Tuesday September 02, 2014
Wednesday September 03, 2014
Thursday September 04, 2014,

SPECIAL EVENT
$225 General Admission, $185 MVFS Member
Passholders get to select their film festival movie and event tickets in advance on-line

All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  Also there are other…

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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

The Film Center was host to the Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score earlier this month for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  Watch a clip of the fabulous performance here!    

Friday August 01, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated…

Friday June 27, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Hilla Medalia
Philip Shane, Hilla Medalia

Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali

Although set in Israel, our film is ultimately about one man’s hopeful endeavor to shift the paradigm and stop the hate. More than anything, we hope that Dancing in Jaffa can help transcend geographic and cultural boundaries by raising awareness of the challenges involved in dealing with hatred, while also proving that change is always…

Thursday July 24, 2014, 7:30pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Irene Roberts, Ernest Barreto, Andrew Russo

The world is divided into two types of people…those who whistle, and those who have tried. Pucker Up takes a look at the little-known world of championship caliber whistling. The movie offers a wealth of footage from the International Whistling Convention and Competition, giving a history of whistling as well as profiling six…

Sunday June 29, 2014, 4 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Michael Rossato-Bennett
Michael Rossato-Bennett, George Strayton

Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Norman Hardie

Please join us following the feature film ALIVE INSIDE for a short panel discussion with Leslie Clapp, Executive Director of MV Center For Living and Marvin Rosenkrantz, film subject about the MV Center For Living’s music and memory program. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music…

Friday June 27, 2014, 7:00 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat

An all-ages dance party through the kitchens, backyards and living rooms of Buenos Aires, Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat‘s Living Stars sets its camera on dozens of everyday Portenos and lets each do his or her thing for the duration of a single dance track. The setup is straightforward: Fixed camera, mic on the floor to catch ambient…

Friday June 27, 2014, 9:00 pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Alex Gibney

Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti

No individual better embodies African music of the 1970s and ’80s—and its pivotal role in postcolonial political activism—than Fela Kuti. After quickly taking his native Nigeria by storm, the pioneering musician’s confrontational Afrobeat sound soon spread throughout the continent and beyond, even as it made determined enemies of the repressive Nigerian military regime….

Saturday June 28, 2014, 7:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Aaron Naar

Matthew Stoneman

Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women…

Music and Film Festival: WE ARE THE BEST!

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Lukas Moodysson

Saturday June 28, 2014, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Lukas Moodysson

Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne

‘We Are the Best!’ is a joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion.WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. This is a film of flawless, natural performances, particularly from the three young leads. It’s 1982, and…

Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$50 Deluxe Ticket, $40 Premium Ticket, and $25 General Admission
Doors Open for Reception (Deluxe and Premium Ticket holders only) at 6:30 PM. General Admission doors open at 7:15 PM Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi

For Over 30 Years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1950′s through today. Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few acappella groups…

Monday July 21, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jonathan Kent

Leading tenor of today Jonas Kaufmann stars in a brand new production of Manon Lescaut alongside Kristine Opolais

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre will present a special live ‘preview’ performance by WT DOT singers, Monday July 21 thirty minutes before Opera in Cinema Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut beginning at 7:00 PM Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan…

Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
Richard Eyre's

Sunday June 22, 2014, 12:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Richard Eyre's

Old favorites, star studded cast - Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson (baritone), Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Verdi’s La Traviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in…

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Thursday June 26, 2014
Friday June 27, 2014
Saturday June 28, 2014,

SPECIAL EVENT
Festival Pass $75, MVFS Member Discounted Festival Pass $60. Pass-holders will be able to select their film tickets in advance and receive confirmation via email
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival….

Thursday June 26, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$30 General Admission and $25 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

Fred Neymeyer

Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke

The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

Thursday August 07, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Taylor Toole

Taylor Toole, Jen Hirsch, Jess Phaneuf , Rob Myers, Scott Barrow, Amy Sabin Barrow

ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

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SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Join us For a Night of Musical Entertainment “Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” — Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners…

Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$60 General Admission, $50 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions at 7:30 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…

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Wednesday December 18, 2013, 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
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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…

Holiday Classic: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

| 1942 | 112 mins | |
Directed by William Keighley

Wednesday December 11, 2013, 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
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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…

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Sunday September 01, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$40 General Admission, $75 Preferred Seating and Reception
Tickets only available at Midnight Farm, Above Ground Records, and online at www.friendsofmvyradio.org

mvyradio welcomes extraordinary UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling to Martha’s Vineyard for a special Labor Day Weekend performance at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. At only 23 years old, Laura has established herself as one of the most unique and celebrated indie folk artists working today. This will be a one-of-a-kind evening in…

Monday August 19, 2013, 9:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission; $22 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Ryan Montbleau ryanmontbleau.com Through word of mouth and repeat visits, the band has built a devoted following from the Northeast to Chicago, Seattle and Austin. “It’s like watching the grass grow,” says the easygoing Montbleau.  When the crowds are dancing, the band digs deeper in the pocket. But Montbleau, who still performs…

Thursday August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$35 General Admission, $32 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online now

Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…

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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…

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Monday July 29, 2013, 7:30 PM,
$20 General Admission, $15 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to concert - buy at center or online

David Crohan, although classically trained, is a master of the Great American Songbook.  You’ll hear Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein and more as he tickles his way along the piano keys.

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:…

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…

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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…