Devyn Bisson (the film’s director) is on Maui to present the film, her first feature, and will introduce it from the Celestial Cinema stage tonight alongside her film’s inspiration, Paige Alms.
We took a moment to ask Devyn a few questions as she was preparing to screen the film publicly for the very first time. Have a look, and be sure to join us tonight for a magical Maui movie movement at Celestial Cinema!
This film is a visually sumptuous and captivating look at the life of the driven, creative and troubled photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Often credited as the world’s first filmmaker for his eclectic, world-reknowned and intimately revealing ‘time lapse’ photos of life in motion, Muybridge’s passions, the story of the love of his life, his volcanic and boundless creativity and the act he admitted to and for which he was exonerated by a jury of his peers, all make for a one-of-a-kind life story unlike most any you’ve ever seen in this vibrantly alive drama.
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Here’s a brand new trailer – just released! – to psych you up for an incredible experience tonight at Celestial Cinema! See you there!
Susan, along with a crew and cast that includes many Hawaii residents and voices, has invited Vene Chun (one of the film’s Hawaiian voices) and 11 cast members from Ulalena (a music & dance production inspired by Hawaiian history) to open and close the screening with a blessing and performance.
Join in support of the film’s powerful message and learn from many important scholars and cultural leaders – all in the comfort of your chair at the movies – tonight at 5pm.
Learn more about the film and Susan’s perspective on making it after the jump.
Known locally for his work as producer on the Maui-based comedy “Get a Job”, Stefan was influenced by Merwin’s work in college and – though the making of this film – has developed a deep reverence for the Merwin local resident, naturalist, and writer, who also happens to be his neighbor in Haiku, Maui.