FORCE MAJEURE

, | 2014 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Ruben Östlund

Friday December 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday December 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday December 21, 2014, 4:00 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund

Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in…

FOXCATCHER

| 2014 | 134 minutes | | , ,
Bennett Miller

Friday January 16, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Bennett Miller
E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo

FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller.   The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells…

NATIONAL GALLERY

, , | 2014 | 180 minutes | |
Frederick Wiseman

Sunday December 28, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Frederick Wiseman

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as…

CITIZENFOUR

| 2014 | 114 minutes | |
Laura Poitras

Saturday December 20, 2014, 4:00 PM
Saturday December 27, 2014, 4:00 PM
Sunday December 28, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Laura Poitras

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum

In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

| 2014 | 108 minutes | | ,
Justin Simien

Friday December 26, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Justin Simien
Justin Simien

Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college…

AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA (LAST SHOWING!)

| 2014 | 87 minutes | |
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Sunday December 21, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

George Harrison, Anupam Kher, Russell Simmons

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. This feature documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and…

Saturday December 20, 2014, 1 PM,
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$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 film…

Wednesday December 31, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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$70 General Admission, $60 Member
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A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen. Doors Open at 7:30 pm  8:00 pm – TOP FIVE director/written by Chris Rock Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next…

National Theatre Live – SKYLIGHT

| 2014 | 155 mins | |
Stephen Daldry

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Stephen Daldry
David Hare’s

Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy,

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy),…

OPERA in cinema: RIGOLETTO

| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli
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Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm,
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Stefano Vizioli
Conductor: Massimo Zanetti

Leo Nucci | Nino Machaidze
Francesco Demuro | Marco Spotti

Presentation Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments, Rigoletto continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with its tragic plot and famous arias. One of the most popular arias of all time, “La donna e’ mobile,” is so catchy that prior to Rigoletto’s premiere in Venice of 1851, Verdi swore the tenor to secrecy,…

OPERA in cinema: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón
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Sunday April 12, 2015, 12 pm ,
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Rolando Villazón
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

Rolando Villazón | Miah Persson | Ildebrando d'Arcangelo | Roman Trekel | Regula Mühlemann

Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set as a classic Western, this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at Opera de Lyon). Villazòn as director and Nemorino — these tidings alone were…

OPERA in cinema: Cavalleria and Pagliacci

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Enrico Castiglione

Sunday March 15, 2015, 12pm,
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Enrico Castiglione
Conductor: Luiz Fernando Malheiro

Cavalleria Rusticana: Daniela Dessì | Fabio Armiliato
Giuseppina Piunti | Valdis Janons
María José Trullu
Pagliacci: Piero Giuliacci | Chiara Taigi
Giuseppe di Stefano | Giovanni di Mare
Vincenzo Taormina

Cavalleria Rusticana Adapted from the short story written by Giovanni Verga, Cavalleria Rusticana is a one-act opera considered one of the classics of verismo opera. The opera was composed by Pietro Mascagni, with a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, as part of an 1888 competition by Milanese publisher Edoardo Sonzogno. After winning the…

OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA

, | 2014 | 210 minutes | |
Martin Kušej
La Forza (c) W. Hoesl (4)

Sunday February 15, 2015, 12pm,
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$20 General Admission, $18 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Martin Kušej
Conductor: Asher Fisch

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros

Presentation La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of…

CENERENTOLA POSTER (mail)

Sunday January 11, 2015, 12pm,
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$15 child age 14 or younger
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Joan Font

Angelina (Cenerentola) by Joyce DiDonato, Don Ramiro by Juan Diego Flórez, Tisbe by Itxaro Mentxaka, Clorinda by Cristina Obregón, Don Magnifico by Bruno de Simone, Dandini by David Menéndez, Alidoro by Simón Orfila

Presentation “Catch Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in what may just be definitive performances in Rossini’s enchanting rags-to-riches rendition,” entreated James Sohre in his review of Rossini’s beloved dramma giocoso “La Cenerentola” in Opera Today. This performance from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu captures all the vocal sparks and dazzle generated…

Sunday December 21, 2014, 12:00 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $18 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Paul Connelly, Orchestra of the Vienna Staatsoper
Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev

Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Vienna Staatsballett. The Nutcracker, certainly the most performed work in the ballet literature and one which has become a central experience for generations of ballet audiences. Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev in 1967, this version holds a special place…

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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…

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