Event Photos & Videos

For the past four+ years The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center has been named Best Movie Theater, Festival, or Series on the island! Take a look at some of our past events (and don’t miss out on our upcoming International Film Festival!)…

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2017 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society was proud to host the first annual SPECTRUM Film Festival from April 27th through April 30th, 2017. The SPECTRUM Film Festival is the first LGBTQ film festival held on Martha’s Vineyard.

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The 4-day festival featured numerous guest speakers and panel discussions on LGBTQ topics. Rev. Cathlin Baker and Rev. Bill Clark led a conversation about the relationship between religion and the LGBTQ community, following a screening of Justin Kelly’s I AM MICHAEL.

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Participants of a SPECTRUM Youth event were treated to pizza provided by Rocco’s Pizza.

SPECIAL SCREENING: THE PLASTIC OCEAN

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In February of 2017, Students of the Edgartown Grade School were given a special screening of Craig Leeson’s documentary THE PLASTIC OCEAN.

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Samantha Look of the Vineyard Conservation Society spoke to the students following the screening.

SPECIAL SCREENING: QUEEN OF KATWE

Vineyard students had the opportunity for a free, special afternoon screening of QUEEN OF KATWE at the Capawock Theater on October 25th, 2016, with the support of the Rotary Club of MV.

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11th ANNUAL MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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The 11th edition of the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival was held from September 6th through September 10th, 2016.

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SPECIAL SCREENING: PAPER LANTERNS

A special screening of Barry Frechette’s film PAPER LANTERNS was shown at the Film Center on August 23rd, 2016. Thanks to the Japan Society of Boston, this film was able to be screened, in addition to a post-screening Q&A with director Barry Frechette, composer Chad Cannon, and cinemoatographer/editor Max Esposito.

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US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Peter Grilli of the Japan Society of Boston joined us at the Film Center to help introduce the film and to comment on the May 27 visit by President Obama to Hiroshima’s Peace Park (the first standing US President to visit).

LIFE, ANIMATED

Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams’ film LIFE, ANIMATED was screened for three nights at the Film Center.

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Following the first showing on August 18th, 2016, the Suskind family (L to R: Walter, Owen and Ron) joined director Roger Ross Williams for a post-film Q&A session.

DOCUMENTARY WEEK 2015

Documentary Week allows established documentarians to screen, discuss (with each other and audience members), and collaborate on new works of importance. This summer, we showed five unique documentaries and hosted four after screening discussions with the filmmakers and producers.

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Co-director Robert Gordon answers questions about his film BEST OF ENEMIES.

 

Q&A with DIRECTOR MATTHEW HEINEMAN

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Matthew Heineman answers questions following a screening of his film CARTEL LAND. This past year, Matthew won the Best Director Award at Sundance Film Festival.

STRAND THEATER RE-OPENING

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40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SHOWING OF JAWS

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We celebrated the 40th Anniversary of JAWS by playing the movie at the Capawock and the Strand. What better way to pay tribute to “one of the most effective thrillers ever made,” according to Robert Ebert, then watching it in the place where it was created?

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Mike Haydn played the guitar in the opening beach scene of JAWS and we welcomed him to our 40th anniversary shows.

 

SILENT FILM ORCHESTRA PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PERFORMANCE

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The Berklee College of Music’s Silent Film Orchestra wowed a full house at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center with their performance of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925).

 

1ST ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

11357118_10153367061109595_8999514462066100188_oOur 1st annual Environmental Film Festival in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society featured the North America premiere of Jacques Perrin’s newest film NIGHT ON EARTH and advance clips from his film SEASONS, which will be released by Sony Picture Classics this December.

Jacques Perrin attended the festival with his filmmaking team.

ARTS – MARTHA’S VINEYARD

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We hosted The Arts and Culture Collaborative workshop with special guests Cathy Edwards, Executive Director of New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and E. San San Wong, Senior Program Officer at Barr Foundation. The discussion was moderated by David White, Artistic and Executive Director of The Yard.

 

THE CHARLES W. MORGAN

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A one-hour documentary film, directed by five-time Emmy winner Bailey Pryor which will be aired by PBS affiliate stations across the nation, telling the extraordinary story of America’s last wooden whaleship and the incredible saga of whaling, the first global industry dominated by America. Following the film, we hosted a Q&A session with panel members Bailey Pryor; writer, producer, and director of the film, Steve Jones, Executive Producer, Quentin Snediker, Director of the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, and Matthew Stackpole, Ship’s Historian for The Morgan Restoration.

 

2014 OSCAR VIEWING PARTY

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What better way to view the annual Academy Awards then on the big screen in the place where you watched all the nominees?

Classic Film Night: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

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A special screening just in time for Halloween. Members, patrons and faculty of the Film Center dressed up for the occassion!

 

9TH ANNUAL MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience. Don’t miss out on the 10TH ANNUAL MVIFF! Come and join us for 6 days in September.

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON FOUR PREMIERE (and afternoon tea)

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The screening of Downton Abbey’s Season 4 was a sold out event at the Film Center. Afternoon tea followed the highly anticipated premiere.

 

THE RETURN TO SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT BY THE DAYTRIPPERS 

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JOHN BELUSHI: “DANCING ON THE EDGE” BENEFIT

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Judy Belushi Pisano hosted the film “John Belushi: Dancing on The Edge” Benefit  at the MV Film Center to benefit Community Services. Over $13,000 was raised for this vital community resource. Tasty bites were provided by Herring Creek Caterers. Wes Nagy on the piano and a terrific Q&A afterwards with Judy about the film and John.

PREVIEW AND Q&A: LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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Photos taken at the sneak preview of Lee Daniels’ (PRECIOUS, MONSTER BALL) new film Lee Daniels THE BUTLER at the MV Film Center, hosted by Skip Gates with Director Lee Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong participating in a Q&A discussion afterwards.
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Richard Paradise and director Lee Daniels.