MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

2017 | 114 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Friday December 08, 2017, 7:30pm (Capawock)
Saturday December 09, 2017, 6:30pm (Capawock)
Sunday December 10, 2017, 7:00pm (Capawock)

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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Kenneth Branagh

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One…

LOVING VINCENT

2017 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

Friday December 15, 2017,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

An official selection of the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe. Loving Vincent, a film that…

COCO

2017 | 128 minutes | | , , ,
Directed Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

Tuesday December 05, 2017, 6:00pm (Capawock)
Thursday December 07, 2017, 6:00pm (Capawock)
Saturday December 09, 2017, 4:00pm (Capawock)

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Directed Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
Written by Matthew Aldrich and Adrian Molina

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain…

LADY BIRD

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Greta Gerwig

Sunday December 10, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Wednesday December 13, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Friday December 15, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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Directed by Greta Gerwig
Written by Greta Gerwig

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated…

HUMAN FLOW

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei

Friday December 29, 2017,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Ai Weiwei

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human…

FACES PLACES (Visages Villages)

2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by JR, Agnès Varda

Saturday December 16, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Wednesday December 20, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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Directed by JR, Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately…

THE OPERA HOUSE

2017 | 108 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Froemke

Saturday January 13, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Susan Froemke

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of…

Sunday December 17, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.   A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker…

Sunday January 21, 2018, 12:55PM (Film Center),
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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Thursday February 22, 2018, 7:00pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Benedict Andrews
Written by Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: AMADEUS

2017 | 180 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Longhurst

Sunday January 07, 2018, 1:00pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Michael Longhurst
Written by Peter Shaffer

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to…

CAPTURED! LIVE FROM THE MET: HANSEL & GRETEL

2017 | 135 minutes | | ,
Conducted by Donald Runnicles

Wednesday December 27, 2017, 1:00pm (Film Center),
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Conducted by Donald Runnicles

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESENTATION A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings’ mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role…

JANE

| 2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brett Morgen

Sunday December 10, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Brett Morgen

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world….

Thursday December 14, 2017, 7:00pm (Capawock)
Friday December 15, 2017, 7:00pm (Capawock)
Sunday December 17, 2017, 4:00pm (Capawock), 7:30pm (Capawock)

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Directed by Rian Johnson
Based on Characters Created by George Lucas

Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, and Lupita Nyong'o

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.  

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

2017 | 115 minutes | |
Directed by Sean Baker

Wednesday December 13, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center)
Thursday December 14, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Friday December 15, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Sean Baker

Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, and Valerie Cotto

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.  

NOVITIATE

2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Margaret Betts

Friday December 22, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Margaret Betts

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a…

THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

1899 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday January 27, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Giacomo Puccini
Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume

Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Written by Gioachino Rossini

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

Saturday April 28, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Written by Jules Massenet

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is…

THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

1849 | 218 minutes | |
Written by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday April 14, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center),
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Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Conducted by Bertrand de Billy

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his  legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.   Luisa Miller, which has not been…

THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday March 31, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner…

THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00pm (Film Center),
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Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday February 24, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center),
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Written by Giacomo Puccini

The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France.   An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history….

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Saturday October 07, 2017, 12:55pm,
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When purchasing a pass, we will email you to ask which operas you would like to attend with your pass.
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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky. The season will…

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  Click below for a PDF download of 2015 Festival Film Schedule 2015 Festival Film Schedule   The entire festival program is now available as a supplement in the MV Times newspaper (September 4th) and at various locations around the island. You can also drop by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to…