“GET A JOB” screening on Maui, Jan 27-30

January 26, 2011, 12:06 PM HST · Updated January 29, 2:12 AM
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By Wendy Osher

The Maui made motion picture, “GET A JOB!,” returns home for a three night run at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku.

"GET A JOB!" returns to Maui! Photo by Wendy Osher.

The comedy starring Willie K and Eric Gilliom was filmed and produced entirely on Maui.  It debuted in October and is back for more than a dozen screenings from Jan. 27-29, 2011.

Showtimes are:

  • Thursday, January 27, 2011: 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 9:15 p.m.
  • Friday, January 28, 2011: 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 9:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 29, 2011: (two screens) 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:15.  (one screen) 9:15 p.m.
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Tickets for most shows are $10, with three discounted $5 matinees. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.getajobthemovie.com, or in person at the MauiThing store in Wailuku.  During the run, tickets can be purchased at the Iao Theater box office.

The story centers around William, Willie K’s character, a successful employment agent, whose career is jeopardized, when he fails to find work for his simpleton surfer friend, Merton, played by Eric Gilliom.

"GET A JOB!" Maui screenings run Thurs. Jan. 27-Sat. Jan. 29, 2011. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Dozens of top musical talent and personalities in Hawaii round out the cast, including Jake Shimabukuro, Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali’i, Charles Ka’upu, Ernie Cruz Jr. and Alaka’i Paleka.  It also boasts special appearances by Mick Fleetwood, Willie Nelson, Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, Marty Dread, and many many more.  The “GET A JOB” soundtrack includes music by the Barefoot Natives, Don Tiki, Amy Hanaiali’i, the Throwdowns, Willie K, Avi Ronen, Kealoha, and Kristen Grove.

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