Film Archives

Film Noir Classics: RIFIFI

| 1955 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jules Dassin

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony (Jean Servais) turns down a quick job his friend Jo (Carl Mohner) offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) during Tony’s…

Film Noir Classics with Paul Karasik: HIGH AND LOW

| 1963 | 143 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa’s exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain’s detective novel “King’s Ransom,” “High and Low” is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Paul…

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL – Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul McGuigan

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award (R)-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner…

IN THE FADE (Final Showing)

| 2017 | 106 minutes | | ,
Directed by Fatih Akin

Winner of 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Foreign Language Picture. Diane Kruger won the Best Actress award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for her role in this Fatih Akin drama.  Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack….

THE DEATH OF STALIN

| 2017 | 106 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Armando Iannucci

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the…

LEANING INTO THE WIND

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer

LEANING INTO THE WIND is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine…

GET OUT – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 104 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jordan Peele

Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride. Nominated for BEST PICTURE, DIRECTOR (for Jordan Peele), ACTOR (for Daniel Kaluuya), and Original SCREENPLAY Oscars. Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway…

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: GISELLE

2015 | 140 minutes | |
Music by Adolphe Adam

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in…

2018 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY, a Benefit for the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 90th Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 7pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals with guests getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with…

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, A Free Interactive Screening in Collaboration with the West Tisbury Public Library

2011 | 152 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Chris Columbus

This event is co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Goodie Bags, Interactive Script, and a Sorting Hat to help young witches and wizards decide their Hogwarts House will all be provided. Doors Open at 12:30pm Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy…

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2017 | 83minutes | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2017 | 99 minutes | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

I, TONYA – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie

Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association…

THE SHAPE OF WATER, Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Score at 2018 Oscars

| 2017 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed…

THE POST – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

George Brennan, MV Times News Editor, and Jack Fruchtman, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Law and American Civilization at Towson University, will join us for a panel discussion following the Feb. 9th Screening of THE POST. All Island students 18 and under receive free admittance to the…

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME–Final Screening

| 2017 | 132 minutes | | ,
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in…

PHANTOM THREAD–Final Screening

, | 2017 | 130 minutes | |
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life,…

MUDBOUND (FREE, MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT)

| 2017 | 134 minutes | |
Directed by Dee Rees

Want to take part in this exclusive event? Become a member (or renew your membership) today! Click here. On Friday, January 5th at 7:30pm the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will host a members-only screening of the highly-acclaimed film MUDBOUND.  The Film Society is proud to offer a one-night only screening free to Film…

Science on Screen! 500 DAYS OF SUMMER (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Tricia Bennett

2009 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Mark Webb

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Tricia Bennett, MA and LMHC, will speak about the psychological and biological forces of love and how they are inextricably entwined. Joseph…

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D. of the Woods Hole Research Center

2017 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Bill Morrison

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D is Deputy Director and Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center and has extensive experience working with permafrost….

Science on Screen! DINOSAUR 13 (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Ph.D Candidate Zachary Morris of Harvard University

2014 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Zachary Morris is a Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University in the department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. His studies integrate the fields of…

Science on Screen! BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Katherine Jin

| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Alexandra Dean

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Guest Speaker Katherine Jin, COO and Co-Founder of Kinnos, will share her experience as an inventor. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children…

DARKEST HOUR

| 2017 | 125 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joe Wright

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership…

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, with 2018 Oscar Winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell

| 2017 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Martin McDonagh

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message…

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (FREE SCREENING)

2011 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook

The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart…

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

2017 | 114 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kenneth Branagh

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One…

EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE ADMISSION)

2017 | 197 minutes | |
Directed by Frederick Wiseman

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE AQUINNAH, CHILMARK, EDGARTOWN, OAK BLUFFS, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND WEST TISBURY LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. At the film we are asking for donations to either the Island Food Pantry or The Red Stocking Fund (a gift) to help…

LOVING VINCENT– (Our Final Showing!)

2017 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

Nominated for Best Animated Feature and Original Score Oscars, Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe. Loving Vincent, a film that…

COCO

2017 | 128 minutes | | , , ,
Directed Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain…

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN – our last showing!

2017 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by Simon Curtis

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in…