Special Events

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER – special event hosted by the Granary Galley

| 2014 | 83 minutes | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 7:30pm

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A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…

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The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Monday August 21, 2017, 7:30pm

Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

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Special Event: James Lapine’s FALSETTOS

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Directed by James Lapine

Tuesday August 08, 2017, 7:30 PM

We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center. James Lapine is an American stage director, filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He has been nominated for twelve Tony Awards winning on three occasions and has received five Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, he was…

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2017 DOC WEEK: DATELINE-SAIGON

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Thomas D. Herman

Friday August 04, 2017

Special Guest: Director Thomas D. Herman will join us for a discussion of the film. DATELINE-SAIGON profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan. With all the high-stakes drama…

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2017 DOC WEEK: TICKLING GIANTS

, | 2016 | 111 mins. | |
Directed by Sara Taksler

Thursday August 03, 2017, 7:30 PM

Director Sara Taksler will be joining us via Skype for a Q&A after the film TICKLING GIANTS tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent…

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2017 DOC WEEK: CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Wednesday August 02, 2017, 7:30 pm

Director Matthew Heineman will join us via Skype after the screening for a Q&A discussion of the film CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang

Tuesday August 01, 2017, 7:30pm

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Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio

Monday July 31, 2017, 7:30PM

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The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more. I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part…

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AUTOMATIC AT SEA

, | 2016 | 88 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Matthew Lessner

Sunday July 30, 2017, 6:00PM

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On a whim, Eve (a young Swedish traveler) accepts an invitation from Peter (a wealthy heir) to vacation on his family’s private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from arriving, Eve discovers that she has little in common with the increasingly erratic…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:30pm
Wednesday August 16, 2017 7:30pm

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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one…

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BENDING THE ARC

| 2017 | 102 mins. | |
Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting…

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AN ORDINARY MAN

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling

Monday July 17, 2017, 7:30pm

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Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General, ferried nightly from couch to couch by…

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Special Event: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

Tuesday July 11, 2017, 7:30pm

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The Martha’a Vineyard NAACP and the MV Film Society are presenting I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO to be followed by a discussion and book signing with Jessica B. Harris, author of “My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir” In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House….

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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2017 The MV Film Society presents a long weekend of feature and short films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our fifth annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE BULLISH FARMER

| 2017 | 79 min | | ,
KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK


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Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

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Special Event: JON WILSON- THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY

2017 | 68 minutes | |


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Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…