Coming Attractions

REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL: NEW HOMELAND

2018 | 93 Minutes | | ,
A Film by Barbara Kopple

Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) chronicles the experiences of five refugee children from war-torn Syria and Iraq whose families have resettled in Canada. In this sweetly observed film, Kopple follows the boys for two weeks at a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. We watch as some boys…

REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL: THIS IS HOME

| 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins | | ,
Directed by Alexandra Shiva

Saturday July 27, 2019, 4:30 PM
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THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they are given eight months of assistance from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient. As they learn to adapt to challenges,…

REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL: THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,

Sunday July 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
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The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in…

REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL: SOUFRA

| 2017 | 73 minutes | | ,
A Film by Thomas A. Morgan

Sunday July 28, 2019, 4:30 PM
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SOUFRA follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.

2019 YOUTH FILMMAKERS CAMP with MVTV

| 2019 | |
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Monday July 29, 2019, 9am to 1:00pm
Tuesday July 30, 2019 9am to 1:00pm
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 9am to 1:00pm
Thursday August 01, 2019, 9am to 1:00pm
Friday August 02, 2019, 9am to 1:00pm

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July 29-August 2, 2019, 9am-1 pm at MV Regional High School and MVTV HQ in Oak Bluffs Campers will learn various video techniques such as video camera use, interviewing skills, musical video, creating public service announcements, and editing of video content.  The camp will meet each day at MV Regional High School…

ECHO IN THE CANYON

| 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins | | ,

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Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when…

VOICES OF BALTIMORE plus Q & A with co-Director Morna McNulty

| 2017 | 55 mins. | |
A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

Tuesday July 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
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The purpose of this film is to capture and preserve the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African Americans who 1) grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and 2) who lived through the era of legal segregation in the Jim Crow south. The narratives will…

THE SOUVENIR

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | ,

A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship…

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

| 2019 | 2 Hrs. | |

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

THE FAREWELL

, | 2019 | 1 hour and 38 minutes | | ,
Written & Directed by Lulu Wang

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with…

PAVAROTTI

| 2019 | 1 Hour and 54 Minutes | | ,
A Film by Ron Howard

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The…

2019 DOC WEEK: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

| 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins | | ,
A Film by Avi Belkin

Friday August 09, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who…

A PRIVATE WAR with Special Guest Director Matthew Heineman!

| 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Sunday August 11, 2019, 7:30 PM
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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing…

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (A conversation with Henry Louis Gates & Eric Foner)

| 2019 | 90 minutes

Thursday August 22, 2019, 7:30 PM
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In 2019, Henry Louis Gates Jr. presented a vital new documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years…

DOUBTING THOMAS with director and star WILL McFADDEN in attendance!

| 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins. | |
A Film by Will McFadden
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Black babies don’t come from white people. Except this one just did. Jen swears to Tom that he’s the father, and she’s just as dumbfounded as everyone else. Tom says he believes her. They’re a team built on trust and they’re in this together. They choose to accept the unexplainable because the responsibility…

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

, | 2019 | 120 minutes | | ,
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s…