Film Archives



| 2015 | 87 min | | , ,
Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October…



| 2014 | 98 min | | , ,
Directed by Genevieve Bailey

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children…


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

| 2014 | 101 min | | ,
Directed by Roy Andersson

Like his previous features SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR and YOU, THE LIVING, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human…



| 2014 | 97 min | | , ,
Directed by Talya Lavie

Set in a remote desert military base, a platoon of young women soldiers, all Israeli conscripts, serve out their time playing computer games, singing pop songs, and conspiring to get transferred to Tel Aviv — while endlessly serving coffee to the men who run the show. Here’s an Israeli film filled with…



| 2015 | 96 min | | , ,
Directed by Eskil Vogt

Ingrid can see in her dreams. The way the world around her looks, her husband’s office, their favourite restaurant…memories. It’s when Ingrid awakes each morning and opens her eyes that she suddenly remembers she is blind. With her life suddenly and dramatically changed, Ingrid has retreated to the safety of her apartment…



| 2015 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Woody Allen

When a burned-out, brilliant professor – one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks – takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. He becomes involved with a teacher as well as a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around…



| 2015 | 129 min | | ,
Directed by James Kent

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again,…



| 2015 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Chris Columbus

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In…



| 2015 | 123 minutes | | ,
Directed by Antoine Fuqua

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award (R) nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive…



| 2015 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Maya Forbes

Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife…


The 9:49 Show — WILD THINGS

| 1998 | 108 min | | , ,
Directed by John McNaughton

When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn’t be helped by a…


The 9:49 Show — ELECTION

| 1999 | 103 min | | ,
Directed by Alexander Payne

In this satirical comedy, a hotly contested high school election becomes a metaphor for the current state of American politics. Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) is a popular and well-respected instructor at George Washington Carver High School in Omaha, Nebraska, but lately he’s been unhappy in both his personal and professional life, and…


2015 All-Access International Film Festival Pass

| 2015 | |

All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  There are other benefits…


The 9:49 Show – THE BIG LEBOWSKI

| 1998 | 117 min | | ,
Directed by The Coen Brothers

THE BIG LEBOWSKI is a 1998 crime comedy film with neo-noir elements, written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. After he becomes the victim in a case of mistaken identity, The Dude finds a millionaire also named Jeffrey…



| 2010 | 112 min | | , , ,
Directed by Edgar Wright

Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band,…



| 1982 | 90 min | | ,
Directed by Amy Heckerling

Based on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe’s undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, this groundbreaking effort presents alternately poignant and funny looks at episodes from the lives of some of the students as they prepare themselves for life in the outside world. Many popular stars made their debuts in…



| 2015 | 117 min | | ,
Directed by Peyton Reed

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor,…



| 2015 | 125 minutes | |
Directed by Judd Apatow

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she’s kind of…


Documentary Week MV: THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR with Directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine

2014 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Dayne Goldfine and Daniel Geller

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after…



| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Crystal Moselle

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on…



| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bill Condon

MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end…

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| 2015 | 96 mins | |
Directed by Aviva Kempner

Aviva Kempner’s ROSENWALD is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during…



| 2015 | 87 min | |
Directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore…


Documentary Week MV: THE DIPLOMAT, Skype Q&A with Executive Producer Marshall Sonenshine

| 2015 | 104 min | |
Directed by David Holbrooke

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is…


LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY w/ Tom Hayes and Will Noonan

| 2015 | |

Get ready for endless laughs and…well…possibly a few split sides, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society continues its diverse summer program with stand-up comedians Tom Hayes and Will Noonan of the Headliners Comedy Club. Many of the Headliners Comedy Club comedians have appeared on a national stage, including Comedy Central and XM…


Documentary Week MV: UNBRANDED Q&A w/ Executive Producer Cindy Meehl

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Phillip Baribeau

UNBRANDED the Film is more than a documentary. It’s an adventure, a message, and a wakeup call for better land and wild horse management. Follow along as Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Thomas Glover travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West on wild…



| 2015 | 85 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joe Swanberg

Young married couple Tim and Lee have planted the seeds of a family in their East L.A. duplex. Three years after the birth of their son, they’re still adjusting to the joy and pain of life with kid, navigating potty talk at the dinner table, disagreeing over preschools, and putting off doing…


The 9:49 Show– FIGHT CLUB

1999 | 139 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Fincher

The 9:49 Show — The Early Late-Night Movie. Game show, late-night entertainment and cult movie — all-in-one! In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as “Narrator”) who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He doesn’t like his work…


SOLD OUT — WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? with director Liz Garbus and Miss Simone’s guitarist/arranger Al Schackman

| 2015 | 102 minutes | |
Directed by Liz Garbus

A documentary using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs. “What Happened, Miss Simone?” tells the story behind the life and legend of Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul.”   Filmmaker Liz Garbus (“Brain Imaging,” “What Is Addiction?”) co-founded Moxie Firecracker,…



| 2015 | 250 minutes
Directed by Julie Taymor

The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. Once a year, there is a day of midsummer madness, that Shakespeare was riffing off…