YOSEMITE

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

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

POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist 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
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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,

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$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…

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Monday July 25, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 26, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),

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$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Ophelia returns in an exploration of beauty, power, sex and violation. Presented by New York and Vineyard artists, OPHELIA’S GHOST combines live theater, video, and music to portray the entanglements of two modern familIes in one mansion. Summer resident and director Kay Matschullat has transported the young lovers and friends from HAMLET to an island…

Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:15PM (Film Center),
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$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),
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$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),
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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),
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$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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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),
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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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member, Children Free Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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),
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$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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),
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$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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$7 child age 14 or younger
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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,
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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)

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$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),
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$35 for reception and film
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

Tuesday September 01, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Heather Harlow

NOUS DEUX ENCORE is a poignant tribute to Yiannis Leoussis; the remembrance of true love told by Maxie Leoussis. The short film takes place in Greece. In the spirit of the movie, the screening will include live Greek music and Greek food.   AVRAM PENGAS (Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals). Born in Greece, Pengas’ extraordinary…

MERU

| 2015 | 87 min | | , ,
Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Friday September 25, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Wednesday September 30, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

JIMMY CHIN, GRACE CHIN, CONRAD ANKER, JENNIFER LOWE-ANKER, AMEE HINKLEY, JON KRAKAUER, RENAN OZTURK

In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October…

Tuesday September 08, 2015
Wednesday September 09, 2015
Thursday September 10, 2015,

SPECIAL EVENT
$225 General Admission, $185 MVFS Member
Pass holders get to select their film festival movie and event tickets in advance on-line
Buy pass online.

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.  There are other benefits…

Friday August 07, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member
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Directed by Dayne Goldfine and Daniel Geller

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after…

Tuesday August 04, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Members
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Directed by David Holbrooke

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is…

Wednesday August 12, 2015, 8:00pm (Strand),
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$25 General Admission, $22 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Get ready for endless laughs and…well…possibly a few split sides, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society continues its diverse summer program with stand-up comedians Tom Hayes and Will Noonan of the Headliners Comedy Club. Many of the Headliners Comedy Club comedians have appeared on a national stage, including Comedy Central and XM…

Thursday August 06, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Phillip Baribeau

UNBRANDED the Film is more than a documentary. It’s an adventure, a message, and a wakeup call for better land and wild horse management. Follow along as Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Thomas Glover travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West on wild…

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

| 2015 | 250 minutes
Directed by Julie Taymor

Thursday October 08, 2015, 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

Directed by Julie Taymor

The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. Once a year, there is a day of midsummer madness, that Shakespeare was riffing off…

Monday July 13, 2015, 8:00PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Suggested donation of $10/family of four and $5/individual (all proceeds go to charity)
Tickets will be on sale at the baseball field box office at any MV Sharks home game and will go on sale 30 minutes prior to the film on the night of the movie.

Directed by David M. Evans

The Sandlot tells the story of a new kid in town who is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. Come see one of the greatest baseball movies ever made in the…

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

2014 | 86 minutes | |
Directed by Alan Hicks

Sunday June 28, 2015, 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 Alan Hicks

FEATURING CLARK TERRY, JUSTIN KAUFLIN, GWEN TERRY, QUINCY JONES

Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry – a mentor to Miles Davis – is among the few performers ever to have…

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Monday August 31, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member,
$12 Student (with valid Student ID)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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WILD & PRECIOUS is docudrama/theatrical memoir celebrating our 50 Years of Social Change:  Gay Liberation/ integration through one man’s story.  From the moment the curtain goes up until the final bow the audience is riveted by Steve Cadwell’s tale: you’ll cherish the little boy playing with dolls; identify with the adolescent challenges…

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO

, , | 2013 | 84 minutes | | ,
Directed by Viviane Blumenschein

Friday June 26, 2015, 9:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Viviane Blumenschein

WALTER "CHINO" LABORDE, DIEGO "DIPI" KVITKO, MAESTRO PABLO GRECO, AKI KAURISMÄKI

Spanish, Finnish, German with English subtitles. A Finnish saying goes: “Rather a man with a runny nose than a man with a hollow laugh.” Finns have a quirky sense of humour – and they are also a bit shyer than other people. They only become talkative after the third beer or so,…

CARTEL LAND Q&A w/ Director Matthew Heineman

| 2015 | 98 minutes | | ,
Director Matthew Heineman

Friday August 14, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Director Matthew Heineman

In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona’s Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine…

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Thursday June 25, 2015
Friday June 26, 2015
Saturday June 27, 2015,

SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, $60 Member,
$45 child age 14 or younger
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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. You get to select your tickets by email and we’ll reserve them for you for pick up at the Box Office. ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL…

ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

| 2015 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jeanie Finlay

Saturday June 27, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jeanie Finlay

JIMMY ELLIS, SHELBY SINGLETON, JIM ELLIS JR., NANNETTE USELTON CLARK, NANCY CROWSON, NICK SCOTT PETTA

Come ready to do your best Elvis impersonation!  The audience member who best impersonates The King (dress included) will be given complimentary tickets to a future film. ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and…

Friday April 22, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
MEMBER EVENT
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Member Screening
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Directed by Greg Reitman

ROOTED IN PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman (SUNDANCE Audience Award 2008 for FUEL) invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world…

LANDFILL HARMONIC

2015 | 84 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley

Sunday June 28, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley

LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of…

BRASIL BAM BAM BAM: THE STORY OF SONZEIRA

, , | 2014 | 75 minutes | | ,
Directed by Charlie William Inman and Benjamin Holman

Saturday June 27, 2015, 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 Charlie William Inman and Benjamin Holman

At a time when corruption and football are top of everyone’s minds, BRASIL BAM BAM BAM: THE STORY OF SONZEIRA will take you on a journey to the heart of what really made Brasil famous. From Bossa to Samba to Batucada to Baile Funk, Rio’s sounds have enchanted audiences worldwide since the 1950s….

THE WRECKING CREW

2015 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Denny Tedesco

Friday June 26, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Denny Tedesco

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that…

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Friday July 24, 2015, 7PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$200 per person -- a benefit for the MV Film Society and its student scholarship programs.
$125 of each ticket is tax-deductible.
Tickets are available to purchase online, or by contacting Jess Johnson at jess@mvfilmsociety.com or 508.696.9369.

Join fellow film lovers for a fun evening of signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live music and entertainment provided by the Olivier Manchon and Eric Johnson Swing Duo, along with a special performance by the Traveling Troubadours (featuring the seasoned performer with charm, Molly Canole).  Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! The…

New York Film Critics Premiere: BOULEVARD

| 2015 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Dito Montiel

Wednesday July 08, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL PRICING: $20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Directed by Dito Montiel

ROBIN WILLIAMS, KATHY BAKER, BOB ODENKIRK

Robin Williams stars in his last film as Nolan Mack, a man who has worked at the same bank for almost 26 years in a life of monotony. He and his wife Joy (Kathy Baker) have embraced their marriage as a convenient distraction from facing reality. However one day, what starts as…

PETER AND JOHN

| 2015 | |
Directed by Jay Craven

Monday July 06, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 07, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center),

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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jay Craven

CHRISTIAN COULSON, SHANE PATRICK KEARNS, DIANE GUERRERO, JACQUELINE BISSET, GORDON CLAPP

SPECIAL GUEST: Director Jay Craven will join us for both showings for a Q&A after the movie. Guy de Maupassant’s 19th century seaside novel, Pierre et Jean, is widely credited for changing the course of narrative fiction. The book introduced intense psychological complexity into its naturalistic depiction of a family brought to…

VINEYARD VOICES FILMS in collaboration with the MV MUSEUM

| Various | 87 minutes | |
Linsey Lee, MV Museum
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Saturday December 05, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Linsey Lee, MV Museum

  The Vineyard’s past comes alive in five short films that capture important issues and times in American life using seldom-seen historical images and first-person accounts from Island people. The stories include Civil Rights activities, an early African-American church, the Island’s Deaf Community, the Shearer Summer Theater, and the founding of the…

JAWS – 40th Anniversary of its release by Universal

| 1975 | 124 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Saturday June 20, 2015, 6:30PM (Capawock), 9:30PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
6:30PM at the Capawock
9:30PM at the Strand

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Steven Spielberg

ROY SCHEIDER, ROBERT SHAW, RICHARD DREYFUSS, LORRAINE GARY

Two Shows/Two Theaters — The Capawock Theater at 6:30 PM, The Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs at 9:30 PM. Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds…

HAVANA CURVEBALL

, , | 2014 | 85 mins | |
Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

Sunday June 14, 2015, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

Enjoy (2) 5-minute videos of Alan Brigish’s photography from a recent trip to Cuba, the new baseball movie HAVANA CURVEBALL, and a Q&A afterwards with Alejandro Carreño. Mica, is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. An…