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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THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky. The season will…

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THE SQUARE

2017 | 142 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Ruben Östlund

Sunday November 19, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it…

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JANE

| 2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brett Morgen

Sunday November 19, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) Wednesday November 22, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world….

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WARREN MILLER’S LINE OF DESCENT

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Snow riders are a family—one big tribe comprising of many smaller ones. Familial rites pass down through generations. Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil. Line of Descent celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes,…

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THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

2017 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
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Wednesday November 22, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Friday November 24, 2017 4:00pm (Film Center) , 6:30pm (Capawock)
Saturday November 25, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) Sunday November 26, 2017, 4:00pm (Capawock), 7:30pm (Film Center) Wednesday November 29, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) Thursday November 30, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations…

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LADY BIRD

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Greta Gerwig

Friday November 24, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Saturday November 25, 2017 7:30pm (Film Center)
Sunday November 26, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) Wednesday November 29, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center) Thursday November 30, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated…

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THE FLORIDA PROJECT

2017 | 115 minutes | |
Directed by Sean Baker

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.  

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LOVING VINCENT

2017 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

An official selection of the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe. Loving Vincent, a film that…

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FACES, PLACES

2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by JR, Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately…

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HUMAN FLOW

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human…

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EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE ADMISSION)

2017 | 197 minutes | |
Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Sunday December 03, 2017, 2pm (Film Center)
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FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE AQUINNAH, CHILMARK, EDGARTOWN, OAK BLUFFS, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND WEST TISBURY LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. At the film we are asking for donations to either the Island Food Pantry or The Red Stocking Fund (a gift) to help…

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: YOUNG MARX

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman

Thursday December 07, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit…

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NOVITIATE

2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Margaret Betts

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a…

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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: THE NUTCRACKER

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Sunday December 17, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.   A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker…

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CAPTURED! LIVE FROM THE MET: HANSEL & GRETEL

2017 | 135 minutes | | ,
Conducted by Donald Runnicles

Wednesday December 27, 2017, 1:00pm (Film Center)
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A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESENTATION A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings’ mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role…

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: AMADEUS

2017 | 180 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Longhurst

Sunday January 07, 2018, 1:00pm (Film Center)
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Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to…

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THE OPERA HOUSE

2017 | 108 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Froemke

Saturday January 13, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of…

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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET

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Sunday January 21, 2018, 12:55PM (Film Center)
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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…

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THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

1899 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday January 27, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

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THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Thursday February 22, 2018, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern…

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THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday February 24, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center)
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The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France.   An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history….

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THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

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THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday March 31, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner…

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THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

1849 | 218 minutes | |
Written by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday April 14, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center)
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James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.   Met Music Director…

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THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

Saturday April 28, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is…