Tim Bonython's film tour rocks Australia, eyes Hawaii
Bonython's celluloid adventures move on to Hawaii after successful romp through Australia
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 May, 2012 : - - Australia Surf Movie Festival touring Immersion has toured around Australia to sell-out crowds & has now been invited to screen IMMERSION at the Maui Film Festival in June. Tim Bonython and crew have a couple more shows (Tasmania to Launceston on Friday & Hobart on Saturday) before they pack their bags and set off to the islands of Hawaii.
Once at the Maui Film Festival, Bonython's celluloid opus will show alongside such A-List dramas as "Friends With Kids", "People Like Us" and "Quill".
Maui Film Festival 2012 features high-quality films shown on a 50-foot-wide screen under the stars in south Maui at Wailea Resort and in the MACC’s Castle Theater from Wednesday, June 13 – Sunday, June 17. Maui Film Festival organizers have added 24 film screenings to a growing list that will be further updated as the event approaches.
Alys Longmate & Ben McGregor © Tim Bonython
The Maui Film Festival has screened over 500 films since its inception. Each year, celebrity guests who appear in some of the selected films are specially invited to attend the Wailea festival. Past visitors include Joan Allen, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Burton, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Clint Eastwood, Zac Efron, Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal, Woody Harrelson, Garrett Hedlund, Mike Myers, Dennis Quaid, Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde, and many others.
This year’s star line-up features the talented and extremely funny actress Elizabeth Banks along with Josh Radnor, writer/director/co-star of one of the festival’s featured films - Liberal Arts.
Josh Radnor appears on the festival’s opening night, June 13, at 8 p.m. and will then be presented with the Triple Threat Award Tribute by Maui Film Festival. Elizabeth Banks is to be honored with the festival’s Navigator Award for making a significant mark in the entertainment industry “without sacrificing commitment to excellence.” She will grace the Celestial Cinema stage on the final night of the festival, June 17.
Culinary events surrounding the festival include a Twilight Reception ($125) at Capische? on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m.; Taste of Chocolate ($125) at Four Seasons Resort Maui Wailea on Friday, June 15 at 10 p.m.; Taste of Wailea ($120) at David Leadbetter Golf Academy on Saturday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday Starry Night MoonDance ($75) at Mulligans on the Blue on Sunday, June 17 at 10 p.m.
Source: Tim Bonython
Tags: Maui Film Festival, Australia Surf Movie Festival, Big Waves