Special Events

An Evening India Arie, Charles D. King & Suzanne de Passe

| 2017 | | ,


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India Arie, Grammy Award Winning Artist Charles D. King, Founder and CEO MARCO Suzanne de Passe, Legendary Film and Music Producer James Blue, PBS News Hour, Moderator Doors open at 7:00 PM 7:30 PM Conversation and musical tribute with reception immediately after 9:00 PM After Glow Concert with India Arie *All proceeds…

SOLD OUT Special Event: James Lapine’s FALSETTOS

| 2016-2017 | | , , , ,
Directed by James Lapine


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BOTH SHOWS OF FALSETTOS ARE SOLD OUT! We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center with special commentary afterwards by its creator, James Lapine. Join us in our lobby starting at 6:45PM for a reception and live music.  Mr. Lapine is generously allowing us to…

2017 DOC WEEK: DATELINE-SAIGON

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Thomas D. Herman


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Special Guest: Director Thomas D. Herman will join us for a discussion of the film. DATELINE-SAIGON profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan. With all the high-stakes drama…

2017 DOC WEEK: TICKLING GIANTS

, | 2016 | 111 mins. | |
Directed by Sara Taksler


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Director Sara Taksler will be joining us via Skype after the film for an interview led by Kate Davis TICKLING GIANTS tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how…

2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang


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Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film with Producer Marcia Rock for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she…

SOLD OUT — 2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio


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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT — PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE THEATER FOR A WAITLIST OR TICKETS. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR ANOTHER FILM DURING OUR DOC WEEK.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.   The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more….

2017 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS

, | 2017 | |


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In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its third annual Documentary Week from July 31st through August 4th, 2017. To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL with your selected festival movie and event selections…

AUTOMATIC AT SEA

, | 2016 | 88 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Matthew Lessner


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Following the screening Producer/Actor David Henry Gerson and various crew members will answer questions.  On a whim, Eve (a young Swedish traveler) accepts an invitation from Peter (a wealthy heir) to vacation on his family’s private island off the coast of New England. As a series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from…

BENDING THE ARC — Private showing, by invitation only

| 2017 | 102 mins. | |
Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

Co-sponsored with The Fledgling Fund and Nina and David Fialkow. Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare…

SOLD OUT! AN ORDINARY MAN with Writer/Director Brad Silberling

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General (Ben…

Special Event: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO — SOLD OUT

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck


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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! The Martha’a Vineyard NAACP and the MV Film Society are presenting I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO to be followed by a discussion and book signing with Jessica B. Harris, author of “My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir” In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his…

FILMUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 ALL-ACCESS PASS

, | 2017 | | , , , ,


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Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2017 The MV Film Society presents a long weekend of feature and short films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our fifth annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE BULLISH FARMER

| 2017 | 79 min | | ,
KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK


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Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

Special Event: JON WILSON- THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY

2017 | 68 minutes | |


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Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein


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Going behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle, this documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the same-sex marriage movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States…

Special Benefit: MARLEY presented with WYOB-FM (MVRHS student station)

, | 2012 | 144 minutes | | ,
Directed by Kevin Macdonald


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WYOB-FM and the MV Film Society have teamed up to host a fundraiser for WYOB (MVRHS student run radio station) in honor of Jimmy Cliff’s April 1st birthday. Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive…