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THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

Saturday April 28, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is…

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Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson


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You are cordially invited to 1854’s Spring Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on April 19th at 6:30 pm. You’ll be hearing more about this project in coming months, but for now here’s a brief introduction. When he died in 2015, the late Jack Schimmelman, a great fan of the spirituals…

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HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, A Free Interactive Screening in Collaboration with the West Tisbury Public Library

2011 | 152 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Chris Columbus


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This event is co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Goodie Bags, Interactive Script, and a Sorting Hat to help young witches and wizards decide their Hogwarts House will all be provided. Doors Open at 12:30pm Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy…

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THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

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Written by Giuseppe Verdi


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Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Luisa Miller, which has not been seen…

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THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner…

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THE MIGHTY QUINN, a fund-raiser for WYOB radio (MVRHS student run station)

1989 | 120 minutes | | , , , , ,
Directed by Carl Schenkel


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On Saturday, March 31 at 6:30PM 105.5 FM, WYOB (MVRHS student-run station) and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society collaborate with the showing of “The Mighty Quinn”, a thriller filmed in Jamaica starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Reviews say, “The Mighty Quinn is smart, pleasant entertainment offering an early…

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HUMAN FLOW in Collaboration with MV Peace Council, MV Friends, and Sense of Wonder Creations, Introduced by State Rep. Dylan Fernandes

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei


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Dylan Fernandes, our Rep. to the MA Statehouse, will attend the screening of Human Flow and will speak briefly about the state of immigration policy in our community.  In collaboration with these Vineyard groups dedicated to Peace: MV Peace Council  Sense of Wonder Creations MV Friends Meeting Over 65 million people around…

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THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini


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This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

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2018 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY, a Benefit for the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |


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Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 90th Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 7pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals with guests getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with…

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2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2017 | 99 minutes | | ,


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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on March 4th, 2018! 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 Academy…

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2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2017 | 83minutes | | ,


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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 4th, 2018! 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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THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini


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The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France. An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya…

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews


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Directed by Benedict Andrews, this thrilling revival of Tennessee Williams’s 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner burns bright enough to both scorch and illuminate. Starring a perfectly paired Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller, this Young Vic production brings combustible conviction to a smoldering classic that has only rarely ignited in performance in recent years….

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THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti


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Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

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THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

2018 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini


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Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET

2017 | 150 minutes | | ,


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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…