AN ORDINARY MAN

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling
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Monday July 17, 2017, 7:30pm,
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Directed by Brad Silberling
Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter Serafinowicz

Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General, ferried nightly from couch to couch by…

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Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:30pm
Wednesday August 16, 2017, 7:30pm,

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$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS or MVM Member (must show MVM card at door),
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & 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…

Thursday May 25, 2017, 7:30pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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NANCY VICK
KRISTEN NUTILE
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Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30pm,
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$25 General Admission, $20 Member
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Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, April DeBoer

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

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 7:30pm,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…

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Thursday March 23, 2017, 6:30PM,
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$20 Admission, A Benefit for Island Homeless
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A BENEFIT FOR ISLAND HOMELESS Nomad’s Oasis features an evening of Middle Eastern dance, music, and food. Doors open at 6:30PM for reception prior to musical event. Featuring the Karman Belly Dancers.  MC’s by Kevin Ryan  

Saturday April 01, 2017, 6:30PM reception, 7:30PM film,
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$35 General admission; $30 for Film Society members
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Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff

WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for WYOB (MVRHS student run radio station) in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive…

THE POWDER & THE GLORY

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

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

NARRATOR
Jane Alexander

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

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

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Sunday February 26, 2017, Red carpet arrivals begin at 7PM; the Oscars telecast ceremony begins at 8:30PM,
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Advanced Purchase: $35 General Admission, $25 Member. At the Door: $40 for all.
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Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

Celebrate the 89th Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Enjoy light appetizers, desserts, and beverages during the red carpet arrivals beginning at 7PM, get your photo taken with a real Oscar, and fill out your Oscar predictions ballot before the…

ROBOT AND FRANK – Members Free

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

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 7:30PM,
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$12 General Admission, Free for Members,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jake Schreier

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

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

Thursday January 19, 2017, 7:30PM,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Craig Leeson

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

Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:00PM,
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Free admission to all!
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ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN VINEYARD HAVEN ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th. This holiday special goes back in time to show how Elmo’s ancestors–not to mention those of Grover, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster–helped transform “the most unfriendly street in town” into the bright, kind, music-filled place it…

Sunday October 23, 2016, 1:00PM (Film Center),
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member, $12 child age 14 or younger
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Helen McCrory, Tom Burke

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new…

Wednesday November 16, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$18 General Admission, $15 Member,
$10 child age 18 or younger
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Directed by Dick Carruthers

Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall with Special Guests Baaba Maal and Mamadou Sarr, The Very Best, Beatenberg, The Brother Moves On

DUST AND THUNDER chronicles the meeting of South Africa with their long-standing favourite British band, Mumford & Sons. Filmed live against the beautiful Pretorian outback, award-winning director Dick Carruthers gets to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act as the band performs new songs and classic…

THE MISTOVER TALE

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

Saturday October 22, 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 Harry Tappan Heher

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

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

Sunday October 09, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center),
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Proceeds from this screening will benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Post-screening discussion. BEING MORTAL delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he…

Thursday September 29, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Friday September 30, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Saturday October 01, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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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 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 19th Annual Short Film…

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Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:30PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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BILL PLYMPTON

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

2016 MVIFF – THE WONDERS

| 2014 | 110 mins | |
ALICE ROHRWACHER

Sunday September 11, 2016, 2:00PM,
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ALICE ROHRWACHER

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Rohrwacher’s richly textured feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic…

Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:00PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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HANG SANG-SOO

A film director falls for a young painter – twice. Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows…

2016 MVIFF – MADLY (SOLD OUT!)

| 2016 | 105 mins | | ,
Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan

Tuesday September 06, 2016, 7:30PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan

A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world’s most visionary directors. The film takes a passionate trip around the world exploring modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications, culminating into one iconoclastic, feature-length anthology of six 15-minute vignettes.           TO…

2016 MVIFF – FATIMA– SOLD OUT!

| 2016 | 79mins | | ,
PHILIPPE FAUCON

Friday September 09, 2016, 7:00PM,
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$20 General Admission, $17 Members
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PHILIPPE FAUCON

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

2016 MVIFF – COURT

| 2015 | 116 mins | | ,
CHAITANYA TAMHANE

Sunday September 11, 2016, 2PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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CHAITANYA TAMHANE

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker…

2016 MVIFF – AFERIM!

| 2015 | 108 mins | | , , ,
RADU JUDE

Friday September 09, 2016, 4:30PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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RADU JUDE

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. Together with his son, they set out in search for the gypsy slave. While the unflappable Costandin comments on…

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Saturday September 10, 2016, 6:30PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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This screening is SOLD OUT!     From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS…

2016 MVIFF – THE TENTH MAN

| 2016 | 82 minutes | | , , ,
Daniel Burman

Sunday September 11, 2016, 12:00PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Daniel Burman

Singer songwriter, Usher

The romantic comedy, THE TENTH MAN, is a kind-hearted story about a son re-entering the world of his father, the world he left long ago.In the process of trying to meet his father and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel meets Eva. Her independent spirit motivates Ariel to come to grips…

2016 MVIFF – NEON BULL

| 2015 | 101 mins | | ,
Gabriel Mascaro

Friday September 09, 2016, 9:00PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Gabriel Mascaro

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the…

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

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

AGENTS OF CHANGE– One Time Screening

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

Tuesday August 16, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

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

THE BIG CHILL with Special Guest JoBeth Williams

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

Monday July 18, 2016, Pre-screening reception at 6:45PM, film starts at 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams

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

Special Event: PAPER LANTERNS

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

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Barry Frechette

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

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Monday July 25, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A unique multimedia performance with live music chronicles the race to reach the moon.  With rare archival footage and interviews with the major players, astronauts and their families, John Monsky, creator and narrator, takes us inside the capsule and the control room to trace the great rush to the lunar surface. The drama,…

NT LIVE: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

| 2015 | 180 minutes | |
Nicholas Hytner, Cal McCrystal

Tuesday July 26, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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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),
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$25 General Admission, $20 All Members,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Jimmy Tingle

As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump as Republican candidate on the right and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton 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 presidency (shall we say he’s…

THE SAME HEART

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

Sunday July 24, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Len Morris & Georgia Morris

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

BRIAN GLOWACKI

Monday July 25, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand),
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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),
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Free Admission (Limit to 2 tickets per person)
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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

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

2016 Doc Week: CITY OF GOLD

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

Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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directed by Laura Gabbert

Jonathan Gold

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

2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

Norman Lear
George Clooney
Jon Stewart
Rob Reiner
Amy Poehler

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

2016 Doc Week: MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES

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

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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$15 General Admission, 12 Member,
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Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Debbie Harry
Brooke Shields
Fran Lebowitz

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

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

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$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,
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$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…

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Wednesday August 10, 2016, 6:00PM (THE STRAND),
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$15 General Admission, $12 MVFS or MVM Member (must show MVM card at door),
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Discussion throughout the short film segments 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…

Filmusic Festival: ELVIS AND NIXON

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

Sunday June 26, 2016, 7:30pm,
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Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
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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…

Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
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…

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Kim Snyder

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

ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

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

Monday August 15, 2016, 3:30PM (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),
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 Keith Fulton

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

1776

| 1972 | 141 minutes | | ,
Directed by Peter H. Hunt

Monday July 04, 2016, 6:30PM (Capawock),
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 Peter H. Hunt

William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum

Join our Theater Manager, Bob Dutton, for an entertaining afternoon as he hosts a special screening of 1776! This independent production was adapted from the hit 1969 Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Daniels. The story is set during the first Continental Congress, when the Declaration of Independence was drafted by such…

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
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…