Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
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Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected these films…

Film Noir Classics: SCARLET STREET

| 1945 | 101 Minutes | |
Directed by Fritz Lang
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Wednesday April 05, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Fritz Lang

Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her con-man lover,…

Film Noir Classics: THE KILLERS

| 1946 | 102 Minutes | |
Directed by Robert Siodmak
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Wednesday April 12, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Robert Siodmak

Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, who received an Academy Award nomination, has long been considered the quintessential noir film: a character study of one man, Swede (Burt Lancaster), who because of betrayal and the love for a woman, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has lost the will…

1776

| 1972 | 141 minutes | | ,
Directed by Peter H. Hunt

Monday July 04, 2016, 6:30PM (Capawock),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Peter H. Hunt

William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum

Join our Theater Manager, Bob Dutton, for an entertaining afternoon as he hosts a special screening of 1776! This independent production was adapted from the hit 1969 Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Daniels. The story is set during the first Continental Congress, when the Declaration of Independence was drafted by such…

Special One Night Only: PURPLE RAIN (1984)

| 1984 | 111 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Albert Magnoli

Wednesday May 11, 2016, 7:00PM (Capawock),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Albert Magnoli

PRINCE, APOLLONIA KOTERO, MORRIS DAY, OLGA KARLATOS, CLARENCE WILLIAMS III

The Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with singer, Apollonia. But, another musician, Morris, looks to steal…

Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:15PM (Film Center),
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$30 General Admission, $25 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Ewald André Dupont

EMIL JANNINGS, MALY DELSCHAFT

Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown at the MV Film Center in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new…

Friday April 01, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$30 Admission
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Directed by Perry Henzell

JIMMY CLIFF

WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for FM WYOB in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name…

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

| 1944 | 113 mins | | , , , ,
Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Sunday December 27, 2015, 1:00pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

CHILDREN ADMITTED FREE TO SHOW Sally Benson’s short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters, who hoped to find a throughline to connect the anecdotal tales. After several false starts (one of which proposed that the eldest Smith daughter be kidnapped and…

Saturday December 12, 2015, 2:00 pm (Capawock Theater),
SPECIAL EVENT
'FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering Suggested' (Sponsored by the TBA and MV Film Society)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening. Box Office opens 45 min. prior to screening to allow time to get your Nat’s Nook hot chocolate before the film.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari

FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering Suggested Children: Enjoy $1 off of a small hot chocolate at Nat’s Nook (details below)! Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe…

Classic Film Night: REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940)

| 1940 | 94 mins | | ,
Directed by Mitchell Leisen

Wednesday December 09, 2015, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Written by Preston Sturges

Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

A romantic comedy drama directed by former art director Mitchell Leisen and based on a skillful Preston Sturges screenplay. Barbara Stanwyck stars as Lee Leander, a New York City shoplifter who is arrested just before Christmas after trying to filch an expensive piece of jewelry. Her trial delayed until after the holiday,…

Classic Film Night: HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949)

| 1949 | 87 Mins | | ,
Directed by Don Hartman

Wednesday December 02, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Don Hartman

Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey

War widow Janet Leigh hasn’t the money to buy the model train that her son Gordon Gebert wants for Christmas. Robert Mitchum overhears the boy’s plight, and offers to purchase the train for him, even though it will deplete his own money supply. This little gesture of kindness from Mitchum snowballs into…

CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)

| 1975 | 134 minutes | | ,
Directed by Milos Forman

Wednesday November 18, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Milos Forman

JACK NICHOLSON, LOUISE FLETCHER

With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman’s 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to the state mental hospital for…

CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963)

| 1963 | 172 minutes | | , ,
Directed by John Sturges

Wednesday November 11, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by John Sturges

STEVE MCQUEEN, JAMES GARNER, RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, JAMES DONALD, CHARLES BRONSON, DONALD PLEASENCE, JAMES COBURN

FREE ADMISSION to Veterans. Get your tickets at the door beginning at 7PM. Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the…

CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: THE ENTERTAINER

| 1960 | 90 mins | | ,
Tony Richardson

Wednesday November 04, 2015, 7:30PM (MV Film Center),
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Tony Richardson
Lawrence Olivier, Alan Bates, Albert Finney, Joan Plowright, Roger Livsey

Laurence Olivier recreates his stage role of Archie Rice in this in-your-face film adaptation of John Osborne’s play. The son of a legendary music hall comedian (Roger Livesey), Archie is strictly a third-rater, headlining a tacky music hall revue in a seedy seaside resort town. Archie can’t admit that he’s a failure,…

OKLAHOMA– 60th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SCREENING

| 1955 | 145 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Sunday November 01, 2015, 12:00PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Fred Zinnemann

GORDON MACRAE, GLORIA GRAHAME, GENE NELSON, CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD, ROD STEIGER, EDDIE ALBERT, JAMES WHITMORE, SHIRLEY JONES

Sunday’s screening of OKLAHOMA will begin about 12:10 PM tomorrow. But beginning at 11:35 will be a 25 minute pre-show — a featurette featuring Okie native and Broadway singing star Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II stage production. Join us for…

Wednesday October 28, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Wes Craven

JOHN SAXON, RONEE BLAKLEY, HEATHER LANGENKAMP, AMANDA WYSS, NICK CORRI, JOHNNY DEPP, ROBERT ENGLUND

In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by…

CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)

| 1985 | 116 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Wednesday October 21, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Robert Zemeckis

MICHAEL J. FOX, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, LEA THOMPSON, CRISPIN GLOVER

Don’t miss the pre-show documentary that filmmakers made on those technology and cultural changes they expected to see in 2015 30 years ago. From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes BACK TO THE FUTURE— the original, ground-breaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever. When teenager…

MY FAIR LADY 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

| 1964 | 192 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by George Cukor

Sunday October 18, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by George Cukor

AUDREY HEPBURN, REX HARRISON, STANLEY HOLLOWAY, WILFRID HYDE-WHITE, GLADYS COOPER, JEREMY BRETT

MY FAIR LADY is now more “loverly” than ever with a breathtaking new restoration playing in cinemas nationwide for a limited time only. In honor of its 50th Anniversary, this eight time OSCAR winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original 65mm negative and scanned utilizing start-of-the-art technology under the supervision…

Classic Film Night: SUDDENLY

| 1954 | 75 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Lewis Allen

Wednesday May 27, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Lewis Allen

FRANK SINATRA, STERLING HAYDEN, JAMES GLEASON, NANCY GATES

In advance of a presidential visit to the small town of Suddenly, California, a trio of FBI agents enters the Benson family’s home to assess potential security risks. Once inside, leader John Baron (Frank Sinatra) reveals himself as a psychopathic assassin, and he kidnaps the family in order to use their house…

Classic Film Night: CINEMA PARADISO

1988 | 86 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

Wednesday May 20, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

SALVATORE CASCIO, PHILLIPPE NOIRET, JACQUES PERRIN, MARCO LEONARDI, AGNESE NANO, BRIGITTE FOSSEY

Sponsored by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation CINEMA PARADISO is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy’s lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema’s magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees…

Classic Film Night: LAST TANGO IN PARIS

1973 | 129 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Wednesday May 13, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

MARLON BRANDO, MARIA SCHNEIDER

Penetrate the moody, sensual world of LAST TANGO IN PARIS, and prepare yourself for “the most controversial film of its era” (Leonard Maltin). Nominated for two Academy Awards® for Director (Bernardo Bertolucci) and Actor (Marlon Brando) and exuding a sexual energy unlike any film before or after, this is the scintillating classic…

Thursday June 25, 2015, 7:15PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Lon Chaney and Rupert Julian

LON CHANEY, MARY PHILBIN, NORMAN KERRY

Opening wine reception (no food) at 6:30PM. Performance at 7:15PM. Lon Chaney’s iconic portrayal of a horribly disfigured composer who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. Seeking the love of a beautiful young prima donna, he kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair. This…

Classic Film Night: CADDYSHACK

1980 | 98 minutes | |
Directed by Harold Ramis

Wednesday April 08, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Harold Ramis

CHEVY CHASE, RODNEY DANGERFIELD, TED KNIGHT, MICHAEL O'KEEFE, BILL MURRAY, SARAH HOLCOMB, and Mr. Gopher

The smash success CADDYSHACK became a prototype for countless other wacky T&A-tinged teen comedies of the early 1980s. At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy (Michael O’Keefe) from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job…

Classic Film Night: ERASERHEAD

1977 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Lynch

Wednesday April 29, 2015, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by David Lynch

JACK NANCE, CHARLOTTE STEWART, JUDITH ANNA ROBERTS, LAUREL NEAR, JACK FISK

Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple’s baby turns out…

Classic Film Night: JACKIE BROWN

1997 | 154 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Wednesday April 01, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Quentin Tarantino

BRIDGET FONDA, CHRIS TUCKER, MICHAEL KEATON, PAM GRIER, ROBERT DE NIRO, ROBERT FORSTER, SAMUEL L. JACKSON

Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1995 Rum Punch, switching the action from Miami to LA, and altering the central character from white to black. Ruthless arms dealer Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), who lives with perpetually stoned beach-babe Melanie (Bridget Fonda), teams with his old buddy Louis…

Classic Film Night: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG

| 1964 | 90 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jacques Demy

Wednesday March 25, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jacques Demy

CATHERINE DENEUVE, NINO CASTELNUOVO, MARC MICHEL

Jacques Demy’s 1964 masterpiece is a pop-art opera, or, to borrow the director’s own description, a film in song. This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (a luminous Catherine Deneuve), an employee in her widowed…

Classic Film Night: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

| 1957 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Wednesday March 18, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

BURT LANCASTER, TONY CURTIS

Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and  SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS features the fast-talking Tony Curtis as a hungry…

Classic Film Night: IN A LONELY PLACE

| 1950 | 93 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Nicholas Ray

Wednesday March 11, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Nicholas Ray

HUMPHREY BOGART, GLORIA GRAHAME

Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. IN A LONELY PLACE may feature Humphrey Bogart’s greatest performance. If you…

Classic Film Night: DOUBLE INDEMNITY

| 1944 | 107 minutes | |
Directed by Billy Wilder

Wednesday March 04, 2015, 7:30PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Billy Wilder

FRED MACMURRAY, BARBARA STANWYCK

Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. DOUBLE INDEMNITY seethes with lust and vengeance, featuring Fred MacMurray and the sultry…

THE SHOOTING (1967)

| 1967 | 82 mins | | , ,
Directed by Monte Hellman

Wednesday February 04, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Monte Hellman

In the 1960s and 1970s, producer Roger Corman attracted talented young filmmakers with a simple promise: If they were willing to make commercial pictures, and could stay within his minuscule budgets, they’d gain hands-on experience and might even be able to experiment a little. Few directors took as much advantage of the…

Classic Film Night: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

| 1941 | 91 Mins | | , ,
Directed by Preston Sturges

Wednesday January 21, 2015, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Preston Sturges
Written by Preston Sturges

In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library.  In Preston Sturges’ classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like “Ants in Your Plants of 1939,”…

Wednesday January 28, 2015, 7:30pm,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Stanley Kramer
William Rose

Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the second in this four part 1960s film series. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The…

DR. STRANGELOVE (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1964 | 95 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

Wednesday February 11, 2015, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.  In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at…

Classic Film Night: GROUNDHOG DAY

| 1993 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Harold Ramis

Wednesday January 07, 2015, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Harold Ramis
Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis

Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt,…

Wednesday February 25, 2015, 7:30pm,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Dennis Hopper
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper

Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series.  Historian and movie buff A. Bowdoin Van Riper will talk about how the film fits in the context of the decade. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road…

Wednesday January 14, 2015, 7:30 pm,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on…

Saturday December 20, 2014, 1 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Chris Columbus
John Hughes

Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

It’s the holiday season – and Santa is coming to town!!!  😛   Please join us on Saturday the 20th to celebrate the holidays with the Film Society at the first ever MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM CENTER WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL with Santa Clause himself! We will be taking photographs with Santa prior to the…

Wednesday December 17, 2014, 7:30pm,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Frank Capra
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:30 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby performed by Michael Haydn, the film will screen…

Classic Holiday Film Night: ELF

| 2003 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Jon Favreau

Wednesday December 10, 2014, 7:30pm,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Jon Favreau
David Berenbaum

Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen, and Zooey Deschanel

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  For our second Holiday Classic Film Night the Film Society will be screening ELF at the Film Center. You can expect all the usual treats that would appear at any Elf gathering (the four main food groups) : candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!   This…

Classic Holiday Film Night: LOVE ACTUALLY

| 2003 | 135 minutes | | ,
Richard Curtis

Wednesday December 03, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis

Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson

LOVE ACTUALLY IS ALL AROUND US.  Come celebrate the season of kindness, giving, and love with the Film Society at the Film Center as we kick-off our holiday spirit with LOVE ACTUALLY. This fabulous romantic comedy is perfect for family, friends, or strangers! We will be serving some holiday treats before the…

Wednesday November 26, 2014, 7:30pm,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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John Hughes
John Hughes

Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! Come join us at the Film Center for a special screening of the classic comedy that we all grew up laughing over – PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. This knee-slapper stars Steve Martin and John Candy, arguably the greatest funny pair in cinema history! We will be celebrating with some delicious…

Classic Film Night: ROME, OPEN CITY

| 1946 | 103 minutes | | ,
Roberto Rossellini

Wednesday November 19, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Roberto Rossellini
Sergio Amidei

Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

This was Roberto Rossellini’s revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Rome Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II. The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city,…

Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Alfred Hitchcock
Cornell Woolrich
John Michael Hayes

James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:45 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby, the film will screen at 7:30 pm.  Laid up with a broken leg,…

Classic Film Night: The Fountainhead

| 1949 | 114 minutes | |
King Vidor

Wednesday November 05, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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King Vidor
Ayn Rand

Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

In this adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel, Gary Cooper stars as Howard Roark, a fiercely independent and idealistic architect. Rather than compromise his deals, Howard is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a…

Wednesday October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Kenji Mizoguchi

Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka

A gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities and their women who suffer as a result. With its thought-provoking themes, rich atmosphere, and brilliant direction, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu is a towering classic of world cinema. For the casual cinema-goer, it’s easy to imagine that Japanese…

Wednesday October 22, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jim Sharman
Richard O'Brien
Jim Sharman

Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night.   After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they…

Wednesday October 08, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Barry Levinson
Mitch Markowitz

Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

In celebration of FALL FOR THE ARTS the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society has dedicated this weeks Classic Film Night to the late Robin Williams. Each year for the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket celebrate local artists, artisans, and culture. Events on Martha’s Vineyard showcase the extraordinary work of…

Classic Film Night: IL SORPASSO (1962)

| 1961 | 105 mins | | ,
Directed by Dino Risi

Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Dino Risi

Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claudio Gora

A post Italian neo-realist film full of life and spontaneity. Every second of this film is refreshing and the characters take you along for the ride.    The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the…