Maui Film Festival winds up its 12th season at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater with full schedules of screenings today and Sunday.
On tap are many films and performances nominated for Golden Globes, included on many end-of-year 10-best lists and expected to be in contention for Academy Awards.
The following synopses have been provided by Maui Film Festival. Tickets are available at the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org.
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling have both been nominated for Golden Globes for their work in the romantic drama “Blue Valentine.
The Weinstein Company photo via AP
For more information, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 30 (TODAY)
4 p.m. - "Welcome to the Rileys" R, 1:50.
James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo co-star in a powerfully uplifting Sundance drama about finding hope in the most unusual places.
6 p.m. - "Blue Valentine" R, 1:34
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this Sundance favorite-a story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time.
8 p.m. - "Casino Jack" R, 2:00.
Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey stars in this riotous dramedy that lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
SUNDAY, JAN. 2
2 p.m. - "It's Kind of a Funny Story" PG-13, 1:41.
A brilliant dramedy-and five-day life lesson about love and the pressures of growing up. Co-Stars Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist and Emma Roberts.
4 p.m. - "The American" R, 1:45.
George Clooney stars, with some of the most beautiful women in any suspense, in this suspenseful stunner set in the Italian village of Abruzzo.
6 p.m. - "Jack Goes Boating" R, 1:30.
Philip Seymour Hoffman directs and stars, alongside Amy Ryan, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega, in this touching New York City-set dramedy.
8 p.m. - "Frankie & Alice" NR, 1:40.
Halle Berry brilliantly juggles three personalities in the lead role of this powerful based-on-a-true-story drama set in 1970s L.A.