YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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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 May 29, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Sylvie Rokab

Narrated by Liam Neeson

Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy…

Sunday May 29, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Robert Kenner

Post Screening Q&A Guest: Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D. President and Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center  The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride…

Saturday May 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Fredrik Gertten

POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist/Actor Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a…

Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Saturday May 28, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Post Screening Q&A with DAVID FOSTER, Ph.D. of Harvard Forest From French co-directors,Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comesA poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A history of Europe is told through the paws, claws, and…

Friday May 27, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Josh Fox

Director JOSH FOX joins us after the screening via Skype for an exciting Q&A from the road on while tour. In HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD, Oscar nominated director, Josh Fox, maker of the film, GASLAND, continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our…

Friday May 27, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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Luc Jacquet

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

An inspiring story about the life of 82 year old glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking discoveries sounded the alarm for global warming. In 1955, scientist Claude set off with two fellow travelers for a one-year wintering journey in the Antarctic, with no possible return or support. On such unexplored lands, the young…

Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Thursday May 26, 2016, 6:30PM (Film Center),
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Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Narrated by Rachel McAdams

Featuring Sting and Jean-Michel Cousteau

Opening Reception to Festival in MV Film Center lobby begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW), Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in…

Tara EFFPoster

Thursday May 26, 2016, 4:00pm (Film Center)
Friday May 27, 2016
Saturday May 28, 2016,

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Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests. All-Access pass…

Sunday April 24, 2016, 4:00 PM (Film Center),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Boyd Estus
Written by Sam Low
Produced by Sam Low

Refreshments to following Q&A with Sam Low in the lobby provided by SAIL MV. Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance. In hand-built, double-hulled canoes sixty feet long, the ancestors of…

Sunday March 27, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Ciro Guerra

JAN BIJVOET, NILBIO TORRES, ANTONIO BOLÍVAR

SPECIAL APPEARANCE: 2016 Academy Award nominee director Ciro Guerra and his producer Cristina Gallego joined us from Colombia via Skype for a Q&A after our Saturday, March 12 at 4 PM show. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a 2015 Colombian adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra. The film won the Art Cinema Award…

SPOTLIGHT

| 2015 | 127 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tom McCarthy

Tuesday December 29, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)
Wednesday December 30, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Thursday December 31, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)

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Directed by Tom McCarthy

MARK RUFFALO, MICHAEL KEATON, RACHEL MCADAMS, LIEV SCHREIBER, JOHN SLATTERY, STANLEY TUCCI

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation…

SUFFRAGETTE

| 2015 | 106 minutes | |
DIRECTED BY Sarah Gavron

Saturday December 05, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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DIRECTED BY Sarah Gavron

CAREY MULLIGAN, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, BRENDAN GLEESON, ANNE-MARIE DUFF, BEN WHISHAW, MERYL STREEP

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working…

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Friday October 02, 2015, 7:30PM,
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Opening Night: Living Local kicks off with a special MV Film Center screening of “Sustainable Vineyard”, an episodic independent documentary series by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth. Special reception at 7 PM — Wine & Bits, Community gathering afterwards. Award-Winning documentary filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film-Truth Productions are excited…

MERU

| 2015 | 87 min | | , ,
Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Friday September 25, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Wednesday September 30, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),

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Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

JIMMY CHIN, GRACE CHIN, CONRAD ANKER, JENNIFER LOWE-ANKER, AMEE HINKLEY, JON KRAKAUER, RENAN OZTURK

In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October…

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…

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…

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…

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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.”   Filmmaker Liz Garbus (“Brain Imaging,” “What Is Addiction?”) co-founded Moxie Firecracker,…

CARTEL LAND Q&A w/ Director Matthew Heineman

| 2015 | 98 minutes | | ,
Director Matthew Heineman

Friday August 14, 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…

PETER AND JOHN

| 2015 | |
Directed by Jay Craven

Monday July 06, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 07, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),

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Directed by Jay Craven

CHRISTIAN COULSON, SHANE PATRICK KEARNS, DIANE GUERRERO, JACQUELINE BISSET, GORDON CLAPP

SPECIAL GUEST: Director Jay Craven will join us for both showings for a Q&A after the movie. Guy de Maupassant’s 19th century seaside novel, Pierre et Jean, is widely credited for changing the course of narrative fiction. The book introduced intense psychological complexity into its naturalistic depiction of a family brought to…

VINEYARD VOICES FILMS in collaboration with the MV MUSEUM

| Various | 87 minutes | |
Linsey Lee, MV Museum
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Saturday December 05, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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Linsey Lee, MV Museum

  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…

The Secret Life of Conch

Wednesday April 22, 2015, 7:30PM,
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Documentary filmmakers Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham are excited to announce a special Earth Day Premiere of Sustainable Vineyard Episodes at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The films are each between 10-16 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A with people featured in each episode. Description of episodes: THE SECRET…

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Saturday May 23, 2015, 7:30 PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger (Includes clips of SEASONS)
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Join for a champagne reception beginning at 6:30 PM in our film center lobby. Live piano music.  SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin will attend.   Mr. Perrin will also premiere advance clips from his newest film SEASONS, which will be released by Sony Picture Classics in December 2015.  There will be a…

Sunday May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM,
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SPECIAL GUEST:  Scientific Advisor Jesse Ausubel Winged Migration co-directors Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin re-team for this documentary exploring the many mysteries of our planet’s oceans. Almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, yet strangely we seem to know more about deep space than the world of the sea. There’s…

Nature as Inspiration: WINGED MIGRATION

| 2003 | 85 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin

Friday May 22, 2015, 7:30PM,
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Directed by Jacques Perrin

SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin Long one of France’s most respected producers and actors, Jacques Perrin has more recently had a highly successful career creating films about nature, including LE PEUPLE SINGE (monkeys) and MICROCOSMOS (insects) and set in exotic locales (HIMALAYA). Now with this film Perrin takes on his greatest challenge…

Nature as Inspiration: MICROCOSMOS

| 1996 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

Saturday May 23, 2015, 4:00PM,
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Directed by Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
Produced by Jacques Perrin

SPECIAL GUEST: Producer Jacques Perrin Explore the wonders of the insect world as never before possible as the filmmakers who took you in a trip through the clouds in WINGED MIGRATION take you on a magical journey underground in this feature that will captivate audiences both young and old. Specially designed cameras…

Tuesday January 20, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Directed by Daniel Barnz

Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman, Chris Messina,Sam Worthington

Star Jennifer Aniston is the featured guest for January’s NY Film Critics Show, CAKE.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  In CAKE, the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons (Aniston) becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. “Cake”…

Friday October 10, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Bess O'Brien

MEDIA SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY THE MV TIMES The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone,…

Tuesday October 21, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Erik Poppe
Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Juliette Binoche, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Oscar winner Juliet Binoche is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a on screen simulcast cast appearance by the featured guests….

Friday September 26, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday September 27, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday September 28, 2014, 7:30pm

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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL
The World’s First Global Film Festival Announces Finalists for its 17th Annual Film Festival to Take Place Across Six Continents Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities…

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Friday September 05, 2014, 7:00 PM,
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Various

A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film on Friday, September 5th and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod TImes, Matthew VanDyke (Not…

MVIFF: AUSTIN TO BOSTON “U.S. PREMIERE”

| 2014 | 72 minutes | | ,
Directed by James Marcus Haney

Saturday September 06, 2014, 9:15 PM,
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Directed by James Marcus Haney
Editor: Kitty Green
Producers: Ben Lovett, Ty Johnson

Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Staves, Bear's Den

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars…

FRANK with screenplay-writer and producer Jon Ronson

| 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Lenny Abrahamson

Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:15 PM,
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Lenny Abrahamson
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan

Domhnall Gleeson, Moira Brooker, Paul Butterworth

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael…

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Friday September 05, 2014, 5:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$125, No member discount.
Buy online now

To celebrate and support local farmers, the MV International Film Festival is proud to host our seventh annual REEL FOOD MV event. Mingle with festival filmmakers and notables at the sumptuous restaurant Saltwater for local MV raw bar and a three-course dinner with dessert prepared by chef Joe DaSilva.  Wines, Stella Artois beer, Izze soda, and San…

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Wednesday September 03, 2014
Thursday September 04, 2014,

SPECIAL EVENT
$225 General Admission, $185 MVFS Member
Passholders get to select their film festival movie and event tickets in advance on-line

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.  Also there are other…

Friday August 15, 2014, 9:30 pm,
Members only FREE event
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Israel Horovitz
Israel Horovitz

Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Maggie Smith

MY OLD LADY will show at the Film Center as a MEMBERS ONLY – FREE EVENT for a one time only “Preview” screening WITH THE PRODUCER Gary Foster before its release nationwide! You must “buy tickets” in advance – 1 free ticket for individual members, 1 or 2 free tickets for dual…

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Wednesday August 06, 2014, 7:30 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Richard Skidmore

A Filmmaker’s Evening with Richard C. Skidmore at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to Benefit Gay Head Light.  Richard C.Skidmore is an Aquinnah resident and award-winning experimental filmmaker whose videos and films have been seen around the world on television and at more than 20 film festivals, including The TriBeCa Film Fest…

Sunday July 27, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Gabriel London
Gabriel London

Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning…

Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Victoria Campbell

Crafted from footage taken on nearly a dozen trips to Haiti amidst the aftermath of 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince in 2010, “Monsieur le Président,” begins with Ms. Campbell’s immersion into the reeling neighborhoods of that city, and transitions to her participation in the effort to keep the citizenry…

Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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James Franco
James Franco

James Franco, Scott Haze, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson

Actor James Franco stars, writes, and directs in this crime thriller about a mans disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order in “Child of God”.  An exclusive pre-release look at this thrilling drama. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show,…

Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member
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Mike Nichols
Calder Willingham, Buck Henry

Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

Special guest, Mike Nichols will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the show.   This screening is in collaboration with the MV Museum and benefits both the museum and the film center.    “One word: plastics.”  This line and others in THE GRADUATE became cultural touchstones, as 1960s youth rebellion…

Sunday August 10, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 for Summer Institute Sponsors. Please note that MVFS member discounts are not valid for SI film series on Sundays.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Abby Ginzberg

SPECIAL FORUM: after the film, Brian Walt moderates a conversation with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Soft Vengeance is the story of Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. For his actions as…

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Sunday August 03, 2014, 7:30 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 for Summer Institute Sponsors. Please note that MVFS member discounts are not valid for SI film series on Sundays.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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William Gazeck
Lloyd Ecker, Susan Ecker

Sophie Tucker

SPECIAL GUESTS: The filmmakers will be on hand for questions and answers after the screening. In this documentary directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker William Gazecki, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker explore the tumultuous early days of Sophie Tucker, the iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920s Flapper Era in the United States. Before…

NEWBURGH STING with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

2014 | 87 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Tuesday July 22, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
David Heilbroner

Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” ‘The Newburgh Sting‘ reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. Husband & wife team David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four…

Monday July 28, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
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Rory Kennedy
Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester

For many American supporters of the war in Vietnam, the symbolic defeat embodied in the Paris Peace Accords of 1973 and subsequent cease-fire were not the worst blows to their hopes for a productive resolution to the Vietnam War. Far worse was the disorderly and ignominious evacuation of Saigon as it fell…

DETROPIA with filmmaker Heidi Ewing

| 2012 | 90 minutes | |
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Saturday July 26, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko

Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and…

Thursday July 24, 2014, 7:30pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Irene Roberts, Ernest Barreto, Andrew Russo

The world is divided into two types of people…those who whistle, and those who have tried. Pucker Up takes a look at the little-known world of championship caliber whistling. The movie offers a wealth of footage from the International Whistling Convention and Competition, giving a history of whistling as well as profiling six…

Sunday June 29, 2014, 4 pm,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Michael Rossato-Bennett
Michael Rossato-Bennett, George Strayton

Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Norman Hardie

Please join us following the feature film ALIVE INSIDE for a short panel discussion with Leslie Clapp, Executive Director of MV Center For Living and Marvin Rosenkrantz, film subject about the MV Center For Living’s music and memory program. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music…

Gastro-Cinema Event with Chris Fischer, featuring Conor Hagen short “The Spalding Oyster: Johnny Hoy and the Great Pond” and Doc LEVIATHAN

| 2013 | 99 mins | |
Short directed by Conor Hagen, Feature directed by Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Tuesday May 27, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening. Tickets at door only. No advance sales!

Short directed by Conor Hagen, Feature directed by Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Johnny Hoy

7:30 – “The Spalding Oyster: Johnny Hoy and the Great Pond” short film, directed by Conor Hagen Produced by Beetlebung Farm This short documentary is an introspective glimpse into one of Martha’s Vineyard’s most important natural features, the Tisbury Great Pond, and one of the many eccentric fishermen who interact with it…

Saturday June 28, 2014, 7:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Aaron Naar

Matthew Stoneman

Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women…

Wednesday July 09, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner

Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, Frankie Valli, Frances Sternhagen, Sterling Jerins

Actors Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton come together for the first time onscreen in Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes.” An exclusive pre-release look at this romantic comedy. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a…

Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
OUR SCREENING OF THE CHARLES W MORGAN tonight is SOLD OUT!
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening. If you do not already have a ticket, please do not come to the film center hoping to buy one at the door.

Bailey Pryor
Steve Jones

In collaboration with Mystic Seaport and SAIL MV the Film Center presents THE CHARLES W MORGAN. A one-hour documentary film, directed by five-time Emmy winner Bailey Pryor which will be aired by PBS affiliate stations across the nation, telling the extraordinary story of America’s last wooden whaleship and the incredible saga of…

Sunday May 18, 2014, 4 PM,
MEMBER EVENT
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE ADMISSION by online registration, seating is limited. Sponsored by WCAI and WGBH - American Experience
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Reserve tickets online now - Two Ticket maximum per person.

Directed by Stanley Nelson
Written by Stanley Nelson

Robert Moses

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), FREEDOM SUMMER highlights an overlooked but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters…

Tuesday May 06, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…

LOVE FREE OR DIE

| 2012 | 82 mins | |
Macky Alston

Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Macky Alston

Discussion with director Macky Alston following the film. Co-presented with the Open and Affirming Committee of the First Congregational Church of  West Tisbury THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for…

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Thursday June 26, 2014
Friday June 27, 2014
Saturday June 28, 2014,

SPECIAL EVENT
Festival Pass $75, MVFS Member Discounted Festival Pass $60. Pass-holders will be able to select their film tickets in advance and receive confirmation via email
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival….

Sunday April 13, 2014, 4:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Sarah Polley

Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, and Wendy Crewson

This is a benefit for MV Center for Living.   The pre-movie event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres catered by Quitsa Cuisine, and mini-desserts by The Black Dog Bakery and The Scottish Bakehouse, at 3 pm, prior to the showing of the film AWAY FROM HER. Following the movie there will be…

Thursday August 07, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Taylor Toole

Taylor Toole, Jen Hirsch, Jess Phaneuf , Rob Myers, Scott Barrow, Amy Sabin Barrow

ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

Tuesday January 21, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Adam Rodgers
Glenn German, Adam Rodgers

Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Tom Skerritt, Nicholas Braun

with live on screen appearances by Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE DEPARTED), Andy Garcia (OCEAN ELEVEN) and Director Adam Rogers. The movie also stars Taissa Farmiga (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Vera’s real life sister). The event timeline: 7:30pm ALISON BAILES INTRO LIVE ON SCREEN 8:00pm COUNTDOWN SLATE 8:01 PETER TRAVERS INTRODUCTION OF FILM/SERIES 8:10…