Special Events

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VETERANS OF COLOR — Documentary

| 2012 | 55 mins | |

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The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is sponsoring a showing of Veterans of Color— Courage Adversity and Triumph. Veterans of Color is based on interviews with 31 African American women and men who served in America’s Military. Serving their country even…

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Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World,
presented with filmmaker Ric Burns

| 2010 | ~120 min. | |


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Post screening discussion with filmmaker Ric Burns. A film chronicling the American whaling industry from its origins in New England in the 17th century, through the golden age of deep-sea whaling, up to its decline following the Civil War. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, this film binds the story of American capitalism on…

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Jimmy Tingle Live on Stage and Screen

| 2013 | 120 min. | | ,


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Jimmy Tingle Live on Stage! A unique theatrical event featuring a film screening of Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, followed by a Q & A and a Live Jimmy Tingle Stand Up Comedy Performance. From 60 Minutes II, The Tonight Show, HBO, NPR, Comedy Central, and PBS The New York Times writes: He has…

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Northern Borders
Film and Q&A with the Filmmaker

| 2013 | 108 min. | |
A Film by Jay Craven


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‘Northern Borders’ tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences the farm as a place full of eccentric people, especially his stubborn grandparents whose…

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Where the Rivers Flow North
Film and Q&A with the Filmmaker

| 1993 | 106 min. | |
A Film by Jay Craven


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Based on Howard Frank Mosher’s regional novella, the film is set in 1927 and centers on two unlikely characters. Noel Lord (Rip Torn), an old man with white hair flowing below his shoulders and a metal hook for a hand, has lived on his land all his life and is resisting a…

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An Evening of Poetry
with Jorie Graham and Fanny Howe




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The MV Film Society, in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library, present a reading by highly acclaimed poets Jorie Graham and Fanny Howe at the MV Film Center in Vineyard Haven. Refreshments will be served.  Jorie Graham’s many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from…

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WOODY PINES (Brad Tucker and Friends) with Jemima James and Goodnight Louise playing the opening set

| 2014 | 90 mins | |


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Join us For a Night of Musical Entertainment “Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” — Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners…