Saturday September 09, 2017, 6:30PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 9 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2018 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

Saturday September 08, 2018, 4:30PM (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Curated by BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award-nominated animator recently garnered national attention with his short films “Trump Bites” ran…

Saturday September 08, 2018, 6:30PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2018 MVIFF SHORT FILM FINALISTS 1)…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 for MVFS members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A special event to benefit the MV Film Society and its youth Scholarship awards.  Several panelists from the Film Industry will join together on the Film Center stage to discuss candidly the topic: Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future.   A wine reception will be held in our lobby starting at 6:45…

Sunday June 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening


Directed by Doug Liman
Based on a Book by Valerie Plume
Produced by Doug Liman

Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

Valerie Plame, former covert CIA ops officer, and Director/Producer Doug Liman in person for Q&A As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Written by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Executive Produced by Laurie David and Geralyn Dreyfous

Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what…

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
SOLD OUT

Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Dava Whisenant
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant

Starring: Martin Short, David Letterman, Chita Rivera

WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening -- THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Starring: Gilda Gadner, Lorne Michaels, Chevy Chase, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

Thursday August 16, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 for MVFS Members,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one hundred…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Clennon King

Introduction by filmmaker Clennon L. King Joining King for a post-screening discussion and Q&A will be Dr. Louis W. Sullivan andAtty. Chevene B. King, Jr. Dr. Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during President George H….

Thursday April 26, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member + $1 surcharge per ticket to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship,
Free for Youth Ages 13-21
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Josh Howard

Starring Glenn Close, David Hyde Pierce, T.R. Knight

Post-show: Producer/director JOSH HOWARD joins us in person for a post-show Q&A, followed by a wine and dessert reception in the Film Center lobby sponsored exclusively by Tilton Rental. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and…

THE LAST PIG (Free Admission)

2017 | 54 minutes | |
Directed by Allison Argo

Sunday April 22, 2018, 4:00pm,
This movie is free of charge. You can reserve tickets online.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Allison Argo

Award Winning Director Allison Argo will be present to discuss the making of the film and answer your questions! Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs,…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 6:30PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2017 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

Tuesday September 05, 2017, 7:30 pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Carl Bessai

Bruce Dern, Anthony Michael Hall, Sean Astin

Actress Ivy Matheson and Producer Irwin Olian will be joining us after the screening for a discussion.  World-renowned, cutting edge architect Davenport Lear (Bruce Dern), nearing retirement, summons his dysfunctional children to a weekend family retreat in one of his architectural creations, a magnificent Malibu Estate. When they learn that he has decided to…

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

| 2017 | 47 mins | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider

Wednesday August 16, 2017, 6:00pm (at the Capawock),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider

Director Abby Ginzberg will join us after the screening for a discussion of the film. Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei (of Star Trek) and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea…

2017 DOC WEEK: TICKLING GIANTS

, | 2016 | 111 mins. | |
Directed by Sara Taksler

Thursday August 03, 2017, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Sara Taksler

Bassem Youssef
Jon Stewart

Director Sara Taksler will be joining us via Skype after the film for an interview led by Kate Davis TICKLING GIANTS tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how…

2017 DOC WEEK: DATELINE-SAIGON

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Thomas D. Herman

Friday August 04, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Thomas D. Herman

Narrated by Sam Waterston

Special Guest: Director Thomas D. Herman will join us for a discussion of the film. DATELINE-SAIGON profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan. With all the high-stakes drama…

AUTOMATIC AT SEA

, | 2016 | 88 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Matthew Lessner

Sunday July 30, 2017, 6:00PM ,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Matthew Lessner
Produced by David Henry Gerson, Vanessa Gazy, Beatrice von Schwerin

Starring: Breeda Wool
David Henry Gerson
Livia Hiselius
Evan Louison
Malia Scharf

Following the screening Producer/Actor David Henry Gerson and various crew members will answer questions.  On a whim, Eve (a young Swedish traveler) accepts an invitation from Peter (a wealthy heir) to vacation on his family’s private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from…

Tuesday August 08, 2017, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Thursday August 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT,

SPECIAL EVENT
General Admission $30, MVFS Members $25 (Benefit, all proceeds go towards the Film Center year-round programming of theater, ballet, etc)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by James Lapine

Starring: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe.

BOTH SHOWS OF FALSETTOS ARE SOLD OUT! We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center with special commentary afterwards by its creator, James Lapine. Join us in our lobby starting at 6:45PM for a reception and live music.  Mr. Lapine is generously allowing us to…

CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 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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Directed by Matthew Heineman

CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face…

Wednesday August 16, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one…

Sunday June 25, 2017, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Matt Schrader
Matt Schrader
Kenny Holmes, Matt Schrader

Director Sara Nesson of the short film WOMEN WHO SCORE will join us for a discussion after the screening of these films to discuss the project she’s been working on in Hollywood. What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a…

Tuesday August 15, 2017, 4:00pm,
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 Clennon L. King

Civil Rights icon and long-time PBS and NPR correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will host the screening, introduce Roxbury-based filmmaker Clennon L. King before the film, and afterwards moderate a post-screening discussion on race and history. In addition to King, joining Hunter-Gault for the conversation and Q&A will be St. Augustine (Fla.) Civil Rights…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, April DeBoer

Going behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle, this documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the same-sex marriage movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States…

2016 MVIFF – ICAROS: A VISION with co-Director Matteo Norzi

| 2016 | 85 mins | |
LEONOR CARABALLO and MATTEO NORZI

Saturday September 10, 2016, 9:15PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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LEONOR CARABALLO and MATTEO NORZI

Her medical options exhausted, an American woman travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle. Thanks to a young ayahuasca shaman who is losing his eyesight, she learns instead to confront her ‘susto’: the disease of fear.Centered on the nightly ceremonies that are the main feature of shamanic retreats, Icaros revels in darkness,…

Saturday September 10, 2016, 6:30PM,
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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This screening is SOLD OUT!     From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS…

2016 MVIFF – RAMS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Grimur Hakonarson

Sunday September 11, 2016, 12:00PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening


Grimur Hakonarson

This charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. In a secluded valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years. When a…

2016 MVIFF – NEON BULL

| 2015 | 101 mins | | ,
Gabriel Mascaro

Friday September 09, 2016, 9:00PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Gabriel Mascaro

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the…

Tuesday September 06, 2016
Wednesday September 07, 2016
Thursday September 08, 2016,

SPECIAL EVENT
$225 per person, $185 per person for film society members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details $225 per person $185 per person, discounted for film society members First Choice Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat for themselves)…

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: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

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

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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 (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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 (Film Center),
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…

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 May 29, 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 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),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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),
$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 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),
$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 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),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

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

SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, $60 Member
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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,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

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)

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 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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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

Friday October 02, 2015, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE ADMISSION -- 7 PM brief reception beforehand
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

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),

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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,

SPECIAL EVENT
$225 General Admission, $185 MVFS Member
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Members
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member
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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

Saturday December 05, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

Wednesday April 22, 2015, 7:30PM,
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FREE ADMISSION
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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…

Sunday May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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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”…