Saturday April 20, 2013,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Starring Frances de la Tour

Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour, with whom he worked on The History Boys and The Habit of Art. People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house….

Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

Special Guest: Introduction and Live Magic prior to movie with “out of retirement” – The Reluctant Magician Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) — and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from even the…

Chasing Ice

| 2012 | 75 min. | |

Sunday April 21, 2013,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into…

Hello I Must Be Going

2012 | 95 min. | | , ,
A Film by Todd Louiso

Sunday April 21, 2013,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Todd Louiso

Starring Melanie Lynskey and Blythe Danner

Selected as the opening night film for Sundance 2012, HELLO I MUST BE GOING features acclaimed actress Melanie Lynskey (WIN WIN, UP IN THE AIR, TWO AND A HALF MEN) in her breakout role as Amy, a recent divorcée who seeks refuge in the suburban Connecticut home of her parents (Blythe Danner…

Wednesday August 21, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A discussion will follow, led by Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern and long-time seasonal West Chop resident Dr. Mariana Chilton, PhD, both of whom are featured in the film.  Representative McGovern and Dr. Chilton will be joined by the film’s co-director Lori Silverbush and by Dr. Donald Berwick, MD, who has helped implement…

Much Ado About Nothing

| 2013 | 107 min. | | ,
A Film by Joss Whedon

Friday August 23, 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday August 24, 2013, 7:30 PM,

$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Joss Whedon
Written by William Shakespeare

Starring Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg

Joss Whedon, acclaimed filmmaker of last summer’s big-budget masterpiece The Avengers, has chosen as his next project one of The Bard’s great comedies.  Much Ado is chock-full of the bawdy humor, gender-bending, mistaken identity and true love we expect from Shakespeare. During the grueling shoot for The Avengers, Whedon would often gather a group…

Blue Jasmine

| 2013 | 98 mins | | ,
Written and Directed by Woody Allen

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

Written and Directed by Woody Allen

Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg

Woody Allen turns once again to drama (and the United States) after a string of comedy hits set all over Europe.  This film features numerous heavy hitters, with Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in the title role as Jasmine – a New York housewife whose world is blown apart by a devious…

The Kings of Summer

| 2013 | 93 min. | | ,
A Film by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

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$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Written by Chris Galletta

Starring Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank’s attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are…

Friday July 05, 2013, 10:00 PM
Saturday July 06, 2013, 10:00 PM,

$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Steven Spielberg
Based on the book by Peter Benchley

Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss

To open our Midnight@Ten series, we thought we’d invite you into the jaw of a man-eating monster from the deep. You know the story: boy meets girl, girl meets shark, shark meets oxygen tank.  Classic. Favorite quote: “I can do anything; I’m the chief of police.”        

Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$18 General Admission, $15 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A New Play by Peter Morgan

Starring Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it…

Stories We Tell

2013 | 108 min. | |
A Film by Sarah Polley

Tuesday July 02, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Sarah Polley

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet…

Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or onlineStarr

Starring Esther Williams and Fernando Lamas

Join us for our final Classic Film Night before the summer season kicks off!  The Classic Film Series will return in the fall. For our last hurrah we’re celebrating the late Esther Williams with the 1963 musical comedy classic Dangerous When Wet. Dangerous When Wet marks an important milestone in the life and career…

Monday July 22, 2013, 8:00 PM,
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

Join us for an evening of Ladino music with Ljuba Davis and her Ensemble.  For those unacquainted, Ladino music is also known as Sephardic, or Judeo-Spanish, folk music.  Ljuba and her Ensemble put a unique twist on the Ladino tradition.  For this special event, the Ensemble will consist of the following musicians:…

WhereRiversFlowNorth

Wednesday August 07, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
buy Tickets at center or online

A Film by Jay Craven
Based on a book by Howard Frank Mosher

Starring Rip Torn, Michael J. Fox and Treat Williams

Based on Howard Frank Mosher’s regional novella, the film is set in 1927 and centers on two unlikely characters. Noel Lord (Rip Torn), an old man with white hair flowing below his shoulders and a metal hook for a hand, has lived on his land all his life and is resisting a…

Northern Borders
Film and Q&A with the Filmmaker

| 2013 | 108 min. | |
A Film by Jay Craven

Thursday August 08, 2013, 7:30,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
buy Tickets at center or online

A Film by Jay Craven

Starring Bruce Dern

‘Northern Borders’ tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences the farm as a place full of eccentric people, especially his stubborn grandparents whose…

THE KILLING – early Stanley Kubrick

| 1956 | 83 mins | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Stanley Kubrick

The Killing was director Stanley Kubrick’s first major film effort — though, like Kubrick’s earlier films, it was economically produced with an inexpensive cast. In a variation of his Asphalt Jungle role, Sterling Hayden plays veteran criminal Johnny Clay, planning one last big heist before settling down to a respectable marriage with…

THIS IS OUR ISLAND, rare 1971 telling of Vineyard history

| 1971 | 75 min. | |
Produced by Nancy Hamilton and Katharine Cornell
K.Cornell

Wednesday December 04, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 for Members of MVFS and MVM
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Produced by Nancy Hamilton and Katharine Cornell

Narrated by Katharine Cornell

Author Tom Dunlop will introduce the documentary and give a background on its history. This wonderful documentary was narrated by Broadway star and Vineyard resident Katharine Cornell.  In its scenes filmmaker Nancy Hamilton captures the history, charm, and spirit of the Vineyard. Using Ms. Hamilton created a cultural treasure that is still relevant…

Monday August 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Jimmy Tingle Live on Stage! A unique theatrical event featuring a film screening of Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, followed by a Q & A and a Live Jimmy Tingle Stand Up Comedy Performance. From 60 Minutes II, The Tonight Show, HBO, NPR, Comedy Central, and PBS The New York Times writes: He has…

Tuesday August 20, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
buy Tickets at center or online

Based on a Book by Fred Waitzkin

Starring Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne and Max Pomeranc

Join Fred Waitzkin, author of the book, and his son, Josh, for a screening of much loved SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER followed by a discussion by father and son of Fred’s highly acclaimed new novel, The Dream Merchant. Vineyard Psychiatrist Charles Silberstein will ask provocative questions to this well known father-son team about the…

Watch Into the Deep preview on PBS. See more from American Experience.

Tuesday August 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Post screening discussion with filmmaker Ric Burns. A film chronicling the American whaling industry from its origins in New England in the 17th century, through the golden age of deep-sea whaling, up to its decline following the Civil War. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, this film binds the story of American capitalism on…

THIN, presented with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield

| 2006 | 102 min. | |
A Film by Lauren Greenfield

Friday August 02, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Lauren Greenfield

Join us after the screening for a Q&A with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield. The HBO Documentary film Thin takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women (ages 15 – 30) who have spent their lives starving themselves;…

Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Slow Food MV and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center are holding another joint fundraiser! Genetic Roulette is about the science of genetically modified foods and the impact on our food system and us. It provides provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a…

Saturday August 03, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
buy Tickets at center or online

A Film by Lauren Greenfield

The filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield, will be conducting a Q&A after the screening. Don’t forget to come to her photography workshop on August 1 and a screening of her other film, Thin, on August 2. David Siegel grew his enormous wealth in the time-share business.  He felt he was doing much more than selling…

Hey Bartender

| 2013 | 92 min. | |
A Film by Douglas Tirola

Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
(includes pre-movie reception)
Doors Open for admissions
30 min. prior to screening
buy tickets at center or online

A Film by Douglas Tirola

Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves his white-collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown years later he struggles to keep afloat. The bar…

SUMMER INSTITUTE FILM SERIES: Hannah Arendt

| 2012 | 113 min. | |
A Film by Margarethe von Trotta

Sunday August 04, 2013, 8:00 PM,
$12 Suggested Donation
Please contact ONLY the Summer Institute for tickets

A Film by Margarethe von Trotta

Starring Barbara Sukowa

Her theory of “the banality of evil” made Hannah Arendt both famous and controversial. Now German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta has given the philosopher an outstanding cinematic portrait. The film, nominated for six Lola Awards (Germany’s Oscars), explores a turbulent  four-year period in the life of the great philosopher and writer, beginning in New…

SUMMER INSTITUTE FILM SERIES: Melting Away

| 2012 | 86 min. | |
A Film by Doron Eran

Sunday July 21, 2013, 8:00 PM,
$12 Suggested Donation
Please contact ONLY the Summer Institute for tickets

A Film by Doron Eran

Please contact ONLY the Summer Institute for tickets: http://mvsummerinstitute.com/films_calendar.html “Melting Away” is a first in the history of Israeli cinema: a feature film about parents coping with their transgendered child. The creation of director Doron Eran and his partner, screenwriter Bili Ben Moshe, this film was conceived after the deadly attack on…

Fill the Void – introduced by Kate Feiffer

| 2012 | 90 min. | |
A Film by Rama Burshtein

Sunday September 08, 2013, 2:00 PM,
$12 General Admission; $9 Member Admission
Buy tickets at the Film Festival Box Office or online

A Film by Rama Burshtein

“Fill the Void,” the most successful independent Israeli film to be released in the past decade, tells the story of 18-year-old Shira, youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hassidic family, who is about to be married off to a promising young man of similar age and background. When her older sister dies giving…

Hava Nagila

| 2012 | 75 min. | |
A Film by Roberta Grossman

Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions
30 min. prior to screening
buy tickets at center or online

A Film by Roberta Grossman

ENCORE SHOWING Sold out  July 7th, Brought Back July 23! “Hava Nagila” is to music what the bagel is to food – a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become a worldwide hit. Bob Dylan sang it. Elvis, too. And that’s only the beginning. This award-winning film from director Roberta…

BMV Jul9 lo

Tuesday July 09, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to performance - buy at center or online

Written by Louise DuArt and SQuire Rushnell

The performance is based on the true “lemons-into-lemonade” tale that befell comedienne Louise DuArt and author SQuire Rushnell when their small non-profit organization had 82% of its treasury siphoned by cracker-jack imposters from Texas while causing wholesale havoc to other charitable organizations in the small island community. The con-artists arrived on Martha’s…

Wednesday September 18, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online now

During Diana Vreeland’s fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. She was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar where she worked for twenty-five years before becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue, followed by a remarkable stint…

Tiger Eyes with special guest, Director Lawrence Blume

| 2012 | 100 min. | |
A Film by Lawrence Blume

Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:00 PM
Saturday June 22, 2013, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Lawrence Blume
From the Novel by Judy Blume

The first of iconic author Judy Blume’s novels to be brought to the big screen, Tiger Eyes is the story of 17-year-old Davey Wexler, coping with the sudden, violent death of her father, and the emotional collapse of her mother. Set in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the family abruptly relocates to…

Saturday June 08, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

HOT TUNA’s second cameraman Eric Savetsky of Nantucket, [Executive Director of the Nantucket Land Bank] and pilot/aerial photographer Wayne Davis will speak and answer questions after the film. Hot Tuna, a film by marine biologist/filmmaker Rick Rosenthal, plumbing the secrets of the legendary bluefin tuna, on a quest for the last refuge…

World Oceans Day: PLANET OCEAN

| | 90 mins | |
Yann-Arthus Bertrand and Michael Pitiot

Saturday June 08, 2013, 4:00 PM,
Free Admission - courtesy of Goodplanet Foundation, the distribution end of Hope Productions in Paris
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Yann-Arthus Bertrand and Michael Pitiot

PLANET OCEAN, a global view of compelling, splendorous ocean life filmed across the world in both stunning underwater and aerial footage. Documenting the extent of ocean damages, the film equally if not primarily presents ocean miracles: from plankton to whales to sea vegetable farming, and the necessity of our more carefully stewarding our…

Sunday June 09, 2013, 4:00 PM,
COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION courtesy of the Featherstone Center for the Arts
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Narrated by Tim Allen

In collaboration with Featherstone Center for Arts — Miss Lani’s Roots & Shoots Youth Group From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans and African Cats, comes Chimpanzee – a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp…

Cabin in the Sky, Pre-show at 7 pm with The Spirituals Choir!

| 1943 | 98 min. | |
A Film by Vincente Minnelli

Wednesday June 05, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Vincente Minnelli

Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

Presented with pre-show at 7 pm,  The Spirituals Choir! Mortally shot at a crap game, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson gets a six-month Heavenly reprieve thanks to prayers from wife and True Believer Ethel Waters, but Rex Ingram’s “Lucifer Jr.” has a secret weapon in the ensuing battle for Anderson’s soul: Lena Horne’s sultry…

Kon-Tiki

| 2013 | 118 min. | |
A Film by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg

Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member

Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg

Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off…

Frances Ha – Last Showing!

| 2013 | 86 min. | | ,
A Film by Noah Baumbach

Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Noah Baumbach

Starring Greta Gerwig

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but shes not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible…

AKA Doc Pomus with Sharyn Felder (daughter of Doc Pomus)

| 2012 | 98 mins | |
Peter Miller and Will Hechter

Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

Peter Miller and Will Hechter

Discussion with Sharyn Felder, Doc’s daughter after the screening. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for…

Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:00 pm,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

Kristian St. Clair

Featuring candid interviews with some of the world’s hippest musicians, This is Gary McFarland explores the life and times of self-taught musician, composer, and producer Gary McFarland, who despite contributions and affilations with such notables as Gerry Mulligan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Gabor Szabo, and Cal Tjader,…

Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

Brett Morgen

Discussion with  Producer Victoria Pearman afterwards. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film features historical footage, much of it widely unseen, and commentary from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, as well as rare interviews with Brian Jones. Period interviews, extensive live performance…

PICNIC (1955)

| 1955 | 115 mins | | ,

Wednesday May 29, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

William Holden, Cliff Robertson (in his film debut), Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell, Arthur O'Connell)

One of the biggest box-office attractions of the 1950s, Picnic was adapted by Daniel Taradash from the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Inge play. William Holden plays Hal Carter, a handsome drifter who ambles into a small Kansas town during the Labor Day celebration to look up old college chum Alan (Cliff Robertson, in…

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

2012 | 121 min.
A Film by Laura Archibald

Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

A Film by Laura Archibald

Q&A afterwards with filmmaker Laura Archibald GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became…

Downloaded

| 2013 | 106 min. | |
A Film by Alex Winter

Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

A Film by Alex Winter

DOWNLOADED focuses on the advent of digital media sharing, including the rise of game-changing company Napster and controversial pioneers Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. The digital revolution ultimately created a technology paradigm shift and upended the music industry. Audiences will hear insight from well known music artists and figures within the music…

Sound City

| 2013 | 108 min. | |
A Film by Dave Grohl

Friday June 14, 2013, 9:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

A Film by Dave Grohl

Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all…

Friday June 14, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

Directed by Ryan White

Special introduction by Ray Whitaker, mvyradio’s “Just Four Guys”. ‘Good Ol’ Freda’ tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. As the Beatles’ fame multiplies, Freda bears witness to music and cultural history but never exploits…

Friday June 14, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Free with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or click link to buy online

Pre-show performance by the Featherstone Uke Jam The ukulele is often regarded as a punch line more than a musical instrument; the diminutive four-stringed relative of the guitar rose to popularity when Hawaiian music became a fad in the early 20th Century, but it fell out of popularity with the rise of rock…

Friday July 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$100 per ticket, advance purchase recommended
Doors Open 30 min. prior to screening - Buy online and at Center (if tickets remain)

A Benefit for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Film followed by discussion with Judy Belushi Pisano & friends. Catered event. For more information please contact: ncoogan@mvcommunityservices.com   John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge Sweet and wild…raw and explosive… John Belushi didn’t just act, he set off sparks. On his thirtieth birthday, he was…

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Friday June 14, 2013,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member (Access with Festival Pass)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online now

FILM+MUSIC – Exploring music and culture through film The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of documentaries features that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. In collaboration with MVY Radio.     Music and film flow naturally together. Our first-ever Film + Music Festival will bring you closer…

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Sunday May 26, 2013, 4:00 pm,
$10 Suggested Donation
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to performance - buy at center

Rock Musician Jonathan Auerbach Produces and Performs a Musical Tribute Marking Memorial Day on Martha’s Vineyard to Salute America’s Troops In honor of Memorial Day and the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, local Massachusetts Veterans, from WWII to Afghanistan, will attend a benefit…

MUD – encore audience favorite

| 2013 | 130 mins | |
Jeff Nichols

Tuesday July 16, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Jeff Nichols
Jeff Nichols

Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and…

WAGNER & ME

| 2010 | 89 mins | |

Friday May 24, 2013, 6:00 pm,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

CLASSIC MUSIC AT THE FILM CENTER The newest addition to the popular new Martha’s Vineyard Film Society theater in Vineyard Haven, a dazzling white grand piano, will be put to the test on Friday, May 24, when MVCMS Artistic Director, pianist Delores Stevens, and violist Lila Brown will present a 30 minute…

GOOD MORNING

| 1959 | 93 mins | |
Yasujirô Ozu

Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7:30 pm,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Yasujirô Ozu
Yasujirô Ozu

Ozu’s hilarious Technicolor reworking of his silent I Was Born, But . . . , Good Morning (Ohayô) is the story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set. Shot from the perspective of the petulant brothers,…

IN THE HOUSE

| 2013 | 105 mins | | ,
François Ozon

Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:30 pm,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

François Ozon

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Friday May 17, 2013, 4:00 PM, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

To celebrate Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha birthday this year on May 17th, the Film Center is collaborating with a number of individuals and organizations to present two films that deal with the teachings of Buddhism in the West. Our program will begin at 4:00 pm with the screening of CRAZY WISDOM: Crazy Wisdom…

Wednesday May 15, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Luis Buñuel

The great screen surrealist Luis Buñuel co-wrote and directed this dark, bitterly witty satire. A group of people in formal dress arrives at an elegantly appointed home for a dinner party. However, once dinner is over and the guests retire to the drawing room, they discover that the servants have gone away,…

RENOIR

| 2012 | 111 mins | | ,
Gilles Bourdos

Saturday June 01, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Gilles Bourdos

Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is…

THE SAPPHIRES

| 2012 | 99 mins | | ,
Filmmaker Wayne Blair

Friday May 31, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Filmmaker Wayne Blair
Tony Briggs

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens)…

HIGH AND LOW (1963)

| 1962 | 143 mins | |
Akira Kurosawa

Wednesday May 08, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Akira Kurosawa

Toshiro Mifune

Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low(Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to…

Wednesday May 01, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Marcel Carné

Even in 1945, Marcel Carné Children of Paradise was regarded as an old-fashioned film. Set in the Parisian theatrical world of the 1840s, Jacques Pravert’s screenplay concerns four men in love with the mysterious Garance (Arletty). Each loves Garance in his own fashion, but only the intentions of sensitive mime-actor Deburau (Jean-Louis…

Classic Film Wednesday Night, The Mikado (1939)

, | 1939 | 90 Minutes | | , ,
Filmmaker Victor Schertzinger

Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Filmmaker Victor Schertzinger

Though it boasts an American director and star, this Technicolor cinemadaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta The Mikado is a faithful record of what it must have been like to attend a performance of Britain’s D’Oyly Carte opera company. Radio tenor Kenny Baker stars as Nanki-Poo, the wand’ring minstrel who wanders…