Special Events

A PRIVATE WAR with Special Guest Director Matthew Heineman!

| 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Sunday August 11, 2019, 7:30 PM


In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing…

VOICES OF BALTIMORE plus Q & A with co-Director Morna McNulty

| 2017 | 55 mins. | |
A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

Tuesday July 30, 2019, 4:00 PM


The purpose of this film is to capture and preserve the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African Americans who 1) grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and 2) who lived through the era of legal segregation in the Jim Crow south. The narratives will…


| 2019 | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM


The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands…

GIRLFRIENDS (1978) with Q&A afterwards with director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore

| 1978 | 1 hr 26 mins | | ,
A Film by Claudia Weill

Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM


Followed by a special Q & A director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore  Claudia Weill’s groundbreaking indie follows an aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron, a revelation) when her life takes a sudden turn – her roommate and best friend decides to marry and move out. Now she’ll have to navigate a…

DOUBTING THOMAS with director and star WILL McFADDEN in attendance!

| 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins. | |
A Film by Will McFadden

Monday July 08, 2019, 7:30 PM


Black babies don’t come from white people. Except this one just did. Jen swears to Tom that he’s the father, and she’s just as dumbfounded as everyone else. Tom says he believes her. They’re a team built on trust and they’re in this together. They choose to accept the unexplainable because the responsibility…

“A work in progress, sneak peek” screening of EMPERORS OF THE DEEP, plus Q & A and Book Signing with author William McKeever

, | 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins | | , ,

Wednesday July 03, 2019, 7:30 PM


“A work in progress, sneak peek” screening of EMPERORS OF THE DEEP, plus Q & A and Book Signing with author William McKeever.   Emperors of the Deep is a unique documentary that takes the viewer on a journey into the world of sharks. The writer and director, Bill McKeever, (who is also…

LOST HORIZON with special introduction and Q&A by Victoria Riskin (daughter of Robert Riskin, screenwriter)

| 1937 | 2 hrs 12 mins. | | , ,

Sunday June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM


Based on a novel by James Hilton, this fantastical drama follows a group of plane-crash survivors who have landed in the mythical Shangri-La, a valley hidden deep within the mountains of the Himalayas. Rescued by followers of the High Llama (Sam Jaffe), the outsiders grow to love the remote paradise, but British…

DO THE RIGHT THING – one night only!

| 1989 | 2 hrs 5 mins | |
A Spike Lee Joint

Sunday June 30, 2019, 7:30 PM (Strand)


Spike Lee’s iconic Do the Right Thing turns 30 this year, and, to celebrate, the film is returning to theaters with a 4K restoration. This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn….

HOUSE OF BONES plus Q & A with Director Victoria Campbell

| | 89 minutes | |
A Film by Victoria Campbell

Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:00 PM


10 Year Anniversary Screening! House of Bones is a raw and personal documentary about the changes a family undergoes when they experience the loss of the matriarch and the house in which they all spent many summers.  

INVIOLABLE – THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS plus Q & A with Director Angela Andersen

| 2018 | 88 mins | |
A Film by Angela Andersen

Wednesday June 26, 2019, 7:30 PM


Vineyard Director Angela Andersen will be present for a Q & A after the film. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will premiere the English version of Inviolable. The documentary first aired in Germany and France in December 2018,  around the 70th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It has been nominated for best documentary in…

2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1929) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1929 | 1 hr 54 mins. | | , , ,
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:30pm


The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for their fifth silent film concert on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The award-winning group will perform their original score, live-to-picture, for the groundbreaking and deeply moving silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (1929), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.   Joan has…

VAULT w/ Special Guests Director Tom DeNucci, Producer Chad A. Verdi and Editor Zared Shai

| 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins | | ,
Directed by Tom DeNucci


Vault tells a story about a group of small time criminals in 1975 who attempt to pull off the biggest heist in American history; stealing over $30 million from the Mafia in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island.


| 2019 | 130 min | | ,


“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll” tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival Youth Event: INVENTING TOMORROW with commentary from MA state Science Fair winner Noah Glasgow

| 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins. | | , , , ,

Q&A will follow with our state’s science fair winner, Noah Glasgow, who attended the International Science & Engineering Fair recently. Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats–found right in their own backyards–while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: SEA OF SHADOWS

| 2018 | 1 hr 46 mins | | , ,

Special guest — Michael Moore, Director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center Sea of Shadows is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale-the Vaquita-from extinction. A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards organized by Vineyard Conservation Society

2019 | 30 minutes,

On Saturday, join us for a special event honoring our Island’s talented young artists. The Art of Conservation, an art competition created by the Vineyard Conservation Society, holds its annual award ceremony at 4:00, preceded by the first public showing of the winning artworks. The opening is at 3:30 with light refreshments,…