Saturday February 07, 2015, 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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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

SELMA

| 2015 | 127 mins | |
Directed by Ava DuVernay

Friday February 06, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday February 08, 2015, 7:30 PM
Thursday February 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Ava DuVernay

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the…

THE SHOOTING (1967)

| 1967 | 82 mins | | , ,
Directed by Monte Hellman

Wednesday February 04, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Monte Hellman

In the 1960s and 1970s, producer Roger Corman attracted talented young filmmakers with a simple promise: If they were willing to make commercial pictures, and could stay within his minuscule budgets, they’d gain hands-on experience and might even be able to experiment a little. Few directors took as much advantage of the…

Saturday January 31, 2015, 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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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

THE IMITATION GAME

, | 2014 | 114 mins | | , ,
Directed by Morten Tyldum

Friday January 30, 2015, 4:00 PM
Saturday January 31, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday February 01, 2015, 4:00 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Morten Tyldum
Written by Graham Moore

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality…

Classic Film Night: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

| 1941 | 91 Mins | | , ,
Directed by Preston Sturges

Wednesday January 21, 2015, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Preston Sturges
Written by Preston Sturges

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.  In Preston Sturges’ classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like “Ants in Your Plants of 1939,”…

Sunday February 08, 2015, 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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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

Tuesday January 20, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Buy tickets at Film Center or online - after January 9th

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”…

TOP FIVE

| 2014 | 102 minutes | |
Chris Rock

Thursday January 08, 2015, 7:30 PM
Friday January 09, 2015, 4:00 PM
Sunday January 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Chris Rock
Chris Rock

Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union

Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black…

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

, | 2014 | 123 mins | | , ,
Directed by James Marsh

Thursday January 29, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by James Marsh
Written by Anthony McCarten

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis…

WILD

| 2014 | 115 mins | | ,
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Friday January 23, 2015, 7:30 PM
Saturday January 24, 2015, 4:00 PM,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Written by Nick Hornby

Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD…

Wednesday January 28, 2015, 7:30pm,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Stanley Kramer
William Rose

Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the second in this four part 1960s film series. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The…

DR. STRANGELOVE (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1964 | 95 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

Wednesday February 11, 2015, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.  In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at…

Classic Film Night: GROUNDHOG DAY

| 1993 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Harold Ramis

Wednesday January 07, 2015, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Harold Ramis
Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis

Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt,…

Wednesday February 25, 2015, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Dennis Hopper
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper

Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda…

Wednesday January 14, 2015, 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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Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on…

FORCE MAJEURE

, | 2014 | 118 minutes | | ,
Ruben Östlund

Friday January 02, 2015, 4:00 PM
Sunday January 04, 2015, 7:30 PM,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund

Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in…

FOXCATCHER

| 2014 | 134 minutes | | , ,
Bennett Miller

Saturday January 24, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday January 25, 2015, 4:00 PM,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Bennett Miller
E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo

FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller.   The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells…

NATIONAL GALLERY

, , | 2014 | 180 minutes | |
Frederick Wiseman

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Frederick Wiseman

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as…

CITIZENFOUR

| 2014 | 114 minutes | |
Laura Poitras

Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Members
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Laura Poitras

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum

In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow…

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Tuesday December 16, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger (Appropriate for children age 10+)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Susan Klein, Alan Brigish, and Gary Girouard  join artistic forces for this spritely show a new offering this season highlighting the stories, images, and music of Christmas. These heartfelt stories, selected from “Silent Night,” the popular Christmas CD by Susan Klein, which have become part of the annual tradition for many, celebrate cherished…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

| 2014 | 108 minutes | | ,
Justin Simien

Friday December 26, 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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Justin Simien
Justin Simien

Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college…

AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA (LAST SHOWING!)

| 2014 | 87 minutes | |
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Sunday December 21, 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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Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

George Harrison, Anupam Kher, Russell Simmons

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. This feature documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and…

Saturday December 20, 2014, 1 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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Chris Columbus
John Hughes

Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

It’s the holiday season – and Santa is coming to town!!!    Please join us on Saturday the 20th to celebrate the holidays with the Film Society at the first ever MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM CENTER WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL with Santa Clause himself! We will be taking photographs with Santa prior to the film…

Wednesday December 17, 2014, 7:30pm,
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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Frank Capra
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! 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 6:30 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby performed by Michael Haydn, the film will screen…

Classic Holiday Film Night: ELF

| 2003 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Jon Favreau

Wednesday December 10, 2014, 7:30pm,
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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Jon Favreau
David Berenbaum

Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen, and Zooey Deschanel

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  For our second Holiday Classic Film Night the Film Society will be screening ELF at the Film Center. You can expect all the usual treats that would appear at any Elf gathering (the four main food groups) : candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!   This…

Classic Holiday Film Night: LOVE ACTUALLY

| 2003 | 135 minutes | | ,
Richard Curtis

Wednesday December 03, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis

Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson

LOVE ACTUALLY IS ALL AROUND US.  Come celebrate the season of kindness, giving, and love with the Film Society at the Film Center as we kick-off our holiday spirit with LOVE ACTUALLY. This fabulous romantic comedy is perfect for family, friends, or strangers! We will be serving some holiday treats before the…

Wednesday November 26, 2014, 7:30pm,
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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John Hughes
John Hughes

Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! Come join us at the Film Center for a special screening of the classic comedy that we all grew up laughing over – PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. This knee-slapper stars Steve Martin and John Candy, arguably the greatest funny pair in cinema history! We will be celebrating with some delicious…

Wednesday December 31, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$70 General Admission, $60 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen. Doors Open at 7:30 pm  8:00 pm – TOP FIVE director/written by Chris Rock Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next…

Classic Film Night: ROME, OPEN CITY

| 1946 | 103 minutes | | ,
Roberto Rossellini

Wednesday November 19, 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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Roberto Rossellini
Sergio Amidei

Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

This was Roberto Rossellini’s revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Rome Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II. The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city,…

BIRDMAN

| 2014 | 119 minutes | | ,
Alejandro González Iñárritu

Sunday December 07, 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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Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone

Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover…

WHIPLASH

| 2014 | 107 minutes | | ,
Damien Chazelle

Saturday December 06, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle

Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his…

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA

| 2013 | 137 minutes | | , ,
Isao Takahata

Saturday November 29, 2014, 4:00 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Isao Takahata
Isao Takahata
Isao Takahata

Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an…

National Theatre Live – SKYLIGHT

| 2014 | 155 mins | |
Stephen Daldry

Sunday December 28, 2014, 4:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Stephen Daldry
David Hare’s

Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy,

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy),…

THE GREEN PRINCE

, , | 2014 | 101 mins | |
Nadav Schirman

Thursday November 13, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Nadav Schirman
Nadav Schirman
Thomas Weymar, Sheryl Crown, Maggie Monteith, Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn

Mosab Hassan Yousef
Gonen Ben Yitzhak

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader…

Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Alfred Hitchcock
Cornell Woolrich
John Michael Hayes

James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

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 6:45 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby, the film will screen at 7:30 pm.  Laid up with a broken leg,…

Classic Film Night: The Fountainhead

| 1949 | 114 minutes | |
King Vidor

Wednesday November 05, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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King Vidor
Ayn Rand

Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

In this adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel, Gary Cooper stars as Howard Roark, a fiercely independent and idealistic architect. Rather than compromise his deals, Howard is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a…

A MASTER BUILDER

| 2013 | 130 minutes | |
Jonathan Demme

Thursday November 06, 2014, 7:30 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Jonathan Demme
Henrik Ibsen
Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Larry Pine

The artistic triumvirate of Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn update Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses – who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act. Working…

Wednesday October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 MVFS Member
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Kenji Mizoguchi

Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka

A gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities and their women who suffer as a result. With its thought-provoking themes, rich atmosphere, and brilliant direction, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu is a towering classic of world cinema. For the casual cinema-goer, it’s easy to imagine that Japanese…

OPERA in cinema: RIGOLETTO

| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli
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Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Stefano Vizioli
Conductor: Massimo Zanetti

Leo Nucci | Nino Machaidze
Francesco Demuro | Marco Spotti

Presentation Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments, Rigoletto continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with its tragic plot and famous arias. One of the most popular arias of all time, “La donna e’ mobile,” is so catchy that prior to Rigoletto’s premiere in Venice of 1851, Verdi swore the tenor to secrecy,…

OPERA in cinema: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón
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Sunday April 12, 2015, 12 pm ,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Rolando Villazón
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

Rolando Villazón | Miah Persson | Ildebrando d'Arcangelo | Roman Trekel | Regula Mühlemann

Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set as a classic Western, this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at Opera de Lyon). Villazòn as director and Nemorino — these tidings alone were…

OPERA in cinema: Cavalleria and Pagliacci

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Enrico Castiglione

Sunday March 15, 2015, 12pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Enrico Castiglione
Conductor: Luiz Fernando Malheiro

Cavalleria Rusticana: Daniela Dessì | Fabio Armiliato
Giuseppina Piunti | Valdis Janons
María José Trullu
Pagliacci: Piero Giuliacci | Chiara Taigi
Giuseppe di Stefano | Giovanni di Mare
Vincenzo Taormina

Cavalleria Rusticana Adapted from the short story written by Giovanni Verga, Cavalleria Rusticana is a one-act opera considered one of the classics of verismo opera. The opera was composed by Pietro Mascagni, with a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, as part of an 1888 competition by Milanese publisher Edoardo Sonzogno. After winning the…

OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA

, | 2014 | 210 minutes | |
Martin Kušej
La Forza (c) W. Hoesl (4)

Sunday February 15, 2015, 12pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Martin Kušej
Conductor: Asher Fisch

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros

Presentation La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of…

OPERA in cinema: Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA

, | 2012 | 165 Mins | |
Directed by Joan Font

Sunday January 11, 2015, 12:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
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Directed by Joan Font

Angelina (Cenerentola) by Joyce DiDonato, Don Ramiro by Juan Diego Flórez, Tisbe by Itxaro Mentxaka, Clorinda by Cristina Obregón, Don Magnifico by Bruno de Simone, Dandini by David Menéndez, Alidoro by Simón Orfila

Presentation “Catch Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in what may just be definitive performances in Rossini’s enchanting rags-to-riches rendition,” entreated James Sohre in his review of Rossini’s beloved dramma giocoso “La Cenerentola” in Opera Today. This performance from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu captures all the vocal sparks and dazzle generated…

Sunday December 21, 2014, 12:00 PM,
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$12 child age 14 or younger
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Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Paul Connelly, Orchestra of the Vienna Staatsoper
Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev

Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Vienna Staatsballett. The Nutcracker, certainly the most performed work in the ballet literature and one which has become a central experience for generations of ballet audiences. Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev in 1967, this version holds a special place…

OPERA & BALLET in cinema: Balanchine Millepied

| 2014 | 143 minutes | | , ,
Georges Bizet and Maurice Ravel

Sunday November 30, 2014, 12pm,
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$15 child age 14 or younger
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Georges Bizet and Maurice Ravel

Étoiles | Premiers danseurs and Corps de ballet of the Paris Opera Ballet

Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former…

OPERA in cinema: IL TROVATORE (Encore)

| 2013 | 137 minutes | |
Giuseppe Verdi
IL TROVATORE BERLIN POSTER (EMAIL)

Saturday November 15, 2014, 12 pm,
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$15 child age 14 or younger
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Giuseppe Verdi

Marcelo Álvarez | Teresa Romano
Claudio Sgura | Mzia Nioradze

This musical feast from Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim. Anna Netrebko, “in devastating form” (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. At her side, the…

LOVE IS STRANGE

| 2014 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Ira Sachs

Sunday November 02, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Directed by Ira Sachs
Written by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market – temporarily…

Sunday October 26, 2014, 3:30pm,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Tina Mascara, Guido Santi

The Dalai Lama, Khyongla Rinpoche, Nicky Vreeland

A QUADRAFECTA – new photo exhibit, multimedia shows, pre-release film and a reception at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Susan Klein and Alan Brigish are premiering their latest collaboration Now & Zen: A Window on Beauty. This is the first of a series of multimedia show they are developing, together with several…

Wednesday October 22, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Jim Sharman
Richard O'Brien
Jim Sharman

Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night.   After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they…

Tuesday November 04, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Michael Radford
Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford

Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden

Star Shirley MacLaine is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, ELSA & FRED.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  “Elsa and Fred” is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s…

SOMM

| 2013 | 93 mins | |
Jason Wise

Saturday October 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday October 19, 2014, 4:00 PM,

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Jason Wise
Jason Wise

Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble

Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you’ve NEVER heard of… SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the…

Wednesday October 08, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Barry Levinson
Mitch Markowitz

Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran

In celebration of FALL FOR THE ARTS the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society has dedicated this weeks Classic Film Night to the late Robin Williams. Each year for the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket celebrate local artists, artisans, and culture. Events on Martha’s Vineyard showcase the extraordinary work of…

LIFE ITSELF

| 2014 | 120 mins | |
Steve James

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Steve James

Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.  …

CALVARY

| 2014 | 100 mins | |
John Michael McDonagh

Thursday October 09, 2014, 7:30 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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John Michael McDonagh
John Michael McDonagh

Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly

CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral –…

Wednesday October 15, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Todd Douglas Miller

Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker

National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.    THE TRUE TALE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN HISTORY! When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute…

Friday October 03, 2014, 7:30pm,
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M. Sean Kaminsky

Vandana Shiva, Diane Ott Whealy, Bill McDorman

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is pleased to present OPEN SESAME in collaboration with Living Local MV, The Farm Institute, Island Grown Schools and Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library.  Q&A afterwards with special guests: Food writer Doctor Jessica B. Harris, Ken Green founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library One of the world’s…

Friday October 31, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday November 01, 2014, 4:00 PM,

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Directed by David Fincher
Screenplay Gillian Flynn

Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck)…

Friday October 10, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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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….