Coming Attractions

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OBIT

| 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Vanessa Gould

Wednesday June 28, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism. Documentary storytelling in print. First drafts of contemporary history. Mirrors of life’s great variety, humor and pathos. Neatly framed vignettes of…

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THE HERO

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

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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THE BEGUILED

| 2017 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sofia Coppola

Friday June 30, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)

THE BEGUILED is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous…

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DESPICABLE ME 3

| 2017 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin
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Friday June 30, 2017

Gru (Steve Carell) faces off against Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the ’80s, and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team…

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THE BIG SICK

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

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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THE HOUSE

| 2017 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Andrew J. Cohen
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After losing their college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) must figure out a way to earn some cash so their daughter (Ryan Simpkins) can go to school. With help from their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), the couple start an underground casino in the basement of their house. As the…

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER

, | 2017 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will…

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Special Event: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

Tuesday July 11, 2017, 7:30pm
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The Martha’a Vineyard NAACP and the MV Film Society are presenting I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO to be followed by a discussion and book signing with Jessica B. Harris, author of “My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir” In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House….

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AN ORDINARY MAN

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling

Monday July 17, 2017, 7:30pm
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Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General, ferried nightly from couch to couch by…

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BENDING THE ARC

| 2017 | 102 mins. | |
Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos
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Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:30pm
Wednesday August 16, 2017 7:30pm
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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one…

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AUTOMATIC AT SEA

, | 2016 | 88 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Matthew Lessner

Sunday July 30, 2017, 6:00PM
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On a whim, Eve (a young Swedish traveler) accepts an invitation from Peter (a wealthy heir) to vacation on his family’s private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from arriving, Eve discovers that she has little in common with the increasingly erratic…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio

Monday July 31, 2017, 7:30PM
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The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more. I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang

Tuesday August 01, 2017, 7:30pm
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Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic…

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2017 DOC WEEK: CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman
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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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2017 DOC WEEK: DATELINE-SAIGON

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Thomas D. Herman

Friday August 04, 2017
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Special Guest: Director Thomas D. Herman will join us for a discussion of the film. DATELINE-SAIGON profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan. With all the high-stakes drama…