Special Events

MVIntlFilm Festival Postcard 2014

MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Thursday September 04, 2014
Friday September 05, 2014
Saturday September 06, 2014
Sunday September 07, 2014

  Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed….

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OPERA in Cinema: MANON LESCAUT

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Jonathan Kent

Monday July 21, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.Puccini’s sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies. Despite a troubled gestation (five librettists were engaged in the project), the premiere of Manon Lescaut in 1893 was Puccini’s first…

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SAFETY LAST! Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

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Fred Neymeyer

Thursday June 26, 2014, 7:30 PM

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The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

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FILM+MUSIC FESTIVAL – Exploring music and culture through film



Thursday June 26, 2014
Friday June 27, 2014
Saturday June 28, 2014
Sunday June 29, 2014

The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. Music and film flow naturally together. Our second annual Film + Music Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never…

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Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
Richard Eyre's

Sunday June 22, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Old favorite, star studded cast – Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson (baritone), Joseph  Calleja (tenor) Verdi’aviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented…

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DRIVING MISS DAISY

, | 2014 | 90 minutes | |

Thursday June 05, 2014, 7:30 pm

Two of the world’s greatest living actors- five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer –Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy. Driving Miss Daisy, shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sell out…

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OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCO

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Daniele Abbado’

Sunday May 25, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is unmissable. Domingo takes…

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NY Film Critics Series: CHEF

| 2014 | 115 Minutes | |

Tuesday May 06, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…

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NY Film Critics Series: LOCKE with on-screen appearances by actor Tom Hardy and director/writer Steven Knight

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Steven Knight

Tuesday April 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his…

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AWAY FROM HER – A MOVIE & DISCUSSION ON ALZHEIMER ILLNESS — Collaborated with MV Center for Living

| 2007 | 110 mins | |
Sarah Polley


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This is a benefit for MV Center for Living.   The pre-movie event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres catered by Quitsa Cuisine, and mini-desserts by The Black Dog Bakery and The Scottish Bakehouse, at 3 pm, prior to the showing of the film AWAY FROM HER. Following the movie there will be…

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JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER – a new film from Islander Taylor Toole

| 2014 | 60 mins | | ,
Taylor Toole


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Join Us For A Premiere! Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard…

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LOVE FREE OR DIE

| 2012 | 82 mins | |
Macky Alston


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Discussion with director Macky Alston following the film. Co-presented with the Open and Affirming Committee of the First Congregational Church of  West Tisbury THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for…

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OPERA in Cinema: Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI

| 1787 | 205 mins | |
Kasper Holten


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The debut feature film of leading opera director Kasper Holten (Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), DON GIOVANNI (JUAN) retells Mozart’s classical masterpiece as a story of the modern man’s escape from himself and his demons. Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien…

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NY Film Critics “Sneak Preview” of BREATHE IN: Preceding and following the private, preview screening will feature: Peter Travers with star Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy), Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, & upcoming Equals with Kristen Stewart),and Amy Ryan (The Office, Capote) remotely.

| 2014 | 98 min | |
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Preceding and following the private, preview screening will feature: Peter Travers with star Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy), Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, & upcoming Equals with Kristen Stewart), and Amy Ryan (The Office, Capote) remotely. Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams ( Felicity Jones) comes to New…

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EVERYONE’S GOING TO DIE (Preview – Only One Screening)

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On the night of March 6, 2014, Everyone’s Going To Die will screen in 100 cinemas across the United States. Audiences at those screenings will be asked to vote if this film should return to their cinema for a week’s theatrical release sometime this year. If 51% of the audience votes “yes”…

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OSCAR VIEWING PARTY

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Join us for a night of pageantry, tasty bites, and libations. Walk down the red carpet and celebrate the 86th Academy Awards telecast among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Get your photo taken with “Oscar” – that’s right – a real Oscar and photo booth provided…