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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE – Last Show!

| 2017 | 126 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Niki Caro

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the…

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THE SALESMAN

, | 2017 | 125 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO — Our Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s…

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Special Benefit: MARLEY presented with WYOB-FM (MVRHS student station)

, | 2012 | 144 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for WYOB (MVRHS student run radio station) in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive…

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THE POWDER & THE GLORY

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Directed by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman

In anticipation of the opening of War Paint on Broadway this April at the Nederlander Theatre. War Paint is a new musical inspired by this documentary film. Special guest speaker co-director Arnie Reisman THE POWDER & THE GLORY tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth…

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YARN

| 2016 | 76 minutes | | ,
Directed by Una Lorenzen, Thordur Jonsson, Heather Millard

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative…

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THE LAST OCEAN — FREE ADMISSION for members!

| 2012 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Peter Young

SCIENCE ON SCREEN, An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. FREE ADMISSION FOR MEMBERS OF THE MV FILM SOCIETY. Special Guests: Warren M. Doty I have been a selectman in the Town of Chilmark for 18 years. During all of those years a major…

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2017 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY

, | 2017 | 180 mins | |

Celebrate the 89th Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Enjoy light appetizers, desserts, and beverages during the red carpet arrivals beginning at 7PM, get your photo taken with a real Oscar, and fill out your Oscar predictions ballot before the…

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KEDI

, , | 2017 | 79 minutes | |
Directed by Ceyda Torun

KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways…

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ROBOT AND FRANK – Members Free

| 2012 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jake Schreier

SCIENCE ON SCREEN  An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. FREE TO MVFS MEMBERS Special Guests:  Michael Chuah, PhD Candidate, Biomimetic Robotics Lab Mechanical Engineering | Massachusetts Institute of Technology His bio is contained here — http://pixelhub.me/mcx We’ve asked Michael to speak on these topics:…

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2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 89th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 26, 2017! 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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2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2016 | 132 Minutes | |

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 89th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 26, 2017! 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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2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

| 2016 | 154 Minutes | | ,

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 89th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 26, 2017! 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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20TH CENTURY WOMEN – CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Mills

During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend…

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ELLE – Oscar nominated

, | 2016 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Verhoeven

OSCAR nominated role for Isabelle Huppert for Best Actress Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down,…

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LION – Oscar nominated

| 2016 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Garth Davis

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary…

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NERUDA

, , , , | 2016 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pablo Larraín

An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

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HIDDEN FIGURES

| 2017 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ted Melfi

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as…

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THINGS TO COME – Last Showing

, | 2016 | 100 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for…

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TONI ERDMANN – Last Showing!

, , | 2016 | 162 minutes | | ,
Directed by Maren Ade

Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change…

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FENCES

| 2016 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on…

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LA LA LAND – Jonathan Revere Remembered – Free Event

| 2016 | 128 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Damien Chazelle

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN REVERE CELEBRATION — FREE OF CHARGE. In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Reception in lobby beginning at 6:30PM with film at 7:30PM. Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle,…

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THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

| 2016 | 112 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jaco Van Dormael

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He’s a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new “laws” to torment humanity, and He’s a petty tyrant to his wife and ten year-old daughter, Ea….

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A PLASTIC OCEAN presented in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society and Norton Point

| 2016 | 102 minutes | |
Directed by Craig Leeson

This screening is sponsored by Norton Point, with a portion of proceeds going to the Vineyard Conservation Society. A PLASTIC OCEAN is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to…

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MOANA

| 2016 | 103 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams (IX) , Don Hall

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes MOANA, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who…

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PASSENGERS

| 2016 | 116 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Morten Tyldum

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of…

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Special Free Screening: ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | |

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN VINEYARD HAVEN ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th. This holiday special goes back in time to show how Elmo’s ancestors–not to mention those of Grover, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster–helped transform “the most unfriendly street in town” into the bright, kind, music-filled place it…

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA — Last Show

| 2016 | 135 minutes | |
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

In MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for…

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

| 2016 | 115 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Tom Ford

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a…

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Warren Miller’s 67th Ski film, HERE, THERE, & EVERYWHERE

| 2016 | 120 mins | | , , ,

Included with each ticket  Movie Ticket – National Premier Tour of Warren Miller’s 67th movie Sugarbush Lift Ticket (weekday) FREE with each movie ticket Free weekday lift ticket to Steamboat in Colorado National WME Tour Sweepstakes for Ski trips and more! Visit Audi Norwell, test drive, and get a chance to win…