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THE LAST FIVE YEARS

2015 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Richard LaGravenese

In this adaptation of the hit musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a musical chronicling a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jeremy Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick), a struggling actress. Their…

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HIPPOCRATES/ HIPPOCRATE

| 2014 | 102 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Thomas Lilti

French with English subtitles Novice doctor Benjamin (Vincent Lacoste), interning in his father’s ward, makes a rookie mistake that costs a patient his life. The administration quickly covers up his wrongdoing, but the dead man’s wife begins asking questions and Benjamin’s overworked colleagues resent his nepotism. Lilti’s biting dramedy posits that “Hippocratic” and…

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EAT YOUR BONES/ MANGE TES MORTS

| 2014 | 94 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jean-Charles Hue

French with English subtitles Eighteen-year-old Jason (Jason François), on the verge of baptism, finds his values tested when half-brother Fred (Frédéric Dorkel) returns from a 15-year prison stint anything but rehabilitated. The two, along with a third brother and a cousin, team up to steal a truckload of copper, but they prove…

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GABY BABY DOLL

| 2014 | 88 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Sophie Letourneur

French with English subtitles As the awkward, insecure bubbly Gaby, Lolita Chammah suggests a Gallic Greta Gerwig in one of her not-quite-formed-adult roles. Upon arriving in the country, she’s promptly discarded by her boyfriend, and as solitude is not an option, the companionship-starved Gaby seeks out a replacement. She finds it in…

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IN THE COURTYARD/ DANS LA COUR

| 2014 | 97 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Pierre Salvadori

French with English subtitles National treasure Catherine Deneuve sinks her teeth into the role of Mathilde, a former social worker inhabiting an upscale apartment with her husband Serge (Féodor Atkine). When slovenly musician Antoine (Gustave Kervern) applies by chance for a caretaker job in their building, Mathilde insists Serge hire him, despite…

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STUBBORN/ UNE HISTOIRE AMÉRICAINE

, | 2015 | 85 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Armel Hostiou

French and English with English subtitles Artist Barbara (Kate Moran) tires of her (very) brief relationship with Vincent (Vincent Macaigne) and leaves him behind in Paris. But the resolute Vincent follows her to America, determined to win back her affections. Shot in New York in wintertime and featuring daytime soap veteran and…

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LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT/LES COMBATTANTS

| 2014 | 98 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Thomas Cailley

French with English subtitles A triple winner at last year’s Cannes, where it played in the Directors’ Fortnight, Love at First Fight offers a warm and refreshing coming-of-age story. Easygoing and naïve Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) plans to spend the summer helping his brother in the family carpentry business. But when he meets Madeleine (Adèle…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

, , , | 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company…

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Classic Film Night: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

| 1957 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and  SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS features the fast-talking Tony Curtis as a hungry…

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Classic Film Night: DOUBLE INDEMNITY

| 1944 | 107 minutes | |
Directed by Billy Wilder

Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. DOUBLE INDEMNITY seethes with lust and vengeance, featuring Fred MacMurray and the sultry…

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STILL ALICE

| 2014 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Elevated by a gripping performance from Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her…

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Classic Film Night: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2001)

| 2001 | 120 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Ang Lee

Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee took a break from making Western period dramas to fashion this wild and woolly martial arts spectacular featuring special effects and action sequences courtesy of the choreographer of The Matrix (1999), Yuen Woo Ping. In the early 19th century, martial arts master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is…

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AMIRA & SAM

| 2014 | 88 mins | | ,
Directed and Written by Sean Mullin

The only place they belong is together. Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira & Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr, “Freaks & Geeks”, “Silicon Valley”), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit’s former…

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PATRICK’S DAY– Feature Film Project Screening — Only One Showing!

| 2014 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by Terry McMahon

Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: BLUEBIRD, featuring a simulcast Q&A with John Slattery (from Mad Men) afterwards

| 2015 | 90 mins | |
Directed by Lance Edmands

John Slattery (from MAD MEN) is the featured guest for February’s NY Film Critics Show, BLUEBIRD.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  In the northern reaches of Maine, a local school bus driver becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, and fails to…

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2014 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2014 | 82 mins | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

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SELMA

| 2015 | 127 mins | |
Directed by Ava DuVernay

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (4 PM) SHOW IS A YOUTH SCREENING – FREE ADMISSION TO ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting…

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THE SHOOTING (1967)

| 1967 | 82 mins | | , ,
Directed by Monte Hellman

In the 1960s and 1970s, producer Roger Corman attracted talented young filmmakers with a simple promise: If they were willing to make commercial pictures, and could stay within his minuscule budgets, they’d gain hands-on experience and might even be able to experiment a little. Few directors took as much advantage of the…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY of 2014

| 2014 | 160 mins | |

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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THE IMITATION GAME

, | 2014 | 114 mins | | , ,
Directed by Morten Tyldum

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality…

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Classic Film Night: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

| 1941 | 91 Mins | | , ,
Directed by Preston Sturges

In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library.  In Preston Sturges’ classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like “Ants in Your Plants of 1939,”…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE-ACTION of 2014

| 2014 | 118 mins | |

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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NY Film Critics Premiere, CAKE, starring Jennifer Aniston (Advance tickets on-sale January 9th)

| 2015 | 98 mins | |
Directed by Daniel Barnz

Star Jennifer Aniston is the featured guest for January’s NY Film Critics Show, CAKE.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  In CAKE, the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons (Aniston) becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. “Cake”…

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TOP FIVE

| 2014 | 102 minutes | |
Chris Rock

Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black…

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

, | 2014 | 123 mins | | , ,
Directed by James Marsh

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis…

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WILD

| 2014 | 115 mins | | ,
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD…

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CANCELLED — GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum) – CANCELLED

| 1967 | 108 minutes | |
Stanley Kramer

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the second in this four part 1960s film series. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The…

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DR. STRANGELOVE (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1964 | 95 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.  In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at…

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Classic Film Night: GROUNDHOG DAY

| 1993 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Harold Ramis

Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt,…

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EASY RIDER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1969 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Dennis Hopper

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series.  Historian and movie buff A. Bowdoin Van Riper will talk about how the film fits in the context of the decade. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road…