Film Archives

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CUTIE AND THE BOXER

| 2013 | 82 mins | |
Zachary Heinzerling

Once a rising star in the ’70′s New York art scene, 80-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show, hoping to reinvigorate his career. His wife and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations, which depict their chaotic 40-year marriage. CUTIE AND THE BOXER…

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Holiday Classic: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

| 1942 | 112 mins | |
Directed by William Keighley

Come early and enjoy some complimentary hot apple cider and cookies in our lobby. Live holiday music too in the lobby.  The George S. Kaufman/Moss Hart Broadway hit The Man Who Came to Dinner was inspired by the authors’ mutual friend, waspish critic/author Alexander Woollcott. Generously bearded ex-Yale professor Monty Woolley, no…

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

| 2013 | 187 mins | |
Directed by Abdel Kechiche

Abdellatif Kechiche’s newest film, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris)…

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NEBRASKA

| 2013 | 150 mins | | ,
Directed by Alexander Payne

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this road trip comic-drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Montana father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. Shot in black and…

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DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

| 2013 | 117 mins | |
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee

Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus….

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Classic Film Wednesday: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

| 2000 | 97 mins | | , ,
Directed by Kar Wai Wong

Auteur filmmaker Wong Kar-wai directs this moody period drama about unrequited love that, like his earlier work, swoons with romantic melancholy. Set in a Shanghaiese enclave in Hong Kong in 1962, the film centers on two young couples who rent adjacent rooms in a cramped and crowded tenement. Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) works…

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A PERFECT MAN

| 2013 | 95 mins | | ,
Directed by Kees Van Oostrum

On the cusp of their ninth anniversary, James and Nina seem to have the perfect marriage and ideal lives – an affluent life in Amsterdam, lucrative jobs and adoring friends. Yet when Nina discovers James’s infidelity with a mutual friend of theirs, shattering whatever illusions they’ve created about their relationship and leaving…

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WADJDA

| 2013 | 98 min | | ,
Haifaa Al-Monsour

WADJDA is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, it is the story of a spirited 10-year-old Saudi girl discovering the severe limitations placed on women in the name of custom, Islam and family honor. With impressive agility, “Wadjda” finds room to maneuver between harsh realism…

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Island author Chris Radant introduces HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, a film based on her original story, with Q/A afterwards

| 1995 | 103 mins | |
Directed by Jodie Foster

It’s been said that while most people love their families, they don’t always like them very much, and that emotional dividing line is the heart of this comedy directed by Jodie Foster. Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) usually approaches family reunions with a certain trepidation, but as she prepares to fly from her…

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THE FRUIT HUNTERS in collaboration with Polly Hill Arboretum

| 2013 | 92 min. | |
Directed by Yung Chang

Join us for a discussion afterwards with Tom Clark, Polly Hill curator and Ian Jochems, Polly Hill arborist. You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed…

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Classic Film Wednesday: PICKPOCKET (1959)

| 1959 | 75 min. | | ,
Directed by Robert Bresson

Michel takes up picking pockets as a hobby, and is arrested almost immediately, giving him the chance to reflect on the morality of crime. After his release, though, his mother dies, and he rejects the support of friends Jeanne and Jacques in favour of returning to pickpocketing (after taking lessons from an…

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12 YEARS A SLAVE

| 2013 | 133 mins | |
Directed by Steve McQueen (III)

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed…

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ALL IS LOST

| 2013 | 106 mins | | , ,
Directed by J.C. Chandor

Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford) who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. Anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert…

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Jigokumon (Gate of Hell) (1953)

| 1953 | 89 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa

Originally released as Jigokumen, Gate of Hell was one of the most popular Japanese imports of the 1954-55 American film season. Set in 12th-century feudal Japan, the film stars Kazuo Hasegawa as Moritoh, a samurai whose courage in defending his ruler is to be rewarded with anything he desires. He desires the…

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Wood Sails Dreams with filmmaker John Stanton providing a Q&A afterwards

| 2012 | 60 mins | |
John Stanton

The act of building and sailing boats made out of trees and powered by the wind is a small moment of grace in the face of a digitally enhanced world and throwaway culture. But forty years ago the rise of fiberglass boats nearly pushed wooden sailboats, and the trade of building them,…

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Classic Film Night: Loves of a Blonde

| 1965 | 82 Mins | | , , ,
Miloš Forman

With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love—that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings. A tender and humorous look at Andula’s journey, from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of…

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Halloween for Adults: FRANKENSTEIN on London stage

| 2012 | |
Directed by Danny Boyle

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee…

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Macbeth – National Theatre London Live on Cinema

| 2012 | |

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who,ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern…

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SPINNING PLATES

| 2012 | 90 mins | |
Director JOSEPH LEVY

Spinning Plates is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who bring them to life. A world-renowned chef competes for the ultimate restaurant prize in Chicago (Alinea), while privately battling a life-threatening condition. A 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa is still standing only because of an unbreakable bond with the…

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Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate)

| 1993 | 105 mins | | ,
Alfonso Arau

Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. The tale’s heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for…

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ENOUGH SAID

| 2013 | 91 mins | | ,
Nicole Holofcener

Romantic comedy can be rather predictable, but often delicious, and this sharp, insightful film starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus dealing with middle-aged people who are over their defunct marriages and are the better for it, is a winner.    In a wise casting move veteran writer/director Nicole (Walking and Talking, Lovely…

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Classic Wednesday Nights: KING KONG (1933)

| 1933 | 103 min. | |
Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper

“How would you like to star opposite the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood?” Enticed by these words, brunette leading lady Fay Wray dyed her hair blonde and accepted the role of Ann Darrow in King Kong — and stayed with the project even after learning that her “leading man” was a…

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring with special guest Tenzin Namsel

| 2003 | 103 min. | |
A Film by Ki-duk Kim

Afterwards there will be a discussion with Tenzin Namsel about the movie’s Buddhist themes. Tenzin Namsel is an American Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Over the years, Namsel has developed his Buddhist studies and Practice with a variety of well-respected and learned masters within the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism,…

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Letters To Jackie:
Remembering President Kennedy
special screening and discussion

| 2013 | 88 min. | |
A Film by Bill Couturié

Where were you on November 22, 1963? It’s a question that anyone alive on that day can answer with vivid clarity. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut…

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
in collaboration with MV Fashion Week

| 2013 | 94 mins | |

It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Matthew Miele’s Scatter…

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Lagerfeld Confidential
in collaboration with MV Fashion Week

| 2007 | 89 mins | |

Lagerfeld Confidential takes you behind the sunglass-clad facade and into the everyday world of fashion’s most iconic designer, the master of re-invention, Karl Lagerfeld. Award-winning French director Roldolphe Marconi’s unique and unobtrusive style of portraiture, exposes Lagerfeld’s trademark: an all-consuming creative restlessness and insatiable curiosity about the world of art, history, politics,…

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IN A WORLD (replay from Opening Night at MVIFF 2013)

2013 | 93 min. | |

A FILM BY LAKE BELL Starring Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino,Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins In a World…, a hilarious romantic comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king-her father. Written…

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The Other Side of the Ice
with Q&A afterwards with Sprague Theobald

| 2013 | 75 min. | |
A Film by Sprague Theobald

In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906 a staggering number have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic and down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek…

Film and Event Schedule

International Film Festival
2013 Schedule of Films and Events


  Click below for a PDF download of Schedule Film and Event Schedule   The entire festival program is now available as a supplement in the MV Times newspaper (August 28th) and at various locations around the island. You can also drop by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to pick up a…