OPERA in cinema: RIGOLETTO

| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli
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Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm,
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Stefano Vizioli
Conductor: Massimo Zanetti

Leo Nucci | Nino Machaidze
Francesco Demuro | Marco Spotti

Presentation Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments, Rigoletto continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with its tragic plot and famous arias. One of the most popular arias of all time, “La donna e’ mobile,” is so catchy that prior to Rigoletto’s premiere in Venice of 1851, Verdi swore the tenor to secrecy,…

OPERA in cinema: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón
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Sunday April 12, 2015, 12 pm ,
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Rolando Villazón
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

Rolando Villazón | Miah Persson | Ildebrando d'Arcangelo | Roman Trekel | Regula Mühlemann

Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set as a classic Western, this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at Opera de Lyon). Villazòn as director and Nemorino — these tidings alone were…

OPERA in cinema: Cavalleria and Pagliacci

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Enrico Castiglione

Sunday March 15, 2015, 12pm,
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Enrico Castiglione
Conductor: Luiz Fernando Malheiro

Cavalleria Rusticana: Daniela Dessì | Fabio Armiliato
Giuseppina Piunti | Valdis Janons
María José Trullu
Pagliacci: Piero Giuliacci | Chiara Taigi
Giuseppe di Stefano | Giovanni di Mare
Vincenzo Taormina

Cavalleria Rusticana Adapted from the short story written by Giovanni Verga, Cavalleria Rusticana is a one-act opera considered one of the classics of verismo opera. The opera was composed by Pietro Mascagni, with a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, as part of an 1888 competition by Milanese publisher Edoardo Sonzogno. After winning the…

OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA

, | 2014 | 210 minutes | |
Martin Kušej
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Sunday February 15, 2015, 12pm,
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Martin Kušej
Conductor: Asher Fisch
Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros

Presentation La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of…

CENERENTOLA POSTER (mail)

Sunday January 11, 2015, 12pm,
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Joan Font

Angelina (Cenerentola) by Joyce DiDonato, Don Ramiro by Juan Diego Flórez, Tisbe by Itxaro Mentxaka, Clorinda by Cristina Obregón, Don Magnifico by Bruno de Simone, Dandini by David Menéndez, Alidoro by Simón Orfila

Presentation “Catch Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in what may just be definitive performances in Rossini’s enchanting rags-to-riches rendition,” entreated James Sohre in his review of Rossini’s beloved dramma giocoso “La Cenerentola” in Opera Today. This performance from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu captures all the vocal sparks and dazzle generated…

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Sunday December 21, 2014, 12pm,
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Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Alina Somova, Vladimir Shkliarov

A ballet world–first perfect for all the family this holiday season…Mariinsky Theatre’s The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker ballet and is a sumptuously traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The ballet opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later…

OPERA & BALLET in cinema: Balanchine Millepied

| 2014 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Georges Bizet and Maurice Ravel

Sunday November 30, 2014, 12pm,
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Georges Bizet and Maurice Ravel

Étoiles | Premiers danseurs and Corps de ballet of the Paris Opera Ballet

Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former…

OPERA in cinema: IL TROVATORE

| 2013 | 137 minutes | |
Giuseppe Verdi
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Sunday November 02, 2014, 12 pm,
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Giuseppe Verdi

Marcelo Álvarez | Teresa Romano
Claudio Sgura | Mzia Nioradze

This musical feast from Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim. Anna Netrebko, “in devastating form” (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. At her side, the…

Sunday October 26, 2014, 3:00pm,
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Tina Mascara, Guido Santi

The Dalai Lama, Khyongla Rinpoche, Nicky Vreeland

A QUADRAFECTA – new photo exhibit, multimedia shows, pre-release film and a reception at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Susan Klein and Alan Brigish are premiering their latest collaboration Now & Zen: A Window on Beauty. This is the first of a series of multimedia show they are developing, together with several…

Tuesday November 04, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Michael Radford
Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford

Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden

Star Shirley MacLaine is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, ELSA & FRED.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  “Elsa and Fred” is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s…

SOMM

| 2013 | 93 mins | |
Jason Wise

Saturday October 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sunday October 19, 2014, 4:00 PM,

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Jason Wise
Jason Wise

Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble

Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you’ve NEVER heard of… SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the…

Wednesday October 15, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Todd Douglas Miller

Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker

National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.    THE TRUE TALE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN HISTORY! When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute…

Friday October 03, 2014, 7:30pm,
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M. Sean Kaminsky

Vandana Shiva, Diane Ott Whealy, Bill McDorman

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is pleased to present OPEN SESAME in collaboration with Living Local MV, The Farm Institute, Island Grown Schools and Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library.  Q&A afterwards with special guests: Food writer Doctor Jessica B. Harris, Ken Green founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library One of the world’s…

Friday October 10, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Bess O'Brien

MEDIA SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY THE MV TIMES The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone,…

Tuesday October 21, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Erik Poppe
Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Juliette Binoche, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Oscar winner Juliet Binoche is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a on screen simulcast cast appearance by the featured guests….

Monday September 15, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Lina Plioplyte
Ari Cohen, Lina Plioplyte
Ari Cohen

Joyce Carpati, Tziporah Salamon, Lynn Dell, Ilona Smithkin, Ari Cohen, Zelda Kaplan, Debra Rapoport, Jacquie Murdock

Our screening is being dedicated to Shirley Berkowitz Dworkin who passed away on September 9, 2014.  She was the younger sister of Zelda Kaplan, one of the women interviewed in this film, and the mother of Barbara Binder, an island resident. Join us for a reception preceding the film screening beginning at 6:30…

Friday September 26, 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday September 27, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday September 28, 2014, 7:30pm

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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL
The World’s First Global Film Festival Announces Finalists for its 17th Annual Film Festival to Take Place Across Six Continents Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities…

Sunday September 07, 2014, 4:30 PM,
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Maria Sole Tognazzi
Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano

Stefano Accorsi, Henry Arnold, Eirik Bar

Our closing night reception will begin immediately following the film and is to be held in the Film Center lobby and porch area – food and libations and live music.  A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some…

Door God

Friday September 05, 2014, 7:00 PM,
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Various

A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film on Friday, September 5th and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod TImes, Matthew VanDyke (Not…

MVIFF: HUNTING ELEPHANTS

| 2013 | 107 minutes | | ,
Reshef Levi

Sunday September 07, 2014, 2pm,
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Reshef Levi
Reshef Levi, Regev Levy

Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart

Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan’s grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu’s best friend…

MVIFF: AUSTIN TO BOSTON “U.S. PREMIERE”

| 2014 | 72 minutes | | ,
Directed by James Marcus Haney

Saturday September 06, 2014, 9:15 PM,
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Directed by James Marcus Haney
Editor: Kitty Green
Producers: Ben Lovett, Ty Johnson

Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Staves, Bear's Den

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars…

MVIFF: ILO ILO

| 2013 | 99 minutes | |
Anthony Chen

Saturday September 06, 2014, 1:00 PM,
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Anthony Chen
Anthony Chen

Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani

Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained…

MVIFF: METRO MANILA

, | 2014 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Sean Ellis

Friday September 05, 2014, 9:15 PM,
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Sean Ellis
Sean Ellis, Frank E. Flowers

Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega

Ellis, whose previous films include the award-winning CASHBACK and THE BROKEN, travels to the Philippines to tell the story of Oscar Ramirez, a down-on-his-luck farmer who flees the countryside with his family to look for a brighter future in the bustling, overwhelming metropolis of Manila. Oscar believes he has caught a break…

Saturday September 06, 2014, 4:00 pm,
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Bill Plympton

The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist, director, screenwriter…

FRANK with screenplay-writer and producer Jon Ronson

| 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Lenny Abrahamson

Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:15 PM,
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Lenny Abrahamson
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan

Domhnall Gleeson, Moira Brooker, Paul Butterworth

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael…

Saturday September 06, 2014, 7:00 pm,
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Sylvain Chomet

Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

French writer-director Sylvain Chomet creates a whimsical story about a piano prodigy, Paul, who lives a completely sheltered existence, cut off from the outside world, due to his domineering, aristocratic aunts. His life consists solely of constant piano practice, until he meets his eccentric neighbor Madame Proust and his entire world is…

MVIFF: CHILD’S POSE

| 2013 | 112 minutes | |
Calin Peter Netzer

Friday September 05, 2014, 4:00 PM,
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Calin Peter Netzer
Razvan Radulescu, Calin Peter Netzer

Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab

A sharply crafted family thriller, CHILD’S POSE pivots on a riveting performance by Gheorghiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, BEYOND THE HILLS) as a steely, upper-class Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far…

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Friday September 05, 2014, 5:30 PM,
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To celebrate and support local farmers, the MV International Film Festival is proud to host our seventh annual REEL FOOD MV event. Mingle with festival filmmakers and notables at the sumptuous restaurant Saltwater for local MV raw bar and a three-course dinner with dessert prepared by chef Joe DaSilva.  Wines, Stella Artois beer, Izze soda, and San…

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Wednesday September 03, 2014
Thursday September 04, 2014,

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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.  Also there are other…

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Tuesday August 19, 2014, 11:00 AM,
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Tickets are being sold by eventbrite - please visit http://tedxmarthasvineyard.com/about/ for more ticketing information

TEDx Martha’s Vineyard is the first TED affiliated event on Martha’s Vineyard. The inaugural theme for the 2014 program is “Insanity, Genius, and the Creative Process.” We are pleased to announce the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society (MVFS) will be hosting the event at the Film Center! The purpose of TED is simple: to inspire!  The inaugural…

Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Jon Shenk

Mohamed Nasheed

ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, MOHAMED NASHEED RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN A COUP D’ETAT PERPETRATED BY SECURITY FORCES LOYAL TO THE FORMER DICTATOR. THIS FILM IS THE STORY OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a…

Sunday July 27, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Gabriel London
Gabriel London

Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning…

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The Film Center was host to the Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score earlier this month for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  Watch a clip of the fabulous performance here!    

Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:30pm,
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Curt Worden

David Amram, Erik Bauersfeld, Carolyn Cassady

In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation to benefit the library.   Join us for a reception beginning at 6:30 pm in the film center lobby with pot-luck contributions from members of the Library Foundation. In addition to the film, there will be a special live readings from Kerouac’s book Big Sur by radio…

Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss, winner of the Leffe Craft Your Character international storytelling competition, performs his acclaimed one-person show The Mushroom Cure live at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. This completely true story recounts how, inspired by a scientific study showing hallucinogenic mushrooms could potentially cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam embarked on a program of…

Friday August 01, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated…

Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Victoria Campbell

Crafted from footage taken on nearly a dozen trips to Haiti amidst the aftermath of 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince in 2010, “Monsieur le Président,” begins with Ms. Campbell’s immersion into the reeling neighborhoods of that city, and transitions to her participation in the effort to keep the citizenry…

Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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James Franco
James Franco

James Franco, Scott Haze, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson

Actor James Franco stars, writes, and directs in this crime thriller about a mans disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order in “Child of God”.  An exclusive pre-release look at this thrilling drama. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show,…

Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Mike Nichols
Calder Willingham, Buck Henry

Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

Special guest, Mike Nichols will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the show.   This screening is in collaboration with the MV Museum and benefits both the museum and the film center.    “One word: plastics.”  This line and others in THE GRADUATE became cultural touchstones, as 1960s youth rebellion…

Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Sarah Kernochan

Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards for her documentaries Marjoe and Thoth. As a screenwriter, she has written many films, among them Nine and ½ Weeks, Impromptu, and What Lies Beneath; she both wrote and directed the film All I Wanna Do as well. Her latest script Learning to Drive recently finished filming in New York. In addition to her film work, Kernochan…

FED UP

| 2014 | 92 mins | |
Stephanie Soechtig

Tuesday July 01, 2014, 7:30 PM
Wednesday July 02, 2014, 7:30 PM,

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Stephanie Soechtig

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you…

NEWBURGH STING with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

2014 | 87 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Tuesday July 22, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
David Heilbroner

Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” ‘The Newburgh Sting‘ reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. Husband & wife team David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four…

Sunday June 08, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Patrick Moore

June 8 ~ Across Sound Connections celebrates oceans screening ocean films @ 7:30 pm SAVING THE OCEAN with Carl Safina  ~ written, produced and directed by John Angier two – 30 min. films with hopeful news on conservation efforts to restore oceans in peril. Cod Comeback ~ Carl Safina goes fishing to…

Sunday June 29, 2014, 4 pm,
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Michael Rossato-Bennett
Michael Rossato-Bennett, George Strayton

Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Norman Hardie

Please join us following the feature film ALIVE INSIDE for a short panel discussion with Leslie Clapp, Executive Director of MV Center For Living and Marvin Rosenkrantz, film subject about the MV Center For Living’s music and memory program. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music…

Wednesday July 09, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner

Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, Frankie Valli, Frances Sternhagen, Sterling Jerins

Actors Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton come together for the first time onscreen in Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes.” An exclusive pre-release look at this romantic comedy. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a…

Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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Bailey Pryor
Steve Jones

In collaboration with Mystic Seaport and SAIL MV the Film Center presents THE CHARLES W MORGAN. A one-hour documentary film, directed by five-time Emmy winner Bailey Pryor which will be aired by PBS affiliate stations across the nation, telling the extraordinary story of America’s last wooden whaleship and the incredible saga of…

Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:30pm,
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Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

Join us at 3:30 pm for a pre-show reception and art viewing in the Feldman Family Artspace at the MV Film Center. Program and movie to follow at 4:30 pm. FREE ADMISSION. Come see the wonderful art that reflects our concerns of nature and ecology. “VCS celebrates its 50th year in 2015,”…

Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$50 Deluxe Ticket, $40 Premium Ticket, and $25 General Admission
Doors Open for Reception (Deluxe and Premium Ticket holders only) at 6:30 PM. General Admission doors open at 7:15 PM Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

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

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 in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few acappella groups…

Sunday May 18, 2014, 4 PM,
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FREE ADMISSION by online registration, seating is limited. Sponsored by WCAI and WGBH - American Experience
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Directed by Stanley Nelson
Written by Stanley Nelson

Robert Moses

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), FREEDOM SUMMER highlights an overlooked but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters…

Tuesday April 29, 2014, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Steven Knight

Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson

Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his…

Tuesday May 06, 2014, 7:30 pm,
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$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…

Sunday June 15, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Play directed by David Esbjornson
Alfred Uhry

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, and Boyd Gaines

Two of the world’s greatest living actors — five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer–Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy. Driving Miss Daisy, shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sell out…

Monday July 21, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Jonathan Kent

Leading tenor of today Jonas Kaufmann stars in a brand new production of Manon Lescaut alongside Kristine Opolais

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre will present a special live ‘preview’ performance by WT DOT singers, Monday July 21 thirty minutes before Opera in Cinema Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut beginning at 7:00 PM Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan…

Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
Richard Eyre's

Sunday June 22, 2014, 12:00 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Richard Eyre's

Old favorites, star studded cast - Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson (baritone), Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Verdi’s La Traviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in…

OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCO

| 2014 | 149 Mins | |
Daniele Abbado’

Saturday May 31, 2014, 12:00 PM,
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Daniele Abbado’

This was Domingo's debut in the baritone role of Nabucco (over the last few years he has transitioned from tenor to baritone roles)

Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated vocal talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is not-to-be-missed. Domingo…

OPERA in Cinema: Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI

| 1787 | 205 mins | |
Kasper Holten

Saturday April 12, 2014, 12:00 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $18 Member
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Kasper Holten

Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien and French soprano Veronique Gens.

The debut feature film of leading opera director Kasper Holten (Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), DON GIOVANNI (JUAN) retells Mozart’s classical masterpiece as a story of the modern man’s escape from himself and his demons. Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien…

LOVE FREE OR DIE

| 2012 | 82 mins | |
Macky Alston

Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:00 PM,
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Free Admission
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Macky Alston

Discussion with director Macky Alston following the film. Co-presented with the Open and Affirming Committee of the First Congregational Church of  West Tisbury THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for…

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Wednesday September 03, 2014
Thursday September 04, 2014,

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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  Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed….

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Thursday June 26, 2014
Friday June 27, 2014
Saturday June 28, 2014,

SPECIAL EVENT
Festival Pass $75, MVFS Member Discounted Festival Pass $60. Pass-holders will be able to select their film tickets in advance and receive confirmation via email
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The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. 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….

Thursday June 26, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$30 General Admission and $25 Member
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Fred Neymeyer

Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke

The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…