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Get an Arts Education!

Maui filmmaker gives back creatively.

November 25, 2010
Maui Weekly

Dynamic creative force and Maui native Brian Kohne realizes this, and he’s thrilled to extend his immense gratitude to his home and the arts and music scene with the Valley Isle premiere of his new original film, Get A Job!, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s (MACC) Castle Theater on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m.

The hilarious, high-spirited motion picture comedy—starrring local celebrities Willie K, Eric Gilliom and several others—was filmed and produced entirely here on Maui (see Get A Job! at

Kohne felt the Maui showing would be the perfect opportunity to give back, so all proceeds from ticket and food/beverage sales will go to the MACC’s arts education programs.

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Trisha Smith
Editorial Assistant

The MACC has provided “Arts in Education” programs to the community since opening in 1994. Annually, over 18,000 students participate in many of their educational opportunities, which include CanDo! Days—art immersion field trips for Maui County’s keiki (grades 1 to 5). There is also an annual student exhibit in the Schaefer International Gallery, visual arts field trips based on gallery exhibits, and various performances for students in Castle and McCoy Studio Theaters.

“Many of us owe our careers as performers, writers and producers to folks such as Sue Ann Loudon of the Baldwin Drama Guild, and Linda Takita of the Maui Youth Theater,” said Gilliom’s Grammy-nominated sister, Amy Hanaiali‘i, who also appears in the film. “The MACC’s arts education programs continue the tradition by inspiring our children to explore and fulfill their potential through exposure to the arts.”

Lifelong resident Kohne also realizes this is the most vital time of the year for the Maui Food Bank (MFB), as they strive to encourage holiday food drives and help provide for the over 11,000 hungry people within our isle ‘ohana. Kohne fervently stresses that the audience bring nonperishable food items or monetary contributions to donate along with ticket purchases.

“This film reflects the love and support of our community, so we plan to celebrate with our people and collect as much food as the Maui Food Bank as possible!” said Gilliom.

Contact Susana Browne, education director of MACC, via and visit to discover all there is to offer the hungry, young creative minds of Maui.



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