The Maui Film Festival's first wave of FirstLight screenings conclude Friday at Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
George Clooney's romantic dramedy "Up in the Air," a likely Academy Award contender co-starring Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick and Jason Bateman and directed by "Juno's" Jason Reitman, concludes the Thanksgiving week showings with a 7:30 p.m. screening Friday. The film is set for wide national release Christmas day.
Earlier Friday, FirstLight screens "Julie & Julia" starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams at 2 p.m. and presents the Maui premiere of "The Lovely Bones," directed by Peter Jackson and starring Saorise Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci at 5 p.m.
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George Clooney stars as a relationship-challenged frequent flyer in this romantic dramedy directed by Ivan Reitman.
Now in its 11th year, FirstLight showcases the year's best movies, expected to be in contention for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and other end-of-the-year prizes.
The screenings resume Dec. 16, continuing through Jan. 3 in Castle Theater. For more information, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.