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THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST with panel discussion afterwards featuring Professor Alan Dershowitz, Judge Mark Wolf, and Dr. James Gilligan. Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us.

| 2014 | 92 minutes | | ,
Gabriel London


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Filmmaker Gabriel London will also be joining us. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest is a hybrid of documentary film and animation. The filmed chronicle Mark’s life – from his childhood through a modern day parole story – while the animation reveal the hyperactive world of his mind – from planning…

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Special screening of Academy Award winning short documentary THOTH and feature doc MARJOE, Q&A with filmmaker Sarah Kernochan

| | 128 minutes | |
Sarah Kernochan


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Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards for her documentaries Marjoe and Thoth. As a screenwriter, she has written many films, among them Nine and ½ Weeks, Impromptu, and What Lies Beneath; she both wrote and directed the film All I Wanna Do as well. Her latest script Learning to Drive recently finished filming in New York. In addition to her film work, Kernochan…

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NEWBURGH STING with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

2014 | 87 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner


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Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” ‘The Newburgh Sting‘ reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. Husband & wife team David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four…

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OPERA in Cinema: Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT

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Jonathan Kent


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Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre will present a special live ‘preview’ performance by WT DOT singers, Monday July 21 thirty minutes before Opera in Cinema Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut beginning at 7:00 PM Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan…

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THE MUSHROOM CURE – live one-person performance by Adam Strauss

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Adam Strauss, winner of the Leffe Craft Your Character international storytelling competition, performs his acclaimed one-person show The Mushroom Cure live at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. This completely true story recounts how, inspired by a scientific study showing hallucinogenic mushrooms could potentially cure obsessive-compulsive disorder, Adam embarked on a program of…

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SOLD OUT — NY Film Critics National Series: AND SO IT GOES with on-screen Q&A with Rob Reiner afterwards

| 2014 | 98 mins | | ,
Directed by Rob Reiner


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Actors Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton come together for the first time onscreen in Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes.” An exclusive pre-release look at this romantic comedy. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show, there will be a…

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FED UP

| 2014 | 92 mins | | , ,
Stephanie Soechtig


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Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you…

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Music and Film Festival: ALIVE INSIDE + Bonus Short MARVIN AND SARALEE

| 2014 | 74 minutes | |
Michael Rossato-Bennett


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Please join us following the feature film ALIVE INSIDE for a short panel discussion with Leslie Clapp, Executive Director of MV Center For Living and Marvin Rosenkrantz, film subject about the MV Center For Living’s music and memory program. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music…

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

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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 | |
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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

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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 | |
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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…