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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…

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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

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RACE

, , | 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…

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HAIL, CAESAR!

| 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…

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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…

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WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

| 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…

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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…

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THEEB

, , , | 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…

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45 YEARS

| 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…

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MUSTANG (LAST SHOWING!)

| 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…

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THE FINEST HOURS (Last Show!)

| 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie

A heroic action-thriller, THE FINEST HOURS is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. The film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns…

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA with Matthew Stackpole

| 2015 | 121 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ron Howard

SPECIAL SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH SAIL MV, TO BENEFIT THEIR PROGRAMMING. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s…

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NT LIVE: JANE EYRE

| 2015 | 210 minutes | |
Directed by Sally Cookson

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

| 2015 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Alvis Hermanis. Conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Sung in French. “This marvellous book fascinated me from the very beginning. I could not put it down. I read it incessantly, during meals, in the theatre, in the street, everywhere.” And so it was, following the composer’s discovery of Faust Part One in 1828 that Goethe joined Virgil and Shakespeare to…

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THE DANISH GIRL

, , | 2015 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Tom Hooper

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

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THE BIG SHORT

| 2015 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Adam McKay

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

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OPERA IN CINEMA: MOVIMIENTOS and SUITE FLAMENCA

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Directed by Hugo Pérez de la Pica | Antonio Gades. Choreographed by Maite Chico | Antonio Gades | Cristina Hoyos.

MOVIMIENTOS: Danzar al aire español After the huge success of Movimientos: La danza de la punta al tacón, Antonio Gades Fundation comes back to Teatro Real with a new production for all audiences. Movimientos: Danzar al Aire Español. An educational approach to the different disciplines that Spanish core dance includes: the bolero…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

| 2015 | 190 minutes | |
Directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst

Sung in Italian. Mozart and da Ponte’s very first collaboration resulted in a masterpiece –LE NOZZE DI FIGARO– that represents a highlight in the entire history of opera. In his stage play on which the opera is based, Beaumarchais broached the topic of the class struggle between the Count and his servant…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: TUMBLEDOWN

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sean Mewshaw

Post-screening simulcast Q&A with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner. Pop culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals,…

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MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED– Presented with the Vineyard Montessori School

| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Greg Whiteley

Presented in collaboration with the Vineyard Montessori School.  The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools…

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HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

| 2015 | 80 mins | | ,
Directed by Kent Jones

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and a 30-year-old François Truffaut sequestered themselves in a windowless Hollywood office for a weeklong conversation. The result: the seminal book “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” published a half century ago, dissecting every film Hitchcock had made until then, illuminating his masterful techniques, making the case for the popular director as an…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

| 2015 | 163 minutes | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! 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…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (LAST SHOWING!)

| 2015 | 107 minutes | |

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! 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…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2015 | 86 minutes | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! 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…

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SON OF SAUL — Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Picture

| 2015 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by László Nemes

After our Thursday, March 3rd screening of SON OF SAUL, Rabbi Caryn Broitman will lead a discussion on the movie’s themes. Joining her are the following discussants: Joann Green Breuer – critic; theater director; Professor Emerita, Harvard University Gaston Vadasz – was born and hidden in Hungary during the Holocaust Max Jasny…

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CAROL — 6 Academy Award Nominations incl. Best Actress (Blanchett) and Best Supporting Actress (Mara).

, | 2015 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Todd Haynes

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the…

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THE LADY IN THE VAN

| 2015 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

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YOUTH

, , | 2015 | 118 minutes | |
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

From Paolo Sorrentino, the director of Italy’s Oscar foreign language winner THE GREAT BEAUTY comes YOUTH, about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned…

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT

| 2015 | 182 mins (includes Overture and Intermission) | | , , ,
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group…

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JOY

| 2015 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David O. Russell

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human…