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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)

, | 1994 | 95 mins | | ,
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,”…

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Classic Film Series: THREE COLORS – BLUE

| 1993 | 98 minutes | | ,
Krzysztof Kieslowski

For our Classic Film Series this week we will be showing BLUE, the first film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy. The following two (WHITE and RED) will be shown the following Wednesdays in May. Please be sure to join us for each! The first chapter in Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy, Blue…

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Classic film series: CHUNGKING EXPRESS

| 1994 | 98 minutes | | , ,
Kar Wai Wong

Wong Kar-Wai’s movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By…

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FREEDOM SUMMER with special guest director/writer Stanley Nelson (FREE ADMISSION, Sponsored by WGBH/WCAI)

| 2014 | 113 minutes | |
Directed by Stanley Nelson

Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), FREEDOM SUMMER highlights an overlooked but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters…

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Classic Film Series: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

| 1981 | 115 minutes | |
Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman),…

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PARTICLE FEVER

| 2014 | 99 minutes | | ,
Mark Levinson

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the…

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BELLE

| 2014 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Amma Asante

This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

| 1920 | 67 minutes | |
Robert Wiene

This German Expressionist masterpiece makes great use of its chilling premise and stylized set design. Caligari’s Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940′s, many of which were directed by such German emigres as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak….

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NY Film Critics Series: LOCKE with on-screen appearances by actor Tom Hardy and director/writer Steven Knight

, | 2014 | 85 minutes | | ,
Steven Knight

Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his…

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NY Film Critics Series: CHEF

| 2014 | 115 Minutes | |

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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Live Theatre on Screen: DRIVING MISS DAISY with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones

| 2013 | 90 minutes | |
Play directed by David Esbjornson

Two of the world’s greatest living actors — five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer–Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy. Driving Miss Daisy, shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sell out…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: MULHOLLAND DRIVE

| 2001 | 147 minutes | | ,
David Lynch

David Lynch’s dreamlike and mysterious Mulholland Drive is a twisty neo-noir with an unconventional structure that features a mesmirizing performance from Naomi Watts as a woman on the dark fringes of Hollywood. David Lynch wrote and directed this look at two women who find themselves walking a fine line between truth and…

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OPERA in Cinema: Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT

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Jonathan Kent

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre will present a special live ‘preview’ performance by WT DOT singers, Monday July 21 thirty minutes before Opera in Cinema Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut beginning at 7:00 PM Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan…

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Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
Richard Eyre's

Verdi’s La Traviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in…

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OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCO

| 2014 | 149 Mins | |
Daniele Abbado’

Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated vocal talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is not-to-be-missed. Domingo…