TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

| 2015 | 129 min | | ,
Directed by James Kent

Monday August 03, 2015, 7:00PM (Strand)
Tuesday August 04, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock)
Thursday August 06, 2015, 7:00PM (Strand)

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Directed by James Kent

ALICIA VIKANDER, TARON EGERTON, KIT HARINGTON

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again,…

PIXELS

| 2015 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Chris Columbus

Friday July 31, 2015, 9:30PM (Strand)
Saturday August 01, 2015, 6:30pm (Capawock)
Monday August 03, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock)

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Directed by Chris Columbus

ADAM SANDLER, KEVIN JAMES, MICHELLE MONAGHAN, PETER DINKLAGE, JOSH GAD, BRIAN COX, ASHLEY BENSON, JANE KRAKOWSKI

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In…

SOUTHPAW

| 2015 | 123 minutes | | ,
Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Monday August 03, 2015, 9:30PM (Strand)
Tuesday August 04, 2015, 9:00pm (Capawock)
Wednesday August 05, 2015, 9:30PM (Strand)

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Directed by Antoine Fuqua

JAKE GYLLENHAAL, FOREST WHITAKER, RACHEL MCADAMS

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award (R) nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive…

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

| 2015 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Maya Forbes

Friday July 31, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Saturday August 01, 2015, 9:30PM (Strand)
Sunday August 02, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Maya Forbes

MARK RUFFALO, ZOE SALDANA, IMORGEN WOLODARSKY, ASHLEY AUFDERHEIDE, KEIR DULLEA

Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife…

The 9:49 Show — WILD THINGS

| 1998 | 108 min | | , ,
Directed by John McNaughton

Thursday September 03, 2015, 9:49pm (Film Center),
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Directed by John McNaughton

MATT DILLON, KEVIN BACON, DENISE RICHARDS, NEVE CAMPBELL

When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn’t be helped by a…

The 9:49 Show — ELECTION

| 1999 | 103 min | | ,
Directed by Alexander Payne

Thursday August 27, 2015, 9:49pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Alexander Payne
MATTHEW BRODERICK, REESE WITHERSPOON

In this satirical comedy, a hotly contested high school election becomes a metaphor for the current state of American politics. Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) is a popular and well-respected instructor at George Washington Carver High School in Omaha, Nebraska, but lately he’s been unhappy in both his personal and professional life, and…

Tuesday September 08, 2015
Wednesday September 09, 2015
Thursday September 10, 2015,

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All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  There are other benefits…

The 9:49 Show – DO THE RIGHT THING

| 1989 | 120 min | |
Directed by Spike Lee

Thursday August 20, 2015, 9:49pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Spike Lee
DANNY AIELLO, OSSIE DAVIS, RUBY DEE, RICHARD EDSON, GIANCARLO ESPOSITO, SPIKE LEE, BILL NUNN, JOHN TURTURRO, JOHN SAVAGE

Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY. Three businesses dominate the block: a storefront radio station, where a smooth-talkin’ deejay (Samuel L. Jackson) spins the platters that matter; a convenience…

The 9:49 Show – THE BIG LEBOWSKI

| 1998 | 117 min | | ,
Directed by The Coen Brothers

Thursday August 13, 2015, 9:49pm (Film Center),
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Directed by The Coen Brothers

JEFF BRIDGES, JOHN GOODMAN, JULIANNE MOORE, STEVE BUSCEMI, DAVID HUDDLESTON, JOHN TURTURRO

THE BIG LEBOWSKI is a 1998 crime comedy film with neo-noir elements, written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. After he becomes the victim in a case of mistaken identity, The Dude finds a millionaire also named Jeffrey…

Thursday July 30, 2015, 9:49pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Edgar Wright
MICHAEL CERE, MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD, KIERAN CULKIN, CHRIS EVANS, ANNA KENDRICK, BRIE LARSON, ALISON PILL, AUBREY PLAZA, BRANDON ROUTH, JASON SCHWARTZMAN

Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band,…

ANT-MAN

| 2015 | 117 min | | ,
Directed by Peyton Reed

Thursday August 06, 2015, 9:00pm (Capawock),
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Directed by Peyton Reed

PAUL RUDD, EVANGELINE LILLY, COREY STOLL, BOBBY CANNAVALE, MICHAEL PEÑA, TIP "TP" HARRIS, WOOD HARRIS, JUDY GREER, DAVID DASTMALCHIAN, MICHAEL DOUGLAS

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor,…

TRAINWRECK

| 2015 | 125 minutes | |
Directed by Judd Apatow

Friday July 31, 2015, 9:00PM (Capawock)
Saturday August 01, 2015, 9:00PM (Capawock)
Sunday August 02, 2015, 9:30PM (Strand)

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Directed by Judd Apatow

AMY SCHUMER, TILDA SWINTON, BILL HADER, JOHN CENA, BRIE LARSON, COLIN QUINN

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she’s kind of…

Friday August 07, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Dayne Goldfine and Daniel Geller

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after…

Documentary Week MV: THE WOLFPACK

| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Crystal Moselle

Monday August 03, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Crystal Moselle

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on…

MR. HOLMES

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bill Condon

Sunday August 02, 2015, 7:00PM (Strand)
Wednesday August 05, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock),

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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Bill Condon

SIR IAN MCKELLEN, LAURA LINNEY, HIROYUKI SANADA, MILO PARKER

MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end…

ROSENWALD with Director Aviva Kempner

| | 100 min
Directed by Aviva Kempner

Wednesday August 26, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 7:30pm (Strand Theater),

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Directed by Aviva Kempner

Aviva Kempner’s ROSENWALD is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during…

Documentary Week MV: BEST OF ENEMIES with co-Director Robert Gordon

| | 87 min | |
Directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

Wednesday August 05, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore…

Tuesday August 04, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by David Holbrooke

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is…

Wednesday August 12, 2015, 8:00pm (Strand),
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Get ready for endless laughs and…well…possibly a few split sides, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society continues its diverse summer program with stand-up comedians Tom Hayes and Will Noonan of the Headliners Comedy Club. Many of the Headliners Comedy Club comedians have appeared on a national stage, including Comedy Central and XM…

Thursday August 06, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Phillip Baribeau

UNBRANDED the Film is more than a documentary. It’s an adventure, a message, and a wakeup call for better land and wild horse management. Follow along as Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Thomas Glover travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West on wild…

New York Film Critics Premiere: DIGGING FOR FIRE

2015 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Joe Swanberg

Wednesday August 19, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Joe Swanberg

JAKE JOHNSON, ROSEMARIE DEWITT, ORLANDO BLOOM, BRIE LARSON, SAM ROCKWELL, ANNA KENDRICK, MIKE BIRBIGLIA

Young married couple Tim and Lee have planted the seeds of a family in their East L.A. duplex. Three years after the birth of their son, they’re still adjusting to the joy and pain of life with kid, navigating potty talk at the dinner table, disagreeing over preschools, and putting off doing…

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? with Director Liz Garbus

| 2015 | 102 minutes
Directed by Liz Garbus

Tuesday August 25, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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Directed by Liz Garbus

A documentary using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs. “What Happened, Miss Simone?” tells the story behind the life and legend of Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul.”

Thursday August 20, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Julie Taymor

The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. Once a year, there is a day of midsummer madness, that Shakespeare was riffing off…

MINIONS

| 2015 | 91 Minutes | |
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

Thursday July 30, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock)
Saturday August 01, 2015, 7:00PM (Strand)
Sunday August 02, 2015, 4:00PM (Capawock)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

PIERRE COFFIN, SANDRA BULLOCK, JON HAMM, MICHAEL KEATON, ALLISON JANNEY, STEVE COOGAN, STEVE CARELL

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into…

I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

| 2015 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Saturday August 22, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Brett Haley

BLYTHE DANNER, MARTIN STARR, SAM ELLIOTT, JUNE SQUIBB, RHEA PERLMAN, MARY KAY PLACE, MALIN AKERMAN

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool…

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Monday August 31, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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WILD & PRECIOUS is docudrama/theatrical memoir celebrating our 50 Years of Social Change:  Gay Liberation/ integration through one man’s story.  From the moment the curtain goes up until the final bow the audience is riveted by Steve Cadwell’s tale: you’ll cherish the little boy playing with dolls; identify with the adolescent challenges…

CARTEL LAND

| 2015 | 98 minutes | | ,
Director Matthew Heineman

Saturday August 15, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Director Matthew Heineman

In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona’s Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine…

LOVE & MERCY

| 2015 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Bill Pohlad

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Directed by Bill Pohlad

ELIZABETH BANKS, JOHN CUSACK, PAUL DANO, PAUL GIAMATTI

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

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Tuesday August 18, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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The Vineyard’s past comes alive in five short films that capture important issues and times in American life using seldom-seen historical images and first-person accounts from Island people. The stories include Civil Rights activities, an early African-American church, the Island’s Deaf Community, the Shearer Summer Theater, and the founding of the MV…

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  Click below for a PDF download of 2014 Festival Film Schedule 2014 Festival Film Schedule   The entire festival program is now available as a supplement in the MV Times newspaper (August 28th) and at various locations around the island. You can also drop by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to…

Thursday August 13, 2015, 7:30 PM (Strand),
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Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…