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LITTLE MEN

, | 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Ira Sachs

When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) —…

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HELL OR HIGH WATER

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Mackenzie

Texas brothers–Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice…

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SULLY

| 2016 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Clint Eastwood

From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (AMERICAN SNIPER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama SULLY, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (BRIDGE OF SPIES, FORREST GUMP) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the…

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2016 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2016 | 130 mins | | ,

Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during this week, when the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 19th Annual Short Film…

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SAUSAGE PARTY

| 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Conrad Vernon

A misplaced sausage and his savory friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket in this raunchy animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. As the store’s annual 4th of July sale draws near, the perishable pals must return to their rightful places on the shelves before the customers come…

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2016 MVIFF – ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE

| 2016 | 60 mins. | | , , , ,
BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. PLEASE NOTE- Bill informs me “there is full frontal male and female nudity as well as foul language and sexual content in the program.”  The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a…

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2016 MVIFF – THE WONDERS

| 2014 | 110 mins | |
ALICE ROHRWACHER

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Rohrwacher’s richly textured feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic…

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2016 MVIFF — THE WAVE

| 2016 | 105 mins | | , , ,
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The mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger, collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it. Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking…

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2016 MVIFF — THE PRESIDENT

| 2016 | 118 mins | |
Directed by MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF

A brutal dictator comes face to face with the injustices committed by his regime when his country is taken over by revolutionists. The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population’s misery. When a coup d’état overthrows…

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2016 MVIFF – RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

| 2015 | 121 mins | |

A film director falls for a young painter – twice. Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows…

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2016 MVIFF – PEOPLE PLACES THINGS

| 2016 | 86 mins | |
JAMES C. STROUSE

Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist and professor in NYC balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. Will’s life is turned upside down when he finds…

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2016 MVIFF — MIA MADRE

| 2016 | 107 mins | | ,
Directed by NANNI MORETTI

  Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a…

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2016 MVIFF – MADLY (SOLD OUT!)

| 2016 | 105 mins | | ,
Gael García Bernal, Sion Sono, Sebastián Silva, Mia Wasikowska, Anurag Kashyap, and Natasha Khan

A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world’s most visionary directors. The film takes a passionate trip around the world exploring modern love in all of its dizzying, sweet complications, culminating into one iconoclastic, feature-length anthology of six 15-minute vignettes.           TO…

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2016 MVIFF – ICAROS: A VISION with co-Director Matteo Norzi

| 2016 | 85 mins | |
LEONOR CARABALLO and MATTEO NORZI

Her medical options exhausted, an American woman travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle. Thanks to a young ayahuasca shaman who is losing his eyesight, she learns instead to confront her ‘susto’: the disease of fear.Centered on the nightly ceremonies that are the main feature of shamanic retreats, Icaros revels in darkness,…

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2016 MVIFF – COURT

| 2015 | 116 mins | | ,
CHAITANYA TAMHANE

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker…

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2016 MVIFF – CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR

| 2015 | 122 mins | |
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.They are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier…

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2016 MVIFF – AFERIM!

| 2015 | 108 mins | | , , ,
RADU JUDE

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. Together with his son, they set out in search for the gypsy slave. While the unflappable Costandin comments on…

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DON’T THINK TWICE (last showing)

| 2016 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Birbiglia

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From Mike Birbiglia, director of “Sleepwalk With Me”, and the creator of “This American Life” comes…

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

| 2016 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Travis Knight

Older viewers will tune in to its melancholy – its battles between memory and loss, its themes of filial piety and betrayal – while younger ones will dig the more basic emotions of Kubo’s epic journey. Staggeringly beautiful and immensely true, this is the best animated film of 2016.  Voice cast includes Charlize Theron,…

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WAR DOGS

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | ,
Directed by Todd Phillips

WAR DOGS follows two friends in their early 20s (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets…

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SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

| 2016 | 84 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Tanne

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a…

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2016 MVIFF — THE WEEKEND SAILOR

, | 2016 | 70 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Bernardo Arsuaga

With almost no experience, Mexican captain Ramon Carlin raced against the superstars of sailing in a 9 month deadly trip ’round the world, his regatta winning the overall prize. In 1973, the United Kingdom organized the first head to head sailing race around the world, inviting expert crews from Europe and other…

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PETE’S DRAGON

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Lowery

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.  Wonderful live-action family film from Disney.

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

| 2016 | 110 minutes | | ,
Directed by Stephen Frears

A wealthy New York heiress (Maryl Streep) attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice. Hugh Grant and Rebecca Ferguson co-star in this biopic directed by Stephen Frears. Another comic gem from Streep.

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2016 MVIFF — International Short Films Juried Competition– SOLD OUT!

| 2016 | | , , , , ,

This screening is SOLD OUT!     From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS…

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SUICIDE SQUAD

| 2016 | 130 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Ayer

Director David Ayer (FURY) takes the helm for this production adapted from the DC Comics series about a group of super-villains who are given a shot at redemption by embarking on a heroic mission that will most likely mean the death of them all.

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2016 MVIFF – THE TENTH MAN

| 2016 | 82 minutes | | , , ,
Daniel Burman

The romantic comedy, THE TENTH MAN, is a kind-hearted story about a son re-entering the world of his father, the world he left long ago.In the process of trying to meet his father and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel meets Eva. Her independent spirit motivates Ariel to come to grips…

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2016 MVIFF — OUR LITTLE SISTER

| 2015 | 128 mins | | ,
HIROKAZU KOREEDA

The beautiful film from Japan, OUR LITTLE SISTER, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother’s home after the death of their father, and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister. The Huffington Post writes, “Our Little Sister is a film of surpassing beauty and sensitivity, a fully realized…

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2016 MVIFF — THE INNOCENTS

, | 2016 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Anne Fontaine

The hauntingly beautiful film from Poland, THE INNOCENTS directed by Anne Fontaine is set in 1945 Poland where a young French Red Cross doctor is sent to assist survivors of a concentration camp and discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy at a nearby convent. Warsaw, December 1945: the second World…

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2016 MVIFF – NEON BULL

| 2015 | 101 mins | | ,
Gabriel Mascaro

Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the…