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LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: LIFE IS GOOD, A Benefit for the Vineyard House

| 2017 | 68 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tracey Anarella

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing teachings at the Berklee College of Music! The film, “Livingston Taylor – Life Is Good” shows…

FAIR GAME

| 2018 | 60 mins | |
Directed by Clennon King

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 4:00pm
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Introduction by filmmaker Clennon L. King Joining King for a post-screening discussion and Q&A will be Dr. Louis W. Sullivan and the sister of the late James Fair, Jr., Diane Fair Odom. Dr. Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department…

2018 DOC WEEK: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS with Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the public eye. Directed and produced by…

2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Director and Film Society Board Member Kate Davis

| 2018 | |
Directed by Kate Davis

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Joining us after the screening are director Kate Davis, producer David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, both national spokespeople for Sandra Bland, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago In 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago was arrested for a traffic violation in…

HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2018 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday July 18, 2018, 7:30pm

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…

AN ORDINARY MAN

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Brad Silberling

An infamous war criminal and former general (Ben Kingsley) spending his life on the run from international authorities is suddenly moved to a new hideout, where he develops a relationship with the maid that looks after him. But when he discovers that she is actually an agent hired to protect him, he…

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR, with Academy Award Winning Director Morgan Neville for both screenings

| 2018 | 130 minutes | | ,
Directed by Morgan Neville

Tuesday June 26, 2018, 7:30pm
Wednesday June 27, 2018 7:30pm
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Director Morgan Neville will join us for Q&A afterwards on both June 26 and 27th at the Film Center. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: LONG STRANGE TRIP: GRATEFUL DEAD

| 2017 | 239 minutes | |
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev

Sunday June 24, 2018, 6:30pm

The 30-year odyssey of the Grateful Dead was the most unlikely success story in rock ‘n’ roll history. Famously averse to publicity and seemingly incapable of recording radio-friendly hits, they flouted music-industry convention by giving their live music away to a global network of tape traders and becoming the highest-grossing concert act…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: A MAN AND HIS TRUMPET: THE LEROY JONES STORY

| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Cameron Washington

Saturday June 23, 2018, 4:00pm
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Director Cameron Washington will join us for Q&A afterward. In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s musician with a sound like no other. Jones came up playing on the streets of the 7th ward and French Quarter, quickly establishing himself as…

JAWS – Every Friday

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Friday June 22, 2018, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)
Friday June 29, 2018 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)
Friday July 06, 2018, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater) Friday July 13, 2018, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater) Friday July 20, 2018, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater) Friday July 27, 2018, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater) Friday August 03, 2018, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)BUY TICKETS

Fridays at 3 PM, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

| 2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Chris Perkel

Friday June 22, 2018, 7:30pm
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In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1928 | 110 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Leni

Thursday June 21, 2018, 7:30pm
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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to welcome back for the fifth year, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) to perform their new, original score to Universal Pictures’  THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).  Universal itself has commissioned Berklee to create the original score recording for their brand-new 4K restoration of the film, the…

RBG: RUTH BADER GINSBURG

| 2018 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Wednesday June 20, 2018, 4:00pm
Thursday June 28, 2018 7:30pm
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As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of a rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining the…

DEADPOOL 2

| 2018 | 119 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Leitch
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Tuesday June 19, 2018, 7:00pm (Strand)
Wednesday June 20, 2018 7:00pm (Capawock)
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After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the…

INCREDIBLES 2

| 2018 | 126 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Brad Bird
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Wednesday June 20, 2018 7:00pm (Strand)
Friday June 22, 2018, 5:00pm (Strand), 8:00pm (Strand) Thursday June 28, 2018, 7:00pm (Strand) BUY TICKETS

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”–but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a…

ITZHAK

| 2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Alison Chernick

Wednesday June 20, 2018, 7:30pm Sunday June 24, 2018, 1:00pm (FILMUSIC Festival) BUY TICKETS

Director Alison Chernick will join us for Q&A afterward on June 15 for two showings at 4 and 7:30 PM.  From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel…

DISOBEDIENCE – our last showing!

, , | 2018 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sebastián Lelio

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From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio…

LIFE OF THE PARTY — Last Showing!

| 2018 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Ben Falcone

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When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna-now Dee Rock-embraces freedom, fun and frat…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE FARTHEST with Executive Producer John Rubin

| 2017 | 121 minutes | | ,
Directed by Emer Reynolds

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It’s one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: JUST EAT IT with Island Grown Gleaning

| 2014 | 75 minutes | | ,
Directed by Grant Baldwin

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Representatives from Island Grown Gleaning and Island Grown Initiative will join us as co-presenter of JUST EAT IT and inform us of local initiatives and projects. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines, and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50%…

LEAN ON PETE

| 2018 | 121 minutes | | ,
Directed by Andrew Haigh

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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for…

TULLY

| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jason Reitman

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A new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first,…

MY MAN GODFREY – Jonathan Revere Remembered – Free Event

| 1936 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gregory La Cava

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN REVERE CELEBRATION — FREE OF CHARGE. In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Reception in lobby beginning at 6:45PM with film at 7:30PM. A scatterbrained socialite hires Godfrey, a vagrant, as a family…

FOUR GAMES IN FALL: The Deflategate Documentary, Post-Screening Q&A with Director Julie Marron and Executive Producer Kurt Redfield

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Directed by Julie Marron

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This award-winning documentary from Lemon Martini Productions tackles the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system, all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal. Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, the film examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession….

THE LAST MOVIE STAR

| 2017 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Adam Rifkin

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An aging movie star (Burt Reynolds) accepts an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival, but the ceremonies are far from the glamour he anticipated. The former star reflects on his life while accompanied by a brash millennial chauffeur (Ariel Winter) in this dramedy written and directed by…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: ANGELS IN AMERICA

| 2018 | 210 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Marianne Elliott

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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and considered to be one of the most important plays of the last hundred years, Tony…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: TRANSMILITARY with co-director Fiona Dawson for Q&A via Skype

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson

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  NOTE: All U.S. military members (past or present) will receive FREE admission. The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: LOVE, SIMON w/ Senator Elizabeth Warren and State Senator Julian Cyr

| 2018 | 110 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Greg Berlanti

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NOTE: All tickets will also have a $1 surcharge added on to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship. Pre-screening RECORDED personal video message from Senator Elizabeth Warren Pre-screening LIVE talk with State Senator Julian Cyr Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated:…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: BECKS w/ Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon Performing During the Post-Show Reception Sponsored by WMVY

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell

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Post-show: Local musicians Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon play their original music during a post-screening beer-and-wine reception sponsored exclusively by MVY Radio. Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, BECKS follows a musician (Hall) who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: A MILLION HAPPY NOWS w/ Lead Actor and Producer Chrystal Chappell

| 2017 | 80 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Albert Alarr

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Post-screening Skype Q&A with star/producer Chrystal Chappell Lainey Allen decides to retire from a soap opera she has starred in for twenty years. Along with her publicist and partner, Eva Morales, she moves to a beach house by the Central California coast. When Lainey starts to forget things more and more, they…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: THE LAVENDER SCARE w/ Director Josh Howard

| 2017 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josh Howard

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Post-show: Producer/director JOSH HOWARD joins us in person for a post-show Q&A, followed by a wine and dessert reception in the Film Center lobby sponsored exclusively by Tilton Rental. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: BELIEVER w/ Director Don Argott

| 2018 | 101 minutes | | ,
Directed by Don Argott

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Director Don Argott will join us via Skype after the film for a Q&A/Discussion Imagine Dragons’ Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

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

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

THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

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

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

THE PARTY

| 2017 | 71 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sally Potter

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In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic…

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL – Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul McGuigan

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Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award (R)-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner…

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, with 2018 Oscar Winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell

| 2017 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Martin McDonagh

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message…

THE SHAPE OF WATER, Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Score at 2018 Oscars

| 2017 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

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From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed…

2018 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY, a Benefit for the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |

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

I, TONYA – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie
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Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association…

GET OUT – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 104 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jordan Peele

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Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride. Nominated for BEST PICTURE, DIRECTOR (for Jordan Peele), ACTOR (for Daniel Kaluuya), and Original SCREENPLAY Oscars. Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway…

THE POST – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

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George Brennan, MV Times News Editor, and Jack Fruchtman, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Law and American Civilization at Towson University, will join us for a panel discussion following the Feb. 9th Screening of THE POST. All Island students 18 and under receive free admittance to the…

PHANTOM THREAD–Final Screening

, | 2017 | 130 minutes | |
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

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Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life,…

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME–Final Screening

| 2017 | 132 minutes | | ,
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in…

Science on Screen! BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Katherine Jin

| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Alexandra Dean

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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Guest Speaker Katherine Jin, COO and Co-Founder of Kinnos, will share her experience as an inventor. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children…

MUDBOUND (FREE, MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT)

| 2017 | 134 minutes | |
Directed by Dee Rees

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Want to take part in this exclusive event? Become a member (or renew your membership) today! Click here. On Friday, January 5th at 7:30pm the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will host a members-only screening of the highly-acclaimed film MUDBOUND.  The Film Society is proud to offer a one-night only screening free to Film…

LADY BIRD — Last Showing

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Greta Gerwig

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In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated…

MARSHALL — our last showing!

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Reginald Hudlin

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On November 8th, Dr. Lorna Andrade of the MV chapter, NAACP will join us for a screening of MARSHALL at the MV Film Center. Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses…

BRAD’S STATUS – our last showing!

| 2017 | 101 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike White

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When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna…

BATTLE OF THE SEXES – our last showing

| 2017 | 121 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised…

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – our last showing!

| 2017 | 164 minutes | | ,
Directed by Denis Villeneuve

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Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner…

YEAR BY THE SEA – Last showing!

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alexander Janko

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Based on The New York Times bestseller by Joan Anderson, Year by the Sea is the story of an empty nester who retreats to Cape Cod to rediscover who she was before being a wife and a mother – and redefine the next chapter in her life. Shot on location on Cape Cod: Dennis, Wellfleet…

THE BIG SICK – our last showing (promise)!

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Michael Showalter

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Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing,…

GIRLS TRIP

| 2017 | 122 mins | | ,
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

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When four lifelong friends-Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish-travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions,…

WIND RIVER – Last showing!

| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , , ,
Taylor Sheridan

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WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in Wyoming in the hopes of…

YEAR BY THE SEA

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alexander Janko
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Based on The New York Times bestseller by Joan Anderson, Year by the Sea is the story of an empty nester who retreats to Cape Cod to rediscover who she was before being a wife and a mother – and redefine the next chapter in her life. Shot on location on Cape Cod: Dennis, Wellfleet…

MVIFF 2017: THE DEPARTURE

, | 2017 | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Lana Wilson

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A remarkable Japanese Buddhist priest uses a range of methods to help desperate people discover the will to live. But when a health crisis puts him at serious risk, can he live by the same advice he gives out? Lana Wilson follows up her award-winning documentary After Tiller with this lyrical, intimate character study…

MVIFF 2017: MAINELAND with Director/Producer Miao Wang and Producer Damon Smith–SOLD OUT

, | 2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Miao Wang

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., “Maineland” is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective…

MVIFF 2017: WHITE SUN (seto surya)–Global Citizen Award Presentation-SOLD OUT

, , , | 2016 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by Deepak Rauniyar

The Global Citizen Award will be presented to the MVIFF’s Guests of Honor prior to the film and includes a discussion on their careers producing independent world cinema.  Due a just announced film scheduling conflict Mr. Glover will join us via SKYPE, Ms. Barnes will join us in person on Friday evening.  The…

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth to Power

| 2017 | 99 mins | |
Directed by Jon Shenk, Bonnie Cohen
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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and…