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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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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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OPERA & BALLET in cinema: Balanchine Millepied

| 2014 | 100 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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NY Film Critics National Series: ELSA & FRED with on-screen simulcast Q&A with Star Shirley MacLaine afterwards

| 2014 | 104 mins | | , ,
Michael Radford

Tuesday November 04, 2014, 7:30pm

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Star Shirley MacLaine is the featured guest for this months NY Film Critics Show, ELSA & FRED.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  “Elsa and Fred” is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s…

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OPERA in cinema: IL TROVATORE

| 2013 | 137 minutes | |
Giuseppe Verdi

Sunday November 02, 2014, 12 pm

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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
Sunday October 26, 2014, 3:00pm

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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…

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Celebrating National Fossil Day – DINOSAUR 13 with special guest speaker Dr. Henry Kriegstein

2014 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Todd Douglas Miller


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National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.    THE TRUE TALE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN HISTORY! When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute…

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THE HUNGRY HEART with filmmaker Bess O’Brien

| 2014 | |
Bess O'Brien


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MEDIA SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY THE MV TIMES The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone,…

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Living Local MV Movie Night: OPEN SESAME (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2013 | 82 minutes | |
M. Sean Kaminsky


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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is pleased to present OPEN SESAME in collaboration with Living Local MV, The Farm Institute, Island Grown Schools and Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library.  Q&A afterwards with special guests: Food writer Doctor Jessica B. Harris, Ken Green founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library One of the world’s…

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2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival hosted by the MV Film Society

| 2014 | 130 mins | |


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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
ONE WORLD – ONE WEEK – ONE FESTIVAL
The World’s First Global Film Festival Announces Finalists for its 17th Annual Film Festival to Take Place Across Six Continents Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 Film Lovers in Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in over 250 cities…