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ITHACA, Q&A with Meg Ryan afterwards (SOLD OUT)

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan

Ms. Ryan will join us afterwards for a Q&A, again! 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…

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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 — SOLD OUT

, | 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

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

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 coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes…

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NEWTOWN with producer Maria Cuomo Cole, director Kim Snyder, and Sandy Hook Promise Mark Barden

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Kim Snyder

Producer Maria Cuomo Cole, filmmaker Kim Snyder, and Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise Mark Barden 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…

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ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

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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 | |

A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students. At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more…

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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…

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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

| 2016 | 108 minutes | | ,
Directed by Matt Brown

Written and directed by Matthew Brown, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant…

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YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

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THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Andrew Rossi

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collusion of high fashion and celebrity at…

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SING STREET — LAST SHOWING!

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Directed by John Carney

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city…

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Special One Night Only: PURPLE RAIN (1984)

| 1984 | 111 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Albert Magnoli

The Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with singer, Apollonia. But, another musician, Morris, looks to steal…

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

| 2016 | 146 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team….

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Nature as Inspiration: LOVE THY NATURE

| 2016 | 76 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sylvie Rokab

Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy…

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Nature as Inspiration: MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

| 2015 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Robert Kenner

Post Screening Q&A Guest: Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D. President and Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center  The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride…

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Nature as Inspiration: BIKES vs CARS

| 2015 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fredrik Gertten

POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist/Actor Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Post Screening Q&A with DAVID FOSTER, Ph.D. of Harvard Forest From French co-directors,Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comesA poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A history of Europe is told through the paws, claws, and…