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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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASS

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FILMUSIC FESTIVAL  Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2016 The MV Film Society presents a weekend of feature films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our third annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to the music…

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Filmusic Festival: ELVIS AND NIXON

| 2016 | 1hr 26 mins | | , ,
Directed by LIZA JOHNSON

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7:00PM – MINI CONCERT WITH SINGER SONGWRITER NATE D’ANGELO IN THE LOBBY An American comedy-drama This comedy cleverly blends fact and fiction to reveal the untold story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, that resulted in the most requested photograph in the National Archives….

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Filmusic Festival: THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

| 2015 | 1 hr. 50 min. | | , ,
DIRECTED BY JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

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The Amazing Nina Simone –  directed by Jeff L. Lieberman This new documentary reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of America’s true musical geniuses. Much beloved and often misunderstood, the story of Americaʼs most overlooked musical genius…

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WEINER

| 2016 | 96 minutes | |
Directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman

Wednesday June 29, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and received its world…

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LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

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Directed by Whit Stillman

Thursday June 30, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Tuesday July 05, 2016 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts…

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DARK HORSE

| 2016 | 85 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Louise Osmond

Friday July 01, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
Saturday July 02, 2016 7:30PM (Film Center)
Sunday July 03, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center) Wednesday July 06, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center) Thursday July 07, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion,…

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HUNT FOR WILDERPEOPLE

| 2016 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Taika Waititi

Friday July 08, 2016, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another…

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HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

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Wednesday July 20, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Post-screening discussion with Tom Dunlop & John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the MV Museum and the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  Proceeds to benefit the Museum. The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on…

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2016 DOC WEEK: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

| 2016 | 1 hr. 20 min. | | , ,
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey

Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM
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FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH VISITING DIRECTOR RANDY BARBATO  The only thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs was his life. He was obsessed with magic and in particular, with what he saw as the magic of photography and the magic of sex. He pursued both with insatiable dedication. “Look at the…

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DOC WEEK 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Monday August 01, 2016, 7:30PM
Tuesday August 02, 2016 7:30PM
Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS

Documentary films have become the conscience of the nation, providing a deeper study of contemporary, and often unnoticed, social issues. By using the unique medium of film, documentarians are able to cultivate more compelling and fruitful discussion by mixing strongly-drive narratives with vivid imagery. In lieu of the rise of the documentary, the…

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DOC WEEK: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

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Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE

Wednesday August 03, 2016, 7:30PM
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Morgan Neville, Academy Award Winner (2015 Best Documentary) will join us for a Q&A afterwards. From the director of the Oscar – winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary…

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2016 DOC WEEK: Becoming Mike Nichols

2016 | 1 hr. 12 min. | |
directed by DOUGLAS MCGRATH

Thursday August 04, 2016, 7:30PM
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POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DOUGLAS MCGRATH via SKYPE Just four months before he died, in a set of final, historic interviews, director Mike Nichols opened up to his close friend and colleague, theater director Jack O’Brien, about the storied beginnings of his career, including his comedy collaboration with Elaine May, his direction…

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2016 DOC WEEK: City of Gold

| 2016 | 1 hr. 31 min. | | ,
directed by Laura Gabbert

Friday August 05, 2016, 7:30PM
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POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH JONATHAN GOLD CITY OF GOLD chronicles Pulitzer prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food culture of the city, Los Angeles. Gold has been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review…

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YOSEMITE, with Filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere

| 2016 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Gabrielle Demeestere

Monday August 08, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere. It’s the autumn of 1985. In intertwining tales by James Franco, three 5th grade friends, Chris, Joe and Ted, unfold in the suburban paradise of Palo Alto. Chris drives up to Yosemite for the weekend with his dad (James Franco) and discovers a corpse in the woods….

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Special Event: JIMMY TINGLE FOR PRESIDENT– LIVE

2016 | 90 minutes | |

Tuesday August 09, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump and the Republican candidates on the right and Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provok-ing and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the…

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ITHACA, followed by Q&A with director Meg Ryan

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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All proceeds to this event are to benefit the MV International Film Festival.  We greatly appreciate and acknowledge Ms. Ryan & Momentum Pictures’s generosity in offering to screen her film to our audience at the Film Center. When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on…

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THE BAD KIDS with filmmaker Keith Fulton

| 2016 | 101 minutes | |
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Monday August 15, 2016, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday August 16, 2016 6:30pm (Capawock)
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Filmmaker Keith Fulton will join us for this screening. A documentary that follows a group of Mojave Desert teachers as they try to improve the lives of their impoverished students.

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LIFE, ANIMATED with filmmaker Roger Ross Williams

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Friday August 19, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams will attend this special screening. The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story…

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Special Event: NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA

| 2016 | 90 mins | |

Sunday August 28, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Pre-Show Champagne & Chocolate Reception at 6:30PM for DELUXE and PREMIUM ticket holders. Presented and Emceed by Flash Wiley. For Over 30 Years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1950′s through today. Every performance is arranged…

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NEWTOWN with producer Maria Cuomo Cole & filmmaker Kim Snyder

| 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Kim Snyder

Wednesday August 31, 2016, 7:30PM (Film Center)
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Producer Maria Cuomo Cole and filmmaker Kim Snyder will join us for a post-screening discussion. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December…