Special Events

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SAFETY LAST! Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1923 | 70 mins | | , ,
Fred Neymeyer


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The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

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The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival….

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THE CHARLES W. MORGAN with special guests writer/producer/director Bailey Pryor and Matthew Stackpole, Mystic Seaport

| 2014 | 60 mins | |
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In collaboration with Mystic Seaport and SAIL MV the Film Center presents THE CHARLES W MORGAN. A one-hour documentary film, directed by five-time Emmy winner Bailey Pryor which will be aired by PBS affiliate stations across the nation, telling the extraordinary story of America’s last wooden whaleship and the incredible saga of…

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Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
Richard Eyre's


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Verdi’s La Traviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in…

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Live Theatre on Screen: DRIVING MISS DAISY with Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones

| 2013 | 90 minutes | |
Play directed by David Esbjornson


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Two of the world’s greatest living actors — five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer–Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy. Driving Miss Daisy, shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sell out…

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Across Sound Connections: World Oceans Day

| 2006 | 89 mins | | ,
Rob Stewart


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June 8 ~ Across Sound Connections celebrates oceans screening ocean films @ 7:30 pm SAVING THE OCEAN with Carl Safina  ~ written, produced and directed by John Angier two – 30 min. films with hopeful news on conservation efforts to restore oceans in peril. Cod Comeback ~ Carl Safina goes fishing to…

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OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCO

| 2014 | 149 Mins | |
Daniele Abbado’


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Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated vocal talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is not-to-be-missed. Domingo…

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FREEDOM SUMMER with special guest director/writer Stanley Nelson (FREE ADMISSION, Sponsored by WGBH/WCAI)

| 2014 | 113 minutes | |
Directed by Stanley Nelson


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Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), FREEDOM SUMMER highlights an overlooked but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters…

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THE ART OF CONSERVATION: An Art Competition Focused on Island Conservation (FREE COMMUNITY EVENT)

| 2012 | 40 minutes | | , , ,
Sean Fine, Andrea Nix


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Join us at 3:30 pm for a pre-show reception and art viewing in the Feldman Family Artspace at the MV Film Center. Program and movie to follow at 4:30 pm. FREE ADMISSION. Come see the wonderful art that reflects our concerns of nature and ecology. “VCS celebrates its 50th year in 2015,”…

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NY Film Critics Series: CHEF

| 2014 | 115 Minutes | |


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Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…

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NY Film Critics Series: LOCKE with on-screen appearances by actor Tom Hardy and director/writer Steven Knight

, | 2014 | 85 minutes | | ,
Steven Knight


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Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his…

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AWAY FROM HER – A MOVIE & DISCUSSION ON ALZHEIMER ILLNESS — Collaborated with MV Center for Living

| 2007 | 110 mins | |
Sarah Polley


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This is a benefit for MV Center for Living.   The pre-movie event will include wine, hors d’oeuvres catered by Quitsa Cuisine, and mini-desserts by The Black Dog Bakery and The Scottish Bakehouse, at 3 pm, prior to the showing of the film AWAY FROM HER. Following the movie there will be…

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LOVE FREE OR DIE

| 2012 | 82 mins | |
Macky Alston


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Discussion with director Macky Alston following the film. Co-presented with the Open and Affirming Committee of the First Congregational Church of  West Tisbury THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Love Free or Die is the true story about gay Bishop Gene Robinson whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for…

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OPERA in Cinema: Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI

| 1787 | 205 mins | |
Kasper Holten

The debut feature film of leading opera director Kasper Holten (Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), DON GIOVANNI (JUAN) retells Mozart’s classical masterpiece as a story of the modern man’s escape from himself and his demons. Star studded cast featuring the leading Don Giovanni of today Mariusz Kwiecien…

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NY Film Critics “Sneak Preview” of BREATHE IN: Preceding and following the private, preview screening will feature: Peter Travers with star Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy), Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, & upcoming Equals with Kristen Stewart),and Amy Ryan (The Office, Capote) remotely.

| 2014 | 98 min | |
Drake Doremus


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Preceding and following the private, preview screening will feature: Peter Travers with star Felicity Jones (Amazing Spiderman 2, Like Crazy), Director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, & upcoming Equals with Kristen Stewart), and Amy Ryan (The Office, Capote) remotely. Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams ( Felicity Jones) comes to New…

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EVERYONE’S GOING TO DIE (Preview – Only One Screening)

| 2013 | 85 mins | | ,


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On the night of March 6, 2014, Everyone’s Going To Die will screen in 100 cinemas across the United States. Audiences at those screenings will be asked to vote if this film should return to their cinema for a week’s theatrical release sometime this year. If 51% of the audience votes “yes”…