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A MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE AND LT. GOVERNOR SHAN S. TSUTSUI On behalf of the people of the State of Hawai‘i, we send our warmest aloha to the participants, attendees and supporters of the 2017 Maui Film Festival. Each year, the Maui Film Festival brings our community together to celebrate the diversity of the Aloha State. This year’s festival opens with the presentation of the 2017 Female Rising Star Award to Karen Gillan. We congratulate all of the film makers whose work will be shared during this film festival and express a sincere mahalo for their contributions to the advancement of the culture and the arts in Hawai‘i. Their works have attracted visitors from around the world and have portrayed Maui as a renowned vacation destination. We commend the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Maui Film Festival for their commitment and dedication towards ensuring the Festival’s ongoing success. For the past 18 years, the Maui Film Festival has raised awareness about Hawai‘i’s multiculturalism and shared our aloha spirit with thousands worldwide. We are confident that the Maui Film Festival will enjoy another successful year and hope everyone enjoys this wonderful event.

Welcome to the Magic Isle for the Maui Film Festival, an event celebrating the enchanting magic of talented filmmakers from abroad and here in the islands. The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is proud to support the Maui Film Festival and inspire film lovers to come from around the world to be touched by the story telling, scenes and imagination captured on screen – and found throughout this wondrous island. Enjoy the film festival to its fullest, the creativity, cuisine and camaraderie. But also allow your senses to experience the contentment of Maui’s splendid beauty and invigorating ambiance. From glorious Wailea to historic Lahaina to tranquil Hana to the ocean and mountain vistas seen from everywhere – Maui is a celebrity among global destinations whose star status never fades. Mahalo for supporting the Maui Film Festival and providing filmmakers with a showcase for their artistic success. With Warmest Aloha,

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David Y. Ige Governor State of Hawai‘i

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He ha‘aheo ko mākou i ke kāko‘o aku i nā nani o ko kākou ‘āina.

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A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR ALAN M. ARAKAWA

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Aloha Ka-kou,

Aloha,

On behalf of the people of Maui County, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 Maui Film Festival at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea and the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development is pleased to welcome you to the 2017 Maui Film Festival.

This year’s Maui Film Festival will present an array of captivating films and renowned artists, panels and more, here on one of the world’s most beautiful islands. This film festival has earned well-deserved acclaim from national and international media, drawing movie fans and film industry professionals alike to the enchanting shores of Maui for this premier event. I would like to express our deep gratitude to the organizers, sponsors and volunteers who plan and host the Maui Film Festival. They are to be commended for their commitment and dedication to the art and industry of filmmaking, and to inspiring, educating and entertaining us all through this annual film festival.

Now in its 18th year, the Maui Film Festival continues to showcase cinema under the stars for film fans and film makers on the most beautiful island in the world. We in Maui are honored to share our aloha and rich cultural diversity to welcome and embrace visitors from around the globe. The Maui Film Festival brings that all together as we become one ‘ohana (family) under the silver screen. Thank you to Barry and Stella Rivers, their staff, and the hundreds of volunteers who pour themselves into creating a memorable and meaningful event for everyone who participates. The films you will see will take you on a journey of discovery and inspiration. You will forever remember being touched by the magic of Maui.

Mahalo a- nui loa, E komo mai - welcome,

Alan M. Arakawa Mayor, County of Maui

Teena Rasmussen Director, Office of Economic Development


A MESSAGE FROM THE MAUI FILM OFFICE Aloha, With the 18th Maui Film Festival upon us, it’s time once again to celebrate films and filmmakers from around the globe who inspire us, take us on an exploration of the human mind through the art of cinema, and bring culture, fantasy, and adventure to Wailea and it’s world-class resorts. Enjoy a variety of films under starry Hawaiian skies at the Celestial Cinema, and the newest venue, the Seaside Cinema, as well as the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. On behalf of the Maui County Film Office, we applaud and congratulate festival owners and founders, Barry and Stella Rivers, and their entire team, who work year round to bring such an amazing event to Maui. So kick off your slippahs, sit back, relax, and get ready for a spectacular festival in 2017!

Aloha,

Tracy Bennett Film Commissioner, County of Maui

A MESSAGE FROM THE HAWAI‘I FILM OFFICE Aloha mai Ka-kou Welcome to the 18th annual Maui Film Festival, one of the best film festivals on planet earth. For those who know this festival, you know exactly what I'm talking about. For those attending for the first time, prepare to be amazed. You are about to experience the most eclectic, life-affirming, inspired collection of films amidst the most breathtaking backdrop and technologically advanced venue ever. Where else can you share the magic of movies under a perfectly cinematic night sky with the majestic mount Haleakala- towering over you and the shining blue Pacific behind you. It's almost sensory overload. Almost... In my book, it's perfection. We are forever grateful to Barry & Stella Rivers for creating the gift that is this festival. And to the hardworking Maui Film Festival 'Ohana for all you do year-after-year to bring this celebration of cinema to life, offering the most inspired opportunity for film enthusiasts to bask in the aura of such creative energy. The Maui Film Festival is a critical partner in building Hawai'i's film industry. The festival sets the perfect stage and opens doors for the industry's key decision makers so they can see firsthand all that Maui and the Hawaiian Islands have to offer the world as a pre-eminent filming destination. And with the state's production tax credit now providing 25% for productions taking place on Maui and the other Neighbor Islands, Hawai'i is poised and ready to take on the world. E nanea i na- ki'oni'oni (enjoy the movies!) Aloha, Donne Dawson State Film Commissioner Hawai'i Film Office hawaiifilmoffice.com


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COVER & TRAI LER ARTISTS: R A N D Y J AY B R AU N W I L L IA M L E BE D A BA RR Y RI V ER S

Table of Contents Letters to the Festival..................................................6, 8 & 9

E Komo Mai Welcome and Cast & Crew ...............................15

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Festival­at­a­Glance ......................................................18 & 19 Navigator Tribute to Connie Britton ....................................25

Opening Night (June 21) Celestial Cinema ..................27 & 29

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Shining Star Tribute to Freida Pinto ................................... 35

Thursday Night (June 22) Celestial Cinema .................37 & 39

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ike the Maui Film Festival itself, the evocative cover photographs of an evening under the stars at the Celestial Cinema and the Seaside Cinema and stunning Taste of Wailea that serves as the cover shots for this 18th anniversary Maui Film Festival Event Program, is a work of beautiful collaboration between photographer Randy Jay Braun and the Moon. To view more visit: www.randyjaybraun.com Arriving in Hawai‘i in 1982 with a degree in anthropology and a passion for photography, Braun began to capture on film the rich cultural diversity of the people of the Islands. Often consulting with cultural authorities, Braun creates award­winning sepia­toned, hand­colored portraits that convey the essence of ancient Hawai‘i. William Lebeda is a graphic designer, animator and director who has worked in the field of entertainment design for 20 years.

Currently he is Creative Director of Picture Mill, a Hollywood­based digital design studio. Most recently William and his team have been responsible for the titles sequences in many of the blockbuster films loved around the world. Barry Rivers, founder and director of the Maui Film Festival, produced and directed television and film for 20+ years prior to starting the Festival. The hula images on the front cover are from SoundWaves, a special on Hawaiian Music hosted by Kenny Loggins that he wrote, produced and directed.

Cover photos by Randy Jay Braun. Trailer Design by William Lebeda. SoundWaves images by Barry Rivers. Used with permission.

Pathfinder Tribute to Pierce Brosnan ..................................43

Friday (June 23) Celestial Cinema..........................45, 47 & 49

Rising Star Tribute to Karen Gillan........................................51 Saturday (June 24) Celestial Cinema ...........................53 & 55

Sunday (June 25) Celestial Cinema ........................59, 61 & 63 Taste of Summer Opening Party at Grand Wailea .............69

Taste of Chocolate ................................................................73 Taste of Wailea .............................................................76 & 77

Filmmakers Panels & Intimate Conversations ...................81 Toes­in­the­Sand Short Film Showcase................................85

Showcase Cinema: Features at the MACC .............89 thru 117

Short Films 2017..........................................................123 & 127

Frequently Asked Questions ...............................................131

Ticket & Passes & Event Information .................................135

Advertiser Index with Website Links ........................139 & 141

Back Cover ..........................................................................142


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Changing Culture Is Challenging. We’re In. What About You?

2017

Several years ago, I received an oval granite touchstone engraved with this question: “What Would Buddha Do?” That query stood out no matter the room this stone occupied, whether in our home or in the Festival office — and believe me it can be more than a little unnerving to see it on the bedroom night table when you're about to make love, or staring back at you as you make your morning coffee to head into your day, or inside the freezer next to the Ben & Jerry’s, or on top of the television while CNN is whizzing around the globe covering humanity’s latest inhumanity or triumph — this simple piece of granite has reminded me every day to take action personally and professionally to support the highest aspirations in all of us. The stone suggests timeless, timely, constant and yet ever­ changing answers that seem all the more important in light of recent world events.

Feel free to substitute any enlightened being of your choice, past or present, for the Buddha. For me, the value of the stone is not in its reference to Buddha but in the implications of its question: Am I willing to contemplate the challenge it poses to my core values and to my decisions in my life and life’s work? I have often said that, at the end of the day, the Maui Film Festival is about turning darkness into light. From the first moment that light shines on any Festival screen, we have one primary mission — to turn the "reel" world into a way of being in the “real” world that respects the integrity and beauty of both the natural order and the realm of human interaction. For this reason, the granite cornerstone of this Festival's programming philosophy can be summarized in one phrase: life­affirming storytelling.

Inspired by the wisdom engraved the Festival’s ‘Pet Rock’ as noted above, the 18th annual Maui Film Festival will again celebrate enlightenment that entertains.

In the film industry, the lynchpin of global media culture — all too often the lowest common denominator of our collective wisdom (or lack thereof) not only passes for entertainment but also generates record­ breaking box office numbers. Every year we are challenged to identify the films that aspire higher. I am pleased to report that, in celebration of its 18th ‘Birthday/Birthyear’, the Festival staff has put together another ‘jewel box’ festival that truly sparkles and shines. With the hard work behind us, we prepare now for the pure pleasure of five days of great filmmaking by talented filmmakers, an A­List of honorees worthy of a walk down the red carpet at the Academy Awards®, Spirit Awards or Toronto, Sundance and Telluride film festivals and — Maui being the birthplace and home of Pacific Rim Cuisine — exceptionally unforgettable culinary celebrations to boot!

On behalf of the entire Maui Film Festival ‘ohana (family) — and with a special nod to the festival’s über­talented co­ directors, Stella Rivers and Wendy and Ben Goodman — Our ‘Ohana Has Built an Experience to Fall in Love With! Welcome to the 2017 Maui FIlm Festival and Enjoy the Ride!

CAST & CREW Founder/Director Barry Rivers

Event Production Manager Jeanine Thomason Executive Assistant Cynthia Pegolo

Website / Newsletter Design Ben & Sykvia Kikuyama DzinePod.com Volunteer Guru/Maven Keith Ranney

Transportation Coordinator Darcey Lewis

Office Assistants Jody Arthur

Scrip Sales Manager Barbara Trecker

Audio Charles Trundy

Chief Rigger Joseph Imhoff Andy Schmelzer

Social Media Director Kristin McCracken

Celestial Cinema Crew Charles Hook Kai Williams Jim Nichols Billy Pacheco Cinthia Pacheco

Event Program & Promo Materials Ron Kenar Art to Print Hawaii

Print Traffic Coordinator Cynthia Pegolo

Festival Printer Maui Printing Company

Bookkeepers Cynthia Pegolo Naomi Adams

Media Consultant Andrew Goodman

Asst. Volunteer Coordinators Hilary Williams Jasmine Kilborn

Festival Trailer ­ Picture Mill Bill Lebeda, Creative Director Evan Jackson Celestial Stage Manager Sharon Drayer Munz

Special Events Consultant Michael Rose

Special Events Coordinator Michael Huffman Festival Astronomer Harriet Witt

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MACC Coordinators Eric Molina & Shawn Boeckman

Legal Eagle Naiditch, Esq.

Box Office Team Leiohu Richmond, Manager Nancy Findeisen, Co­Manager Lindy Shapiro, Celestial Cinema Mgr

Technical Crew Projectionist: Doug Paulson Video: Brendan Stevens,

Operations Coordinators Allison Carter Kelly Keenan

Fiscal Sponsor MEDB

Director of Operations Bob Craver

Technical Director Lou DiLiberto

Wailea Office Team Office Manager Romelle Verduzco

Celestial Front of House Gina Strykul

Festival Co­Directors Stella Rivers Wendy Goodman Ben Goodman aka PR Director

VIP Shuttle Drivers Michael Kierz Diane Dooley Lisa Sue Royer

Festival Medic Danny Williams

Filmmaker Panels Coordinator Mystery Maven

Ticketing System & On­Line Film Guide synercom­edi (tixSYS)

Special Thanks

All the Guardian Angels — You now Who You Are — Who Appear Out of Thin Air to Make Each Year’s Festival Rock! And Roll!

Barry Rivers Founder & Director

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Beatriz at Dinner

Directed By: Miguel Arteta Producers: Aaron L. Gilbert, David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon Written by: Mike White Cinematographer: Wyatt Garfield Screenwriter: Matt Ross Editor: Jay Deuby Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, John Lithgow, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Kathryn Hahn, Trin Miller, Steven Zahn

Vanity Fair raved that "Salma Hayek is remarkable in this deceptively deep dramedy of manners about the struggle for humanity’s conscience” in the age of Trump and is a smart, powerful, slyly funny and not­to­be­missed tour­deforce. It’s written by Mike White, directed by Miguel Arteta and co­stars John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker. Pure and simple this film’s DNA is infused with cinematic fireworks! 96min. R Proudly Presented by: Celestial Cinema

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Grand Unified Theory

Directed By: David Ray Producers: Drew Locke, David Ray Written by: David Ray Cinematographer: John S. Bartley Editors: Matt Ross Editor: Chris Hooper, Jamie Murray Composer: Jordan Klassen, Hamish Thomson Cast: Kendall Cross, Gabrielle Rose, Nils Hognestad, Emma Grabinsky, Maxwell Haynes, Niki Wipf, Andrew McNee, Raugi Yu, Blair Penner, Diana Pavlovska

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to fall in love with this fast, funny and inspired dramedy that takes place over one fateful weekend in the thriving­onchaos family life of a brilliant astrophysicist. If, instead of some of Canada’s best actors, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Carrell, Olivia Wilde and Owen Wilson were its stars, it’d be #1 at the box office right now! This was the first film accepted into this year’s Festival. 103min. NR Proudly Presented by: Celestial Cinema

Wednesday, June 21

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The Big Wave Project: A Band of Brothers

Directed By: Tim Bonython Producer: Jason Muir Cinematographer: Tim Bonython Cast: Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healey, Ryan Hipwood, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Billy Kemper Andrea Moller, Paige Alms

Many of the biggest names in the bigwave world — Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healey, Keala Kennelly, Ryan Hipwood, Andrea Moller, Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Billy Kemper are featured in this, five years in the making, raw and uncensored journey into one of the world’s most exciting challenges: riding the world’s biggest waves. Directed by Tim Boynton, TBWP, delivers the real deal on all the risk, glory and stoke of big wave surfing. 98min. NR

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Thursday, June 22

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Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story Directed By: Phillip Baribeau Producers: Dennis Aig, Phillip Baribeau Cinematographers: Phillip Baribeau, Jennifer Jane Editor: Tony Hale Composer: Joachim Cooder Cast: Jennifer Jane, Eduardo Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Indra Fannuzzi, Kathie Garcia, Corinne Jane

Without exception, CHARGED is the most inspirational film the Maui Film Festival has ever shown. As The Hollywood Reporter’s review raved, it is “A true story about the indomitability of the human spirit that will keep audiences mesmerized from start to finish.” Everyone in touch with their humanity, will be touched and elevated by this triumphantly vivid and eyeopening life lesson in appreciation. 86min. NR

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Kuleana

Directed By: Brian Kohne Producer: Stefan C. Schaefer Written by: Brian Kohne Cinematographer: Dan Hersey Editor: Adi Ell­Ad Composer: Willie K. Kahaiali’I, Johnny Wilson Cast: Moronai Kanekoa, Kristina Anapau, Sonya Balmores, Stefan C. Schaefer, Branscombe Richmond, Marlene Sai, Augie Tulba, Mel Cabang, Vene Chun, Kainoa Horcajo, Steven Dascoulias, Kealani Warner, Hoku Pavao, Bill Hensley, J.D. Tanuvasa, Cyris Laury­Schaefer, Talei Laury­Schaefer, Virginia Sandell, Tsune Watenabe

Maui, 1971. Kaho'olawe is being bombed, a Renaissance of Hawaiian culture and political activism fills the air and unscrupulous real estate developers are trying to hoodwink local people out of their homes and land. Against this backdrop, comes this story of a disabled Vietnam vet who must rediscover the Hawaiian warrior within in order to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father’s name. From Maui filmmakers Brian Kohne and Stefan Schaefer. 95min. NR Proudly Presented by: Celestial Cinema

Friday, June 23

8:00 PM


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Poisoning Paradise

Directed By: Keely Shaye Brosnan, Teresa Tico Executive Producer: Pierce Brosnan Producers: Teresa Tico, Keely Shaye Brosnan Cinematographers: Max Frauchiger, Mario Furloni, William Maheras, Mike May, Danny Miller, Bill Paris, Jenna Rosher, Troy Smith Editors: Danny Miller, Noah Sher Narrated by: Alika Atay, Demetrius Oliveira Cast: Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Dr. Andrea Brower, Dr. Eric Chivian, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Brenda Eskenazi, Dr. Lee Evslin, Gary Hooser, Robert Kennedy Jr., Andrew Kimbrell, Dr. Lorrin Pang, Dr. Bradley Peterson, Fern Rosenstiel, Dr. Vandana Shiva

Executive Producer Pierce Brosnan returns to the festival with this awardwinning documentary, co­directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico, that encourages audiences to join the international debate about GMO’s and pesticides raging around the world. It aims to inspire a conversation about people’s “right to know,” the necessity of “informed consent,” and holding corporations accountable. Live in Hawaii? Breathe its air? This is stuff you need to know. 60min. NR Proudly Presented by: Celestial Cinema

Friday, June 23

10:00 PM


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Given

Directed By: Jess Bianchi Producers: Dalia Burde, Heron Calisch­Dolen, Paige Livingston Written by: Georgina Yvonne Puig, Jess Bianchi, Malia Mau Cinematographer: Devin Whetstone Editors: Jess Bianchi, Dana Shaw Composer: Gregory Rogove Cast: Daize Goodwin, Aamion Goodwin, Given Goodwin, True Goodwin

Directed by Jessi Bianchi, this is a global adventure that immerses you in the Goodwin Family's quest to embrace the richness and diversity of the planet’s natural and human wonders. GIVEN rips you out of your daily grind and makes you question why you are not seeing more of the world while making you want to once again believe in our planet and all the different people who call it home. 75min. NR

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Friday, June 23

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Directed By: Demetri Martin Producers: Giles Andrew, Charles Denton, Jessica Latham, Elliott Watson Written by: Demetri Martin Cinematographer: Mark Schwartzbard Editor: Josh Salzberg Composer: Mark Noseworthy, Orr Rebhun Cast: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award® winner Kevin Kline, and costars Gillian Jacobs and Mary Steenburgen, in this comedic, heartfelt, cross country tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Hipster website Collider called DEAN “Hilarious, heartfelt and refreshingly original!” Winner of the Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. 87min. PG­13

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Saturday, June 24

8:00 PM


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Directed By: Eric Stoltz Producers: Shaun Sanghani, Sandy Stern Written by: Benjamin August Cinematographer: Gavin Fisher Editor: Andrea Fehrle Composer: Brian Byrne Cast: Kristen Chenoweth, Skyler Gisondo, Bruce Dern, Olivia Holt

Bernie is back! Bernard “Bernie” Flannigan that is, in this delicious and supremely satisfying indie comedy slash civics lesson slash pair of teenagers and grandparents falling in love — in age appropriate ways! The film stars Bruce Dern, Kristin Chenoweth, Olivia Holt, and Skyler Gisondo that has been compared to the work of Wes Anderson and John Hughes. Directed by Eric Stoltz. 101min. NR

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Saturday, June 24

10:00 PM


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Proximity

Directed By: Taylor Steele Producer: Michael Lawrence Photographer: Todd Glaser Cast: Kelly Slater, John Florence, Shane Dorian, Albee Layer, Stephanie Gilmore, Dave Rastovich, Rob Machado, Craig Anderson

Director Taylor Steele delivers this visceral portrait of modern surfing. PROXIMITY follows eight of the world's best surfers — 11­time world champion Kelly Slater and current champ John Flo­ rence, big wave icon Shane Dorian and rising star Albee Layer, six­time women's champ Stephanie Gilmore, activist Dave Rastovich, and style masters Rob Machado and Craig Anderson searching for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations. 60min. NR

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Sunday, June 25

8:00 PM


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Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton Directed By: Rory Kennedy Producers: Mark Bailey, Rory Kennedy, Paul Speaker, Jack Youngelson Written by: Mark Bailey, Jack Youngelson Cinematographer: Alice Gu, Don King Editor: Azin Samari

Director Rory Kennedy’s TAKE EVERY WAVE captures the remarkable and unconventional life of legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton through the eyes of long time friends and family. Hamilton has proven himself a true innovator, pushing conventions to the extreme and reinventing surfing — tow­in surfing and foil boarding — throughout his career. Think you know Laird’s story already? Wanna bet? Either way, seeing Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton will be a moviegoing memory for a lifetime. 118min. NR

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Sunday, June 25

9:00 PM


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FISHPEOPLE

Directed By: Keith Malloy Producer: Patagonia Director of Photography: Scott Soens Editor: Alex Jablonski Cast: Dave Rastovich, Kimi Werner, Matahi Drollet, Ray Collins, Lynne Cox, Eddie Donnellan

A film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore. From Patagonia and filmmaker Keith Malloy, it features segments on Maui born and raised spearfisher Kimi Werner, Tahitian surfer & fisherman Matahi Drollet, Aussie surfer Dave Rastovich and more. 60min. NR

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Sunday, June 25

11:00 PM


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Filmmakers Panels Filmmakers Panel A

Please Note: All panelists on all panels subject to change.

CHANGING THE WORLD ONE FILM AT A TIME

HERO SHOTS:

STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE WORLD OF WATER

Name any world class surfer from anywhere on Earth and these artist/athletes have been in the water with them. Whether Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healey, Keala Kennelly, Ryan Hipwood, Andrea Moller, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Billy Kemper, Kelly Slater, John Florence, Shane Dorian, Albee Layer, Stephanie Gilmore, Paige Alma, Dave Rastovich, Rob Machado, Craig Anderson and many more. At breaks including Cape Fear, NSW; Teahupoo, Tahiti; Pe'ahi / Jaws, Maui; Shipsterns, Tasmania; Dungeons, South Africa; Cloudbreak, Fiji and many more, they have been there and shot that. Panelists Tim Bonython, Producer / Director The Big Wave Project: A Band of Brothers Don King, Cinematographer Extraordinaire Taylor Steele, Director ­ Proximity Kimi Werner, Patagonia Surf Ambasador ­ FISHPEOPLE Moderator: Be Surprised...

Like surprises? We do. And we’re cooking up a special one in this panel that will feature filmmakers uniquely qualified to share their passion for the worlds they explored in their latest projects. Wish we had more details to share with you now but cooking up a delicious and nutritious cinematic stew for all of you sometimes just needs to simmer a bit longer. We’re trusting the Universe on this one and ask you do to so too. Panelists

For Now, Thats for Us to Know. And You to Find Out About Soon. www.MauiFilmFestival.com

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INSIDE KULEANA:

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THE THE MAKING OF A BORN AND RAISED MAUI MOVIE

MANY FILMMAKERS. MANY VIEWS.

After six plus months of crawling around on hands and knees in a cinematic coal mine looking for diamonds, what we came up with were — guess what? — Diamonds! This panel will explore the extraordinary range of stores, both features and shorts, that are having their Maui Premieres at this years Maui Film Festival. Panelists Derek Pecke, Writer/Director ­ Ram Dass, Going Home: David Ray, Writer/Diector ­ Grand Unifed Theory Derek Peck, Producer / Director ­ Ram Dass, Going Home Sandy Stern, Producer, ­ Class Rank Lucy Walker, Executive Producer ­ Ram Dass, Going Home Mark Williams, Director ­ A Family Man

Maui born and raised writer/director Brian Kohne and long­time Maui kama’aina Stefan Schaefer, and key members of their on­camera ‘ohana light up the virtual Emerald Forest that is the Mei Court at the Wailea Beach Marriott, to regal you with stories of the challenges, thrills and spills of what it took to co­created Maui’s first genuine quality feature film to tell an authentic, respectful and uber­ engaging story set in Maui 1971. Panelists Brian Kohne, Writer / Director  Stefan Schafer, Producer / Actor Kristina Anapau, Actor  Sonya Balmores, Actor Kainoa Horcajo, Actor  Moroni Kanekoa, Actor Marlene Sai, Actor

Moderator: Barry Wurst, Film Critic, MauiTime Weekly Mei Court  Wailea Beach Resort Saturday, June 24  12:30 P.M.

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HAWAI’I FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE A FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING! OPEN TO ALL!

Journey around the world to see the planet through the eyes of filmmakers young and old, all off them wise beyond their years as their cameras capture 16 stories they had to tell.

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Inshore, great short filmmakers are the future of cinema. Get to know them! Production Stills and Flim Synopsis on page 85. FILMS SCREENING INCLUDE: Washed Away Detroit Blood Change 10K Reef at Risk More than an Image: Gile Duley Paris 1971 Lost crops The Seed Volt Drawn & Recorded: Teen Spirit Diary of a Youtuber Big Crunch

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A Family Man

Directed By: Mark Williams Producers: Gerard Butler, Nicolas Chartier, Craig J. Flores, Patrick Newall Written by: Bill Dubuque Cinematographer: Shelly Johnson Editor: Thom Noble Composer: Mark Isham Cast: Alison Brie, Gerard Butler, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, Gretchen Mol

Gerard Butler, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Gretchen Mol and Alfred Molina deliver a powerful redemption tale of a corporate headhunter who’s life does a “180” after his son gets ill. As his better angels lead him to re­set his priorities, from workaholic to being fully engaged in his life and with his family, as the father, husband and man they all need him to be. Mark Williams directs. 108min. R Print Courtesy: G­Base and Vertical Entertainment

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 24 ★ 3:00 PM


AFTER PARTY LIBATIONS

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The Trip to Spain

Directed By: Michael Winterbottom Producers: Josh Hyams, Stefano Negri, Melissa Paramenter Cinematographer: James Clarke Editor: Mags Arnold, Paul Monaghan, Marc Richardson Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio, Claire Keelan

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite with director Michael Winterbottom for another chapter in their hilarious road trip series. This time taking their wit and appetites on a tour through picturesque Spain’s finest fine dining. The Trip to Spain is a delightful road trip comedy that feels like a vacation with old friends. “In addition to calling TPTS the “the year’s funniest film”, IndieWire also called it "The well­done third installment of Michael Winterbottom's hilarious series cements these movies as the "Before Trilogy" of food porn.” 112min. NR Print Courtesy: IFC Films

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 24 ★ 5:00 PM


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Mantra: Sounds Into Silence

Directed By: Georgia Wyss Producers: Raymond McCormack & Georgia Wyss Cinematographer: Jordi Azategui, Ismael Joyera, Wari OM Editors: Daniel Arvizu, Georgia Wyss Cast: Guara Vani Buchwald, Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Andrew Newberg, Nina Rao, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur, MC Yogi

This full­length feature documentary about the practice of Kirtan chanting, or Bhakti Yoga, shares the stories of people who are experiencing healing and inner peace by singing mantras together. Through encounters with a variety of leaders of the practice in the West, we discover how performers Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur and MC Yogi came to embrace the practice of Kirtan, and how, over the years, it has transformed their lives. 95min. NR Print Courtesy: Tengo Two, S.L.

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Fits & Starts

Directed By: Laura Terruso Producers: Margherita Arco, Neda Armian, Laura Terruso Written by: Laura Terruso Cinematographer: Benjamin Rutkowski Editor: Robert Grigsby Wilson Composer: Jay Israelson Cast: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky, Ben Sinclair

Wyatt Cenac and Greta Lee star in writer/director Laura Terruso’s quirky romantic comedy about a struggling writer, whose wife is a hot young literary figure, and who has just released a new masterpiece. When her publisher invites the couple to an artists' salon at his home in Connecticut, the pair embark on a journey to what­might be that may, or may not, ultimately set them both free. 75min. NR Print Courtesy: Free Architect Film

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 24 ★ 9:00 PM


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Ram Dass: Going Home Directed By: Derek Peck Producer: Derek Peck

As Eastern mysticism has gone virtually mainstream, we check in with the legendary American writer and spiritual teacher whose 1971 book, BE HERE NOW, arguably launched the still expanding awareness of awareness in the United States. Filmmaker Derek Peck visits Ram Dass at his home in Maui as Ram Dass to reflect on the greatest revelations of his life — Truth, Love and Consciousness. 21min. NR Print Courtesy: Derek Peck

Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 25 ★ 3:00 PM


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Holy (un)Holy River Directed By: Peter McBride, Jake Norton Producers: Peter McBride, Jake Norton Composer: John McDowell Cinematographer: Peter McBride, Jake Norton Editor: Anand Kamalakar

Once celebrated for its purity, the Ganges River of India now carries contaminates from its glacial headwaters, where freshly fallen snow contains zinc from industrial emissions. In one the most beautifully photographed docs of the year, co­directors Pete McBride and Jake Norton examine the paradox of this sacred river — that is both divine and defiled, revered and reviled ­— and ask the essential question: Can the Ganges survive? 60min. NR Print Courtesy: Peter McBride, Jake Norton

Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 25 ★ 3:00 PM


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Heal

Directed By: Kelly Noonan Producers: Richell Morrissey, Adam Schomer Written by: Kelly Noonan Cinematographer: Christopher Gallo Editor: Tina Mascara Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh Cast: Dr. Michael Beckwith, Dr. Joseph Dispenza, Marianne Williamson, Gregg Braden, Peter Crone, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Joan Borysenko, Anita Moorjani, Bernie Siegel, Kelly Turner, Anthony William, David Hamilton, Kelly Brogan

HEAL follows three people on actual high­stakes healing journeys to find out what works and why. We are taken on a scientific and spiritual journey by Dr. Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Joseph Dispenza, Deepak Chopra, Anita Moorjani, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Anthony William the "Medical Medium", Gregg Braden and several others. Discover how chang­ ing one's perceptions can help the body heal itself from any disease. Directed by Kelly Noonan. 105min. NR Print Courtesy: Elevative Entertainment

Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 25 ★ 5:00 PM


Two Souls — Join Together

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HARE KRISHNA! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All Directed By: John Griesser Producers: Jessica Heinrich, Lauren Ross, Coralie Tapper Written by: Jean Griesser Cinematographer: Krishna Sanchez, Adric Watson Editor: Lauren Ross, Krishna Sanchez, Hilary Zakheim Composer: Michael Mollura

HARE KRISHNA! is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada, the 70­year­old Indian Swami who arrives in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s. Suddenly thrust into the raging counterculture, he speaks of the world's real need – a revolution in consciousness. This captures the attention of a generation of youth seeking answers and ignites a worldwide spiritual phenomenon, now known as the Hare Krishna movement. 90min. NR

Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 25 ★ 7:00 PM


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Short Films 2017

10 K

Directed by: Neil LaBute

DETROIT BLOOD

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IT’S A DATE

Directed by: Zachary Zezima

A man and a woman meet on a wooded path. Is it an accident or something planned? Is it the first time or the hundredth? '10K' is a suburban mystery shot through with humor and tension and desire.

A man recounts his complicated relationship with his estranged brother and struggles to find meaning from a violent past.

Everyone is an alien at first.

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Castle Theater – Saturday, June 24, 9:00 PM Precedes Fits & Starts

Directed by: Dan Damman

A failed athlete, determined to give her son more opportunity, bends the rules of an International yoga competition to qualify him in a neighboring state, only to realize her choices might be taking away his innocence. Castle Theater – Sunday, June 25, 3:00 PM Precedes Holy (un)Holy River

CHANGE

Directed by: Isaac Kerlow

Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

Directed by: Holly Hargreaves

Charlotte is a successful youtuber and soon discovers the harsh reality of on­line bullying. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

Directed by: Timothy Cooper

Seconds after the wedding ceremony, a bride is stunned to learn that her new husband fudged nearly everything he told her about his past, his family, and his accomplishments—but his revelations force her to come clean about a few shocking secrets of her own. Castle Theater – Saturday, June 24, 9:00 PM Precedes Fits & Starts

DRAWN & RECORDED: TEEN SPIRIT

Directed by: Drew Christie

Animated in a pop­up book animation style, this episode of Drawn & Recorded tells the story behind one of the most iconic songs ever written. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

LOST CROPS

Directed by: Christopher Jenkins

A doctor in search of sustainable superfoods teams up with an experienced botanist and humanitarian in a journey of discovery story.

Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema – Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase


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Short Films 2017

LOVE UNLEASHED Directed by: Kacey Klonsky

Everyday people share personal stories of their beloved older dogs in this documentary about unconditional love.

Castle Theater – Sunday, June 25, 7:00 PM Precedes Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement, and the Swami Who Started It All

REEFS AT RISK

Directed by: Malina Fagan

Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the deadly effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs and marine life. In order to protect this fragile ecosystem, Hawaii strives to ban a commonly used UV chemical, called oxybenzone, and hopes that other states and nations will follow. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

MORE THAN AN IMAGE: GILES DULEY

Directed by: Tom Martin

Giles Duley is a documentary photographer and humanitarian activist. For Giles, the power of photography is its ability to create change by inspiring those with the capacity to help. Giles tells the stories of those affected by war and conflict, and we explore the power of storytelling and his own personal sacrifice in this inspirational story.

THE BIG CRUNCH

Directed by: Dusty Mancinelli

A science fiction, off­beat comedy about a boy who has an existential crisis about his place in the world after learning that the universe will one day collapse in an epic big crunch. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

PARIS, 1971

Directed by: David Khachatorian

Lost interviews with Jim Morrison, never before featured in a documentary, form the basis of this imaginative re­framing that recounts his last days and interment at the mythic Père Lachaise cemetery. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

THE SEED VAULT: PRESERVING CROP DIVERSITY, FOREVER.

Directed by: Daniel Sherer

Agricultural is at risk of extinction and humanity must collect and protect what remains to ensure it’s own survival in an uncertain future. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

VICTOR & ISOLINA

Directed by: William Caballero

In the Unique style of Hybrid animation... Living apart, Victor and Isolina (now in their 80's) answer questions about their life­long, complex and arduous relationship, posed from behind the lens of their documentary filmmaking Grandson. An adorable, touching, poignant love story in a funny he said/she said account. Castle Theater Sunday, June 25, 5:00 PM Precedes Heal

WASHED AWAY

Directed by: Dana Nachman

One man's struggle with crippling chronic pain drives him to create. But his masterpieces are temporary. They are washed away by the tides within hours of completion. Toes­in­the­Sand Cinema Thursday, June 22, 8:00 PM Plays in the Short Film Showcase

WHEEL OF LIFE

Directed by: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider

Meet El Oso (the Bear), one of the founders of Casino— the dance that launched salsa. A simple man whose joie de vivre delights, Oso travels through Havana regaling us with tales of his youth, when Havana’s exclusive clubs were white only, forcing him to dance on the streets. Castle Theater Saturday, June 24, 7:00 PM Precedes Mantra: Sounds Into Silence


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Frequently Asked Questions WHERE IS THE CELESTIAL CINEMA? The Celestial Cinema is at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, on the amphitheater­like slopes of the golf­ course driving range.

WHERE DO I PARK FOR CELESTIAL CINEMA? Parking for Celestial Cinema is at the Wailea Special Event Lot. From there, you take our complimentary shuttle service. The only parking available at the Gold and Emerald Course is for patrons with reservations to Gannon’s Restaurant and/or Maui Film Festival Wailea 2017 VIP Patron Passholders.

IS THERE A SHUTTLE SERVICE? A free shuttle, courtesy of Akina Aloha Tours, will take festival attendees to and from the Celestial Cinema and Special Event venues. Celestial Cinema shuttles run continuously starting at 6:15 pm. Opening Night Reception shuttles begin at 4:45pm from hotels only. Taste of Wailea shuttles begin at 4:15 pm (from both resort hotels and the Special Event parking lot). All shuttles will return to the Special Event Parking Lot at the end of each Special Event and Celestial Cinema Feature Film. Return shuttles will drop off guests at Wailea resort properties and the Wailea Event Parking Lot upon request. "For guests staying in Wailea Resorts, complimentary shuttle service from the hotel main entrance (side entrance at the Fairmont Kea Lani) is available to Celestial Cinema and all events except Filmmakers Panels, Filmmaker’s Brunch and Soirée at Spago."

WHERE IS CELESTIAL CINEMA WILL CALL? Celestial Cinema Will Call is at the ticketing counter in the lobby of Gannon’s Restaurant and the Gold & Emerald Golf Course Pro Shop. The shuttle buses will drop you off right in front of it.

WHAT IS A GOOD NIGHT TO BRING MY KIDS TO THE FILMS? Parents are urged to research films for appropriateness for their children. Tickets for kids 12 & under are $10 on Thursday (June 22nd) and Sunday (June 25th) at Celestial Cinema. Tickets for kids 12 and under are $10 every night at Castle Theater, although this is not meant to imply that the films are necessarily ap­ propriate for children. HOW IS SEATING ARRANGED AT THE CELESTIAL CINEMA? Seating at Celestial Cinema is on the grass, and is arranged on a first come first served basis. To make things more comfortable, please feel free to bring your own low back beach chairs, blan­ kets, and pillows or towels to sit on. You may also rent a low back beach chair for $5 per night. Rentals require a $15 deposit refunded upon return of chair. Special arrangements available for persons with disabilities.

Special seating available for patrons dining at Gannon’s Restaurant before attending Celestial Cinema and/or Maui Film Festival Wailea 2017 VIP Patron Pass Holders.

CAN I BRING FOOD OR BEVERAGES TO CELESTIAL CINEMA? No. Outside food, beverages, or coolers are not allowed. Thank you for your understanding.

ARE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE AT THE CELESTIAL CINEMA? Yes. Nightly offerings will include salads, wraps, sandwiches, and delicious hot dinners, including vegetarian options. Snack items ranging from popcorn to cupcakes will also be available. Celestial Cinema is an alcohol­free venue. Soft drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase. Maui Film Festival is proud to offer recycling bins in which to place your cans, cardboard, plastic and glass containers. Maui Film Festival is proud to offer recy­ cling bins in which to place your cans, cardboard, plastic and glass containers.

HOW DO I PAY FOR FOOD AT CELESTIAL CINEMA? Scrip, purchased with cash, is the cur­ rency used at Celestial Cinema for food and beverages. There is an ATM on site. HOW DO I GET TICKETS FOR THE TRIBUTES? Tributes are ticketed with the film that they precede. See our film guide at mauifilmfestival.com for specifics.

IS FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER? Yes, delicious food prepared by local restaurants and caterers will be available in the Yokouchi Founders’ Court. Call the MACC Box Office for specifics regarding time and menu at 808­242­SHOW. WHAT IS THE ATTIRE FOR FILMS AND EVENTS? Attire for films is casual. Evenings can be cool at Celestial Cinema and Toes in the Sand Cinema. Bringing a sweater or light jacket will guarantee your comfort for the evening. Attire for all Special Events is "Resort Wear", including the Taste of Wailea, our signature event.

ARE MINORS ALLOWED AT SPECIAL EVENTS? Our Special Events (Taste of Summer, Taste of Chocolate & Taste of Wailea) are restricted to guests 21 and over. Please bring I.D. Minors are allowed at all other festival screenings and events. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS? Tickets are available for sale on our website at MauiFilmFestival.com. Select passes and tickets are also available at the Whole Foods Market Customer Service Desk in Kahului June 9th– June 24th and at the Shops at Wailea from June 14th – June 25th. For a complete list of locations please visit our Ticket Sales Location page.

For a complete list of locations please visit our Ticket Sales Location page.

IF I ORDERED PASSES OR TICKETS OVER THE PHONE OR WEB, WHERE DO I PICK UP MY TICKETS? All Passes are available for pick­up at the Will Call at the first film or event that they include. All Film and Event Tickets are available for pick­up at that event Will Call.

To pick­up your purchases, you must bring the credit card used and photo ID. Tickets & Passes purchased prior to June 13th can be picked up at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office on June 14th only.

Call MACC Box Office for hours at 808­242­SHOW.

After June 14th, Rising Star Passes & Castle Theater Tickets will be available at MACC Box Office the day after purchase.

After June 14th, Celestial Passes and Celestial Cinema single tickets will be available at Celestial Cinema will­call the day after purchase. Hours 6pm ­ 10pm.

After June 14th, Shooting Star, Twilight, Comet, Stardust & Cosmos Passes will be available for pickup at the will­call of Celestial Cinema and/or the first Special Event that the pass includes.

After June14th, Special Event Tickets will be at the event will­call which opens half an hour prior to event start time. After June 14th, Single Film Tickets will be at the screening location will­call which opens as follows: Celestial Cinema at 6pm & MACC during regular hours. Call MACC Box Office at 808­242­SHOW.

Special arrangements for pick up of multi­venue passes & gift purchases can be made by emailing boxoffice@mauifilmfestival.com.

WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR? Celestial Cinema will have door tickets available for $25 each, which grants entry for the entire evening. Celestial Passes will also be available at the door for $92 – good for 4 admissions on any night. Maui Arts & Cultural Center will have door tickets at $15 per film.

Special Events will have door tickets available unless the event is sold out. Please check our Special Events page on the website prior to event for status.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES AT THE FILMS AND EVENTS? Use of video cameras is strictly prohibited at all Maui Film Festival Wailea venues.


CELESTIAL CINEMA

2017 Ticket, Passes & Event Information

Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course Amphitheater $24 advance $25 at the door. Single Celestial Cinema Tickets can be used to enjoy whatever Night’s Premieres and Festivities you’d like. Kids 12 & Under are $10 Thur 6/22 & Sun 6/25at Celestial Cinema. Available by phone and at the door. Parents please use discretion when choosing films kids might see. Castle Theater Maui Arts & Cultural Center $15 per film Available: In-Person MACC Box Office or www.mauiarts.org

SPECIAL EVENTS Filmmakers Panels & Intimate Conversations Saturday, June 24th Wailea Beach Resort $10 per panel Taste of Summer Opening Reception Wednesday, June 21st 5:00pm - 7:00pm Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort $150 thru 6/20 $165 6/21 pre-sale ’til noon $195 at door if available Taste of Chocolate Friday, June 23th 10:00pm - Midnight Four Seasons Resort Maui $150 thru 6/20 $165 thru 6/21 to 6/23 pre-sale ’til noon $195 at door if available Taste of Wailea Saturday, June 24th Wailea Golf Academy at Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course 4:30pm - 7:00pm $150 thru 6/20 $165 thru 6/24 pre-sale ’til noon $195 at door if available

MULTI-USER FILM PASSES Rising Star Pass Multi-user Family & Friends Pass Valid for 4 Films at MACC $52 thru 6/20 $56 from 6/21 - 6/25 $60 at the door Celestial Cinema Pass Multi-user Family & Friends Pass Valid for 4 Celestial Cinema Entries. $88 - 6/10 to 6/20 $92 - 6/21 to 6/25

EXCLUSIVE INDIVIDUAL USER PASSES: Shooting Star Pass All Films at MACC & Celestial Cinema PLUS Film Panels PLUS Priority Celestial & MACC Entry. $200 thru 6/20 $250 6/21 to 6/25 Twilight Pass All Shooting Star Benefits PLUS Taste of Summer Opening Party $360 thru 6/20 $395 thru 6/21’til noon $425 at the door Comet Pass All Shooting Star Pass Benefits PLUS Taste of Chocolate. $360 thru 6/20 $395 6/21 to 6/23 ’til noon $425 at the door Stardust Pass All Shooting Star Pass Benefits PLUS Taste of Wailea. $360 thru 6/20 $395 6/21 to 6/23 ’til noon $425 at the door Cosmos Pass An A-List Pass that includes all Shooting Star Benefits, PLUS

All Festival Culinary Arts Special Events & Filmmakers Brunch $725 thru 6/20 $795 6/21 to 2/25.....Value: $910

VIP PATRON PASSES Galaxy Pass $2,500 Limited Time Only $3,000 6/21 to 6/25.....Value: $3,500 Big Bang Pass A Special Sapphire Circle Patron Pass that includes: All Benefits of a Cosmos Pass PLUS an Invitation to the Private 2017 Soirée at Spago, Saturday Filmmakers Brunch at Longhi's, VIP Seating at All Festival Venues, Access to the Festival's Special Big Bang Patron Passholders Shuttle to Special Events & Screenings. Includes a tax-deductible contribution benefit of $1,000. $3,500 Limited Time Only $4,000 6/21 to 6/25.......Value: $5,000

IN­PERSON TICKET PURCHASE Infinity Pass (SOLD OUT)

Whole Foods Maui Market June 9th ­ June 24th 8:00am ­ 9:00pm The Shops at Wailea June 14th ­ June 25th 10am ­ 8:00pm Wailea Resort Concierge Desks June 14th­ June 25th (Resort Guests Only) Wailea Gold & Emerald Pro Shop June 14th ­ June 25th Maui Arts & Cultural Center June 17th – June 25th 10am­8pm. *MACC Films and Rising Star Pass Only

Tickets ordered over the phone or on­line will be available for pick up at individual event will­call. “Will Call” windows open 1/2 hour prior to the event. Tickets are not available for will­call pick up on the same day of purchase.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

SPECIAL EVENT PARKING LOT ON WAILEA IKE DRIVE Celestial Cinema Runs continually from 6:15pm

Taste of Summer Opening Party Parking available only at Grand Wailea

Taste of Chocolate No shuttle from Special Event Lot Parking Shuttle service available from Wailea Beach Public Parking Lot from 9:45pm Taste of Wailea Shuttle runs continually from 4:15pm

Maui Film Festival Wailea Resort Shuttle schedule: Available to Wailea Resort guests from the front entrance of most resorts. Kea Lani Shuttle service is at the side entrance.

FESTIVAL PARKING Wailea Special Event Parking Lot is located at the top of Wailea Ike Drive. When approaching Wailea from Piilani Highway (Hwy 31), as you make the right hand turn on to Wailea Ike Drive, the lot will be on your left. A free shuttle, courtesy of Akina Aloha Tours, will take festival attendees to and from venues.

Celestial Cinema There is NO Festival Parking in Gannon's Restaurant Lot. All parking for the Celestial Cinema will be at the Wailea Resort Special Event Parking Lot. Taste of Summer Opening Party Valet Parking at Grand Wailea Resort

Taste of Chocolate Wailea Beach Parking Lot. Limited Valet Parking at Four Seasons. Taste of Wailea Special Event Parking Lot. No Parking at Gannons

Castle Theater & McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Ample on­site parking. No shuttle service available.

IMPORTANT DETAILS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. On rare occasions, screenings, personal

appearances and panelists are subject to change or cancellation. It’s always a good idea to check the Maui Film Festival’s website for updates, special screenings and more!

No coolers, bottles, outside food or beverages are allowed at any Festival venues. Food and beverages are available for purchase on­site at the Celestial Cinema, which is an alcohol­free venue.

No Refunds. No Exchanges. Rain or Shine. Lost, Stolen and/or Damaged Festival Passes, Special Event Tickets, Film Premiere Tickets, and Filmmakers Panel Tickets cannot be replaced. Please place your cans, cardboard, plastic, and glass containers in our recycling bins. Green Is Good!

TICKET AND PASS PICK UP

• To pick­up your purchases, you must bring the credit card used and photo ID. • Tickets & Passes purchased prior to June 13th can be picked up at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office on June 14th *for one day only. • Call MACC Box Office for hours at 808­242­SHOW. • After June 14th, Rising Star Passes, McCoy Theater and Castle Theater Tickets will be available at MACC Box Office the day after purchase. • After June14th, Celestial Passes and Celestial Cinema single tickets will be available at Celestial Cinema will­call the day after purchase. Hours 6pm ­ 10pm. • After June 14th, Shooting Star, Twilight, Comet, Stardust & Cosmos Passes will be available for pickup at the will­call of Celestial Cinema and/or the first Special Event that the pass includes. • After June 14th, Special Event Tickets will be at the event will­call which opens half an hour prior to event start time. • After June 14th, Single Film Tickets will be at the screening location will­call which opens as follows: Celestial Cinema at 6pm & MACC during regular hours. Call MACC Box Office at 808­242­SHOW. • Special arrangements for pick up of multi­venue passes & gift purchases can be made by emailing boxoffice@mauifilmfestival.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

• Please be advised that rain or shine, and with­ out exception, all Pass and Ticket sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be made. • If lost, stolen or destroyed, Passes and Tickets will not be replaced. • Maui Film Festival staff and volunteers work year­round to ensure that a good time is had by all. That said, festival management, either directly or through its volunteers and staff, reserves the right to refuse admission to, and/ or remove from any Festival Screening, Panel or Special Event, anyone whose actions are deemed troublesome and/or dangerous to other Festival attendees, guests, volunteers or staff. • The Festival exists thanks to many people’s efforts and many filmmaker’s support. The Maui Film Festival takes the protection of the intellectual property rights of each filmmaker and distributor seriously. The Festival expects and insists that all Festival attendees will honor both the spirit of this commitment and all laws that exists to penalize unauthorized recording with any device of and images or sound of Maui Film Festival projected film screening. Any and all individuals not honoring this request will be immediately ejected from the venue as well as forfeit, without compensation, all rights provided by any ticket or pass they may have purchased or provided in exchange for services rendered. Thanks, in advance, for your compliance and understanding. • Film, Panel, Tribute and Special Event schedules subject to change without notice. Check website for updates. PLEASE NOTE: Cameras and recording devices will not be allowed in Festival Event venues. • A separate confirmation letter will be sent for each order you have placed. • Detailed information available on our website at www.mauifilmfestival.com

Mahalo for your support of The Maui Film Festival!


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‘Awili Spa and Salon at Andaz Maui.................................30 www.maui.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html a la minute events.........................138 www.alaminute.events

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Getty Images / WireIMAGE ............82 www.gettyimages.com

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Gottling Furniture ..........................71 www.facebook.com/karlgottling

KO Restaurant at the Fairmont Kea Lani ...58 www.korestaurant.com

Hawai’I Tourism Authority..............7 www.hawaiitourismauthority.org

La’a Kea Farm / Foundation ..........86 http://www.laakea.org

Hawai’I Film Office .........................46 www.hawaiifilmoffice.com

Lehua Lounge at Andaz Maui at Wailea...92 www.maui.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home

Hawai’I Life Real Estate Brokers ...56 & 57 www.hawaiilife.com

Longhi’s ........................................102 www.longhis.com

Hawai’I Magazine...........................99 www.hawaiimagazine.com

Mana Foods ....................................36 www.manafoodsmaui.com

Hawaiian Airlines Ad ...............12 & 13 www.HawaiianAirlines.com

Matteo’s Osteria.............................87 www.matteosmaui.com

Home Remedies ..........................104 www.creativehomeremedies.com

Maui Arts & Cultural Center..........112 www.mauiarts.org

HomeWorld Furniture .................108 www.homeworld.com

Maui County Film Office ................84 www.filmmaui.com

Honua Kai Resort ...........................88 www.honuakai.com

Maui Economic Development Board .....115 www.medb.org

Hotel Wailea Maui ..........................74 www.hotelwailea.com

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine ...............67 www.mauimagazine.net

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center .......86 www.huinoeau.com

Maui Printing Company ..............132 www.mauiprinting.com

Humble Market Kitchin..................54 www.hmkmaui.com

Maui Solar Project ................40 & 41 www.mauisolarproject.org

Humuhumununukukuapua’a Grand Wailea Resort .................................68 www.grandwailea.com/dine

Maui Tacos ....................................124 www.mauitacos.com

Ka’ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui at Wailea......31 www.maui.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home KAOI Radio Group ..........................94 www.kaoi.net KAPA Bar + Grill @ Wailea Beach Resort..34 www.waileamarriott.com

MauiNow.com ................................70 www.mauinow.com Maverick Events............................100 www.maverickeventsinc.com MediSpa Maui ................................66 www.medispa.com


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Mikel Jewelry.................................116 www.mikeljewelry.com

Rentals Maui..................................128 www.rentalsmaui.com

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Restaurant at Hotel Wailea ...........75 www.hotelwailea.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House...............111 www.ruthchrishawaii.com

TS Restaurants of Hawai’I and California ................................98 www.tsrestaurants.com

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Variety.............................................24 www.variety.com

South Maui Animal Clinic...............90

Wailea Golf LLC ..............................10 www.waileagolf.com

Spa Grande @ Grand Wailea .........79 www.grandwailea.com

Organic Ocean Vodka.....................38 www.oceanvodka.com

Spago ..............................................26 www.fourseasons.com/maui/dining/restaurants/spago

Outdoor Living ..............................136 www.out­door­living.com

Stella Artois ...................................95 www.stellaartois.com

Paia Fish Market............................129 www.paiafishmarket.com

Stella Rivers Art .............................80 www.stellarives.com

Paia Surf House .............................102 www.paisurf.com

Taste of Chocolate at Four Seasons Resort Maui .........72 www.fourseasons.com/maui

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Tri­Star Restaurants ....................115 www.tristarrestaurants.com

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