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FILMUSIC Festival: I CALLED HIM MORGAN

| 2017 | 92 min | | , , ,
Kasper Collin

Special introduction by Dave Kish of WMVY radio — All That Jazz Sunday mornings.   On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz…

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FILMUSIC Festival: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS BAND

| 2017 | 95 mins | | ,
Scott Freiman

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art, and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of…

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MV ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S EVENT – FREE

| 2012 | 86 minutes | | , , , ,
Chris Renaud

Come join The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s Environmental Film Festival’s Children’s Event on May 28th at 1pm at the film center for a FREE screening of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax! Afterwards Vineyard Conservation Society will speak about their work on how they are helping to protect our island.  All children are welcome to…

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HOCKNEY

| 2016 | 112 minutes | |
Directed by Randall Wright

Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art,…

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FILMUSIC Festival: SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY + short film WOMEN WHO SCORE

| 2017 | 93 min | | ,
Matt Schrader

Director Sara Nesson of the short film WOMEN WHO SCORE will join us for a discussion after the screening of these films to discuss the project she’s been working on in Hollywood. What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a…

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JAWS – Last showing of summer

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Fridays, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy…

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SNATCHED

| 2017 | 91 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jonathan Levine

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion –…

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES — Last Showing!

| 2017 | 129 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar…

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WHAT THE HEALTH – with Not Yours Sugar Mamas cafe

| 2017 | 97 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

Dinner and a movie: 10% off menu items at Not Your Sugar Mamas before the movie!   Open 5:30PM to show time. What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing…

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RISK – Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 84 minutes | |
Directed by Laura Poitras

How much of your own life are you willing to risk? Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial…

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THE HERO

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: TOMORROW

, | 2017 | 118 min | | ,
Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over…

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2017 Environmental Film Festival: AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

| 2017 | 84 min | | , ,
Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey

SPECIAL GUESTS: Myron Dewey, Co-director in person; James Spione, Co-director in person; Josh Fox, Producer-Co-Writer-Director via SKYPE; Tanyette Colon – We-Must.com; and Alison Rose Levy, hosts the weekly radio program, “Connect the Dots,” Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through…

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NORMAN – Last Showing

, | 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joseph Cedar

Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the…

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A QUIET PASSION – Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 126 minutes | | ,
Directed by Terence Davies

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and…

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THE DINNER

| 2017 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Oren Moverman

When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night….

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: TROPHY

, | 2017 | 108 mins | | ,
Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau

Special Guests: Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau will join us via SKYPE tonight after the screening of TROPHY.   “Trophy” first premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos, and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled by a…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: A PLASTIC OCEAN

| 2016 | 102 mins. | | ,
Craig Leeson

Special guest, Jennifer Smith Turner will read her poem, SEA LIFE Jennifer Smith Turner is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found, Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets, Poetry & Prose. Her third poetry collection, Flirting with Truth, is currently being considered for publication.  Jennifer’s poems are included in…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN

| 2017 | 103 min | | ,
Susan Froemke & John Hoffman

Special Guests for Discussion: Jim Athearn, Shelley Edmundson (ED of MV Fisherman’s Preservation Trust) and a member of her board. Preceded by the short film ONE THOUSAND BEATING HEARTS. In the film, One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts, filmmaker Peter Byck takes viewers to Bluffton, Georgia to hear from Will Harris of White Oak…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: BEFORE THE FLOOD

| 2016 | 96 min | | ,
FISHER STEVENS

Special Guests: Charter School students ( Astrid Tilton, Clancy Conlin, Lucy Thompson, Jared Rivard, Lily Tilton) who participated in a climate change field trip to Alaska. If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE BULLISH FARMER

| 2017 | 79 min | | ,
KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK

Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

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FRANTZ – Last Show!

, | 2016 | 113 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by François Ozon

In a small German town after World War I, Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz, killed in battle in France. One day a young Frenchman, Adrien, also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions. Director Francois Ozon drew his inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932…

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FILMUSIC Festival: THE FRESHMAN (1925)

| 1925 | 70 min | | ,
Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor

Special Guests – Berklee College of Music’s Silent Film Orchestra performs a new original score live-to-picture of the silent film classic THE FRESHMAN staring Harold Lloyd.   Harold Lamb’s dream is to go to college and become the most popular student on campus, much like the character Speedy played by actor Lester…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: 3 GENERATIONS

| 2016 | 92 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Gaby Dellal

SNEAK PEEK: 3 GENERATIONS tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him…

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PATERSON

, , | 2016 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey–they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: YOUTH EVENT

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TREVOR (1994) (16 Minutes) This comedy won the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film and led to the creation of The Trevor Project, the national non-profit organization focused on the suicide-prevention of LGBTQ youth. It tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose life falls apart when his fellow middle schoolers learns…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: I AM MICHAEL

| 2017 | 98 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Justin Kelly

James Franco stars in the true story of Michael Glatze, a high-profile gay activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. Post-show: Rev. Cathlin Baker leads a conversation about the relationship between Religion and the LGBTQ community. Rev. Bill Clark and…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: CLOUDBURST

| 2011 | 93 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Thom Fitzgerald

Oscar-winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in this Canadian comedy-drama as a lesbian couple, together for thirty years, who embark on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip to Nova Scotia to get married after one is moved into a nursing home by her granddaughter. Post-show: Tom Dunlop leads a conversation about how the LGBTQ…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: RARA

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | |
Directed by Pepa San Martín

Rarely seen in the USA, this film was inspired by the real-life case of a Chilean judge who was stripped of custody of her daughters for being a lesbian. Told from the point of view of thirteen-year-old Sarah, we see the tension of adult drama through the confused and disillusioned eyes of a young…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

| 2017 | 90 Minutes | |
Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of “Tales of the City” examines the life and work of the beloved storyteller, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Moving between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud…