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Special Free Screening: ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | |

Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:00PM

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN VINEYARD HAVEN ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th. This holiday special goes back in time to show how Elmo’s ancestors–not to mention those of Grover, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster–helped transform “the most unfriendly street in town” into the bright, kind, music-filled place it…

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MUMFORD & SONS Live From South Africa: DUST and THUNDER

| 2016 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Dick Carruthers


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DUST AND THUNDER chronicles the meeting of South Africa with their long-standing favourite British band, Mumford & Sons. Filmed live against the beautiful Pretorian outback, award-winning director Dick Carruthers gets to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act as the band performs new songs and classic…

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NT LIVE: THE DEEP BLUE SEA

| 2016 | 140 minutes | |


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Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new…

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THE MISTOVER TALE

| 2016 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Harry Tappan Heher


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Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Harry Tappan Heher. THE MISTOVER TALE is a modern adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic tragedy “The Return Of The Native” set amid the remote beaches and open fields of “off-season” Martha’s Vineyard. The fatally flawed island misfit, Cliona (Naomi Packard Dunn), has one great desire: to leave her culturally…

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BEING MORTAL presented in collaboration with Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

| 2014 | 55 mins. | |


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Proceeds from this screening will benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. Post-screening discussion. BEING MORTAL delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he…

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2016 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2016 | 130 mins | | ,


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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 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 19th Annual Short Film…

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2016 MVIFF – THE TENTH MAN

| 2016 | 82 minutes | | , , ,
Daniel Burman


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The romantic comedy, THE TENTH MAN, is a kind-hearted story about a son re-entering the world of his father, the world he left long ago.In the process of trying to meet his father and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel meets Eva. Her independent spirit motivates Ariel to come to grips…

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2016 MVIFF – COURT

| 2015 | 116 mins | | ,
CHAITANYA TAMHANE


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Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker…

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2016 MVIFF – THE WONDERS

| 2014 | 110 mins | |
ALICE ROHRWACHER


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A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Rohrwacher’s richly textured feature centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic…

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2016 MVIFF — International Short Films Juried Competition– SOLD OUT!

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This screening is SOLD OUT!     From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each finalist short film and our jury will choose Best Over-all Short at the conclusion of the program.  Program notes to be added very very soon.   TO PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS…

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2016 MVIFF – RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

| 2015 | 121 mins | |


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A film director falls for a young painter – twice. Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows…

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2016 MVIFF – ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE

| 2016 | 60 mins. | | , , , ,
BILL PLYMPTON


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A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. PLEASE NOTE- Bill informs me “there is full frontal male and female nudity as well as foul language and sexual content in the program.”  The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a…

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2016 MVIFF – NEON BULL

| 2015 | 101 mins | | ,
Gabriel Mascaro


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Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the…

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2016 MVIFF – AFERIM!

| 2015 | 108 mins | | , , ,
RADU JUDE


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Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. Together with his son, they set out in search for the gypsy slave. While the unflappable Costandin comments on…

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2016 MVIFF – FATIMA– SOLD OUT!

| 2016 | 79mins | | ,
PHILIPPE FAUCON


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This screening is SOLD OUT! The waitlist is full.    PRIOR TO THE SCREENING OF THIS FILM, THE MV FILM SOCIETY WILL BE PRESENTING ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST SHARON STONE WITH THE MV FILM SOCIETY GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD FOR HER CHARITABLE WORK AND PHILANTHROPY ACROSS THE GLOBE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SHARON’S CHARITABLE WORK…

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2016 ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details $225 per person $185 per person, discounted for film society members First Choice Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat for themselves)…