The Maui Film Festival: 2017

June 21st-25th, 2017

It’s that time of the year again, the Maui film festival will be here later this month. If you have not yet had the chance to experience this event, I would highly recommend it! It’s a great chance to spend the evening with family and friends under the stars and catch some great movies. A jumbo movie screen is set up just above Gannon’s Restaurant on the Wailea Golf Course and attendees are able to bring in their own low back chairs, blankets and pillows. The open seating arrangement works pretty well, however I would recommend arriving a bit early to reserve the perfect spot on the lawn. There are a few different vendors offering warm coco, coffee, drinks and light snacks like popcorn, chips etc.

Although the Celestial Cinema is the main attraction, there are also a second set of movies that play at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and a slew of dining events that intertwine with the festival. The three events below are held throughout different areas in Wailea, and offer their own unique twist:

The Taste of Summer

The Official Launch party for the 18th annual Maui Film Festival with cocktail reception, dinner, and live music sets the bar high for its culinary artistry and beyond-creative-cocktails.

June 21 (Wed) 5:00 – 7:00pm.
Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Each ticket includes admission to Wednesday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

PURCHASE TICKETS

The Taste of Chocolate

Maui Film Festival’s over-the-top event for lovers of chocolate! Dress up and experience the extraordinary flavors and sensual experience known as the Taste of Chocolate.

June 23 (Fri) 10:00PM – Midnight
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
Each ticket includes admission to Friday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

PURCHASE TICKETS

The Taste of Wailea

The TASTE OF WAILEA is both the granddaddy of all Festival parties and the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Festival’s Culinary Arts Celebrations. In short, “The Best of The Best of Wailea’s Best Chefs”.

June 24 (Sat) 4:30-7:00pm

Wailea Golf Academy
Each ticket includes admission to Saturday Night’s Celestial Cinema Double Feature & Festivities.
*Must be 21 or over to attend this event.

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

To get the full line up of all movies and events for the  Maui Film festival visit their website at www.mauifilmfestival.com

 

I hope to see you there!

 

Mahalo for now…

 Christian Slocum

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Posted on May 31, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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