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PATRICK’S DAY– Feature Film Project Screening — Only One Showing!

| 2014 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by Terry McMahon

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Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her…

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EASY RIDER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1969 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Dennis Hopper


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In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series.  Historian and movie buff A. Bowdoin Van Riper will talk about how the film fits in the context of the decade. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: BLUEBIRD, featuring a simulcast Q&A with John Slattery (from Mad Men) afterwards

| 2015 | 90 mins | |
Directed by Lance Edmands


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John Slattery (from MAD MEN) is the featured guest for February’s NY Film Critics Show, BLUEBIRD.  Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience.  In the northern reaches of Maine, a local school bus driver becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, and fails to…

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2015 OSCAR VIEWING PARTY

, | 2015 | |


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Join us for a night of pageantry, tasty bites, and libations. Walk down the red carpet and celebrate the 87th Academy Awards telecast among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Get your photo taken with “Oscar” – that’s right – a real Oscar.  More than 150 Oscar…

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OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO

, | 2014 | 161 mins. | |
Directed by Martin Kušej


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Presentation La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of…

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LOOK WHAT A WONDER — A RADIO PLAY (Benefit for MV NAACP)

| 2007 | 60 mins | |


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LOOK WHAT A WONDER an original gospel opera created by Walter Robinson.   This performance is a “RADIOPLAY” not a live performance. This work which has been shown at the New York City Musical Festival, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Public Library and at several academic institutions tells the tragic story…

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CANCELLED — GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum) – CANCELLED

| 1967 | 108 minutes | |
Stanley Kramer

In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the second in this four part 1960s film series. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The…

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Classic Film Night: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

| 1941 | 91 Mins | | , ,
Directed by Preston Sturges


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In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library.  In Preston Sturges’ classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like “Ants in Your Plants of 1939,”…

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

, | 1968 | 160 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick


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In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on…

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OPERA in cinema: Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA

, | 2012 | 165 Mins | |
Directed by Joan Font


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Presentation “Catch Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez in what may just be definitive performances in Rossini’s enchanting rags-to-riches rendition,” entreated James Sohre in his review of Rossini’s beloved dramma giocoso “La Cenerentola” in Opera Today. This performance from Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu captures all the vocal sparks and dazzle generated…

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NEW YEARS EVE BASH — A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen.

| 2014 | 104 mins | |


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A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen. Doors Open at 7:30 pm  8:00 pm – TOP FIVE director/written by Chris Rock Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next…

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National Theatre Live – SKYLIGHT

| 2014 | 155 mins | |
Stephen Daldry


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Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy),…

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OPERA & BALLET in cinema: THE NUTCRACKER from the Vienna Staatsballett

| 2012 | 105 minutes | | , , , ,
Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky


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Starring Liudmila Konovalova as Clara, and Vladimir Shishov as Drosselmeier and The Prince. From the Vienna Staatsballett. The Nutcracker, certainly the most performed work in the ballet literature and one which has become a central experience for generations of ballet audiences. Choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev in 1967, this version holds a special place…

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1st Annual Winter Holiday Festival! Santa, singing, treats and HOME ALONE

| 1990 | 103 minutes | | ,
Chris Columbus


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It’s the holiday season – and Santa is coming to town!!!  😛   Please join us on Saturday the 20th to celebrate the holidays with the Film Society at the first ever MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM CENTER WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL with Santa Clause himself! We will be taking photographs with Santa prior to the…

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Classic Holiday Film Night: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

| 1946 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Frank Capra


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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:30 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby performed by Michael Haydn, the film will screen…

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The Christmas Show — A sensory mosaic of storytelling, moving imagery, and music for stage and screen

| 2014 | 90 mins | |


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Susan Klein, Alan Brigish, and Gary Girouard  join artistic forces for this spritely show a new offering this season highlighting the stories, images, and music of Christmas. These heartfelt stories, selected from “Silent Night,” the popular Christmas CD by Susan Klein, which have become part of the annual tradition for many, celebrate cherished…