FILMUSIC Festival – Exploring Music and Culture Through fFlm

The MV Film Society presents a weekend of feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film.  

Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2016

Music and film flow naturally together. Our third annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never known, with great films and live music!

Enjoy a stimulating toe-tapping weekend…

Thursday, June 23, 2016

6:30PM Opening reception with live music  in the Film Center Lobby

7:30PM – VARIETÉ directed by Ewald Andre Dupont

Special Guests – Berklee College of Music’s Silent Film Orchestra performs live to this revered 1926  silent filmvariete-poster-wordpress


Set against the backdrop of the circus, this silent German
film tells a tale of love, jealousy, obsession and murder. A period melodrama of heated passion and seething jealousy, sure to entertain and keep you on the edge of your seat.



Friday, June 24, 2016

7:00PM – THE WINDING STREAM directed by Beth Harrington

This 90 minute documentary tells the story of the original musical Carter Family and how they made their mark on the history of American recorded music. Without them, there would be no Folk Revival of the ’60s, no country–rock bands of the ’70s, and no alt-country hipsters of our present era.  Enter the talented, renegade, charismatic performer, Johnny Cash who vowed to marry young June, and lifted up the Carter legacy.The WINDING STREAM

Through narrator–less interviews, studio performances by celebrated musicians Johnny and June Carter Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and others, the film masterfully achieves it’s goal to illuminate the foundation–forming history of this multi–generational musical family. Country music would not be what it is without them.



9:00PM – JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE directed by Amy Berg

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin’s evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators. Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and Janis-quad-Webiconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

4:00PM – THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS directed by Morgan Neville

An unlikely band of collaborators teams with world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to encourage cross cultural connectivity. Music of Strangers


Full of transcendent music, including Ma’s performance of a solo Bach piece in the Toronto Music Garden, a space that he co-created, The Music of Strangers will leave you with a new found appreciation for the stunning variety of our world’s musical traditions, and an appetite to hear more.


 6:30PM – Reception in the Film Center Lobby with live music

7:30PM – A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY directed by Keith Maitland

A Song for You tells the inside story of the creation, evolution and staying power of the Peabody Award-winning Austin City Limits. Featuring interviews with producers, creators and artists, the film also showcases plenty of ACL’s chief calling card: incredible performances from across the musical spectrum, many of which have not been seen in decades. imgres-1Interviewees and performers include Willie Nelson, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, the Pixies, Loretta Lynn, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Townes Van Zandt, Buddy Guy, Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson, Marcia Ball and many, many more.



 Sunday, June 26, 2016

7:30PM – ELVIS AND NIXON dir. Liza Johnson

poster-elvis-nixon-largeThe untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.



Individual Tickets: $15 per movie, $12 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing).
Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.

For more information or ticket/passes please contact or call us at 508-696-9369