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THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2017-18 | |

Saturday October 07, 2017

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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky. The season will…

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2017-18 | |

Saturday October 07, 2017, 12:55pm

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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky. The season will…

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2017 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2017 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday October 05, 2017, 7:30pm
Friday October 06, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday October 07, 2017, 7:30pm
Sunday October 08, 2017, 4:00pm

The 10 finalists of shorts films will be announced in early September. Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during this week, when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced…

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OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION and FILM: THE TRIP TO SPAIN

| 2017 | 115 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Thursday September 07, 2017, 5:30pm

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On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.  We’ll be serving wines, beer ( festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Tapas appetizers (provided by…

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2017 ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

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Tuesday September 05, 2017
Wednesday September 06, 2017
Thursday September 07, 2017
Friday September 08, 2017
Saturday September 09, 2017
Tuesday September 10, 2019

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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details Click here for Film Schedule and Events at MVIFF 2017 $230 per person $200 per person, discounted for film society members General Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes…

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MVIFF 2017: THE LEARS with Actress Ivy Matheson and Producer Irwin Olian

| 2017 | 99 mins. | | ,
Directed by Carl Bessai

Tuesday September 05, 2017, 7:30 pm (Film Center)

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The script focuses on world-renowned cutting-edge architect Davenport Lear. Nearing retirement, he summons his four dysfunctional children Glenn, twins Regan and Rory, Kent, and Regan’s husband Tom Cornwall to a weekend family retreat in one of his signature architectural creations. When they hear the bombshell that he has decided to marry his…

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UNREST

| 2017 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by Jennifer Brea

Tuesday August 29, 2017, 7:30 pm (Film Center)

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Director Jennifer Brea and Professor Omar Wasow will join us after the screening for a discussion led by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Introduced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a…

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I KNOW A MAN… ASHLEY BRYAN

| 2016 | 73 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Richard Kane

Thursday August 24, 2017, 5:30pm

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Join Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Adrienne L. Childs after the film for a Q&A I KNOW A MAN … ASHLEY BRYAN is a story about this 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50+ children’s books,…

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER – special event hosted by the Granary Gallery

| 2014 | 83 minutes | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…

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The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Monday August 21, 2017, 7:30pm

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Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

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SOLD OUT – TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

| 2017 | 85 mins. | |
Directed by Stanley Nelson


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Join filmmaker Stanley Nelson after the film for a Q&A.  Sponsored by Firelight Media.  A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and path of promise toward the American dream—Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2017 | 90 minutes | |


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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one…

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AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

| 2017 | 47 mins | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider


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Director Abby Ginzberg will join us after the screening for a discussion of the film. Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei (of Star Trek) and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea…

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PASSAGE AT ST. AUGUSTINE: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America

| 2017 | 60 Minutes | |
Directed by Clennon L. King


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Civil Rights icon and long-time PBS and NPR correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will host the screening, introduce Roxbury-based filmmaker Clennon L. King before the film, and afterwards moderate a post-screening discussion on race and history. In addition to King, joining Hunter-Gault for the conversation and Q&A will be St. Augustine (Fla.) Civil Rights…

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An Evening India Arie, Charles D. King & Suzanne de Passe

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India Arie, Grammy Award Winning Artist Charles D. King, Founder and CEO MARCO Suzanne de Passe, Legendary Film and Music Producer James Blue, PBS News Hour, Moderator Doors open at 7:00 PM 7:30 PM Conversation and musical tribute with reception immediately after 9:00 PM After Glow Concert with India Arie *All proceeds…

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SOLD OUT Special Event: James Lapine’s FALSETTOS

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Directed by James Lapine


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BOTH SHOWS OF FALSETTOS ARE SOLD OUT! We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center with special commentary afterwards by its creator, James Lapine. Join us in our lobby starting at 6:45PM for a reception and live music.  Mr. Lapine is generously allowing us to…