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…

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL

| 2013 | 91 mins | |
Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki

Thursday April 25, 2013, 7:30 PM
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:30 PM

$10 General Admission $7 Members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki

Star-filled voice cast includes Gillian Anderson, Sarah Bolger, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Jeff Dunham, Isabelle Fuhrman, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Emily Osment, Aubrey Plaza, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff and Anton Yelchin.

The setting is Yokohama in 1963, and the filmmakers masterfully bring to life the bustling seaside town, with its salty air, sun-drenched gardens, and some of the most mouthwatering Japanese home-cooking set to film (plan on ramen and pork katsu after the movie). The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to…

The Quartet

| 2013 | 97 minutes | | ,
Filmmaker Dustin Hoffman

Friday March 08, 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday March 09, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:30 PM

Admission: $10.00/$7.00 for Film Society members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Filmmaker Dustin Hoffman

Filmmaker Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman’s affectionate direction and the talented cast’s amiable charm make Quartet too difficult to resist.

Romantics Anonymous

Filmmaker JEAN-PIERRE AMÉRIS

Join NOT YOUR SUGAR MAMAS for some free sweet chocolate sampling before our screening and visit their store at the Tisbury Marketplace

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Filmmaker Alan Resnais

Resnais and scenarist Marguerite Duras weave a complex story concerning a French actress’s (Emmanuelle Riva) experiences in occupied France, juxtaposed with the horrendous ordeal of a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) coping psychologically with the bombing of Hiroshima.

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Friday September 21, 2012,
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

2012: The MV International Film Festival Finds Its Center September 21, 2012 September 20, 2012 (Vineyard Haven, MA)-Right on cue the curtain went up! Though the scene of fevered construction just days before, the 7th annual MV International Film Festival was able to launch its opening night event at its new year-round…