Film Archives


| 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…

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…

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 –; 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…

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…

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…


| 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….

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…

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…

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…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: BEFORE THE FLOOD

| 2016 | 96 min | | ,

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…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE BULLISH FARMER

| 2017 | 79 min | | ,

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…

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…


| 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…

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…


, , | 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…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: YOUTH EVENT

, | 1994-2016 | | , ,

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…

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…

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…

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…


| 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…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

| 2016 | 100 Minutes | |
Directed by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar

A fund-raising event for CAMP JABBERWOCKY. Undeterred by her cerebral palsy, charming college student Laila leaves India to study in New York and embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Post-show: Skype Q&A with Alexander Freeman,…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: SPECTRUM SHORTS (in a Variety of Colors)

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BAYARD & ME (2017) (16 Minutes) Bayard Rustin was chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a confidante to Martin Luther King, Jr., but because he was gay, was pushed aside by other members of King’s circle of advisers. This short documentary tells the story of how Rustin, unable to…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Going behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle, this documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the same-sex marriage movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States…


, | 2017 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Olivier Assayas

Maureen is a personal shopper who serves wealthy clients in major cities, buying clothes and accessories, and taking care of some tasks. She lives in Paris but travels to London and other cities. Her fraternal twin and brother has recently died; they both had a similar genetic heart problem. The two siblings…

THE FOUNDER – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 115 minutes | |
Directed by John Lee Hancock

Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food…

TO KEEP THE LIGHT, in collaboration with Trustees of Reservations

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Erica Fae

Co-sponsored by the TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS Featuring a post-show Skype interview with writer, director and actor Erica Fae. Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work & her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1800’s.  When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in…

Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected three films…

Film Noir Classics: SCARLET STREET

| 1945 | 101 Minutes | |
Directed by Fritz Lang

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her con-man lover,…

Film Noir Classics: THE KILLERS

| 1946 | 102 Minutes | |
Directed by Robert Siodmak

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. The Killers, directed by Robert Siodmak, who received an Academy Award nomination, has long been considered the quintessential noir film: a character study of one man, Swede (Burt Lancaster), who because of betrayal and the love for a woman, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has lost the will…


2017 | 68 minutes | |

Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…