Film’s shooting captivates an audience

Front Street was scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 7 p.m. “Hereafter” stars Matt Damon, Belgian actress Cecile De France and Bryce Dallas Howard. Damon was not scheduled to participate in the Maui filming.

“Hereafter” cast, crew and extras gather on Front Street as Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood (middle left) directs a scene Wednesday afternoon in Lahaina. Eastwood and his crew of 60, and nearly 75 local extras, began three days of shooting on Maui on Tuesday.

Actors sprint along Front Street on Wednesday, chased by a tsunami that will be added using special effects.

Movie fans line barricades closing Front Street while watching Wednesday’s production. Marie Kuhl of Lahaina (from lower right) and Thomas Hoffmann of Frankfurt, Germany, held cameras at the ready. “I think it’s pretty cool to watch,” Kuhl said. Hoffmann said that he hoped to catch a glimpse of Eastwood. “He’s a superstar in Germany,” Hoffmann said. “He’s a real Hollywood legend. I hope I can see him in real. It would be wonderful.”