2009 Maui Film Festival Honors Willie Nelson
June 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM (PT)
Country legend WILLIE NELSON was honored at the 2009 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL with the 'Maverick Award.' The festival, held from JUNE 17th-21st, at the MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER in KAHULUI, noticed WILLIE for: "Having the courage of his convictions, a willingness to speak his mind and the backbone to withstand the heat from those who take issue with his vigorous expression of our collective constitutional right to the freedom of artistic and political expression."
The award was presented on FRIDAY, JUNE 19th after the showing of movie that NELSON makes an appearance in, "One Piece at a Time."
Past recipients include actor PIERCE BROSNAN. For more information visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.