Midnight@Ten series: Animal House (1978)

| 1978 | 109 min. | |
John Landis
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Friday July 19, 2013, 10:00 PM
Saturday July 20, 2013, 10:00 PM,

$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions
30 min. prior to screening
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John Landis

John Belushi, Tom Hulce

The talents of director John Landis and Saturday Night Live’s irrepressible John Belushi conspired to create a rambunctious, subversive college comedy that continues to resonate. Director John Landis put himself on the map with this low-budget, fabulously successful comedy, which made a then-astounding 62 million dollars and started a slew of careers…

Unfinished Song

| 2012 | 93 min. | | ,

Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:30 PM
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:30 PM

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

Starring Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave

UNFINISHED SONG is the funny and uplifting story of Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeon old soul perfectly content with sticking to his dull daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). This unexpected friendship and…

midnight@ten: The Graduate

| 1967 | 106 min. | | , ,
A Film by Mike Nichols

Saturday August 10, 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 Mike Nichols

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross

If “The Graduate” were released today, it might not be in the form of a film.  The pervasive angst on display in this classic might instead be catalogued as a series of tweets by a character I am going to christen @benjaminb46, and which I will imagine, briefly, for you now. June…

Friday September 20, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member and child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure,…

midnight@ten: EASY RIDER

| 1969 | 95 | | , ,
Directed by Dennis Hopper

Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
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Directed by Dennis Hopper
Screen play by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern

Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

With a soundtrack of contemporary rock songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Band, and Steppenwolf to complete the atmosphere, Easy Rider was hailed for capturing the increasingly violent Vietnam-era split between the counterculture and the repressive Establishment. Experiencing the “shock of recognition,” youth audiences embraced Easy Rider’s vision of both the attractions and…

Like Someone in Love

| 2013 | 109 min. | |
A Film by Abbas Kiarostami

Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
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A Film by Abbas Kiarostami

When Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno), a committed academic constantly distracted by work-related phone calls. The lonely widower seems far…

Walkabout

| 1971 | 100 min. | |

Wednesday March 27, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
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A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his “walkabout,” a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are…

Quartet

| 2013 | 97 min. | | ,
A Film by Dustin Hoffman

Thursday March 28, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
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A Film by Dustin Hoffman

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the…

Monday March 04, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Contrary to popular belief, the title does not refer to star William Powell, but to…

Diva

| 1981 | 117 min. | |

Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
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The diva of the title is a famous black opera singer (Wilhelmina Wiggins-Fernandez) who steadfastly refuses to be recorded. The singer is idolized by young French mail-carrier Jules (Frederic Andrei), who sneaks a tape recorder into the theater and records her performance. This is witnessed by a pair of Taiwanese criminals, who…

Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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A Film by Daphne Schmon

Children of the Wind tells the story of the Bonaire windsurfers, a group of native kids, who under the remarkable mentorship of Elvis Martinus, founder of the Bonaire Aquaspeed windsurfing club, overcame insuperable odds to not only dominate an inherently elitist sport but to revolutionize it. The film focuses on brothers Tonky and Taty…

Raw Herring

| 2013 | 90 min. | |
A Film by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich and Leonard Retel Helmrich

Friday September 06, 2013, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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A Film by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich and Leonard Retel Helmrich

Fished for over a thousand years, the Hollandse Nieuwe (Dutch New Herring) is a phenomenon that has become a national cultural icon. More recently, the Dutch herring fleet has lost a great deal of its importance as only two vessels are now fishing for herring under the Dutch flag. Internationally known for…

Friday September 27, 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sunday September 29, 2013, 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL The World’s First Global Film Festival FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 520 ENTRIES – FROM 49 COUNTRIES – 10 FINALISTS Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during…

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Thursday September 05, 2013
Friday September 06, 2013
Saturday September 07, 2013,

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member and child age 14 or younger
Tickets are available online until Wednesday at 12 midnight, there after at Festival Box Office beginning 10 am September 5th

On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a reception beginning at 5:30 PM on the beautiful Water front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road in Vineyard Haven.  We’ll be serving libations and appetizers while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and Sheleigh Hackett play live jazz and pop tunes…

Opening Night: Reception and the film IN A WORLD

| 2013 | 93 min. | |
A Film by Lake Bell

Thursday September 05, 2013, 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$65 for reception and film (and photo shoot)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Lake Bell
Lake Bell

Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino,Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins

On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road.  We’ll be serving cocktails (sponsored by Bombay Sapphire), wines, beer (Stella Artois) and appetizers (provided by Saltwater Restaurant) while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and…

Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror-both Palestinian and Jewish- the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions….

Reality

| 2012 | 110 min. | | ,
A Film by Matteo Garrone

Friday April 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
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A Film by Matteo Garrone

From acclaimed director Matteo Garrone, REALITY is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on…

The Red Shoes

| 1948 | 133 min. | |

Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring…

Before Midnight

| 2013 | 109 min. | |
A Film by Richard Linklater

Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday July 13, 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 Richard Linklater

Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

The latest installment in Richard Linklater’s “Before” series, this film finds its protagonists, Celine and Jesse, in Greece.  As ever, they explore the idyllic European setting while also looking inward, at themselves and their relationship.  Linklater’s script is enlivened by the history shared not only between the characters, but by the actors…

No

| 2012 | 118 min. | | ,
A Film by Pablo Larraín

Friday April 19, 2013,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A Film by Pablo Larraín

Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal),…

Samsara

2011 | 102 min. | |
A film by Ron Fricke

Friday April 19, 2013,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

A film by Ron Fricke

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers…

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
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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,…