Maui Film Festival Lineup Unveiled

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Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis and Michael B. Jordan will be among the honorees at the 17th annual fest, which is set to run Wednesday-Sunday at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea.

The Maui Film Festival has unveiled its 2016 lineup.

Set to run Wednesday-Sunday 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 event 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 to which he's contributed his talents, 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 Friday in a release.

The current lineup can be found here.

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