinema Society of SD (Reading Town Square)

January 10
San Rafael, CA
Smith Rafael Film Center

Dates TBD
Los Angeles, CA
Cinemark Baldwin Hills (PAFF)

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