Martha's Vineyard Film Center

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

THE WIFE

| 2018 | 100 minutes | |
Directed by Björn Runge

Wednesday September 26, 2018, 7:30pm BUY TICKETS

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy…

LOVE, GILDA

| 2018 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Thursday September 27, 2018, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

2018 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2018 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday September 27, 2018, 7:30pm
Friday September 28, 2018 7:30pm
Saturday September 29, 2018, 7:30pm Sunday September 30, 2018, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas 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 9 for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a…

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

| 2018 | 93 mins | | , , , , ,
Directed by David Lowery

Friday September 28, 2018

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey…

FAHRENHEIT 11/9

| 2018 | 125 mins | |
Directed by Michael Moore

Friday October 05, 2018

Michael Moore’s “FAHRENHEIT 11/9” is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out?

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2018-19 | |

Saturday October 06, 2018
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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2018-19 | |

Saturday October 06, 2018
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MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW! The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | | ,

Saturday October 06, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter,…

TEA WITH THE DAMES

| 2018 | 83 Mins. | | ,
Directed by Roger Michell

Friday October 12, 2018

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… TEA WITH THE DAMES is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen…

COLETTE

| 2018 | 111 mins | |
Directed by Wash Westmoreland

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen…

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON ET DALILA

| 1877 | 3 hrs. 4 min. | | ,

Saturday October 20, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

| 1910 | 3 hrs. 42 min. | |

Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center)
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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

BEING THERE in collaboration with Compassionate Care ALS and MV Hospice

| 2016 | 95 mins | |
Directed by Thomas Lüchinger

Sunday October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
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A Panel will be conducted after the film with: Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Director: Thomas Lüchinger Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma* The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

WARREN MILLER’S FACE OF WINTER

| 2018 | 120 minutes (included intermission raffle drawings) | | ,

Saturday November 17, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the ski-and-ride film was the man who got us started on this long, crazy ride. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA TRAVIATA

| 1853 | 3 hrs. 32 min. | |

Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center)
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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |

Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday March 30, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

| 1839 | 2 hrs. 55 mins. | |

Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

| 1953 | 3 hrs. 29 min. | |

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress