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    Pierce Brosnan is among the honorees at the 2017 Maui Film Festival, which opens this week and runs through June 25.

Actors Connie Britton, Pierce Brosnan, Karen Gillan and Freida Pinto will be honored at the Maui Film Festival, which opens Wednesday and runs through June 25 at three venues.

Eighteen films will be screened. The lineup for the Celestial Cinema at the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course includes “Beatriz at Dinner,” a Salma Hayek-John Lithgow film about cultural and sociopolitical differences, at 8 p.m. Wednesday; surf films “The Big Wave Project: A Band of Brothers,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, and “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” at 9 p.m. June 25; and the environmental-themed film “Poisoning Paradise,” 10 p.m. Friday.

Films will also be shown at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and the Toes in the Sand Cinema, on Wailea Beach behind the Four Seasons Maui.

The festival honorees will be feted on successive nights starting Wednesday, with Britton appearing first, followed by Pinto, Brosnan and Gillan. Other parties and food events are planned.

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