Stars Shine On Maui During Weekly Film Festival Screenings

Peter O'toole, Brad Pitt, Roberto Benigni, Richard Burton...

Stars Shine On Maui During Weekly Film Festival Screenings

Barry Rivers, the brains behind the ongoing event that is the Maui Film Festival, has asked us at B on Hawaii to share upcoming film schedules at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Maui. If you don't already know, Rivers shows films in two venues at the MACC; the FirstLight Academy Screenings and the CandleLight Cafe & Cinema. Both are wonderful viewing opportunities if you find yourself in central Maui during the early evening.

Starting Wednesday, March 7, "Becket" will show you why Peter O'Toole was an actor's actor, something of a rarity these days. Richard Burton and John Gielud support O'Toole in this based on a true story tale of King Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury. On Wedneday, March 21, the Hamptons International Film Festival Audience Award-winning "Sweet Land" will show. The subtitled film showcases a 1920 Norwegian woman's journey to Minnesota and her assimilation in to American culture. On Wednesday, March 28, the showing of "God Grew Tired Of Us" depicts the spirit of three "Lost Boys of the Sudan" who were given 3 months by the U.S. State Department to learn how to support themselves. Produced by Brad Pitt and narrated by Nichole Kidman, this Sundance 2006 fave is turning heads. On Friday, March 30, a special showing of Roberto Benigni's "The Tiger and the Snow" will prove that Benigni is the master of love and poetry through war. This film is set in modern day Iraq, where a poet ventures during the ongoing invasion to rescue his love.

All shows are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Go to www.mauifilmfestival.com for show times and more descriptions.