The 14th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings rolls on with the following films showing at Maui Arts & Cultural Center this week. The festival concludes Dec. 30. Tickets are $12 per film, with discounts for those who buy in bulk. 'G' and 'PG' rated films are free for kids 12 and younger. Screenings are free for most film industry guild members. For details, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
5 p.m. - "Ginger & Rosa" (R, 1:40)
Follow the story of the Navy SEAL raid that took down Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty.”
1960s London. The Cold War and Sexual Revolution. Lifelong friendships. A drama co-starring Elle Fanning, Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks.
7:30 p.m. - "Zero Dark Thirty" (R, 2:00)
Jessica Chastain stars in this inside story of the Navy SEAL raid that took the life of Osama bin Laden.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
2 p.m. - "The Master" (R, 2:17)
Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this post-WWII cult epic, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
5 p.m. - "The Intouchables" (R, 1:52)
A wealthy Parisian befriends his Senegalese caretaker in this life-affirming Maui Film Festival Wailea award winner.
7:30 p.m. - "Django Unchained" (R, 2:45)
Jamie Foxx, Christof Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington co-star in Quentin Tarantino's tale of love and revenge in the antebellum South.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
2 p.m. - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (PG-13, 1:43)
A funny and touching coming-of-age tale of love, loss, fear and hope. Co-starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.
4 p.m. - "Cloud Atlas" (R, 1:44)
An ensemble, headed by Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, astonish in this epic tale that explores the never-ending experience of being alive.
7:30 p.m. - "The Guilt Trip" (PG-13, 1:35)
Seth Rogen sets out on a cross-country road trip - along with his overbearing mother played by Barbra Streisand.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23
2 p.m. - "Rise of the Guardians" (PG, 1:37)
An epic and magical animated adventure about legendary characters joining forces to protect the hopes and dreams of children everywhere.
5 p.m. - Arbitrage (R, 1:47)
Richard Gere plays a hedge-fund manager struggling to sell his company before being exposed.
7:30 p.m. - On The Road (R, 2:04)
Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley star; Walter Salles directs. Adapted from Jack Kerouac's Beat Era novel.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26
2 p.m. - Surprise screening
5 p.m. - "Lincoln" (PG-13, 2:29)
Daniel Day-Lewis stars, alongside Sally Field, and an all-star cast in a masterful Steven Spielberg directed drama from a screenplay by Tony Kushner.
8 p.m. - "The Impossible" (PG-13, 1:47)
Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit for this true-life tale of surviving the tsunami in Thailand. Stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.