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

| 2018-19 | |

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

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…

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…

FAIR GAME with Director Clennon L. King and others.

| 2018 | 60 mins | |
Directed by Clennon King

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 4:00pm
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Introduction by filmmaker Clennon L. King Joining King for a post-screening discussion and Q&A will be Dr. Louis W. Sullivan and the sister of the late James Fair, Jr., Diane Fair Odom. Dr. Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: IL TROVATORE

| Transmitted live on October 3, 2015 | 162 mins | |
Conducted by Marco Armiliato

Sunday August 12, 2018, 1:00pm
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Soprano Anna Netrebko is Leonora, the young noblewoman in love with the troubadour of the title—tenor Yonghoon Lee—but also pursued by Count di Luna, sung by the great baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick completes the quartet of principals in her signature role of Azucena, the mysterious gypsy woman who sets the dramatic events…

PLAYING GOD with Attorney Ken Feinberg

| 2017 | 95 mins | |

Saturday August 11, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Ken Feinberg will join us for a Q&A afterward. Why is the life of a firefighter who died a hero in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth a million dollars less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same disaster? How much money should oil giant BP pay the countless fishermen…

BLACKKKLANSMAN

| 2018 | 128 mins | |
Directed by Spike Lee
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Thursday August 09, 2018, 8:00PM (Strand)
Friday August 10, 2018 8:00PM (Strand)
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From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission:…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron and Producer Jacki Ochs

2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

Wednesday August 08, 2018, 7:30pm
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A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan…

KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT with Directors and Vineyard Residents Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

| 2018 | |
Directed by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

Tuesday August 07, 2018, 7:30pm
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Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the Western tip of Martha’s Vineyard island, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons.  From whaling days to electrification, “Keepers of the Light” tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

| 2017 | 133 mins. | |
Conducted by Karel Mark Chichon

Sunday August 05, 2018, 1:00pm
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Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production enhances Puccini’s drama of doomed love. Soprano Kristine Opolais rings all of her passionate commitment to her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San, the teenage geisha who gives up everything for Lt.  Pinkerton. Tenor Roberto Alagna is the American naval officer who does not understand the depth of Cio-Cio-San’s love…

2018 DOC WEEK: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS with Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm
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Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center.   In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Directors Elan and Johnathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Directed by Elan Bogarin, Johnathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm
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306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.  

2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Co-director/Co-producer Kate Davis (Film Society Board Member) and David Heilbroner

| 2018 | |
Directed by Kate Davis

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, both national spokespeople for Sandra Bland, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be a rare chance for folks to see the film with filmmakers…

2018 DOC WEEK: A PAINTER WHO FARMS: Allen Whiting – Island Painter and Farmer. A benefit for the MV Museum and the MV Film Society

| 2018 | 50 minutes | | ,
Directed by David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos

Wednesday August 01, 2018, 7:30pm
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Special guests, filmmakers David Fokos and Barbarella Fokos with subject Allen Whiting will attend for Q&A afterward. Benefits the MV Museum and MV Film Society jointly.  Financial support from the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury. Allen Whiting is a farmer who has been living off the land as his family has for 12 generations….

2018 DOC WEEK: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY with Steve Young (Subject of the Film) and director Dava Whisenant

| 2018 | 87 mins | |
Directed by Dava Whisenant

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm
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WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

2018 DOC WEEK: LOVE, GILDA with Director Lisa D’Apolito

2018 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm
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In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

2018 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS

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Monday July 30, 2018, 5:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 31, 2018 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center) Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center) Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center) BUY TICKETS

In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected festival movie…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: TURANDOT

| Transmitted live on January 30, 2016 | 139 mins | |
Conducted by Paolo Carignani

Sunday July 29, 2018, 1:00pm
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Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production stars the great dramatic soprano Nina Stemme as Turandot, the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the unknown prince who solves Turandot’s riddles and wins her love. Soprano Anita Hartig sings Liù, the faithful slave girl who gives her life to save…

SONGS FROM CINEMA with Siren Mayhew and Friends on stage at the Film Center

| 2018 | 90 mins | |

Friday July 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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Siren Mayhew and her cohorts perform live music from beloved films that span the decades. Join us for a night of nostalgia that will include musical numbers from the likes of The Lion King, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and many more. Siren and Friends —…

GENERATION WEALTH with Director Lauren Greenfield

2018 | 106 minutes | |
Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Wednesday July 25, 2018, 7:30pm
Thursday July 26, 2018 7:30pm
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Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously photographic journey, memoir, and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: EUGENE ONEGIN

| Transmitted live on April 2, 2016 | 172 mins | |
Conducted by Valery Gergiev

Sunday July 22, 2018, 1:00pm (Capawock)
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The pain of unrequited love is portrayed unforgettably by two of opera’s greatest stars. Soprano Renée Fleming is musically and dramatically radiant as the shy Tatiana, who falls in love with the worldly Eugene Onegin, played with devastating charisma by baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Their mesmerizing vocalism and chemistry explode in one of opera’s…

HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2018 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday July 18, 2018, 7:30pm
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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one hundred…

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (An intimate look at Mister Fred Rogers)

| 2018 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Morgan Neville

Monday July 16, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of…

ITZHAK

| 2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Alison Chernick

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose…

TRIUMPH: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PERRY WALLACE with Director Rich Gentile

| 2018 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Rich Gentile

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Director Rich Gentile will join us for a Q&A afterward. Imagine the deep south, SEC Basketball, the 1960’s. Now imagine being the first African American to play in that setting. And now, imagine no university or coaching support between you and the noisy, venomous crowds, waving confederate flags and spewing racial epithets—demonstrating…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: FIDDLIN’ with Director Julie Simone and Creative Producer Vicki Vlasic

2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Julie Simone

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Fiddlin’ is an uplifting Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year old guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows just…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY

2017 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

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You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he’s written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – Berns’ career IS Rock and Roll. Berns sessions…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: A MAN AND HIS TRUMPET: THE LEROY JONES STORY

| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Cameron Washington

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Director Cameron Washington will join us for Q&A afterward. In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s musician with a sound like no other. Jones came up playing on the streets of the 7th ward and French Quarter, quickly establishing himself as…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

| 2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Chris Perkel

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In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS

| 2018 | | , , ,

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2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS Music and film flow naturally together. Our 6th Annual FILMUSIC Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never known, with great films and live music! The FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS includes every film/event except the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performance…

SOLD OUT! 2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1928 | 110 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Leni

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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THEATER LOOKING FOR TICKETS. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to welcome back for the fifth year, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) to perform their new, original score to Universal Pictures’  THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).  Universal itself has commissioned Berklee…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: JUST EAT IT with Island Grown Gleaning

| 2014 | 75 minutes | | ,
Directed by Grant Baldwin

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Representatives from Island Grown Gleaning and Island Grown Initiative will join us as co-presenter of JUST EAT IT and inform us of local initiatives and projects. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines, and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50%…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: LOVE AND BANANAS

2018 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Ashley Bell

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Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life-threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE SERENGETI RULES

2018 | 84 minutes | | ,
Directed by Nicolas Brown

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Nicolas Brown’s visually rich and thought-provoking documentary profiles scientists from around the globe whose parallel experiments with different ecosystems led them to similar, surprising conclusions about the relationships between predator and prey and, by extension, the balance of life on our planet. The conclusion these disparate thinkers and experiments reach speaks to…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE GARDENER in Collaboration with Polly Hill Arboretum

2018 | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Sébastien Chabot

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Join Tim Boland of Polly Hill Arboretum and the MV Film Society in presenting this amazing film about one of the greatest gardens in the world.  The Gardener is a documentary film which reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impacts on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: CHASING THE THUNDER with MV Fishermen’s Prev. Trust and Sail MV

| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,

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Chasing the Thunder is a high-seas documentary about the Sea Shepherd’s epic 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of the “Thunder,” considered the world’s most notorious poaching vessel. Across two seas and three oceans, the marine activists hunted the fugitive fishing ship through massive ice floes, storms-tossed seas, a near collision and violent clashes until…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORTS

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to add, once again, an Environmental Short Film portion to its 4th Annual MV Environmental Film Festival, which is Co-Sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society. So far we have the following films: PERMAFROST NOW, Stash Wislocki,  12 minutes Greg Fiske, Senior Geospatial Analyst and the…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival Opening Night Event: LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Susan Kucera

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Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking feature challenges our current way of thinking and provides…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Presented by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society Nature As Inspiration 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27, 2018 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family…

FOUR GAMES IN FALL: The Deflategate Documentary, Post-Screening Q&A with Director Julie Marron and Executive Producer Kurt Redfield

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Directed by Julie Marron

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This award-winning documentary from Lemon Martini Productions tackles the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system, all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal. Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, the film examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession….

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: ANGELS IN AMERICA

| 2018 | 210 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Marianne Elliott

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America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and considered to be one of the most important plays of the last hundred years, Tony…

THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

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“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: TRANSMILITARY with co-director Fiona Dawson for Q&A via Skype

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson

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  NOTE: All U.S. military members (past or present) will receive FREE admission. The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: BECKS w/ Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon Performing During the Post-Show Reception Sponsored by WMVY

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell

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Post-show: Local musicians Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon play their original music during a post-screening beer-and-wine reception sponsored exclusively by MVY Radio. Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, BECKS follows a musician (Hall) who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: A MILLION HAPPY NOWS w/ Lead Actor and Producer Chrystal Chappell

| 2017 | 80 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Albert Alarr

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Post-screening Skype Q&A with star/producer Chrystal Chappell Lainey Allen decides to retire from a soap opera she has starred in for twenty years. Along with her publicist and partner, Eva Morales, she moves to a beach house by the Central California coast. When Lainey starts to forget things more and more, they…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: THE LAVENDER SCARE w/ Director Josh Howard

| 2017 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josh Howard

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Post-show: Producer/director JOSH HOWARD joins us in person for a post-show Q&A, followed by a wine and dessert reception in the Film Center lobby sponsored exclusively by Tilton Rental. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: BELIEVER w/ Director Don Argott

| 2018 | 101 minutes | | ,
Directed by Don Argott

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Director Don Argott will join us via Skype after the film for a Q&A/Discussion Imagine Dragons’ Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the…

Film Noir Classics with Paul Karasik: HIGH AND LOW

| 1963 | 143 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Akira Kurosawa

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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa’s exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain’s detective novel “King’s Ransom,” “High and Low” is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Paul…

THE LAST PIG (Free Admission)

2017 | 54 minutes | |
Directed by Allison Argo

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Award Winning Director Allison Argo will be present to discuss the making of the film and answer your questions! Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs,…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

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You are cordially invited to 1854’s Spring Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on April 19th at 6:30 pm. You’ll be hearing more about this project in coming months, but for now here’s a brief introduction. When he died in 2015, the late Jack Schimmelman, a great fan of the spirituals…

THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

| 1849 | 218 minutes | | ,
Written by Giuseppe Verdi

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Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Luisa Miller, which has not been seen…

LEANING INTO THE WIND

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer

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LEANING INTO THE WIND is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine…

Film Noir Classics: THE THIRD MAN

| 1949 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Carol Reed

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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, “The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a…

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: GISELLE

2015 | 140 minutes | |
Music by Adolphe Adam

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When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death… Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in…

THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner…

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – Last showing!

| 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

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This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Man Without a Past), a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife…

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D. of the Woods Hole Research Center

2017 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Bill Morrison

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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Robert Max Holmes, Ph.D is Deputy Director and Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center and has extensive experience working with permafrost….

HUMAN FLOW in Collaboration with MV Peace Council, MV Friends, and Sense of Wonder Creations, Introduced by State Rep. Dylan Fernandes

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei

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Dylan Fernandes, our Rep. to the MA Statehouse, will attend the screening of Human Flow and will speak briefly about the state of immigration policy in our community.  In collaboration with these Vineyard groups dedicated to Peace: MV Peace Council  Sense of Wonder Creations MV Friends Meeting Over 65 million people around…

Film Noir Classics: RIFIFI

| 1955 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jules Dassin

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Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony (Jean Servais) turns down a quick job his friend Jo (Carl Mohner) offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) during Tony’s…

THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini

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This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…