A Golden Globe nomination announced earlier this week for his role in "The Messenger" adds to what has been a very good year at the movies for part-time Maui resident Woody Harrelson.
The versatile actor and past Maui Film Festival honoree will attend a screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Culture Center.
Harrelson is up for best supporting actor in the drama about a pair of Army casualty notification officers who have to notify the families of fallen soldiers in Iraq.
Oscilloscope Pictures photo
Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster are bringers of bad news in “The Messenger.”
The in-the-flesh appearance of the prolific actor, whose "2012" is still showing and whose horror comedy "Zombieland" was a surprise smash hit at the box office. adds to the star power of the FirstLight screenings, now in their ninth year.
So did this week's Golden Globe nominations announced Tuesday. The Maui Film Festival lineup includes most of the nominees, which are also expected to be in contention for Oscars and other year-end film prizes.
FirstLight offers complimentary admission to voting members of the Motion Picture Academy, but offers regular film fans opportunities to see many of the films ahead of their national release.
FirstLight screened top Golden Globe contender "Up in the Air" in November, a month before its national release. It will showcase the star-studded musical "Nine" - up for five Globes - at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Here is this week's FirstLight schedule, with brief synopses provided by the Maui Film Festival. For more details, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
- Rick Chatenever
5 p.m. "That Evening Sun" PG-13, 1:50.
Hal Holbrook plays a life-long Tennessee farmer who sneaks away from his nursing home and sets out to reclaim his life on his own terms.
7:30 p.m. "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" PG-13, 1:42.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Will Patton, Ann-Margaret and Ellen Burstyn bring a long-lost screenplay by Tennessee Williams back to life.
2 p.m. "Brothers" R, 1:50. (See minireview)
5 p.m. "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" PG,1:42.
A music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man's voice - African superstar Youssou N'Dour, to inspire positive change.
7:30 p.m. "Nine" PG-13, 1:50.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman star in this musical based on Federico Fellini's "8 1/2," directed by "Chicago's" Rob Marshall.
5 p.m. "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" PG,1:42 (See above.)
7:30 p.m. "The Messenger" R, 1:45. (See above.)
5 p.m. "Amreeka" PG,1:36.
A Palestinian refugee and her family have search for a place to call home in this warm, humorous bittersweet tale.
7:30 p.m. "Oh My God" NR,1:36.
This insightful exploration of the question "What is God?" reveals global culture's core beliefs.
2 p.m. "Good Hair" PG-13,1:36.
Comedian Chris Rock gets tangled up in the wonders of African-American hairstyles in this insightful, humorous documentary.
5 p.m. "The Hurt Locker" R, 2:11. (See review)
7:30 p.m. "Sherlock Holmes" NR, 2:13.
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams star in Guy Ritchie's action-packed, humorous new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous characters.