The Maui Film Festival chose today, Tuesday, March 3rd, Girls’ Day in Hawai’i, to reveal the name of the first of many announcement of the Celestial Cinema complete ten film line-up. This year’s 16th annual Maui Film Festival will take place from Wednesday June 3rd thru Sunday, June 7th.
It is the feature length documentary THE WAVE I RIDE: The Life of Paige Alms, an amazing and stunningly unique look at the life of Maui’s own Paige Alms, acknowledged by surfers around the world as one of the best big wave surfers, male or female, on the planet.
In announcing the film, Festival Director Barry Rivers noted “Since our inaugural year in 2000, the Festival has never revealed even one film this far in advance. But because THE WAVE I RIDE is such a passionate, beautiful and powerful story, about an incredibly committed, centered and strong young woman — who even better yet is Maui born and raised — we fell in love with it and thought Girls’ Day would be the perfect day to make this announcement.”
In 2014 Paige was nominated for the Billabong XXL Women’s Performance Award, being one of the few who has successfully paddled into the wave at Jaws. And many who saw it called the wave she caught at Peahi during this winter’s especially huge swells acknowledge that she caught the wave of the winter this year.
Paige will attend the screening along with the Devyn Bissen, the films director and key members of its production team. In explaning why she chose to produce and direct a film on Paige, Devyn replied “When I first read about her in Surfer Magazine’s article “Boy’s Club,” I knew I found a voice that could inspire young women to seek the courage to follow the passion in their hearts. My deepest desire is that sharing Paige’s story will inspire you to ride yours.”
Along with all the other films, A-List film industry tributes, filmmakers panels and culinary arts celebrations and parties, the day, day and time of THE WAVE I RIDE will be announced after May 1st.
Complete, and constantly being updates on the 2015 Maui Film Festival at Wailea and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, can be found at www.MauiFilmFestival.com, where Celestial Cinema passes, all other festival passes and Sapphire Circle VIP Patron Passes, and single tickets to all 2015 Special Events are also now available for purchase at special savings of 15 to 25 percent.