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BUY FILM+MUSIC FESTIVAL PASSES


The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival….

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THE BEST OFFER

| 2013 | 131 mins | | ,
Giuseppe Tornatore

Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of antiques dealer. He’s never been close to another human being, not even Robert, his only friend – a young, skillful restorer of mechanical…

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THE SQUARE

, | 2013 | 95 mins | |
Jehane Noujaim

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three…

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ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME

| 2013 | 80 mins | |
Chiemi Karasawa

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John…

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TAMPOPO

| 1985 | 114 mins | | ,
Jûzô Itami

The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow named Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) improve her noodle restaurant. Over the course of the film, the story drifts…

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SAFETY LAST! Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1923 | 70 mins | | , ,
Fred Neymeyer

The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

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AWAY FROM HER – A MOVIE & DISCUSSION ON ALZHEIMER ILLNESS — Collaborated with MV Center for Living

| 2007 | 110 mins | |
Sarah Polley

This is a benefit for MV Center for Living.   The pre-movie event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres catered by Quitsa Cuisine, and mini-desserts by The Black Dog Bakery and The Scottish Bakehouse, at 3 pm, prior to the showing of the film AWAY FROM HER. Following the movie there will be…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: THE PINK PANTHER (1963)

| 1963 | 113 mins | | , ,
Blake Edwards

In the first in a series of detective comedies from director Blake Edwards starring Peter Sellers as bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the mishap-prone snoop is actually a supporting player. David Niven stars as Sir Charles Litton, a suave jewel thief known as “The Phantom.” Vacationing in a deluxe Alpine resort, Litton’s…

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TIM’S VERMEER

| 2014 | 80 mins | | ,
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Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison…

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JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER – a new film from Islander Taylor Toole

| 2014 | 60 mins | | ,
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ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

| 2014 | 100 mins | |
Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) highly anticipated new film tells the adventurous tale of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) and Zero Moustafa (Toni Revolori), a legendary hotel concierge and the lobby boy who becomes his protege. After a one-night stand with the beautiful Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), Gustave finds himself…

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THE ROCKET

, | 2014 | 112 mins | |
Kim Mordaunt

A boy (Ahlo, 10), who is believed to bring bad luck, is blamed for a string of disasters. When his family loses their home and are forced to move, Ahlo meets the spirited orphan Kia (9) and her eccentric uncle Purple: an ex-soldier with a purple suit, a rice-wine habit and a…

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

| 2014 | 83 mins | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…

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THE LUNCHBOX

| 2014 | 105 mins | | ,
Ritesh Batra

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst…

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LE WEEK-END

| 2013 | 93 mins | | ,
Roger Michell

In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg…

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PILLOW TALK (1959)

| 1959 | 98 mins | | ,
Michael Gordon

WEAR YOUR BEST BEDTIME ATTIRE, GET IN FREE TO THE MOVIE. Playboy composer Rock Hudson and interior-decorator Doris Day are obliged to share a telephone party line. Naturally, their calls overlap at the least opportune times, and just as naturally, this leads to Hudson and Day despising each other without ever having…

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NY Film Critics “Sneak Preview” of BREATHE IN: Preceding and following the private, preview screening will feature: Peter Travers with star Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy), Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, & upcoming Equals with Kristen Stewart),and Amy Ryan (The Office, Capote) remotely.

| 2014 | 98 min | |
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Preceding and following the private, preview screening will feature: Peter Travers with star Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy), Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, & upcoming Equals with Kristen Stewart), and Amy Ryan (The Office, Capote) remotely. Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams ( Felicity Jones) comes to New…

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GLORIA

| 2014 | 110 mins | | ,
Sebastián Lelio

Gloria is a “woman of a certain age” but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all,…

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EVERYONE’S GOING TO DIE (Preview – Only One Screening)

| 2013 | 85 mins | | ,

On the night of March 6, 2014, Everyone’s Going To Die will screen in 100 cinemas across the United States. Audiences at those screenings will be asked to vote if this film should return to their cinema for a week’s theatrical release sometime this year. If 51% of the audience votes “yes”…

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GIRL ON A BICYCLE

| 2013 | 101 mins | | ,
Jeremy Leven

Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle – and, in short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from…

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THE BIG COMBO with introduction by Paul Karasik, New Yorker cartoonist

| 1955 | 87 mins | | ,
Joseph Lewis

“Undiscovered Noir” Some of the best films of the 40s and 50s remain largely unknown. These are films that do not cater to please the masses.They were made by adults for adults, so they contain hardboiled adult themes about relationships: deceit, violence and loyalty and lust. As a crack cinematographer, John Alton…

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RAW DEAL with New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik, introducing the film

| 1948 | 89 mins | | ,
Anthony Mann

Some of the best films of the 40s and 50s remain largely unknown. These are films that do not cater to please the masses.They were made by adults for adults, so they contain hardboiled adult themes about relationships: deceit, violence and loyalty and lust. As a crack cinematographer, John Alton is one…

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OSCAR VIEWING PARTY

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Join us for a night of pageantry, tasty bites, and libations. Walk down the red carpet and celebrate the 86th Academy Awards telecast among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Get your photo taken with “Oscar” – that’s right – a real Oscar and photo booth provided…

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CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS (Academy Award Winner 1967)

| 1966 | 93 mins | | ,
Jiří Menzel

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy…

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WOODY PINES (Brad Tucker and Friends) with Jemima James and Goodnight Louise playing the opening set

| 2014 | 90 mins | |

Join us For a Night of Musical Entertainment “Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” — Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners…

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ROMEO AND JULIET (A Live on Screen performance from Broadway production with Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad)

| 2013 | 135 mins | | ,
Directed by David Leveaux

Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award® nominee Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) turned up the heat this fall as Broadway’s hottest, rule-breaking, heart-aching couple, ROMEO AND JULIET. “Mr.(Orlando) Bloom in a first-rate Broadway debut and the gifted (Condola) Rashad exude a too fine for this world…

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HER

| 2013 | 120 mins | | ,
Spike Jonze

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive…

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THE LADY

2011 | 145 mins | |
Luc Besson

The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2013 | 108 mins | |

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2013 | 102 min. | |
Multiple Filmmakers

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2! “Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud…