Film Archives

MAIDEN

| 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | |

Co-sponsored by SAIL MV Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would…

PHOTOGRAPH

| 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins. | | ,

Pressured by his grandmother to get married, a struggling street photographer convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancee. They soon develop an unexpected bond that transforms both of them in ways they could not have imagined.

WOMAN AT WAR

, | 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins. | | , , ,

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from…

LONG SHOT

| 2019 | 2 hs 5 mins. | | ,

A sharp and deceptively layered comedy that’s further fueled by the odd couple chemistry of its leads, this Long Shot largely hits its marks.  Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated,…

ALADDIN

| 2019 | 2 hrs 8 mins | | ,
A Guy Ritchie Film

A street urchin frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes. Disney Pictures remakes its animated classic into a musical fantasy…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: TOMORROW’S POWER

, , , | 2017 | 76 minutes | | ,
Directed by Amy Miller

Local activists in Gaza, Germany, and Colombia challenge fossil-fuel dependency and power structures in a struggle for social and climate justice. Tomorrow’s Power showcases three communities around the world and their responses to economic and environmental emergencies. In the war-torn, oil-rich Arauca province in Colombia, communities have been building a peace process from the…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: Climate Change Panel (FREE) — Local and Global perspectives

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,

Climate Change seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, from local coffee shops, town halls, to political forums.  Although there are still skeptics (in the minority), the overriding factors driving climate change/global warming is the amount of CO2 that is put into the atmosphere by human hands. For example, it’s estimated that 40% of…

HOTEL MUMBAI

, , | 2019 | 123 minutes | | , ,

A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel) who choose to risk…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: ALL-ACCESS PASS

2019 | 4 days | | ,

Presented by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society Nature As Inspiration 5th Annual Environmental Film Festival Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26, 2019 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: INSPIRING SHORT FILMS

, | 2019 | 64 mins. | | , , ,

A program of inspiring short films with environmental/nature/outdoor themes. BURNED followed by a Q & A with directors Alan Dater and Lisa Mertin USA/Duration: 30 mins Directed by Alan Dater and Lisa Mertin BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies,…

GIRLFRIENDS (1978) with Q&A afterwards with director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore

| 1978 | 1 hr 26 mins | | ,
A Film by Claudia Weill

Followed by a special Q & A director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore  Claudia Weill’s groundbreaking indie follows an aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron, a revelation) when her life takes a sudden turn – her roommate and best friend decides to marry and move out. Now she’ll have to navigate a…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: ARTIFISHAL with after thoughts by the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust 

| 2019 | | , ,

Commentary by members of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust  The road to extinction is paved with good intentions. ARTIFISHAL is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries…

IYENGAR: THE MAN, YOGA, AND THE STUDENT’S JOURNEY

, | 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins. | |

Hailed as “the Michelangelo of yoga” and considered to be one of the most important masters in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Born in Southern India 100 years ago, the legendary guru is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: WOMAN AT WAR with guest Kathie Olson, activist

, | 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins. | | , , , ,

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM with Island Grown Initiative

| 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins. | | , , ,
Directed by John Chester

Special Guests: Matthew Dix, Island Grown Initiative/North Tabor Farm, and with several other island farmers. THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival Youth Event: INVENTING TOMORROW with commentary from MA state Science Fair winner Noah Glasgow

| 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins. | | , , , ,

Q&A will follow with our state’s science fair winner, Noah Glasgow, who attended the International Science & Engineering Fair recently. Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats–found right in their own backyards–while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: SEA OF SHADOWS

| 2018 | 1 hr 46 mins | | , ,

Special guest — Michael Moore, Director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center Sea of Shadows is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale-the Vaquita-from extinction. A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: INTO THE CANYON

| 2019 | 1 hr 24 mins. | | , , ,

In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,

6:30 pm OPENING RECEPTION in the film center lobby with live Jazz music by David Hannon. The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes,…

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1929) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1929 | 1 hr 54 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for their fifth silent film concert on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The award-winning group will perform their original score, live-to-picture, for the groundbreaking and deeply moving silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (1929), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.   Joan has…

THE HAPPY PRINCE

, | 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins | | , ,

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running…

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins | | , ,

The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years – most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

| 2019 | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands…

SOLD OUT — THE PUBLIC (in collaboration with MV Library Association)

| 2018 | 2 hrs | |
Written and Directed by Emilio Estevez

SOLD OUT — THIS FREE SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.  This special FREE EVENT is made possible by the generous support of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, the Friends of all the Island Libraries, and the  Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Admission is free, so please consider bringing a nonperishable donation for the Island Food…

LOST HORIZON with special introduction and Q&A by Victoria Riskin (daughter of Robert Riskin, screenwriter)

| 1937 | 2 hrs 12 mins. | | , ,

Based on a novel by James Hilton, this fantastical drama follows a group of plane-crash survivors who have landed in the mythical Shangri-La, a valley hidden deep within the mountains of the Himalayas. Rescued by followers of the High Llama (Sam Jaffe), the outsiders grow to love the remote paradise, but British…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: WHITE-LINE PRINTING WORKSHOP

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Venue: Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs. Featherstone Website Featherstone teacher Fae Kontje-Gibbs leads a three-hour workshop about the white-line printing technique developed by Edith Lake Wilkinson (the subject of Saturday’s film PACKED IN A TRUNK).

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: MOTHERS AND SONS

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Venue: MV Playhouse, 24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Tickets are available here The MV Playhouse presents a staged reading of Terrence McNally’s powerful play about a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the apartment of her late son’s partner who has moved on with his life. Challenged to face how society…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: OPEN HOUSE AT ALEX’S PLACE

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Venue: Alex’s Place, 111R Edgartown-VH Road, Vineyard Haven. Alex’s Place Website The Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center was created by The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard. With its first Open House under the direction of Ryan Schwab-Doyon, teens and families are welcome to…

LATE NIGHT

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too…

RED JOAN

| 2019 | 1 hr 50 mins. | | ,

In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge University…