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YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

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Special Event: JIMMY TINGLE FOR PRESIDENT– LIVE

2016 | 90 minutes | |

Tuesday August 09, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump as Republican candidate on the right and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provok-ing and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency (shall we say he’s…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 6:00PM (THE STRAND)
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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the MV Museum and 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…

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ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

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Film Club: THE COLOR PURPLE

| 1985 | 154 minutes | |
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock)

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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter…

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ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

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Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Monday August 15, 2016, 4PM (Strand)
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Maxine Gordon will be attending to comment on the film. A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and…

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THE BAD KIDS with filmmaker Keith Fulton

| 2016 | 101 minutes | |
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Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

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AGENTS OF CHANGE– One Time Screening

| 2014 | 66 minutes | |
Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Tuesday August 16, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand)
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Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, and acclaimed director Stanley Nelson. AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who…

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Film Club: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

| 1987 | 98 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Rob Reiner

Wednesday August 17, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock)

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An elderly man reads the book “The Princess Bride” to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won’t like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with…

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LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Thursday August 18, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Friday August 19, 2016 7:30PM (Film Center)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Post Screening Q&A with Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and special guests. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional…

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Special Event: PAPER LANTERNS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | | ,
Directed by Barry Frechette

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Post-screening Q&A with director Barry Frechette. Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki from Hiroshima will also be participating in the discussion. In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6th, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and three days later, “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki….

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Film Club: LIFE OF PI

, | 2012 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ang Lee

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 9:30am (Capawock)

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Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.  

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Special Event: NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA

| 2016 | 90 mins | |

Sunday August 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30PM for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley. For Over 30 Years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1950′s through today. Every performance is arranged…

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NEWTOWN with producer Maria Cuomo Cole & filmmaker Kim Snyder

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Kim Snyder

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Producer Maria Cuomo Cole and filmmaker Kim Snyder will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: SILVER SKIES

| 2015 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez

Wednesday September 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Post-screening simulcast Q&A with George Hamilton, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain, & Jack McGee. You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees’ lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. About the NY Film Critics Film Series:  A regular…