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…

Friday November 29, 2013, 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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Directed by Jodie Foster

Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes, Austin Pendleton and David Strathairn.

It’s been said that while most people love their families, they don’t always like them very much, and that emotional dividing line is the heart of this comedy directed by Jodie Foster. Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) usually approaches family reunions with a certain trepidation, but as she prepares to fly from her…

Thursday November 07, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger (includes refreshments afterwards)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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John Stanton
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The act of building and sailing boats made out of trees and powered by the wind is a small moment of grace in the face of a digitally enhanced world and throwaway culture. But forty years ago the rise of fiberglass boats nearly pushed wooden sailboats, and the trade of building them,…

Friday October 18, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Ki-duk Kim

Afterwards there will be a discussion with Tenzin Namsel about the movie’s Buddhist themes. Tenzin Namsel is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Over the years, Namsel has developed his Buddhist studies and Practice with a variety of well-respected and learned masters within the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism,…

Wednesday September 25, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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 Film by Sprague Theobald

In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906 a staggering number have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic and down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek…

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Saturday September 07, 2013, 7:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at Film Festival Box Office or online

Animation showcase – A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Complete program of shorts available soon. Curated by twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton and Noelle Melody & Joy Vaccese

Monday August 19, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $10 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online now

The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is sponsoring a showing of Veterans of Color— Courage Adversity and Triumph. Veterans of Color is based on interviews with 31 African American women and men who served in America’s Military. Serving their country even…

Monday August 18, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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 Film by Richard Robbins

SPECIAL GUEST:  MV Film Society and Featherstone Center for the Arts present Girl Rising with special performance by poet and spoken word artist: Azure Antoinette. Azure will perform the poem “Superhero” which Girl Rising commissioned. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, in association with Paul Allen’s…

The Broken Circle Breakdown

| 2012 | 111 min. | |
A Film by Felix Van Groeningen

Friday October 04, 2013, 4:00 PM
Saturday October 05, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sunday October 06, 2013, 4:00 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Felix Van Groeningen

Starring Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh and Nell Cattrysse

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He’s a romantic atheist, she’s a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Daphne Schmon

Children of the Wind tells the story of the Bonaire windsurfers, a group of native kids, who under the remarkable mentorship of Elvis Martinus, founder of the Bonaire Aquaspeed windsurfing club, overcame insuperable odds to not only dominate an inherently elitist sport but to revolutionize it. The film focuses on brothers Tonky and Taty…

Wednesday August 21, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A discussion will follow, led by Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern and long-time seasonal West Chop resident Dr. Mariana Chilton, PhD, both of whom are featured in the film.  Representative McGovern and Dr. Chilton will be joined by the film’s co-director Lori Silverbush and by Dr. Donald Berwick, MD, who has helped implement…

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Thursday August 01, 2013, 7:30 PM,
MEMBER EVENT
Free Admission - courtesy of CANON USA
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to event

Lauren Greenfield

FREE ADMISSION! Canon USA and MV Film Society Presents An Artist Presentation by Lauren Greenfield, covering her life’s work in film and photography In association with Canon USA, we will be bringing two of Lauren’s award-winning films to you this summer (“Thin” and  “The Queen of Versailles”), and as a special treat we’ve invited Lauren…

WhereRiversFlowNorth

Wednesday August 07, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Jay Craven
Based on a book by Howard Frank Mosher

Starring Rip Torn, Michael J. Fox and Treat Williams

Based on Howard Frank Mosher’s regional novella, the film is set in 1927 and centers on two unlikely characters. Noel Lord (Rip Torn), an old man with white hair flowing below his shoulders and a metal hook for a hand, has lived on his land all his life and is resisting a…

Northern Borders
Film and Q&A with the Filmmaker

| 2013 | 108 min. | |
A Film by Jay Craven

Thursday August 08, 2013, 7:30,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Jay Craven

Starring Bruce Dern

‘Northern Borders’ tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences the farm as a place full of eccentric people, especially his stubborn grandparents whose…

Monday August 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Jimmy Tingle Live on Stage! A unique theatrical event featuring a film screening of Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, followed by a Q & A and a Live Jimmy Tingle Stand Up Comedy Performance. From 60 Minutes II, The Tonight Show, HBO, NPR, Comedy Central, and PBS The New York Times writes: He has…

Watch Into the Deep preview on PBS. See more from American Experience.

Tuesday August 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Post screening discussion with filmmaker Ric Burns. A film chronicling the American whaling industry from its origins in New England in the 17th century, through the golden age of deep-sea whaling, up to its decline following the Civil War. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, this film binds the story of American capitalism on…

THIN, presented with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield

| 2006 | 102 min. | |
A Film by Lauren Greenfield

Friday August 02, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Lauren Greenfield

Join us after the screening for a Q&A with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield. The HBO Documentary film Thin takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women (ages 15 – 30) who have spent their lives starving themselves;…

Saturday August 03, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
buy Tickets at center or online

A Film by Lauren Greenfield

The filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield, will be conducting a Q&A after the screening. Don’t forget to come to her photography workshop on August 1 and a screening of her other film, Thin, on August 2. David Siegel grew his enormous wealth in the time-share business.  He felt he was doing much more than selling…

Tiger Eyes with special guest, Director Lawrence Blume

| 2012 | 100 min. | |
A Film by Lawrence Blume

Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:00 PM
Saturday June 22, 2013, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Lawrence Blume
From the Novel by Judy Blume

The first of iconic author Judy Blume’s novels to be brought to the big screen, Tiger Eyes is the story of 17-year-old Davey Wexler, coping with the sudden, violent death of her father, and the emotional collapse of her mother. Set in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the family abruptly relocates to…

Saturday June 08, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

HOT TUNA’s second cameraman Eric Savetsky of Nantucket, [Executive Director of the Nantucket Land Bank] and pilot/aerial photographer Wayne Davis will speak and answer questions after the film. Hot Tuna, a film by marine biologist/filmmaker Rick Rosenthal, plumbing the secrets of the legendary bluefin tuna, on a quest for the last refuge…

AKA Doc Pomus with Sharyn Felder (daughter of Doc Pomus)

| 2012 | 98 mins | |
Peter Miller and Will Hechter

Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

Peter Miller and Will Hechter

Discussion with Sharyn Felder, Doc’s daughter after the screening. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for…

Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
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Brett Morgen

Discussion with  Producer Victoria Pearman afterwards. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film features historical footage, much of it widely unseen, and commentary from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, as well as rare interviews with Brian Jones. Period interviews, extensive live performance…

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

2012 | 121 min.
A Film by Laura Archibald

Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

A Film by Laura Archibald

Q&A afterwards with filmmaker Laura Archibald GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became…

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Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Jill Shaw Ruddock, author of The Second Half of Your Life, will speak at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Ms. Ruddock’s bestselling book is based on the science of hormones and why women are biologically programmed to make life after menopause the best half of life. Special guest Rose Styron will join…

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Friday June 14, 2013,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Access with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online now

FILM+MUSIC – Exploring music and culture through film The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of documentaries features that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. In collaboration with MVY Radio.     Music and film flow naturally together. Our first-ever Film + Music Festival will bring you closer…