Martha's Vineyard Film Center

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Classic Film Night: ERASERHEAD

1977 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Lynch

Wednesday April 29, 2015, 7:30pm
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Henry (John Nance) resides alone in a bleak apartment surrounded by industrial gloom. When he discovers that an earlier fling with Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) left her pregnant, he marries the expectant mother and has her move in with him. Things take a decidedly strange turn when the couple’s baby turns out…

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WILD TALES

| 2015 | 115 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Damián Szifron

Thursday April 30, 2015, 7:30PM
Friday May 01, 2015 4:00PM
Saturday May 02, 2015, 7:30PM Sunday May 03, 2015, 4:00PM BUY TICKETS

Spanish with English Subtitles Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of WILD TALES…

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WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

2015 | 94 minutes | | ,
Directed by Noah Boaumbach

Friday May 01, 2015, 7:30PM
Saturday May 02, 2015 4:00PM
Sunday May 03, 2015, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS

Noah Boaumbach’s comedy WHILE WE’RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an aspiring…

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Classic Film Night: XALA

| 1975 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Wednesday May 06, 2015, 7:30PM
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Impotence (XALA) is a Sengalese social comedy, filmed in the Wolof language. A rich, corrupt business executive marries for the third time for the express purpose of getting his name in the papers. After a disappointing wedding night, the businessman discovers that he’s impotent. As he goes through a series of “cures”…

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OPERA in cinema: RIGOLETTO

| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli

Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm
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Presentation Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments, Rigoletto continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with its tragic plot and famous arias. One of the most popular arias of all time, “La donna e’ mobile,” is so catchy that prior to Rigoletto’s premiere in Venice of 1851, Verdi swore the tenor to secrecy,…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: EVERY SECRET THING, featuring a simulcast Q&A afterwards

| 2015 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Amy Berg

Tuesday May 12, 2015, 7:30PM
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EVERY SECRET THING is a psychological crime thriller produced byAcademy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (FARGO). Directed by Amy J. Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL, WEST OF MEMPHIS) and written by Nicole Holofcener (FRIENDS WITH MONEY, ENOUGH SAID), it is based on a 2004 novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling…

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Nature as Inspiration: OCEANS

| 2010 | 103 minutes | | , ,

Thursday May 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday May 24, 2015 4:00 PM
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Join us for a light reception beginning at 6:30 PM in the Film Center lobby. SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin WINGED MIGRATION co-directors Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin re-team for this documentary exploring the many mysteries of our planet’s oceans. Almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, yet strangely…

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Nature as Inspiration: WINGED MIGRATION

| 2003 | 85 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin

Friday May 22, 2015, 7:30PM
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SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin Long one of France’s most respected producers and actors, Jacques Perrin has more recently had a highly successful career creating films about nature, including LE PEUPLE SINGE (monkeys) and MICROCOSMOS (insects) and set in exotic locales (HIMALAYA). Now with this film Perrin takes on his greatest challenge…

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Nature as Inspiration: MICROCOSMOS

| 1996 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

Saturday May 23, 2015, 4:00PM
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SPECIAL GUEST: Producer Jacques Perrin Explore the wonders of the insect world as never before possible as the filmmakers who took you in a trip through the clouds in WINGED MIGRATION take you on a magical journey underground in this feature that will captivate audiences both young and old. Specially designed cameras…

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Nature as Inspiration: SEASONS (North American Premiere)

| December 2015 | | ,
Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Saturday May 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

Join for a pre-movie champagne reception beginning at 6:30 PM in our film center lobby. Live piano music.  SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin will present advance clips from his new un-released film SEASONS prior to the screening of the North American premiere of  NIGHT ON EARTH. A poetic chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000…

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Nature as Inspiration: HIMALAYA: L’ENFANCE D’UN CHEF

| 1999 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Eric Valli

Sunday May 24, 2015, 7:30PM
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Set in the mountains of Tibet near Nepal, this film begins with mountaineer Karma (Gurgon Kyap) returning from a long journey with bad news: the son of Tinle (Thilen Lhondup), the village leader, died in the midst of the trek, leaving behind a wife, Pema (Lhapka Tsamchoe), and a son, Pasang (Karma…

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1925 | 79 mins | | , ,
Directed by Lon Chaney and Rupert Julian

Thursday June 25, 2015, 7:30PM
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Lon Chaney’s iconic portrayal of a horribly disfigured composer who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. Seeking the love of a beautiful young prima donna, he kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair. This very special screening will feature live accompaniment by the Berklee…

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OPHELIA’S REVENGE: If Hamlet Were a Horror Movie– Live Mixed Media Performance

75 mins | 2015 | |

Monday July 27, 2015, 7:30PM
Tuesday July 28, 2015 7:30PM

Kay Matschullat (adaptor/director) sees HAMLET as Shakespeare’s horror play.  Like in the best horror movies–NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD or NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET– reality is warped by some force and brings on the chaos that reveals the violence just under the surface of daily life. In HAMLET, the ghost crosses the membrane…