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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Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:30pm
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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected three films…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30pm
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Going behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle, this documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the same-sex marriage movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: CLOUDBURST

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Directed by Thom Fitzgerald

Friday April 28, 2017, 4:00pm
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Oscar-winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in this Canadian comedy-drama as a lesbian couple, together for thirty years, who embark on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip to Nova Scotia to get married after one is moved into a nursing home by her granddaughter. Post-show: Tom Dunlop leads a conversation about how the LGBTQ…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: SPECTRUM SHORTS (in a Variety of Colors)

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Friday April 28, 2017, 7:30pm
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BAYARD & ME (2017) (16 Minutes) Bayard Rustin was chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a confidante to Martin Luther King, Jr., but because he was gay, was pushed aside by other members of King’s circle of advisers. This short documentary tells the story of how Rustin, unable to…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: YOUTH EVENT

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Saturday April 29, 2017, 9:30am
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TREVOR (1994) (16 Minutes) This comedy won the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film and led to the creation of The Trevor Project, the national non-profit organization focused on the suicide-prevention of LGBTQ youth. It tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose life falls apart when his fellow middle schoolers learns…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

| 2016 | 100 Minutes | |
Directed by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar

Saturday April 29, 2017, 4:00pm
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A fund-raising event for CAMP JABBERWOCKY. Undeterred by her cerebral palsy, charming college student Laila leaves India to study in New York and embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Post-show: Skype Q&A with Alexander Freeman,…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: 3 GENERATIONS

| 2016 | 92 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Gaby Dellal

Saturday April 29, 2017, 7:30pm
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SNEAK PEEK: 3 GENERATIONS tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: I AM MICHAEL

| 2017 | 98 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Justin Kelly

Sunday April 30, 2017, 12:30pm
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James Franco stars in the true story of Michael Glatze, a high-profile gay activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. Post-show: Rev. Cathlin Baker leads a conversation about the relationship between Religion and the LGBTQ community. Rev. Bill Clark and…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: RARA

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | |
Directed by Pepa San Martín

Sunday April 30, 2017, 4:00pm
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Rarely seen in the USA, this film was inspired by the real-life case of a Chilean judge who was stripped of custody of her daughters for being a lesbian. Told from the point of view of thirteen-year-old Sarah, we see the tension of adult drama through the confused and disillusioned eyes of a young…

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2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

| 2017 | 90 Minutes | |
Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

Sunday April 30, 2017, 7:30pm
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Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of “Tales of the City” examines the life and work of the beloved storyteller, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Moving between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud…

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FRANTZ

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Directed by François Ozon

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 7:30pm
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In a small German town after World War I, Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz, killed in battle in France. One day a young Frenchman, Adrien, also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions. Director Francois Ozon drew his inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932…

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Special Event: JON WILSON- THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY

2017 | 68 minutes | |

Wednesday May 03, 2017, 7:30pm
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Double feature: Cape Horn Passage in Schooner WanderBird followed by the main event, The Restorer’s Journey.  Q&A with filmmaker Oleg Harencar (in person) & Jon Wilson (via Skype). With special guest speaker Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway.   JON WILSON – THE RESTORER’S JOURNEY This new documentary produced by…

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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

| 2017 | 126 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Niki Caro

Thursday May 04, 2017, 4:00pm
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The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the…

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PATERSON

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Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Thursday May 04, 2017, 7:30pm
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Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey–they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he…

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OPERA: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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Composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Choreographer George Balanchine, Conductor Simon Hewett

Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:00PM
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Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his…

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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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Environmental Film Festival The Bullish Farmer

| 2017 | 79 min | | ,
KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK

Thursday May 25, 2017, 7:30pm

Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers.  THE BULLISH FARMER is a feature-length documentary on sustainable agriculture. It journeys into the life of a Wall Street investment banker-turned farmer…