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MFF to Hold Encore Screenings for Father’s Day Fundraiser

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MFF logo goldBy Maui Now Staff

The 2015 Maui Film Festival will hold an Audience Award winners special encore screenings on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater, MFF Founder and Director Barry Rivers announced today. The event is a fundraiser for Doorway Into Light, Manaʻo Hana Hou Radio, Maui Surfrider Foundation and Hui O Waʻa Kaulua.

“All four of the films are Audience Award winners and all are terrific,” said Rivers.

Sunday, June 21, Screening Schedule

Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson
Audience Award: Hawaiʻi-Made Feature • 2 p.m.
Born in 1924, Pinky Thompson grew up in Hawaiʻi during a time when islanders were punished for being Native Hawaiian. But after almost losing his life in the battlefields of Normandy in World War II, Pinky brought his fierce energy to the arena of social service and began changing lives. He needed to change Hawaiʻi’s public systems to rehabilitate the dignity, confidence and social engagement of Hawaiians. This fearlessness and investment in the greater good brought him to the steps of Congress. His tenacious work brought credibility and respect to the Hawaiian voice. Pinky fostered new methods of policy collaboration and community testimony. He elevated a new generation of Hawaiian leaders to represent the vibrant cultural identity and value system of the Hawaiian people.


Landfill Harmonic
Audience Award: Family Friendly Feature • 4 p.m.

A beautiful story about the transformative power of music. It also highlights three vital issues of our times: poverty, waste and pollution and makes clear that not only can trash be recycled and turned into energy for some, it is also a world where trash can be turned into musical instruments that, in the hands of children from a small village built on a trash dump in Paraguay, are capable of making music that sets the human spirit free to soar well beyond their, and your, wildest dreams and expectations. Magic is alive and lives in music!

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Audience Award: Animated Feature • 6 p.m.
Based on one of the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, 100 million copies in 40 languages sold around the world, Gibran’s poetry is masterfully brought to life in this enchanting and painterly cinematic adventure–co-created by nine of the most highly regarded living animated filmmakers of our time–is a story about freedom and the power of human expression. It is produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King) and features the voices of Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson and Quvenzhané Wallis with the music of Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Yo-Yo Ma.


The Wave I Ride: Page Alms’ Story
Audience Award: Soul in Cinema • 8 p.m.
Paige Alms grew up on the island of Maui, where the spirit of Aloha was planted in her heart. The water quickly became a part of her everyday life, taking up the sport of surfing at age 9. With Paige’s fearlessness and perseverance, along with one of the world’s best big wave surf spots in her backyard, it was inevitable that she’d begin to conquer these monsters.

Today, at age 27, Paige has become Maui’s big wave ambassador, living her humble life dedicated to her passion. Most recently in 2014 Paige was nominated for the Billabong XXL Women’s Performance Award, being one of the few who has successfully paddled into the wave at Jaws. Alongside her incredible accomplishments, Paige leads her life with a shining heart, smile, and spirit, one we were grateful for the opportunity to document.


Per Film Admission
$10 for 12 years and under
$15 for 13 and over
$25 for two admissions to use as you choose

Complimentary tickets and passes are not valid for Maui Film Festival fundraisers.

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