Highlights of the 2007 Maui Film Festival lineup. For a complete list of films and more festival information, visit mauifilmfestival.com.
— Sony’s animated surfing penguin pic — which turns on the World Penguin Surfing Championships — unspools opening night.
La Vie en rose
— Olivier Dahan directs Marion Cotillard in this French biopic of Edith Piaf.
— Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand look at more than 20 years of debate regarding global warming.
— Greg Hamilton delves into the ancient culture of Myanmar and its 1,500-year-old “dance” called chinlone, which is actually a team sport with no opposing team.
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
— Filmmaker Rick Ray gets philosophical and political. He filmed with hidden cameras in Tibet and spent several months at the Dalai Lama’s monastery in Dharamsala, India.
Heart of a Soul Surfer
— Thirteen-year-old Bethany Hamilton didn’t give up her surfing career when she lost her arm to a tiger shark off of Hawaii. Becky Baumgartner directs.
The Lost Wave: An African Surfing Story
— Filmmakers Sam Boyer and Sam George traveled to the remote island nation of Sao Tome to prove that surfing is an African sport.
— Stephen B. Strout documents how Maui’s Bob King took tons of waste vegetable oil and refined it into diesel fuel that can be used in any type of diesel engine without modification.
One Winter Story
— Filmmakers Sally Lundburg and Elizabeth Pepin follow Sarah Gerhardt as she takes on a male-dominated sport by being the first woman to surf Maverick’s, which breaks off Half Moon Bay in Northern California.