Paul Rudd helps open the Maui Film Festival Wednesday evening in Wailea

Actress Gina Rodriguez converses with Maui Film Festival co-director Ben Goodman on Wednesday evening during the Taste of Summer Opening Night Twilight Reception at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Rodriguez is scheduled to receive the festival’s Navigator Award tonight at the Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Golf Course Amphitheater. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui Film Festival Nova Award winner Paul Rudd talks about his wide-ranging career Wednesday afternoon at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Ant Man’s last visit to Maui was about 15 years ago, when he was dating his now wife, Julie Yaeger. “The first time we were here, we’d say that was probably the best vacation we’ve ever had, best trip we ever took,” Paul Rudd said. “I’ve never been able to kind of get it out of my system.” This year, they’re enjoying the sights as a married couple with two children, Jack and Darby. An interview with Rudd will appear in Thursday’s Maui News. The Maui Film Festival got underway Wednesday in Wailea and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and runs through Sunday.

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