Eddie Would Go to the Maui Film Festival 2013
“I did it all for the Hawaiians.” Eddie Aikau said after he won the competitive Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic. Now a surfing legend who is remembered as an example of the very best of the Hawaiian people and culture, the life of Eddie Aikau is the subject of a documentary entitled “Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau” set to screen as the opening film to start the Maui Film Festival, running from June 12-16 this year.
Eddie Would Go!
Famous for surfing 30 foot waves and hosting a competition for big wave surfing competition on the northern shores of Maui, Eddie Aikau came to be considered a local hero after he was lost while seeking help for a sinking sailing canoe off of Molokai and Lanai. From this event, locals developed a motto that is now widely used among Hawaiians, stating simply, “Eddie would go.” The saying has been immortalized in t-shirts and bumper stickers; its meaning referring to the courage it takes to surf Maui’s tallest and scariest waves.
The Eddie Aikaus documentary is just one of approximately 50 new dramas and documentary films to be shown at the Maui Film Festival. Recognized as a top film festival in the United States, the film festival will open its doors on June 12th with a Twilight Reception, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. prior to the premier screening of the Eddie Aikau documentary. Following the opening of the festival, the screenings and parties will continue in Wailea and at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center until June 16th. In addition to showing films, the festival schedule features panel discussions and special food events such as a chocolate tasting and a gourmet food sampling.Festival organizers are offering a selection of different passes to the film viewings, panels and dining events. Depending on the pass you choose, you may attend the film screenings, and/or specific panels, tributes and food events. For more information, view the website at mauifilmfestival.com.Maui Accommodations – Maui Vacation Rentals
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