Coming Attractions

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MVIFF 2017: AQUARIUS

| 2016 | 146 minutes | |
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Wednesday September 06, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, pressures…

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OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION and FILM: THE TRIP TO SPAIN

| 2017 | 115 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Thursday September 07, 2017, 5:30pm
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On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.  We’ll be serving wines, beer ( festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Tapas appetizers (provided by…

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MVIFF 2017: AFTER THE STORM (umi yori mo mada fukaku)

| 2016 | 117 minutes | |
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Friday September 08, 2017, 4:30pm (Capawock)
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Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their…

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MVIFF 2017: HOLY AIR

| 2017 | 81 minutes | |
Directed by Shady Srour

Friday September 08, 2017, 7:30pm (Capawock)
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Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his…

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MVIFF 2017: LOST IN PARIS (paris pieds nus)

, | 2016 | 83 minutes | |
Directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon

Friday September 08, 2017, 9:15pm (Capawock)
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Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle…

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MVIFF 2017: POP AYE

, | 2017 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kristen Tan

Friday September 08, 2017, 9:15pm (Film Center)
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On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together–only to discover the truth about himself.

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MVIFF 2017: WHITE SUN (seto surya)–Global Citizen Award Presentation

, , , | 2016 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by Deepak Rauniyar

Friday September 08, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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The Global Citizen Award will be presented to the MVIFF’s Guests of Honor prior to the film and includes a discussion on their careers producing independent world cinema. The MV Film Society is proud to announce Actor Danny Glover and Producer Joslyn Barnes of Louveture Films will attend the 2017 Martha’s Vineyard…

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MVIFF 2017: EUROPEAN SHORTS

| 2017 | 77 mins | |

Friday September 08, 2017, 4:30PM (Film Center)
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European Short Film Nominees 2016 on Tour SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe –and beyond. The program featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2016 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. This year’s program is composed of…

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MVIFF 2017: International Short Films Juried Competition

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Saturday September 09, 2017, 7:00PM
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2017 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

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MVIFF 2017: THE DEPARTURE

, | 2017 | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Lana Wilson

Saturday September 09, 2017, 9:15pm (Capawock)
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A remarkable Japanese Buddhist priest uses a range of methods to help desperate people discover the will to live. But when a health crisis puts him at serious risk, can he live by the same advice he gives out? Lana Wilson follows up her award-winning documentary After Tiller with this lyrical, intimate character study…

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MVIFF 2017: THE DIVINE ORDER (die göttliche ordnung)

| 2017 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Petra Volpe

Saturday September 09, 2017, 4:00pm (Capawock)
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Switzerland, 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother who lives with her husband and their two sons in a peaceful little village. Here, in the Swiss countryside, little or nothing is felt of the huge social upheavals that the movement of May 1968 has caused. Nora’s life, too, has been unaffected;…

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MVIFF 2017: MAINELAND with Director Miao Wang and Producer Damon Smith

, | 2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Miao Wang

Saturday September 09, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., “Maineland” is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective…

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MVIFF 2017: THE ORNITHOLOGIST (O Ornitólogo)

, , | 2016 | 117 minutes | |
directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Saturday September 09, 2017, 9:15pm (Film Center)
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Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for endangered black storks along a remote river in northern Portugal when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrim girls on their way to Santiago de Compostela, he plunges into a dark, eerie forest, trying to get back on…

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MVIFF 2017: THE FENCER (Miekkailija)

, , | 2015 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Klaus Härö

Sunday September 10, 2017, 12:00pm (Capawock)
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A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing,…

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MVIFF 2017: LIKE CRAZY (la pazza gioia)–CLOSING NIGHT FILM + Party at La Soffitta

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
directed by Paolo Virzi and Francesca Archibugi

Sunday September 10, 2017, 4:30pm (Capawock)
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LIKE CRAZY will be preceded by a showing of the “Best Overall” Short Film from Saturday’s Juried Competition held on Saturday.  After the film, patrons are encouraged to join us for our Closing Night Party Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with…

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MVIFF 2017: THE MIDWIFE (sage femme)

| 2017 | 117 minutes | |
Directed by Martin Provost

Sunday September 10, 2017, 1:30pm (Film Center)
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Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on…