Special Events

“Film Noir Restored” with Paul Karasik: DETOUR

| 1945 | 68 Minutes | | , , ,


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Special Introduction by Paul Karasik on these restored Film Noir classics. Join us in the lobby beforehand for a glass of Pinot Noir and Dark Chocolate. Detour, called by many the ultimate “film noir,” made on a shoe-string budget, and utilizing “night-for-night cinematography, creates a bleak, uncompromising, pessimistic nightmare world where its…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: ALL-ACCESS PASS

| 2019 | 4 days/nights | | ,
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*IMPORTANT*  If you purchase an All-Access Pass, please be sure to email Michael Nason at Michael@mvfilmsociety.com with the choices of the films/events you intend to attend (even if you intend to come to every event) so we can reserve a seat/ticket for you. *An All-Access Pass Allows Admission to Every Spectrum Film…

REGGAE PARTY NIGHT – cult film “BABYLON” (reception at 6:30 with Red Stripe Beer and Caribbean food)

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Join us for a special night of good vibes and “irie” music as we celebrate the birthday of Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (April 1st). Doors will open at 6:30 for a special reception in our lobby, complete with Red Stripe Beer and food from Vineyard Caribbean. At 7:30 pm we will screen…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |


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The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Science on Screen: SCIENCE FAIR (with special guest Kashfia Rahman)

| 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins | |


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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follow nine high school students from around…

IRISH CULTURE NIGHT with film, reception, singing, and merry-making

| 1992 | 1 hr 42 mins | |


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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a bit o’ the Irish. There will be live music and singing by islander Molly Conole.  Irish shortbread and scones, as well as Bailey’s Irish Cream will be served in the lobby. There will be a presentation on the “legend of the sillies and Irish magic” by Elaine Weintraub, followed…

CARAVAGGIO: THE SOUL AND THE BLOOD

| 2018 | 90 Mins. | | , ,


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Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments — thanks to the use…

BOLSHOI BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

| 2019 | 170 mins. | | , ,


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On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

| 1839 | 2 hrs. 55 mins. | |


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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION – Last Showing!

| 2019 | 76 mins. | | ,


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ANIMATED SHORTS Approximate running time: 76 Minutes Rated PG (themes dealt with in these shorts include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent.) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live…

2019 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE FILM CENTER

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |


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Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 91st Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Viewing Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 6:30 pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals and reception with guests getting the opportunity to have…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2019 | 109 mins. | | , ,


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LIVE ACTION SHORTS Approximate running time: 109 minutes Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

| 2019 | 2 hr 23 mins. | | ,


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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS Estimated Running Time: 143 minutes Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict…

JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | ,


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Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La…

VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,


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Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake…

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |


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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Don’t miss Arias and Incidental Music from Carmen performed in the lobby by mezzo-soprano, Martha Hudson and pianist,…