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Festival Preview & Trailers

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.

More films in December. The FirstLight December schedule will be announced soon.

Selection of Film Screenings in November 2014

November 25 (Tue) 5:00pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Kids 12 & under 'Free'
November 25 (Tue) 7:30pm
Castle Theater, MACC
The Theory of Everything The Theory of Everything
The third animation collaboration from LAIKA and Focus Features, the companies that brought you the Academy Award-nominated features PARANORMAN and CORALINE. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. The extraordinary story of Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s greatest living minds. He received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age, but with Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Hawking embarked on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he had precious little of: Time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

November 28 (Fri) 5:00pm
Castle Theater, MACC
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.


Selection of Film Screenings in December 2014

Film screenings for December to be announced soon.


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