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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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2015 | 86 minutes | | ,

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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THE FINEST HOURS

| 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie

Sunday February 07, 2016, 1:00PM (Film Center) Thursday February 11, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

A heroic action-thriller, THE FINEST HOURS is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. The film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2015 | 107 minutes | |

Friday February 12, 2016 4:00PM (Film Center)
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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED– Presented with the Vineyard Montessori School

| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Greg Whiteley

Saturday February 06, 2016, 4:00PM (Film Center)
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Presented in collaboration with the Vineyard Montessori School.  The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools…

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MUSTANG

| 2015 | 97 minutes | |
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Saturday February 06, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Sunday February 07, 2016 4:00PM (Film Center)
Friday February 12, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: TUMBLEDOWN

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sean Mewshaw

Wednesday February 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Post-screening simulcast Q&A with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner. Pop culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals,…

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2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

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Thursday February 11, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 28, 2016! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA with Matthew Stackpole

| 2015 | 121 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ron Howard

Saturday February 13, 2016, 4:00PM
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SPECIAL SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH SAIL MV, TO BENEFIT THEIR PROGRAMMING. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s…

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45 YEARS

| 2015 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Andrew Haigh

Saturday February 13, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the…

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THE LADY IN THE VAN

| 2015 | 104 minutes | | ,
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Friday February 19, 2016, 7:30PM

This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

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OPERA IN CINEMA: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

| 190 minutes | |
Directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst

Sunday February 21, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center)
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Sung in Italian. Mozart and da Ponte’s very first collaboration resulted in a masterpiece –LE NOZZE DI FIGARO– that represents a highlight in the entire history of opera. In his stage play on which the opera is based, Beaumarchais broached the topic of the class struggle between the Count and his servant…

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SON OF SAUL

| 2015 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by László Nemes

Friday February 26, 2016, 7:30PM

In this searing drama, a concentration camp inmate tasked with burning the dead discovers the body of his young son, and must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners, or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child.

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2016 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY

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Sunday February 28, 2016, 7:00PM (Red Carpet Arrivals), 8:30PM (Ceremony Starts)
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Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Chris Rock, among friends and other film lovers at the the MV Film Center. Enjoy light food, desserts, and beverages during the red carpet arrivals beginning at 7PM, get your photo taken with a real Oscar, and fill out your Oscar predictions ballot before the…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: MOVIMIENTOS and SUITE FLAMENCA

| 118 minutes,
Directed by Hugo Pérez de la Pica | Antonio Gades. Choreographed by Maite Chico | Antonio Gades | Cristina Hoyos.

Sunday March 20, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center)
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MOVIMIENTOS: Danzar al aire español After the huge success of Movimientos: La danza de la punta al tacón, Antonio Gades Fundation comes back to Teatro Real with a new production for all audiences. Movimientos: Danzar al Aire Español. An educational approach to the different disciplines that Spanish core dance includes: the bolero…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

| 140 minutes
Directed by Alvis Hermanis. Conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Sunday April 17, 2016, 12:00PM (Film Center)
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Sung in French. “This marvellous book fascinated me from the very beginning. I could not put it down. I read it incessantly, during meals, in the theatre, in the street, everywhere.” And so it was, following the composer’s discovery of Faust Part One in 1828 that Goethe joined Virgil and Shakespeare to…