Maui Film Festival FirstLight screenings continue today

Maui Film Festival honorees Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver co-star with Liam Neeson in “Silence,” the latest epic from director Martin Scorsese. Photo courtesy Maui Film Festival

The Maui Film Festival’s 18th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui continues at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

Following is a list of films that will be screened today, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, visit

5:30 p.m. Today

“MISS HOKUSAI” PG-13, 1:33. Animation, biography, drama.

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei. Starring Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe and Erica Lindbeck.

Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in “Hidden Figures.” Photo courtesy Maui Film Festival

7:30 p.m. Today

“SEASONS” PG, 1:37. Documentary.

A story that reveals the shared history that binds humankind with the animal kingdom.

9:30 p.m. Today

“NOCTURNAL ANIMALS R, 1:56. Drama, thriller.

Billy Crudup (from left), Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumman star in “20th Century Women.” Photo courtesy Maui Film Festival

An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon.

3 p.m. Friday

“LA LA LAND” PG-13, 2:08. Comedy, drama, musical.

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt.

5 p.m. Friday

“ARRIVAL” PG-13, 1:56. Drama, mystery, sci-fi.

A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. Starring  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

7:30 p.m. Friday

“FENCES” PG-13, 2:18. Drama.

An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson.

1 p.m. Tuesday

“FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” PG-13, 1:51. Biography, comedy, drama.

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg.

3 p.m. Tuesday

“MOONLIGHT” R, 1:51. Drama.

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp and Duan Sanderson.

5:30 p.m. Tuesday

“HIDDEN FIGURES” PG, 2:07. Drama.

A team of African-American women provides NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

“SILENCE” R, 2:41. Drama, history.

In the 17th century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.

3 p.m. Wednesday


An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler.

5:30 p.m. Wednesday

“A MONSTER CALLS” PG-13, 1:48. Drama, fantasy.

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Lewis MacDougall.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday

“20TH CENTURY WOMEN” R, 1:58. Comedy, drama.

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. Starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig.

FirstLight admission is available by either purchasing a Special VIP 4-Film FastPass, which provides entry for $12 per film ($48 for the pass) and can be used individually or shared with family and friends. Single admission is also available for $14 for those 17 and older; $10 for children 13 to 16 years old. For more details, visit