Maui Film Festival Kids Special

June 6, 2016, 2:43 PM HST · Updated June 13, 12:44 PM
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The upcoming Maui Film Festival will feature some specials for families with kids. The 8 p.m. showing on Thursday, June 16, and Sunday, June 19, are free for kids 12 and under.

Some films may not be appropriate for kids and parental due diligence is advised.

Mad Dogs and The More Things Change movie posters. Image credit: Maui Film Festival.

Mad Dogs and The More Things Change movie posters. Image credit: Maui Film Festival.

The June 16, 8 p.m. showing is of Mad Dogs which is about the conquest of Peʻahi or “Jaws,” Maui’s famed surf break. The film is not rated.

During Tow-In Fever, three Brazilians challenged the world’s biggest waves and wrote a whole new chapter in surfing history.

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Danilo Cuoto, Marcio Freire and Yuri Soledade, who all migrated to Hawai’i in the 90’s in search of perfect waves took the big-wave surfers’ challenge a notch higher, resolving to paddle out to “Jaws,” while refusing to use support vehicles to assist with tow-ins or rescues.

What they accomplished changed the sport forever.  Mad Dogs is their story.

*Trailer Courtesy: Maui Film Festival

The June 19, 8 p.m. showing is Gerry Lopez: The More Things Change.  The movie will be screened at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea at the Gold & Emerald Golf Course.

When Gerry Lopez first surfed Uluwatu, the fabled wave was pristine, magical and empty. He returned 40 years later to find it bustling and developed.

After a week of surfing and yoga, however, Gerry tapped into a spirit of place that continues to endure.

It is obvious that a lot has changed since surfers first discovered Bali and Uluwatu in the seventies.

Gerry’s message is that change is inevitable, and we should see it, accept it, live in the moment and positively guide that change.

The 17th annual Maui Film Festival will take place from June 15 to 19, 2016, at the Wailea Resort.  Click HERE for tickets.

*Uluwatu Surf Villas / Courtesy: Maui Film Festival

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