Reminder: Maui Film Festival

Reminder, the Maui Film Festival begins tomorrow! The festival is one of Maui’s premier events held at various locations throughout Maui including the Wailea Resort and the Celestial Cinema.

In the evening during the festival, a culinary event is held. The launch party takes place at the Grand Wailea Wednesday, June 12th with the Taste of Summer. Guests must be 21 and over to attend. Cocktails will be paired with with tastey bites! Purchasing tickets to Taste of Summer also grants you access for back to back premieres that evening.

Taste of Chocolate is held at the Four Seasons Resort on Thursday, June 13th. This is a dress to impress event for guests 21 and over that is all about delicious sweet treats! Tickets for Taste of Chocolate also includes two premiere’s plus activities at the Celestial Cinema that evening.

Taste of Wailea on Saturday June 15th, is the best of the best from Wailea chef’s and is held at the Wailea Golf Academy. Chef’s will be serving up their mouthwatering specialties. This is also a 21 and over event that will include two premier admission tickets at Celestial Cinema for that evening.

The movies playing during the festival at Celestial Cinema include True Hawaii, The Magic Beneath Us, Stuffed, Wild Rose, Bottom Of The 9th, The Farewell, Pavarotti, Paige, This Excellent Life, and Echo In The Canyon. Playing at Castle Theater are One, Gay Chorus Deep South, Becoming Nobody, Cracked Up, Well Groomed, CRSHD, Botero, and We Rise Up.

Check to see if ticket options are still available for this premiere event!

20th Annual Maui Film Festival

The 20th Annual Maui Film Festival will be held this year from June 12th through June 16th. The festival is one of Maui’s premier events held at various locations throughout Maui including the Wailea Resort and the Celestial Cinema.

In the evening during the festival, a culinary event is held. The launch party takes place at the Grand Wailea Wednesday, June 12th with the Taste of Summer. Guests must be 21 and over to attend. Cocktails will be paired with with tastey bites! Purchasing tickets to Taste of Summer also grants you access for back to back premieres that evening.

Taste of Chocolate is held at the Four Seasons Resort on Thursday, June 13th. This is a dress to impress event for guests 21 and over that is all about delicious sweet treats! Tickets for Taste of Chocolate also includes two premiere’s plus activities at the Celestial Cinema that evening.

Taste of Wailea on Saturday June 15th, is the best of the best from Wailea chef’s and is held at the Wailea Golf Academy. Chef’s will be serving up their mouthwatering specialties. This is also a 21 and over event that will include two premier admission tickets at Celestial Cinema for that evening.

The movies playing during the festival at Celestial Cinema include True Hawaii, The Magic Beneath Us, Stuffed, Wild Rose, Bottom Of The 9th, The Farewell, Pavarotti, Paige, This Excellent Life, and Echo In The Canyon. Playing at Castle Theater are One, Gay Chorus Deep South, Becoming Nobody, Cracked Up, Well Groomed, CRSHD, Botero, and We Rise Up.

Various ticket and event options are still available for this premiere event!

Happening Now! Maui Film Festival!

It’s that time again! The Maui Film Festival is happening now and running through June 17th! The festival is taking place at the Celestial Cinema, the Castle Theatre, and the Toes-In-The-Sand Cinema. Screenings and special events will be happening all over the Wailea Resort!

The Maui Film Festival was founded in 2000 by Barry Rivers. Over the course of 17 years, the film festival has screened more than 750 films! What better place to enjoy great movies along with fabulous food events all in a beautiful setting!

You can view the entire schedule of events via the Maui Film Festival website!

Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival (photo via the internet)

The Maui Film Festival will start this Wednesday June 21st and run through Sunday June 25th. The official launch will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and live entertainment.

On Wednesday the 21st, the Celestial Cinema night will include a double feature.  Showings will include Beatriz at Dinner, and Grand Unified Theory.  Connie Britton, four time Emmy nominee will be awarded the Navigator Award.

Thursday the 22nd, starting at 8:00 pm enjoy a viewing of The Big Wave Project A Band of Brothers and Charged The Eduardo Garcia Documentary.  Freida Pinto will be honored with the Shining Star Award.

On Friday the 23rd the Maui chocolate lovers event Taste of Chocolate will proceed the movie showings of Kuleana at 8:00 pm, Poisoning Paradise at 10:00 pm and Given at 11:00 pm.  Pierce Brosnan will receive the Pathfinder Award.

Saturday the 24th the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the festival celebrates the best of Wailea’s Chefs with the Taste of Wailea. Karen Gillan will receive the Rising Star Award, and movies for the evening include A Comedy About Tragedy DEAN, and Class Rank at the Celestial Cinema.  At the Castle Theatre starting at 3:00 pm showings include A Family Man, The Trip To Spain, Mantra, and Fits & Starts.

The Maui Film Festival concludes on Sunday the 25th. At the Celestial Cinema showings starting at 8:00 pm include Proximity, Take Every Wave, and Fish People. At the Castle Theatre starting at 3:00 pm showings include Ram Dass Going Home, Holy (un) Holy River, Heal, and Hare Krishna! Various dining options will also be available throughout the festival.

Be sure to view the entire schedule, including the Short Film Showcase showings via the Maui Film Festival website here. We hope you enjoy all the films available for viewing!

Events This Weekend!

Happening now on various nights through December 28th, Maui Film Festival: First Light. Come and enjoy great cinema with screenings of various movies on different days. Don’t worry about having a meal before hand.  Each showing night will offer a different menu option with a variety of food items available for purchase.  This event takes place at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  To view the movie selection as well as menu items and preview trailers visit their website here.

Friday December 23rd is Art Night In Lahaina Town.  This free event showcases artists in action throughout dozens of art galleries in Lahaina from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  This is a public event and refreshments are available.  You can pick up a map of participating galleries at the Lahaina Visitors Center open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Going on now through Christmas The Holiday Express sugar cane train runs twice nightly at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to train departure with each excursion running 45 minutes.  Enjoy the decorated train, caroling, and maybe even a visit from Santa! Children 2 and under are free!  More information available on the Sugar Cane Train website.

Have a wonderful holiday!