Stars shine in Maui Film Festival opening

First photo: Maui Film Festival 2015 Navigator Award winner Colin Farrell chats with friends during Wednesday’s Taste of Summer festival-opening culinary event at the Grand Wailea Resort. “Andy Irons: Kissed By God” is the Celestial Cinema’s 8 p.m. movie today, followed by “Vague a l’ame / Feeling Blue” at 10 p.m. The Celestial location is at the Wailea Golf Course Amphitheater. Movies also will be shown Friday through Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets cost $25. To purchase tickets and view the movie schedule, visit

Second photo: Festival award winners Amber Heard and Nick Robinson walk together at Wednesday’s opening event for the Maui Film Festival. Robinson is scheduled to receive the festival’s Rising Star Award tonight at the Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Golf Course Amphitheater. Heard is to receive her Shining Star Award Friday evening at the Celestial Cinema.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos