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A MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE On behalf of the people of the State of Hawai‘i, I send a warm aloha to the participants, attendees and supporters of the 2019 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 2019 Female Rising Star Award. For the past 20 years, the Maui Film Festival has raised awareness about Hawai‘i’s multiculturalism and shared our Aloha Spirit with thousands worldwide. I congratulate all of the filmmakers whose work will be shared during this film festival and express a sincere mahalo for their contributions to the advancement of 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. Mahalo to the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Maui Film Festival for their commitment and dedication toward ensuring the event’s ongoing success. I wish everyone a memorable time at this year’s festival and look forward to many more in the future. With warmest regards,

A MESSAGE FROM THE HAWAI‘I TOURISM AUTHORITY Aloha Ka-kou! Mahalo and welcome to all of the filmmakers, artists and film enthusiasts who have gathered here for the 2019 Maui Film Festival. Hawai‘i’s tourism industry is proud to support this extraordinary event and wish to congratulate the festival for commemorating its 20th anniversary of celebrating the cinematic talents of creative filmmakers from here in the islands and around the world. This star-studded festival energizes our community with its quality films and inspires attendees to think more critically about the world around them through creative storytelling and cinematic artistry that aims to educate and entertain. As you enjoy the variety of offerings at the Maui Film Festival, be sure to also make time to take in all that Maui has to offer. Endless outdoor adventures and unbound nature can be found at every turn, as well as charming towns and culinary experiences that put Maui-grown ingredients in the spotlight. In closing, I’d like to extend a warm mahalo nui loa to the organizers and volunteers who make the Maui Film Festival possible. We look forward to a blockbuster weekend in Wailea. With Warmest Aloha,

David Y. Ige Governor State of Hawai‘i Chris Tatum President and CEO Hawai‘i Tourism Authority


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

Photo courtesy of Randy Jay Braun

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A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR MICHAEL P. VICTORINO

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Aloha,

Aloha,

On behalf of the people of Maui County, I welcome you to the 2019 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 extends a warm welcome to everyone attending the 20th annual Maui Film Festival. The County of Maui is a proud supporter of this celebration of movie magic.

Now in its 20th year, the Maui Film Festival draws movie fans and film industry professionals from around the world because of its well-deserved acclaim for quality cinematic premieres, tributes, film panels and the chance to see up-and-coming movie stars, here on Maui, one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

We are blessed to showcase films under the stars at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea and at the fabulous Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theater on the most beautiful island in the world. Whether you find a captivating escape in a world created by a filmmaker’s imagination, enjoy onolicious “Tastes & Tastings” at the Wailea Resort or just have your eye out for the next A-list movie star, I’m sure this will be a memorable and meaningful event. For visitors from around the globe and residents, this annual festival is an opportunity to become one family, an `ohana, to celebrate cinematic creations that will inspire, educate and entertain you. Let the magic of Maui forever be in your hearts, now and until we see you again.

Coordinating an event of this magnitude is no small feat. So, I would like to express my deep appreciation for all the work by the organizers, sponsors and volunteers. They’ve made this year’s festival another shining example of what Maui offers as a venue for celebrating cinema. I congratulate everyone who brings life to filmmaking, this art form of many disciplines that entertains, educates and inspires us.

Mahalo,

Mahalo to all of the film festival coordinators and volunteers. Without your dedication and hard work, this event would not be possible. E komo mai - welcome,

Michael P. Victorino Mayor, County of Maui Kay S. Fukumoto Economic Development Director


A MESSAGE FROM THE MAUI FILM OFFICE Aloha, With the 20th 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 Toes in the Sand 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 2019!

Aloha,

Tracy Bennett Film Commissioner, County of Maui

A MESSAGE FROM THE HAWAI‘I FILM OFFICE Aloha mai Ka-kou Welcome to the 20th 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 Haleakalā- 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 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


COVER & TR AILER ARTISTS: RANDY JAY BRAUN WILLIAM LEBEDA BARRY RIVERS

Table of Contents Letters to the Festival .....................................................................6, 8 & 9 E Komo Mai Welcome and Cast & Crew .................................................13 Festival-at-a-Glance.......................................................................16 & 17 Nova Tribute to Paul Rudd .....................................................................25 Visionary Tribute to Louie Schwartzberg ................................................27 Wednesday Night (June 12) Celestial Cinema..............................29 & 31 Navigator Tribute to Gina Rodriquez......................................................35 Thursday Night (June 13) 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 serve as the cover shots for this 20th anniversary Maui Film Festival Event Program, and 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 award-winning sepia-toned, hand-colored 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 25 years. Currently he is Creative Director of Picture Mill, a Hollywood-based digital design studio. Most recently William and his team have been responsible for the title 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. In a previous life, Mr. Rivers was an astronaut, deep sea diver, human genome scientist, rock icon, organic farmer and dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Celestial Photo by Randy Jay Braun. Trailer Design by William Lebeda. Cover Design by Barry Rivers.

Rising Star Tribute to Maya Erskine........................................................43 Shooting Star Tribute to Joe Manganiello by Sofía Vergara...................45 Friday (June 14) Celestial Cinema.................................................47 & 49 Shining Star Tribute to Awkwafina .........................................................53 Saturday (June 15) Celestial Cinema ............................................55 & 57 Lights! Camera! Passion! Tribute to Olivia Wilde...................................61 Sunday (June 17) Celestial Cinema ..............................................63 & 65 Lights! Camera! Passion! Tribute to Olivia Wilde...................................61 Taste of Summer Opening Party at Grand Wailea .................................69 Taste of Chocolate ..................................................................................73 Taste of Wailea...............................................................................76 & 77 Filmmakers Panels & Intimate Conversations .....................................81 Toes-in-the-Sand Short Films .................................................................84 2019 Short Film Showcase ....................................................................85 2019 Long Story Short Films .........................................................89 & 93 Showcase Cinema: Features at the MACC...............................97 thru 129 Ticket & Passes & Event Information ....................................................130 Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................131 Advertiser Index with Website Links .........................................134 & 135 Back Cover ..........................................................................................136


Sun. Moon. Stars. Earth. Sea. & Sky. Since Day One, the Inspiration, Wisdom and Beauty of Maui Has Embraced the Maui Film Festival. We Are What We Are Because of Where We Are. E Komo Mai! Maui Film Festival. A Praise Genius Project!


CAST & C RE W

Home Sweet Home.

Festival Co-Directors Stella Rivers Wendy Goodman Ben Goodman aka PR Director

Founder/Director Barry Rivers

2019 From the abundant beauty of Maui's sun, moon and stars, sand, sea and surf and breathtakingly unique and verdant bounty of its flora and fauna, Maui had the Rivers ‘ohana at "Aloha". But there's been much more keeping us "all in" for so long. Key among them is the deep connection so many of us feel for the insight and wisdom of Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures. Their joyful and plaintive music, powerful and sensual dance, its impossible to resist and overwhelmingly powerful chants and righteously indignant political and peace activism also inspire and move me beyond words. All of these things reverberate through the Festival that we present this year. It is a panoramic exploration of life well lived alongside insightful cinema that digs deeply into issues of the day and challenges presented by the future. As longtime peace and environmental activists on the mainland 40 years ago, the Rivers 'ohana was drawn to the heartfelt, and eventually successful, efforts of the Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana (PKO) to stop the bombing of the sacred island of Kaho'olawe. To us, the PKO's protests provided a shining example about what was possible when like-minded people pull together for a just cause. The PKO's activism also provided crystal clear lessons in how the ripples of many perfectly pitched pebbles, and the occasional boulder or two, tossed by the Davids of the world can triumph over its Goliaths. In this instance they also ignited a contemporary rebirth and renaissance of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language),

Oli (chant), hula (dance) and mele (song) and a reinvigorated respect for traditional cultural practices and traditions. At the time, the idea of making our 'Home' an island where a culture was literally being reborn in contemporary times lit us up. We wanted in. Jumped in. And found ourselves in love. The Festival you'll hopefully enjoy this year in no small way was inspired by those very early Kaho'olawe protests. And here we are 40 years later offering on of our Hawai'i-centric Festivals ever and a program that remains independent and meaningful and gratifying. Please visit MauiFilmFestival.com/program to view this year’s film program. For all this, and all who help manifest each year's event, we are extremely grateful and proud. Doing the right thing matters. That said, and this year being our 20th, and still hard to believe, annual Maui Film Festival, We want to conclude this year’s message with a big shout to all of you who have supported us and all of our longtime sponsors — key among them all the resorts in Wailea, the HTA, County of Maui and all the private sector sponsors and individuals who, for so many years, have been the wind under out wings.

Event Production Manager Jeanine Thomason

Director of Operations Bob Craver

Executive Assistant Cynthia Pegolo Website / Newsletter Design Barry Rivers & Cynthia Pegolo Volunteer Guru/Maven Keith Ranney

Box Office Team Naomi Adams, Manager Nancy Findeison, Co-Manager Lindy Shapiro, Celestial Cinema Mgr Scrip Sales Manager Romelle Verduzco

Wailea Office Team Office Manager Maile Davis

Technical Director Lou DiLiberto

Operations Coordinators Allison Carter Kelly Keenan

Cinema Projection/Audio Tech DTA Bob Deutsch Dakota Milam

Transportation Coordinator Darcey Lewis

Audio Charles Trundy

Office Assistants Jody Arthur Cindy Pestana

Chief Rigger Joseph Imhoff Andy Schmelzer

Celestial Cinema Crew Charles Hook Jim Nichols Charles Valliere Matthew Figueira Ali Rose Panzarella Robert Betts

Social Media Director Kristin McCracken Event Program & Graphics Art to Print Hawaii Festival Printer Maui Printing Company

Print Traffic Coordinator Cynthia Pegolo

Media Consultant Andrew Goodman

Bookkeepers Naomi Adams Asst. Volunteer Coordinators Hilary Williams Jamine Kilborn Aliki Biniaris Festival Trailer - Picture Mill Bill Lebeda, Creative Director Evan Jackson Celestial Stage Manager Sharon Drayer Munz Celestial Front of House Gina Strykul MACC Coordinators Laura Seaton Denise Fleetham Fiscal Sponsor MEDB Legal Eagle Jack Naiditch, Esq. Ticketing System Vendini.com

Special Events Consultant Michael Rose Special Events Coordinator Michael Huffman Festival Astronomer Harriet Witt Private VIP Surf Lessons RiversToTheSea.com VIP Shuttle Drivers Cloy Jenkins Diane Dooley, Michael Kierz Bill Mellus Lisa Sue Royer Festival Medic Danny Williams Filmmaker Panels Coordinator Nancie Brown Website Consultant Aaron Moore-Brown

Mahalo and Enjoy! 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

T/808.579.9244 www.mauifilmfestival.com © 2000-2019 All Rights Reserved, Maui Film Festival, Inc.


FILMMAKERS PANELS SATURDAY, JUNE 15 WAILEA BEACH RESORT

PANEL 1:

One on One with Louie Schwartzberg (10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.)

PANEL 2:

Changing the World One Film at a Time (11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)

PANEL 3:

To Entertain or Enlighten? That is the Question. (12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.)

PANEL 4:

So you Wanna Make Movies? (1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.) OPEN TO ALL! FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING! 2019 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILMMAKERS’ SHOWCASE

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Fantastic Fungi...The Magic Beneath Us Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. This is a revelatory time lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, into the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that starts began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you’ll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned exing about the power, beauty and complexity of the fungi kingdom.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg. Print Courtesy: Moving Art (97 min. NR)

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Stuffed This amazing documentary on the Art of Taxidermy is all about the art and secret of science. It’s been reviewed nearly beyond words — except for words like “Insightful”, “Enchanting”, “Charming” and “Stunning”, all of which are true and accurate! Through the eyes and hands of passionate renowned artists across the world it reveals the importance of preserving nature, using taxidermy as its unlikely vehicle and the taxidermist as its wild driver. Guaranteed to stay with you, long after its last frame has lit up the Celestial Cinema’s Big Screen.

Director: Erin Derham. Print Courtesy: Curiosity Pictures (85 min. NR)

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Wild Rose From its opening notes, this astonishing film puts a lump in your throat as you realize you're watching a star being born. Newcomer Jessie Buckley is driven to become the country music singer she's always imagined she could be even with two kids in tow. Challenged with starting up a new life in Nashville from her life in Scotland is a life expanding journey that lives and breathes feminism without ever having to comment on it. This is exceptional, genre shattering, remembered forever cinema.

Director: Tom Harper Print Courtesy: NEON (101 min. R)

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Celestial Cinema

The Peanut Butter Falcon Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen co-star in this SXSW Audience Award Winner for Best Spotlight Feature. A heartfelt story about a group of mostly harmless misfits who decide to help a marginally mentally handicapped patient escape the hospital he has been placed in to go on a Tim Sawyer-like raft trip to chase his dream, meet his hero and become the first mentally challenged professional wrestler ever. Delightful and unique.

Directors and Screenwriters: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz Courtesy of: Roadside Attractions (93 min. NR)

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Bottom Of The 9th The Maui Film Festival’s 2019 Shooting Star Award Honoree Joe Manganiello stars, alongside Sofía Vergara, in this moving redemption drama about a man who returns to the Bronx after serving 18 years in prison for a mistake he made as a kid that ultimately robbed him of a professional baseball career and the love of his life. Friday Night, June 14’s Celestial Cinema screening will be the film’s World Premiere. Mr. Manganiello and Ms. Sofía Vergara will both attend the screening.

Produced by: Joe Manganiello Distributed by: Saban Films (111 min. PG-13)

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Celestial Cinema ★ Friday, June 14 ★ 8:00 PM


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Plus One Winner of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Audience for Narrative Feature and starring this year’s Maui Film Festival Rising Star Honoree Maya Erskine, alongside Jack Quaid. Ms. Erskine stars a single woman who forges a pact with her college friend to attend their litany of summer weddings together to look for love. “Sharp, Raunchy and Altogether Winning” raved SLASHFILM and The Hollywood Reporter added “Fresh Spiky. Persuasively Intimate." Need a few dozen good laughs from a rom-com with a twist? This is it!

Directors / Screenwriters: Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer Courtesy: RLJE Films (98min. PG-13)

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The Farewell 2019 Maui Film Festival Shining Star Awkwafina stars, as Billi, in this set in China family story that follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. "It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers.” Time Out insightfully noted about this wonderfully heartfelt, sweetly funny and deeply wise cinematic jewel of a story.

Director: Lulu Wang Print Courtesy: Roadside Attractions (98min. PG)

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Pavarotti From the film making team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. A CBS Films Polygram Entertainment Brian Grazer presentation, PAVAROTTI is an Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures production. (170 min. PG-13)

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This Excellent Life This Excellent Life: A Front Seat To 45 Years of Extreme Ocean Sports Icons and Innovations Sun June 16 8:00pm, Celestial Cinema, Wailea Preceded by the short films: Paige Alms, Lean Against the Wind, Mid Night Hour and Emotional Tourist. Mike Waltze directs what will be this panoramic documentary's World Premiere at the Maui Film Festival. It features anyone who over the last 40 years has utilized their mind-blowing creativity and seemingly superhuman natural talent to drive the evolution of windsurfing, big wave tow-in and paddle-in, SUP, kite sailing and foil-boarding. In short, it stars a "Who’s Who" of the Elite Extreme Ocean Athletes of our time including Matt Schweitzer, Mike Waltze, Pete Cabrinha, Dave Kalama, Laird Hamilton and more — all seen in rarely and never before seen footage and interviews

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Celestial Cinema ★ Sunday, June 16 ★ 8:00 PM


Celestial Cinema

Echo In The Canyon A celebration of the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. Jakob Dylan is our guide to this world whose music continues to inspire music today. Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his very last film interview) are joined by Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones in this timeless time capsule.

Director: Anderew Slater Print Courtesy: Greenwich Entertainment (82 min. PG)

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Taste Of Summer Opening Party

Taste of Summer Opening Party Oceanside at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Official Launch party for the 20th annual Maui Film Festival with cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond­creative­cocktails.

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Taste of Chocolate

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Maui Film Festival’s over­the­top event for lovers of chocolate! Dress up and experience the extraordinary flavors and sensual experience known as the Taste of Chocolate. Host Sponsor Signature Sponsor Industry Sponsor Media Partner

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Station 3

Dark chocolate semifreddo, hot coffee sauce, ½ chocolate sphere

Station 4

Liquid Nitro Lolly pop white: chocolate creme fraiche, lemon, black berry

Buffet

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Filmmakers Panels

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

ONE ON ONE WITH LOUIE SCHWARTZBERG

SO YOU WANNA MAKE MOVIES?

The 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award Honoree and mot recently the Director of FANTASTIC FUNGI…The Magic Beneath Us.

Let’s face it, all us attending the 2019 Maui FIlm Festival pull of the silver screen and the icons that populate our favorite films. We all at one, or many, points were gonna give it, whatever it was for you, up to make movies. And for a relative few of us it took all the blood, sweat and tears we could muster to make a film to share with the world. The filmmakers on this panel have all been there and done just that. Hear their stories. Share their Joy.

As is the only cinematographer in the world who has been shooting time-lapse 24/7 continuously for well over three decades, Schwartzberg is a visual artist breaking barriers, connecting with audiences, and telling stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people and places. Mr. Schwartzberg will share this One on One Conversation about his life’s work with Dr. Ron Alexander, who last lit up the Maui Film Festival Filmmakers Panels with his One on One with Louis Psihoyos. Moderator Dr. Ron Alexander Wise Mind Open Mind | Santa Monica CA

Panelists Bottom of the 9th Joe Manganiello | Actor/Producer / Nick Manganiello | Producer The Peanut Butter Falcon Tyler Nilson | Director/Writer / Michael Schwartz | Director/Writer Plus One Jeffrey Chan | Director/Writer/Producer / Andrew Rymer | Director/Writer/Producer Moderator Scilla Andreen | IndieFlix CEO & Co- Founder

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CHANGING THE WORLD. ONE FILM AT A TIME.

TO ENLIGHTEN OR ENTERTAIN?

Whether your passion is to create a four minute short or a ninety minute feature, if the cinema activist in you is driven to push back against those things you believe need to challenged by alternative voices and images, then the experiences of this eclectic group of filmmakers is just what the doctored ordered.

Granted it's not a binary choice. With rare exception, most all successful films are a hybrid of the DNA from each petri dish. The trick to making movies that matter mandates that every filmmaker must decide which path their passion is most aligned with and to jump in with both feet and hold on for both dear life and films worth watching. These artists know how to do that.

Panelists Beyond Climate - Ian Mauro | Director & Writer/Producer/Editor Certifiable and Lady Hater - Alex Barreto | Director Cracked Up - Michelle Esrick | Director Like - Scilla Andreen | Director/Producer One - Lauren Dubac & Michael Goedecke / Directors/Writers/Producers/Editors Moderator Jay April, President & CEO Akaku Community Access Television Mei Court  Wailea Beach Resort Saturday, June 15  12:30 P.M.

Panelists Rise Up - Kate Taylor | Executive Producer SophiaWorld - Geoff Clark | Director/Writer/Producer Stuffed - Erin Derham | Director/Exec. Producer This Excellent Life - Mike Waltze | Director/Writer/Producer Moderator: TBA

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Toes in the Sand Cinema Premiers A FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING! OPEN TO ALL!

LIKE - 8:00 PM

Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care but is that what’s really happening? Technology is here to stay. By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization we can learn how to navigate it more safely together as well as to inspire people of all ages, but especially kids, to self regulate. It’s not about blame. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other. Director: Scilla Andreen. Courtesy of: IndieFlix Foundation

BEYOND CLIMATE - 8:30 PM

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recent report, entitled Global Warming of 1.5°C, indicates that it is possible to stabilize the climate provided we act within the next decade to be globally carbon neutral by 2050. Guided by Renowned scientist, broadcaster and environmentalist David Suzuki, Beyond Climate takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the heart of climate change issues. The film holistically connects the larger patterns of climate change with the human dimension. Directed by Ian Mauro.

Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema, Wailea Beach – Friday, June 14, 8:00 PM, NR


2019 Short Film Showcase

ONE DAY HOME

PASTALIGHT

SWIPE

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

SOPHIAWORLD

THAT’S MY JAZZ

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

MY MOON

STORM

WESTFALIA

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC

JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD: CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT Sun June 16, 1:00 PM Short Film Showcase Castle Theater, MACC


2019 Long Story Short Films

PAIGE Sun June 16 7:30pm Celestial Cinema, Wailea Preceding the film: This Excellent Life Follow the best female big wave surfer on the planet, Paige Alms on her journey in Hawaii to surf the biggest waves in the world while being a great inspiration to the next generation

BEAUTY

STUMPED

Sun June 16, 3:00 PM Preceding Alice Castle Theater, MACC

Sat June 15, 5:00 PM Preceding Well Groomed Castle Theater, MACC

LA NORIA

UNSUNG HEROES

Sun June 16, 5:30 PM Preceding Botero Castle Theater, MACC

Sat June 15 Preceding The Farewell Celestial Cinema, Wailea

REBOOT

#WELAGENTE

Sun June 16, 7:30 PM Preceding We Rise Up Castle Theater, MACC

Thurs June 13 Preceding Wild Rose Celestial Cinema, Wailea

Directed by : Bjarne Salen Courtesy of : Patagonia Films


2019 Long Story Short Films

CERTIFIABLE

LEAN AGAINST THE WIND

Fri June 14 Preceding Plus One Celestial Cinema, Wailea

Sun June 16, 7:30 PM Preceding This Excellent Life Celestial Cinema, Wailea

HOOK UP 2.0

EMOTIONAL TOURIST

MIDNIGHT HOUR

Sat June 15, 7:30 PM Preceding CRSHD Castle Theater, MACC

Sun June 16 Preceding This Excellent Life Celestial Cinema, Wailea

Sun June 16, 7:30 PM Preceding This Excellent Life Celestial Cinema, Wailea

LADY HATER

IS THIS LOVE?

THREE HEARTS HOME

Fri June 14, 7:30 PM Preceding Becoming Nobody Castle Theater, MACC

Fri June 14, 8:00 PM Preceding Bottom of the 9th Celestial Cinema, Wailea

Sun June 16 Celestial Cinema, Wailea Preceding This Excellent Life

SHIN-RIN YOKU FOREST BATHING Sat June 15, 3:00 PM Preceding Cracked Up Castle Theater, MACC


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Alice Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, this Impressive, highly emotional and bitterly funny homage to sensual French cinema, follows a beautiful young wife and mom taking charge of her life after her husband’s affairs are revealed. Indiewire raved "France's answer to Carey Mulligan, Emilie Piponnier, its star, dominates every frame with a mesmerizing screen presence.” Alice is a triumphant first-time achievement.

Writer/Director: Josephine Mackerras Print Courtesy: Visit Films (103 min. PG)

Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 16 ★ 3:00 PM


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Becoming Nobody This film is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings. Whether as a rock star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor or compassionate caregiver, this film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing his considerable pains and pleasures whose life experiences have freed him from the attachments of his ‘Somebodyness’ and transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation.

Directed by: Jamie Catto Producer: Raghu Markus (91 min. NR)

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Castle Theater ★ Friday, June 14 ★ 7:30 PM


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Botero Shot in 10 cities in China, Colombia, France, Italy, Monaco and the United States, this kaleidoscopic and poetic behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life and art of Fernando Botero, is an intensely private painter and sculptor known all over the world — including the Grand Wailea on Maui where his work i widely displayed. Botero’s commitment to a unique artistic vision power fueled his rise from provincial Colombia to become “the Maestro,” still active in his studio at 86 years old.

Directed by Don Millar Print Courtesy: Hogan Miller Media (82 min. PG)

Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 16 ★ 5:30 PM


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Cracked Up With courage and, of course, humor, master impressionist, comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond reveals his dark history of child abuse. Brilliant in the spotlight, Darrell was misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated for decades, struggling with drugs, alcohol and nightmarish flashbacks. Balancing humor and tragedy to craft a beautiful story of hope and resilience, director Michelle Esrick’s poignant film illuminates the devastating effects of childhood trauma and the importance of setting repressed memories free.

Director: Michelle Esrick (96 min. NR)

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 15 ★ 3:00 PM


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UPCOMING FESTIVALS June 17-21,2020 June 16-20,2021 June 15-19,2022 Dates subject to change.


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

CRSHD New York Time called this ode to millennial romance that juggles silliness and sincerity "Winning and Sweet.” The Hollywood Reporter loved this "Assertively Gen Z college comedy energetically celebrating digital youth culture.” Starring newcomers Isabelle Barbier Sadie Scott and Deeksha Ketkaren, who try to help Izzy, their ringleader, lose her virginity. Their best shot, getting into an exclusive, invite-only "Crush Party.”

Writer/Director: Emily Cohn Print Courtesy: Visit Films (81 min. NR)

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 15 ★ 7:30 PM


GANNON’S 2017 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL PACKAGE

Have dinner at Gannon’s before the Maui Film Festival and receive

Complimentary Parking & Beach Chair in Gannon’s reserved movie section Tickets not included. Visit mauifilmfestival.com to purchase movie tickets.

Valid with confirmed Dinner Menu reservation in the dining room or on lanai from June 21-25, 2017. Does not apply to Happy Hour promotion or Bar Menu. Not valid with any other promotions. Minimum of $29/person. Limited seating - reservations on first-come first served basis. See our website for complete details.

808-875-8080 (reservations required) Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Courses 100 Wailea Golf Course Drive • GannonsRestaurant.com


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Gay Chorus Deep South This Winner of the 2019 Audience Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival that tells the story of over 300 singers traveling from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma to share a message of music, love and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Amazingly, it offers a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us—faith, politics, sexual identity—are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.”

Directed by: David Charles Rodrigues (100 min. NR)

Castle Theater ★ Friday, June 14 ★ 5:00 PM


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Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe. This powerful documentary celebrates the historic Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage that connected countless individuals and communities from around the globe. A voyage that also represented the fulfillment of the vision of Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries, the passing of the mantle to the next generation of kānaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come so the legacy of Hōkūleʻa can last for 1,000 generations.

Director: Nā‘ālehu Anthony (96 min. PG)

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 15 ★ 12:00 PM


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Addiction...incarceration...family trauma. We've become a culture that enshrines pain, at the same time offering it as entertainment. But how can we go beyond the seductive reality show narrative of shattered lives? How can we find the missing pieces that will allow us to heal and transcend? This powerful visually arresting film explores the elusive bridge between the broken and the unbreakable. Using the words of the great Zen scholar Alan Watts, the filmmakers link hardcore devastation to a powerful awareness of our deeper humanity. ONE is an emotionally visual journey that asks the questions, what do we want? What would satisfy us? What is it that we are really yearning after?

Directors: Mike Goedecke and Lauren Dubac (77min. NR)

Castle Theater ★ Friday, June 14 ★ 3:00 PM


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We Rise Up This culture-shifting documentary film is way more than a Movie. Why? Because it's equally a Movement that, in collaboration with many prominent thought, social, political, and business leaders, presents a new model of success for the world. Transitioning between intimate dialogue to cinematically stunning visuals and musicdriven interstitials, the sneak-peak of this film will take the audience into a profound personal journal of inquiry, reflection, and action designed to significantly impact the definition of social responsibility, and to generate new discourses that incite personal, cultural, and global change.

Director: Michael Shaun Conaway Creator and Producer: Kate Maloney Producer: Alex Melnyk (96 min. NR)

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Castle Theater ★ Sunday, June 16 ★ 7:30 PM


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Well Groomed Deadline Hollywood enthused: "You would think this is a Christopher Guest movie a la Best In Show, but it is the real deal and is quite riveting." Competitive creative dog grooming is the most colorful competition in America and this, perfect for all ages doc, captures the hearts, travel through a year in the life on the technicolor competition circuit, playfully exploring their creative process. These women are doing no les than revolutionizing the age old question what is art?

Director: Rebecca Stern Print Courtesy: Rebecca Stern (88 min. NR)

Castle Theater ★ Saturday, June 15 ★ 5:00 PM


2019 Ticket, Pass & Event Information CELESTIAL CINEMA

Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course Amphitheater $24* Single Celestial Cinema Tickets can be used to enjoy whatever Night’s Premieres and Festivities you’d like. Kids 12 & Under are $10* Sun 6/16 at 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 15th, 10:30am Wailea Beach Resort $15* per panel Taste of Summer Opening Reception Wednesday, June 12th 5:00pm - 7:00pm Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort $195 at door if available Taste of Chocolate Friday, June 14th 10:00pm - Midnight Four Seasons Resort Maui $195 at door if available Taste of Wailea Saturday, June 15th Wailea Golf Academy at Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course 5:00pm - 7:00pm $195 at door if available

MULTI-USER FILM PASSES Rising Star Pass Multi-user Family & Friends Pass Valid for 4 Films at MACC $54* Available at only through MACC Box Office Celestial Cinema Pass Multi-user Family & Friends Pass Valid for 4 Celestial Cinema Entries. $94*

EXCLUSIVE INDIVIDUAL USER PASSES:

Shooting Star Pass All Films at MACC & Celestial Cinema PLUS Film Panels PLUS Priority Celestial & MACC Entry. $130* Twilight Pass All Shooting Star Benefits PLUS Taste of Summer Opening Party $275* Comet Pass All Shooting Star Pass Benefits PLUS Taste of Chocolate. $275* Stardust Pass All Shooting Star Pass Benefits PLUS Taste of Wailea. $295* Cosmos Pass An A-List Pass that includes all Shooting Star Benefits, PLUS All Festival Culinary Arts Special Events & Filmmakers Brunch $625*

VIP PATRON PASSES

Galaxy Pass A Special Festival Pass which includes: Secret Location Private Gathering, Taste of Summer Opening Reception at Grand Wailea, Taste of Chocolate at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Taste of Wailea at the Wailea Golf Academy and Private Filmmakers Brunch. PLUS VIP Seating at Festival Screenings & Tributes, VIP Parking at Celestial Cinema, and Unlimited Access to All Screenings, Tributes and Filmmakers Panels. GALAXY attendees must be 21 SOLD OUT Big Bang Pass A Special Sapphire Circle Patron Pass that includes: All Benefits of a Cosmos Pass, plus 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. $4,000* Infinity Pass A Special Festival Pass which includes: All of the Benefits of the Galaxy and Big Bang Passes (as noted above) • PLUS By Invitation Only Access to a Private Gathering with Festival Filmmakers, Special Guests and Select Big Bang & All Infinity Patrons. • PLUS By Invitation Only Access to the Exclusive 2019 Honoree and Visionary Circle Patrons at a Secret Location. • PLUS Access to the VIP Festival Shuttle to Festival events whether in Wailea or at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. • INFINITY attendees must be 21 & Over. $6,000*

*ALL PRICES WITH ASTERISK ARE SUBJECT TO TAX + HANDLING FEE

IN-PERSON TICKET PURCHASE

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Wailea Resort Conc ierge Desks (Grand Wailea and Four Seasons) June 12th- June 16th (Resort Guests Only) Wailea Gold & Emerald Pro Sh op June 12th - June 16th Maui Arts & Cultural Center June 1st – June 16th 10am-8pm. *MACC Films and Rising Star Pass Only NEW IN 2019!! TICKETS ARE NO LONGER HELD AT WILL CALL!!! Print your confirmation email or bring your smartphone with barcode right up to the gate and we will scan you in. COSMOS, SHOOTING STAR, TWILIGHT, COMET AND STARDUST PASSES WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICKUP. Please present your confirmation email and ID to claim them.

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 4:45pm Maui Film Festival Wailea Resort Shuttle sc hedule: 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 on-site 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 on-site at the Celestial Cinema, which is an alcohol-free 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 pick-up your PASS purchases, you must bring the credit card used and photo ID. • Passes purchased prior to June 11th can be picked up at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office on June 11th *for one day only. • Call MACC Box Office for hours at 808-242-SHOW. • Starting June 12th, Rising Star Passes, and Castle Theater Tickets will be available at MACC Box Office the day after purchase. • Starting June 12th, Shooting Star, Twilight, Comet, Stardust & Cosmos Passes will be available for pickup at the will-call of Celestial Cinema and/or the first Special Event that the pass includes. • Starting June 12th, Special Event Tickets will be at the event willcall which opens half an hour prior to event start time. • Starting June 12th, Single Film Tickets will be at the screening location will-call which opens as follows: Celestial Cinema at 6pm & MACC during regular hours. Call MACC Box Office at 808-242-SHOW. • Special arrangements for pick up of multi-venue passes & gift purchases can be made by emailing boxoffice@mauifilmfestival.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

• Please be advised that rain or shine, and without 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 year-round 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!


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

Special seating available for patrons dining at Gannon’s Restaurant before attending Celestial Cinema and/or Maui Film Festival Wailea 2019 VIP Patron Pass Holders.

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 2018 VIP Patron Passholders.

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

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 4:45 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 Sunday (June 16th) at Celestial Cinema and Sunday (June 16th at 1:00pm) at Castle Theater, although this is not meant to imply that the films are necessarily appropriate 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, blankets, 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.

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 alcohol-free 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 recycling 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 currency 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 808-242-SHOW. 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 June 1st– June 15th

at Whole Foods Market in Kahului and at the Shops at Wailea. For a complete list of locations please visit our Ticket Sales Location page. Please print your confirmation email or bring your mobile phone with the confirmation barcode displayed to the event gate if you purchased a single admission ticket or 4 Click Pass. PASSES MUST STILL BE PICKED UP AT WILL CALL. After June 12th, Shooting Star, Twilight, Comet, Stardust & Cosmos Passes will be available for pickup at the will-call of Celestial Cinema and/or the first Special Event that the pass includes. After June12th, Special Event Tickets will be at the event will-call which opens half an hour prior to event start time. After June 12th, Single Film Tickets will be at the screening location will-call which opens as follows: Celestial Cinema at 6pm & MACC during regular hours. Call MACC Box Office at 808-242-SHOW. Special arrangements for pick up of multi-venue 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 $24 each plus tax + fee, which grants entry for the entire evening. Celestial Passes will also be available at the door for $94 plus tax + fee – 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.


Advertiser Directory

A2P Hawaii ...........................................................106

http://a2phawaii.com/

Akaku .....................................................................99

https://www.akaku.org/

Akina Tours...........................................................126

akinatours.com

Alaska Airlines ..................................................19, 52

https://www.alaskaair.com/

Andaz Maui.............................................................41

andazmaui.com

Blue Ginger ............................................................87

Hawaii Life .............................................................32

https://www.hawaiilife.com/

Honua Kai Resort & Spa........................................60

https://www.honuakai.com/

Hotel Wailea ...........................................................71

https://www.hotelwailea.com/

HTA ...........................................................................7

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/

Hue .........................................................................30

https://www.mauihue.com/

Humble Market Kitchen........................................54

https://www.blueginger.com/

https://www.royyamaguchi.com/humble­market­kitchen­maui

https://www.destinationhotels.com

https://islajamessalon.com/

Destination Residence Hawaii..............................34

Fabiani's .................................................................92

http://www.fabianis.com/

Faimont Kealani Spa _Willow Stream..................79 https://www.fairmont.com/kea­lani­maui/willow­stream/

Fairmont Kealani­ KO Restaurant .........................19

https://www.fairmont.com/kea­lani­maui/dining/ko/

Film Hawaii ............................................................80

https://filmoffice.hawaii.gov/

Fleetwoods on Front Street .................................40

http://www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com/

Four Seasons Resort ­Lobby Lounge....................22

https://www.fourseasons.com/maui/dining/lounges/lobby_lounge/ Four Seasons Resort ­Lobby Lounge....................72

https://www.fourseasons.com/maui/dining/lounges/lobby_lounge/ Four Seasons Resort­ Ferraro's ............................36

https://www.fourseasons.com/maui/dining/restaurants/ferraros_bar_e_ristorante/

Four Seasons Resort­ Spago .................................33

https://wolfgangpuck.com/dining/spago­maui/

Gannons ................................................................114 gannons.com

Getty Images .........................................................94 gettyimages.com

Grand Wailea ­Spa Grande .....................................5 https://www.grandwailea.com/experience/spa/

Grand Wailea ­ Fire it Up .......................................50

https://wailearesortassociation.com/things­to­do­in­ maui/wailea­events/fire­it­up­bbq­maui

Grand Wailea ­ Humu Humu .................................68 https://www.grandwailea.com/dine/humuhu­ munukunukuapuaa/

Grey Goose.............................................................70 https://www.greygoose.com

Isla James...............................................................26

Johnny Was ...........................................................44

https://www.johnnywas.com

Kai Kanani .............................................................24

https://www.kaikanani.com/

Kapa .......................................................................38

Kapawailea.com

Kari Maccarthy.......................................................23

http://www.karimccarthy.com/

Longhi’s .................................................................98

https://www.longhis.com

Lumeria ­ The Wooden ........................................110

opentable.com

MACC .....................................................................88

mauiarts.org

Mana Foods ...........................................................62

https://manafoodsmaui.com/

Manao radio ..........................................................98

manaoradio.com

Maria Isitov............................................................66

http://mariaonmaui.com/

Mateos Osteria ......................................................74

https://www.matteosmaui.com/

Maui Brewing Company .......................................46

https://mauibrewingco.com/

Maui County Film Office........................................83

filmmaui.com

Maui No Ka Oi .......................................................122

mauinokaoi.com

Maui Printing Company.......................................128

mauiprinting.com

Maverik Events ......................................................78

http://www.maverickeventsmaui.com/


Advertiser Directory

MEDB ....................................................................127

medb.org

Modern Luxury Hawaii ..........................................18 https://www.fourseasons.com/maui/dining/lounges/lobby_lounge/

Monkey Pod...........................................................67

https://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/

Mulligans on the Blue ...........................................92

http://mulligansontheblue.com/

Office Max ............................................................108

officemax.com

Old Lahaina Luau....................................................91

Oldlahainaluau.com

OnMaui...................................................................95

onmaui.com

Outdoor Living .....................................................127

outdoorliving.com

Pacific Media Group ..............................................64

http://pmghawaii.com/

Paia Fish Market ..................................................104

paiafishmarket.com

Paradise Self Storage...........................................123

storagemaui.com

Picture Mill............................................................118

http://picturemill.com/

Puamana Nani .......................................................110

Stella Rivers ....................................................56, 124

stellarivers.com

Studio 22K ..............................................................75

https://studio22k.com/

The Hollywood Reporter.......................................51

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/

The Maui News ......................................................111

mauinews.com

The Pint & Cork .....................................................86

https://www.thepintandcork.com/

The Shops at Wailea ..........................................14­15

https://www.theshopsatwailea.com/

The Shops at Wailea­ Tommy Bahamas..............103

https://www.tommybahama.com/

The works Creative ...............................................42

http://www.theworkscreativegroup.com/

Trilogy...................................................................100

sailtrilogy.com

Ts Restaurantes ....................................................102

tsrestaurants.com

Variety ....................................................................18

https://variety.com/

Vendini ..................................................................120

vendini.com

Wailea Gateway center ........................................116

https://www.puamananani.com

http://wailea­gateway.com/

Praisegenius.com

https://www.waileagolf.com/

https://www.pyccmaui.org/

waileamagazine.com

https://www.picturesplusprints.com/shop­

shop.wfm.com

Praise Genius .........................................................28

pycc.......................................................................104

Randy Jay Braun ...................................................118 art/categories/braun­randy­j

Residence Inn Marriott .........................................59

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hnmri­ residence­inn­maui­wailea/

Rising Sun Solar.....................................................58 https://home.risingsunsolar.com/

Ruths Chris Steak House.......................................96 https://www.ruthschris.com

Slummber World..................................................107 https://www.slumberworldhawaii.com/

Smile Hawaii..........................................................48 https://www.drogata.com/

Song Writers Festival............................................82 mauisongwritersfestival.com

Wailea Golf .............................................................10

Wailea Magazine ...................................................90

Whole Foods .........................................................112

WRA.......................................................................119

wailearesortassociation.com


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