2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Written by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Executive Produced by Laurie David and Geralyn Dreyfous

Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what…

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
SOLD OUT

Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Dava Whisenant
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant

Starring: Martin Short, David Letterman, Chita Rivera

WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening -- THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Starring: Gilda Gadner, Lorne Michaels, Chevy Chase, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

Saturday June 23, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Cameron Washington

Starring Leroy Jones

Director Cameron Washington will join us for Q&A afterward. In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s musician with a sound like no other. Jones came up playing on the streets of the 7th ward and French Quarter, quickly establishing himself as…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY

2017 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

Saturday June 23, 2018, 1:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

Starring Steven Van Zandt, Paul McCartney, and Van Morrison

You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he’s written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – Berns’ career IS Rock and Roll. Berns sessions…

Friday June 22, 2018, 7:30pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Chris Perkel

Simon Cowell, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Tyler, Fred Davis, Barry Manilow, Patty Smith, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, and more.

In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful…

Monday July 30, 2018, 5:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)

SPECIAL EVENT
$65 for General Admission, $55 for MV Film Society Members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…

Friday June 22, 2018
Saturday June 23, 2018
Sunday June 24, 2018,

$75 General Admission, $65 Member for festival pass
Email Garri at garri@mvfilmsociety.com with list of films you plan to attend.

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS Music and film flow naturally together. Our 6th Annual FILMUSIC Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never known, with great films and live music! The FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS includes every film/event except the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performance…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: CONCERT FOR GEORGE

2003 | 166 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Leland

Friday June 22, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by David Leland

Starring Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, and Billy Preston

On November 29, 2002, one year after George Harrison’s death, an all-star cast of friends gather at London’s Royal Albert Hall for an emotional tribute. The concert features a piece composed in Harrison’s honor by his sitar mentor, Ravi Shankar, and a set of songs by Monty Python with special guest Tom…

Sunday June 24, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Julie Simone
Produced by Vicki Vlasic

Fiddlin’ is an uplifting Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year old guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows just…

HEARTS BEAT LOUD – Last showing!

| 2018 | 97 mnutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Monday July 23, 2018, 8:00pm (Strand),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Brett Haley
Written by Brett Haley, March Bash

Nick Offerman, Ted Danson, Kiresey Clemons, Toni Collette, Blythe Danner

Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own…

ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE – Last showing!

2018 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Matthew Miele

Wednesday June 13, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday June 17, 2018, 4:00pm,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Matthew Miele
Written by Matthew Miele

Jon Hamm, George Clooney, Molly Ringwald, Wes Anderson, Jeff Goodblum

For the past 88 years, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been the definition of class and a calling card for Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side. But while it has housed some of the world’s most famous clientele, the stories within the walls of the hotel rarely leave the premises. Until now….

Tuesday August 21, 2018, 7:30pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Michael Mayer (VI)
Written by Stephen Karam

Co-starring Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Elizabeth Moss, Corey Stoll, and Mare Winningham

Screenwriter and Tony Award-winning author Stephen Karam will be joined by Tony Award-winning director James Lapine for an on-stage discussion after the film. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else,…

AMERICAN ANIMALS — Last Showing!

| 2018 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Bart Layton

Tuesday July 24, 2018, 8:00pm (Capawock)
Thursday July 26, 2018, 8:00pm (Strand),

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Bart Layton
Written by Bart Layton

The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on…

JAWS – Every Friday at the CAPAWOCK THEATER

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Friday August 24, 2018, 2:00pm (Capawock Theater)
Friday August 31, 2018, 2:00pm (Capawock Theater),

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Steven Spielberg

Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

Fridays at the Capawock, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of…

Thursday June 07, 2018, 4:00pm
Friday June 08, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday June 09, 2018, 4:00pm

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

Pope Francis

Wim Wenders’ new documentary, “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers…

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, Benefit for Vineyard House, No MVFS discount on event
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Tracey Anarella
Co-Producer Peter Fish

Starring Livingston Taylor, Carly Simon, Ian Anderson, Kate Taylor, Ben Taylor

Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing…

Thursday August 16, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 for MVFS Members,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one hundred…

Wednesday August 01, 2018, 7:30pm,
$20 General Admission *DOC WEEK Festival Pass Does Not include the Allen Whiting film. A ticket must be purchased separately - benefits MV Museum.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
SOLD OUT

Directed by David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos

Featuring Allen Whiting

Special guests, filmmakers David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos with subject Allen Whiting will attend for Q&A afterward. Benefits the MV Museum and MV Film Society jointly.  Financial support from the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury. Allen Whiting is a farmer who has been living off the land as his family has for 12 generations….

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
SOLD OUT

Directed by Susan Lacy
Co-produced by Susan Lacy and Jessica Levin

Starring Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, Robert Redford

Director and Producer Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all…

Friday August 17, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Morgan Neville

Starring Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of…

LIFE OF THE PARTY — Last Showing!

| 2018 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Ben Falcone

Tuesday June 05, 2018, 7:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Ben Falcone

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna-now Dee Rock-embraces freedom, fun and frat…

INCREDIBLES 2

| 2018 | 126 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Brad Bird

Wednesday August 01, 2018, 5:00pm (Capawock)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 5:00pm (Strand)
Friday August 03, 2018, 5:00pm (Capawock)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Brad Bird

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Holly Hunter

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”–but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a…

Thursday June 21, 2018, 7:30pm,
$35 General Admission, $30 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Paul Leni
Written by Jean Havez, Lex Neal, Clyde Bruckman, John Wesley Grey, Ted Wilde

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THEATER LOOKING FOR TICKETS. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to welcome back for the fifth year, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) to perform their new, original score to Universal Pictures’  THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).  Universal itself has commissioned Berklee…

FINAL PORTRAIT – Final Showing!

90 minutes | 2018 | | , ,
Directed by Stanley Tucci

Wednesday May 30, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Stanley Tucci
Written by Stanley Tucci
Starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer

FINAL PORTRAIT is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to…

Thursday May 24, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to add, once again, an Environmental Short Film portion to its 4th Annual MV Environmental Film Festival, which is Co-Sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society. So far we have the following films: PERMAFROST NOW, Stash Wislocki,  12 minutes Greg Fiske, Senior Geospatial Analyst and the…

Thursday May 24, 2018, 1:00pm
Friday May 25, 2018
Saturday May 26, 2018,

$75 General Admission, $65 Member
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Presented by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society Nature As Inspiration 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27, 2018 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family…

Sunday May 27, 2018, 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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Directed by Emer Reynolds

Starring Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani

It’s one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost…

Saturday May 26, 2018, 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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Directed by Ashley Bell

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life-threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year…

Saturday May 26, 2018, 1:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Grant Baldwin

Representatives from Island Grown Gleaning and Island Grown Initiative will join us as co-presenter of JUST EAT IT and inform us of local initiatives and projects. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines, and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50%…

Saturday May 26, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Nicolas Brown

Nicolas Brown’s visually rich and thought-provoking documentary profiles scientists from around the globe whose parallel experiments with different ecosystems led them to similar, surprising conclusions about the relationships between predator and prey and, by extension, the balance of life on our planet. The conclusion these disparate thinkers and experiments reach speaks to…

Thursday May 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open at 6:30pm for Opening Night Reception
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Directed by Susan Kucera
Produced by Jeff Bridges

Narrated by Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking feature challenges our current way of thinking and provides…

DEADPOOL 2 – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 119 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Leitch

Wednesday June 27, 2018, 7:00pm (Strand)
Friday June 29, 2018, 8:00pm (Capawock)
Sunday July 01, 2018, 7:00pm (Strand)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by David Leitch

Starring Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Ryan Reynolds

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the…

Friday May 25, 2018, 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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Chasing the Thunder is a high-seas documentary about the Sea Shepherd’s epic 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of the “Thunder,” considered the world’s most notorious poaching vessel. Across two seas and three oceans, the marine activists hunted the fugitive fishing ship through massive ice floes, storms-tossed seas, a near collision and violent clashes until…

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

2018 | 135 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Ron Howard

Monday June 04, 2018, 7:00pm
Wednesday June 06, 2018, 7:00pm
Friday June 08, 2018, 5:00pm, 8:00pm

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Ron Howard

Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and…

Sunday May 27, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Andrew Morgan

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary…

Friday May 25, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Sébastien Chabot
Directed by Sébastien Chabot

Join Tim Boland of Polly Hill Arboretum and the MV Film Society in presenting this amazing film about one of the greatest gardens in the world.  The Gardener is a documentary film which reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impacts on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age…

LEAN ON PETE

| 2018 | 121 minutes | | ,
Directed by Andrew Haigh

Thursday May 17, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Andrew Haigh

Starring Travis Fimmel, Steve Zahn, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for…

TULLY

| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jason Reitman

Wednesday May 16, 2018, 4:00pm
Thursday May 17, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday May 20, 2018, 1:00pm

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Jason Reitman

Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass

A new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first,…

MY MAN GODFREY – Jonathan Revere Remembered – Free Event

| 1936 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gregory La Cava

Tuesday May 15, 2018, 6:45PM,
FREE ADMISSION
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Directed by Gregory La Cava

Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN REVERE CELEBRATION — FREE OF CHARGE. 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. Reception in lobby beginning at 6:45PM with film at 7:30PM. A scatterbrained socialite hires Godfrey, a vagrant, as a family…

RBG: RUTH BADER GINSBURG — Last Showing!

| 2018 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Sunday August 19, 2018, 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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Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Starring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of a rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining the…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Clennon King

Introduction by filmmaker Clennon L. King Joining King for a post-screening discussion and Q&A will be Dr. Louis W. Sullivan andAtty. Chevene B. King, Jr. Dr. Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during President George H….

ITZHAK

| 2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Alison Chernick

Friday July 13, 2018, 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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Directed by Alison Chernick

Starring Itzhak Perlman

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose…

THE LAST MOVIE STAR

| 2017 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Adam Rifkin

Wednesday May 02, 2018, 4:00pm
Thursday May 03, 2018, 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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Directed by Adam Rifkin

Starring Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke

An aging movie star (Burt Reynolds) accepts an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival, but the ceremonies are far from the glamour he anticipated. The former star reflects on his life while accompanied by a brash millennial chauffeur (Ariel Winter) in this dramedy written and directed by…

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$75 General Admission, $65 Member
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*IMPORTANT*  If you purchase an All-Access Pass, please be sure to email Garri Saganenko at garri@mvfilmsociety with the choices of the films/events you intend to attend (even if you intend to come to every event) so we can reserve a seat/ticket for you.   An All-Access Pass Allows Admission to Every Spectrum…

Saturday April 28, 2018, 4:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member + $1 surcharge per ticket to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship,
Free for Youth Ages 13-21
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson

  NOTE: All U.S. military members (past or present) will receive FREE admission. The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender…

Thursday April 26, 2018, 1:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member + $1 surcharge per ticket to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship,
Free for Youth Ages 13-21
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Albert Alarr

Starring Dan Gauthier, Robert Gant, Dendrie Taylor

Post-screening Skype Q&A with star/producer Chrystal Chappell Lainey Allen decides to retire from a soap opera she has starred in for twenty years. Along with her publicist and partner, Eva Morales, she moves to a beach house by the Central California coast. When Lainey starts to forget things more and more, they…

Thursday April 26, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member + $1 surcharge per ticket to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship,
Free for Youth Ages 13-21
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Don Argott

Starring Dan Reynolds, Aja Volkman, Ben McKee

Director Don Argott will join us via Skype after the film for a Q&A/Discussion Imagine Dragons’ Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the…

Friday April 27, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member + $1 surcharge per ticket to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship,
Free for Youth Ages 13-21
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell

Starring Wally Dunn, Isabella Farrell, Dan Fogler

Post-show: Local musicians Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon play their original music during a post-screening beer-and-wine reception sponsored exclusively by MVY Radio. Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, BECKS follows a musician (Hall) who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her…

DISOBEDIENCE – our last showing!

, , | 2018 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Wednesday June 06, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola

From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: ANGELS IN AMERICA

| 2018 | 210 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Marianne Elliott

Sunday April 29, 2018, 12:30pm,
$35 General Admission, $25 Member,
Free for Youth Ages 13-21
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Marianne Elliott
Written by Tony Kushner

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and considered to be one of the most important plays of the last hundred years, Tony…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

Thursday April 19, 2018, 6:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25/person
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

Starring Danny Glover

You are cordially invited to 1854’s Spring Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on April 19th at 6:30 pm. You’ll be hearing more about this project in coming months, but for now here’s a brief introduction. When he died in 2015, the late Jack Schimmelman, a great fan of the spirituals…

Saturday May 12, 2018, 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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Directed by Julie Marron
Produced by Kurt Redfield, Vineyard Resident

This award-winning documentary from Lemon Martini Productions tackles the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system, all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal. Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, the film examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession….

ISLE OF DOGS – Last Showing!

2018 | 101 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Wes Anderson

Thursday June 07, 2018, 5:00pm (Capawock Theater),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Wes Anderson
Written by Wes Anderson

Starring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Billy Murray, Scarlett Johansson, and Yoko Ono

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been…

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – Last showing!

| 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Thursday March 29, 2018, 4:00pm
Sunday April 01, 2018, 4:00pm
Wednesday April 04, 2018, 4:00pm

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Man Without a Past), a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife…

THE LAST PIG (Free Admission)

2017 | 54 minutes | |
Directed by Allison Argo

Sunday April 22, 2018, 4:00pm,
This movie is free of charge. You can reserve tickets online.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Allison Argo

Award Winning Director Allison Argo will be present to discuss the making of the film and answer your questions! Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs,…

Saturday March 31, 2018, 6:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$30/person, ticket price is tax deductible
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Carl Schenkel
Written by Hampton Fancher

Starring Denzel Washington

On Saturday, March 31 at 6:30PM 105.5 FM, WYOB (MVRHS student-run station) and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society collaborate with the showing of “The Mighty Quinn”, a thriller filmed in Jamaica starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Reviews say, “The Mighty Quinn is smart, pleasant entertainment offering an early…

THE PARTY

| 2017 | 71 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sally Potter

Saturday April 07, 2018, 1:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Sally Potter

Starring Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson

In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic…

Wednesday March 28, 2018, 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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Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away…