Aloha and Happy Holidays,
Hope those of you who live on or are planning on
being on Maui for the Holiday Season are getting in
the mood for great movies because that's just what
we have comin' your way, a showcase of 46 films in 13 days, the best films of all of 2003 and early 2004.
The entire schedule
for these FirstLight™: Academy
Screenings on Maui is posted on our website.
When you get there, just click on FirstLight:
Academy Screenings on Maui to be linked to
our final schedule. You'll also find links to official
sites and trailers for most of the films.
As always, the Maui Film Festival
provides Complimentary Admission to any FirstLight™
screenings to all current and active members (including
one guest per member per film) of AMPAS, DGA, WGA,
SAG (Nominating Committee Only), HPFA, PGA, ADG, ASC,
BAFTA-LA, BAFTA-NY, CDG, MAHG, MPEG, MPSE, VES, ACE
Guild Members ONLY, please RSVP by phone to 808.579.9553
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For everyone else, single tickets ($10) for FirstLight™
films will be available one hour prior to show time
on the day of the show. The Maui Film Festival's
FirstLight™ 4-Film VIP Fastpass™ ($40) is
now on sale at Borders Books & Music and at the
MACC Box Office.
These passes are a great way to save time wating
in line and also being admitted into the theater because
of the special FastPass™ entry line
that we set up for FirstLight™. Plus,
they make great holiday gifts and, unlike our regular
CandleLight Cafe & CInema pass, allow you admission
to four films of your choice or, instead, to bring
as many people to any show as you have "clicks"
on your pass. For example you and your spouse and
two of your kids or neighbors or whatever.
And yes, just like last year, rather than have to
exit and get to the end of the line if you plan to
see two (or three or four or five!) films in a row,
FastPass™ holders will also be able
to stay in the theater and quickly return to their
seats before people waiting in line outside the Castle
Theater are let into the next show.
Trust us -- the FirstLight™ 4-Film
VIP Fastpass™ is a SMOOTH way to navigate
your way through FirstLight™.
ONE MORE THING: Passes are now also on sale
for the 2004 Maui Film Festival at Wailea. For details
visit our Maui
Film Festival at Wailea website and click on
Buy Passes for 2004 Now! And if you've never
checked out the Maui FIlm Festival at Wailea "trailer",
it is also on the "Wailea" portion of the
site. Just click on the "Festival Trailer"
icon to view it (in Quicktime).
Hope you can carve out some time from the busy Holiday
Season to enjoy our offerings and most of all, hope
that you and your family enjoy a healthy, prosperous
and peaceful 2004 & Beyond.
Barry Rivers, Founder & Director