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Special One Night Only: PURPLE RAIN (1984)

| 1984 | 111 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Albert Magnoli

The Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with singer, Apollonia. But, another musician, Morris, looks to steal…

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

| 2016 | 146 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team….

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Nature as Inspiration: LOVE THY NATURE

| 2016 | 76 mins | | , ,
Sylvie Rokab

An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to…

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Nature as Inspiration: MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

| 2015 | 1 hr. 36 min. | | , ,
Robert Kenner

The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group…

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Nature as Inspiration: BIKES vs CARS

| 2015 | 1 hr. 30 min. | | , ,
Fredrik Gertten

POST SCREENING Q&A: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 min | | , ,
Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

French co-directors Jacques Perrin andJacques Cluzaud’s millennia-spanning SEASONS does for beasts of the land what the duo’s “Winged Migration” and “Oceans” did for those of the air and sea… A poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A natural symphony on the mysteries of the forests,…

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Nature as Inspiration: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD

| 2016 | 2 hr. 5 min. | |
Josh Fox

 In HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD, Oscar nominated director, Josh Fox, maker of the film, GASLAND, continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late…

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Nature as Inspiration: ICE AND THE SKY

| 2015 | 1 hr. 29 min. | |
Luc Jacquet

An inspiring story about the life of 82 year old glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking discoveries sounded the alarm for global warming. In 1955, scientist Claude set off with two fellow travelers for a one-year wintering journey in the Antarctic, with no possible return or support. On such unexplored lands, the young…

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Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Opening Reception to Festival begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW) Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden,…

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EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

| 2016 | 116 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Linklater

On the heels of his success with the groundbreaking drama BOYHOOD, director Richard Linklater shifts gears to sports for this comedy about a successful college baseball team that plays hard both on and off the diamond. Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Dutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell star….

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THE BOSS

| 2016 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Ben Falcone

Academy Award nominated star Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy) headlines The Boss as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget….

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Paul Duddridge

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS features interwoven stories about what it means to be a mom, which are tied together via single gal Rigby Gray, a rock photographer who’s riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected pregnancy forces her to turn her lens inward. As Rigby slowly comes to terms with what…

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

| 2016 | 111 mins | | , ,
Directed by Jon Favreau

As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The…

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REMEMBER

, | 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Atom Egoyan

REMEMBER tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer), a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max (Academy Award®…

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BORN TO BE BLUE

, , | 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Robert Budreau

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon…

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MARGUERITE

, , | 2016 | 127 minutes | |
Directed by Xavier Giannoli

1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life…

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VARIETÉ: Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1925 | 72 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ewald André Dupont

Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown at the MV Film Center in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new…

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PAPA: HEMINGWAY IN CUBA

, | 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Bob Yari

The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, PAPA is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Their relationship began in the late 1950’s when Ed Myers, then a junior reporter at The Miami Herald, wrote…

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Special Event: THE MESSENGER in collaboration with Felix Neck

2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Su Rynard

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings…

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EYE IN THE SKY – Final Show!

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gavin Hood

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But…

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THE NAVIGATORS with special guest anthropologist/filmmaker Sam Low

| 1983 | 59 minutes | |
Directed by Boyd Estus

Refreshments to following Q&A with Sam Low in the lobby provided by SAIL MV. Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance. In hand-built, double-hulled canoes sixty feet long, the ancestors of…

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BAG IT (FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING)

| 2011 | 74 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Suzan Beraza

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do…

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HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS – Final Show!

| 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Michael Showalter

When Doris Miller (Sally Field) meets John Fremont (Max Greenfield), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly—at least for Doris. Her first encounter with true romance (outside of the pages of a novel) convinces Doris that she and the mostly unaware John are meant for each other.

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ANOMALISA

| 2015 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman

Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he…

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Special Benefit: THE HARDER THEY COME presented with WYOB-FM

| 1972 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Perry Henzell

WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for FM WYOB in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name…

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TAXI – Last Showing!

| 2016 | 82 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jafar Panahi

This lauded slice-of-life movie stars exiled Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi as he poses as a taxi driver in Tehran, in this series of portraits of everyday characters hiring his driving services. Jafar Panahi’s Taxi offers another round of societal commentary from a director whose entire filmography stands as a daring act of…

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THE TREASURE – Last Showing!

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Two neighbors learn of a treasure buried in their shared yard and decide to dig it up in this allegorical comedy from Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu

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RACE

, , | 2016 | 134 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Stephen Hopkins

Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling…

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HAIL, CAESAR!

| 2016 | 106 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

Four-time Oscar winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: THE CONFIRMATION

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Bob Nelson

Post-screening simulcast Q&A with co-stars Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, and Writer/ Director Bob Nelson. Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a…