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The Thin Man

1934 | 91 min. | | ,

Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Contrary to popular belief, the title does not refer to star William Powell, but to…

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IN THE HOUSE

| 2013 | 105 mins | | ,
François Ozon

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

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Midnight@Ten: JAWS

| 1975 | 124 min. | | , , , ,
A Film by Steven Spielberg

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To open our Midnight@Ten series, we thought we’d invite you into the jaw of a man-eating monster from the deep. You know the story: boy meets girl, girl meets shark, shark meets oxygen tank.  Classic. Favorite quote: “I can do anything; I’m the chief of police.”        

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midnight@ten series: TOUCH OF EVIL (Restored Director’s Cut)

| 1958 | 111 mins | | , ,
Orson Welles

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Annette Insdorf – film scholar and author will be joining us on Saturday, July 27th screening of TOUCH OF EVIL for a special introduction. Ms. Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, and a Professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts (for which she…

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ALL IS LOST

| 2013 | 106 mins | | , ,
Directed by J.C. Chandor

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Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford) who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. Anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert…

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NEW YEARS EVE BASH — A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen.

| 1936 | 113 min ,
W.S. Van Dyke

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A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen. Doors Open at 7:30 pm  8:00 pm – a movie, AFTER THE THIN MAN  10:15-11:30 pm – Live music provided by jazz trio with Eric Johnson on upright…

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RAW DEAL with New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik, introducing the film

| 1948 | 89 mins | | ,
Anthony Mann

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Some of the best films of the 40s and 50s remain largely unknown. These are films that do not cater to please the masses.They were made by adults for adults, so they contain hardboiled adult themes about relationships: deceit, violence and loyalty and lust. As a crack cinematographer, John Alton is one…

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THE BIG COMBO with introduction by Paul Karasik, New Yorker cartoonist

| 1955 | 87 mins | | ,
Joseph Lewis

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“Undiscovered Noir” Some of the best films of the 40s and 50s remain largely unknown. These are films that do not cater to please the masses.They were made by adults for adults, so they contain hardboiled adult themes about relationships: deceit, violence and loyalty and lust. As a crack cinematographer, John Alton…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: THE PINK PANTHER (1963)

| 1963 | 113 mins | | , ,
Blake Edwards

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In the first in a series of detective comedies from director Blake Edwards starring Peter Sellers as bumbling French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, the mishap-prone snoop is actually a supporting player. David Niven stars as Sir Charles Litton, a suave jewel thief known as “The Phantom.” Vacationing in a deluxe Alpine resort, Litton’s…

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BLOOD SIMPLE

| 1984 | 97 mins | | ,
Ethan Coen , Joel Coen

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In the first film of brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, M. Emmett Walsh plays Visser, an unscrupulous private eye hired by Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to murder Marty’s faithless wife Abby (Frances McDormand) and her paramour, Ray (John Getz), one of Marty’s employees. But Visser is no more up-front…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: MULHOLLAND DRIVE

| 2001 | 147 minutes | | ,
David Lynch

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David Lynch’s dreamlike and mysterious Mulholland Drive is a twisty neo-noir with an unconventional structure that features a mesmirizing performance from Naomi Watts as a woman on the dark fringes of Hollywood. David Lynch wrote and directed this look at two women who find themselves walking a fine line between truth and…

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Classic film series: CHUNGKING EXPRESS

| 1994 | 98 minutes | | , ,
Kar Wai Wong

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Wong Kar-Wai’s movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By…

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Classic Film Series: THREE COLORS – BLUE

| 1993 | 98 minutes | | ,
Krzysztof Kieslowski

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For our Classic Film Series this week we will be showing BLUE, the first film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy. The following two (WHITE and RED) will be shown the following Wednesdays in May. Please be sure to join us for each! The first chapter in Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy, Blue…

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National Theatre LIVE Special Event: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

| 2014 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Marianne Elliott

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Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times…

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AN HONEST LIAR

| 2014 | 90 minutes | | ,
Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein

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AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the…

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Classic Film Night: UGETSU MONOGATARI (1954)

| 1954 | 96 min. | | , ,
Kenji Mizoguchi

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A gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities and their women who suffer as a result. With its thought-provoking themes, rich atmosphere, and brilliant direction, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu is a towering classic of world cinema. For the casual cinema-goer, it’s easy to imagine that Japanese…

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GONE GIRL encore, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller

| 2014 | 145 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Fincher

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Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck)…

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REAR WINDOW – In tribute to Jonathan Revere with the West Tisbury Library

| 1954 | 112 minutes | | ,
Alfred Hitchcock

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In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:45 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby, the film will screen at 7:30 pm.  Laid up with a broken leg,…

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

, | 1968 | 160 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

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In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on…

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Classic Film Night: IN A LONELY PLACE

| 1950 | 93 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Nicholas Ray

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Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. IN A LONELY PLACE may feature Humphrey Bogart’s greatest performance. If you…

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THE BABADOOK

| 2014 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jennifer Kent

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Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When…

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Classic Film Night: JACKIE BROWN

1997 | 154 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

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Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1995 Rum Punch, switching the action from Miami to LA, and altering the central character from white to black. Ruthless arms dealer Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), who lives with perpetually stoned beach-babe Melanie (Bridget Fonda), teams with his old buddy Louis…

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WILD CANARIES

| 2015 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Lawrence Michael Levine

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Barri (Sophia Takal) and Noah (writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine), a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly downstairs neighbor, Sylvia. Though Noah sees nothing unusual about the old woman’s death, Barri suspects foul play and sets out to investigate, enlisting her roommate Jean (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’S Alia Shawkat)…

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MAN FROM RENO

2015 | 111 minutes | | ,
Directed by Dave Boyle

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In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man.  However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki…

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WILD TALES

| 2015 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Damián Szifron

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Spanish with English Subtitles Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of WILD TALES…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: EVERY SECRET THING, featuring a simulcast Q&A afterwards with stars Diane Lane and Dakota Fanning, director Amy Berg, and producer Frances McDormand

| 2015 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Amy Berg

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EVERY SECRET THING is a psychological crime thriller produced byAcademy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (FARGO). Directed by Amy J. Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL, WEST OF MEMPHIS) and written by Nicole Holofcener (FRIENDS WITH MONEY, ENOUGH SAID), it is based on a 2004 novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling…

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EX MACHINA

| 2015 | 108 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alex Garland

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Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman…

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Classic Film Night: SUDDENLY

1954 | 75 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Lewis Allen

Wednesday May 27, 2015, 7:30PM
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In advance of a presidential visit to the small town of Suddenly, California, a trio of FBI agents enters the Benson family’s home to assess potential security risks. Once inside, leader John Baron (Frank Sinatra) reveals himself as a psychopathic assassin, and he kidnaps the family in order to use their house…

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GOOD KILL

| 2015 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Andrew Niccol

Saturday May 30, 2015, 6:30PM

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in…