Film Archives


Nature as Inspiration: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD

| 2016 | 125 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josh Fox

Director JOSH FOX joins us after the screening via Skype for an exciting Q&A from the road on while tour. In HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD, Oscar nominated director, Josh Fox, maker of the film, GASLAND, continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our…


Nature as Inspiration: ICE AND THE SKY

| 2015 | 89 minutes | | , ,
Luc Jacquet

An inspiring story about the life of 82 year old glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking discoveries sounded the alarm for global warming. In 1955, scientist Claude set off with two fellow travelers for a one-year wintering journey in the Antarctic, with no possible return or support. On such unexplored lands, the young…

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Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Opening Reception to Festival in MV Film Center lobby begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW), Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in…



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On the heels of his success with the groundbreaking drama BOYHOOD, director Richard Linklater shifts gears to sports for this comedy about a successful college baseball team that plays hard both on and off the diamond. Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Dutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell star….

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Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests. All-Access pass…



| 2016 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Ben Falcone

Academy Award nominated star Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy) headlines The Boss as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget….


New York Film Critics Series Premiere: MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Paul Duddridge

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS features interwoven stories about what it means to be a mom, which are tied together via single gal Rigby Gray, a rock photographer who’s riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected pregnancy forces her to turn her lens inward. As Rigby slowly comes to terms with what…



| 2016 | 111 mins | | , ,
Directed by Jon Favreau

As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The…



, | 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Atom Egoyan

REMEMBER tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer), a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max (Academy Award®…



, , | 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Robert Budreau

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon…



, , | 2016 | 127 minutes | |
Directed by Xavier Giannoli

1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life…


VARIETÉ: Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra — SOLD OUT

| 1925 | 72 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ewald André Dupont

Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown at the MV Film Center in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new…



, | 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Bob Yari

The first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, PAPA is the true-life story of a young journalist who finds a father figure in legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Their relationship began in the late 1950’s when Ed Myers, then a junior reporter at The Miami Herald, wrote…


Special Event: THE MESSENGER in collaboration with Felix Neck

2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Su Rynard

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings…


EYE IN THE SKY – Final Show!

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gavin Hood

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But…


THE NAVIGATORS with special guest anthropologist/filmmaker Sam Low

| 1983 | 59 minutes | |
Directed by Boyd Estus

Refreshments to following Q&A with Sam Low in the lobby provided by SAIL MV. Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance. In hand-built, double-hulled canoes sixty feet long, the ancestors of…



| 2011 | 74 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Suzan Beraza

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do…



| 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Michael Showalter

When Doris Miller (Sally Field) meets John Fremont (Max Greenfield), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly—at least for Doris. Her first encounter with true romance (outside of the pages of a novel) convinces Doris that she and the mostly unaware John are meant for each other.



| 2015 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman

Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he…


Special Benefit: THE HARDER THEY COME presented with WYOB-FM

| 1972 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Perry Henzell

WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for FM WYOB in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name…


TAXI – Last Showing!

| 2016 | 82 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jafar Panahi

This lauded slice-of-life movie stars exiled Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi as he poses as a taxi driver in Tehran, in this series of portraits of everyday characters hiring his driving services. Jafar Panahi’s Taxi offers another round of societal commentary from a director whose entire filmography stands as a daring act of…


THE TREASURE – Last Showing!

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Two neighbors learn of a treasure buried in their shared yard and decide to dig it up in this allegorical comedy from Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu



, , | 2016 | 134 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Stephen Hopkins

Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling…



| 2016 | 106 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen

Four-time Oscar winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing…


New York Film Critics Series Premiere: THE CONFIRMATION

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Bob Nelson

Post-screening simulcast Q&A with co-stars Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, and Writer/ Director Bob Nelson. Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a…



| 2016 | 110 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Moore

This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the…


EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture)

| 2015 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ciro Guerra

SPECIAL APPEARANCE: 2016 Academy Award nominee director Ciro Guerra and his producer Cristina Gallego joined us from Colombia via Skype for a Q&A after our Saturday, March 12 at 4 PM show. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a 2015 Colombian adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra. The film won the Art Cinema Award…



, , , | 2015 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Naji Abu Nowar

1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb (“Wolf”) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well…



| 2015 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Andrew Haigh

There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the…



| 2015 | 97 minutes | |
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of…