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2015 All-Access International Film Festival Pass

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All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  There are other benefits…

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NOUS DEUX ENCORE with Maxie Leoussis followed by Music and a special Greek themed reception

, , | 2009 | 17 min | |
Directed by Heather Harlow


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NOUS DEUX ENCORE is a poignant tribute to Yiannis Leoussis; the remembrance of true love told by Maxie Leoussis. The short film takes place in Greece. In the spirit of the movie, the screening will include live Greek music and Greek food.   AVRAM PENGAS (Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals). Born in Greece, Pengas’ extraordinary…

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WILD & PRECIOUS (Live Performance)




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WILD & PRECIOUS is docudrama/theatrical memoir celebrating our 50 Years of Social Change:  Gay Liberation/ integration through one man’s story.  From the moment the curtain goes up until the final bow the audience is riveted by Steve Cadwell’s tale: you’ll cherish the little boy playing with dolls; identify with the adolescent challenges…

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CARTEL LAND Q&A w/ Director Matthew Heineman

| 2015 | 98 minutes | | ,
Director Matthew Heineman


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In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona’s Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine…

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SMOOTH JAZZ and R&B CONCERT FEATURING VOCALIST VIVIAN MALE

| 2015 | |


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Vivian Male, a native Bostonian, is a smooth jazz and R&B vocalist. Her song renditions range in mood and tempo and demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Vivian was inducted into “Steppin’ Out’s” Hall of Fame with George Benson; and her CD, “Our Day Will Come” has become…

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LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY w/ Tom Hayes and Will Noonan

| 2015 | |

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Get ready for endless laughs and…well…possibly a few split sides, as the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society continues its diverse summer program with stand-up comedians Tom Hayes and Will Noonan of the Headliners Comedy Club. Many of the Headliners Comedy Club comedians have appeared on a national stage, including Comedy Central and XM…

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Documentary Week MV: THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR with Directors Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine

2014 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Dayne Goldfine and Daniel Geller


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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after…

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Documentary Week MV: UNBRANDED Q&A w/ Executive Producer Cindy Meehl

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Phillip Baribeau


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UNBRANDED the Film is more than a documentary. It’s an adventure, a message, and a wakeup call for better land and wild horse management. Follow along as Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Thomas Glover travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West on wild…

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Documentary Week MV: THE DIPLOMAT, Skype Q&A with Executive Producer Marshall Sonenshine

| 2015 | 104 min | |
Directed by David Holbrooke


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THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is…

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THE PALM BEACH STORY GALA COCKTAIL PARTY




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Join fellow film lovers for a fun evening of signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live music and entertainment provided by the Olivier Manchon and Eric Johnson Swing Duo, along with a special performance by the Traveling Troubadours (featuring the seasoned performer with charm, Molly Canole).  Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! The…

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NIGHT AT THE OPERA: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón


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Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set on the movie set of a silent film Western (surprises at the end when the film is played), this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at…

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THE SANDLOT (1993) Special Charity Event in Collaboration with the MV Sharks

1993 | 101 minutes
Directed by David M. Evans

The Sandlot tells the story of a new kid in town who is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. Come see one of the greatest baseball movies ever made in the…

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New York Film Critics Premiere: BOULEVARD

| 2015 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Dito Montiel


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Robin Williams stars in his last film as Nolan Mack, a man who has worked at the same bank for almost 26 years in a life of monotony. He and his wife Joy (Kathy Baker) have embraced their marriage as a convenient distraction from facing reality. However one day, what starts as…

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PETER AND JOHN

| 2015 | |
Directed by Jay Craven


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SPECIAL GUEST: Director Jay Craven will join us for both showings for a Q&A after the movie. Guy de Maupassant’s 19th century seaside novel, Pierre et Jean, is widely credited for changing the course of narrative fiction. The book introduced intense psychological complexity into its naturalistic depiction of a family brought to…

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LANDFILL HARMONIC

2015 | 84 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley


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LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of…

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KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

2014 | 86 minutes | |
Directed by Alan Hicks


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Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry – a mentor to Miles Davis – is among the few performers ever to have…