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Classic Film Night: Celebrating Robin Williams in GOOD MORNING VIETNAM

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Barry Levinson

In celebration of FALL FOR THE ARTS the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society has dedicated this weeks Classic Film Night to the late Robin Williams. Each year for the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket celebrate local artists, artisans, and culture. Events on Martha’s Vineyard showcase the extraordinary work of…

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LIFE ITSELF

| 2014 | 120 mins | |
Steve James

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.  …

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CALVARY

| 2014 | 100 mins | |
John Michael McDonagh

CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral –…

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Celebrating National Fossil Day – DINOSAUR 13 with special guest speaker Dr. Henry Kriegstein

2014 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Todd Douglas Miller

National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.    THE TRUE TALE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN HISTORY! When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute…

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Living Local MV Movie Night: OPEN SESAME (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2013 | 82 minutes | |
M. Sean Kaminsky

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is pleased to present OPEN SESAME in collaboration with Living Local MV, The Farm Institute, Island Grown Schools and Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library.  Q&A afterwards with special guests: Food writer Doctor Jessica B. Harris, Ken Green founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library One of the world’s…

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NY Film Critics National Series: GONE GIRL with on-screen simulcast Q&A with Author Gillian Flynn afterwards

| 2014 | 145 minutes | | , ,
David Fincher

 Author Gillian Flynn is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, GONE GIRL.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a on screen simulcast cast appearance by the featured guests. GONE GIRL –…

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THE HUNGRY HEART with filmmaker Bess O’Brien

| 2014 | |
Bess O'Brien

MEDIA SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY THE MV TIMES The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone,…

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NY Film Critics National Series: A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT with on-screen simulcast Q&A with Oscar Winner Juliet Binoche afterwards

| 2014 | 117 minutes | |
Erik Poppe

Oscar winner Juliet Binoche is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, 1,000 TIMES GOODNIGHT.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a on screen simulcast cast appearance by the featured guests. Rebecca…

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Classic Film Night: IL SORPASSO (1962)

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Directed by Dino Risi

A post Italian neo-realist film full of life and spontaneity. Every second of this film is refreshing and the characters take you along for the ride.    The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the…

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ADVANCED STYLE in collaboration with MV Fashion Week (Join us for reception preceding the film beginning at 6:30 PM)

| 2014 | 72 min. | | , ,
Lina Plioplyte

Our screening is being dedicated to Shirley Berkowitz Dworkin who passed away on September 9, 2014.  She was the younger sister of Zelda Kaplan, one of the women interviewed in this film, and the mother of Barbara Binder, an island resident. Join us for a reception preceding the film screening beginning at 6:30…

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Mademoiselle C in collaboration with MV Fashion Week

| 2014 | 93 min. | | , ,
Fabien Constant

  The newest film by director Fabien Constant, best known for The Vogue Paris Fashion Night Out, is Mademoiselle C,a documentary that chronicles former French Vogue editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine. The ‘C’ stands for Carine who, after acting as Tom Ford’s muse…

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Yves Saint Laurent in collaboration with MV Fashion Week

| 2014 | 105 min. | | , ,
Jalil Lespert

  Eminent American film executive Harvey Weinstein acquired US rights to French director Jalil Lespert’s biopic of a legendary fashion designer, amounting to the extraordinary new film Yves Saint Laurent.  Partially shot at the designer’s atelier in Paris, this film captures the true essence of both the designer’s genius and personal struggles with…

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2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2014 | 130 mins | |

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL
The World’s First Global Film Festival Announces Finalists for its 17th Annual Film Festival to Take Place Across Six Continents Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities…

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SOLD OUT — CLOSING NIGHT FILM: A FIVE STAR LIFE and Closing Reception — SOLD OUT!

| 2013 | 85 minutes | |
Maria Sole Tognazzi

Our closing night reception will begin immediately following the film and is to be held in the Film Center lobby and porch area – food and libations and live music.  A Five Star Life is the sophisticated and delightful story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some…

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SOLD OUT – MVIFF: Juried Competition — International Shorts — SOLD OUT

| 2014 | 113 mins | |
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A festival selection committee whittled 450+ entries down to 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film on Friday, September 5th and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program. Our jury participants are: Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund;  Tim Miller – Cape Cod TImes, Matthew VanDyke (Not…

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MVIFF: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

, | 2013 | 105 minutes | |
David Zellner

A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search…

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MVIFF: HUNTING ELEPHANTS

| 2013 | 107 minutes | | ,
Reshef Levi

Three elderly men and grandson Yonatan find themselves stuck together in a Jerusalem nursing home. The kid is a genius, but stammers and is bullied at school. Yonatan’s grandfather, Eliahu, whom he had never met, is a former member of the Lehi (pre-State Jewish underground), and a cold person. Eliahu’s best friend…

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LE CHEF

| 2012 | 85 minutes | |
Daniel Cohen

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine.   A legend…

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MVIFF: AUSTIN TO BOSTON “U.S. PREMIERE”

| 2014 | 72 minutes | | ,
Directed by James Marcus Haney

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars…

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MVIFF: ILO ILO

| 2013 | 99 minutes | |
Anthony Chen

Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life. The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained…

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MVIFF: METRO MANILA

, | 2014 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Sean Ellis

Ellis, whose previous films include the award-winning CASHBACK and THE BROKEN, travels to the Philippines to tell the story of Oscar Ramirez, a down-on-his-luck farmer who flees the countryside with his family to look for a brighter future in the bustling, overwhelming metropolis of Manila. Oscar believes he has caught a break…

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MVIFF: Animation Showcase with Bill Plympton

| 2014 | 80 mins | |
Bill Plympton

The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary animated films curated by Bill from the past year, including his new short film.  Twice Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton’s showcase reveals a collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. Bill Plympton, a renowned American animator, cartoonist, director, screenwriter…

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MAY IN THE SUMMER

, | 2013 | 99 minutes | | ,
Cherien Dabis

To all appearances, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all — intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad (Alexander Siddig), a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her familiar hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the…

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FRANK with screenplay-writer and producer Jon Ronson

| 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Lenny Abrahamson

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael…

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SOLD OUT – MVIFF: Attila Marcel – SOLD OUT!

| 2013 | 106 minutes | |

French writer-director Sylvain Chomet creates a whimsical story about a piano prodigy, Paul, who lives a completely sheltered existence, cut off from the outside world, due to his domineering, aristocratic aunts. His life consists solely of constant piano practice, until he meets his eccentric neighbor Madame Proust and his entire world is…

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MVIFF: CHILD’S POSE

| 2013 | 112 minutes | |
Calin Peter Netzer

A sharply crafted family thriller, CHILD’S POSE pivots on a riveting performance by Gheorghiu (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, BEYOND THE HILLS) as a steely, upper-class Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far…

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014


Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed. Come…

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LAND HO! (MVIFF encore)

| 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. It was screened at several Film…

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IDA – MVIFF ’14 encore

| 2013 | 82 minutes | |
Pawel Pawlikowski

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna (stunning…

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NY Film Critics National Series: HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (FREE ADMISSION) with on-screen simulcast Q&A with Simon Pegg and Director Peter Chelsom afterwards

| 2014 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Peter Chelsom

Director Peter Chelsom and Simon Pegg are the featured guests for this months NY Film Critics Show, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a on screen simulcast cast appearance…