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NY Film Critics Series: LOCKE with on-screen appearances by actor Tom Hardy and director/writer Steven Knight

, | 2014 | 85 minutes | | ,
Steven Knight

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Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his…

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

| 1923 | 70 mins | | , ,
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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NY Film Critics National Series: CHILD OF GOD with on-screen simulcast Q&A with James Franco and Scott Haze afterwards

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
James Franco

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Actor James Franco stars, writes, and directs in this crime thriller about a mans disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order in “Child of God”.  An exclusive pre-release look at this thrilling drama. Presented by the NY Film Credits National Series be a part of the LIVE National Simulcast Audience. Following the show,…

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JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER – a new film from Islander Taylor Toole

| 2014 | 60 mins | | ,
Taylor Toole

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ENCORE ENCORE Musical performance will be Jellybone Rivers (aka Rob Myers) prior to film screening. JIMMY WAS A CARPENTER is a romantic thriller about a man (Taylor Toole) who discovers he can bring his girlfriend (Jen Hirsch) back from the dead. This film was shot completely on Martha’s Vineyard and stars many…

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MVIFF: METRO MANILA

, | 2014 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Sean Ellis

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Ellis, whose previous films include the award-winning CASHBACK and THE BROKEN, travels to the Philippines to tell the story of Oscar Ramirez, a down-on-his-luck farmer who flees the countryside with his family to look for a brighter future in the bustling, overwhelming metropolis of Manila. Oscar believes he has caught a break…

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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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THE IMITATION GAME

, | 2014 | 114 mins | | , ,
Directed by Morten Tyldum

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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality…

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NO ESCAPE

| 2015 | 103 min | | ,
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
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An intense international thriller, NO ESCAPE centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by…

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SPOTLIGHT

| 2015 | 127 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tom McCarthy

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SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation…

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THE FINEST HOURS (Last Show!)

| 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie

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A heroic action-thriller, THE FINEST HOURS is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. The film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns…

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SON OF SAUL — Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Picture

| 2015 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by László Nemes

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After our Thursday, March 3rd screening of SON OF SAUL, Rabbi Caryn Broitman will lead a discussion on the movie’s themes. Joining her are the following discussants: Joann Green Breuer – critic; theater director; Professor Emerita, Harvard University Gaston Vadasz – was born and hidden in Hungary during the Holocaust Max Jasny…

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EYE IN THE SKY – Final Show!

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gavin Hood

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EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But…

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REMEMBER

, | 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Atom Egoyan

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REMEMBER tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer), a 90-year-old struggling with memory loss who is living out his final years in a serene retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max (Academy Award®…

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

| 2016 | 146 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team….

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THE CONJURING 2

| 2016 | 133 minutes | | ,
Directed by James Wan
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Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (the “Insidious” films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued…

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THE SHALLOWS

| 2016 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
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In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness,…