2013 Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival

Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office, at 4 Main Street (Adobe Cinema Storefront) in Vineyard Haven
Box Office hours are Thursday 10 am – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

All Screenings and Events are in Vineyard Haven and are listed below by day and time. To view and download a PDF of the Film Festival Schedule go to Schedule of Events page

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Opening Night: Reception and the film IN A WORLD

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

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…

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The Act of Killing

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A Film by Joshua Oppenheimer

Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan,…

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Odayaka na Nichijo

| 2012 | 102 min. | |
A Film by Nobuteru Uchida

The catastrophic earthquake and resulting tsunami off the coast of Japan in March 2011, now referred to as “3.11,” for obvious reasons has quickly become a social and creative touchstone, and the latest filmmaker to tackle the subject is Uchida Nobuteru, best known to now for his romantic drama Love Addiction. Using a mobile,…

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Raw Herring

| 2013 | 90 min. | |
A Film by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich and Leonard Retel Helmrich

Fished for over a thousand years, the Hollandse Nieuwe (Dutch New Herring) is a phenomenon that has become a national cultural icon. More recently, the Dutch herring fleet has lost a great deal of its importance as only two vessels are now fishing for herring under the Dutch flag. Internationally known for…

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What Richard Did

| 2012 | 88 min. | |
A Film by Lenny Abrahamson

What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all…

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Reel Food (MVIFF 2013)


To celebrate and support local farmers, the MV International Film Festival is proud to host our sixth annual REEL FOOD MV event. Mingle with festival filmmakers and notables at the sumptuous restaurant Saltwater for local MV raw bar and a three-course dinner with dessert prepared by chef Joe DaSilva.  Wines, Stella Artois beer, Izze soda, and San…

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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

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A Film by Arvin Chen

In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng, upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister’s engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life…

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Nairobi Half Life – introduced by Len Morris

| 2012 | 96 min. | |

NAIROBI HALF LIFE, the feature directorial debut of Kenyan filmmaker Daniel “Tosh” Gitonga, follows Mwas (the incredible Joseph Wairimu), a young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya who dreams of becoming a success in the city of opportunity: Nairobi. Traveling to the crime-ridden Kenyan capital to follow his dreams, Mwas quickly understands why Nairobi…

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The Attack

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A Film by Ziad Doueiri

An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra. Director Ziad Doueiri is a Lebanese-born cinematographer, film director and writer best known for his award winning film “West Beirut”.  He first gained notice from his…

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Herblock: The Black and the White – introduced by Ward Just

| 2013 | 95 min. | |

Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the…

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Museum Hours

| 2012 | 107 min. | |
A Film by Jem Cohen

Acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen’s new feature, “Museum Hours”, is a mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city…

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Viola

| 2012 | 65 min. | |
A Film by Matías Piñeiro

Directed by Matías Piñeiro, one of Argentinian cinema’s most sensuous and daring new voices, “Viola” is a mystery of romantic entanglements and intrigues among a troupe of young actors performing Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in a small theater in Buenos Aires. (c) Cinema Guild

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Crystal Fairy

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A Film by Sebastián Silva

In this freewheeling comedy from the director of The Maid, Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad) stars as Jamie, a shaggy, boorish young American traveling through Chile. While searching for a rare hallucinogen-the famed San Pedro cactus-with a trio of Chilean brothers, Jamie invites a mysterious hippie (Gaby Hoffmann) along for the ride,…

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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete

| 2013 | 120 min. | |

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT MR. TILLMAN CAN NOT JOIN US DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.*** George Tillman, Jr. is an American film producer, writer, and director. Tillman is most notable for directing the films Soul Food and Men of Honor.   Two youths from the Brooklyn projects attempt to fend for themselves on…

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Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton and Friends

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Animation showcase – A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Complete program of shorts available soon. Curated by twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton and Noelle Melody & Joy Vaccese

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Fill the Void – introduced by Kate Feiffer

| 2012 | 90 min. | |
A Film by Rama Burshtein

“Fill the Void,” the most successful independent Israeli film to be released in the past decade, tells the story of 18-year-old Shira, youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hassidic family, who is about to be married off to a promising young man of similar age and background. When her older sister dies giving…

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Flying Paper with co-director Nitin Sawhney

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A Film by Roger Hill and Nitin Sawhney

Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Presented in collaboration with Festival Sponsor KinderUSA, hosted by Dalell Mohmed, Executive Director The film opens in the small village of Seifa in the northern…

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Terraferma

| 2011 | 88 min. | |
A Film by Emanuele Crialese

A man is put in jeopardy when he’s forced to help a family with nowhere to turn in this drama from Italian filmmaker Emanuele Crialese. Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio) is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. The fishing business has gone into a slump and many on the…

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Closing Night Film (Still Mine) and After Party at Vineyard Haven Marina/Live Music – THIS FILM/PARTY IS SOLD OUT

| 2012 | 102 min. | |
A Film by Michael McGowan

THIS FILM IS SOLD OUT – THANK YOU! STILL MINE with Closing Party at the Vineyard Marina immediately afterwards! In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in STILL MINE, an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple…

Think Globally, Shoot Locally Short Film Series

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Local filmmakers get to display their talents in the short-film format via “Think Globally, Shoot Locally,” organized by Vineyarders Dan and Greg Martino. Dan Martino of Martha’s Vineyard Productions; Len and Georgia Morris of Galen Films; Jeremy Mayhew of Oceanscape Arts; Marcia Rock of the Journalism Institute at New York University; Liz…

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Juried Competition – International Shorts

| 2013 | 113 mins | |

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A festival selection committee whittled 300+ entries down to 9 finalists. We will screen each finalist film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Our finalists are: HEAD OVER HEELS – Timothy Reckart – UK – 2012 – 10:21 – Nominated for Best Animated Short at…

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The Broken Circle Breakdown

| 2012 | 111 min. | |
A Film by Felix Van Groeningen

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Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He’s a romantic atheist, she’s a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

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Children of the Wind with special intro. by Nevin Sayre, Five-time U.S. Boardsailing Champion

| 2013 | 95 min. | |
A Film by Daphne Schmon

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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…

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Love is All You Need

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LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is directed by Golden Globe (R) and Oscar (R) winning German filmmaker Susanne Bier, written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a…

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Haute Cuisine

| 2012 | 95 min. | |
A Film by Christian Vincent

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Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a…