Sunday September 07, 2014, 4:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Maria Sole Tognazzi
Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano

Stefano Accorsi, Henry Arnold, Eirik Bar

Our closing night reception will begin immediately following the film and is to be held in the Film Center lobby and porch area – food and libations and live music.  A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some…

Door God

Friday September 05, 2014, 7:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Various

A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. 2014 Shorts Program forthcoming.

MVIFF: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

| 2013 | 105 minutes | |
David Zellner

Sunday September 07, 2014, 12pm,
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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David Zellner
David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard

A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search…

MVIFF: HUNTING ELEPHANTS

| 2013 | 107 minutes | | ,
Reshef Levi
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Sunday September 07, 2014, 2pm,
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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Reshef Levi
Reshef Levi, Regev Levy

Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart

Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan’s grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu’s best friend…

MVIFF: LE CHEF

| 2012 | 85 minutes | |
Daniel Cohen

Friday September 05, 2014, 1:00 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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Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen, Olivier Dazat

Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine.   A legend…

Saturday September 06, 2014, 9:15 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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James Marcus Haney
Kelly Teacher

Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Staves, Bear Cave

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…

MVIFF: ILO ILO

| 2013 | 99 minutes | |
Anthony Chen

Saturday September 06, 2014, 1:00 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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Anthony Chen
Anthony Chen

Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani

Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained…

MVIFF: METRO MANILA

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Sean Ellis

Friday September 05, 2014, 9:15 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Sean Ellis
Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers

Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega

Ellis, whose previous films include the award-winning CASHBACK and THE BROKEN, travels to the Philippines to tell the story of Oscar Ramirez, a down-on-his-luck farmer who flees the countryside with his family to look for a brighter future in the bustling, overwhelming metropolis of Manila. Oscar believes he has caught a break…

Saturday September 06, 2014, 4:00 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Bill Plympton

The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Program forthcoming. Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators.  Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist,…

MVIFF: MAY IN THE SUMMER

| 2013 | 99 minutes | | ,
Cherien Dabis

Sunday September 07, 2014, 10:00 AM,
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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Cherien Dabis
Cherien Dabis

Hiam Abbass, James Garson Chick, Cherien Dabis

To all appearances, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all — intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad (Alexander Siddig), a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her familiar hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the…

FRANK with screenplay-writer and producer Jon Ronson

| 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Lenny Abrahamson

Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:15 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

MVIFF: Attila Marcel

| 2013 | 106 minutes | |

Saturday September 06, 2014, 7:00 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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Sylvain Chomet

Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

French writer-director Sylvain Chomet creates a whimsical story about a piano prodigy, Paul, who lives a completely sheltered existence, cut off from the outside world, due to his domineering, aristocratic aunts. His life consists solely of constant piano practice, until he meets his eccentric neighbor Madame Proust and his entire world is…

MVIFF: CHILD’S POSE

| 2013 | 112 minutes | |
Calin Peter Netzer

Friday September 05, 2014, 4:00 PM,
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Calin Peter Netzer
Razvan Radulescu, Calin Peter Netzer

Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab

A sharply crafted family thriller, CHILD’S POSE pivots on a riveting performance by Gheorghiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, BEYOND THE HILLS) as a steely, upper-class Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far…

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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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Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed. Come…

Wednesday September 03, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens
Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens
Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, Christina Jennings

Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Karrie Crouse, Elizabeth McKee, Alice Olivia Clarke, Emmsjé Gauti

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. It was screened at several Film…

MVIFF: IDA

| 2013 | 82 minutes | |
Pawel Pawlikowski

Tuesday September 02, 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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Pawel Pawlikowski
Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna (stunning…

Thursday September 18, 2014, 7:30pm,
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Peter Chelsom, Peter Chelsom
Maria von Heland,

Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Stellan Skarsgård

Director Peter Chelsom and Simon Pegg are the featured guests for this months NY Film Critics Show, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS.  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…

FINDING FELA

, | 2013 | 119 minutes | |
Alex Gibney

Friday August 08, 2014, 9:00pm
Saturday August 09, 2014, 9:00pm,

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

Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti

No individual better embodies African music of the 1970s and ’80s—and its pivotal role in postcolonial political activism—than Fela Kuti. After quickly taking his native Nigeria by storm, the pioneering musician’s confrontational Afrobeat sound soon spread throughout the continent and beyond, even as it made determined enemies of the repressive Nigerian military regime….

ALIVE INSIDE

| 2014 | 78 mins | |

Friday August 08, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday August 09, 2014, 7:30pm,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives. Spearheaded by social worker Dan Cohen and captured on camera over the course of three years by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett, we learn that songs from a patient’s past…

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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…

Thursday September 04, 2014, 5:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, $65 MVFS Member
Opening Reception and Film Combination. Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

Our annual Festival Gala event, held under a tent, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road.  We’ll be serving wines, beer (Stella Artois) and appetizers (provided by Saltwater Restaurant) with live jazz and pop tunes under the tent.  After the reception, guests will be invited to…

MVIFF: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
Nicolas Vanier

Saturday September 06, 2014, 10:00 AM,
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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Nicolas Vanier
Juliette Sales, Fabien Suarez

Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier

Set in a small village in the snowy Alps during WWII, an orphan named Sebastian befriends Belle, a wild dog wandering the French Alps, in the midst of a great disruption by German soldiers wishing to dismantle a network of smugglers into Switzerland. Filmmaker Nicolas Vanier transforms the 1960’s hit television show…

OBVIOUS CHILD

| 2014 | 84 minutes | | , ,
Gillian Robespierre

Thursday August 28, 2014, 7:30pm
Friday August 29, 2014, 7:30pm,

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

Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her…

Friday August 15, 2014, 9:30 pm,
Members only FREE event
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

| 2013 | 123 minutes | | ,
Jim Jarmusch

Friday July 25, 2014, 9:30pm
Saturday July 26, 2014, 9:45pm,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch

Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can…

VENUS IN FUR

| 2013 | 96 minutes | |
Roman Polanski

Monday August 04, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Roman Polanski
David Ives
Roman Polanski

Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains…

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

| 2014 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Woody Allen

Thursday August 28, 2014, 9:15 PM
Friday August 29, 2014, 9:15 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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Woody Allen
Woody Allen

Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater

Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford, a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims that they can perform real magic. Persuaded by his life-long…

BOYHOOD

| 2014 | 166 minutes | |
Richard Linklater

Friday August 22, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday August 23, 2014, 7:30pm
Monday August 25, 2014, 7:30pm

$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 Linklater
Richard Linklater

Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents…

Wednesday August 13, 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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Jon Shenk

Mohamed Nasheed

ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, MOHAMED NASHEED RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN A COUP D’ETAT PERPETRATED BY SECURITY FORCES LOYAL TO THE FORMER DICTATOR. THIS FILM IS THE STORY OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a…

Sunday July 27, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

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Thursday September 04, 2014, 8:00 AM
Friday September 05, 2014
Saturday September 06, 2014,

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Free Coffee for MVIFF Festival Passholders and Filmmakers with Badge

NAT’S NOOK is located off Main Street in downtown Vineyard Haven. It combines breakfast, savory, and sweet elements to their crepe and coffee menu. Please stop by for a delicious bite to eat and some fresh coffee before a show at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s International Film festival! Festival Pass holders…

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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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The Film Center was host to the Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score earlier this month for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  Watch a clip of the fabulous performance here!    

Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Curt Worden

David Amram, Erik Bauersfeld, Carolyn Cassady

In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation to benefit the library.   Join us for a reception beginning at 6:30 pm in the film center lobby with pot-luck contributions from members of the Library Foundation. In addition to the film, there will be a special live readings from Kerouac’s book Big Sur by radio…

AN HONEST LIAR

| 2014 | 90 minutes | | ,
Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein

Wednesday July 16, 2014, 7:30 PM
Thursday July 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Tyler Measom, Greg O'Toole

Banachek, Alice Cooper, Michael Edwards

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the…

Saturday July 12, 2014, 9:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Joe Berlinger

From Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and…

Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss, winner of the Leffe Craft Your Character international storytelling competition, performs his acclaimed one-person show The Mushroom Cure live at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. This completely true story recounts how, inspired by a scientific study showing hallucinogenic mushrooms could potentially cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam embarked on a program of…

Friday August 01, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated…

Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
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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,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

Summer Institute Film Series: E-Team

| 2014 | 88 mins | |
Co-directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman
E-Team

Sunday July 13, 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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Co-directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman

SPECIAL GUEST: Fred (Cronig) Abrahams, one of the E-Team members, whose testimony against Slobodan Milosevic is detailed in the film, and co-director Ross Kauffman will be present for a Q&A after the screening. Using a cinema verite approach, filmmakers Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) and Katy Chevigny (Election Day, Deadline) follow four members…

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…

Summer Institute Film Series: What’s in a Name

| 2012 | 109 minutes | |
Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte

Sunday July 20, 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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Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte
Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de La Patellière

Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling

The focus of this comic farce from directors Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte, based on Mr. Delaporte’s play, is a fast-talking dinner party gone hilariously awry. Pierre (Charles Berling), a professor, and his schoolteacher wife Elisabeth (Valerie Benguigui) host a gathering of their close friends and family to announce the…

Classic Film Series: SOME LIKE IT HOT

| 1959 | 120 minutes | |
Billy Wilder

Wednesday June 18, 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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Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

For our last Classic Film Series for the season we will be screening: SOME LIKE IT HOT.  Besides being the most famous film made by legendary sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (her signature performance) Some Like it Hot is a comedy classic in its own right. In 2000, it was voted by the…

Sunday July 06, 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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Julia von Heinz

Suzanne von Borsody, Leah Koenig, Karoline Schuch, Max Mauff, Trystan Pütter, Lore Richter, Doron Amit

Hanna’s Journey is a romantic comedy that does not avoid the sensitive issues of history and race. It uses honesty, humor, and compassion to make this journey one that every film lover will be glad they experienced. (English, German, and Hebrew with subtitles) Hanna is a beautiful young German woman traveling to Israel…

CHEF

| 2014 | 115 minutes | |
Jon Favreau

Saturday August 02, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jon Favreau

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)…

Saturday June 14, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Marianne Elliott
Mark Haddon
Simon Stephens

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times…

Wednesday July 23, 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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Sarah Kernochan

Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards for her documentaries Marjoe and Thoth. As a screenwriter, she has written many films, among them Nine and ½ Weeks, Impromptu, and What Lies Beneath; she both wrote and directed the film All I Wanna Do as well. Her latest script Learning to Drive recently finished filming in New York. In addition to her film work, Kernochan…

CHINESE PUZZLE

| 2013 | 117 minuntes | | , ,
Cedric Klapisch

Friday June 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday June 14, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday June 15, 2014, 4:00 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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Cedric Klapisch
Cedric Klapisch

Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France

A 40-year-old father’s life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can’t bare them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. Xavier’ life is a mess. His ex, Wendy, has left him in Paris and taken their kids…

Friday June 27, 2014, 4:00 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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Hilla Medalia
Philip Shane, Hilla Medalia

Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali

Although set in Israel, our film is ultimately about one man’s hopeful endeavor to shift the paradigm and stop the hate. More than anything, we hope that Dancing in Jaffa can help transcend geographic and cultural boundaries by raising awareness of the challenges involved in dealing with hatred, while also proving that change is always…

Classic Film Series: THE WOMEN (1939)

| 1939 | 133 minutes | | ,
George Cukor

Wednesday June 11, 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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George Cukor
Clare Boothe Luce
Anita Loos

Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell

In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:30pm with John Alaimo playing Cole Porter songs on the lobby piano and the film will screen at 7:30pm. Join us for a complimentary glass of…

FED UP

| 2014 | 92 mins | |
Stephanie Soechtig

Tuesday July 01, 2014, 7:30 PM
Wednesday July 02, 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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Stephanie Soechtig

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you…

NEWBURGH STING with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

2014 | 87 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Tuesday July 22, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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 08, 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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Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Patrick Moore

June 8 ~ Across Sound Connections celebrates oceans screening ocean films @ 7:30 pm SAVING THE OCEAN with Carl Safina  ~ written, produced and directed by John Angier two – 30 min. films with hopeful news on conservation efforts to restore oceans in peril. Cod Comeback ~ Carl Safina goes fishing to…

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

| 1964 | 87 minutes | |
Richard Lester

Friday July 18, 2014, 9:30 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 Lester
Alun Owen

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, & Ringo Starr

During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day’s Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres…