Film Archives

COLETTE – Last Showing!

, , | 2018 | 111 mins | | ,
Directed by Wash Westmoreland

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen…

A STAR IS BORN

| 2018 | 2 hrs 17 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Bradley Cooper

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as…

THE WIFE

| 2018 | 100 minutes | |
Directed by Björn Runge

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy…

MVIFF 2017: International Short Films Juried Competition

| 2017 | |

From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 9 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2018 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

MVIFF 2018: TEA WITH THE DAMES

| 2018 | 83 Mins. | | ,
Directed by Roger Michell

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… TEA WITH THE DAMES is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen…

MVIFF 2018: WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY (HVA VIL FOLK SI)

, | 2018 | 106 mins | |
Directed by Iram Haq

Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. When her father catches her alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers,…

MVIFF 2018: THE CHARMER (Please note we have moved show time to 9:15pm)

, | 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
directed by Milad Alami

An intense drama about a young Iranian desperate to meet a woman who can provide a “paper marriage” so he can stay in Denmark. Then he falls in love—just as his past catches up with him.   Winner of top prizes at international film festivals in Taipei, Palm Springs, Warsaw, Tbilisi, and…

MVIFF 2018: PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
directed by Hao Wu

An entire generation has come of age on social media and virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming has become the most popular online entertainment for hundreds of millions. Young performers earn as much as US$150,000 a month singing, dancing or…

MVIFF 2018: ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE with Bill Plympton and other filmmakers

| 2018 | 70 mins. | |
Curated by BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award-nominated animator recently garnered national attention with his short films “Trump Bites” ran…

MVIFF 2018: MAKALA

| 2018 | 96 mins. | |
Directed by Emmanuel Gras

In Congo, a young peasant dreams of a better future for his loved ones. His only wealth lies in the strength of his arms, the bushland around him and his strong will. Set out on dangerous and exhausting roads in order to trade the fruit of his work, he discovers the value…

MVIFF 2018: CLOSING NIGHT FILM: ORECCHIE + Closing Party at La Soffitta

| 2018 | 90 minutes | |
directed by Alessandro Aronadio

ORECCHIE (EARS) will be preceded by a showing of the “Best Overall” Short Film from Saturday’s Juried Competition.  After the film, patrons are encouraged to join us for our Closing Night Party at La Soffitta Restaurant on Main Street.  This dark comedy begins when a man wakes up with a low ringing…

SOLD OUT — ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Q&A with Director Julie Taymor and Composer Elliott Goldenthal

| 2007 | 133 mins | | , ,
Directed by Julie Taymor

“‘Across the Universe’ was created around the extraordinary, time-defying music of The Beatles,” said Taymor. “Thirty-three songs of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison not only drive the story but provide the voices of the characters and content of the times.” Propelled by such unforgettable songs as “Hey Jude” and “All You Need Is Love,” all performed by…

MVIFF 2018: International Short Films Juried Competition

| 2018 | 137 mins | |

From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2018 MVIFF SHORT FILM FINALISTS 1)…

MVIFF 2018: OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY: FELIZ ANO TIJUANA (HAPPY NEW YEAR TIJUANA)

| 2018 | 75 mins. | | , ,

On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.   We’ll be serving wines, beer ( Festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Mexican inspired appetizers…

MVIFF 2018: SMUGGLING HENDRIX

| 2018 | 93 mins.,
Directed by Marios Piperides

Yiannis, a fading musician, is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus for a better life abroad. His plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between the two “sides” is…

MVIFF 2018: LOVELING (BENZINHO)

| 2018 | 95 minutes | | ,
Gustavo Pizzi

Irene, 38 years old, is married to Klaus, 45. They live in Petrópolis, a small city in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, and have four children. Fernando (16); Rodrigo (10), and the twins (5). The couple has been struggling for years to finish building their new house. Irene works as an…

MVIFF 2018: CLAIRE’S CAMERA (LA CAMÉRA DE CLAIRE)

| 2018 | 69 minutes | | ,
Hong Sang-soo

In Claire’s Camera, a philandering film director is again a major plot point and Kim Minhee, again the star. But this time the mood is light and airy as a summer breeze, thanks in large part to a lively performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle). Huppert plays Claire, a school…

MVIFF 2018: THE DAY AFTER (GEU-HU)

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | , ,
Hong Sang-soo

South Korean Master Hong Sangsoo’s 21st feature as director, The Day After, is a mordantly comic tale of infidelity and mistaken identity. Book publisher Bongwan’s (Kwon Haehyo) marriage is on the rocks after his wife (Cho Yunhee) discovers the affair he’s been having with his assistant (Kim Saebyuk). Now that relationship is…

MVIFF 2018: THE LAST SUIT (EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE)

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Pablo Solarz

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land,…

CRAZY RICH ASIANS — Last Showing!

2018 | 120 minutes | |
Jon M. Chu

With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen adaptation (based on best selling novel) while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic — and still effective — rom-com formula.   “Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime…

MVIFF 2018: THE WOMEN’S BALCONY (ISMACH HATANI)

| 2016 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Emil Ben-Shimon

The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles. The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the “women’s balcony” in the synagogue. Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay,…

MVIFF 2018: OH LUCY!

| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Atsuko Hirayanagi

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” This new identity…

MVIFF 2018: ZAMA

| 2018 | 115 minutes | |
Lucrecia Martel

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively…

MVIFF 2018: LA FAMILIA

| 2018 | 88 minutes | |
Gustavo Rondon Cardova

A Venezuelan single father struggling to make ends meet and his 12-year-old son, Pedro, go into hiding in Caracas after Pedro finds himself in over his head in a gang fight and stabs another boy. The pair suddenly spend all their time together and must learn to act like a family in…

MVIFF 2018: THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE

, | 2018 | 98 minutes | |
Mads Brügger

Two men head to China to make money selling Saint Bernard Dogs in this oddball comedy film. One of the pair has recently learned he has A.L.S. and wants to seize the day, the other sees a potential business opportunity and a partner with the funds to make it happen. Together they…

MVIFF 2018: THE HEIRESSES (LAS HEREDERAS)

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Marcelo Martinessi

Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new…

INVISIBLE HANDS Q&A with Director Shraysi Tandon

| 2017 | 80 minutes | |
Directed by Shraysi Tandon

Director Shraysi Tandon and Executive Producer Christina Weiss Lurie will join us afterward for a discussion. INVISIBLE HANDS is a feature documentary that exposes child labor and child trafficking within the supply chains of the world’s biggest global companies. The film marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon and is produced…

MVIFF 2018: ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

| 2018 | six days/nights | | , ,

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details Click here for Film Schedule and Events at MVIFF 2018 $250 per person $220 per person, discounted for film society members General Admission to any film during the festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10…

PUZZLE

| 2018 | 103 minutes | |
Directed by Mark Turtletaub

A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces…

EIGHTH GRADE – Last showing!

| 2018 | 94 minutes | | ,
Bo Burnham

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.