Film Archives

LOBSTER WAR

, | 2018 | | , ,
Directed by David Abel and Andy Laub

LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf…

ROMA

, | 2018 | 2 hrs 15 mins. | |
A film by Alfonso Cuarón

The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who…

GREEN BOOK

| 2018 | 2 hrs 10 mins. | | ,

Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) is a world-class African-American pianist who’s about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two…

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

| 2018 | 2 hrs 13 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Bryan Singer

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach…

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

| 2018 | 1 hr 47 mins. | | ,

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she…

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

, | 2018 | 2 hrs 14 mins. | | , , ,

The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of…

WILDLIFE

| 2018 | 104 mins. | |
Directed by Paul Dano

Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest performances to date as Jeanette, a complex woman whose self-determination and self-involvement disrupts the values and expectations of a 1960s nuclear family. Fourteen-year-old Joe played by newcomer Ed Oxenbould, is the only…

BLACK 47 – one night only – reception at 6:45!

| 2018 | 100 mins. | | , , ,

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will present an exclusive screening of the Irish film BLACK 47 on Wednesday, November 28th  at 7.30 pm in the MV Film Center. Opening reception in the film center lobby beginning at 6:45 p.m. Join Elaine Cawley Weintraub, Lara O’Brien, and Liam O’Callaghan in an authentic experience of Irish art, history and…

WATER LILIES OF MONET: THE MAGIC OF WATER AND LIGHT

| 2018 | 80 mins. | | , ,

Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of…

KLIMT & SCHIELE: EROS AND PSYCHE

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era…

CARAVAGGIO: THE SOUL AND THE BLOOD

| 2018 | 90 Mins. | | , ,

Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments — thanks to the use…

BEAUTIFUL BOY – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 2 hrs. | | ,

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

FREE SOLO

| 2018 | 97 mins. | | , , ,

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock…

FIRST MAN – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 138 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Damien Chazelle

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based…

VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake…

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

| 2018 | 105 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Eli Roth

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS is a family-friendly blend of humor and horror with an infectious sense of fun.  The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s…

THE KING AND I – one night only!

| 2018 | 3 hrs. | | , ,

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar…

PICK OF THE LITTER

| 2018 | 81 mins. | |
Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy Jr.

PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. All the fluffy…

DAMSEL

| 2018 | 113 mins. | | , , ,
Directed by David and Nathan Zellner

The beautifully filmed “Damsel” injects the western genre with a welcome dose of humor and some unexpected twists. Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a…

THE LAST SUIT (EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE)

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pablo Solarz

MVIFF 2018 Audience Favorite returns. At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful…

WARREN MILLER’S FACE OF WINTER

| 2018 | 120 minutes (included intermission raffle drawings) | | ,

If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the ski-and-ride film was the man who got us started on this long, crazy ride. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of…

LEAVE NO TRACE

| 2018 | 119 mins | |
Directed by Debra Granik

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back…

LOVE, GILDA

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

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…

TEA WITH THE DAMES

| 2018 | 83 Mins. | | ,
Directed by Roger Michell

MVIFF 2018 Audience Favorite returns. From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… TEA WITH THE DAMES is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our…

FAHRENHEIT 11/9 — LAST SHOWING!

| 2018 | 125 mins | |
Directed by Michael Moore

Michael Moore’s “FAHRENHEIT 11/9” is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would…

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 93 mins | | , , ,
Directed by David Lowery

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey…

BEING THERE in collaboration with Compassionate Care ALS and MV Hospice

| 2016 | 95 mins | |
Directed by Thomas Lüchinger

A Panel will be conducted after the film with: Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Director: Thomas Lüchinger Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma* The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from…

2018 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2018 | 130 mins | | ,

Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 9 for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a…

THE PREDATOR

| 2018 | 108 mins | | , ,
Directed by Shane Black

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of…

A SIMPLE FAVOR

| 2018 | 116 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Paul Feig

A stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and…