First Light Film Festival –
schedule (I) 11.24.09 – 12.27.09, schedule (II) 12.28.09 – 01.03.10
Please find this year’s potential Academy Award nominees below, as per the Maui Film Festival.
WHERE: Castle Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului
WHEN: See below listings (click film titles for more info) / MFF_FirstLight_flyer_09
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
5:00pm — The Road (R/119 min.) Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce star in this stunning post-apocalyptic thriller.
7:30pm — Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (R/110 min.) Oprah presents this Sundance and Toronto Audience Award winner. Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’nique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey star.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! NO FILMS TOMORROW.
2:00pm — The Messenger (R/105 min.) A timeless story of redemption, hope and resilience starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton and Jena Malone.
5:00pm — Trucker (R/93 min.) Michelle Monaghan plays a vivacious, independent trucker and single mom searching for genuine connection in lieu of one night stands.
7:30pm — Everybody’s Fine (PG-13/100 min.)
Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore and Sam Rockwell star in this beautiful, heartfelt, holiday season family dramedy
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 AFTER TODAY’S FILMS, FIRSTLIGHT FILMS RESUME ON WED. 12/16.
2:00pm — Julie & Julia (PG-13/123 min.) Meryl Streep turns in a gleeful performance as the beloved chef Julia Child. Co-starring Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci and Chris Messina.
5:00pm — The Lovely Bones (PG-13/139 min.) Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci star in this unforgettable drama. Peter Jackson directs.
7:30pm — Up in the Air (R/109 min.) Director/writer Jason Reitman’s brilliantlly insightful dramedy. George Clooney, Vera Farminga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman star.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
5:00pm — A Serious Man (R/105 min.) Academy Award® winning directors Joel and Ethen Cohen darkly comedic exploration of Judiasm insights to Life’s Big Questions.
8:00pm — The Young Victoria (PG/100 min.) A lavishly-recreated, sensually inspired, drama detailing Queen Victoria’s ascent to the throne starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 NO FILMS TOMORROW, SAT. 12/19.
5:00pm — That Evening Sun (PG-13/110 min.) Hal Holbrook plays a life-long Tennessee farmer who sneaks away from his nursng home and sets out to reclaim his life on his own terms.
7:30pm — The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (PG-13/102 min.) Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Will Patton, Ann-Margaret and Ellen Burstyn bring Tennessee Williams’ long-lost screenplay to life.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 NO FILMS TOMORROW. MON. 12/21.
2:00pm — Brothers (R/110 min.) The always brilliant Jim Sheridan directs Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in this volcanic, dynamic, family drama.
5:00pm — Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love (PG/102 min) A music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice, African superstar Youssou N’dour, to inspire positive change.
7:30pm — Nine (PG-13/110 min.) Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren star. Rob Marshall directs.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22
5:00pm — Amreeka (PG-13/96 min.) Finds the warmth, humor and humanity in a Palestinian refugee, and her family’s, bittersweet search for a place to call home in America.
7:30pm — Oh My God (NR/96 min.) A stunning, insightful, exploration of the provocative question “What is God?” that reveals global culture’s core beliefs.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! NO FILMS ON 12/24 OR 12/25.
2:00pm — Good Hair (PG-13/96 min.) Comedian Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles in this insightful and always funny documentary.
5:00pm — The Hurt Locker (R/131 min.) Filmmaker Katherine Bigelow’s viscerally exciting, adrenaline-soaked Iraq bomb squad’s tour de force of suspense, danger and surprise.
7:30pm — Sherlock Holmes (NR/133 min.) Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams star in this dynamic, new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous characters.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
12:00pm — Coraline (PG/96 min.) Director Henry Selick’s spectacular stop-motion animated adventure voiced by Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman.
2:00pm — Amelia (PG/111 min.) The Castle Theater’s Big Screen was made for this stunning Amelia Airhart biopic starring Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor and Richard Gere.
5:00pm — Pirate Radio (R/135 min.) The exhilarating sense of freedom that was 60’s music’s most enduring cultural contribution breaks thru England’s ban on rock ‘n roll.
7:30pm — New York, I Love You (R/103 min.) A kaleidoscopic view of Love in NYC starring Shia LaBeouf, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Julie Christie.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
2:00pm — Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (R/110 min.) Oprah presents this Sundance and Toronto Audience Award winner. Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’nique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey star.
5:00pm — A Single Man (R/99 min.) Director Tom Ford’s luminous tale of lost love stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Mathew Goode and Ginnifer Goodwin co-star.
7:30pm — Me and Orson Welles (PG-13/114 min.) The legendary Mercury Theater comes alive in 1930’s NYC. Christian McKay, Zac Efron, Claire Danes star. Richard Linklater directs.