Coming Attractions

GENERATION WEALTH with Director Lauren Greenfield

| 2018 | 106 minutes | |
Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Wednesday July 25, 2018, 7:30pm
Thursday July 26, 2018 7:30pm

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Lauren Greenfield will join us for a Q&A on July 25th and 26th. For the past 25 years, acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after…

SONGS FROM CINEMA with Siren Mayhew and Friends on stage at the Film Center

| 2018 | 90 mins | |

Friday July 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Siren Mayhew and her cohorts perform live music from beloved films that span the decades. Join us for a night of nostalgia that will include musical numbers from the likes of The Lion King, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and many more. Siren and Friends —…

MISSION-IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

2018 | 2 hrs. 27 min. | |
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
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Friday July 27, 2018, 8:00pm (Capawock)

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The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: TURANDOT

| Transmitted live on January 30, 2016 | 139 mins | |
Conducted by Paolo Carignani

Sunday July 29, 2018, 1:00pm

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Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production stars the great dramatic soprano Nina Stemme as Turandot, the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the unknown prince who solves Turandot’s riddles and wins her love. Soprano Anita Hartig sings Liù, the faithful slave girl who gives her life to save…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: TURANDOT

Transmitted live on January 30, 2016 | 2 hrs. 5 min. | |
Conducted by Paolo Carignani

Sunday July 29, 2018, 1:00pm

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Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production stars the great dramatic soprano Nina Stemme as Turandot, the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the unknown prince who solves Turandot’s riddles and wins her love. Soprano Anita Hartig sings Liù, the faithful slave girl who gives her life to save…

2018 DOC WEEK: LOVE, GILDA with Director Lisa D’Apolito

2018 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm
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In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

2018 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS

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Monday July 30, 2018, 5:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 31, 2018 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected festival movie…

2018 DOC WEEK: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY with Steve Young (Subject of the Film) and director Dava Whisenant

| 2018 | 87 mins | |
Directed by Dava Whisenant

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm
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WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

2018 DOC WEEK: A PAINTER WHO FARMS: Allen Whiting – Island Painter and Farmer. A benefit for the MV Museum and the MV Film Society

| 2018 | 50 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos

Wednesday August 01, 2018, 7:30pm
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Special guests, filmmakers David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos with subject Allen Whiting will attend for Q&A afterward. Benefits the MV Museum and MV Film Society jointly.  Financial support from the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury. Allen Whiting is a farmer who has been living off the land as his family has for 12 generations….

2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Co-director/Co-producer Kate Davis (Film Society Board Member) and David Heilbroner

| 2018 | |
Directed by Kate Davis

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, both national spokespeople for Sandra Bland, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be a rare chance for folks to see the film with filmmakers…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Directors Elan and Johnathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Elan Bogarin, Johnathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm
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306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.  

2018 DOC WEEK: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS with Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center.   In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

| 2017 | 133 mins. | |
Conducted by Karel Mark Chichon

Sunday August 05, 2018, 1:00pm

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Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production enhances Puccini’s drama of doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais rings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt.  Pinkerton. Tenor Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love…

2018 YOUTH FILMMAKERS CAMP with MVTV and Polly Hill Arboretum


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Monday August 06, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday August 07, 2018 1:00 to 5:00pm
Wednesday August 08, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Thursday August 09, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Friday August 10, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm

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August 6-10, 2018, 1-5pm at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury 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 Polly Hill’s grounds and…

KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT with Directors and Vineyard Residents Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

| 2018 | |
Directed by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

Tuesday August 07, 2018, 7:30pm

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Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the Western tip of Martha’s Vineyard island, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons.  From whaling days to electrification, “Keepers of the Light” tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron and Producer Jacki Ochs

2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

Wednesday August 08, 2018, 7:30pm
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A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan…