Martha's Vineyard Film Center

Home of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, operating year-round as an arthouse cinema and educational center

THE SEAGULL with special guests screenwriter Stephen Karam and James Lapine

| 2018 | 98 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Mayer (VI)

Tuesday August 21, 2018, 7:30pm
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Screenwriter and Tony Award-winning author Stephen Karam will be joined by Tony Award-winning director James Lapine for an on-stage discussion after the film. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else,…

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: LIFE IS GOOD, A Benefit for the Vineyard House

| 2017 | 68 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tracey Anarella

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing…

THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE SING-A-LONG

| 1968 | 85 minutes | | ,
Directed by George Dunning

Thursday August 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
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A joyful, phantasmagoric blend of colorful animation and the music of the Beatles, Yellow Submarine is delightful (and occasionally melancholy) family fare.  The Beatles’ 1968 classic animated feature film (fully re-stored in 4K, Surround sound), Yellow Submarine, you can have the first ever Beatles’ Sing-A-Long version! Audiences of all ages will be able to “come together” and sing…

PUZZLE

| 2018 | 103 minutes | |
Directed by Mark Turtletaub

Friday August 24, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday August 25, 2018 7:30pm
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A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces…

INVISIBLE HANDS Q&A with Director Shraysi Tandon

| 2017 | 80 minutes | |
Directed by Shraysi Tandon

Monday August 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Director Shraysi Tandon and Executive Producer Christina Weiss Lurie will join us afterward for a discussion. Invisible Hands is the first feature documentary to expose child labor and child trafficking within the supply chains of the world’s biggest global companies. The film marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon and is…

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Q&A with Director Julie Taymor and Composer Elliott Goldenthal

| 2007 | 133 mins | | , ,
Directed by Julie Taymor

Wednesday August 29, 2018, 7:30 PM
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“‘Across the Universe’ was created around the extraordinary, time-defying music of The Beatles,” said Taymor. “Thirty-three songs of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison not only drive the story but provide the voices of the characters and content of the times.” Propelled by such unforgettable songs as “Hey Jude” and “All You Need Is Love,” all performed by…

GENERATION WEALTH

| 2018 | 106 minutes | |
Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield will join us for a Q&A on July 25th and 26th. For the past 25 years, acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after…

EIGHTH GRADE

2018 | 94 minutes | | ,
Bo Burnham

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.

2018 ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

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Tuesday September 04, 2018, 9:00am
Wednesday September 05, 2018
Thursday September 06, 2018 Friday September 07, 2018 Saturday September 08, 2018 Sunday September 09, 2018 BUY TICKETS

ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details Click here for Film Schedule and Events at MVIFF 2018 $250 per person $220 per person, discounted for film society members General Admission to any film during festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10 minutes…

MVIFF 2018: THE HEIRESSES (LAS HEREDERAS)

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Marcelo Martinessi

Tuesday September 04, 2018, 7:30pm
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Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new…

MVIFF 2018: ZAMA

| 2018 | 115 minutes | |
Lucrecia Martel

Wednesday September 05, 2018, 7:30pm
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Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively…

MVIFF 2018: OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY: FELIZ ANO TIJUANA (HAPPY NEW YEAR TIJUANA)

| 2018 | 75 mins. | | , ,

Thursday September 06, 2018, 5:30pm
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On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.   We’ll be serving wines, beer ( Festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Mexican inspired appetizers…

MVIFF 2018: THE DAY AFTER (GEU-HU)

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | , ,
Hong Sang-soo

Friday September 07, 2018, 7:00pm
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South Korean Master Hong Sangsoo’s 21st feature as director, The Day After, is a mordantly comic tale of infidelity and mistaken identity. Book publisher Bongwan’s (Kwon Haehyo) marriage is on the rocks after his wife (Cho Yunhee) discovers the affair he’s been having with his assistant (Kim Saebyuk). Now that relationship is…

MVIFF 2018: CLAIRE’S CAMERA (LA CAMÉRA DE CLAIRE)

| 2018 | 69 minutes | | ,
Hong Sang-soo

Saturday September 08, 2018, 7:00pm
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In Claire’s Camera, a philandering film director is again a major plot point and Kim Minhee, again the star. But this time the mood is light and airy as a summer breeze, thanks in large part to a lively performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle). Huppert plays Claire, a school…

MVIFF 2018: LA FAMILIA

| 2018 | 88 minutes | |
Gustavo Rondon Cardova

Sunday September 09, 2018, 2:00pm
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A Venezuelan single father struggling to make ends meet and his 12-year-old son, Pedro, go into hiding in Caracas after Pedro finds himself in over his head in a gang fight and stabs another boy. The pair suddenly spend all their time together and must learn to act like a family in…

MVIFF 2018: THE LAST SUIT (EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE)

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Pablo Solarz

Sunday September 09, 2018, 12:00pm
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At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land,…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

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Saturday October 06, 2018

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2018-19 | |

Saturday October 06, 2018
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MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE JULY 18th. The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | |

Saturday October 06, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON ET DALILA

| 1877 | 3 hrs. 4 min. | |

Saturday October 20, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

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Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:55 PM

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA TRAVIATA



Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

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Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

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Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

| 1953 | 189 minutes | |

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress