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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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THE ISLAND PRESIDENT sponsored by The Center for Biological Diversity and in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society

| 2011 | 101 minutes | | , ,
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ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, MOHAMED NASHEED RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN A COUP D’ETAT PERPETRATED BY SECURITY FORCES LOYAL TO THE FORMER DICTATOR. THIS FILM IS THE STORY OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a…

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Living Local MV Movie Night: OPEN SESAME (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2013 | 82 minutes | | , ,
M. Sean Kaminsky

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is pleased to present OPEN SESAME in collaboration with Living Local MV, The Farm Institute, Island Grown Schools and Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library.  Q&A afterwards with special guests: Food writer Doctor Jessica B. Harris, Ken Green founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library One of the world’s…

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SUSTAINABLE VINEYARD– Short Films from Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

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Documentary filmmakers Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham are excited to announce a special Earth Day Premiere of Sustainable Vineyard Episodes at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The films are each between 10-16 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A with people featured in each episode. Description of episodes: THE SECRET…

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Nature as Inspiration: WINGED MIGRATION

| 2003 | 85 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin

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SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin Long one of France’s most respected producers and actors, Jacques Perrin has more recently had a highly successful career creating films about nature, including LE PEUPLE SINGE (monkeys) and MICROCOSMOS (insects) and set in exotic locales (HIMALAYA). Now with this film Perrin takes on his greatest challenge…

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Nature as Inspiration: MICROCOSMOS

| 1996 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

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SPECIAL GUEST: Producer Jacques Perrin Explore the wonders of the insect world as never before possible as the filmmakers who took you in a trip through the clouds in WINGED MIGRATION take you on a magical journey underground in this feature that will captivate audiences both young and old. Specially designed cameras…

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Nature as Inspiration: OCEANS (Sunday – Free Admission to Youth under 18 in age)

| 2010 | 84 minutes | | , ,

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SPECIAL GUEST:  Scientific Advisor Jesse Ausubel Winged Migration co-directors Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin re-team for this documentary exploring the many mysteries of our planet’s oceans. Almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, yet strangely we seem to know more about deep space than the world of the sea. There’s…

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“Living Local Opening Night – Sustainable Vineyard premieres 3 new episodes from their documentary series ” with a kick off celebration by Fall for the Arts.”

| 2015 | 75 mins | |

Opening Night: Living Local kicks off with a special MV Film Center screening of “Sustainable Vineyard”, an episodic independent documentary series by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth. Special reception at 7 PM — Wine & Bits, Community gathering afterwards. Award-Winning documentary filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film-Truth Productions are excited…

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Nature as Inspiration: SONIC SEA

| 2016 | 56 mins | | , , ,
Daniel Hinerfeld, Michelle Dougherty

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Opening Reception to Festival in MV Film Center lobby begins at 6:30 PM Post screening Q&A with: Laela Sayigh (WHOI), Patrick Ramage (IFAW), Joel Reynolds (NRDC) A documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in…

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NATURE AS INSPIRATION: ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 ALL ACCESS PASS

| 2016 | | , , , ,

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Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family Art Space in the Film Center. A Q&A follows each film with experts, community members, and special guests. All-Access pass…

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Nature as Inspiration: ICE AND THE SKY

| 2015 | 89 minutes | | , ,
Luc Jacquet

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An inspiring story about the life of 82 year old glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking discoveries sounded the alarm for global warming. In 1955, scientist Claude set off with two fellow travelers for a one-year wintering journey in the Antarctic, with no possible return or support. On such unexplored lands, the young…

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Nature as Inspiration: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD

| 2016 | 125 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josh Fox

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Director JOSH FOX joins us after the screening via Skype for an exciting Q&A from the road on while tour. In HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD, Oscar nominated director, Josh Fox, maker of the film, GASLAND, continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS

| 2016 | 97 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

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Post Screening Q&A with DAVID FOSTER, Ph.D. of Harvard Forest From French co-directors,Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comesA poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years, filmed through the eyes of animals. A history of Europe is told through the paws, claws, and…

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Nature as Inspiration: BIKES vs CARS

| 2015 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fredrik Gertten

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POST SCREENING Q&A GUESTS: Fredrik Gertten – Director  Ed Begley, Jr – Environmentalist/Actor Dave Whitmon – MV Joint Transportation Committee The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a…

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Nature as Inspiration: MERCHANTS OF DOUBT

| 2015 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Robert Kenner

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Post Screening Q&A Guest: Philip B. Duffy, Ph.D. President and Executive Director of Woods Hole Research Center  The director of the acclaimed FOOD, INC brings us this provocative film, inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride…

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Nature as Inspiration: LOVE THY NATURE

| 2016 | 76 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sylvie Rokab

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Director, SYLVIE ROKAB will join us via Skype for our post screening Q&A An award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy…

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SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

| 2016 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Taggart Siegel , Jon Betz

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Special guest speaker afterwards — Carol Koury, Sow True Seed Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties…