Coming Attractions

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MUSTANG (Oscar nominated, Best Foreign Language Picture)

| 2015 | 97 minutes | |
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Sunday February 14, 2016 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of…

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA with Matthew Stackpole

| 2015 | 121 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ron Howard

Saturday February 13, 2016, 4:00PM
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SPECIAL SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH SAIL MV, TO BENEFIT THEIR PROGRAMMING. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s…

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45 YEARS

| 2015 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Andrew Haigh

Saturday February 13, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Sunday February 14, 2016 4:00PM (Film Center)
Thursday February 18, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Friday February 19, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center)

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There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the…

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THEEB (Oscar nominated, Best Foreign Language Picture)

, , , | 2015 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Naji Abu Nowar

Wednesday February 17, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb (“Wolf”) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2015 | 86 minutes | | ,

Thursday February 18, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center)

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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THE LADY IN THE VAN

| 2015 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Friday February 19, 2016, 7:30PM

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This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

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OPERA IN CINEMA: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

| 190 minutes | |
Directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst

Sunday February 21, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center)

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Sung in Italian. Mozart and da Ponte’s very first collaboration resulted in a masterpiece –LE NOZZE DI FIGARO– that represents a highlight in the entire history of opera. In his stage play on which the opera is based, Beaumarchais broached the topic of the class struggle between the Count and his servant…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2015 | 107 minutes | |

Wednesday February 24, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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SON OF SAUL

| 2015 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by László Nemes

Friday February 26, 2016, 7:30PM

In this searing drama, a concentration camp inmate tasked with burning the dead discovers the body of his young son, and must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners, or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child.

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2016 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY

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Sunday February 28, 2016, 7:00PM (Red Carpet Arrivals), 8:30PM (Ceremony Starts)
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Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Chris Rock, among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Enjoy light food, desserts, and beverages during the red carpet arrivals beginning at 7PM, get your photo taken with a real Oscar, and fill out your Oscar predictions ballot before the…

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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture)

, , | 2015 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ciro Guerra

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a 2015 Colombian adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Spotlight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and it is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The film tells two…

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WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

| 2016 | 110 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Moore

Friday March 11, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center)

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This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: THE CONFIRMATION

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Bob Nelson

Wednesday March 16, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime. Aided by an…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: MOVIMIENTOS and SUITE FLAMENCA

| 118 minutes,
Directed by Hugo Pérez de la Pica | Antonio Gades. Choreographed by Maite Chico | Antonio Gades | Cristina Hoyos.

Sunday March 20, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center)

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MOVIMIENTOS: Danzar al aire español After the huge success of Movimientos: La danza de la punta al tacón, Antonio Gades Fundation comes back to Teatro Real with a new production for all audiences. Movimientos: Danzar al Aire Español. An educational approach to the different disciplines that Spanish core dance includes: the bolero…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

| 140 minutes
Directed by Alvis Hermanis. Conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Sunday April 17, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center)

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Sung in French. “This marvellous book fascinated me from the very beginning. I could not put it down. I read it incessantly, during meals, in the theatre, in the street, everywhere.” And so it was, following the composer’s discovery of Faust Part One in 1828 that Goethe joined Virgil and Shakespeare to…