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WIND RIVER

| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , , ,
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Saturday August 26, 2017, 7:30PM

WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in Wyoming in the hopes of…

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JAWS

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Friday August 25, 2017, 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)
Friday September 01, 2017 3:00pm (Capawock Theater)
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Fridays, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy…

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THE BEGUILED – Last showing!

| 2017 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sofia Coppola

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THE BEGUILED is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous…

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47 METERS DOWN – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by Johannes Roberts
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Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

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ALIEN: COVENANT — Last Showing!

| 2017 | 122 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Ridley Scott
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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark…

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NORMAN – Last Showing

, | 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joseph Cedar

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Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the…

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THE DINNER

| 2017 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Oren Moverman

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When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night….

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THE SALESMAN

, | 2017 | 125 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Asghar Farhadi

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Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation.

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

| 2016 | 115 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Tom Ford

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a…

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DEEPWATER HORIZON

2016 | 108 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Peter Berg

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On April 20, 2010, a massive blowout and a pair of violent explosions on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon irreparably damages and sinks the oil rig, resulting in the deaths of eleven workers and releasing tens of millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S.’ worst ever…

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2016 MVIFF — THE WAVE

| 2016 | 105 mins | | , , ,
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The mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger, collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it. Nestled in Norway’s Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking…

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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,…

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

| 1954 | 112 minutes | | ,
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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…