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MVIntlFilm Festival Postcard 2014

MARTHA’S VINEYARD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Thursday September 04, 2014
Friday September 05, 2014
Saturday September 06, 2014
Sunday September 07, 2014

  Our Mission Combining the laid back beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a passionate audience of film and culture enthusiasts with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed….

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THE GRADUATE with special guest director Mike Nichols (in collaboration with the MV Museum)

| 1967 | 106 minutes | | , ,
Mike Nichols

Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Special guest, Mike Nichols will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the show.   This screening is in collaboration with the MV Museum and benefits both the museum and the film center.    “One word: plastics.”  This line and others in THE GRADUATE became cultural touchstones, as 1960s youth rebellion…

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North Shore Acappella & Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30 p.m. for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley

| 2014 | 90 mins | |

Sunday August 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

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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 1940′s through today. Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few acappella groups…

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TEDx Martha’s Vineyard INSANITY GENIUS AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS



Tuesday August 19, 2014, 10:00 AM

TEDx Martha’s Vineyard is the first TED affiliated event on Martha’s Vineyard. The inaugural theme for the 2014 program is “Insanity, Genius, and the Creative Process.” We are pleased to announce the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society (MVFS) will be hosting the event at the Film Center! The purpose of TED is simple: to inspire!  The inaugural…

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GIRL RISING with special guest Azure Antoinette, Global Ambassador

| 2013 | 101 min. | |
A Film by Richard Robbins

Monday August 18, 2014, 7:30 PM

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SPECIAL GUEST:  MV Film Society and Featherstone Center for the Arts present Girl Rising with special performance by poet and spoken word artist: Azure Antoinette. Azure will perform the poem “Superhero” which Girl Rising commissioned. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, in association with Paul Allen’s…

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Smooth Jazz and R&B Concert, featuring vocalist Vivian Male

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Thursday August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…

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THE ISLAND PRESIDENT sponsored by The Center for Biological Diversity and in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society

| 2011 | 101 minutes | |
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

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ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, MOHAMED NASHEED RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN A COUP D’ETAT PERPETRATED BY SECURITY FORCES LOYAL TO THE FORMER DICTATOR. THIS FILM IS THE STORY OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a…

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Monsieur President – with Special Guest filmmaker Victoria Campbell

| 2014 | 71 minutes | |
Victoria Campbell

Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Crafted from footage taken on nearly a dozen trips to Haiti amidst the aftermath of 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince in 2010, “Monsieur le Président,” begins with Ms. Campbell’s immersion into the reeling neighborhoods of that city, and transitions to her participation in the effort to keep the citizenry…

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JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER – a new film from Islander Taylor Toole

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Thursday August 07, 2014, 7:30 PM

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ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

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A Filmmaker’s Evening with Richard C. Skidmore

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Richard Skidmore

Wednesday August 06, 2014, 7:30 pm

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A Filmmaker’s Evening with Richard C. Skidmore at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to Benefit Gay Head Light.  Richard C.Skidmore is an Aquinnah resident and award-winning experimental filmmaker whose videos and films have been seen around the world on television and at more than 20 film festivals, including The TriBeCa Film Fest…

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Summer Institute Film Series: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

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William Gazeck

Sunday August 03, 2014, 7:30 pm

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SPECIAL GUESTS: The filmmakers will be on hand for questions and answers after the screening. In this documentary directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker William Gazecki, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker explore the tumultuous early days of Sophie Tucker, the iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920s Flapper Era in the United States. Before…

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Helen Gillet multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser



Friday August 01, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated…

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NY Film Critics National Series: CHILD OF GOD with on-screen simulcast Q&A with James Franco and Scott Haze afterwards

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
James Franco

Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Actor James Franco stars, writes, and directs in this crime thriller about a mans disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order in “Child of God”.  An exclusive pre-release look at this thrilling drama. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show,…

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ONE FAST MOVE OR I’M GONE: KEROUAC’S BIG SUR — In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation — reception at 6:30pm

| 2008 | 98 minutes | |
Curt Worden

Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:30pm

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In collaboration with the West Tisbury Library Foundation to benefit the library.   Join us for a reception beginning at 6:30 pm in the film center lobby with pot-luck contributions from members of the Library Foundation. In addition to the film, there will be a special live readings from Kerouac’s book Big Sur by radio…

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THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST with panel discussion afterwards featuring Professor Alan Dershowitz, Judge Mark Wolf, and Dr. James Gilligan. Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us.

| 2014 | 92 minutes | | ,
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Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning…

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Special screening of Academy Award winning short documentary THOTH and feature doc MARJOE, Q&A with filmmaker Sarah Kernochan

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Sarah Kernochan


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Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards for her documentaries Marjoe and Thoth. As a screenwriter, she has written many films, among them Nine and ½ Weeks, Impromptu, and What Lies Beneath; she both wrote and directed the film All I Wanna Do as well. Her latest script Learning to Drive recently finished filming in New York. In addition to her film work, Kernochan…