Special Events



| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli

Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm


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,…



| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón

Sunday April 12, 2015, 12 pm


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


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…


EASY RIDER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1969 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Dennis Hopper

Wednesday February 25, 2015, 7:30pm

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda…

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OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA

, | 2014 | 210 minutes | |
Martin Kušej

Sunday February 15, 2015, 12pm


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…


DR. STRANGELOVE (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1964 | 95 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

Wednesday February 11, 2015, 7:30pm

OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.  In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at…


GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1967 | 108 minutes | |
Stanley Kramer

Wednesday January 28, 2015, 7:30pm

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton….


OPERA in cinema: Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA

, | 2012 | 165 minutes | |
Joan Font

Sunday January 11, 2015, 12pm


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…


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.

| 2014 | 104 mins | |

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 – TOP FIVE director/written by Chris Rock Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next…


OPERA & BALLET in cinema: THE NUTCRACKER from the Vienna Staatsballett

| 2012 | 105 minutes | | , , , ,
Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky


Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Vienna Staatsballett. The Nutcracker, certainly the most performed work in the ballet literature and one which has become a central experience for generations of ballet audiences. Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev in 1967, this version holds a special place…


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

| 1990 | 103 minutes | | ,
Chris Columbus


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…


Classic Holiday Film Night: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

| 1946 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Frank Capra


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 performed by Michael Haydn, the film will screen…


The Christmas Show — A sensory mosaic of storytelling, moving imagery, and music for stage and screen

| 2014 | 90 mins | |


Susan Klein, Alan Brigish, and Gary Girouard  join artistic forces for this spritely show a new offering this season highlighting the stories, images, and music of Christmas. These heartfelt stories, selected from “Silent Night,” the popular Christmas CD by Susan Klein, which have become part of the annual tradition for many, celebrate cherished…


Classic Holiday Film Night: ELF

| 2003 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Jon Favreau


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


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…



| 1987 | 93 minutes | |
John Hughes


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…