FirstLight, Maui Film Festival's 13th annual holiday gift to island film fans, as well as industry professionals who may be vacationing here and need to see the year's contenders for Golden Globes and, presumably, Academy Awards, continues through the end of the year in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Tickets are $12, or $10 with a four-show FastPass, available at the MACC box office. For more information, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
The following synopses are provided by the Maui Film Festival.
Glenn Close stars in “Albert Nobbs,” one of the many Golden Globe nominees in next week’s FirstLight screenings at the MACC.
Roadside Attractions photo via AP
Thursday, Dec. 22 (today)
2 p.m. - "Beginners" PG-13, 1:49
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent star. A heartwarming dramedy about being true to yourself and those you love.
5 p.m. - "50/50" R, 1:40
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick star in a touching, honest, laugh-out-loud-funny dramedy about friendship, survival and love.
7:30 p.m. - "Rampart" R,1:43
Woody Harrelson stars as a renegade LAPD officer at the center of a growing scandal. Co-starring Sigourney Weaver, Ben Foster and Robin Penn.
Friday, Dec. 23
2 p.m. - "We Need to Talk about Kevin" R, 2:00
Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton plays a mother trying to understand why her son commits an act of violence. John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller co-star.
5 p.m. - "W.E." R, 1:46
Madonna directs. Abbie Cornish stars. A 21st century N.Y.C. woman is fascinated by the romance of King Edward VIII and an American divorce.
7:30 p.m. - "My Week with Marilyn" R, 1:36
A based-on-a-true-story of Marilyn Monroe's weeklong fling with a young production assistant. Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne co-star.
NO FILMS ON SATURDAY, DEC. 24, OR SUNDAY, DEC.25
Monday, Dec. 26
2 p.m. -"Machine Gun Preacher" R, 2:07
Gerard Butler stars in a powerfully inspirational tale of a former drug dealer who finds a new life as an advocate for homeless children in Sudan.
5 p.m. - "Undefeated" NR, 1:55
Love football? Hate football? Either way, whether 8 or 80 years old, this incredible underdog story of the triumph of the human spirit will lift you up!
7:30 p.m. -"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" PG-13, 1:55
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and newcomer Thomas Horn star. A boy searches N.Y.C. for a final message from his father. Inspiring beyond words.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
2 p.m. -"The Ides of March" R, 1:40
George Clooney directs and co-stars in this political thriller. Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, and Paul Giamatti co-star.
5 p.m. - "Albert Nobbs" R, 1:53
A man with a secret. A woman with a dream. Insightful drama starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan Rhy-Meyers and Janet McTeer.
7:30 p.m. - "Butter" R, 1:30
Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olvia Wilde and Ty Burrell star in this hilarious satire set at a championship butter-carving competition in Iowa.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
2 p.m. -"Warrior" PG-13, 2:19
Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte star in an intimate story of two martial arts fighting brothers. "Knocks you out!" raved The New York Times.
5 p.m. - "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" R, 2:38
The blockbuster novel, 50 million copies sold in 46 countries, comes to the big screen. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star. David Fincher directs.
7:30 p.m. - "The Iron Lady" PG-13/ 1:45
The always mesmerizing Meryl Streep is Margaret Thatcher in this revelatory biopic co-starring Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head and Richard E. Grant.