Coming Attractions

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THE SALESMAN

, | 2017 | 125 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Thursday March 30, 2017, 7:30pm
Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm
Sunday April 02, 2017, 4:00pm

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Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation.

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THE FOUNDER

| 2017 | 115 minutes | |
Directed by John Lee Hancock

Friday March 31, 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday April 01, 2017 4:00pm
Sunday April 02, 2017, 7:30pm
Thursday April 06, 2017, 7:30pm

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Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food…

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Special Benefit: MARLEY presented with WYOB-FM (MVRHS student station)

, | 2012 | 144 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Saturday April 01, 2017, 6:30PM reception, 7:30PM film
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WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for WYOB (MVRHS student run radio station) in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive…

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Film Noir Classics: SCARLET STREET

| 1945 | 101 Minutes | |
Directed by Fritz Lang

Wednesday April 05, 2017, 7:30pm

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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her con-man lover,…

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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

| 2017 | 126 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Niki Caro

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the…

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TO KEEP THE LIGHT

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Erica Fae

Sunday April 09, 2017, 4:00pm

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Co-sponsored by the TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS Featuring a post-show Skype interview with writer, director and actor Erica Fae. Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work & her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1800’s.  When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in…

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Film Noir Classics: THE KILLERS

| 1946 | 102 Minutes | |
Directed by Robert Siodmak

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 7:30pm

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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, who received an Academy Award nomination, has long been considered the quintessential noir film: a character study of one man, Swede (Burt Lancaster), who because of betrayal and the love for a woman, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has lost the will…

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THE RED TURTLE

, , | 2017 | 80 minutes | | ,
Directed by Michaël Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

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

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Special Guest: TBD FREE TO MVFS MEMBERS. 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…

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NT LIVE: HEDDA GABLER

2016 | 210 minutes | |

Sunday April 23, 2017, 12:00PM

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“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van…

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Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:30pm

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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected these films…

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Special Event: JON WILSON- THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY

2017 | 68 minutes | |

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 7:30pm
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Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…

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OPERA: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2017 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Choreographer George Balanchine, Conductor Simon Hewett

Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:00PM

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Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his…