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2015 All-Access International Film Festival Pass

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Tuesday September 08, 2015
Wednesday September 09, 2015
Thursday September 10, 2015
Friday September 11, 2015
Saturday September 12, 2015
Sunday September 13, 2015

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All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  There are other benefits…

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WILD & PRECIOUS (Live Performance)

2015

Monday August 31, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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WILD & PRECIOUS is docudrama/theatrical memoir celebrating our 50 Years of Social Change:  Gay Liberation/ integration through one man’s story.  From the moment the curtain goes up until the final bow the audience is riveted by Steve Cadwell’s tale: you’ll cherish the little boy playing with dolls; identify with the adolescent challenges…

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM followed by Q&A with Director Julie Taymor & Robert Brustein

| 2015 | 250 minutes
Directed by Julie Taymor

Thursday August 20, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. Once a year, there is a day of midsummer madness, that Shakespeare was riffing off…

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New York Film Critics Premiere: DIGGING FOR FIRE

2015 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Joe Swanberg

Wednesday August 19, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Young married couple Tim and Lee have planted the seeds of a family in their East L.A. duplex. Three years after the birth of their son, they’re still adjusting to the joy and pain of life with kid, navigating potty talk at the dinner table, disagreeing over preschools, and putting off doing…

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VINEYARD VOICES FILMS in collaboration with the MV MUSEUM

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Tuesday August 18, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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The Vineyard’s past comes alive in five short films that capture important issues and times in American life using seldom-seen historical images and first-person accounts from Island people. The stories include Civil Rights activities, an early African-American church, the Island’s Deaf Community, the Shearer Summer Theater, and the founding of the MV…

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SMOOTH JAZZ and R&B CONCERT FEATURING VOCALIST VIVIAN MALE

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Thursday August 13, 2015, 7:30 PM (Strand)

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Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…

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LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY w/ Tom Hayes and Will Noonan

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Wednesday August 12, 2015, 8:00pm (Strand)

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Get ready for endless laughs and…well…possibly a few split sides, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society continues its diverse summer program with stand-up comedians Tom Hayes and Will Noonan of the Headliners Comedy Club. Many of the Headliners Comedy Club comedians have appeared on a national stage, including Comedy Central and XM…

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Documentary Week MV: THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR with Directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine

2014 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Dayne Goldfine and Daniel Geller

Friday August 07, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after…

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Documentary Week MV: UNBRANDED w/ Executive Producer Cindy Meehl

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Directed by Phillip Baribeau

Thursday August 06, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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UNBRANDED the Film is more than a documentary. It’s an adventure, a message, and a wakeup call for better land and wild horse management. Follow along as Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Thomas Glover travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West on wild…

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Documentary Week MV: BEST OF ENEMIES with co-Director Robert Gordon

| | 87 min | |
Directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

Wednesday August 05, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore…

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Documentary Week MV: THE DIPLOMAT, Skype Q&A with Executive Producer Marshall Sonenshine

| 2015 | 104 min | |
Directed by David Holbrooke

Tuesday August 04, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is…

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Documentary Week MV: THE WOLFPACK

| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Crystal Moselle

Monday August 03, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on…

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THE PALM BEACH STORY GALA COCKTAIL PARTY




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Join fellow film lovers for a fun evening of signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live music and entertainment provided by the Olivier Manchon and Eric Johnson Swing Duo, along with a special performance by the Traveling Troubadours (featuring the seasoned performer with charm, Molly Canole).  Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! The…

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NIGHT AT THE OPERA: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón


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Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set on the movie set of a silent film Western (surprises at the end when the film is played), this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at…

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ROOTED IN PEACE

2015 | |
Directed by Greg Reitman


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Special post-screening Q&A with director Greg Reitman. ROOTED IN PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman (SUNDANCE Audience Award 2008 for FUEL) invites viewers on a film journey…

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THE SANDLOT (1993) Special Charity Event in Collaboration with the MV Sharks

1993 | 101 minutes
Directed by David M. Evans

The Sandlot tells the story of a new kid in town who is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. Come see one of the greatest baseball movies ever made in the…