Film Archives

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what…

SOLD OUT — 2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Co-Director/Co-Producer Kate Davis (Film Society Board Member) and David Heilbroner

| 2018 | |
Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…

2018 DOC WEEK: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY with Steve Young (Subject of the Film) and director Dava Whisenant

| 2018 | 87 mins | |
Directed by Dava Whisenant

WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

2018 DOC WEEK: LOVE, GILDA with Director Lisa D’Apolito — SOLD OUT

2018 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…


| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Cameron Washington

Director Cameron Washington will join us for Q&A afterward. In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s musician with a sound like no other. Jones came up playing on the streets of the 7th ward and French Quarter, quickly establishing himself as…


2017 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he’s written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – Berns’ career IS Rock and Roll. Berns sessions…


| 2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Chris Perkel

In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful…

2018 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS– No Longer For Sale

| 2018 | |

In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…


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2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS Music and film flow naturally together. Our 6th Annual FILMUSIC Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never known, with great films and live music! The FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS includes every film/event except the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performance…


2003 | 166 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Leland

On November 29, 2002, one year after George Harrison’s death, an all-star cast of friends gather at London’s Royal Albert Hall for an emotional tribute. The concert features a piece composed in Harrison’s honor by his sitar mentor, Ravi Shankar, and a set of songs by Monty Python with special guest Tom…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: FIDDLIN’ with Director Julie Simone and Creative Producer Vicki Vlasic

2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Julie Simone

Fiddlin’ is an uplifting Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year old guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows just…

HEARTS BEAT LOUD – Last showing!

| 2018 | 97 mnutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own…


2018 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Matthew Miele

For the past 88 years, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been the definition of class and a calling card for Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side. But while it has housed some of the world’s most famous clientele, the stories within the walls of the hotel rarely leave the premises. Until now….

THE SEAGULL with special guests screenwriter Stephen Karam and James Lapine

| 2018 | 98 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Mayer (VI)

Screenwriter and Tony Award-winning author Stephen Karam will be joined by Tony Award-winning director James Lapine for an on-stage discussion after the film. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else,…


| 2018 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Bart Layton

The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on…

JAWS – Every Friday at the CAPAWOCK THEATER

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Fridays at the Capawock, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of…


| 2018 | 96 mins | |
Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders’ new documentary, “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers…

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: LIFE IS GOOD, A Benefit for the Vineyard House

| 2017 | 68 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tracey Anarella

Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing…


| 2018 | 90 minutes | | ,

Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with 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 Vineyard dating back almost one hundred…

SOLD OUT -2018 DOC WEEK: A PAINTER WHO FARMS: Allen Whiting – Island Painter and Farmer. A benefit for the MV Museum and the MV Film Society

| 2018 | 50 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos

Special guests, filmmakers David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos with subject Allen Whiting will attend for Q&A afterward. Benefits the MV Museum and MV Film Society jointly.  Financial support from the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury. Allen Whiting is a farmer who has been living off the land as his family has for 12 generations….

SOLD OUT — 2018 DOC WEEK: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS with Director and Producer Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

Director and Producer Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all…

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (An intimate look at Mister Fred Rogers)

| 2018 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Morgan Neville

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of…

LIFE OF THE PARTY — Last Showing!

| 2018 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Ben Falcone

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna-now Dee Rock-embraces freedom, fun and frat…


| 2018 | 126 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Brad Bird

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”–but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a…

SOLD OUT! 2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1928 | 110 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Leni

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THEATER LOOKING FOR TICKETS. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to welcome back for the fifth year, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) to perform their new, original score to Universal Pictures’  THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).  Universal itself has commissioned Berklee…

FINAL PORTRAIT – Final Showing!

90 minutes | 2018 | | , ,
Directed by Stanley Tucci

FINAL PORTRAIT is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORTS

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to add, once again, an Environmental Short Film portion to its 4th Annual MV Environmental Film Festival, which is Co-Sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society. So far we have the following films: PERMAFROST NOW, Stash Wislocki,  12 minutes Greg Fiske, Senior Geospatial Analyst and the…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Presented by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society Nature As Inspiration 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27, 2018 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE FARTHEST with Executive Producer John Rubin

| 2017 | 121 minutes | | ,
Directed by Emer Reynolds

It’s one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: LOVE AND BANANAS

2018 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Ashley Bell

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life-threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year…