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Film Club: THE COLOR PURPLE

| 1985 | 154 minutes | |
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter…

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World Premiere: VISIONS OF HOME: THE WORK OF HEATHER NEILL

| 2016 | 58 minutes | |
Directed by David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos

Directors David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos, and Artist Heather Neill will attend. Free admission (Limit to 2 tickets per a person) There is beauty to be found in the pattern on a porcelain teacup, or the “patina of a working boat at rest.” In her nostalgic, lifelike, and sometimes whimsical paintings, artist Heather Neill pays…

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DOC WEEK 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Documentary films have become the conscience of the nation, providing a deeper study of contemporary, and often unnoticed, social issues. By using the unique medium of film, documentarians are able to cultivate more compelling and fruitful discussion by mixing strongly-drive narratives with vivid imagery. In lieu of the rise of the documentary, the…

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2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

| 2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE, plus special guests in attendance, Vineyarders and friends of Mike Nichols, ROSE STYRON and JAMES LAPINE to discuss Nichols’ love of the theater, and of the Vineyard. Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened…

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ME BEFORE YOU

| 2016 | 110 minutes | | ,
Directed by Thea Shamrock

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Jo Jo Moyes, Me Before You tells the story of the unexpected relationship that blossoms between a contented small town Englishwoman and the wealthy, paralyzed Londoner who hires her as his caretaker.Me Before You benefits from Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin’s alluring chemistry.

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DARK HORSE

| 2016 | 85 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Louise Osmond

Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion,…

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FINDING DORY

| 2016 | 100 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

FINDING DORY reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters in 2016, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film.

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Filmusic Festival: THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

| 2015 | 1 hr. 50 min. | | , ,
DIRECTED BY JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

The Amazing Nina Simone –  directed by Jeff L. Lieberman This new documentary reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of America’s true musical geniuses. Much beloved and often misunderstood, the story of Americaʼs most overlooked musical genius…

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2

| 2016 | 115 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jon M. Chu

THE FOUR HORSEMEN (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface…

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THE CONJURING 2

| 2016 | 133 minutes | | ,
Directed by James Wan

Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (the “Insidious” films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued…

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ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan

All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

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WEINER

| 2016 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman

Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and received its world…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |

Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the MV Museum and the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the…

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Filmusic Festival: ELVIS AND NIXON

| 2016 | 1hr 26 mins | | , ,
Directed by LIZA JOHNSON

7:00PM – MINI CONCERT WITH SINGER SONGWRITER NATE D’ANGELO IN THE LOBBY An American comedy-drama This comedy cleverly blends fact and fiction to reveal the untold story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, that resulted in the most requested photograph in the National Archives….

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2016 Doc Week: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

, | 2016 | 1 hr. 36 min. | | , , ,
Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

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POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING

| 2016 | 86 minutes | | ,
Directed by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

Universal Pictures’ POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants, and rivals all…

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PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND

| 2016 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist

Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn’t…

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WGBH’s NOVA: OPERATION LIGHTHOUSE RESCUE — Free Admission

| 2016 | 53 minutes | |

LIMIT OF TWO TICKETS PER PERSON. On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, disaster looms. The historic Gay Head Lighthouse is soon to become the next victim of the ocean’s relentless erosion of the island cliffs. Built in 1856, the more than 400-ton structure soars…

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LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Post Screening Q&A with Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and special guests. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional…

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NEWTOWN with producer Maria Cuomo Cole & filmmaker Kim Snyder

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Kim Snyder

Producer Maria Cuomo Cole and filmmaker Kim Snyder will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…

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ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

, | 1986 | 133 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Maxine Gordon will be attending to comment on the film. A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and…

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THE BAD KIDS with filmmaker Keith Fulton

| 2016 | 101 minutes | |

Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

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1776

| 1972 | 141 minutes | | ,
Directed by Peter H. Hunt

Join our Theater Manager, Bob Dutton, for an entertaining afternoon as he hosts a special screening of 1776! This independent production was adapted from the hit 1969 Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Daniels. The story is set during the first Continental Congress, when the Declaration of Independence was drafted by such…

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HUNT FOR WILDERPEOPLE

| 2016 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Taika Waititi

In this wildly funny and endearing comedy from director/co-writer Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Boy), defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison), raised on hip-hop and foster care, gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving…

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A BIGGER SPLASH

, | 2016 | 125 minutes | |
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

In A BIGGER SPLASH, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast…

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

| 2016 | 136 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Bryan Singer

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible….

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LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

, , , | 2016 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Whit Stillman

Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts…

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

, | 2016 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

In the animated comedy, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds–or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile…

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THE NICE GUYS

, | 2016 | 116 minutes | | ,
Directed by Shane Black

THE NICE GUYS takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that…

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THE MEDDLER

| 2016 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Lorene Scafaria

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But…