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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

| 2017 | 89 mins. | | , ,
Directed by David Soren

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours…

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CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang

Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film with Producer Marcia Rock for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she…

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SOLD OUT — 2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT — PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE THEATER FOR A WAITLIST OR TICKETS. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR ANOTHER FILM DURING OUR DOC WEEK.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.   The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more….

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FILMUSIC Festival: BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | ,
Lonny Price

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981 and closed after sixteen performances. BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of that show’s creation and tells the stories of the hopeful…

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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that…

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Special Event: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO — SOLD OUT

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! The Martha’a Vineyard NAACP and the MV Film Society are presenting I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO to be followed by a discussion and book signing with Jessica B. Harris, author of “My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir” In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his…

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FILMUSIC Festival: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS

, | 2017 | 111 minutes | |
Directed by Lucy Walker

The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cuba’s vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, hear the band’s story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

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PARIS CAN WAIT – Last Showing!

, | 2016 | 92 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Eleanor Coppola

Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete…

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THE BEGUILED – Last showing!

| 2017 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sofia Coppola

THE BEGUILED is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous…

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WONDER WOMAN

| 2017 | 141 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Patty Jenkins

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the…

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THE MUMMY — Last Showing!

| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alex Kurtzman

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our…

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER

, | 2017 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will…

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OBIT

| 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Vanessa Gould

There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism. Documentary storytelling in print. First drafts of contemporary history. Mirrors of life’s great variety, humor and pathos. Neatly framed vignettes of…

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SOLD OUT! AN ORDINARY MAN with Writer/Director Brad Silberling

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General (Ben…

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The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

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GIFTED – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 101 minutes | |
Directed by Marc Webb

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2017 | 90 minutes | |

Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with 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 Vineyard dating back almost one…

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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: FREE CHILDRENS EVENT

| 2017 | 60 mins. | | ,

Drumming with Rick Bausman! A hands on fully participatory exploration of musical instruments from around the world Rick will lead children through a fun, exciting 1 hour drumming session, so come out and collaborate with us!

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THE LOVERS

| 2017 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Azazel Jacobs

THE LOVERS is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a…

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FILMUSIC Festival: SONG TO SONG

| 2017 | 129 mins | | , ,
Terrence Malick

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples–struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman)–chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

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FILMUSIC Festival: MR. GAGA

, | 2017 | 100 mins | | , ,
Tomer Heymann

Tomer Heymann’s MR. GAGA is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and “movement language” Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to perform with the prestigious Martha Graham dance company, and attended Juilliard and the…

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FILMUSIC Festival: ALIVE AND KICKING

| 2017 | 88 mins | | , ,
Susan Glatzer

ALIVE AND KICKING is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance…

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FILMUSIC Festival: I CALLED HIM MORGAN

| 2017 | 92 min | | , , ,
Kasper Collin

Special introduction by Dave Kish of WMVY radio — All That Jazz Sunday mornings.   On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz…

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FILMUSIC Festival: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS BAND

| 2017 | 95 mins | | ,
Scott Freiman

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art, and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of…

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MV ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S EVENT – FREE

| 2012 | 86 minutes | | , , , ,
Chris Renaud

Come join The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s Environmental Film Festival’s Children’s Event on May 28th at 1pm at the film center for a FREE screening of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax! Afterwards Vineyard Conservation Society will speak about their work on how they are helping to protect our island.  All children are welcome to…

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HOCKNEY

| 2016 | 112 minutes | |
Directed by Randall Wright

Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art,…

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FILMUSIC Festival: SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY + short film WOMEN WHO SCORE

| 2017 | 93 min | | ,
Matt Schrader

Director Sara Nesson of the short film WOMEN WHO SCORE will join us for a discussion after the screening of these films to discuss the project she’s been working on in Hollywood. What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a…

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JAWS – Last showing of summer

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Fridays, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy…

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SNATCHED

| 2017 | 91 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jonathan Levine

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion –…