Maui Film Fest shows Pearl Jam and 'I AM'
KAHULUI - Following on the heels of its successful showing of Martin Scorsese's musical biography of George Harrison, the Maui Film Festival returns to Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for two more screenings this week.
Both are for the same cause: to plant new trees at Baldwin Beach to replace those lost to erosion. Maui Film Festival is working with the Maui Tomorrow Foundation on the project, titled "Bring Back Baldwin Beach Trees Please."
Musical artists from all over the world are “Playing for Change” in free screening at UH-MC
On Sunday, MFF will screen "Pearl Jam 20" at 7 p.m. Directed by Cameron Crowe, this uncensored documentary chronicles the years leading up to the creation of the beloved band featuring Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder.
Assembled from 1,200 hours of rare and never-seen-before footage, the Maui screening also includes special extras filmed during the band's 2005 tour of South America.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the festival will screen "I AM," an audience award winner at last summer's Maui Film Festival. This philosophical documentary revolves around successful Hollywood director Tom Shadyac, whose credits include "Ace Ventura," "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty," who had to take a new look at the meaning of it all following a serious cycling accident.
Shadyac leads the inquiries onscreen, interviewing subjects including David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks and Marc Ian Barasch.
Tickets are $10 if using a 4-for-$40 pass, or $12, available at the MACC box office, 242-7469.
UH-MC Peace Club is 'Playing for Change'
KAHULUI - The Maui College Peace Club is presenting "Playing for Change - Peace Through Music" at 6 p.m. Friday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Ka Lima 103.
The screening is free and open to the public. The Peace Club especially encourages families, children and youth to attend the award-winning documentary, which follows the worldwide journey of the Playing for Change team that filmed musicians in Africa, in ancient Middle East sites, in the Himalayas, in tiny pueblos and on city streets. Each captured performance was mixed with the others to create a unified musical work.