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PUCKER UP with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner and live whistling performance by 3 times World Champion Geert Chatrou

| 2005 | 76 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Thursday July 24, 2014, 7:30pm

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The world is divided into two types of people…those who whistle, and those who have tried. Pucker Up takes a look at the little-known world of championship caliber whistling. The movie offers a wealth of footage from the International Whistling Convention and Competition, giving a history of whistling as well as profiling six…

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CHEF

| 2014 | 115 minutes | |
Jon Favreau

Friday July 25, 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)…

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

| 2013 | 123 minutes | | ,
Jim Jarmusch

Friday July 25, 2014, 9:30pm
Saturday July 26, 2014 9:45pm

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Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can…

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DETROPIA with filmmaker Heidi Ewing

| 2012 | 90 minutes | |
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Saturday July 26, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and…

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THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST with panel discussion afterwards featuring Professor Alan Dershowitz, Judge Mark Wolf, and Dr. James Gilligan

| 2014 | 92 minutes | | ,
Gabriel London

Sunday July 27, 2014, 7:30 PM
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The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning ingenious escapes to the sci-fi prison universe he…

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LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM with filmmaker Rory Kennedy

| 2014 | 98 minutes | |
Rory Kennedy

Monday July 28, 2014, 7:30 PM

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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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ONE FAST MOVE OR I’M GONE: KEROUAC’S BIG SUR — In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation — reception at 6:30pm

| 2008 | 98 minutes | |
Curt Worden

Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:30pm
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In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation to benefit the library.   Join us for a reception beginning at 6:30 pm in the film center lobby with pot-luck contributions from members of the Library Foundation. In addition to the film, there will be a special live readings from Kerouac’s book Big Sur by radio…

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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

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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 live music – concert



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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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…