Film Archives

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | |

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON ET DALILA

| 1877 | 3 hrs. 4 min. | |

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

| 1953 | 189 minutes | |

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress

MET OPERA LIVE: LA TRAVIATA


Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

MISSION-IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

2018 | 2 hrs. 27 min. | |
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie

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…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2018-19 | |

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2018-19 | |

MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE JULY 18th. The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The…

SKYSCRAPER

2018 | 103 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s SKYSCRAPER as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted…

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

| 2018 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Boots Riley

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance…

BLACKKKLANSMAN

| 2018 | 128 mins | |
Directed by Spike Lee

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission:…

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

| 2018 | 96 Minutes | |
Tim Wardle

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret —…

PLAYING GOD with Attorney Ken Feinberg

| 2017 | 95 mins | |

Ken Feinberg will join us for a Q&A afterward. Why is the life of a firefighter who died a hero in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth a million dollars less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same disaster? How much money should oil giant BP pay the countless fishermen…

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

| 2018 | 90 mins | |

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 —…

THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE 4K restoration

| 1968 | 85 minutes | | ,
Directed by George Dunning

Now, you can view the film in 4k restoration! Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,”…

2018 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS

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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…

UPGRADE

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Directed and Written by Leigh Whannel

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond…

WHITNEY

| 2018 | 120 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and…

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

| 2018 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Peyton Reed

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance…

ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD

| 2018 | 99 Mins. | |
Directed by Steve and Todd Jones

Andy Irons: Kissed by God is a film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons. Andy struggled with the same demons that millions of people worldwide battle with daily. Andy was an incredible presence on the world stage as the “People’s Champion.”…

GENERATION WEALTH with Director Lauren Greenfield

| 2018 | 106 minutes | |
Directed by Lauren Greenfield

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…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

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

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…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: TURANDOT

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

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: EUGENE ONEGIN

| Transmitted live on April 2, 2016 | 172 mins | |
Conducted by Valery Gergiev

The pain of unrequited love is portrayed unforgettably by two of opera’s greatest stars. Soprano Renée Fleming is musically and dramatically radiant as the shy Tatiana, who falls in love with the worldly Eugene Onegin, played with devastating charisma by baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Their mesmerizing vocalism and chemistry explode in one of opera’s…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: IL TROVATORE

| Transmitted live on October 3, 2015 | 162 mins | |
Conducted by Marco Armiliato

Soprano Anna Netrebko is Leonora, the young noblewoman in love with the troubadour of the title—tenor Yonghoon Lee—but also pursued by Count di Luna, sung by the great baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick completes the quartet of principals in her signature role of Azucena, the mysterious gypsy woman who sets the dramatic events…