Special Events

HUMAN FLOW in Collaboration with MV Peace Council, MV Friends, and Sense of Wonder Creations, Introduced by State Rep. Dylan Fernandes

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei


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Dylan Fernandes, our Rep. to the MA Statehouse, will attend the screening of Human Flow and will speak briefly about the state of immigration policy in our community.  In collaboration with these Vineyard groups dedicated to Peace: MV Peace Council  Sense of Wonder Creations MV Friends Meeting Over 65 million people around…

THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini


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This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

2018 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY, a Benefit for the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |


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Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 90th Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 7pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals with guests getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with…

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2017 | 99 minutes | | ,


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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2017 | 83minutes | | ,


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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini


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The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France. An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews


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Directed by Benedict Andrews, this thrilling revival of Tennessee Williams’s 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner burns bright enough to both scorch and illuminate. Starring a perfectly paired Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller, this Young Vic production brings combustible conviction to a smoldering classic that has only rarely ignited in performance in recent years….

THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti


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Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

2018 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini


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Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET

2017 | 150 minutes | | ,


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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…

THE OPERA HOUSE

2017 | 108 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Froemke


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The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: AMADEUS

2017 | 180 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Longhurst


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Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to…

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: THE NUTCRACKER

| 2017 | 120 minutes | | ,


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As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.   A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: YOUNG MARX

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman


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Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit…

EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE ADMISSION)

2017 | 197 minutes | |
Directed by Frederick Wiseman


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FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE AQUINNAH, CHILMARK, EDGARTOWN, OAK BLUFFS, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND WEST TISBURY LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. At the film we are asking for donations to either the Island Food Pantry or The Red Stocking Fund (a gift) to help…

THE MET LIVE: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

2017 | 147 minutes | |
Written by Thomas Adès


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Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Thomas Adès conducts his…