Special Events

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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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YOSEMITE

| 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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OPHELIA’S GHOST– A Multi-Media Performance

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Monday July 25, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 26, 2016 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Ophelia returns in an exploration of beauty, power, sex and violation. Presented by New York and Vineyard artists, OPHELIA’S GHOST combines live theater, video, and music to portray the entanglements of two modern familIes in one mansion. Summer resident and director Kay Matschullat has transported the young lovers and friends from HAMLET to an island…

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VARIETÉ: Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1925 | 72 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ewald André Dupont

Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:15PM (Film Center)

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Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown at the MV Film Center in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new…

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Nature as Inspiration: MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

| 2015 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Robert Kenner

Sunday May 29, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center)

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Post Screening Q&A Guest: Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D. President and Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center  The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride…

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Nature as Inspiration: LOVE THY NATURE

| 2016 | 76 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sylvie Rokab

Sunday May 29, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy…

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Nature as Inspiration: BIKES vs CARS

| 2015 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fredrik Gertten

Saturday May 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Saturday May 28, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center)

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Post Screening Q&A with DAVID FOSTER, Ph.D. of Harvard Forest From French co-directors,Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comesA poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A history of Europe is told through the paws, claws, and…

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NATURE AS INSPIRATION: ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 ALL ACCESS PASS

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Thursday May 26, 2016, 4:00pm (Film Center)
Friday May 27, 2016
Saturday May 28, 2016
Sunday May 29, 2016

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Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests. All-Access pass…

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Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

Thursday May 26, 2016, 6:30PM (Film Center)

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Opening Reception to Festival in MV Film Center lobby begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW), Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in…

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Special Event: THE MESSENGER in collaboration with Felix Neck

2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Su Rynard


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Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings…

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THE NAVIGATORS with special guest anthropologist/filmmaker Sam Low

| 1983 | 59 minutes | |
Directed by Boyd Estus


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Refreshments to following Q&A with Sam Low in the lobby provided by SAIL MV. Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance. In hand-built, double-hulled canoes sixty feet long, the ancestors of…

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ROOTED IN PEACE (FREE MEMBER SCREENING FOR EARTH DAY)

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Directed by 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 to take notice of the world…

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THE LUNCHBOX – preshow reception with Indian food and live music

| 2013 | 104 mins | | ,
Directed by Ritesh Batra


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In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Free (Indian inspired) refreshments and drinks in lobby starting at 6:30 PM in the film center lobby. Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice…

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BAG IT (FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING)

| 2011 | 74 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Suzan Beraza

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do…

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Special Benefit: THE HARDER THEY COME presented with WYOB-FM

| 1972 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Perry Henzell


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WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for FM WYOB in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name…