Special Events

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NEWTOWN with producer Maria Cuomo Cole & filmmaker Kim Snyder

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Kim Snyder

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Producer Maria Cuomo Cole and filmmaker Kim Snyder will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…

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Special Event: NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA

| 2016 | 90 mins | |

Sunday August 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30PM for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley. 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 1950′s through today. Every performance is arranged…

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LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Friday August 19, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams will attend this special screening. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story…

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ROUND MIDNIGHT with Special Guest Maxine Gordon

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Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Monday August 15, 2016, 4PM (Strand)

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Maxine Gordon will be attending to comment on the film. A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and…

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THE BAD KIDS with filmmaker Keith Fulton

| 2016 | 101 minutes | |
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Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday August 16, 2016 6:30pm (Capawock)

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Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

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ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

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YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)

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Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

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2016 DOC WEEK: City of Gold

| 2016 | 1 hr. 31 min. | | ,
directed by Laura Gabbert

Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM

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POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH JONATHAN GOLD CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food culture of the city, Los Angeles. Gold has been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review…

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2016 DOC WEEK: Becoming Mike Nichols

2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM

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POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened up to his close friend and colleague, theater director Jack O’Brien, about the storied beginnings of his career, including his comedy collaboration with Elaine May, his direction…

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DOC WEEK: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

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Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM

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Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

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2016 DOC WEEK: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

| 2016 | 1 hr. 32 min. | | , ,
directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing
Tuesday August 02, 2016, 7:30PM

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FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RACHEL GRADY Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons,…

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2016 DOC WEEK: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

| 2016 | 1 hr. 20 min. | | , ,
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM

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FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RANDY BARBATO  The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He pursued both with insatiable dedication. “Look at the…

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DOC WEEK 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM
Tuesday August 02, 2016 7:30PM
Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM
Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM
Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM

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Documentary films have become the conscience of the nation, providing a deeper study of contemporary, and often unnoticed, social issues. By using the unique medium of film, documentarians are able to cultivate more compelling and fruitful discussion by mixing strongly-drive narratives with vivid imagery. In lieu of the rise of the documentary, the…

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VISIONS OF HOME: THE WORK OF HEATHER NEILL

| 2016 | 58 minutes | |
Directed by David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos

Friday July 29, 2016, 6:00 (Capawock)

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Directors David Fokos, Barbarella Fokos, and Artist Heather Neill will attend. Free admission (Limit to 2 tickets per a person) There is beauty to be found in the pattern on a porcelain teacup, or the “patina of a working boat at rest.” In her nostalgic, lifelike, and sometimes whimsical paintings, artist Heather Neill pays…

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COMEDY SHOW: BRIAN GLOWACKI

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Monday July 25, 2016, 8:30PM (Strand)

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Brian Glowacki (Comedian) Brian Glowacki is a nationally touring stand up comedian from that OTHER island of Nantucket!  Growing up, he would only travel to Martha’s Vineyard for football games but this summer Brian brings his brand of humor to the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs on July 25th.  Join us for an…

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THE SAME HEART

, | 2016 | 67 minutes | |
Directed by Len Morris & Georgia Morris

Sunday July 24, 2016, 8:00PM (Strand)

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Why do half of the world’s children live in grinding poverty? The Same Heart features a growing number of global economists and moral leaders who agree that an extremely small financial transactions tax, the “Robin Hood Tax,” could place the needs of all children at the heart of the global financial system for the first time. Suggesting…