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Pierce Brosnan Returns to Maui: 1st Two Time Honoree at Maui Film Festival

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Pierce Brosnan will receive the Pathfinder Award at the upcoming 2017 Maui Film Festival in Wailea.

Pierce Brosnan will receive the Pathfinder Award at the upcoming 2017 Maui Film Festival in Wailea. PC: courtesy Ben Goodman via Maui Film Festival.

The award will be presented on Friday, June 23rd at the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course, the same night as a Celestial Cinema screening of “Poisoning Paradise,” of which Brosnan is an Executive Producer.

Brosnan returns to Maui after winning the festival’s 2008 Maverick Award for his activism in protecting the Earth.  The Pathfinder Award honors a film artist whose eclectic choices and charismatic performances encourage us all to expand our definition of what it means to be human.

“Pierce Brosnan is the only person ever to be honored twice by the Maui Film Festival. Once with the Festival’s 2008 Maverick Award for his activism in protecting the Earth and all creatures who call it home,” said Barry Rivers, founder and director of the Festival, “and this year with the Maui Film Festival’s 2017 Pathfinder Award for an eclectic and electrifying career that continues to shine a light on the human condition and its ability to rise above the challenges life presents. Welcome home, Pierce.”

Pierce Brosnan is a legendary Irish-American actor, film producer, environmentalist, philanthropist, artist and two-time Golden Globe® Award nominee known for his rich and extensive career in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a producer.

In April, Brosnan starred in AMC’s new dramatic series The Son, and in August, Brosnan stars alongside Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale in Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York. This fall, Brosnan stars with Jackie Chan in the action thriller The Foreigner for director Martin Campbell and in the action thriller Final Score alongside Dave Bautista for director Scott Mann. This summer Brosnan will film Medusa, based on Jonathan Miles’ 2007 book, The Wreck of The Medusa.

Last year, Brosnan starred in the thriller I.T., produced by his production company Irish DreamTime, alongside Voltage Pictures and Friendly Films, the thriller No Escape, alongside Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, and Survivor, with Milla Jovovich. In 2015, Brosnan produced and starred in the espionage thriller The November Man, and he co-starred in A Long Way Down in 2014 with Aaron Paul, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots and Love Punch with Emma Thompson.

Brosnan’s film credits include Love Is All You Need (2012); I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011); Salvation Boulevard (2011); Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010); The Ghost Writer (2010); Remember Me (2010); The Greatest (2010); Mamma Mia! (2008); Married Life (2007); Seraphim Falls (2007); The Matador (2005); The Tailor of Panama (2001); Grey Owl (1999); Dante’s Peak (1997); Mars Attacks (1996); The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996); Mrs. Doubtfire (1993); The Lawnmower Man (1992) and Mr. Johnson (1990).

In the 1990s, Brosnan reinvigorated the popularity of the Bond franchise in box-office blockbusters including Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Brosnan’s first three Bond films earned over a billion dollars at the international box-office, and Die Another Day alone garnered nearly a half-billion dollars worldwide.

The 18th annual Maui Film Festival runs from June 21-25, 2017 in Wailea.


*Click here for a complete lineup for the 2017 Celestial Cinema screenings.
*Click here for a complete lineup of the Maui Film Festival’s three “Taste” Events.


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