maine

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

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…

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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…

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Saturday September 09, 2017, 7:00PM,
$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)…

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Tuesday September 05, 2017
Wednesday September 06, 2017
Thursday September 07, 2017,

SPECIAL EVENT
$230 per person, $200 per person for film society members
Film Festival Passes are available at the Film Center or online now

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details Click here for Film Schedule and Events at MVIFF 2017 $230 per person $200 per person, discounted for film society members General Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes…

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Monday August 14, 2017, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Entire evening $125, Concert $50 Only beginning at 9PM
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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India Arie, Grammy Award Winning Artist Charles D. King, Founder and CEO MARCO Suzanne de Passe, Legendary Film and Music Producer James Blue, PBS News Hour, Moderator Doors open at 7:00 PM 7:30 PM Conversation and musical tribute with reception immediately after 9:00 PM After Glow Concert with India Arie *All proceeds…

I KNOW A MAN… ASHLEY BRYAN

| 2016 | 73 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Richard Kane

Thursday August 24, 2017, 5:30pm,
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 Richard Kane

Join Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Adrienne L. Childs after the film for a Q&A I KNOW A MAN … ASHLEY BRYAN is a story about this 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50+ children’s books,…

Thursday August 17, 2017, 7:00pm (at the Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission to General Public. Tickets available in advance online
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
. Reserve your tickets in advance online

Directed by Stanley Nelson

Join filmmaker Stanley Nelson after the film for a Q&A.  Sponsored by Firelight Media.  A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and path of promise toward the American dream—Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more…

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Monday July 31, 2017,
SPECIAL EVENT
$65 All Access Festival Pass, $55 Festival Pass for MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its third annual Documentary Week from July 31st through August 4th, 2017. To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL with your selected festival movie and event selections…

Tuesday August 08, 2017, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Thursday August 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT,

SPECIAL EVENT
General Admission $30, MVFS Members $25 (Benefit, all proceeds go towards the Film Center year-round programming of theater, ballet, etc)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by James Lapine

Starring: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe.

BOTH SHOWS OF FALSETTOS ARE SOLD OUT! We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center with special commentary afterwards by its creator, James Lapine. Join us in our lobby starting at 6:45PM for a reception and live music.  Mr. Lapine is generously allowing us to…

CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
$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 Matthew Heineman

CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face…

2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang
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Tuesday August 01, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Nanfu Wang

Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film with Producer Marcia Rock for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she…

SOLD OUT — 2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio

Monday July 31, 2017, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Mary Mazzio

Narrated by Jessica Chastain

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT — PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE THEATER FOR A WAITLIST OR TICKETS. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR ANOTHER FILM DURING OUR DOC WEEK.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.   The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more….

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Thursday June 22, 2017, 6:30PM
Friday June 23, 2017
Saturday June 24, 2017,

SPECIAL EVENT
$75 All Access Festival Pass, $60 Festival Pass for MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2017 The MV Film Society presents a long weekend of feature and short films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our fifth annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to…

SOLD OUT! AN ORDINARY MAN with Writer/Director Brad Silberling

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling
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Monday July 17, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
SOLD OUT!
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Directed by Brad Silberling

Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter Serafinowicz

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General (Ben…

The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Monday August 21, 2017, 7:30pm,
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 John Sims

Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

Tuesday August 15, 2017, 4:00pm,
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 Clennon L. King

Civil Rights icon and long-time PBS and NPR correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will host the screening, introduce Roxbury-based filmmaker Clennon L. King before the film, and afterwards moderate a post-screening discussion on race and history. In addition to King, joining Hunter-Gault for the conversation and Q&A will be St. Augustine (Fla.) Civil Rights…

Thursday May 25, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions at 6:30pm
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KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK
NANCY VICK
KRISTEN NUTILE
KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK

Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

Saturday April 29, 2017, 9:30am,
$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
FREE for Youth 13-21 (for free tickets you must email: mvfilmcenter@gmail.com Subject Line: Youth Event)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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TREVOR (1994) (16 Minutes) This comedy won the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film and led to the creation of The Trevor Project, the national non-profit organization focused on the suicide-prevention of LGBTQ youth. It tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose life falls apart when his fellow middle schoolers learns…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: I AM MICHAEL

| 2017 | 98 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Justin Kelly

Sunday April 30, 2017, 12:30pm,
$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 Justin Kelly

James Franco, Emma Roberts, Daryl Hannah

James Franco stars in the true story of Michael Glatze, a high-profile gay activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. Post-show: Rev. Cathlin Baker leads a conversation about the relationship between Religion and the LGBTQ community. Rev. Bill Clark and…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: RARA

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | |
Directed by Pepa San Martín

Sunday April 30, 2017, 4:00pm,
$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 Pepa San Martín

Julia Lübbert, Emilia Ossandon, Mariana Loyola

Rarely seen in the USA, this film was inspired by the real-life case of a Chilean judge who was stripped of custody of her daughters for being a lesbian. Told from the point of view of thirteen-year-old Sarah, we see the tension of adult drama through the confused and disillusioned eyes of a young…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

| 2016 | 100 Minutes | |
Directed by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar

Saturday April 29, 2017, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar

Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta

A fund-raising event for CAMP JABBERWOCKY. Undeterred by her cerebral palsy, charming college student Laila leaves India to study in New York and embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Post-show: Skype Q&A with Alexander Freeman,…

Friday April 28, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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BAYARD & ME (2017) (16 Minutes) Bayard Rustin was chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a confidante to Martin Luther King, Jr., but because he was gay, was pushed aside by other members of King’s circle of advisers. This short documentary tells the story of how Rustin, unable to…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, April DeBoer

Going behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle, this documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the same-sex marriage movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States…

Sunday April 09, 2017, 4:00pm,
$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 Erica Fae

Jarlath Conroy, Erica Fae, Meagen Fay

Co-sponsored by the TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS Featuring a post-show Skype interview with writer, director and actor Erica Fae. Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work & her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1800’s.  When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in…

Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:30pm,
$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 Jacques Tourneur

Robert Mithum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected three films…

Film Noir Classics: SCARLET STREET

| 1945 | 101 Minutes | |
Directed by Fritz Lang

Wednesday April 05, 2017, 7:30pm,
$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 Fritz Lang

Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her con-man lover,…

Film Noir Classics: THE KILLERS

| 1946 | 102 Minutes | |
Directed by Robert Siodmak

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 7:30pm,
$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 Robert Siodmak

Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, who received an Academy Award nomination, has long been considered the quintessential noir film: a character study of one man, Swede (Burt Lancaster), who because of betrayal and the love for a woman, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has lost the will…

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 7:30pm,
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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Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…

THE POWDER & THE GLORY

2015 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman

Thursday March 09, 2017, 7:30PM,
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 Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman

NARRATOR
Jane Alexander

VOICE OF ELIZABETH ARDEN Paula Lyons
VOICE OF HELENA RUBINSTEIN Annette Miller
MEN'S VOICES Tony Kahn

In anticipation of the opening of War Paint on Broadway this April at the Nederlander Theatre. War Paint is a new musical inspired by this documentary film. Special guest speaker co-director Arnie Reisman THE POWDER & THE GLORY tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth…

THE LAST OCEAN — FREE ADMISSION for members!

| 2012 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Peter Young

Thursday February 23, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, FREE to Members,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Peter Young

SCIENCE ON SCREEN, An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. FREE ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS OF THE MV FILM SOCIETY. Special Guests: Warren M. Doty I have been a selectman in the Town of Chilmark for 18 years. During all of those years a major…

ROBOT AND FRANK – Members Free

| 2012 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jake Schreier

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 7:30PM,
MEMBER EVENT
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, Free for Members,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Jake Schreier

Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Peter Sarsgaard, James Marsden, Liv Tyler

SCIENCE ON SCREEN  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. FREE TO MVFS MEMBERS Special Guests:  Michael Chuah, PhD Candidate, Biomimetic Robotics Lab Mechanical Engineering | Massachusetts Institute of Technology His bio is contained here — http://pixelhub.me/mcx We’ve asked Michael to speak on these topics:…

Thursday January 19, 2017, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Craig Leeson

This screening is sponsored by Norton Point, with a portion of proceeds going to the Vineyard Conservation Society. A PLASTIC OCEAN is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to…

TAMPOPO

| 1985 | 114 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jûzô Itami

Wednesday November 23, 2016, 7:30PM,
$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 Jûzô Itami

Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Koji Yakusho, Rikiya Yasuoka, Kinzo Sakura

Chris Fischer, the Beard Award winning author and chef is going to present a new short film beforehand and talk afterwards about Tampopo, a film he specifically selected for us this evening. The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all…

THE MISTOVER TALE

| 2016 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Harry Tappan Heher

Saturday October 22, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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 Harry Tappan Heher

Naomi Packard Dunn, Kevin Rice, Harry Tappan Heher, Heidi Pulkkinen, Lee Fierro

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Harry Tappan Heher. THE MISTOVER TALE is a modern adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic tragedy “The Return Of The Native” set amid the remote beaches and open fields of “off-season” Martha’s Vineyard. The fatally flawed island misfit, Cliona (Naomi Packard Dunn), has one great desire: to leave her culturally…

Sunday October 09, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Proceeds from this screening will benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Post-screening discussion. BEING MORTAL delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he…

COMMAND AND CONTROL

| 2016 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Robert Kenner

Thursday October 27, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
$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 Robert Kenner

Post-screening Q&A with Producer Mark Samels. In collaboration with WGBH – Boston From Robert Kenner, director of the groundbreaking film FOOD. INC., and Mark Samels, executive producer of the Oscar-nominated film LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, comes COMMAND AND CONTROL, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex…

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Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:30PM,
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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BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. PLEASE NOTE- Bill informs me “there is full frontal male and female nudity as well as foul language and sexual content in the program.”  The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a…

2016 MVIFF – FATIMA– SOLD OUT!

| 2016 | 79mins | | ,
PHILIPPE FAUCON

Friday September 09, 2016, 7:00PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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PHILIPPE FAUCON

This screening is SOLD OUT! The waitlist is full.    PRIOR TO THE SCREENING OF THIS FILM, THE MV FILM SOCIETY WILL BE PRESENTING ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST SHARON STONE WITH THE MV FILM SOCIETY GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD FOR HER CHARITABLE WORK AND PHILANTHROPY ACROSS THE GLOBE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SHARON’S CHARITABLE WORK…

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Saturday September 10, 2016, 6:30PM,
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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This screening is SOLD OUT!     From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS…

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Tuesday September 06, 2016
Wednesday September 07, 2016
Thursday September 08, 2016,

SPECIAL EVENT
$225 per person, $185 per person for film society members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details $225 per person $185 per person, discounted for film society members First Choice Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat for themselves)…

AGENTS OF CHANGE– One Time Screening

| 2014 | 66 minutes | |
Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Tuesday August 16, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand),
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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Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, and acclaimed director Stanley Nelson. AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who…

THE BIG CHILL with Special Guest JoBeth Williams

| 1983 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Monday July 18, 2016, Pre-screening reception at 6:45PM, film starts at 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions at 6:45PM
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Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams

6:45PM pre-show reception with producer Diane English and actress JoBeth Williams. Post-screening Q&A with JoBeth Williams. She will discuss its cast, production, and lasting appeal after the screening. A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old college friends who are now all grown up and hardened by the big wide world…

Special Event: PAPER LANTERNS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | | ,
Directed by Barry Frechette

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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 Barry Frechette

Post-screening Q&A with director Barry Frechette, composer Chad Cannon, and cinemoatographer/ editor Max Esposito. Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki from Hiroshima will also be participating in the discussion. In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6th, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and three…

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Monday July 25, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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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A unique multimedia performance with live music chronicles the race to reach the moon.  With rare archival footage and interviews with the major players, astronauts and their families, John Monsky, creator and narrator, takes us inside the capsule and the control room to trace the great rush to the lunar surface. The drama,…

THE SAME HEART

, | 2016 | 67 minutes | |
Directed by Len Morris & Georgia Morris

Sunday July 24, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand),
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 Len Morris & Georgia Morris

Why do half of the world’s children live in grinding poverty? The Same Heart features a growing number of global economists and moral leaders who agree that an extremely small financial transactions tax, the “Robin Hood Tax,” could place the needs of all children at the heart of the global financial system for the first time. Suggesting…

BRIAN GLOWACKI

Monday July 25, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Brian Glowacki (Comedian) Brian Glowacki is a nationally touring stand up comedian from that OTHER island of Nantucket!  Growing up, he would only travel to Martha’s Vineyard for football games but this summer Brian brings his brand of humor to the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs on July 25th.  Join us for an…

World Premiere: VISIONS OF HOME: THE WORK OF HEATHER NEILL

| 2016 | 58 minutes | |
Directed by David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos

Friday July 29, 2016, 6:00PM (Capawock),
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission (Limit to 2 tickets per person)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos

Directors David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos, and Artist Heather Neill will attend. Free admission (Limit to 2 tickets per a person) There is beauty to be found in the pattern on a porcelain teacup, or the “patina of a working boat at rest.” In her nostalgic, lifelike, and sometimes whimsical paintings, artist Heather Neill pays…

DOC WEEK

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM
Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM
Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM

MEMBER EVENT
SPECIAL EVENT
$100 General Admission, $75 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Documentary films have become the conscience of the nation, providing a deeper study of contemporary, and often unnoticed, social issues. By using the unique medium of film, documentarians are able to cultivate more compelling and fruitful discussion by mixing strongly-drive narratives with vivid imagery. In lieu of the rise of the documentary, the…

2016 Doc Week: CITY OF GOLD

| 2016 | 1 hr. 31 min. | | ,
directed by Laura Gabbert

Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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directed by Laura Gabbert

Jonathan Gold

Introduction by Joan Nathan, an award-winning American cookbook author, and a skype Q&A with director Laura Gabbert.  CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food culture of the city, Los Angeles. Gold has been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary…

2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

| 2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE, plus special guests in attendance, Vineyarders and friends of Mike Nichols, ROSE STYRON and JAMES LAPINE to discuss Nichols’ love of the theater, and of the Vineyard. Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened…

2016 DOC WEEK: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

| 2016 | 1 hr. 32 min. | | , ,
directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member
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directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

Norman Lear
George Clooney
Jon Stewart
Rob Reiner
Amy Poehler

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RACHEL GRADY Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons,…

2016 Doc Week: MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES

| 2016 | 1 hr. 20 min. | | , ,
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, 12 Member,
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Debbie Harry
Brooke Shields
Fran Lebowitz

FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RANDY BARBATO                 The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He…

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Thursday June 23, 2016
Friday June 24, 2016
Saturday June 25, 2016,

SPECIAL EVENT
$75 All Access Festival Pass, $60 Festival Pass for MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL  Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2016 The MV Film Society presents a weekend of feature films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our third annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to the music…

Sunday June 12, 2016, 4:00 pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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LIMIT OF TWO TICKETS PER PERSON. On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, disaster looms. The historic Gay Head Lighthouse is soon to become the next victim of the ocean’s relentless erosion of the island cliffs. Built in 1856, the more than 400-ton structure soars…

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Kim Snyder

Producer Maria Cuomo Cole, filmmaker Kim Snyder, and Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise Mark Barden will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the…

Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Keith Fulton

A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students. At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more…

Sunday May 29, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Sylvie Rokab

Narrated by Liam Neeson

Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy…

Sunday May 29, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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 Robert Kenner

Post Screening Q&A Guest: Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D. President and Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center  The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride…

Saturday May 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$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 Fredrik Gertten

POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist/Actor Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a…

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Thursday May 26, 2016, 4:00pm (Film Center)
Friday May 27, 2016
Saturday May 28, 2016,

SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, $60 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests. All-Access pass…