Martha's Vineyard Film Center

Home of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, operating year-round as an arthouse cinema and educational center

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FILMUSIC Festival: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS BAND

| 2017 | 95 mins | | ,
Scott Freiman

Friday June 23, 2017, 4:00pm
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The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art, and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of…

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FILMUSIC Festival: I CALLED HIM MORGAN

| 2017 | 92 min | | , , ,
Kasper Collin

Friday June 23, 2017, 9:00pm
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Special introduction by Dave Kish of WMVY radio — All That Jazz Sunday mornings.   On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz…

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FILMUSIC Festival: BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | ,
Lonny Price

Friday June 23, 2017, 7:00pm
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One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981 and closed after sixteen performances. BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of that show’s creation and tells the stories of the hopeful…

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FILMUSIC Festival: ALIVE AND KICKING

| 2017 | 88 mins | | , ,
Susan Glatzer

Saturday June 24, 2017, 9:00pm
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ALIVE AND KICKING is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance…

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FILMUSIC Festival: MR. GAGA

, | 2017 | 100 mins | | , ,
Tomer Heymann

Saturday June 24, 2017, 7:00pm
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Tomer Heymann’s MR. GAGA is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and “movement language” Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to perform with the prestigious Martha Graham dance company, and attended Juilliard and the…

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FILMUSIC Festival: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS

, | 2017 | 111 minutes | |
Directed by Lucy Walker

Saturday June 24, 2017, 4:00pm
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The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cuba’s vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, hear the band’s story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

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FILMUSIC Festival: SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY + short film WOMEN WHO SCORE

| 2017 | 93 min | | ,
Matt Schrader

Sunday June 25, 2017, 4:00pm
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Director Sara Nesson of the short film WOMEN WHO SCORE will join us for a discussion after the screening of these films to discuss the project she’s been working on in Hollywood. What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a…

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FILMUSIC Festival: SONG TO SONG

| 2017 | 129 mins | | , ,
Terrence Malick

Sunday June 25, 2017, 7:30pm
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In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples–struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman)–chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: FREE CHILDRENS EVENT

| 2017 | 60 mins. | | ,

Sunday June 25, 2017, 1:00pm

Drumming with Rick Bausman! A hands on fully participatory exploration of musical instruments from around the world Rick will lead children through a fun, exciting 1 hour drumming session, so come out and collaborate with us!

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PARIS CAN WAIT

, | 2016 | 92 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Eleanor Coppola

Tuesday June 27, 2017, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
Thursday June 29, 2017 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete…

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OBIT

| 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Vanessa Gould

Wednesday June 28, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism. Documentary storytelling in print. First drafts of contemporary history. Mirrors of life’s great variety, humor and pathos. Neatly framed vignettes of…

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THE BEGUILED

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

Friday June 30, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)

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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THE HERO

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon…

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THE BIG SICK

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Michael Showalter

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing,…

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER

, | 2017 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will…

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Special Event: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

Tuesday July 11, 2017, 7:30pm
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The Martha’a Vineyard NAACP and the MV Film Society are presenting I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO to be followed by a discussion and book signing with Jessica B. Harris, author of “My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir” In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House….

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AN ORDINARY MAN

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling

Monday July 17, 2017, 7:30pm
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Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General, ferried nightly from couch to couch by…

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BENDING THE ARC

| 2017 | 102 mins. | |
Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:30pm
Wednesday August 16, 2017 7:30pm
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Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio

Monday July 31, 2017, 7:30PM
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The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more. I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part…

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2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang

Tuesday August 01, 2017, 7:30pm
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Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic…

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2017 DOC WEEK: CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Director Matthew Heineman will join us via Skype after the screening for a Q&A discussion of the film CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply…

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2017 DOC WEEK: DATELINE-SAIGON

| 2016 | 95 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Thomas D. Herman

Friday August 04, 2017

Special Guest: Director Thomas D. Herman will join us for a discussion of the film. DATELINE-SAIGON profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan. With all the high-stakes drama…

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MV DOC WEEK CHILDRENS EVENT

| 2017 | 60 mins | |

Sunday August 06, 2017, 1:00pm

Join Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers. Will he ever sell enough to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson about being true to himself? This imaginative…

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2017 SUMMER VIDEO CAMP FOR KIDS

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Monday August 07, 2017, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday August 08, 2017
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August 7-11, 2017, 1-5pm at Featherstone Center for the Arts MV Film Society Movie Premiere on August 14th! Campers will learn various video techniques such as video camera use, interviewing skills, musical video, creating public service announcements, and editing of video content.  The camp will meet each day at Featherstone’s campus and…

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Special Event: James Lapine’s FALSETTOS

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Directed by James Lapine

We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center. James Lapine is an American stage director, filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He has been nominated for twelve Tony Awards winning on three occasions and has received five Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, he was…

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The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Monday August 21, 2017, 7:30pm

Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER – special event hosted by the Granary Galley

| 2014 | 83 minutes | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 7:30pm
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A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…