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Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:30pm
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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected these films…

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Film Noir Classics: THE KILLERS

| 1946 | 102 Minutes | |
Directed by Robert Siodmak

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 7:30pm
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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, who received an Academy Award nomination, has long been considered the quintessential noir film: a character study of one man, Swede (Burt Lancaster), who because of betrayal and the love for a woman, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has lost the will…

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TO KEEP THE LIGHT

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Erica Fae

Sunday April 09, 2017, 4:00pm
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Co-sponsored by the TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS Featuring a post-show Skype interview with writer, director and actor Erica Fae. Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work & her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1800’s.  When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in…

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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

| 2017 | 126 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Niki Caro

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the…

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Film Noir Classics: SCARLET STREET

| 1945 | 101 Minutes | |
Directed by Fritz Lang

Wednesday April 05, 2017, 7:30pm
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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her con-man lover,…

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Special Benefit: MARLEY presented with WYOB-FM (MVRHS student station)

, | 2012 | 144 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Saturday April 01, 2017, 6:30PM reception, 7:30PM film
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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…

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THE FOUNDER

| 2017 | 115 minutes | |
Directed by John Lee Hancock

Friday March 31, 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday April 01, 2017 4:00pm
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Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food…

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO — Our Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s…

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ROBOT AND FRANK – Members Free

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

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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:…

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A UNITED KINGDOM

, , | 2017 | 111 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Amma Assante, Steven Hall

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A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: ALL NIGHTER

| 2017 | 86 minutes | |
Directed by Gavin Wiesen

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Post-screening cast talk-back with Emile Hirsch, Analeigh Tipton, and JK Simmons. Hosted by Dave Karger straight from the Oscar® Red Carpet. Martin is a struggling LA musician nervously meeting his girlfriend Ginnie’s intimidating father, Mr. Gallo, for the first time. Gallo is a tough-minded, no-nonsense international businessman who never has enough time…

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MOONLIGHT redux — 2016 Best Picture Winner!

| 2016 | 110 minutes | |
Directed by Barry Jenkins

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MOONLIGHT won Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami….

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NERUDA

, , , , | 2016 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pablo Larraín

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An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

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KEDI

, , | 2017 | 79 minutes | |
Directed by Ceyda Torun

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KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways…

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LA LA LAND

| 2016 | 128 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Damien Chazelle

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Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day…

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2017 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY

, | 2017 | 180 mins | |

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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…

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JACKIE – Oscar nominated

, , | 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Pablo Larraín

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JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary…

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN – CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Mills

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During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend…

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HIDDEN FIGURES – CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM

| 2017 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ted Melfi

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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as…

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA — Last Show

| 2016 | 135 minutes | |
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

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In MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for…

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FENCES

| 2016 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on…

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PASSENGERS

| 2016 | 116 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Morten Tyldum

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of…

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

| 2016 | 133 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gareth Edwards

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key…

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

, , | 87 minutes | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Otto Bell

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse…

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MOANA

| 2016 | 103 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams (IX) , Don Hall

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Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes MOANA, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who…

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

| 2016 | 115 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Tom Ford

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a…

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Special Free Screening: ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | |

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…

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ALLIED

, | 2016 | 124 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

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Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) are World War II operatives who never reveal their true identities. After falling in love during a risky mission, they hope to leave all that double-dealing behind them and start new lives. Instead, suspicion and danger envelop their marriage as both husband and…

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ARRIVAL

| 2016 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Denis Villeneuve

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When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her…

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LOVING — Last Show!

, | 2016 | 123 minutes | | ,
Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols

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From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case,…

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

, | 2016 | 132 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by David Yates

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There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction of No-Majs (American for Muggles) bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald,…

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SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

| 2016 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Taggart Siegel , Jon Betz

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Special guest speaker afterwards — Carol Koury, Sow True Seed Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties…

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HELL OR HIGH WATER

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Mackenzie

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Texas brothers–Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice…

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DENIAL

, | 2016 | 110 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Mick Jackson

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Based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award (R) winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier….

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DOCTOR STRANGE

| 2016 | 130 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Scott Derrickson

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Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real…

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THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK– THE TOURING YEARS

, | 2016 | 137 mins (107 min feature + 30 min The Beatles Live at Shea Stadium 1965) | |
Directed by Ron Howard

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We all know the moment, February 9, 1964 at 8:12 PM EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night – the largest audience to date in television history. It was…

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KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?

| 2016 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Leslie Small, Tim Story

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Comedian Kevin Hart performs at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, providing a humorous insight into parenting, people on the edge, current events and his hardship’s in everyday life. In the film’s sub-plot, set before the events of the concert, Kevin is an agent for MI6 (Agent 0054) and attends a poker game…

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HARRY AND SNOWMAN

| 2016 | 84 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Ron Davis

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Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years,…

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CORALINE

| 2009 | 101 minutes | | , , , , ,
Directed by Pete Kozachik, Henry Selick

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Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. Coraline seriously…

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

| 2016 | 112 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tate Taylor

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and…

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COMMAND AND CONTROL

| 2016 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Robert Kenner

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Post-screening Q&A with Producer Mark Samels. In collaboration with WGBH – Boston From Robert Kenner, director of the groundbreaking film FOOD. INC., and Mark Samels, executive producer of the Oscar-nominated film LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, comes COMMAND AND CONTROL, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex…

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QUEEN OF KATWE

, | 2016 | 124 minutes | | ,
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QUEEN OF KATWE is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence…

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

, , | 2016 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Tim Burton

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From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets…

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THE MISTOVER TALE

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

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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…

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THE BIRTH OF A NATION

| 2016 | 119 minutes | |
Directed by Nate Parker
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Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man,…

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

| 2016 | 132 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Antoine Fuqua

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Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters,…

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BEING MORTAL presented in collaboration with Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

| 2014 | 55 mins. | |

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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…

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STORKS

| 2016 | 87 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
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Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle…

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SULLY

| 2016 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Clint Eastwood

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From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (AMERICAN SNIPER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama SULLY, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (BRIDGE OF SPIES, FORREST GUMP) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the…

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MASTERMINDS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jared Hess
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In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting…

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

, , , | 2016 | 122 minutes | | ,
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Oscar (R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: SILVER SKIES

| 2015 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez

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Post-screening simulcast Q&A with George Hamilton, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain, & Jack McGee. You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees’ lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. About the NY Film Critics Film Series:  A regular…

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SNOWDEN

, , | 2016 | 138 minutes | |
Directed by Oliver Stone
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Academy Award (R)-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story…

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EQUITY

| 2016 | 100 minutes | |
Directed by Meera Menon
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A female investment banker, fighting to rise to the top of the corporate ladder at a competitive Wall Street firm, navigates a controversial tech IPO in the post-financial crisis world, where loyalties are suspect, regulations are tight, but pressure to bring in “big money” remains high. EQUITY is about women on Wall…

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

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DreamWorks Pictures’ THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award (R) and Golden Globe (R) nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar (R) winner Alicia Vikander, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz,…

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LITTLE MEN

, | 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Ira Sachs

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When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) —…

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DON’T THINK TWICE (last showing)

| 2016 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Birbiglia

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When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From Mike Birbiglia, director of “Sleepwalk With Me”, and the creator of “This American Life” comes…

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CAFÉ SOCIETY (final showing)

| 2016 | 96 minutes | |
Woody Allen

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Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFE SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby’s colorful Bronx…

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2016 MVIFF – PEOPLE PLACES THINGS

| 2016 | 86 mins | |
JAMES C. STROUSE

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Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist and professor in NYC balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. Will’s life is turned upside down when he finds…

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ITHACA

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan
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When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on a job as a bicycle telegraph messenger to provide for his widowed mother, his older sister and his younger brother. Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good people of Ithaca,…