FirstLight, the Maui Film Festival's annual holiday gift for the island's film fans, continues Friday night in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.
On the bill are two extreme sports extravaganzas -one totally in the ocean and the other elsewhere on the planet.
At 7 p.m., the event will include music by Lily Meola and Toby Couture in Castle Theater. There will also be lots of giveaways including a surfboard, sunglasses, clothing and more.
Maui’s Matt Meola
Oxbow/Lucky Studio photo
FirstLight will return to Castle Theater on Dec. 15 for two weeks, showing most of the movies expected to be in contention for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and other prizes during the film industry's awards season. For details, visit www.mauifilmfestival. com.
6 and 9:30 p.m. "The Other Side: Playgravity 2" 52 min.
Many of the planet's top skiers, parachutists, tow-in surfers, speed flyers, kite sailers, extreme snowboarders and Olympians travel to from Alaska to Hawaii, from Spain to Indonesia, and "Are-You-Kidding-Me" to "Holy Bleep!" in this mind-opening and visually stunning exploration of what it takes and how it feels to live lives of unbridled excitement and commitment to the sports they love and the only life they want to live - fully, completely alive! If you were one of those Mauians who got your mind blown by the extreme snowboarding in "PlayGravity One," "The Other Side: PlayGravity 2" is just what the doctor ordered!
7:30 p.m. "Innersection"
Maui Film Festival Beacon Award recipient Taylor Steele delivers another visionary view into water world featuring, among others, Maui's own Matt Meola and Clay Marzo, plus Kelly Slater, John Florence, Joel Parkinson, Mikala Jones and many more of surfing's ascending and transcendent luminaries.