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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NOUS DEUX ENCORE with Maxie Leoussis followed by Music and a special Greek themed reception

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Directed by Heather Harlow

Tuesday September 01, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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NOUS DEUX ENCORE is a poignant tribute to Yiannis Leoussis; the remembrance of true love told by Maxie Leoussis. The short film takes place in Greece. In the spirit of the movie, the screening will include live Greek music and Greek food.   AVRAM PENGAS (Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals). Born in Greece, Pengas’ extraordinary…

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ROSENWALD

| 2015 | 96 mins | |
Directed by Aviva Kempner

Wednesday September 02, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Aviva Kempner’s ROSENWALD is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during…

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I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

| 2015 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Thursday September 03, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool…

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The 9:49 Show — WILD THINGS

| 1998 | 108 min | | , ,
Directed by John McNaughton

Thursday September 03, 2015, 9:49pm (Film Center)
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When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn’t be helped by a…

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LOVE & MERCY

| 2015 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Bill Pohlad

Friday September 04, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

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THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

| 2015 | 102 min | | ,
Directed by Marielle Heller
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Friday September 04, 2015, 6:30pm (Capawock)
Saturday September 05, 2015 7:30pm (Film Center)
Sunday September 06, 2015, 6:30pm (Capawock) Tuesday September 08, 2015, 6:30pm (Capawock) Wednesday September 09, 2015, 7:00pm (Strand) Thursday September 10, 2015, 6:30pm (Capawock) BUY TICKETS

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account…

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2015 All-Access International Film Festival Pass

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Tuesday September 08, 2015
Wednesday September 09, 2015
Thursday September 10, 2015 Friday September 11, 2015 Saturday September 12, 2015 Sunday September 13, 2015 BUY TICKETS

All-Access pass gives you access to the Opening Night reception and film, Closing Night film and festival wrap party, as well as selecting to attend any festival film we screen throughout the duration of the festival. It also includes access to any special filmmaker receptions and pre-festval events.  There are other benefits…

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The Salt of the Earth

| 2014 | 110 min | |
Directed by Wim Wenders

Tuesday September 08, 2015, 7:00PM (Film Center)
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For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna…

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AMY

| 2015 | 128 min | | , ,
Directed by Asif Kapadia

Wednesday September 09, 2015, 7:00PM (Film Center)
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From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very…

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Opening Night: Tented Reception and Film: MEET THE PATELS

, | 2015 | 88 mins | | ,
Geeta V. Patel and Ravi Patel

Thursday September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM
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On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.  We’ll be serving wines, beer ( festival sponsorStella Artois) and appetizers (provided by ) while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson,…

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Meru

| 2015 | 87 min | | , ,
Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Friday September 11, 2015, 9:15pm (Film Center)
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In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. In October…

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Zero Motivation

| 2014 | 97 min | | , ,
Directed by Talya Lavie

Friday September 11, 2015, 4:00pm (Film Center)
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Set in a remote desert military base, a platoon of young women soldiers, all Israeli conscripts, serve out their time playing computer games, singing pop songs, and conspiring to get transferred to Tel Aviv — while endlessly serving coffee to the men who run the show. Here’s an Israeli film filled with…

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BLIND

| 2015 | 96 min | | , ,
Directed by Eskil Vogt

Saturday September 12, 2015, 9:15pm
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Ingrid can see in her dreams. The way the world around her looks, her husband’s office, their favourite restaurant…memories. It’s when Ingrid awakes each morning and opens her eyes that she suddenly remembers she is blind. With her life suddenly and dramatically changed, Ingrid has retreated to the safety of her apartment…

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HEUNG GONG JAI (ABERDEEN)

| 2014 | 97 min | |
Directed & Written by Ho-Cheung Pang

Saturday September 12, 2015, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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The extended Cheng family, which, like Aberdeen harbor’s Chinese namesake, represents today’s “Little Hong Kong” and its myriad of contradictions between traditions and modernity; superstitions and materialism; family and individuality.

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MVIFF: Animation Short Film Showcase Competition — Audience Award



Saturday September 12, 2015, 4:00PM (Film Center)
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The animation showcase will encompass extraordinary international animated films curated by Signe Baumane from the past year.  Signe was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has made 15 animated shorts and one feature film, “Rocks In My Pockets”. You, the audience, will decide on the best…

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

| 2013 | 114 min | | ,
Directed by Felix Herngren

Sunday September 13, 2015, 2:00pm (Film Center)
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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over.

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CHARLIE’S COUNTRY

| 2014 | 108 min | | ,
Directed by Rolf de Heer

Sunday September 13, 2015, 12:00pm
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Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie (David Gulpilil) is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately,…

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THE END OF THE TOUR

| 2015 | 106 min | | ,
Directed by James Ponsoldt

Saturday September 19, 2015, 7:30pm (Film Center)

THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous…