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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BEST OF THE FEST: THE TRIP TO SPAIN

| 2017 | 115 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm (Film Center)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Steve and Rob are at it again….. After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter….

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YEAR BY THE SEA

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alexander Janko
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Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm (Capawock)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) Thursday September 28, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Based on The New York Times bestseller by Joan Anderson, Year by the Sea is the story of an empty nester who retreats to Cape Cod to rediscover who she was before being a wife and a mother – and redefine the next chapter in her life. Shot on location on Cape Cod: Dennis, Wellfleet…

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BEST OF THE FEST: AFTER THE STORM (umi yori mo mada fukaku)

| 2016 | 117 minutes | |
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Saturday September 23, 2017 4:00pm (Film Center)
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Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their…

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BEST OF THE FEST: THE MIDWIFE (sage femme)

| 2017 | 117 minutes | | ,
Directed by Martin Provost

Saturday September 23, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Sunday September 24, 2017 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 4:00pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on…

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BEST OF THE FEST: LOST IN PARIS (paris pieds nus)

, | 2016 | 83 minutes | |
Directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award (R)-nominee Emmanuelle…

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BEST OF THE FEST: THE FENCER (Miekkailija)

, , | 2015 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Klaus Härö

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing,…

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2017 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2017 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday October 05, 2017, 7:30pm
Friday October 06, 2017 7:30pm
Saturday October 07, 2017, 7:30pm Sunday October 08, 2017, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 250 cities across 6 Continents during this week, when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 19th Annual Short Film Festival, a…

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

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Saturday October 07, 2017
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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 MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

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Saturday October 07, 2017, 12:55pm
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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 MET LIVE: NORMA

1831 | 184 minutes | |
Conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Saturday October 07, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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NORMA is set in Gaul (France) at the beginning of its occupation by the Roman Empire. Almost all of the characters are druids, members of the Gallic priesthood, the only exceptions being the tenors, both of whom are Romans. It is interesting that the Roman Empire, long depicted in European culture as…

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THE MET LIVE: THE MAGIC FLUTE (die zauberflöte)

1791 | 189 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday October 14, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. Met Music Director Emeritus James…

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WALK WITH ME

2017 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Marc J. Francis and Max Pugh

Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat…

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THE MET LIVE: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

2017 | 147 minutes | |
Written by Thomas Adès

Saturday November 18, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Thomas Adès conducts his…

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WARREN MILLER’S LINE OF DESCENT

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Saturday November 18, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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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 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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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…