AGENTS OF CHANGE– One Time Screening

| 2014 | 66 minutes | |
Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Tuesday August 16, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, and acclaimed director Stanley Nelson. AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who…

STAR TREK BEYOND

| 2016 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Justin Lin

Friday July 22, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand), 8:30PM (Capawock)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand), 8:30PM (Capawock)
Sunday July 24, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock)

$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 Justin Lin

John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba

Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien warrior race when marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship in this thrilling sequel directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin.  ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is a terrific 50th anniversary salute to the series appeal.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Mandie Fletcher

Friday July 22, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 26, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Mandie Fletcher

Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Kathy Burke, Celia Imrie

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and…

GHOSTBUSTERS

| 2016 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Feig

Tuesday July 19, 2016, 8:30PM (Capawock)
Wednesday July 20, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand)
Thursday July 21, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock)

$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 Paul Feig

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today–Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth….

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Chris Renaud , Yarrow Cheney

Monday July 18, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock)
Tuesday July 19, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock)
Wednesday July 20, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock)

$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 Chris Renaud , Yarrow Cheney

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan

A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable…

CAFÉ SOCIETY

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Woody Allen

Friday July 29, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Woody Allen
Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFE SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby’s colorful Bronx…

Special Event: PAPER LANTERNS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | | ,
Directed by Barry Frechette

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Barry Frechette

Post-screening Q&A with director Barry Frechette. Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki from Hiroshima will also be participating in the discussion. In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6th, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and three days later, “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki….

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Monday July 25, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A unique multimedia performance with live music chronicles the race to reach the moon.  With rare archival footage and interviews with the major players, astronauts and their families, John Monsky, creator and narrator, takes us inside the capsule and the control room to trace the great rush to the lunar surface. The drama,…

NT LIVE: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

| 2015 | 180 minutes | |
Nicholas Hytner, Cal McCrystal

Tuesday July 26, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member, $12 child age 14 or younger
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Nicholas Hytner, Cal McCrystal

James Corden

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End…

Tuesday August 09, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 All Members,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jimmy Tingle

As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump as Republican candidate on the right and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provok-ing and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency (shall we say he’s…

THE SAME HEART

, | 2016 | 67 minutes | |
Directed by Len Morris & Georgia Morris

Sunday July 24, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Len Morris & Georgia Morris

Why do half of the world’s children live in grinding poverty? The Same Heart features a growing number of global economists and moral leaders who agree that an extremely small financial transactions tax, the “Robin Hood Tax,” could place the needs of all children at the heart of the global financial system for the first time. Suggesting…

BRIAN GLOWACKI

Monday July 25, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Brian Glowacki (Comedian) Brian Glowacki is a nationally touring stand up comedian from that OTHER island of Nantucket!  Growing up, he would only travel to Martha’s Vineyard for football games but this summer Brian brings his brand of humor to the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs on July 25th.  Join us for an…

Film Club: LIFE OF PI

, | 2012 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ang Lee

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock),
$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Ang Lee

Surja Sharma, Irrfan Khan

Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.  

Film Club: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

| 1987 | 98 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Rob Reiner

Wednesday August 17, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock),
$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
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Directed by Rob Reiner

Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal

An elderly man reads the book “The Princess Bride” to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won’t like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with…

Film Club: EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE

| 2012 | 129 minutes | |
Directed by Stephen Daldry

Wednesday July 27, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock),
$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
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Directed by Stephen Daldry

Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis
John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright

Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe…

Film Club: FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

| 1991 | 130 minutes | |
Directed by Herbert Ross

Wednesday July 20, 2016, 9:30AM (Capawock),
$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
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Directed by Herbert Ross

Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

A woman learns the value of friendship as she hears the story of two women and how their friendship shaped their lives in this warm comedy-drama. Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is an emotionally repressed housewife with a habit of drowning her sorrows in candy bars. Her husband Ed (Gailard Sartain) barely acknowledges…

Film Club: THE COLOR PURPLE

| 1985 | 154 minutes | |
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock),
$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
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Directed by Steven Spielberg

Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter…

World Premiere: VISIONS OF HOME: THE WORK OF HEATHER NEILL

| 2016 | 58 minutes | |
Directed by David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos

Friday July 29, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock),
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission (Limit to 2 tickets per person)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos

Directors David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos, and Artist Heather Neill will attend. Free admission (Limit to 2 tickets per a person) There is beauty to be found in the pattern on a porcelain teacup, or the “patina of a working boat at rest.” In her nostalgic, lifelike, and sometimes whimsical paintings, artist Heather Neill pays…

DOC WEEK

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM
Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM
Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM

MEMBER EVENT
SPECIAL EVENT
$100 General Admission, $75 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Documentary films have become the conscience of the nation, providing a deeper study of contemporary, and often unnoticed, social issues. By using the unique medium of film, documentarians are able to cultivate more compelling and fruitful discussion by mixing strongly-drive narratives with vivid imagery. In lieu of the rise of the documentary, the…

2016 Doc Week: CITY OF GOLD

| 2016 | 1 hr. 31 min. | | ,
directed by Laura Gabbert

Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by Laura Gabbert

Jonathan Gold

POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH JONATHAN GOLD CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food culture of the city, Los Angeles. Gold has been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review…

2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

| 2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE, plus special guests in attendance, Vineyarders and friends of Mike Nichols, ROSE STYRON and JAMES LAPINE to discuss Nichols’ love of the theater, and of the Vineyard. Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened…

2016 DOC WEEK: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

| 2016 | 1 hr. 32 min. | | , ,
directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member
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directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

Norman Lear
George Clooney
Jon Stewart
Rob Reiner
Amy Poehler

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RACHEL GRADY Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons,…

2016 Doc Week: MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES

| 2016 | 1 hr. 20 min. | | , ,
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, 12 Member,
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Debbie Harry
Brooke Shields
Fran Lebowitz

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RANDY BARBATO                 The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He…

ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan
Ithaca3poster

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
Suggested Donation $15
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Sam Shephard, Jack Quaid

All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Individual Tickets: $15 per movie, $12 for MV Film Society members.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Thursday August 18, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Friday August 19, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Ron Suskind, Owen Suskind

Post Screening Q&A with Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and special guests. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional…

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Kim Snyder

Producer Maria Cuomo Cole and filmmaker Kim Snyder will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…

ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

, | 1986 | 133 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Monday August 15, 2016, 4PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Lonette McKee, Christine Pascal, Herbie Hancock, John Berry, Martin Scorsese

Maxine Gordon will be attending to comment on the film. A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and…

Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$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 Keith Fulton

Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

HUNT FOR WILDERPEOPLE

| 2016 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Taika Waititi

Thursday July 21, 2016, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM (Capawock)
Wednesday July 27, 2016, 7:30 PM (Film Center)

$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 Taika Waititi

Sam Neill, Julian Dennison

In this wildly funny and endearing comedy from director/co-writer Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Boy), defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison), raised on hip-hop and foster care, gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving…

YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

JAMES FRANCO, HENRY HOPPER, STEVEN WIIG, BARRY DEL SHERMAN

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

Sunday August 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$75 Deluxe Ticket, $50 Premium Ticket, and $30 General Admission
Doors Open for Reception (Deluxe and Premium Ticket holders only) at 6:30PM. General Admission doors open at 7:15PM Buy tickets at Film Center or online now.

Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi

Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30PM for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley. For Over 30 Years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1950′s through today. Every performance is arranged…

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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…