Maui Film Festival Lineup Unveiled

Posted by

Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis and Michael B. Jordan are among honorees at the 17th annual fest, which will be held June 15-19 at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea.

Maui Film Festival has unveiled its 2016 lineup.

Taking place June 15-19 at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea, MFF will offer a full schedule of screenings and events through its five days on the Hawaiian shore.

Founded in 2000 by Barry Rivers, the 17th annual fest will honor Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Michael B. Jordan, Kelly Rohrbach and Wyatt Russell for their contributions to the world of cinema.

Both Cranston and Davis will receive the Navigator Award, which honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing their fundamental commitment to excellence. Jordan will be awarded the Rainmaker Award for his positive impact on the creative dynamic of each film that he’s contributed his talents to, while Rohrbach and Russell will each receive the Rising Star award.

Southside With You, Captain Fantastic, Folk Hero & Funny Guy, and Rio, I Love You are among films that will be showcased at the fest.

“Even though Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth, for five days both the island of Maui and the Maui Film Festival take center stage in the cinematic universe with a bevy of the brightest stars, ascending luminaries as well as a big hearted, challenging film program of newly discovered indie gems, and world class culinary arts celebrations,” Rivers said in a release.

The current lineup can be found here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *