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THE KILLING – early Stanley Kubrick

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The Killing was director Stanley Kubrick’s first major film effort — though, like Kubrick’s earlier films, it was economically produced with an inexpensive cast. In a variation of his Asphalt Jungle role, Sterling Hayden plays veteran criminal Johnny Clay, planning one last big heist before settling down to a respectable marriage with…

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Chimpanzee Movie – In collaboration with Featherstone Center for Arts — Miss Lani’s Roots & Shoots Youth Group

| 2012 | 78 min. | |

In collaboration with Featherstone Center for Arts — Miss Lani’s Roots & Shoots Youth Group From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans and African Cats, comes Chimpanzee – a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp…

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Cabin in the Sky, Pre-show at 7 pm with The Spirituals Choir!

| 1943 | 98 min. | |
A Film by Vincente Minnelli

Presented with pre-show at 7 pm,  The Spirituals Choir! Mortally shot at a crap game, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson gets a six-month Heavenly reprieve thanks to prayers from wife and True Believer Ethel Waters, but Rex Ingram’s “Lucifer Jr.” has a secret weapon in the ensuing battle for Anderson’s soul: Lena Horne’s sultry…

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A REEL FOOD EVENT — THE HELP and the Art Cliff Diner

| 2011 | 130 min. | | ,
Directd by Tate Taylor

  Join us for a double treat in June. See THE HELP on the Big Screen at the MV Film Center starting at 4 pm, and then afterwards join us for a pre-fixed menu of soul food at the Art Cliff Diner at around 6 pm. Dinner Option (immediately following the movie): You must…

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PICNIC (1955)

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One of the biggest box-office attractions of the 1950s, Picnic was adapted by Daniel Taradash from the Pulitzer Prize-winning William Inge play. William Holden plays Hal Carter, a handsome drifter who ambles into a small Kansas town during the Labor Day celebration to look up old college chum Alan (Cliff Robertson, in…

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2ND ANNUAL “BRAVE WOMEN, BRAVE MEN” BENEFIT CONCERT

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Rock Musician Jonathan Auerbach Produces and Performs a Musical Tribute Marking Memorial Day on Martha’s Vineyard to Salute America’s Troops In honor of Memorial Day and the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, local Massachusetts Veterans, from WWII to Afghanistan, will attend a benefit…

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Buddha’s Birthday Bash – Two Films, Poetry, Music, and Birthday Cake

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To celebrate Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha birthday this year on May 17th, the Film Center is collaborating with a number of individuals and organizations to present two films that deal with the teachings of Buddhism in the West. Our program will begin at 4:00 pm with the screening of CRAZY WISDOM: Crazy Wisdom…

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Theater Performance: Lighthouse Point at the MV Film Center

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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.

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Classic Film Wednesday Night, The Mikado (1939)

, | 1939 | 90 Minutes | | , ,
Filmmaker Victor Schertzinger

Though it boasts an American director and star, this Technicolor cinemadaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta The Mikado is a faithful record of what it must have been like to attend a performance of Britain’s D’Oyly Carte opera company. Radio tenor Kenny Baker stars as Nanki-Poo, the wand’ring minstrel who wanders…

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Chasing Ice

| 2012 | 75 min. | |

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into…

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The Quiet Man

, | 1952 | 129 min. | | , ,
A Film by John Ford

Returning to the Ireland of his birth, director John Ford fashions an irresistible valentine to the “Auld Sod” in The Quiet Man. Irish-American boxer John Wayne, recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his…

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Bottle Rocket

| 1996 | 105 min. | | ,
A Film by Wes Anderson

A bright, optimistic caper comedy from first-time director Wes Anderson, Bottle Rocket focuses on a group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. Their leader is Dignan (Owen C. Wilson, who also co-wrote the screenplay), an upbeat if naive charmer who convinces his friends Anthony (Wilson’s brother Luke Wilson) and Bob…

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Searching for Sugar Man

| 2012 | 85 min. | |

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as…

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The Kings of Summer

| 2013 | 93 min. | | ,
A Film by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank’s attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are…

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WOODY PINES (Brad Tucker and Friends) with Jemima James and Goodnight Louise playing the opening set

| 2014 | 90 mins | |

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Join us For a Night of Musical Entertainment “Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” — Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners…

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NATIONAL GALLERY

, , | 2014 | 180 minutes | |
Frederick Wiseman

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London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as…

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DOPE

| 2015 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
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A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow…

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THE WOLFPACK

| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Crystal Moselle

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Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on…

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RICKI AND THE FLASH

| 2015 | 101 min | | , ,
Directed by Jonathan Demme

Three-time Academy Award (R) winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar (R)-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy RICKI AND THE FLASH. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep…