Sunday February 23, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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    Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society…

Wednesday January 08, 2014, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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SILENT COMEDY SHORTS restored by Serge Bromberg, David Shepard and the renowned Lobster Films in Paris. Chaplin’s THE IMMIGRANT, Keaton’s THE LOVE NEST, and others by Charley Chase, Charlie Bowers, etc. SLAPSTICK — WHAT PRICE GOOFY:Charlie Chase RT:24:37 2. THE IMMIGRANT: Chaplin RT20:01 3. THE LOVE NEST-Keaton: RT:20:15 4. MIGHTY LIKE A…

Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, broadcast live from London to cinemas around the world. A cast of 100 will perform live on stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed…

Tuesday January 21, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Adam Rodgers
Glenn German, Adam Rodgers

Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Tom Skerritt, Nicholas Braun

with live on screen appearances by Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR, THE DEPARTED), Andy Garcia (OCEAN ELEVEN) and Director Adam Rogers. The movie also stars Taissa Farmiga (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Vera’s real life sister). The event timeline: 7:30pm ALISON BAILES INTRO LIVE ON SCREEN 8:00pm COUNTDOWN SLATE 8:01 PETER TRAVERS INTRODUCTION OF FILM/SERIES 8:10…

PHILOMENA

| 2013 | 94 mins | | ,
Stephen Frears

Thursday January 09, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday January 11, 2014, 4:00 PM
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Stephen Frears

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ruth McCabe, Barbara Jefford

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in…

Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:00 PM,
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W.S. Van Dyke

William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph

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 – a movie, AFTER THE THIN MAN  10:15-11:30 pm – Live music provided by jazz trio with Eric Johnson on upright…

Unknown

Wednesday December 18, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Don McBrearty

Denholm Elliott, Glynis Davies, Jesse McBrearty, Mathonwy Reeves, Michael Fawkes, Gwynyth Walsh

Pre-show holiday music will be provided by Rob Meyers for this holiday classic. Adapted from Dylan Thomas’ classic poem, the film concerns a traditional Christmas in Wales around the turn of the 20th century. It’s Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he’s also…

THE GREAT BEAUTY

| 2013 | 142 min | | ,
Paolo Sorrentino

Sunday December 22, 2013, 4:00 PM,
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Paolo Sorrentino

Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Laia Forte, Serena Grandi

Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth…

CUTIE AND THE BOXER

| 2013 | 82 mins | |
Zachary Heinzerling

Friday December 20, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Zachary Heinzerling

Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara, Robert H. Harvey, Zachary Heinzerling

Once a rising star in the ’70′s New York art scene, 80-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show, hoping to reinvigorate his career. His wife and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations, which depict their chaotic 40-year marriage. CUTIE AND THE BOXER…

Holiday Classic: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

| 1942 | 112 mins | |
Directed by William Keighley

Wednesday December 11, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by William Keighley

Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Billie Burke, Jimmy Durante, and others

Come early and enjoy some complimentary hot apple cider and cookies in our lobby. Live holiday music too in the lobby.  The George S. Kaufman/Moss Hart Broadway hit The Man Who Came to Dinner was inspired by the authors’ mutual friend, waspish critic/author Alexander Woollcott. Generously bearded ex-Yale professor Monty Woolley, no…

Wednesday January 01, 2014,
Film Center is Closed Tonight
We'll reopen on Thursday with a 4:00pm and 7:30pm screenings - Happy Holidays

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

| 2013 | 187 mins | |
Directed by Abdel Kechiche

Thursday December 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Abdel Kechiche
Julie Maroh, Abdel Kechiche

Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos , Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens, Jeremie Laheute, Alma Jodorowshy

Abdellatif Kechiche’s newest film, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris)…

NEBRASKA

| 2013 | 150 mins | | ,
Directed by Alexander Payne

Friday January 10, 2014, 4:00 PM,
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Directed by Alexander Payne

Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this road trip comic-drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Montana father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. Shot in black and…

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

| 2013 | 117 mins | |
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee

Friday December 13, 2013, 4:00PM,
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Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Steve Zahn

Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus….

Classic Film Wednesday: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

| 2000 | 97 mins | | , ,
Directed by Kar Wai Wong

Wednesday November 27, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Kar Wai Wong

Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Auteur filmmaker Wong Kar-wai directs this moody period drama about unrequited love that, like his earlier work, swoons with romantic melancholy. Set in a Shanghaiese enclave in Hong Kong in 1962, the film centers on two young couples who rent adjacent rooms in a cramped and crowded tenement. Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) works…

A PERFECT MAN

| 2013 | 95 mins | | ,
Directed by Kees Van Oostrum

Saturday November 23, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sunday November 24, 2013, 4:00 PM,

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Directed by Kees Van Oostrum

Liev Schreiber, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joelle Carter, Louise Fletcher

On the cusp of their ninth anniversary, James and Nina seem to have the perfect marriage and ideal lives – an affluent life in Amsterdam, lucrative jobs and adoring friends. Yet when Nina discovers James’s infidelity with a mutual friend of theirs, shattering whatever illusions they’ve created about their relationship and leaving…

WADJDA

| 2013 | 98 min | | ,
Haifaa Al-Monsour

Friday December 06, 2013, 4:00 PM
Saturday December 07, 2013, 4:00 PM,

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Haifaa Al-Monsour

Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf

WADJDA is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, it is the story of a spirited 10-year-old Saudi girl discovering the severe limitations placed on women in the name of custom, Islam and family honor. With impressive agility, “Wadjda” finds room to maneuver between harsh realism…

Friday November 29, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Jodie Foster

Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes, Austin Pendleton and David Strathairn.

It’s been said that while most people love their families, they don’t always like them very much, and that emotional dividing line is the heart of this comedy directed by Jodie Foster. Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) usually approaches family reunions with a certain trepidation, but as she prepares to fly from her…

Thursday November 21, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Yung Chang

Join us for a discussion afterwards with Tom Clark, Polly Hill curator and Ian Jochems, Polly Hill arborist. You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed…

Classic Film Wednesday: PICKPOCKET (1959)

| 1959 | 75 min. | | ,
Directed by Robert Bresson

Wednesday November 20, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Robert Bresson

Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal

Michel takes up picking pockets as a hobby, and is arrested almost immediately, giving him the chance to reflect on the morality of crime. After his release, though, his mother dies, and he rejects the support of friends Jeanne and Jacques in favour of returning to pickpocketing (after taking lessons from an…

12 YEARS A SLAVE

| 2013 | 133 mins | |
Directed by Steve McQueen (III)

Friday November 22, 2013, 4:00 PM,
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Directed by Steve McQueen (III)

Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, and Paul Giamatti co-star.

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed…

ALL IS LOST

| 2013 | 106 mins | | , ,
Directed by J.C. Chandor

Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by J.C. Chandor
Written by J.C. Chandor

Starring Robert Redford

Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford) who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. Anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert…

Jigokumon (Gate of Hell) (1953)

| 1953 | 89 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa

Wednesday November 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa

Originally released as Jigokumen, Gate of Hell was one of the most popular Japanese imports of the 1954-55 American film season. Set in 12th-century feudal Japan, the film stars Kazuo Hasegawa as Moritoh, a samurai whose courage in defending his ruler is to be rewarded with anything he desires. He desires the…

Thursday November 07, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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John Stanton
John Stanton

The act of building and sailing boats made out of trees and powered by the wind is a small moment of grace in the face of a digitally enhanced world and throwaway culture. But forty years ago the rise of fiberglass boats nearly pushed wooden sailboats, and the trade of building them,…

Wednesday November 06, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Miloš Forman

Hana Brejchova, Vladimir Pucholt

With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love—that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings. A tender and humorous look at Andula’s journey, from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of…

Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:30 PM
Friday November 01, 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday November 03, 2013, 4:00 PM

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Directed by Danny Boyle

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee…

Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:00 PM,

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William Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh as the Scottish king and Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who,ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern…

SPINNING PLATES

| 2012 | 90 mins | |
Director JOSEPH LEVY

Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:00 PM,
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Director JOSEPH LEVY
Writer JOSEPH LEVY

Spinning Plates is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who bring them to life. A world-renowned chef competes for the ultimate restaurant prize in Chicago (Alinea), while privately battling a life-threatening condition. A 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa is still standing only because of an unbreakable bond with the…

Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Alfonso Arau
Laura Esquival

Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné

Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. The tale’s heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for…

ENOUGH SAID

| 2013 | 91 mins | | ,
Nicole Holofcener

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Nicole Holofcener
Nicole Holofcener

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Romantic comedy can be rather predictable, but often delicious, and this sharp, insightful film starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus dealing with middle-aged people who are over their defunct marriages and are the better for it, is a winner.    In a wise casting move veteran writer/director Nicole (Walking and Talking, Lovely…

Classic Wednesday Nights: KING KONG (1933)

| 1933 | 103 min. | |
Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper

Wednesday October 16, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper
Ruth Rose, James Creelman

Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

“How would you like to star opposite the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood?” Enticed by these words, brunette leading lady Fay Wray dyed her hair blonde and accepted the role of Ann Darrow in King Kong — and stayed with the project even after learning that her “leading man” was a…

Friday October 18, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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A Film by Ki-duk Kim

Afterwards there will be a discussion with Tenzin Namsel about the movie’s Buddhist themes. Tenzin Namsel is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Over the years, Namsel has developed his Buddhist studies and Practice with a variety of well-respected and learned masters within the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism,…

Wednesday October 09, 2013, 7:30pm
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:00 PM,

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A Film by Bill Couturié

Featuring Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams

Where were you on November 22, 1963? It’s a question that anyone alive on that day can answer with vivid clarity. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut…

Thursday September 19, 2013, 7:30 pm,
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It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Matthew Miele’s Scatter…

Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:30 pm,
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Lagerfeld Confidential takes you behind the sunglass-clad facade and into the everyday world of fashion’s most iconic designer, the master of re-invention, Karl Lagerfeld. Award-winning French director Roldolphe Marconi’s unique and unobtrusive style of portraiture, exposes Lagerfeld’s trademark: an all-consuming creative restlessness and insatiable curiosity about the world of art, history, politics,…

Thursday September 26, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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A FILM BY LAKE BELL Starring Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino,Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins In a World…, a hilarious romantic comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king-her father. Written…

Wednesday September 25, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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A Film by Sprague Theobald

In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906 a staggering number have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic and down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek…

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  Click below for a PDF download of 2014 Festival Film Schedule 2014 Festival Film Schedule   The entire festival program is now available as a supplement in the MV Times newspaper (August 28th) and at various locations around the island. You can also drop by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to…

Monday November 24, 2014
Tuesday November 25, 2014,

No Film Tonight
Film Center is Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Animation.bill-plympton

Saturday September 07, 2013, 7:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Animation showcase – A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Complete program of shorts available soon. Curated by twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton and Noelle Melody & Joy Vaccese

Sunday September 08, 2013, 2:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Local filmmakers get to display their talents in the short-film format via “Think Globally, Shoot Locally,” organized by Vineyarders Dan and Greg Martino. Dan Martino of Martha’s Vineyard Productions; Len and Georgia Morris of Galen Films; Jeremy Mayhew of Oceanscape Arts; Marcia Rock of the Journalism Institute at New York University; Liz…

Sunday September 08, 2013, 4:30 PM,
$25 Admission - No member price
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A Film by Michael McGowan

Starring James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold and Ronan Rees

THIS FILM IS SOLD OUT – THANK YOU! STILL MINE with Closing Party at the Vineyard Marina immediately afterwards! In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in STILL MINE, an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple…

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

| 2013 | 104 min. | | ,
A Film by Arvin Chen

Friday September 06, 2013, 9:30 PM,
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A Film by Arvin Chen

Starring Richie Ren and Mavis Fan

In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng, upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister’s engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life…

Head_Over_Heels

Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:00 PM,

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A festival selection committee whittled 300+ entries down to 9 finalists. We will screen each finalist film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Our finalists are: HEAD OVER HEELS – Timothy Reckart – UK – 2012 – 10:21 – Nominated for Best Animated Short at…

Terraferma

| 2011 | 88 min. | |
A Film by Emanuele Crialese

Sunday September 08, 2013, 12:00 PM,
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A Film by Emanuele Crialese

A man is put in jeopardy when he’s forced to help a family with nowhere to turn in this drama from Italian filmmaker Emanuele Crialese. Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio) is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. The fishing business has gone into a slump and many on the…

What Richard Did

| 2012 | 88 min. | |
A Film by Lenny Abrahamson

Friday September 06, 2013, 4:00 PM,
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A Film by Lenny Abrahamson

Starring Jack Reynor, Roisin Murphy and Sam Keeley

What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all…

Viola

| 2012 | 65 min. | |
A Film by Matías Piñeiro

Saturday September 07, 2013, 9:30 PM,
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A Film by Matías Piñeiro

Directed by Matías Piñeiro, one of Argentinian cinema’s most sensuous and daring new voices, “Viola” is a mystery of romantic entanglements and intrigues among a troupe of young actors performing Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in a small theater in Buenos Aires. (c) Cinema Guild

Saturday September 07, 2013, 7:00 PM,
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*** PLEASE NOTE THAT MR. TILLMAN CAN NOT JOIN US DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.*** George Tillman, Jr. is an American film producer, writer, and director. Tillman is most notable for directing the films Soul Food and Men of Honor.   Two youths from the Brooklyn projects attempt to fend for themselves on…

Monday August 19, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is sponsoring a showing of Veterans of Color— Courage Adversity and Triumph. Veterans of Color is based on interviews with 31 African American women and men who served in America’s Military. Serving their country even…

Museum Hours

| 2012 | 107 min. | |
A Film by Jem Cohen

Saturday September 07, 2013, 7:00 PM,
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A Film by Jem Cohen

Starring Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer and Ela Piplits

Acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen’s new feature, “Museum Hours”, is a mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city…

Haute Cuisine

| 2012 | 95 min. | |
A Film by Christian Vincent

Friday October 25, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Christian Vincent

Starring Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont and Jean d'Ormesson

Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a…

Flying Paper with co-director Nitin Sawhney

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A Film by Roger Hill and Nitin Sawhney

Sunday September 08, 2013, 12:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Roger Hill and Nitin Sawhney

Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Presented in collaboration with Festival Sponsor KinderUSA, hosted by Dalell Mohmed, Executive Director The film opens in the small village of Seifa in the northern…

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A Day Pass provides access to every film we show on a particular day. It is only good for the day designated at the time of purchase. If you miss a film on that day, you cannot “make it up” the next day.  

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$200 General Admission, $165 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screenings - buy passes online or at the Film Festival Box Office

This pass gives you free access to the opening night reception and film, as well as every other film we screen through the duration of the festival. The All-Access Pass does NOT grant access to the Filmmakers Dinner.  That event requires a separate ticket, which can also be purchased online or at…

Monday August 18, 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
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

A Film by Richard Robbins

SPECIAL GUEST:  MV Film Society and Featherstone Center for the Arts present Girl Rising with special performance by poet and spoken word artist: Azure Antoinette. Azure will perform the poem “Superhero” which Girl Rising commissioned. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, in association with Paul Allen’s…

Crystal Fairy

| 2013 | 98 min. | | ,
A Film by Sebastián Silva

Saturday September 07, 2013, 9:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at Film Festival Box Office or online

A Film by Sebastián Silva

Starring Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann and Juan Andrés Silva

In this freewheeling comedy from the director of The Maid, Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad) stars as Jamie, a shaggy, boorish young American traveling through Chile. While searching for a rare hallucinogen-the famed San Pedro cactus-with a trio of Chilean brothers, Jamie invites a mysterious hippie (Gaby Hoffmann) along for the ride,…

Wednesday October 02, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Pablo Berger

Starring Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

The enchanting daughter of a famed matador flees her wicked stepmother to join a band of bullfighting dwarfs in this Spanish take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White. Seville: the 1920s. Carmen (Sofia Oria) is a young girl whose mother died in childbirth, and whose torero father Antonio Villalta (Daniel…

The Act of Killing

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A Film by Joshua Oppenheimer

Friday September 06, 2013, 9:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Joshua Oppenheimer

Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan,…

herblocklarge

Saturday September 07, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the…

Odayaka na Nichijo

| 2012 | 102 min. | |
A Film by Nobuteru Uchida

Friday September 06, 2013, 07:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Nobuteru Uchida

Starring Kiki Sugino, Yûki Shinohara, Takeshi Yamamoto

The catastrophic earthquake and resulting tsunami off the coast of Japan in March 2011, now referred to as “3.11,” for obvious reasons has quickly become a social and creative touchstone, and the latest filmmaker to tackle the subject is Uchida Nobuteru, best known to now for his romantic drama Love Addiction. Using a mobile,…