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Maui Film Festival Screenings in Castle Theater

June 12, 2019, 11:11 AM HST
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This weekend at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater, the Maui Film Festival 2019 presents screenings in Kahului, from June 14 to 16, 2019.

Maui’s annual summer film festival includes amazing venues in Wailea, and a weekend of films in the comfort of the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Check out the great films coming to the MACC as part of Maui Film Festival!

Tickets for Castle Theater: Rising Star 4-ENTRY PASS  $54
Single tickets $15  / $10 kids 12/under
(plus applicable fees)
Pass and single tickets available NOW! 
Friday · June 14 · 3:00 pm
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?  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 yearn after?
(77 min./ not recommended for children)

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Friday  · June 14 · 5:00 pm
To confront a resurgence of faith-based anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era, conductor Tim Seelig leads 300 singers of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a bus tour of the deep South, showcasing fine music, confronting political and religious intolerance, and challenging his own troubled past with the church. Joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, they bring a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities often on the frontlines against intolerance.
(100 min./not recommended for children)
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Friday · June 14 · 7:30 pm

A celebration and deep exploration of Ram Dass, the father of the Western spiritual culture and self-help movement, that pays tribute to his unmissable authenticity and humor. Ram Dass has inspired generations of seekers to be visible and authentic in their fallibility, sacrificing the temptations of superiority and spiritual materialism as a path to true presence and compassion, all without taking themselves too seriously.
(91 min./not recommended for children)
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Preceded by a short film: Lady Hater
Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe.
Saturday · June 15 · 12:00 noon
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 Hōkuleʻa can last for 1,000 generations. (143 min./ kids welcome!)
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Kids 12 and under are FREE for this film!
Cracked Up
Saturday · June 15 · 3:00 pm

With courage and 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, this poignant film illuminates the devastating effects of childhood trauma and the importance of setting repressed memories free.

(96 min./not recommended for children)

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Preceded by a short film: Shirin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)
Well Groomed
Saturday · June 15 · 5:00 pm
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 less than revolutionizing the age old question – what is art?
(88 min./not rated; OK for kids!)
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Preceded by a short film: Stumped
Saturday · June 15 · 7:30 pm
The New York Times 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.”
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Preceded by a short film: Hook Up 2.0
Short Film Showcase
Sunday · June 16 · 1:00 pm
A collection of shorts:
(individual times vary; not recommended for young children)
Sunday · June 16 · 3:00 pm
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.
(103 min./ not recommended for children)
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Preceded by a short film: Beauty
Sunday · June 16 · 5:30 p.m.
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 is 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.
(82 min./ OK for kids!)
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Preceded by a short film: La Noria (Ferris Wheel)
We Rise UP
Sunday · June 16 · 7:30 pm
This culture-shifting documentary film is more than a movie – it’s a Movement. In collaboration with many prominent social, political, thought, and business leaders, this Movement presents a new model of success for the world. Transitioning from intimate dialogue to cinematically stunning visuals and music-driven interstitials, this film takes the audience into a profound personal journal of inquiry, reflection, and action. “We Rise UP” is designed to significantly impact the definition of social responsibility, and to generate new discourses that incite personal, cultural, and global change.
(96 min./OK for kids! )
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Preceded by a short film: Reboot
Maui Film Festival last-night event:
“CandleLight Cafe”!
In the Courtyard 7 to 10 p.m. featuring music with  Marimba Komborera
Tickets for Castle Theater: Rising Star 4-ENTRY PASS  $54
Single tickets $15  / $10 kids 12/under
(plus applicable fees)
Pass and single tickets are on sale now.
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