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. 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 days later, “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki….

NT LIVE: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

| | 180 minutes
Nicholas Hytner, Cal McCrystal

Tuesday July 26, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member, $12 child age 14 or younger
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Nicholas Hytner, Cal McCrystal

James Corden

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End…

Tuesday August 09, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 All Members,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jimmy Tingle

As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump and the Republican candidates on the right and Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provok-ing and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the…

THE SAME HEART

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

Sunday July 24, 2016, 8:00PM (Strand),
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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 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…

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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,
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

POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH JONATHAN GOLD 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 treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review…

2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

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

Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM,
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 Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened up to his close friend and colleague, theater director Jack O’Brien, about the storied beginnings of his career, including his comedy collaboration with Elaine May, his direction…

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,
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$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,
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 pursued both with insatiable dedication. “Look at the…

DARK HORSE

| 2016 | 85 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Louise Osmond

Friday July 01, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Saturday July 02, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Sunday July 03, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Louise Osmond

Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion,…

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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
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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…

Filmusic Festival: THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

| 2015 | 1 hr. 50 min. | | , ,
DIRECTED BY JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

Sunday June 26, 2016, 4:00PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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DIRECTED BY JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

The Amazing Nina Simone –  directed by Jeff L. Lieberman This new documentary reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of America’s true musical geniuses. Much beloved and often misunderstood, the story of Americaʼs most overlooked musical genius…

ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan
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Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
Suggested Donation $15
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Sam Shephard, Jack Quaid

All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

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Wednesday July 20, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS or MVM Member (must show MVM card at door),
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Post-screening discussion with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the MV Museum and the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost…

Filmusic Festival: ELVIS AND NIXON

| 2016 | 1hr 26 mins | | , ,
Directed by LIZA JOHNSON

Sunday June 26, 2016, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by LIZA JOHNSON

Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon

7:00PM – MINI CONCERT WITH SINGER SONGWRITER NATE D’ANGELO IN THE LOBBY An American comedy-drama This comedy cleverly blends fact and fiction to reveal the untold story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, that resulted in the most requested photograph in the National Archives….

Saturday June 25, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by KEITH MAITLAND

This film compiles interviews, never before seen backstage footage, pivotal bookings and memorable moments to tell the story of the iconic AUSTIN CITY LIMITS TV show from its beginning with Willie Nelson, to where it is today― hosting music legends and premiering the music legends of tomorrow. This documentary is the ultimate archive…

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Individual Tickets: $15 per movie, $12 for MV Film Society members.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

Filmusic Festival: JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

| 2015 | 1 hr. 46 min. | | , ,
Directed by AMY BERG

Friday June 24, 2016, 9:00PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by AMY BERG

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time – a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her untimely and tragic death in 1970 at age 27. This in depth examination presents an intimate and…

Filmusic Festival: THE WINDING STREAM

| 2015 | 1 hr. 30 mins. | | , , , ,
Directed by Beth Harrington

Friday June 24, 2016, 7:00PM ,
SPECIAL EVENT
Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Beth Harrington

The Winding Stream is a 90-minute music history documentary that tells the story of the American roots music dynasty – the Carters and the Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family, the film traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters, the marital…

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…

LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Friday August 19, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Ron Suskind, Owen Suskind

Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams will attend this special screening. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story…

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 and filmmaker Kim Snyder 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 deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…

ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

, | 1986 | 133 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Monday August 15, 2016, 4PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Lonette McKee, Christine Pascal, Herbie Hancock, John Berry, Martin Scorsese

Maxine Gordon will be attending to comment on the film. A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and…

Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday August 16, 2016, 6:30pm (Capawock),

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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Keith Fulton

Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

JAMES FRANCO, HENRY HOPPER, STEVEN WIIG, BARRY DEL SHERMAN

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

Sunday May 29, 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 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),
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 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…

Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Saturday May 28, 2016, 4:00PM (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 Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Post Screening Q&A with DAVID FOSTER, Ph.D. of Harvard Forest From French co-directors,Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comesA poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A history of Europe is told through the paws, claws, and…

Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Thursday May 26, 2016, 6:30PM (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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Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Narrated by Rachel McAdams

Featuring Sting and Jean-Michel Cousteau

Opening Reception to Festival in MV Film Center lobby begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW), Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in…

Sunday August 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$75 Deluxe Ticket, $50 Premium Ticket, and $30 General Admission
Doors Open for Reception (Deluxe and Premium Ticket holders only) at 6:30PM. General Admission doors open at 7:15PM Buy tickets at Film Center or online now.

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

Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30PM for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley. 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…

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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
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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…

Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:15PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$30 General Admission, $25 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Ewald André Dupont

EMIL JANNINGS, MALY DELSCHAFT

Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown at the MV Film Center in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new…

Sunday May 08, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Su Rynard

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings…

Sunday April 24, 2016, 4:00 PM (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 Boyd Estus
Written by Sam Low
Produced by Sam Low

Refreshments to following Q&A with Sam Low in the lobby provided by SAIL MV. Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance. In hand-built, double-hulled canoes sixty feet long, the ancestors of…

BAG IT (FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING)

| 2011 | 74 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Suzan Beraza

Tuesday April 05, 2016, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE ADMISSION
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Directed by Suzan Beraza

JEB BERRIER, JARED BLUMENFELD, MARTIN BOURQUE

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do…

Friday April 01, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$30 Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Perry Henzell

JIMMY CLIFF

WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for FM WYOB in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name…

THE FINEST HOURS (Last Show!)

| 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie

Thursday February 11, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Craig Gillespie

CHRIS PINE, CASEY AFFLECK, BEN FOSTER, HOLLIDAY GRAINGER, JOHN ORTIZ, ERIC BANA

A heroic action-thriller, THE FINEST HOURS is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. The film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns…

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA with Matthew Stackpole

| 2015 | 121 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ron Howard

Saturday February 13, 2016, 4:00PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Ron Howard

CHRIS HEMSWORTH, BENJAMIN WALKER, CILLIAN MURPHY, TOM HOLLAND, BEN WHISHAW, BRENDAN GLEESON

SPECIAL SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH SAIL MV, TO BENEFIT THEIR PROGRAMMING. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s…

New York Film Critics Series Premiere: TUMBLEDOWN

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sean Mewshaw

Wednesday February 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
SPECIAL PRICING: $20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Directed by Sean Mewshaw

JASON SUDEIKIS, REBECCA HALL, DIANNA AGRON, JOE MANGANIELLO

Post-screening simulcast Q&A with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner. Pop culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals,…

Saturday February 06, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Greg Whiteley

Presented in collaboration with the Vineyard Montessori School.  The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools…

SPOTLIGHT

| 2015 | 127 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tom McCarthy

Tuesday December 29, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)
Wednesday December 30, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Thursday December 31, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Tom McCarthy

MARK RUFFALO, MICHAEL KEATON, RACHEL MCADAMS, LIEV SCHREIBER, JOHN SLATTERY, STANLEY TUCCI

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation…

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

| 1944 | 113 mins | | , , , ,
Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Sunday December 27, 2015, 1:00pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member, Children Free Admission
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Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

CHILDREN ADMITTED FREE TO SHOW Sally Benson’s short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters, who hoped to find a throughline to connect the anecdotal tales. After several false starts (one of which proposed that the eldest Smith daughter be kidnapped and…

Saturday December 12, 2015, 2:00 pm (Capawock Theater),
SPECIAL EVENT
'FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering Suggested' (Sponsored by the TBA and MV Film Society)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening. Box Office opens 45 min. prior to screening to allow time to get your Nat’s Nook hot chocolate before the film.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari

FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering Suggested Children: Enjoy $1 off of a small hot chocolate at Nat’s Nook (details below)! Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe…

SUFFRAGETTE

| 2015 | 106 minutes | |
DIRECTED BY Sarah Gavron

Saturday December 05, 2015, 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 Sarah Gavron

CAREY MULLIGAN, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, BRENDAN GLEESON, ANNE-MARIE DUFF, BEN WHISHAW, MERYL STREEP

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working…

OPERA IN CINEMA: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

| 2015 | 180 mins | |
Conductor Patrick Summers. Director David Pountney.

Sunday January 17, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Conductor Patrick Summers. Director David Pountney.

ALFRED REITER, NORMAN REINHARDT, ANA DURLOVSKI, BERNARDA BOBRO, DANIEL SCHMUTZHARD, DÉNISE BECK

Sung in German. Three enormous, 27-metre-high fire-spewing “dragon dogs”, a Queen of the Night costume to break all records, three mythical creatures for the three ladies operated by puppeteers, and dozens of stunt artists rushing around the stage: in his staging for the Bregenz Festival, David Pountney offers “a spectacle of the…

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Sunday November 08, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Multi-media event. Susan Klein, Alan Brigish, and Gary Girouard will stage “STORIES FOR A STARRY NIGHT—For Love of a Small Island,” a unique collaboration of three award-winning artists. Susan’s stories about growing up in Oak Bluffs are told between the “photographic symphony” of Alan’sphotographs of the Vineyard melding on the big screen as Gary…

Sunday December 13, 2015, 1:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, JOSÉ CARRERAS

On December 23, 1999, The Three Tenors performed their only Christmas concert together in Vienna, Austria. This concert featured a mix of sacred and popular Christmas songs with The Three Tenors singing separately, in duets, and as a trio.

OKLAHOMA– 60th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SCREENING

| 1955 | 145 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Sunday November 01, 2015, 12:00PM (Film Center),
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$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 Fred Zinnemann

GORDON MACRAE, GLORIA GRAHAME, GENE NELSON, CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD, ROD STEIGER, EDDIE ALBERT, JAMES WHITMORE, SHIRLEY JONES

Sunday’s screening of OKLAHOMA will begin about 12:10 PM tomorrow. But beginning at 11:35 will be a 25 minute pre-show — a featurette featuring Okie native and Broadway singing star Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II stage production. Join us for…

OPERA IN CINEMA: NORMA

| 2015 | 180 mins | |
Directed by Kevin Newbury

Sunday October 25, 2015, 12:00pm (MV Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Kevin Newbury
Composer: Renato Palumbo
Written by Vincenzo Bellini

Sondra Radvanovsky | Gregory Kunde | Raymond Aceto | Ekaterina Gubanova | Anna Puche | Francisco Vas

“If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of”. That is what Richard Wagner said about Vincenzo Bellini’s most famous opera, which he considered the most perfect example of a musical tragedy. And rightly so, because in Norma Italian Romanticism reached its pinnacle. This production, by up-and-coming American stage…

Thursday October 29, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Directed by Douglas Tirola

Special Guest: Judy Belushi for October 24th showing only. Special pricing for this date. From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even…

MY FAIR LADY 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

| 1964 | 192 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by George Cukor

Sunday October 18, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by George Cukor

AUDREY HEPBURN, REX HARRISON, STANLEY HOLLOWAY, WILFRID HYDE-WHITE, GLADYS COOPER, JEREMY BRETT

MY FAIR LADY is now more “loverly” than ever with a breathtaking new restoration playing in cinemas nationwide for a limited time only. In honor of its 50th Anniversary, this eight time OSCAR winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original 65mm negative and scanned utilizing start-of-the-art technology under the supervision…

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Friday October 02, 2015, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE ADMISSION -- 7 PM brief reception beforehand
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Opening Night: Living Local kicks off with a special MV Film Center screening of “Sustainable Vineyard”, an episodic independent documentary series by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth. Special reception at 7 PM — Wine & Bits, Community gathering afterwards. Award-Winning documentary filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film-Truth Productions are excited…

New York Film Critics Series Premiere: MEADOWLAND

| 2015 | 105 min | |
Directed by Reed Morano

Tuesday October 13, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL PRICING: $20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Directed by Reed Morano

Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Wilson

After the film, there will be a simulcast Q&A featuring Olivia Wilde and Reed Morano (director) Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and Phil’s (Luke Wilson) son goes missing, shattering their life together. As months pass with little information, they each struggle in their own way to cope. Phil’s more traditional route leads to an unexpected…

Friday October 02, 2015, 4:00pm (Film Center)
Saturday October 03, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Sunday October 04, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)

SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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 this week, when the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous…

Sunday September 13, 2015, 4:30PM (MV Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$35 for reception and film
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Gianni di Gregorio

Gianni di Gregorio, Marco Marzocca, Valentina Lodovini

The incomparable Gianni Di Gregorio follows Mid-August Lunch(Pranzo di Ferragosto) and The Salt Of Life (Gianni e le donne) with another gem, sprinkled with his sly wit and irresistible charm. Easygoing Gianni is looking forward to a life untroubled by the demands of his ex-wife and nosy neighbours. On the eve of his retirement, he is informed…

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Saturday September 12, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary international animated films curated by Signe Baumane from the past year.  Signe was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has made 15 animated shorts and one feature film, “Rocks In My Pockets”. You, the audience, will decide on the best…

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Saturday September 12, 2015, 7:00PM (Capawock),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A festival selection committee whittled 2000+ entries down to 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. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod…