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2017 Films and Events Schedule


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June 21, 2017
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June 22, 2017
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June 24, 2017
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June 25, 2017
 
5 Starry Nights Hula Dancers At Maui Film Festival
 
Save on Maui Film Festival Passes
 
Wednesday
 
Taste of Summer

The Official Launch Party for the 18th annual Maui Film Festival with cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond-creative-cocktails.

June 21 (Wed) 5:00 - 7:00pm.
Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Each ticket includes admission to Wednesday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

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Connie Britton

CONNIE BRITTON

Four-time Emmy nominee Connie Britton, will be awarded with the Navigator Award for carving a path of distinction in the entertainment industry. Connie Britton continually receives accolades for her work in television and film. Standout roles include “Friday Night Lights,” “This Is Where I Leave You,” “24,” “The West Wing,” and “Nashville.” The award will be presented on June 21st before a screening of “Beatriz at Dinner,” in which Connie stars.

8:00 pm | Wed, June 21, 2017
Celestial Cinema

 
Beatriz At Dinner  

Beatriz At Dinner (R / 96 min.)

Vanity Fair raved that "Salma Hayek is remarkable in this deceptively deep dramedy of manners about the struggle for humanity’s conscience” in the age of Trump and is a smart, powerful, slyly funny and not-to-be-missed tour-de-force. It’s written by Mike White, directed by Miguel Arteta and co-stars John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker.

8:00 pm | Wed, June 21, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Grand Unified Theory  

Grand Unified Theory (NR / 103 min.)

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to fall in love with this fast, funny and inspired dramedy that takes place over one fateful weekend in the thriving-on-chaos family life of a brilliant astrophysicist. If, instead of some of Canada’s best actors, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Carrell, Olivia Wilde and Owen Wilson were its stars, it’d be #1 at the box office right now! This was the first film accepted into this year’s Festival.

10:00 p.m. | Wed, June 21, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Thursday
 
 
Freida Pinto

FREIDA PINTO

On June 22, Pinto will receive the Shining Star Award. After becoming a fixture on the big screen with the critically and commercially acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire,” Freida Pinto quickly became an international film star. Freida has many notable roles including “Desert Dancer,” “Miral,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Trishna,” and “You Will Meet a Dark Stranger.”

8:00 p.m. | Thu, June 22, 2017
Celestial Cinema

 
Big Wave Project  

The Big Wave Project - A Band of Brothers (NR / 98 min.)

Many of the biggest names in the big-wave world — Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healey, Keala Kennelly, Ryan Hipwood, Andrea Moller, Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Billy Kemper are featured in this, five years in the making, raw and uncensored journey into one of the world’s most exciting challenges: riding the world’s biggest waves. Directed by Tim Boynton, TBWP, delivers the real deal on all the risk, glory and stoke of big wave surfing.

8:00 p.m. | Thu, June 22, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Charged  

Charged - The Eduardo Garcia Story (NR / 86 min.)

Without exception, CHARGED is the most inspirational film the Maui Film Festival has ever shown. As The Hollywood Reporter’s review raved, it is “A true story about the indomitability of the human spirit that will keep audiences mesmerized from start to finish.” Everyone in touch with their humanity, will be touched and elevated by this triumphantly vivid and eye-opening life lesson in appreciation.

10:00 p.m. | Thu, June 22, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Friday
 
Taste of Chocolate

Maui Film Festival’s over-the-top event for lovers of chocolate! Dress up and experience the extraordinary flavors and sensual experience known as the Taste of Chocolate.

June 23 (Fri) 10:00PM - Midnight
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
Each ticket includes admission to Friday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

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Pierce Brosnan

PIERCE BROSNAN

A two-time Golden Globe Award nominee, producer, environmentalist, philanthropist, and artist, will receive the Pathfinder Award for his eclectic choices and charismatic performances. The award will be presented on Friday, June 23, the same night as a screening of “Poisoning Paradise,” of which Pierce is the Executive Producer and his wife Keely directed.

8:00 p.m. | Fri, June 23, 2017
Celestial Cinema

 
Kuleana  

Kuleana (NR / 95 min.)

Maui, 1971. Kaho'olawe is being bombed, a Renaissance of Hawaiian culture and political activism fills the air and unscrupulous real estate developers are trying to hoodwink local people out of their homes and land. Against this backdrop, comes this story of a disabled Vietnam vet who must rediscover the Hawaiian warrior within in order to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father’s name. From Maui filmmakers Brian Kohne and Stefan Schaefer.

8:00 p.m. | Fri, June 23, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Poisoning Paradise  

Poisoning Paradise (NR / 60 min.)

Executive Producer Pierce Brosnan returns to the festival with this awardwinning documentary, co-directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico, that encourages audiences to join the international debate about GMO's and pesticides raging around the world. It aims to inspire a conversation about people’s "right to know", the necessity of "informed consent", and holding corporations accountable. Live in Hawaii? Breathe its air? This is stuff you need to know.

10:00 p.m. | Fri, June 23, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Given  

Given (NR / 75 min.)

Directed by Jessi Bianchi, this is a global adventure that immerses you in the Goodwin Family's quest to embrace the richness and diversity of the planet’s natural and human wonders. GIVEN rips you out of your daily grind and makes you question why you are not seeing more of the world while making you want to once again believe in our planet and all the different people who call it home.

11:00 p.m. | Fri, June 23, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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Saturday
 
Taste of Wailea

The TASTE OF WAILEA is both the granddaddy of all Festival parties and the 'Crown Jewel' of the Festival's Culinary Arts Celebrations. In short, "The Best of The Best of Wailea's Best Chefs".

June 24 (Sat) 4:30-7:00pm
Wailea Golf Academy
Each ticket includes admission to Saturday Night's Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

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Celestial Cinema
 
KAREN GILLAN

KAREN GILLAN

Scottish actress and director Gillan will receive the Rising Star Award. Scottish-born actress Karen Gillan quickly made her mark in Hollywood as a young talent who can do comedy and drama. Karen was just seen as Nebula in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” as well as “The Circle,” "In A Valley of Violence," "The Big Short," "Selfie," "Doctor Who," and "Not Another Happy Ending”.

8:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Celestial Cinema

 
Dean  

Dean (PG-13 / 87 min.)

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award® winner Kevin Kline, and co-stars Gillian Jacobs and Mary Steenburgen, in this comedic, heartfelt, cross country tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Hipster website Collider called DEAN “Hilarious, heartfelt and refreshingly original!” Winner of the Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

8:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Class Rank  

Class Rank (NR / 101 min.)

Bernie is back! Bernard “Bernie” Flannigan that is, in this delicious and supremely satisfying indie comedy slash civics lesson slash pair of teenagers and grandparents falling in love — in age appropriate ways! The film stars Bruce Dern, Kristin Chenoweth, Olivia Holt, and Skyler Gisondo that has been compared to the work of Wes Anderson and John Hughes. Directed by Eric Stoltz.

10:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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A Family Man  

A Family Man (R / 108 min.)

Gerard Butler, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Gretchen Mol and Alfred Molina deliver a powerful redemption tale of a corporate headhunter who’s life does a “180” after his son gets ill. As his better angels lead him to re-set his priorities, from workaholic to being fully engaged in his life and with his family, as the father, husband and man they all need him to be. Mark Williams directs.

3:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Holy (un)Holy River  

The Trip To Spain (NR / 112 min.)

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite with director Michael Winterbottom for another chapter in their hilarious road trip series. This time taking their wit and appetites on a tour through picturesque Spain’s finest fine dining. The Trip to Spain is a delightful road trip comedy that feels like a vacation with old friends. “In addition to calling TPTS the “the year’s funniest film”, IndieWire also called it "The well-done third installment of Michael Winterbottom's hilarious series cements these movies as the "Before Trilogy" of food porn."

5:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Mantra  

Mantra - Sounds into Silence (NR / 80 min.)

This full-length feature documentary about the practice of Kirtan chanting, or Bhakti Yoga, shares the stories of people who are experiencing healing and inner peace by singing mantras together. Through encounters with a variety of leaders of the practice in the West, we discover how performers Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur and MC Yogi came to embrace the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it has transformed their lives. – Preceded by WHEEL OF LIFE (15 min.)

7:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Fits and Starts  

Fits and Starts (NR / 75 min.)

Wyatt Cenac and Greta Lee star in writer/director Laura Terruso’s quirky romantic comedy about a struggling writer, whose wife is a hot young literary figure, and who has just released a new masterpiece. When her publisher invites the couple to an artists' salon at his home in Connecticut, the pair embark on a journey to what-might-be that may, or may not, ultimately set them both free.
– Preceded by LEMON (NR / 13 min.) and 10K (NR / 13 min.)

9:00 p.m. | Sat, June 24, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Sunday
 
Celestial Cinema Sunday
 
Proximity  

Proximity (NR / 60 min.)

Director Taylor Steele delivers this visceral portrait of modern surfing. PROXIMITY follows 8 of the world's best surfers – 11-time world champion Kelly Slater and current champ John Florence, big wave icon Shane Dorian and rising star Albee Layer, six-time women's champ Stephanie Gilmore, activist Dave Rastovich, and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson searching for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations.

8:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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To Be Announced   Take Every Wave

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton  (NR / 118 min.)

Director Rory Kennedy’s TAKE EVERY WAVE captures the remarkable and unconventional life of legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton through the eyes of long time friends and family. Hamilton has proven himself a true innovator, pushing conventions to the extreme and reinventing surfing — tow-in surfing and foil boarding — throughout his career. Think you know Laird’s story already? Wanna bet? Either way, seeing TEW: TLoLH will be a moviegoing memory for a lifetime.

9:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Fishpeople  

FISHPEOPLE (NR / 60 min.)

A film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore. From Patagonia and filmmaker Keith Malloy, it features segments on Maui born and raised spearfisher Kimi Werner, Tahitian surfer & fisherman Matahi Drollet, Aussie surfer Dave Rastovich and more.

11:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Celestial Cinema
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CELESTIAL 4-ENTRY PASS ($88) | SINGLE TICKETS ($24)

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Ram Dass  

Ram Dass - Going Home (NR / 21 min.)

As Eastern mysticism has gone virtually mainstream, we check in with the legendary American writer and spiritual teacher whose 1971 book, BE HERE NOW, arguably launched the still-expanding awareness of awareness in the United States. Filmmaker Derek Peck visits Ram Dass at his home in Maui as Ram Dass to reflect on the greatest revelations of his life — Truth, Love and Consciousness.

3:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Holy (un)Holy River  

Holy (un)Holy River (NR / 60 min.)

Once celebrated for its purity, the Ganges River of India now carries contaminates from its glacial headwaters, where freshly fallen snow contains zinc from industrial emissions. In one the most beautifully photographed docs of the year, co-directors Pete McBride and Jake Norton examine the paradox of this sacred river — that is both divine and defiled, revered and reviled -— and ask the essential question: Can the Ganges survive? – Preceded by RAM DASS, GOING HOME (NR / 21 min.) and AWAREWOLF (NR / 9 MIN.)

3:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Heal  

Heal (NR / 105 min.)

HEAL follows three people on actual high-stakes healing journeys to find out what works and why. We are taken on a scientific and spiritual journey by Dr. Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Joseph Dispenza, Deepak Chopra, Anita Moorjani, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Anthony William the "Medical Medium", Gregg Braden and several others. Discover how changing one's perceptions can help the body heal itself from any disease. Directed by Kelly Noonan.
– Preceded by VICTOR & ISOLINA (6 min.)

5:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Mantra  

Hare Krishna! (NR / 90 min.)

HARE KRISHNA! is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada, the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrives in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s. Suddenly thrust into the raging counterculture, he speaks of the world's real need – a revolution in consciousness. This captures the attention of a generation of youth seeking answers and ignites a worldwide spiritual phenomenon, now known as the Hare Krishna movement. – Preceded by LOVE UNLEASHED (NR / 14 min.)

7:00 p.m. | Sun, June 25, 2017
Castle Theater
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MACC 4-ENTRY PASS ($52) | SINGLE TICKETS ($15)

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Short Film Showcase  

2017 Maui Film Festival Shorts Program (NR / 117 min.)

Short Films To Be Shown Will Be Announced Soon.

Courtesy of Maui Film Festival and Wailea Resort Association

8:00 p.m. | Thu, June 22, 2017
Toes-In-The-Sand Cinema
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FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING - OPEN TO ALL

Wailea Beach - Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea

 
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Filmmakers Panels
 

FILMMAKERS PANELS – Info Coming Soon

Sat, June 24 – Mei Court - Wailea Beach Resort

PANEL 1: (10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.)
Cinema Calabash: Many Filmmakers. Many Views.
PANEL 2: (11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)
Changing the World One Film at a Time
PANEL 3: (12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.)
Inside KULEANA: The Making of Maui Film
PANEL 4: (1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.)
Hero Shots: Straight Talk from the World of Water

 
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CELESTIAL CINEMA   

Celestial Cinema

"Maui's answer to Sundance!  The Celestial Cinema is a star-studded theater like no other. Patrons sit on thick grass to see films projected on a giant screen under a star-filled sky. Each night's festival showing is preceded by an authentic hula dance and a quick astronomy lesson.  It's the perfect place, in other words, to watch a movie."
— John Horn, Los Angeles Times
presented by Hawaiian Airlines

Location: Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course [map]


CASTLE THEATER at MACC   

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Location: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului [map]


TOES-IN-THE-SAND CINEMA at Wailea Beach  

TOES-IN-THE-SAND-CINEMA at Wailea Beach

A FREE Community Screening! Open to All!

Join us at the Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema on Wailea Beach below the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, for a complimentary evening that is Open to All and will present this year's Short Film Showcase, not-to-be-missed.

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND AT 8PM

Tickets: FREE screening. No ticket necessary.
Courtesy of Maui Film Festival and Hawaii Film Office & Wailea Resort

Note: This venue will only be screening films on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Location: Wailea Beach between Four Seasons Resort and Grand Wailea Resort. [map]

  Theaters: Castle | Ka'ahumanu | Maui Mall | Wharf Cinema

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