KAHULUI - Maui Film Festival is aligning itself with other venues around the globe for the 11/11/11 world premiere in 10 languages of "Thrive," a documentary in the mode of "What the Bleep." It screens Friday in Castle Theater at the MACC.
Maui Film Festival describes "Thrive" in a release as "an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives."
Duane Elgin, Nassim Haramein, Steven Greer, Jack Kasher, Daniel Sheehan, Adam Trombly, Brian O'Leary, Vandana Shiva, John Gatto, John Robbins, Deepak Chopra, David Icke, Catherine Austin Fitts, G. Edward Griffin, Bill Still, John Perkins, Paul Hawken, Aqeela Sherrills, Evon Peter, Angel Kyodo Williams, Elisabet Sahtouris, Amy Goodman, and Barbara Marx Hubbard are among the interview subjects offering what the festival calls "real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future."
A fundraiser for the MACC's arts and education programming, with a portion of proceeds going to support the upcoming TEDxMaui on Jan. 22, the world premiere evening includes live music by Ra-
ga Rock from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the screening. DJ Ged will spin from 5 to 6 p.m. and at the afterparty. Catering is by Star Anise. Tickets are $16 with a four-admission $64 Thrive pass, or $20 at the MACC box office, 242-7469 or mauiarts.org.
NAPILI - Lahaina's John Severson will introduce "Pacific Vibrations," a documentary he shot in 1969 that went on to become a'70s classic, at 6:30 p.m. at Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili.
Filmmaker Severson, a hall-of-fame surfer, artist and founder of Surfer Magazine, is also the grandfather of Maui Prep 2nd-grader Zoe Gonzales. Advance tickets are $5 at Lahaina Music; cost is $8 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.