Foodie flicks to screen at Castle Theater

On Sunday afternoon, foodies may get their fill of culinary genre films at Castle Theater in Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

“The Fruit Hunters” starts at 2 p.m. According to festival director Barry Rivers, it’s a “mind-expanding globe-trotting documentary that travels from Umbria, Italy to the deepest jungles of Borneo to Hawaii and Honduras and beyond to explore the eye-catching, otherworldly, far away and far out fruit frenzied fruitarians lust for.” Actor Bill Pullman will be the “tour guide.”

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Maui Film Festival will also screen “Haute Cuisine,” which is about a personal cook appointed to the president of France. “Partially shot in Eysee Palace, it features the creation of countless beautifully prepared dishes.

“You’ll be booking your trip to Paris on your iPhone while closing credits roll,” says Rivers. “In French with English subtitles.

Those who attend either movie should definitely leave the popcorn at home.

Getting your appetites in gear at the MACC will be the new Nellie’s Bistro 19 of Paia with Thai-ginger chicken in green-curry sauce, herb-roasted pork loin with hoisin; and seared-marinated island fish. Entrees range from $10 to $13 and will include tossed green salad with oriental dressing and lemongrass-scented jasmine rice.