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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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OPERA in cinema: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón

Sunday April 12, 2015, 12 pm

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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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OPERA in cinema: Cavalleria and Pagliacci

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Enrico Castiglione

Sunday March 15, 2015, 12pm

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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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OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA

, | 2014 | 210 minutes | |
Martin Kušej

Sunday February 15, 2015, 12pm

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Presentation La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of…

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OPERA in cinema: Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA

, | 2012 | 165 minutes | |
Joan Font

Sunday January 11, 2015, 12pm

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Presentation “Catch Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in what may just be definitive performances in Rossini’s enchanting rags-to-riches rendition,” entreated James Sohre in his review of Rossini’s beloved dramma giocoso “La Cenerentola” in Opera Today. This performance from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu captures all the vocal sparks and dazzle generated…

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NEW YEARS EVE BASH — A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen.



Wednesday December 31, 2014, 7:30 PM

A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen. Doors Open at 7:30 pm  8:00 pm – a movie  10:15-11:30 pm – Live music provided by jazz trio with Eric Johnson on upright bass, Jeremy Berlin on piano,…

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OPERA & BALLET in cinema: Mariinsky Theatre’s NUTCRACKER

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Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky

Sunday December 21, 2014, 12pm

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A ballet world–first perfect for all the family this holiday season…Mariinsky Theatre’s The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker ballet and is a sumptuously traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The ballet opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later…

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1st Annual Winter Holiday Festival! Santa, singing, treats and HOME ALONE

| 1990 | 103 minutes | | ,
Chris Columbus

Saturday December 20, 2014, 1 PM

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It’s the holiday season – and Santa is coming to town!!!    Please join us on Saturday the 20th to celebrate the holidays with the Film Society at the first ever MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM CENTER WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL with Santa Clause himself! We will be taking photographs with Santa prior to the film…

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Classic Holiday Film Night: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

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Frank Capra

Wednesday December 17, 2014, 7:30pm

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:30 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby, the film will screen at 7:30 pm.  So…

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Classic Holiday Film Night: ELF

| 2003 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Jon Favreau

Wednesday December 10, 2014, 7:30pm

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  For our second Holiday Classic Film Night the Film Society will be screening ELF at the Film Center. You can expect all the usual treats that would appear at any Elf gathering (the four main food groups) : candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!   This…

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OPERA & BALLET in cinema: Balanchine Millepied

| 2014 | 143 minutes | | , ,
Georges Bizet and Maurice Ravel

Sunday November 30, 2014, 12pm

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Alongside Balanchine’s Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former…

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Classic Film Night: PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

| 1987 | 93 minutes | |
John Hughes


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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! Come join us at the Film Center for a special screening of the classic comedy that we all grew up laughing over – PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. This knee-slapper stars Steve Martin and John Candy, arguably the greatest funny pair in cinema history! We will be celebrating with some delicious…

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OPERA in cinema: IL TROVATORE (Encore)

| 2013 | 137 minutes | |
Giuseppe Verdi


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This musical feast from Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim. Anna Netrebko, “in devastating form” (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. At her side, the…

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MONK WITH A CAMERA to follow Art Reception for Alan Brigish & Susan Klein

| 2014 | 90 minutes | | ,
Tina Mascara, Guido Santi

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A QUADRAFECTA – new photo exhibit, multimedia shows, pre-release film and a reception at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Susan Klein and Alan Brigish are premiering their latest collaboration Now & Zen: A Window on Beauty. This is the first of a series of multimedia show they are developing, together with several…

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NY Film Critics National Series: 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT with on-screen simulcast Q&A with Oscar Winner Juliet Binoche afterwards

| 2014 | 117 minutes | |
Erik Poppe


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Oscar winner Juliet Binoche is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, 1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a on screen simulcast cast appearance by the featured guests….

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SOMM

| 2013 | 93 mins | |
Jason Wise


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Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you’ve NEVER heard of… SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the…