KAHULUI -The Maui Film Festival's Wednesday night screenings and Candlelight Cafe, long staples at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, are "in a state of suspended animation."
Festival directors Barry and Stella Rivers announced the break in Wednesday programming in an e-mail circulated to the festival's 5,000-member "ohana" of supporters last week.
The festival is currently pursuing new means of supporting the Wednesday screenings, they reported.
The flagship Maui Film Festival at Wailea in June and FirstLight screenings in the MACC's Castle Theater are alive and well and will take place in 2010, the e-mail stated.
"The festival has always been about building community through cinema," Barry Rivers says in a message on the festival Web site. "Emerging triumphant over our current share challenges is a dance best done together."