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…

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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…

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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 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…

Saturday June 14, 2014, 4:00 PM,
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Marianne Elliott
Mark Haddon
Simon Stephens

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times…

Sunday June 15, 2014, 7:30 PM,
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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…

Sunday February 16, 2014, 4:00 PM,
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Directed by David Leveaux
Shakespeare

Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Brent Carver, Jayne Houdyshell, Chuck Cooper, Christian Camargo, Roslyn Ruff, Conrad Kemp, Corey Hawkins, Justin Guarini, Donte Bonner, Joe Carroll, Don Guillory, Sheria Irving, Maurice Jones,

Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) turned up the heat this fall as Broadway’s hottest, rule-breaking, heart-aching couple, ROMEO AND JULIET. “Mr.(Orlando) Bloom in a first-rate Broadway debut and the gifted (Condola) Rashad exude a too fine for this world…

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

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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,

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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…

Saturday April 20, 2013,
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Starring Frances de la Tour

Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour, with whom he worked on The History Boys and The Habit of Art. People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house….

Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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A New Play by Peter Morgan

Starring Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it…

Monday August 12, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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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…

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Monday August 05, 2013, 7:30 PM,
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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…

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Friday June 14, 2013,
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FILM+MUSIC – Exploring music and culture through film The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of documentaries features that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. In collaboration with MVY Radio.     Music and film flow naturally together. Our first-ever Film + Music Festival will bring you closer…

lighthouse

Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:00 PM,
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Rick Herrick (playwright)

Lighthouse Point is a musical play set in East Chop created by Rick Herrick (playwright), Kate Hancock, (song lyrics), and Ben Wilmott (music). The play deals with a problem encountered by many Vineyarders: passing a family home on to the next generation. When four generations are involved, the juggling of interests and madness becomes complex.