A MASTER BUILDER

| 2013 | 130 minutes | |
Jonathan Demme

Friday October 31, 2014, 4 pm
Saturday November 01, 2014, 7:30 pm
Thursday November 06, 2014, 7:30pm

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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….

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…

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Sunday December 21, 2014, 12pm,
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Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Alina Somova, Vladimir Shkliarov

A ballet world–first perfect for all the family this holiday season…Mariinsky Theatre’s The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker ballet and is a sumptuously traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The ballet opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later…

OPERA & BALLET in cinema: Balanchine Millepied

| 2014 | 100 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

| 2013 | 137 minutes | |
Giuseppe Verdi
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Sunday November 02, 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

Friday October 24, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday October 25, 2014, 4:00pm
Thursday October 30, 2014, 7:30pm

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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, 3:00pm,
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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…

Thursday October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday October 26, 2014, 7:30 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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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

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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,
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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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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,
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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

Sunday November 02, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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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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

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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,
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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…

Saturday September 06, 2014, 7:00 pm,
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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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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…

LAND HO! (MVIFF encore)

| 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens

Wednesday September 03, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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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…

IDA – MVIFF ’14 encore

| 2013 | 82 minutes | |
Pawel Pawlikowski

Tuesday September 02, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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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…

Friday September 19, 2014, 4:00 PM,
MEMBER EVENT
FREE ADMISSION
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Peter Chelsom
Maria von Heland

Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno

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…

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…

THE TRIP TO ITALY

| 2014 | 108 mins | |
Michael Winterbottom

Thursday September 04, 2014, 8:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and…

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
Nicolas Vanier

Saturday September 06, 2014, 10:00 AM,
$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
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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

Wednesday October 01, 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 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,

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