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2016 Films and Events Schedule


Quicklooks: Celestial Cinema Quicklooks: Castle Theater Quicklooks: Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema Quicklooks: Special Events Quicklooks: Special Events
QUICKLOOKS
Celestial Cinema
at Wailea Golf Course
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Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
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Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema at Wailea Beach
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Culinary Events, Tributes & Filmmakers Panels
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Short Films
 

FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENTS   top

PLEASE NOTE FILM SCHEDULE CHANGE:

HUNT FOR WILDERPEOPLE
moved from Sunday, June 19th at 8pm (Celestial Cinema) to Wednesday, June 15th at 4pm (Castle Theater).
Kids 12 and under still FREE.

SHOREBREAK has been added to the schedule
Sunday, June 19th 8pm (Celestial Cinema) following
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE: GERRY LOPEZ.

Special Encore Presentations Just Added:
MAD DOGS Sat 6/18 Castle Theater 9:30pm.
ONE WAY Sun 6/19 Castle Theater 4:30


Sales are Brisk, Website’s Working. Best Values Now!
Starting today, all online, kiosk, phone orders and at-the-door Festival Special Events & Pass prices will not increase thru the end of the 2016 Maui Film Festival.

Single tickets at the Castle Theater are $13 in advance / $15 day of film.

Schedule Flyer
Festival at a Glance
Festival-at-a-Glance
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CELESTIAL CINEMA   top

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
Celestial Pass: $88 for 4 Admissions buy
Celestial Pass can be used by multiple people
Single Tickets: $24 advance buy

Location: Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course [map]

Celestial Cinema
 
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Folk Hero and Funny Guy
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Wed, June 15
8:00 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Wed, June 15
10:00 pm
   

   
KELLY ROHRBACK
Rising Star Award Tribute
WYATT RUSSELL
Rising Star Award Tribute
Kelly Rohrback Wyatt Russell
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Wed, June 15
7:45 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Wed, June 15
7:45 pm
Celestial Cinema
Thursday, June 16
   
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Mad Dogs Salt Water Buddah
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Thu, June 16
8:00 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Thu, June 16
8:00 pm (following 'Mad Dogs')
   

   
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It Aint Pretty One Way
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Thu, June 16
10:00 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Thu, June 16
10:00 pm (following 'It Ain't Pretty')
   

   
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
Rainmaker Award Tribute
 
Michael B. Jordan  
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Thu, June 16
7:45 pm
 
 

Celestial Cinema
friday, June 17
   
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Rio, I love you Tanna
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Fri, June 17
8:00 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Fri, June 17
10:00 pm
   

   
VIOLA DAVIS
Navigator Award Tribute
 
Viola Davis  
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Fri, June 17
7:45 pm
 

Celestial Cinema
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Alex and Eve Nobody Walks In LA
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sat, June 18
8:00 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sat, June 18
10:00 pm
   

   
BRYAN CRANSTON
Navigator Award Tribute
 
Viola Davis  
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sat, June 18
7:45 pm
 

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The More Things Change Shorebreak
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sun, June 19
8:00 pm
HUNT FOR WILDERPEOPLE
moved to 6/15 at 4pm. Castle Theater
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sun, June 19
8:00 pm (following Gerry Lopez)
   

   
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Chapter One Planetary
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sun, June 19
10:00 pm
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
Sun, June 19
10:00 pm (folowing 'Chapter One')


CASTLE THEATER at MACC   top

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Rising Star Pass: $54 Multi-User 4-Film Pass buy
Rising Star Pass can be used by multiple people
Single Tickets for Castle Theater: $15 day of film / $13 advance buy

Location: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului [map]
FOOD AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE MACC

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The Hunt for Wilderpeople Southside With You
Castle Theater, MACC
Wed, June 15
4:00 pm - Kids Under 12 FREE
Castle Theater, MACC
Wed, June 15
6:00 pm
  Sponsored by Jonathan Starr Foundation
   
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History of Now  
Castle Theater, MACC
Wed, June 15
8:00 pm
 
Sponsored by Home World  

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My Blind Brother It Had To Be You
Castle Theater, MACC
Thu, June 16
4:00 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Thu, June 16
6:00 pm
   

   
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Alive and Kicking  
Castle Theater, MACC
Thu, June 16
8:00 pm
 
TS Restaurants

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The Seer Seed
Castle Theater, MACC
Fri, June 17
4:00 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Fri, June 17
6:00 pm
 
   

   
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Stereotypically You Strike A Pose
Castle Theater, MACC
Fri, June 17
8:00 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Fri, June 17
9:30 pm
sponsored by Smile Hawaii Lance Ogata, DDS sponsored by thee salon

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The Boy and the World Sweet Bean
Castle Theater, MACC
Sat, June 18
1:00 pm
FREE TO KIDS 12 & UNDER
Castle Theater, MACC
Sat, June 18
3:00 pm
   

   
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In Search of Balance In Search of Balance
Castle Theater, MACC
Sat, June 18
5:00 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Sat, June 18
6:30 pm
  sponsored by Maui Kombucha
   

   
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Going Furthur Mad Dogs
Castle Theater, MACC
Sat, June 18
8:00 pm
SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION
Castle Theater, MACC
Sat, June 18
9:30 pm
 

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Short Film Showcase One Way
Castle Theater, MACC
Sun, June 19
2:00 pm
SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION
Castle Theater, MACC
Sun, June 19
4:30 pm
sponsored by Flat Bread (before THE GREAT TRANSMISSION)
   

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The Great Transmission The last Dalai Lama
Castle Theater, MACC
Sun, June 19
4:30 pm
Castle Theater, MACC
Sun, June 19
6:00 pm
  sponsored by Fleetwoods On Front Street
   

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Orange Sunshine  
Castle Theater, MACC
Sun, June 19
8:00 pm
 
   

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

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 four heartfelt, not-to-be-missed, culturally important and just plain fun films shot in Hawai’i, about subjects of interest to Hawai’i. Made by filmmakers who call Hawai’i home.  Films include: God Is a Dog, Aina: That Which Feeds Us, The Roots of ‘Ulu and Sam Choy’s Poke to da Max. See you there!  (TOES, 6/18. 8:00pm, NR)

HAWAI'I FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH AT 8PM:
God Is Dog, Roots of 'Ulu, Aina: That Which Feeds Us, Sam Choy's Poke To The Max

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 Saturday June 18th.

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

 
Seaside Cinema
saturday, june 18, 2016

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Aina - That Which Feeds Us
Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema
Sat, June 18
8:00 pm
Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema
Sat, June 18
8:00 pm
   

   

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Roots of Ulu Sam Choy's Poke To Da Max
Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema
Sat, June 18
8:00 pm
Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema
Sat, June 18
8:00 pm



CULINARY EVENTS, AWARD TRIBUTES AND FILMMAKERS PANELS  top
Taste of Summer Opening Party and Taste of Wailea tickets include Celestial Cinema screenings on their respective nights. Taste of Chocolate includes 1 free Celestial Cinema ticket valid for 6/15, 6/16, 6/17 or 6/18.

 
TASTE OF SUMMER
OPENING PARTY

TASTE OF CHOCOLATE
TASTE OF WAILEA
Tickets:
$170.00 online
$195.00 at the door
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$170.00 online
$195.00 at the door
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$170.00 online
$195.00 at the door
June 15 (Wed) 5:00 - 7:00pm 
Oceanside at Molokini Gardens at the Grand Wailea
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June 17 (Fri) 9:00pm - 11pm
The Four Seasons 
Resort Maui at Wailea
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June 18 (Sat) 4:30-7:00pm 
Leadbetter Private Golf Academy Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course
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Kelly Rohrbach Wyatt Russell Michael B. Jordan
KELLY ROHRBACH
Rising Star Award

Wednesday, June 15th
before Double Feature
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
WYATT RUSSELL
Rising Star Award
Wednesday, June 15th
before Double Feature
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
Rainmaker Award
Thursday, June 16th
before Double Feature
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
     

     
Viola Davis Bryan Cranston  
VIOLA DAVIS
Navigator Award
Friday, June 17th
before Double Feature
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
BRYAN CRANSTON
Navigator Award
Saturday, June 18th
before Double Feature
Celestial Cinema, Wailea
 
 

FILMMAKER'S PANELS

Filmmakers Panel Filmmakers Panel
ACTIVIST CINEMA AKA WHAT’S UP DOCS!

Sat, June 18, 10:30am
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa -
Mei Court
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Changing the world was never easy. These filmmakers have jumped all in to passionately explorefinding joy in life — in this case through dance, keeping alive the flames of creativity from which genuine human connection comes from, understanding what at its core are ways to live in harmony with ourselves, our communities and the planet we share, risking everything to spread cosmic consciousness to one hundred million people worldwide one LSD trip at a time, and dedicating their lives to raise awareness of what technology run amuck is doing to impact life of marine mammals in the oceans of our blue planet are explored in this quintet of brilliant, original, well produced and directed independent documentaries.

Panelists:
Susan Glatzer, ALIVE & KICKING / Lindsey Kent, GOING FURTHUR Adam Pflegaar, IN SEARCH OF BALANCE / William Kirkley, ORANGE SUNSHINE Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinderfeld, SONIC SEA

Moderator: Jay April, CEO, Akakū: Maui Community Television
GOING DEEP. LIVING LARGE. NO REGRETS.

Sat, June 18, 11:30am
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa -
Mei Court
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These filmmakers — on Maui from around the world and all of them with films honored with a Celestial Cinema Big Screen Hawai’i Premiere — share a treasure trove of production stories and insights to reveal the real deal about producing and directing films where The Forces of Nature always have a co-starring role and in which many of the best athletes on Earth — as well as just plain wonderful folks — stretch the limits of human endeavor while pulling off formerly unimaginable feats of freedom, insight, spiritual growth and, most of all lives fueled by The Big Woosh!

Panelists
Bob Van De Gronde, CHAPTER ONE
Dayla Soul, IT AIN’T PRETTY
Danilo Couto, Marcio Freire and Yuri Soledade, MAD DOGS
Michelle Hannigan, ONE WAY: A JOURNEY TO THIS MOMENT
Jaimal Yogis, SALTWATER BUDDHA

Moderator: Tracy Bennett, Maui Film Commissioner

Filmmakers Panel Filmmakers Panel
THERE’S A LOTTA LOVE ON THE SCREEN.

Sat, June 18, 12:30pm
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa -
Mei Court
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Fasten you seatbelt and enjoy the wisdom this eclectic group of independent filmmakers as they reveal their unique clear-eyed journey through the looking glass of what it takes to make a movie that matters in a world that doesn’t always make send and where money may be limited, but they still managed to create heartfelt, quirky and memorable movie moments that streak across the sky like 'where-did-that-come-from' comets to live long and healthy cinematic lives now and forever. Who doesn’t love a great contemporary love story well told? No one. Enjoy!

Panelists
Jeffrey Grace, FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY
Jesse Shapiro, NOBODY WALKS IN LA
Richard Tanne, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

Moderator: Rick Chatenever, Journalist & Screenwriter
CINEMA. CULTURE. WISDOM. HAWAI’I. & BEYOND.

Sat, Jun 18, 1:30pm
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa -
Mei Court
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Maui Film rededicated itself to searching out and finding more films shot in Hawai’i by Hawai’i filmmakers than ever before. Two of them, along with a trio of filmmakers from the mainland with deep and sincere interest of other indigenous cultures of Earth, are planning to join us for this journey through the power of cinema to help resurrect indigenous culture and nourish its growth and health by sharing their cultures and challenges in the films they’ve made. Want more, Don’t Miss the Festival’s Complimentary to the Community HAWAI’I FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE. Details in 2016’s eBook.

Panelists
Arnie Holland, TANNA / Pema Gellek, THE GREAT TRANSMISSION
Mickey Lemle, THE LAST DALAI LAMA?
John Antonelli, THE ROOTS OF ‘ULU

Moderator: Donne Dawson, Hawai’i Film Commissioner



SHORT FILMS  top

 
Short Film Showcase

SHORT FILMS TO BE FEATURED
IN THIS YEAR'S
SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE
AT THE CASTLE THEATRE:


The Art of Flying
Girl Night Stand
High Chaparral
Mining Poems or Odes
My Brothers Keeper
Sandorkraut
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere
Stop The Burning
Unlikely Temptations

sponsored by Flatbread
Short Films Showcase
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - MACC
 
 
 

The Art of Flying Beneath Wallace’s Line Cuddle Party
The Art of Flying
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Beneath Wallace’s Line
Sat, Jun 18th 5:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Cuddle Party
Sat, Jun 18th 8:00pm
Celestial Cinema - Wailea
Gold & Emerald Golf Course

The Edge Fable of the Wolf Girl Night Stand
The Edge
Sat, Jun 18th 5:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Fable of the Wolf
Wed, Jun 15th 8:00pm
Celestial Cinema - Wailea
Gold & Emerald Golf Course
Girl Night Stand
Thu, Jun 16th 8:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Girl Night Stand
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center

Great Big Story High Chaparral
Great Big Story
Sat, Jun 18th 8:00pm
Celestial Cinema - Wailea
Gold & Emerald Golf Course
High Chaparral
Wed, Jun 15th 6:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
High Chaparral
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Live Monumental
Sat, Jun 18th 5:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center

Mining Odes or Poems my brothers keeper RSVP
Mining Poems or Odes
Fri, Jun 17th 4:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Mining Poems or Odes
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
My Brothers Keeper
Wed, Jun 15th 6:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
My Brothers Keeper
Fri, Jun 17th 10:00pm
Celestial Cinema - Wailea
Gold & Emerald Golf Course
My Brothers Keeper
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
RSVP
Fri, Jun 17th 9:30pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center

Sandorkraut The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere Stop The Burning
Sandorkraut
Sat, Jun 18th 6:30pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Sandorkraut
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere
Thu, Jun 16th 6:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Stop The Burning
Fri, Jun 17th 6:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Stop The Burning
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center

Twisted Slipper Unlikely Temptations  
The Twisted Slipper
Fri, Jun 17th 9:30pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Unlikely Temptations
Sun, Jun 19th 2:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
Unlikely Temptations
Sun, Jun 19th 8:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center
 



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