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OPHELIA’S REVENGE: If Hamlet Were a Horror Movie– Live Mixed Media Performance

75 mins | 2015 | |

Monday July 27, 2015, 7:30PM
Tuesday July 28, 2015 7:30PM

Kay Matschullat (adaptor/director) sees HAMLET as Shakespeare’s horror play.  Like in the best horror movies–NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD or NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET– reality is warped by some force and brings on the chaos that reveals the violence just under the surface of daily life. In HAMLET, the ghost crosses the membrane…

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1925 | 79 mins | | , ,
Directed by Lon Chaney and Rupert Julian

Thursday June 25, 2015, 7:30PM

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Lon Chaney’s iconic portrayal of a horribly disfigured composer who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. Seeking the love of a beautiful young prima donna, he kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair. This very special screening will feature live accompaniment by the Berklee…

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Nature as Inspiration: HIMALAYA: L’ENFANCE D’UN CHEF

| 1999 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Eric Valli

Sunday May 24, 2015, 7:30PM

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Set in the mountains of Tibet near Nepal, this film begins with mountaineer Karma (Gurgon Kyap) returning from a long journey with bad news: the son of Tinle (Thilen Lhondup), the village leader, died in the midst of the trek, leaving behind a wife, Pema (Lhapka Tsamchoe), and a son, Pasang (Karma…

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Nature as Inspiration: MICROCOSMOS

| 1996 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

Saturday May 23, 2015, 4:00PM

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SPECIAL GUEST: Producer Jacques Perrin Explore the wonders of the insect world as never before possible as the filmmakers who took you in a trip through the clouds in WINGED MIGRATION take you on a magical journey underground in this feature that will captivate audiences both young and old. Specially designed cameras…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS (North American Premiere)

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Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Saturday May 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

Join for a pre-movie reception beginning at 6:30 PM in our film center lobby. Live piano music.  SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin will present selective clips from his new un-released film SEASONS after the screening of A NIGHT ON EARTH — North American Premiere A poetic chronicle of Europe over the past…

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Nature as Inspiration: A NIGHT ON EARTH (North American Premiere)

| 2016 | 60 mins | | ,

Saturday May 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

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Join for a pre-movie reception beginning at 6:30 PM in our film center lobby. Live piano music. SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin will attend.   Mr. Perrin will also premiere clips from his newest film SEASONS, which will be released by Sony Picture Classics in December 2015.  Unveiling UNE NUIT SUR TERRE…

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Nature as Inspiration: WINGED MIGRATION

| 2003 | 85 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin

Friday May 22, 2015, 7:30PM

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SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin Long one of France’s most respected producers and actors, Jacques Perrin has more recently had a highly successful career creating films about nature, including LE PEUPLE SINGE (monkeys) and MICROCOSMOS (insects) and set in exotic locales (HIMALAYA). Now with this film Perrin takes on his greatest challenge…

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Nature as Inspiration: OCEANS

| 2010 | 103 minutes | | , ,

Thursday May 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday May 24, 2015 4:00 PM

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Join us for a light reception beginning at 6:30 PM in the Film Center lobby. SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin WINGED MIGRATION co-directors Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin re-team for this documentary exploring the many mysteries of our planet’s oceans. Almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, yet strangely…

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OPERA in cinema: RIGOLETTO

| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli

Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm

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Presentation Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments, Rigoletto continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with its tragic plot and famous arias. One of the most popular arias of all time, “La donna e’ mobile,” is so catchy that prior to Rigoletto’s premiere in Venice of 1851, Verdi swore the tenor to secrecy,…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: THE WATER DIVINER, featuring a simulcast Q&A with Russell Crowe afterwards

2014 | 111 minutes | |
Directed by: Russell Crowe


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Starring Russell Crowe and Olga Kurylenko, THE WATER DIVINER is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship…

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OPERA in cinema: 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 as a classic Western, this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at Opera de Lyon). Villazòn as director and Nemorino — these tidings alone were…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: DANNY COLLINS, featuring a simulcast Q&A with Al Pacino afterwards

| 2015 | 106 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jill Nicholls and Dan Fogelman


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Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love…

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OPERA in cinema: Cavalleria and Pagliacci

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Enrico Castiglione


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Cavalleria Rusticana Adapted from the short story written by Giovanni Verga, Cavalleria Rusticana is a one-act opera considered one of the classics of verismo opera. The opera was composed by Pietro Mascagni, with a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, as part of an 1888 competition by Milanese publisher Edoardo Sonzogno. After winning the…

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PATRICK’S DAY– Feature Film Project Screening — Only One Showing!

| 2014 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by Terry McMahon

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Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her…

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EASY RIDER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1969 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Dennis Hopper


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In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series.  Historian and movie buff A. Bowdoin Van Riper will talk about how the film fits in the context of the decade. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: BLUEBIRD, featuring a simulcast Q&A with John Slattery (from Mad Men) afterwards

| 2015 | 90 mins | |
Directed by Lance Edmands


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John Slattery (from MAD MEN) is the featured guest for February’s NY Film Critics Show, BLUEBIRD.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  In the northern reaches of Maine, a local school bus driver becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, and fails to…