FORCE MAJEURE

, | 2014 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Ruben Östlund

Friday December 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday December 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday December 21, 2014, 4:00 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

Friday January 16, 2015, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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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

Friday December 19, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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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

Thursday December 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday December 20, 2014, 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,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger (Appropriate for children age 10+)
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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,
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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

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

Sunday December 21, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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

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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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 ,
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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,
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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,
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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…

CENERENTOLA POSTER (mail)

Sunday January 11, 2015, 12pm,
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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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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
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Saturday November 15, 2014, 12 pm,
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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,
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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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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,
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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,
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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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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….

Classic Film Night: IL SORPASSO (1962)

| 1961 | 105 mins | | ,
Directed by Dino Risi

Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Dino Risi

Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claudio Gora

A post Italian neo-realist film full of life and spontaneity. Every second of this film is refreshing and the characters take you along for the ride.    The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the…

Monday September 15, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Lina Plioplyte
Ari Cohen, Lina Plioplyte
Ari Cohen

Joyce Carpati, Tziporah Salamon, Lynn Dell, Ilona Smithkin, Ari Cohen, Zelda Kaplan, Debra Rapoport, Jacquie Murdock

Our screening is being dedicated to Shirley Berkowitz Dworkin who passed away on September 9, 2014.  She was the younger sister of Zelda Kaplan, one of the women interviewed in this film, and the mother of Barbara Binder, an island resident. Join us for a reception preceding the film screening beginning at 6:30…

Tuesday September 16, 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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Fabien Constant

Carine Roitfeld, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Beyoncé Knowles, Heidi Klum, Anna Wintour, James Franco

  The newest film by director Fabien Constant, best known for The Vogue Paris Fashion Night Out, is Mademoiselle C,a documentary that chronicles former French Vogue editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine. The ‘C’ stands for Carine who, after acting as Tom Ford’s muse…

Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:30 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Jalil Lespert
Jalil Lespert, Marie-Pierre Huster and Jacques Fieschi

  Eminent American film executive Harvey Weinstein acquired US rights to French director Jalil Lespert’s biopic of a legendary fashion designer, amounting to the extraordinary new film Yves Saint Laurent.  Partially shot at the designer’s atelier in Paris, this film captures the true essence of both the designer’s genius and personal struggles with…

Friday September 26, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday September 27, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday September 28, 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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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL
The World’s First Global Film Festival Announces Finalists for its 17th Annual Film Festival to Take Place Across Six Continents Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities…

Sunday September 07, 2014, 4:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
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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,
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$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 short film on Friday, September 5th and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod TImes, Matthew VanDyke (Not…

MVIFF: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

, | 2013 | 105 minutes | |
David Zellner

Sunday September 07, 2014, 12pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

HUNTING ELEPHANTS

| 2013 | 107 minutes | | ,
Reshef Levi

Friday November 07, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

LE CHEF

| 2012 | 85 minutes | |
Daniel Cohen

Thursday October 16, 2014, 7:30 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

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

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

Saturday September 06, 2014, 9:15 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by James Marcus Haney
Editor: Kitty Green
Producers: Ben Lovett, Ty Johnson

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

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

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
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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

, | 2014 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Sean Ellis

Friday September 05, 2014, 9:15 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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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,
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$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.  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, director, screenwriter…

MAY IN THE SUMMER

, | 2013 | 99 minutes | | ,
Cherien Dabis

Friday October 10, 2014, 4 pm
Saturday October 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday October 12, 2014, 4 pm

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