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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I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

2015 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley
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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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ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

| 2015 | 104 minutes | |
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Saturday July 04, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center) Thursday July 09, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (based on the book by Jesse Andrews) is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding…

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PETER AND JOHN

| 2015 | |
Directed by Jay Craven

Monday July 06, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 07, 2015 7:30PM (Film Center)
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SPECIAL GUEST: Director Jay Craven will join us for both showings for a Q&A after the movie. Guy de Maupassant’s 19th century seaside novel, Pierre et Jean, is widely credited for changing the course of narrative fiction. The book introduced intense psychological complexity into its naturalistic depiction of a family brought to…

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New York Film Critics Premiere: BOULEVARD

| 2015 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Dito Montiel

Wednesday July 08, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Robin Williams stars in his last film as Nolan Mack, a man who has worked at the same bank for almost 26 years in a life of monotony. He and his wife Joy (Kathy Baker) have embraced their marriage as a convenient distraction from facing reality. However one day, what starts as…

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The 9:49 Show– MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN

1979 | 92 minutes | |
Directed by Terry Jones

Thursday July 09, 2015, 9:49PM (Film Center)
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The 9:49 Show — The Early Late-Night Movie. Game show, late-night comedy and cult movie — all-in-one! This week’s theme: RELIGIOUS SATIRE. Monty Python delivers the group’s sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood’s epic films with the story of Brian Cohen, born in a stable in Bethlehem right next door…

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ROOTED IN PEACE

2015 | |
Directed by Greg Reitman

Wednesday July 15, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Special post-screening Q&A with director Greg Reitman. ROOTED IN PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman (SUNDANCE Audience Award 2008 for FUEL) invites viewers on a film journey…

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NIGHT AT THE OPERA: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón

Monday July 20, 2015, 7:30PM
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Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set on the movie set of a silent film Western (surprises at the end when the film is played), this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at…

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VINEYARD VOICES FILMS in collaboration with the MV MUSEUM

| Various | 87 minutes | |

Tuesday August 18, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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The Vineyard’s past comes alive in five short films that capture important issues and times in American life using seldom-seen historical images and first-person accounts from Island people. The stories include Civil Rights activities, an early African-American church, the Island’s Deaf Community, the Shearer Summer Theater, and the founding of the MV…

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WILD & PRECIOUS

2015

Monday August 31, 2015, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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WILD & PRECIOUS is a theatrical memoir celebrating the life of Steve Cadwell, a gay man who grew up in rural Vermont. From the moment the curtain goes up until the final bow the audience is riveted by Cadwell’s tale: you’ll cherish the little boy playing with dolls; identify with the adolescent…