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Maui Film Festival lights up the Silver Screen at the Castle Theater with its 16th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui, the Festival's Holiday Season Celebration of Cinema featuring Hawaii Premieres and Special Screenings.
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Saturday | January 3, 2015 top

 
Chef
12:00 pm
Song of the Sea
2:00 pm
Kids 12 & under 'Free'
Rated PG
The Humbling
5:00 pm
Chef Song of the Sea The Humbling



John Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and  Bobby Cannavale light up this culinary joy ride for all palettes.
This is a perfect, and FREE to Kids 12 & Under animated film, for anyone, age 6 to 86, who lives near, lives in, or simply is in love with the ocean.
An aging actor rediscovers his passion for life and acting thanks to an affair with a lustful lesbian.  Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig co-star.
 

 
Selma
7:30 pm
   
Selma    

   
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final push for civil rights started in Selma, Alabama. 4-time Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture, Actor, Director & Song. Oprah Winfrey co-stars.
   
     

FINISHED
Films Screened in November & December 2014


AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
November 28 (Fri) 5:00pm
Castle Theater, MACC
ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE
November 28 (Fri) 7:30pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Awake: The Life of Yogananda Antarctica: A Year on Ice
"Awake" presents a comprehensive look at the life of the person most often credited with being the first person to bring Eastern spirituality, meditation and yoga to the West. Many, including Steve Jobs (who only had one 'book' on his iPad: Yogananda's The Autobiography of a Yogi) were inspired by him. The Los Angeles Times called Yogananda "the first superstar guru of the 20th century." "Antarctica" stunningly reveals the majesty and magic of the other-worldly experience of life that only being in the Antarctica can provide.The film - shot over 10 years - chronicles a year's time of living and working at remote stations: summer, when the sun shines 24 hours a day; and winter, when the sun goes down for four long dark months. The film follows the everyday workers that keep the stations and equipment running so the scientists can complete their work. "Breathtaking! A deeply moving experience!" (The Huffington Post) "A documentary about way, way more than penguins, that reinvigorates the wonder of Earth," says Festival Director Barry Rivers.
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Antarctica: A Year on Ice
   

   
THE BOX TROLLS
November 25 (Tue) 5:00 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Kids 12 & under 'Free'
Rated PG
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
November 25 (Tue) 7:30 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
The Box Trolls The Theory of Everything
The Box Trolls The Theory of Everything


FINISHED - Sunday | December 21, 2014 top

 
Boyhood The Homesman Cake
Boyhood
2:00 pm
The Homesman
5:00 pm
Cake
7:30 pm
     

Finished - Monday | December 22, 2014 top

 
   
Pride    
Pride
7:30 pm
   
     

Finished - Friday | December 26, 2014 top

 
Timbuktu
2:00 pm
The Color of Time
5:00 pm
Song One
7:30 pm
Timbuktu The Color of Time Song One
The magically, serene land of Timbuktu is challenged by the intrusion of the 21st Century. Mauritania’s submission for the Academy Awards®.
James Franco stars as Pulitzer Prize winning poet J.K Williams.  Mila Kunis and Jessica co-star.  11 different directors explore Williams' life and myth.
Oscar® winner Hathaway Anne Hathaway stars. Returning to Brooklyn to help her injured brother, she finds unexpected, yet true, love too.
 

 
Dear White People
9:30 pm
   
Dear White People    
   
A comedy the Wall Street Journal calls a "button-pushing-word-of-mouth-dynamo" AND wins Sundance's Special Jury Prize is not-to-be-missed!
   
     

Finished - Saturday | December 27, 2014 top

 
Rosewater
2:00 pm
Glen Campbell I'll Be Me
5:00 pm
The Gambler
7:30 pm
Rosewater Glen Campbell I'll Be Me The Gambler
Jon Stewart's screenwriting and directorial debut based on the unjust jailing of BBC journalist Maziar Bahariin Iran.  Gael García Bernal stars.
Bruce Springsteen, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow & Taylor Swift celebrate a living legend: Glen Campbell, Lifetime Achievement Grammy winner.
Mark Wahlberg stars.  John Goodman and Brie Larson (SHORT TERM 12) costar.  A math professor's colossal gambling addiction goes haywire.
 

 
Keep On, Keeping On
9:30 pm
   
Keep On, Keeping On    
   
Remarkable doc of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry—mentor to Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and, even at 93, a blind 23-year-old piano prodigy!
   
     

Finished - Sunday | December 28, 2014 top

 
Beloved Sisters
2:00 pm
My Old Lady
5:00 pm
Black or White
7:30 pm
Beloved Sisters    My Old Lady Black or White
Explore the love triangle of poet Friedrich Schiller and two aristocratic sisters in this pastoral and passionate drama. Germany's Oscar submission.
Kevin Kline, Kirsten Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith & Paris: The City of Light, star in a love-comes-along-when-you-least-expect-it romance.
Oscar® winners Kevin Coster and Octavia Spencer play grandparents competing for custody of their beautiful mixed-race granddaughter.
 

 
Beyond the Lights
9:30 pm
   
Beyond the Lights    

   
Stunningly talented Gugu Mbatha Raw stars in this uplifting music-driven-gem that made it onto the NYTimes Best Movies of 2014 list.  
   
     

Finished - Monday | December 29, 2014 top

 
Interstellar
1:00 pm [new time]
Kill the Messenger
5:00 pm
A Most Violent Year
7:30 pm
Interstellar Kill the Messenger A Most Violent Year



Nolan directs McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain, Irwin, Burstyn and Caine in an eye-popping-brain-stretching quest to find another 'Earth'. 
2-time Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner plays fearless Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who revealed the CIA's drug dealing profits.  
Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain yearn to live The Americn Dream in Oscar® nominated director J.C. Chandor drama. NBR's Best FIlm of the Year!  
     

Finished - Tuesday | December 30, 2014 top

 
Nightcrawler
2:00 pm
Citizenfour
5:00 pm
You're Not You
7:30 pm
Nightcrawler Citizenfour You're Not You



Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a pulse pounding thriller set in contemporary — if it bleeds it leads journalism and misguided morals — Los Angeles.
Use a land line or cell phone, computer, car, text, tweet or post on FB?  Whatever your politics, this Edward Snowden doc will blow your mind!
Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum co-star in this funny, moving, defiantly unsentimental look at high-stakes friendship, compassion and love.
     

Finished - Friday | January 2, 2015 top

 
Ida
2:00 pm
The Liberator
5:00 pm
Laggies
7:30 pm
Ida The Liberator Laggies



A young soon-to-be nun learns she is a Jew. European Film Awards Best Picture kudos.  Golden Globe nominee.  Poland's Oscar® submission.
Edgar Ramirez 'is' Simón Bolívar, liberator of vast areas of South America from Spain's colonial control.  Venezuela's Oscar® submission.
Can acting your age be highly overrated?  As Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell explore in this feel-good-film, it's your call.
 

 
Supermensch:
The Legend of Shep Gordon

9:30 pm
   
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon    

   
Legendary maven, manager and mensch, Shep Gordon, shares great stories of his life on the A-List in this Mike Meyers' directed documentary.
   
     



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