Sunday September 10, 2017, 11:00am (Film Center),
$12 for General Admission, $9 for MVFS members, $7 for 14 years of age or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible” by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. Spanning genres from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk to folk,…

MVIFF 2017: LIKE CRAZY (la pazza gioia)–CLOSING NIGHT FILM + Party at La Soffitta–SOLD OUT

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
directed by Paolo Virzi and Francesca Archibugi

Sunday September 10, 2017, 4:30pm (Capawock),
$35 General Admission, $35 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by Paolo Virzi and Francesca Archibugi

LIKE CRAZY will be preceded by a showing of the “Best Overall” Short Film from Saturday’s Juried Competition held on Saturday.  After the film, patrons are encouraged to join us for our Closing Night Party Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with…

MVIFF 2017: THE MIDWIFE (sage femme)

| 2017 | 117 minutes | |
Directed by Martin Provost

Sunday September 10, 2017, 1:30pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Martin Provost

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on…

MVIFF 2017: LOST IN PARIS (paris pieds nus)

, | 2016 | 83 minutes | |
Directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon

Friday September 08, 2017, 9:15pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Miao Wang
Produced by Damon Smith, Miao Wang, and Violet Du Feng

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., “Maineland” is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective…

MVIFF 2017: THE ORNITHOLOGIST (O Ornitólogo)

, , | 2016 | 117 minutes | |
directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Saturday September 09, 2017, 9:15pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for endangered black storks along a remote river in northern Portugal when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrim girls on their way to Santiago de Compostela, he plunges into a dark, eerie forest, trying to get back on…

MVIFF 2017: POP AYE

, | 2017 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kristen Tan

Friday September 08, 2017, 9:15pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Kristen Tan

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together–only to discover the truth about himself.

MVIFF 2017: THE WEDDING PLAN (laavor et hakir)

| 2016 | 110 minutes | | ,
Directed by Rama Burshtein

Sunday September 10, 2017, 2:00pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Rama Burshtein

At 32, Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in…

Friday September 08, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
$25 General Admission, $20 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Deepak Rauniyar
Produced by Joslyn Barnes

The Global Citizen Award will be presented to the MVIFF’s Guests of Honor prior to the film and includes a discussion on their careers producing independent world cinema.  Due a just announced film scheduling conflict Mr. Glover will join us via SKYPE, Ms. Barnes will join us in person on Friday evening.  The…

MVIFF 2017: HOLY AIR

| 2017 | 81 minutes | |
Directed by Shady Srour

Friday September 08, 2017, 7:30pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Shady Srour

Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his…

MVIFF 2017: THE FENCER (Miekkailija)

, , | 2015 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Klaus Härö

Sunday September 10, 2017, 12:00pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Klaus Härö

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing,…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 4:30PM (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Curated by BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award nominee for his animated films, including a nomination in 1987 for the…

MVIFF 2017: THE DIVINE ORDER (die göttliche ordnung)

| 2017 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Petra Volpe

Saturday September 09, 2017, 4:00pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Petra Volpe

Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband and their two sons in a peaceful little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora’s life, too, has been unaffected;…

MVIFF 2017: THE DEPARTURE

, | 2017 | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Lana Wilson

Saturday September 09, 2017, 9:15pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Lana Wilson

A remarkable Japanese Buddhist priest uses a range of methods to help desperate people discover the will to live. But when a health crisis puts him at serious risk, can he live by the same advice he gives out? Lana Wilson follows up her award-winning documentary After Tiller with this lyrical, intimate character study…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 6:30PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2017 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

MVIFF 2017: AQUARIUS

| 2016 | 146 minutes | |
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Wednesday September 06, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Clara (Sonia Braga), a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for…

MVIFF 2017: AFTER THE STORM (umi yori mo mada fukaku)

| 2016 | 117 minutes | |
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Friday September 08, 2017, 4:30pm (Capawock),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their…

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION and FILM: THE TRIP TO SPAIN – SOLD OUT

| 2017 | 115 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Thursday September 07, 2017, 5:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, includes Tented Reception along the Pond and Opening Night Movie
Reception Opens for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio

On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.  We’ll be serving wines, beer ( festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Tapas appetizers (provided by…

Tuesday September 05, 2017, 7:30 pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Carl Bessai

Bruce Dern, Anthony Michael Hall, Sean Astin

Actress Ivy Matheson and Producer Irwin Olian will be joining us after the screening for a discussion.  World-renowned, cutting edge architect Davenport Lear (Bruce Dern), nearing retirement, summons his dysfunctional children to a weekend family retreat in one of his architectural creations, a magnificent Malibu Estate. When they learn that he has decided to…