Film + Music Festival 2014

2014 Martha’s Vineyard Film + Music Festival Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office, at MV Film Center in Vineyard Haven. Box Office hours are Thursday, June 26 10 am – 7 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Buy Your Tickets online in advance. All Screenings and Events are at or near the MV Film Center, and are listed below by day and time.

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SAFETY LAST! Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1923 | 70 mins | | , ,
Fred Neymeyer

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The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

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The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival….

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Music and Film Festival: LIVING STARS with dance contest to follow

| 2014 | 63 minutes | | , ,
Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat

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An all-ages dance party through the kitchens, backyards and living rooms of Buenos Aires, Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat‘s Living Stars sets its camera on dozens of everyday Portenos and lets each do his or her thing for the duration of a single dance track. The setup is straightforward: Fixed camera, mic on the floor to catch ambient…

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Music and Film Festival: FINDING FELA

| 2013 | 119 Mins | |
Alex Gibney

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No individual better embodies African music of the 1970s and ’80s—and its pivotal role in postcolonial political activism—than Fela Kuti. After quickly taking his native Nigeria by storm, the pioneering musician’s confrontational Afrobeat sound soon spread throughout the continent and beyond, even as it made determined enemies of the repressive Nigerian military regime….

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Music and Film Festival: DANCING IN JAFFA

| 2013 | 90 minutes | |
Hilla Medalia
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Although set in Israel, our film is ultimately about one man’s hopeful endeavor to shift the paradigm and stop the hate. More than anything, we hope that Dancing in Jaffa can help transcend geographic and cultural boundaries by raising awareness of the challenges involved in dealing with hatred, while also proving that change is always…

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Music and Film Festival: MATEO

| 2014 | 88 Mins | | ,
Aaron Naar

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Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women…

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Music and Film Festival: BRASSLANDS

| 2013 | 84 Mins | | ,
Meerkat Media Collective

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An eccentric New York brass band, a virtuosic group of struggling Roma Gypsies, and reigning Serbian champions converge with half a million fans and transcend political and ethnic borders at the world’s l!argest trumpet festival in Guča, Serbia.! A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than…

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Music and Film Festival: WE ARE THE BEST!

| 2013 | 102 minutes | | ,
Lukas Moodysson

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‘We Are the Best!’ is a joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion.WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. This is a film of flawless, natural performances, particularly from the three young leads. It’s 1982, and…

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Music and Film Festival: ALIVE INSIDE + Bonus Short MARVIN AND SARALEE

| 2014 | 74 minutes | |
Michael Rossato-Bennett

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Please join us following the feature film ALIVE INSIDE for a short panel discussion with Leslie Clapp, Executive Director of MV Center For Living and Marvin Rosenkrantz, film subject about the MV Center For Living’s music and memory program. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music…