MVIFF 2018: SMUGGLING HENDRIX

| 2018 | 1 hr. 33 min.,
Directed by Marios Piperides

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Directed by Marios Piperides
Written by Marios Piperides

Yiannis, a fading musician, is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus for a better life abroad. His plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two “sides” is…

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Two introverted people find out by pure chance that they share the same dream every night. They are puzzled, incredulous, a bit frightened. As they hesitantly accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their dream.

Friday August 10, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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$10 child age 14 or younger
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Rachel Dretzin

Q&A with Director Rachel Dretzin and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. afterward FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed,…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | |

Saturday October 06, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$15 child age 14 or younger
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Giuseppe Verdi

Aida (Anna Netrebko), Amneris (Anita Rachvelishvili), Radamès (Aleksandrs Antonenko), Amonasro (Quinn Kelsey), The King (Ryan Speedo Green)

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

Saturday October 20, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Camille Saint-Saëns

Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elīna Garanča), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy)

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Nico Muhly

Marnie (Isabel Leonard), Mrs. Rutland (Janis Kelly), Marnie’s Mother (Denyce Graves), Terry Rutland (Iestyn Davies), Mark Rutland (Christopher Maltman)

Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur (Anna Netrebko), The Princess of Bouillon (Anita Rachvelishvili), Maurizio (Piotr Beczała), The Abbé (Carlo Bosi), Michonnet (Ambrogio Maestri), The Prince of Boullion (Maurizio Muraro)

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Richard Wagner

Brünnhilde (Christine Goerke), Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Siegmund (Stuart Skelton), Fricka (Jamie Barton), Wotan (Greer Grimsley), Hunding (Günther Groissböck)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Francis Poulenc

Blanche de la Force (Isabel Leonard), Mme. Lidoine (Adrianne Pieczonka), Constance (Erin Morley), Mère Marie (Karen Cargill), First Prioress (Karita Mattila), Chevalier de la
Force (David Portillo), Marquis de la Force (Dwayne Croft)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress

Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM,
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Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio Germont (Quinn Kelsey)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Gaetano Donizetti

Marie (Pretty Yende), Tonio (Javier Camarena), Marquise of Berkenfield (Stephanie Blythe), Sulpice (Maurizio Muraro)

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:55 PM,
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Giacomo Puccini

Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio
Germont (Quinn Kelsey)

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Georges Bizet

Carmen (Clémentine Margaine), Micaëla (Aleksandra Kurzak), Don José (Roberto
Alagna), Escamillo (Alexander Vinogradov)

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Saturday October 06, 2018,
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When purchasing a pass, we will email you to ask which operas you would like to attend with your pass.
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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

Saturday October 06, 2018,
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$220 Season Pass, $200 Member's Season Pass
Once you purchase a pass, we will email you to identify which operas you would like to attend.
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MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE JULY 18th. The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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A special event to benefit the MV Film Society and its youth Scholarship awards.  Several panelists from the Film Industry will join together on the Film Center stage to discuss candidly the topic: Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future.   A wine reception will be held in our lobby starting at 6:45…

Friday July 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Siren Mayhew and her cohorts perform live music from beloved films that span the decades. Join us for a night of nostalgia that will include musical numbers from the likes of The Lion King, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and many more. Siren and Friends —…

Sunday June 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Directed by Doug Liman
Based on a Book by Valerie Plume
Produced by Doug Liman

Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

Valerie Plame, former covert CIA ops officer, and Director/Producer Doug Liman in person for Q&A As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron

2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

Wednesday August 08, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Directed by Susanna Styron
Written by Susanna Styron
Produced by Jacki Ochs

A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Written by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Executive Produced by Laurie David and Geralyn Dreyfous

Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what…

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm,
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Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Directed by Dava Whisenant
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant

Starring: Martin Short, David Letterman, Chita Rivera

WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Starring: Gilda Gadner, Lorne Michaels, Chevy Chase, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

Monday July 30, 2018, 5:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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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 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$25 General Admission, Benefit for Vineyard House, No MVFS discount on event
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Directed by Tracey Anarella
Co-Producer Peter Fish

Starring Livingston Taylor, Carly Simon, Ian Anderson, Kate Taylor, Ben Taylor

Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing…

Thursday August 16, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 for MVFS Members,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with 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 one hundred…

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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SOLD OUT

Directed by Susan Lacy
Co-produced by Susan Lacy and Jessica Levin

Starring Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, Robert Redford

Director and Producer Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all…

Thursday May 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open at 6:30pm for Opening Night Reception
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Directed by Susan Kucera
Produced by Jeff Bridges

Narrated by Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking feature challenges our current way of thinking and provides…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

Thursday April 19, 2018, 6:30pm,
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$25/person
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Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

Starring Danny Glover

You are cordially invited to 1854’s Spring Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on April 19th at 6:30 pm. You’ll be hearing more about this project in coming months, but for now here’s a brief introduction. When he died in 2015, the late Jack Schimmelman, a great fan of the spirituals…

Saturday March 31, 2018, 6:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$30/person, ticket price is tax deductible
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Directed by Carl Schenkel
Written by Hampton Fancher

Starring Denzel Washington

On Saturday, March 31 at 6:30PM 105.5 FM, WYOB (MVRHS student-run station) and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society collaborate with the showing of “The Mighty Quinn”, a thriller filmed in Jamaica starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Reviews say, “The Mighty Quinn is smart, pleasant entertainment offering an early…

Sunday March 04, 2018, Red carpet arrivals begin at 7PM; the Oscars telecast ceremony begins at 8:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Advanced Purchase: $35 General Admission, $25 Member. At the Door: $40 for all.
Doors Open for admissions at 7PM. Buy tickets at Film Center or online. Reservations Recommended.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 90th Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 7pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals with guests getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with…

Wednesday April 18, 2018, 1:00pm,
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Free to All!
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Directed by Chris Columbus
Written by J.K. Rowling

Starring Daniel Radclife, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint

This event is co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Goodie Bags, Interactive Script, and a Sorting Hat to help young witches and wizards decide their Hogwarts House will all be provided. Doors Open at 12:30pm Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy…

Wednesday February 28, 2018, 4:00pm
Sunday March 04, 2018, 1:00pm,

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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

Thursday March 01, 2018, 4:00pm
Sunday March 04, 2018, 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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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE ADMISSION)

2017 | 197 minutes | |
Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Sunday December 03, 2017, 2pm (Film Center),
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Directed by Frederick Wiseman

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE AQUINNAH, CHILMARK, EDGARTOWN, OAK BLUFFS, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND WEST TISBURY LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. At the film we are asking for donations to either the Island Food Pantry or The Red Stocking Fund (a gift) to help…

Sunday March 25, 2018, 4:00pm,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Ai Weiwei

Dylan Fernandes, our Rep. to the MA Statehouse, will attend the screening of Human Flow and will speak briefly about the state of immigration policy in our community.  In collaboration with these Vineyard groups dedicated to Peace: MV Peace Council  Sense of Wonder Creations MV Friends Meeting Over 65 million people around…

THE OPERA HOUSE

2017 | 108 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Froemke

Saturday January 13, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Susan Froemke

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of…

Sunday December 17, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.   A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker…

Sunday January 21, 2018, 12:55PM (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Thursday February 22, 2018, 7:00pm (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Benedict Andrews
Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Benedict Andrews, this thrilling revival of Tennessee Williams’s 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner burns bright enough to both scorch and illuminate. Starring a perfectly paired Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller, this Young Vic production brings combustible conviction to a smoldering classic that has only rarely ignited in performance in recent years….

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: AMADEUS

2017 | 180 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Longhurst

Sunday January 07, 2018, 1:00pm,
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Michael Longhurst
Written by Peter Shaffer

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: YOUNG MARX

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman

Thursday December 07, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FOLLIES

| 2017 | 145 minutes | |
Directed by Stephen Sondheim

Thursday November 16, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
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Directed by Stephen Sondheim
Written by James Goldman

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a…

Wednesday October 25, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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PATRONS WHO PRESENT THEIR CLAM/MV PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD AT BOX OFFICE WILL RECEIVE THE MEMBER PRICE. Captured live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War…

Saturday November 18, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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$25 General Admission, $22 Member
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Featured Athletes
Scotty Arnold | Jeremy Jensen | Neil Provo | Ian Provo | Jonny Moseley | JT Holmes | Errol Kerr
Ty Peterson | George Rodney | Arielle Gold | Taylor Gold | Lexi duPont | Amie Engerbretson
McKenna Peterson | Tyler Ceccanti | Collin Collins | Julian Carr | Keith Curtis | Kalen Thorien
Michael "Bird" Shaffer | Seth Wescott | Rob Kingwill | Kevin Giffin | Marcus Caston | Kaylin Richardson
Linda Haaland | Tommy Moe | Jess McMillan | Griffin Post

Snow riders are a family—one big tribe comprising of many smaller ones. Familial rites pass down through generations. Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil. Line of Descent celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes,…

THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

2018 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday January 27, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Written by Giacomo Puccini
Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume

Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Gioachino Rossini

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

Saturday April 28, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Jules Massenet

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is…

THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

| 1849 | 218 minutes | | ,
Written by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday April 14, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center),
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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Conducted by Bertrand de Billy

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Luisa Miller, which has not been seen…

THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday March 31, 2018, 12:55pm,
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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner…

THE MET LIVE: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

2017 | 147 minutes | |
Written by Thomas Adès

Saturday November 18, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Thomas Adès

Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Thomas Adès conducts his…

THE MET LIVE: THE MAGIC FLUTE (die zauberflöte)

1791 | 189 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday October 14, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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$12 child age 14 or younger
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Golda Schultz as Pamina , Kathryn Lewek as The Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as Tamino, and Markus Werba as Papageno

The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s…

THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00pm (Film Center),
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Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday February 24, 2018, 12:35pm (Film Center),
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Written by Giacomo Puccini

The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France. An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya…

THE MET LIVE: NORMA

1831 | 184 minutes | |
Conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Saturday October 07, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Conducted by Carlo Rizzi
Written by Vincenzo Bellini

Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma

NORMA is set in Gaul (France) at the beginning of its occupation by the Roman Empire. Almost all of the characters are druids, members of the Gallic priesthood, the only exceptions being the tenors, both of whom are Romans. It is interesting that the Roman Empire, long depicted in European culture as…

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

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

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

Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Marta Barrio

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

Thursday October 05, 2017, 7:30pm
Friday October 06, 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday October 07, 2017, 7:45pm

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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Film Lovers of 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 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 20th Annual Short Film Festival, a…

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…

Tuesday September 05, 2017, 7:30 pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS Member
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Directed by Carl Bessai

Bruce Dern, Anthony Michael Hall, Sean Astin

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

UNREST

| 2017 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by Jennifer Brea

Tuesday August 29, 2017, 7:30 pm (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 Jennifer Brea

Director Jennifer Brea and Professor Omar Wasow will join us after the screening for a discussion led by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a Ph.D. program at Harvard, Brea manifested…