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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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: NIGHT ON EARTH (North American Premiere), plus clips of SEASONS

| 2014 | 60 mins | | ,

Saturday May 23, 2015, 7:30 PM
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Join for a champagne reception beginning at 6:30 PM in our film center lobby. Live piano music.  SPECIAL GUEST: Producer/Director Jacques Perrin will attend.   Mr. Perrin will also premiere advance clips from his newest film SEASONS, which will be released by Sony Picture Classics in December 2015.  There will be a…

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Nature as Inspiration: OCEANS (Sunday – Free Admission to Youth under 18 in age)

| 2010 | 84 minutes | | , ,

Sunday May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM
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SPECIAL GUEST:  Scientific Advisor Jesse Ausubel 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 we seem to know more about deep space than the world of the sea. There’s…

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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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Classic Film Night: SUDDENLY

1954 | 75 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Lewis Allen

Wednesday May 27, 2015, 7:30PM
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In advance of a presidential visit to the small town of Suddenly, California, a trio of FBI agents enters the Benson family’s home to assess potential security risks. Once inside, leader John Baron (Frank Sinatra) reveals himself as a psychopathic assassin, and he kidnaps the family in order to use their house…

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I AM BIG BIRD: The Carroll Spinney Story

2015 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Chad N. Walker, Dave LaMattina

Thursday May 28, 2015, 7:30PM
Friday May 29, 2015 4:00PM
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For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch – and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A loving portrait of the man in the yellow suit, I AM BIG BIRD features extraordinary…

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

2015 | 119 minutes | |
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Friday May 29, 2015, 7:30PM
Saturday May 30, 2015 7:30PM
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Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant;…

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HAVANA CURVEBALL

, , | 2014
Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

Sunday June 14, 2015, 7:30PM
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Enjoy (2) 5-minute videos of Alan Brigish’s photography from a recent trip to Cuba, the new baseball movie HAVANA CURVEBALL, and a Q&A afterwards with Alejandro Carreño. Mica, is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. An…

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ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

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

Tuesday June 16, 2015, 7:30PM
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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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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 GHOST — Live Mixed Media Acted Performance

75 mins | 2015 | |

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

In this exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it is Ophelia’s ghost that haunts the grounds and winds her way into the hearts and souls of Elsinore.  When the ghost prowls Elsinore Castle on an island in the North Atlantic reality warps and new horizons come into view, both alluring and chilling.   Will…