Thursday November 07, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger (includes refreshments afterwards)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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John Stanton
John Stanton

The act of building and sailing boats made out of trees and powered by the wind is a small moment of grace in the face of a digitally enhanced world and throwaway culture. But forty years ago the rise of fiberglass boats nearly pushed wooden sailboats, and the trade of building them,…

Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:30 PM
Friday November 01, 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday November 03, 2013, 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
$18 General Admission, $15 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Danny Boyle

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee…

Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:00 PM,

SPECIAL EVENT
$18 General Admission, $15 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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William Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh as the Scottish king and Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who,ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern…

Friday October 18, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Ki-duk Kim

Afterwards there will be a discussion with Tenzin Namsel about the movie’s Buddhist themes. Tenzin Namsel is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Over the years, Namsel has developed his Buddhist studies and Practice with a variety of well-respected and learned masters within the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism,…

Wednesday October 09, 2013, 7:30pm
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:00 PM,

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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A Film by Bill Couturié

Featuring Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams

Where were you on November 22, 1963? It’s a question that anyone alive on that day can answer with vivid clarity. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut…

LOSS OF INNOCENCE

Thursday October 03, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or in advance on-line

New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson will speak about his newly released, Vineyard-based book, Loss of Innocence, on Thursday, October 3 in a collaborative event offered by the West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc. and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Poet and journalist Laura Roosevelt will add her perspective in an…

Wednesday September 25, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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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A Film by Sprague Theobald

In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906 a staggering number have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic and down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek…

Monday August 19, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $10 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online now

The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is sponsoring a showing of Veterans of Color— Courage Adversity and Triumph. Veterans of Color is based on interviews with 31 African American women and men who served in America’s Military. Serving their country even…

Monday August 18, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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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A Film by Richard Robbins

SPECIAL GUEST:  MV Film Society and Featherstone Center for the Arts present Girl Rising with special performance by poet and spoken word artist: Azure Antoinette. Azure will perform the poem “Superhero” which Girl Rising commissioned. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, in association with Paul Allen’s…

Monday August 19, 2013, 9:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission; $22 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Ryan Montbleau ryanmontbleau.com Through word of mouth and repeat visits, the band has built a devoted following from the Northeast to Chicago, Seattle and Austin. “It’s like watching the grass grow,” says the easygoing Montbleau.  When the crowds are dancing, the band digs deeper in the pocket. But Montbleau, who still performs…

Thursday August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$35 General Admission, $32 Member
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Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…

Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Daphne Schmon

Children of the Wind tells the story of the Bonaire windsurfers, a group of native kids, who under the remarkable mentorship of Elvis Martinus, founder of the Bonaire Aquaspeed windsurfing club, overcame insuperable odds to not only dominate an inherently elitist sport but to revolutionize it. The film focuses on brothers Tonky and Taty…

Friday September 27, 2013, 7:30 PM
Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sunday September 29, 2013, 4:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL The World’s First Global Film Festival FINALISTS ANNOUNCED 520 ENTRIES – FROM 49 COUNTRIES – 10 FINALISTS Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during…

2013 MVIFF Poster Final4Prt

Thursday September 05, 2013
Friday September 06, 2013
Saturday September 07, 2013,

SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member and child age 14 or younger
Tickets are available online until Wednesday at 12 midnight, there after at Festival Box Office beginning 10 am September 5th

On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a reception beginning at 5:30 PM on the beautiful Water front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road in Vineyard Haven.  We’ll be serving libations and appetizers while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and Sheleigh Hackett play live jazz and pop tunes…

Opening Night: Reception and the film IN A WORLD

| 2013 | 93 min. | |
A Film by Lake Bell

Thursday September 05, 2013, 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$65 for reception and film (and photo shoot)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A Film by Lake Bell
Lake Bell

Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino,Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins

On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Saltwater, just off Beach Road.  We’ll be serving cocktails (sponsored by Bombay Sapphire), wines, beer (Stella Artois) and appetizers (provided by Saltwater Restaurant) while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and…

Wednesday August 21, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center or online

A discussion will follow, led by Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern and long-time seasonal West Chop resident Dr. Mariana Chilton, PhD, both of whom are featured in the film.  Representative McGovern and Dr. Chilton will be joined by the film’s co-director Lori Silverbush and by Dr. Donald Berwick, MD, who has helped implement…

WhereRiversFlowNorth

Wednesday August 07, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Jay Craven
Based on a book by Howard Frank Mosher

Starring Rip Torn, Michael J. Fox and Treat Williams

Based on Howard Frank Mosher’s regional novella, the film is set in 1927 and centers on two unlikely characters. Noel Lord (Rip Torn), an old man with white hair flowing below his shoulders and a metal hook for a hand, has lived on his land all his life and is resisting a…

Northern Borders
Film and Q&A with the Filmmaker

| 2013 | 108 min. | |
A Film by Jay Craven

Thursday August 08, 2013, 7:30,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Jay Craven

Starring Bruce Dern

‘Northern Borders’ tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences the farm as a place full of eccentric people, especially his stubborn grandparents whose…

THIS IS OUR ISLAND, rare 1971 telling of Vineyard history

| 1971 | 75 min. | |
Produced by Nancy Hamilton and Katharine Cornell
K.Cornell

Wednesday December 04, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 for Members of MVFS and MVM
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Produced by Nancy Hamilton and Katharine Cornell

Narrated by Katharine Cornell

Author Tom Dunlop will introduce the documentary and give a background on its history. This wonderful documentary was narrated by Broadway star and Vineyard resident Katharine Cornell.  In its scenes filmmaker Nancy Hamilton captures the history, charm, and spirit of the Vineyard. Using Ms. Hamilton created a cultural treasure that is still relevant…

Monday August 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Jimmy Tingle Live on Stage! A unique theatrical event featuring a film screening of Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, followed by a Q & A and a Live Jimmy Tingle Stand Up Comedy Performance. From 60 Minutes II, The Tonight Show, HBO, NPR, Comedy Central, and PBS The New York Times writes: He has…

Tuesday August 20, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Based on a Book by Fred Waitzkin

Starring Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne and Max Pomeranc

Join Fred Waitzkin, author of the book, and his son, Josh, for a screening of much loved SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER followed by a discussion by father and son of Fred’s highly acclaimed new novel, The Dream Merchant. Vineyard Psychiatrist Charles Silberstein will ask provocative questions to this well known father-son team about the…

Watch Into the Deep preview on PBS. See more from American Experience.

Tuesday August 13, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Post screening discussion with filmmaker Ric Burns. A film chronicling the American whaling industry from its origins in New England in the 17th century, through the golden age of deep-sea whaling, up to its decline following the Civil War. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, this film binds the story of American capitalism on…

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Monday August 05, 2013, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $10 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to reading
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The MV Film Society, in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library, present a reading by highly acclaimed poets Jorie Graham and Fanny Howe at the MV Film Center in Vineyard Haven. Refreshments will be served.  Jorie Graham’s many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from…