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CHEF

| 2014 | 115 minutes | |
Jon Favreau

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…

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National Theatre LIVE Special Event: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

| 2014 | 130 minutes | |
Marianne Elliott

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times…

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Special screening of Academy Award winning short documentary THOTH and feature doc MARJOE, Q&A with filmmaker Sarah Kernochan

| | 128 minutes | |
Sarah Kernochan

Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards for her documentaries Marjoe and Thoth. As a screenwriter, she has written many films, among them Nine and ½ Weeks, Impromptu, and What Lies Beneath; she both wrote and directed the film All I Wanna Do as well. Her latest script Learning to Drive recently finished filming in New York. In addition to her film work, Kernochan…

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CHINESE PUZZLE

| 2013 | 117 minuntes | | , ,
Cedric Klapisch

A 40-year-old father’s life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can’t bare them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. Xavier’ life is a mess. His ex, Wendy, has left him in Paris and taken their kids…

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Music and Film Festival: DANCING IN JAFFA

| 2013 | 90 minutes | |
Hilla Medalia

Although set in Israel, our film is ultimately about one man’s hopeful endeavor to shift the paradigm and stop the hate. More than anything, we hope that Dancing in Jaffa can help transcend geographic and cultural boundaries by raising awareness of the challenges involved in dealing with hatred, while also proving that change is always…

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Classic Film Series: THE WOMEN (1939)

| 1939 | 133 minutes | | ,
George Cukor

In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:30pm with John Alaimo playing Cole Porter songs on the lobby piano and the film will screen at 7:30pm. Join us for a complimentary glass of…

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FED UP

| 2014 | 92 mins | |
Stephanie Soechtig

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you…

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NEWBURGH STING with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

2014 | 87 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” ‘The Newburgh Sting‘ reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. Husband & wife team David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four…

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SOLD OUT! LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM with filmmaker Rory Kennedy

| 2014 | 98 minutes | |
Rory Kennedy

For many American supporters of the war in Vietnam, the symbolic defeat embodied in the Paris Peace Accords of 1973 and subsequent cease-fire were not the worst blows to their hopes for a productive resolution to the Vietnam War. Far worse was the disorderly and ignominious evacuation of Saigon as it fell…

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DETROPIA with filmmaker Heidi Ewing

| 2012 | 90 minutes | |
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and…

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PUCKER UP with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner and live whistling performance by 3 times World Champion Geert Chatrou

| 2005 | 76 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

The world is divided into two types of people…those who whistle, and those who have tried. Pucker Up takes a look at the little-known world of championship caliber whistling. The movie offers a wealth of footage from the International Whistling Convention and Competition, giving a history of whistling as well as profiling six…

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Across Sound Connections: World Oceans Day

| 2006 | 89 mins | | ,
Rob Stewart

June 8 ~ Across Sound Connections celebrates oceans screening ocean films @ 7:30 pm SAVING THE OCEAN with Carl Safina  ~ written, produced and directed by John Angier two – 30 min. films with hopeful news on conservation efforts to restore oceans in peril. Cod Comeback ~ Carl Safina goes fishing to…

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A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

| 1964 | 87 minutes | |
Richard Lester

During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day’s Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres…

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Classic Film Series: THE STUNT MAN

| 1980 | 131 minutes | | , , ,
Richard Rush

Adapted from Paul Brodeur’s novel, Richard Rush’s story of a Machiavellian movie director and his accidental employee takes a darkly comic look at movie reality vs. “real” reality. Running from the law, Vietnam vet Cameron (Steve Railsback) stumbles on a movie shoot just in time to interfere with a staged accident, causing…

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SUPERMENSCH: The Legend of Shep Gordon

| 2014 | 85 minutes | |
Mike Myers

In 1991, music manager Shep Gordon held Mike Myers over a barrel a few weeks before shooting “Wayne’s World” regarding an Alice Cooper song Myers wanted to use in the film. They have been close friends ever since. 22 years later, the story of Gordon’s legendary life in the uber-fast lane is…

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Music and Film Festival: ALIVE INSIDE + Bonus Short MARVIN AND SARALEE

| 2014 | 74 minutes | |
Michael Rossato-Bennett

Please join us following the feature film ALIVE INSIDE for a short panel discussion with Leslie Clapp, Executive Director of MV Center For Living and Marvin Rosenkrantz, film subject about the MV Center For Living’s music and memory program. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music…

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Music and Film Festival: LIVING STARS with dance contest to follow

| 2014 | 63 minutes | | , ,
Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat

An all-ages dance party through the kitchens, backyards and living rooms of Buenos Aires, Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat‘s Living Stars sets its camera on dozens of everyday Portenos and lets each do his or her thing for the duration of a single dance track. The setup is straightforward: Fixed camera, mic on the floor to catch ambient…

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Music and Film Festival: FINDING FELA

| 2013 | 119 Mins | |
Alex Gibney

No individual better embodies African music of the 1970s and ’80s—and its pivotal role in postcolonial political activism—than Fela Kuti. After quickly taking his native Nigeria by storm, the pioneering musician’s confrontational Afrobeat sound soon spread throughout the continent and beyond, even as it made determined enemies of the repressive Nigerian military regime….

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Gastro-Cinema Event with Chris Fischer, featuring Conor Hagen short “The Spalding Oyster: Johnny Hoy and the Great Pond” and Doc LEVIATHAN

| 2013 | 99 mins | |
Short directed by Conor Hagen, Feature directed by Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor

7:30 – “The Spalding Oyster: Johnny Hoy and the Great Pond” short film, directed by Conor Hagen Produced by Beetlebung Farm This short documentary is an introspective glimpse into one of Martha’s Vineyard’s most important natural features, the Tisbury Great Pond, and one of the many eccentric fishermen who interact with it…

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Classic Film Series: THREE COLORS: RED (Trois Couleurs: Rouge) (1994)

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Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski

A beautiful model named Valentine crosses paths with a retired judge, whose dog she runs over with her car. The lonely judge, she discovers, amuses himself by eavesdropping on all of his neighbors’ phone conversations. Near Valentine’s apartment lives a young man who aspires to be a judge and loves a woman…

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SEDUCED AND ABANDONED

| 2013 | 93 Mins | | ,
Directed by James Toback

Actor Alec Baldwin and filmmaker James Toback explore the culture of cinema by canvassing the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for financial backing for their update of “Last Tango in Paris” set in Iraq in the 21st century, pitching their idea to industry big shots such as Mark Damon and Avi Lerner, and…

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Music and Film Festival: BRASSLANDS

| 2013 | 84 Mins | | ,
Meerkat Media Collective

An eccentric New York brass band, a virtuosic group of struggling Roma Gypsies, and reigning Serbian champions converge with half a million fans and transcend political and ethnic borders at the world’s l!argest trumpet festival in Guča, Serbia.! A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than…

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Music and Film Festival: MATEO

| 2014 | 88 Mins | | ,
Aaron Naar

Matthew Stoneman dreamed of pop stardom. Instead, he went to jail, learned Spanish, and emerged as “Mateo,” America’s first white mariachi singer. Mateo is on the brink of completing an album of original songs in Havana. But his estrangement from friends and family, his criminal past, and his love for Cuban women…

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Classic Film Series: THREE COLORS: WHITE (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) (1994)

, | 1994 | 93 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski

For our Classic Film Series this week we will be showing WHITE, the second film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy. The final chapter (RED) will be shown next Wednesday. Please be sure to join us for each! The second feature in filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy, the black comedy WHITE features Zbigniew Zamachowski…

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SOLD OUT — NY Film Critics National Series: AND SO IT GOES with on-screen Q&A with Rob Reiner afterwards

| 2014 | 98 mins | | ,
Directed by Rob Reiner

Actors Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton come together for the first time onscreen in Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes.” An exclusive pre-release look at this romantic comedy. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a…

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Music and Film Festival: WE ARE THE BEST!

| 2013 | 102 minutes | | ,
Lukas Moodysson

‘We Are the Best!’ is a joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion.WE ARE THE BEST! is Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. This is a film of flawless, natural performances, particularly from the three young leads. It’s 1982, and…

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

| 2013 | 120 mins | |
Hirokazu Koreeda

Would you choose your natural child, or the one you believed was your own during six years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the acclaimed director of Nobody Knows and Still Walking, returns with another incredibly touching family drama, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Following an unexpected phone call,…

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THE CHARLES W. MORGAN with special guests writer/producer/director Bailey Pryor and Matthew Stackpole, Mystic Seaport

| 2014 | 60 mins | |
Bailey Pryor

In collaboration with Mystic Seaport and SAIL MV the Film Center presents THE CHARLES W MORGAN. A one-hour documentary film, directed by five-time Emmy winner Bailey Pryor which will be aired by PBS affiliate stations across the nation, telling the extraordinary story of America’s last wooden whaleship and the incredible saga of…

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ON MY WAY

| 2013 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Emmanuelle Bercot

Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family’s restaurant. What begins as a quick drive to clear her head turns into a full-fledged road trip, and along the way there are…

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THE ART OF CONSERVATION: An Art Competition Focused on Island Conservation (FREE COMMUNITY EVENT)

| 2012 | 40 minutes | | , ,
Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

Join us at 3:30 pm for a pre-show reception and art viewing in the Feldman Family Artspace at the MV Film Center. Program and movie to follow at 4:30 pm. FREE ADMISSION. Come see the wonderful art that reflects our concerns of nature and ecology. “VCS celebrates its 50th year in 2015,”…