Gift your Maui Movie Buff with Tickets to the Firstlight Film Festival

  Christmas season is movie time at the gorgeous Castle Theatre where the FirstLight Film Festival goes off with the Academy screenings. Fill your film critic’s stocking with Fast Passes, a $48 four-film ticket that gives the bearer VIP access and priority admissions using the FastPass Line and can be shared by two or more […]

This Saturday: @MauiFilmFest First Night of #FirstLight @MauiArtsCulture


MauiFilm Festival returns with a new series titled FirstLight this Saturday, Nov. 23 (that’s TOMORROW!) at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. No need to wait an entire year to enjoy award winning cinema. This series will kick off with an encore presentation from this past summer’s favorites including The Short Game (4pm), followed by […]

Who will you make #peace with? Saturday, Sept. 21 @MauiArtsCulture #peacedaymaui

Who will you make peace with? In conjunction with the global effort Peace One Day,  Maui based organizations invite you to gather in the name of peace Saturday, September 21st at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Imua Family Services, The County of Maui, MauiTime, Akaku, Will Smith Foundation, Mana’o Radio, Maui Film Festival,  Joy Fields […]

This Friday, July 19: Encore Screening Of Eddie Aikau Documentary “The Hawaiian” at MACC @MauiArtsCulture

When Maui Film Festival mastermind Barry Rivers came up with the name “Celestial Cinema” for the premier venue of his annual movie celebration, it was a perfect fit. Truly this location delivers a Hawaiian-flavored film experience without peer in the islands. My first experience ever at the Celestial Cinema came this year on Wednesday, June […]

This Wednesday through Sunday, June 12-16: Maui Film Festival

It’s that time again. From Wednesday to Sunday, the Maui Film Festival returns to the sprawling greens of Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, Seaside Cinema (Wailea Beach) and Castle Theater (MACC). Wednesday will kick off with a Visionary tribute to Hawaii legends Eddie Aikau and Nainoa Thompson for their outstanding contributions to the water […]

This Fri, Sat & Sun, Dec. 28, 29, 30: Maui Film Festival @MauiArtsCulture


How about taking a minute this holiday season and treating yourself to a picture. Sit back and relax while FirstLight Film Festival brings you another weekend of movies. On Friday, catch Argo (R/138 minutes) at 2pm, Stand Up Guy (R/95 min) at 5:30pm and Quartet (NYR/99 min) at 7:30pm. On Saturday, there’s Flight (R/138min) at […]

This Friday, Dec. 14: Maui Film Festival presents Surf Night at First Light @MauiArtsCulture

Maui Film Festival is presenting Surf Night at FirstLight. Doubling as a benefit for Operation Smile and Restore the Shore, the evening will feature two short films and a film honoring both causes. A Different Reason To Smile documents a group of Sanuk employees, which includes Maui’s own surfer Matt Meola, who go to Peru […]

Maui Film Festival: Nov 18-25 & Dec 14-30 FirstLight Academy Screenings @MauiArtsCulture

The Maui Film Festival returns for its 14th Annual Celebration of Cinema FirstLight: Academy Screenings and is in fact already underway. The 15 day long festival will begin November 18th through the 25th and December 14th through the 30th. The festival will host 42 films and 30 movie premieres in Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s […]

June 13-17: Maui Film Festival


By Megan Hazen The wait is over: the Maui Film Festival is here again! The fun begins at Capische? Restaurant on Wednesday with the Opening Night Twilight Reception. There Capische?’s award-winning chef Brian Etheridge will serve regional Italian cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. After dinner, hit the golf course for the Celestial Cinema’s Tribute […]

FREE SCREENING: Watch a rare, 1937 Hawaiian-style cartoon & ocean-oriented docu-drama, this Saturday @LahainaGateway

MOVIE NIGHT + STARLIGHT + FREE = AWESOME (Saturday) August 27, 7:15pm, Lahaina Gateway, 305 Keawe St., Lahaina; free Last month, the first free movie night at Lahaina Gateway was such a huge success, they’re doing it again! This time they’re screening a rare, 1937 Hawaiian-style cartoon at 7:15pm, followed by a “magnificently produced… ocean-oriented […]

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