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2016 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

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Thursday September 29, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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Film Lovers in 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 today announced the Final 10 for its 19th Annual Short…

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2016 MVIFF – RAMS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Grimur Hakonarson

Sunday September 11, 2016, 12:00PM

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This charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. In a secluded valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years. When a…

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2016 MVIFF – THE TENTH MAN

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

Sunday September 11, 2016, 12:00PM

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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

Sunday September 11, 2016, 2PM

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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 – MIA MADRE and CLOSING NIGHT PARTY at LA SOFFITTA

| 2016 | 107 mins | | ,
NANNI MORETTI

Sunday September 11, 2016, 4:30PM

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THE TICKET PRICE INCLUDES CLOSING NIGHT PARTY AT LA SOFFITTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT – MIA MADRE SCREENING BEGINS AT 4:30pm with party immediately following. Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy…

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2016 MVIFF – THE WONDERS

| 2014 | 110 mins | |
ALICE ROHRWACHER

Sunday September 11, 2016, 2:00PM

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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

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Saturday September 10, 2016, 6:30PM

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      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  MVIFF PASS CLICK HERE

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2016 MVIFF – PEOPLE PLACES THINGS

| 2016 | 86 mins | |
JAMES C. STROUSE

Saturday September 10, 2016, 9:30PM

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Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist and professor in NYC balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. Will’s life is turned upside down when he finds…

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2016 MVIFF – RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN

| 2015 | 121 mins | |

Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:00PM

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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

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BILL PLYMPTON

Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:30PM

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A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award nominee for his animated films, including a nomination in 1987 for the animated film YOUR FACE….

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2016 MVIFF – THE INNOCENTS

| 2016 | 1hr 55mins | | , , ,
Anne Fontaine

Saturday September 10, 2016, 7:00PM

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The hauntingly beautiful film from Poland, THE INNOCENTS directed by Anne Fontaine is set in 1945 Poland where a young French Red Cross doctor is sent to assist survivors of a concentration camp and discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy at a nearby convent. Warsaw, December 1945: the second World…

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2016 MVIFF – NEON BULL

| 2015 | 101 mins | | ,
Gabriel Mascaro

Friday September 09, 2016, 9:00PM

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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

Friday September 09, 2016, 4:30PM

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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 – SHARON STONE GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD PRESENTATION and FATIMA

| 2016 | 79mins | | ,
PHILIPPE FAUCON

Friday September 09, 2016, 7:00PM

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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 CLICK HERE. The film ‘Fatima’ offers a gentle, affecting celebration of…

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2016 MVIFF – THE PRESIDENT

| 2014 | 118 mins | |
MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF

Friday September 09, 2016, 4:00PM

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A brutal dictator comes face to face with the injustices committed by his regime when his country is taken over by revolutionists. The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population’s misery. When a coup d’état overthrows…

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2016 MVIFF – OPENING NIGHT GALA and OUR LITTLE SISTER

| 2015 | 128 mins | | ,
HIROKAZU KOREEDA

Thursday September 08, 2016, 5:30PM

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The ticket price includes our OPENING NIGHT GALA from 5:30 – 7:30pm on the shores of Ferry Boat Pond at Tisbury Marketplace, with food, beverages, and live music. The film begins at 8:00pm at The MV Film Center. The beautiful film from Japan, OUR LITTLE SISTER, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda revolves around three…