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Live Theatre on Screen: DRIVING MISS DAISY with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones

| 2013 | 90 minutes | |
Play directed by David Esbjornson

Two of the world’s greatest living actors — five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer–Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy. Driving Miss Daisy, shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sell out…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: MULHOLLAND DRIVE

| 2001 | 147 minutes | | ,
David Lynch

David Lynch’s dreamlike and mysterious Mulholland Drive is a twisty neo-noir with an unconventional structure that features a mesmirizing performance from Naomi Watts as a woman on the dark fringes of Hollywood. David Lynch wrote and directed this look at two women who find themselves walking a fine line between truth and…

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OPERA in Cinema: Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT

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Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre will present a special live ‘preview’ performance by WT DOT singers, Monday July 21 thirty minutes before Opera in Cinema Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut beginning at 7:00 PM Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan…

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Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
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Verdi’s La Traviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in…

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OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCO

| 2014 | 149 Mins | |
Daniele Abbado’

Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated vocal talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is not-to-be-missed. Domingo…

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OPERA in Cinema: Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI

| 1787 | 205 mins | |
Kasper Holten

The debut feature film of leading opera director Kasper Holten (Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), DON GIOVANNI (JUAN) retells Mozart’s classical masterpiece as a story of the modern man’s escape from himself and his demons. Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien…

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THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG

| 1960 | 126 minutes | | ,
Richard Quine

William Holden stars as an American Artist who becomes involved with the sordid underworld of prostitution in Hong Kong in The World of Suzie Wong, based on Paul Osborn’s Broadway adaptation of the novel by Richard Mason. Robert Lomax tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he…

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LOVE FREE OR DIE

| 2012 | 82 mins | |
Macky Alston

Discussion with director Macky Alston following the film. Co-presented with the Open and Affirming Committee of the First Congregational Church of  West Tisbury THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for…

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI

| 1998 | 117 mins | |
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed ’60s refugee Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski…

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BLOOD SIMPLE

| 1984 | 97 mins | | ,
Ethan Coen , Joel Coen

In the first film of brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, M. Emmett Walsh plays Visser, an unscrupulous private eye hired by Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to murder Marty’s faithless wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her paramour, Ray (John Getz), one of Marty’s employees. But Visser is no more up-front…

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BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY

| 2014 | 91 mins | | ,
Geoff Moore , David Posamentier

A small town pharmacist’s uneventful life is turned inside out when a chance encounter with a lonely trophy wife turns into a walk on the wild side in the murderously funny dark comedy, Better Living Through Chemistry. Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) is the model of suburban respectability-until the night he delivers a…

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LA RONDE

| 1950 | 97 mins | | ,
Max Ophüls

An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and does similarly with the young man of the house. The young man seduces a married…

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THE PAST

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Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma….

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ERNEST AND CELESTINE – Ernest & Celestine offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages

| 2013 | 80 mins | | ,
Stéphane Aubier , Vincent Patar

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes. Voiced in English language (no subtitles). Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified…

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


  Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed….

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The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival….

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THE BEST OFFER

| 2013 | 131 mins | | ,
Giuseppe Tornatore

Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. He’s never been close to another human being, not even Robert, his only friend – a young, skillful restorer of mechanical…

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THE SQUARE

, | 2013 | 95 mins | |
Jehane Noujaim

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three…

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ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME

| 2013 | 80 mins | |
Chiemi Karasawa

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John…

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TAMPOPO

| 1985 | 114 mins | | ,
Jûzô Itami

The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow named Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) improve her noodle restaurant. Over the course of the film, the story drifts…

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SAFETY LAST! Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1923 | 70 mins | | , ,
Fred Neymeyer

The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

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AWAY FROM HER – A MOVIE & DISCUSSION ON ALZHEIMER ILLNESS — Collaborated with MV Center for Living

| 2007 | 110 mins | |
Sarah Polley

This is a benefit for MV Center for Living.   The pre-movie event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres catered by Quitsa Cuisine, and mini-desserts by The Black Dog Bakery and The Scottish Bakehouse, at 3 pm, prior to the showing of the film AWAY FROM HER. Following the movie there will be…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: THE PINK PANTHER (1963)

| 1963 | 113 mins | | , ,
Blake Edwards

In the first in a series of detective comedies from director Blake Edwards starring Peter Sellers as bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the mishap-prone snoop is actually a supporting player. David Niven stars as Sir Charles Litton, a suave jewel thief known as “The Phantom.” Vacationing in a deluxe Alpine resort, Litton’s…

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TIM’S VERMEER

| 2014 | 80 mins | | ,
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Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison…

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JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER – a new film from Islander Taylor Toole

| 2014 | 60 mins | | ,
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ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

| 2014 | 100 mins | |
Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) highly anticipated new film tells the adventurous tale of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) and Zero Moustafa (Toni Revolori), a legendary hotel concierge and the lobby boy who becomes his protege. After a one-night stand with the beautiful Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), Gustave finds himself…

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THE ROCKET

, | 2014 | 112 mins | |
Kim Mordaunt

A boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a…

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

| 2014 | 83 mins | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…

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THE LUNCHBOX

| 2014 | 105 mins | | ,
Ritesh Batra

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst…

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LE WEEK-END

| 2013 | 93 mins | | ,
Roger Michell

In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg…