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BEING MORTAL presented in collaboration with Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

| 2014 | 55 mins. | |

Proceeds from this screening will benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Post-screening discussion. BEING MORTAL delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he…

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

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Directed by Sharon Maguire

Oscar (R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After…

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MASTERMINDS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jared Hess

In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting…

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STORKS

| 2016 | 87 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle…

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THE BIRTH OF A NATION

| 2016 | 119 minutes | |
Directed by Nate Parker

Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man,…

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COMMAND AND CONTROL

| 2016 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Robert Kenner

Post-screening Q&A with Producer Mark Samels. In collaboration with WGBH – Boston From Robert Kenner, director of the groundbreaking film FOOD. INC., and Mark Samels, executive producer of the Oscar-nominated film LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, comes COMMAND AND CONTROL, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex…

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EQUITY

| 2016 | 100 minutes | |
Directed by Meera Menon

A female investment banker, fighting to rise to the top of the corporate ladder at a competitive Wall Street firm, navigates a controversial tech IPO in the post-financial crisis world, where loyalties are suspect, regulations are tight, but pressure to bring in “big money” remains high. EQUITY is about women on Wall…

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THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK– THE TOURING YEARS

, | 2016 | 137 mins (107 min feature + 30 min The Beatles Live at Shea Stadium 1965) | |
Directed by Ron Howard

We all know the moment, February 9, 1964 at 8:12 PM EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night – the largest audience to date in television history. It was…

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SNOWDEN

, , | 2016 | 138 minutes | |
Directed by Oliver Stone

Academy Award (R)-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story…

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

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Directed by Derek Cianfrance

DreamWorks Pictures’ THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award (R) and Golden Globe (R) nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar (R) winner Alicia Vikander, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz,…

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LITTLE MEN

, | 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Ira Sachs

When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) —…

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SULLY

| 2016 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Clint Eastwood

From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (AMERICAN SNIPER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama SULLY, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (BRIDGE OF SPIES, FORREST GUMP) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the…

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2016 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2016 | 130 mins | | ,

Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during this week, when the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 19th Annual Short Film…

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SAUSAGE PARTY

| 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Conrad Vernon

A misplaced sausage and his savory friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket in this raunchy animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. As the store’s annual 4th of July sale draws near, the perishable pals must return to their rightful places on the shelves before the customers come…

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2016 MVIFF – ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE

| 2016 | 60 mins. | | , , , ,
BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. PLEASE NOTE- Bill informs me “there is full frontal male and female nudity as well as foul language and sexual content in the program.”  The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a…

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2016 MVIFF – THE WONDERS

| 2014 | 110 mins | |
ALICE ROHRWACHER

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Rohrwacher’s richly textured feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic…

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THE WAVE (MVIFF encore)

| 2016 | 105 mins | | , , ,
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The mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger, collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it. Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking…

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THE PRESIDENT

| 2016 | 118 mins | |
Directed by MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF

A brutal dictator comes face to face with the injustices committed by his regime when his country is taken over by revolutionists. The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population’s misery. When a coup d’état overthrows…

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2016 MVIFF – RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

| 2015 | 121 mins | |

A film director falls for a young painter – twice. Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows…

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2016 MVIFF – PEOPLE PLACES THINGS

| 2016 | 86 mins | |
JAMES C. STROUSE

Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist and professor in NYC balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. Will’s life is turned upside down when he finds…

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MIA MADRE (MVIFF encore)

| 2016 | 107 mins | | ,
Directed by NANNI MORETTI

  Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a…

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2016 MVIFF – MADLY (SOLD OUT!)

| 2016 | 105 mins | | ,
Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan

A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world’s most visionary directors. The film takes a passionate trip around the world exploring modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications, culminating into one iconoclastic, feature-length anthology of six 15-minute vignettes.           TO…

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2016 MVIFF – ICAROS: A VISION with co-Director Matteo Norzi

| 2016 | 85 mins | |
LEONOR CARABALLO and MATTEO NORZI

Her medical options exhausted, an American woman travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle. Thanks to a young ayahuasca shaman who is losing his eyesight, she learns instead to confront her ‘susto’: the disease of fear.Centered on the nightly ceremonies that are the main feature of shamanic retreats, Icaros revels in darkness,…

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2016 MVIFF – COURT

| 2015 | 116 mins | | ,
CHAITANYA TAMHANE

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker…

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2016 MVIFF – CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR

| 2015 | 122 mins | |
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.They are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier…

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2016 MVIFF – AFERIM!

| 2015 | 108 mins | | , , ,
RADU JUDE

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. Together with his son, they set out in search for the gypsy slave. While the unflappable Costandin comments on…

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DON’T THINK TWICE (last showing)

| 2016 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Birbiglia

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From Mike Birbiglia, director of “Sleepwalk With Me”, and the creator of “This American Life” comes…

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

| 2016 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Travis Knight

Older viewers will tune in to its melancholy – its battles between memory and loss, its themes of filial piety and betrayal – while younger ones will dig the more basic emotions of Kubo’s epic journey. Staggeringly beautiful and immensely true, this is the best animated film of 2016.  Voice cast includes Charlize Theron,…

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WAR DOGS

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | ,
Directed by Todd Phillips

WAR DOGS follows two friends in their early 20s (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets…

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SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

| 2016 | 84 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Tanne

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a…