Coming Attractions

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GIRLS TRIP

| 2017 | 122 mins | | ,
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
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Sunday August 20, 2017, 8:30pm (Strand)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:30pm (Strand)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 8:00pm (Capawock)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 8:30pm (Strand)

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When four lifelong friends-Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish-travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions,…

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DUNKIRK

| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Christopher Nolan
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Sunday August 20, 2017 3:30pm (Strand)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 3:30pm (Capawock)

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In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission,…

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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth to Power

| 2017 | 99 mins | |
Directed by Jon Shenk, Bonnie Cohen
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Sunday August 20, 2017, 6:00pm (Capawock)
Monday August 21, 2017, 6:00pm (Strand)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 8:30pm (Strand)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 6:00pm (Capawock)

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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and…

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LOGAN LUCKY

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
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Sunday August 20, 2017, 8:30pm (Capawock)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:00pm (Capawock)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 5:30pm (Capawock)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 5:45pm (Strand)

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Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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THE B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

| 2017 | 76 mins | |
Directed by Errol Morris

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Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol…

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BRIGSBY BEAR

| 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
Directed by Dave McCary
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Sunday August 20, 2017, 6:00pm (Strand)
Monday August 21, 2017, 5:30pm (Capawock)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 6:30pm (Strand)
Wednesday August 23, 2017, 8:30pm (Capawock)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 3:30pm (Strand)

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Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story.

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THE HERO

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

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Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon…

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MAUDIE

| 2016 | 115 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Aisling Walsh
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Sunday August 20, 2017 7:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 4:00pm (Strand)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 8:00pm (Capawock)

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Based on a true story, the story of an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie’s talented cast — particularly Sally Hawkins in the title role — breathe much-needed depth into a story that only skims…

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The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Monday August 21, 2017, 7:30pm
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Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

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CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Director Matthew Heineman will join us via Skype after the screening for a Q&A discussion of the film CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply…

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER – special event hosted by the Granary Gallery

| 2014 | 83 minutes | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…

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I KNOW A MAN… ASHLEY BRYAN

| 2016 | 73 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Richard Kane

Thursday August 24, 2017, 5:30pm
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Join Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Adrienne L. Childs after the film for a Q&A I KNOW A MAN … ASHLEY BRYAN is a story about this 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50+ children’s books,…

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JAWS

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Directed by Steven Spielberg

Friday August 25, 2017, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)
Friday September 01, 2017 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)

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Fridays, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy…

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THE BIG SICK

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Michael Showalter

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Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing,…

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WIND RIVER

| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , , ,
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WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in Wyoming in the hopes of…

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UNREST

| 2017 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by Jennifer Brea

Tuesday August 29, 2017, 7:30 pm (Film Center)
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Director Jennifer Brea and Professor Omar Wasow will join us after the screening for a discussion led by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Introduced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a…