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2016 ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

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Tuesday September 06, 2016
Wednesday September 07, 2016
Thursday September 08, 2016
Friday September 09, 2016
Saturday September 10, 2016
Sunday September 11, 2016

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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details $225 per person $185 per person, discounted for film society members First Choice Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat for themselves)…

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NEWTOWN with producer Maria Cuomo Cole & filmmaker Kim Snyder

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Kim Snyder

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Producer Maria Cuomo Cole and filmmaker Kim Snyder will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…

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Special Event: NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA

| 2016 | 90 mins | |

Sunday August 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30PM for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley. For Over 30 Years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1950′s through today. Every performance is arranged…

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Special Event: PAPER LANTERNS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | | ,
Directed by Barry Frechette

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Post-screening Q&A with director Barry Frechette. Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki from Hiroshima will also be participating in the discussion. In the summer of 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. On August 6th, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, and three days later, “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki….

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LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Thursday August 18, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Friday August 19, 2016 7:30PM (Film Center)
Saturday August 20, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Post Screening Q&A with Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and special guests. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional…

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AGENTS OF CHANGE– One Time Screening

| 2014 | 66 minutes | |
Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Tuesday August 16, 2016, 6:00PM (Strand)

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Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, and acclaimed director Stanley Nelson. AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who…

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ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

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Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Monday August 15, 2016, 4PM (Strand)

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Maxine Gordon will be attending to comment on the film. A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and…

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THE BAD KIDS with filmmaker Keith Fulton

| 2016 | 101 minutes | |
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Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 6:00PM (THE STRAND)

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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the MV Museum and the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the…

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ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

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Special Event: JIMMY TINGLE FOR PRESIDENT– LIVE

2016 | 90 minutes | |

Tuesday August 09, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump as Republican candidate on the right and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provok-ing and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency (shall we say he’s…

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YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

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2016 Doc Week: CITY OF GOLD

| 2016 | 1 hr. 31 min. | | ,
directed by Laura Gabbert

Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH JONATHAN GOLD CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food culture of the city, Los Angeles. Gold has been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review…

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2016 Doc Week: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

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Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

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2016 Doc Week: BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

| 2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE, plus special guests in attendance, Vineyarders and friends of Mike Nichols, ROSE STYRON and JAMES LAPINE to discuss Nichols’ love of the theater, and of the Vineyard. Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened…

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2016 DOC WEEK: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

| 2016 | 1 hr. 32 min. | | , ,
directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing
Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RACHEL GRADY Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons,…