Coming Attractions

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SOLD OUT! LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM with filmmaker Rory Kennedy

| 2014 | 98 minutes | |
Rory Kennedy


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For many American supporters of the war in Vietnam, the symbolic defeat embodied in the Paris Peace Accords of 1973 and subsequent cease-fire were not the worst blows to their hopes for a productive resolution to the Vietnam War. Far worse was the disorderly and ignominious evacuation of Saigon as it fell…

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NY Film Critics National Series: CHILD OF GOD with on-screen simulcast Q&A with James Franco and Scott Haze afterwards

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
James Franco

Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Actor James Franco stars, writes, and directs in this crime thriller about a mans disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order in “Child of God”.  An exclusive pre-release look at this thrilling drama. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show,…

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VENUS IN FUR

| 2013 | 96 minutes | |
Roman Polanski

Thursday July 31, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday August 02, 2014 9:30 PM
Monday August 04, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains…

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Helen Gillet is multi-faceted, New Orleans based jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser



Friday August 01, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated…

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Summer Institute Film Series: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

| 2014 | |
William Gazeck

Sunday August 03, 2014, 7:30 pm
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SPECIAL GUESTS: The filmmakers will be on hand for questions and answers after the screening. In this documentary directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker William Gazecki, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker explore the tumultuous early days of Sophie Tucker, the iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920s Flapper Era in the United States. Before…

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A Filmmaker’s Evening with Richard C. Skidmore

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Richard Skidmore

Wednesday August 06, 2014, 7:30 pm
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A Filmmaker’s Evening with Richard C. Skidmore at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to Benefit Gay Head Light.  Richard C.Skidmore is an Aquinnah resident and award-winning experimental filmmaker whose videos and films have been seen around the world on television and at more than 20 film festivals, including The TriBeCa Film Fest…

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JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER – a new film from Islander Taylor Toole

| 2014 | 60 mins | | ,
Taylor Toole

Thursday August 07, 2014, 7:30 PM
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ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

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Summer Institute Film Series: Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

| 2014 | 70 mins | |
Abby Ginzberg

Sunday August 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
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SPECIAL FORUM: after the film, Brian Walt moderates a conversation with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Soft Vengeance is the story of Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. For his actions as…

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Monsieur President – with Special Guest filmmaker Victoria Campbell

| 2014 | 71 minutes | |
Victoria Campbell

Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Crafted from footage taken on nearly a dozen trips to Haiti amidst the aftermath of 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince in 2010, “Monsieur le Président,” begins with Ms. Campbell’s immersion into the reeling neighborhoods of that city, and transitions to her participation in the effort to keep the citizenry…

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THE ISLAND PRESIDENT sponsored by The Center for Biological Diversity and in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society

| 2011 | 101 minutes | |
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
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ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, MOHAMED NASHEED RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN A COUP D’ETAT PERPETRATED BY SECURITY FORCES LOYAL TO THE FORMER DICTATOR. THIS FILM IS THE STORY OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a…

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Smooth Jazz and R&B Concert, featuring vocalist Vivian Male

| 2014 | |

Thursday August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
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Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…

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MY OLD LADY – Members Only Free Event

| 2014 | 104 mins | | ,
Israel Horovitz

Friday August 15, 2014, 9:30 pm

MY OLD LADY will show at the Film Center as a MEMBERS ONLY – FREE EVENT for a one time only screening WITH THE PRODUCER Gary Foster! The film is about a down-on-his-luck New Yorker (Kevin Kline) trying to sell the Parisian apartment he’s inherited from his estranged late father runs up…

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GIRL RISING with special guest Azure Antoinette, Global Ambassador

| 2013 | 101 min. | |
A Film by Richard Robbins

Monday August 18, 2014, 7:30 PM
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SPECIAL GUEST:  MV Film Society and Featherstone Center for the Arts present Girl Rising with special performance by poet and spoken word artist: Azure Antoinette. Azure will perform the poem “Superhero” which Girl Rising commissioned. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, in association with Paul Allen’s…

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TEDx Martha’s Vineyard INSANITY GENIUS AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS



Tuesday August 19, 2014, 10:00 AM
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TEDx Martha’s Vineyard is the first TED affiliated event on Martha’s Vineyard. The inaugural theme for the 2014 program is “Insanity, Genius, and the Creative Process.” We are pleased to announce the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society (MVFS) will be hosting the event at the Film Center! The purpose of TED is simple: to inspire!  The inaugural…

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CHEF

| 2014 | 115 minutes | |
Jon Favreau

Saturday August 02, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…