Think the "Film Fest" is over? Think again! This weekend is shaping up to be a blockbuster opportunity for movie-lovers at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC).
On Friday, Maui Film Festival presents an encore showing of the film that so brilliantly opened this year's festival cinema extravaganza in Wailea"Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau," showing at 8 p.m. in the Castle Theater. This film covers the life of the legendary big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard, peacemaker, cultural activist and crewmember of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a.
The story comes to life in this compelling examination of the tragic decline and extraordinary rebirth of the Hawaiian culture, as personified by this native son, whose dynamic life and heroic death served as inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.
The MACC’s Starry Night Cinema event reignites on Saturday, July 20, with a screening of “UP.”
This screening is a fundraiser for the Eddie Aikau Foundation. If you missed it in June, come now--this film is a winner! If you saw it in Wailea, come now: it will be a whole other experience indoors.
The next evening, come on back for the outdoor experience, as The MACC's Starry Night Cinema event reignites on Saturday, July 20, with a screening of "UP," the outstanding Disney/Pixar animated film that tugs at both the heartstrings and the smile muscles all at once. It's a love story and a travel tale and an epic adventure, all blown up into one big balloon, as grumpy widower Carl decides to fulfill his dreams of travel without leaving his house full of beloved memories behind.
This is an outdoor movie, so bring the lawn chairs and the blankets and lauhala mats to relax and watch it all on "The Big Screen" under Yokouchi Pavilion. (Sorry, no outside food or beverages allowed.) The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but it's a big evening: gates will open at 6 p.m. for a variety of pre-film festivities like contests, fun art activities for the keiki, and live music. Yummy family-friendly local food selections and a variety of beverages will be available for purchase.
This Starry Night Cinema is presented with support from the County of Maui, H-Hawai'i Media and Maui Film Festival.
For more information, check MauiArts.org, visit The MACC Facebook page (maui.arts), or make contact through Twitter (mauiartsculture).