Martha's Vineyard Film Center

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

HEARTS BEAT LOUD

| 2018 | 97 mnutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley
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Saturday July 21, 2018 8:00pm (Capawock)
Monday July 23, 2018, 8:00pm (Strand) BUY TICKETS

Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own…

AMERICAN ANIMALS

2018 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Bart Layton
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Sunday July 22, 2018, 8:00pm (Capawock) Tuesday July 24, 2018, 8:00pm (Capawock) BUY TICKETS

The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on…

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

| 2018 | 96 Minutes | |
Tim Wardle

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:30pm
Tuesday July 24, 2018, 7:30pm BUY TICKETS

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret —…

RBG: RUTH BADER GINSBURG

| 2018 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Sunday July 22, 2018, 7:30pm
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As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of a rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining the…

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (An intimate look at Mister Fred Rogers)

| 2018 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Morgan Neville
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Monday July 23, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 24, 2018 5:00pm (Strand Theatre)
Wednesday July 25, 2018, 5:00pm (Capawock Theatre) BUY TICKETS

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of…

GENERATION WEALTH with Director Lauren Greenfield

| 2018 | 106 minutes | |
Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Wednesday July 25, 2018, 7:30pm
Thursday July 26, 2018 7:30pm
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Lauren Greenfield will join us for a Q&A on July 25th and 26th. For the past 25 years, acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after…

SONGS FROM CINEMA with Siren Mayhew and Friends on stage at the Film Center

| 2018 | 90 mins | |

Friday July 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Siren Mayhew and her cohorts perform live music from beloved films that span the decades. Join us for a night of nostalgia that will include musical numbers from the likes of The Lion King, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and many more. Siren and Friends —…

2018 DOC WEEK: LOVE, GILDA with Director Lisa D’Apolito

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

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm
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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 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS

| 2018 | |

Monday July 30, 2018, 5:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 31, 2018 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center) Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center) Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…

2018 DOC WEEK: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY with Steve Young (Subject of the Film) and director Dava Whisenant

| 2018 | 87 mins | |
Directed by Dava Whisenant

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm
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WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

2018 DOC WEEK: A PAINTER WHO FARMS: Allen Whiting – Island Painter and Farmer. A benefit for the MV Museum and the MV Film Society

| 2018 | 50 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos

Wednesday August 01, 2018, 7:30pm
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Special guests, filmmakers David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos with subject Allen Whiting will attend for Q&A afterward. Benefits the MV Museum and MV Film Society jointly.  Financial support from the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury. Allen Whiting is a farmer who has been living off the land as his family has for 12 generations….

2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Co-director/Co-producer Kate Davis (Film Society Board Member) and David Heilbroner

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Directed by Kate Davis

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, both national spokespeople for Sandra Bland, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be a rare chance for folks to see the film with filmmakers…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Directors Elan and Johnathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Elan Bogarin, Johnathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm
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306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.  

2018 DOC WEEK: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS with Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center.   In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the…

2018 YOUTH FILMMAKERS CAMP with MVTV and Polly Hill Arboretum


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Monday August 06, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday August 07, 2018 1:00 to 5:00pm
Wednesday August 08, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm Thursday August 09, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm Friday August 10, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00pm BUY TICKETS

August 6-10, 2018, 1-5pm at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury and MVTV HQ in Oak Bluffs 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 Polly Hill’s grounds and…

KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT with Directors and Vineyard Residents Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

| 2018 | |
Directed by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

Tuesday August 07, 2018, 7:30pm
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Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the Western tip of Martha’s Vineyard island, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons.  From whaling days to electrification, “Keepers of the Light” tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron and Producer Jacki Ochs

2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

Wednesday August 08, 2018, 7:30pm
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A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan…

PLAYING GOD with Attorney Ken Feinberg

| 2017 | 95 mins | |

Saturday August 11, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Ken Feinberg will join us for a Q&A afterward. Why is the life of a firefighter who died a hero in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth a million dollars less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same disaster? How much money should oil giant BP pay the countless fishermen…

HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2018 | 90 minutes | |
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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one hundred…

THE SEAGULL with special guests screenwriter Stephen Karam and James Lapine

2018 | 98 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Mayer (VI)

Tuesday August 21, 2018, 7:30pm
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One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen…

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: LIFE IS GOOD, A Benefit for the Vineyard House

| 2017 | 68 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tracey Anarella

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing…

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

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Saturday October 06, 2018

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 JULY 18th. 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…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | |

Saturday October 06, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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.

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON ET DALILA

| 1877 | 3 hrs. 4 min. | |

Saturday October 20, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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

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Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:55 PM

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.

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA TRAVIATA



Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM

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)

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: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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: CARMEN

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Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

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Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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 | 189 minutes | |

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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