Coming Attractions

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AMY

| 2015 | 128 min | | , ,
Directed by Asif Kapadia

Wednesday September 09, 2015, 7:00PM (Film Center)
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From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very…

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Opening Night: Tented Reception and Film: MEET THE PATELS

, | 2015 | 88 mins | | ,
Geeta V. Patel and Ravi Patel

Thursday September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM
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On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding 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 sponsorStella Artois) and appetizers (provided by ) while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson,…

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Meru

| 2015 | 87 min | | , ,
Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Friday September 11, 2015, 9:15pm (Film Center)
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In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October…

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Zero Motivation

| 2014 | 97 min | | , ,
Directed by Talya Lavie

Friday September 11, 2015, 4:00pm (Film Center)
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Set in a remote desert military base, a platoon of young women soldiers, all Israeli conscripts, serve out their time playing computer games, singing pop songs, and conspiring to get transferred to Tel Aviv — while endlessly serving coffee to the men who run the show. Here’s an Israeli film filled with…

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KRISHA

| 2015 | 83 min | |
Directed by Trey Edward Shults

Friday September 11, 2015, 4:00pm (Capawock)
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An especially fraught Thanksgiving holiday brings a woman’s troubled, booze-soaked history into blistering yet compassionate focus in KRISHA, an intimate and unnerving character study that marks a ferociously impressive feature debut for 26-year-old multihyphenate Trey Edward Shults.

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LISTEN TO ME MARLON

| 2015 | 95 min | | ,
Directed by Stevan Riley
Friday September 11, 2015, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando – a great star who remained deliberately mysterious to the press and the world at large for his entire professional life – created a vast archive of personal audio and visual materials over the course of his lifetime, often deeply confessional and completely without vanity or…

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GUEROS

| 2015 | 106 min | |
Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios

Friday September 11, 2015, 9:15pm (Capawock)
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Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra’s kid…

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VANISHING SAIL with director

, | 2015 | 88 min | |
Directed by Alexis Andrews

Friday September 11, 2015, 7:00pm (Capawock)
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Filmed in the Grenadines, Vanishing Sail tells the story of trading by sail in the West Indies, and follows a community of boat builders in Carriacou who struggle to maintain their tenuous grip on a dying skill.   Writer, Director, Cinematographer Alexis Andrews will be joining us. Alexis Andrews was born in…

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BLIND

| 2015 | 96 min | | , ,
Directed by Eskil Vogt

Saturday September 12, 2015, 9:15pm
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Ingrid can see in her dreams. The way the world around her looks, her husband’s office, their favourite restaurant…memories. It’s when Ingrid awakes each morning and opens her eyes that she suddenly remembers she is blind. With her life suddenly and dramatically changed, Ingrid has retreated to the safety of her apartment…

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

| 2014 | 101 min | | ,
Directed by Roy Andersson

Saturday September 12, 2015, 4:00pm (Capawock)
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Like his previous features SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR and YOU, THE LIVING, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human…

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UNE NOUVELLE AMIE (THE NEW GIRLFRIEND)

| 2015 | 116 minutes | | ,
Directed by Francois Ozon

Saturday September 12, 2015, 9:15pm (Capawock)
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Francois Ozon’s humorous psychological drama The New Girlfriend stars Anais Demoustier as Claire, a young woman whose closest friend since childhood, Lea, passes away leaving behind a husband, David (Romain Duris) and a newborn baby. One day she drops by David’s house unexpectedly, and finds him dressed in his dead wife’s clothes…

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MVIFF: Juried Competition — International Shorts

| 2015 | TBD | |

Saturday September 12, 2015, 7:00PM (Capawock)
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A festival selection committee whittled 2000+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod…

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HEUNG GONG JAI (ABERDEEN)

| 2014 | 97 min | |
Directed & Written by Ho-Cheung Pang

Saturday September 12, 2015, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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The extended Cheng family, which, like Aberdeen harbor’s Chinese namesake, represents today’s “Little Hong Kong” and its myriad of contradictions between traditions and modernity; superstitions and materialism; family and individuality.

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MVIFF: Animation Short Film Showcase Competition — Audience Award


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Saturday September 12, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)
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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary international animated films curated by Signe Baumane from the past year.  Signe was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has made 15 animated shorts and one feature film, “Rocks In My Pockets”. You, the audience, will decide on the best…

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

| 2013 | 114 min | | ,
Directed by Felix Herngren

Sunday September 13, 2015, 2:00pm (Film Center)
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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over.

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I Am Eleven

| 2014 | 98 min | | , ,
Directed by Genevieve Bailey

Sunday September 13, 2015, 2:00pm (Capawock)
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Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children…