Waiting with Pundy at Maui Film Festival

First Photo: Film fans Steve Onaga and Nancy Ciacci share a bench with a statue of the late Masaru “Pundy” Yokouchi in between Maui Film Festival screenings at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Thursday. While the festival’s major focus is honoring celebrities and showing films outdoors on the Celestial Cinema screen at Wailea, it also is drawing crowds with screenings at the MACC.

Second Photo: Festival film coordinator Eric Molina (right) reported large crowds for the screenings Wednesday and Thursday. Jim McLemore (left), better known as popular Maui band leader Jimmy Mac, was among the film fans in the audience Thursday. The screenings continue through Sunday, beginning in the early afternoon and culminating with an 8 p.m. movie each day.