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Manifesting Magnificent Movies!

July 6-10, 2022

A Sneak Peek into the 2022 Maui Film Festival Stardust Cinema at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center A&B Amphitheater.

More Information on All Films, Days, Dates and Times Coming Soon.


the yin & yang of gerry lopez

120 min. | documentary | us | english

Patagonia’s The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez, directed by Stacy Peralta, lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes.  While famous for his calm demeanor in the tube, Gerry built his career with aggressive surfing that left behind a trail of blood and tears. Gerry is radical and Zen. He’s an entrepreneur, family man, movie star and yogi whose influence on surfing is immeasurable. 

For the first time, his story is told in full.


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105 min. | documentary | us | english

The Story of Everything explores humanity’s rich and diverse explanations for the origins of life, and presents powerful solutions for the continued health of the planet at a time when we’re confronting the most severe crisis the earth has ever faced.  


A riveting performance that presses back against climate despair, The Story of Everything incorporates poetry, dance, music, art and special effects to condense 13.7 billion years into an hour and 45 minutes that asks and answers the question challenging humans from the very beginning:  “Where do we come from?” And even more

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gratitude revealed

90 min. | documentary | us | english

An epic journey forty years in the making, Gratitude Revealed from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities such as Norman Lear, Jack Kornfield, Luisah Teish, Alex Grey and other luminaries.

What the World Needs Now

We believe that children are the future who from an early age, and throughout their lives, need to explore their creativity and share it  with the world.


That’s why, now more than ever, amidst the haste and complexity of modern life lived in an increasingly digital landscape, we encourage parents, teachers and mentors everywhere to demand young people have time to fall in love with art, music and, of course, cinema.      


Life well-lived also needs to understand the joy of the natural world. It fertilizes the embracing of higher love, compassion and empathy for all humankind and all creatures of the Earth, Sea

and Sky.


Towards that end, the Maui Film Festival supports the MACC's Education Program and is thrilled to share the insightful and beautiful sentiments expressed by artist Fred Babb with you. Fred got it right.  Enjoy! (

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