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MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

| 1953 | 3 hrs. 29 min. | |

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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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

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

| 1839 | 2 hrs. 55 mins. | |

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

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday March 30, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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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

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |

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

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |

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

| 1853 | 3 hrs. 32 min. | |

Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center)
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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: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

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

BEING THERE in collaboration with Compassionate Care ALS and MV Hospice

| 2016 | 95 mins | |
Directed by Thomas Lüchinger

Sunday October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
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A Panel will be conducted after the film with: Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Director: Thomas Lüchinger Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma* The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

| 1910 | 3 hrs. 42 min. | |

Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center)
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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: SAMSON ET DALILA

| 1877 | 3 hrs. 4 min. | | ,

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

COLETTE

| 2018 | 111 mins | |
Directed by Wash Westmoreland

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen…

TEA WITH THE DAMES

| 2018 | 83 Mins. | | ,
Directed by Roger Michell

Friday October 12, 2018

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… TEA WITH THE DAMES is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen…

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

| 2018-19 | |

Saturday October 06, 2018
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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 NOW! 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…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | | ,

Saturday October 06, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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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. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter,…

2018 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2018 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday September 27, 2018, 7:30pm
Friday September 28, 2018 7:30pm
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Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 9 for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a…

LOVE, GILDA

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

Friday September 21, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday September 22, 2018 4:00pm
Sunday September 23, 2018, 7:30pm Thursday September 27, 2018, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

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…

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

| 2018 | 65 minutes | |
Directed by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

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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…

PUZZLE

| 2018 | 103 minutes | |
Directed by Mark Turtletaub

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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…

BLACKkKLANSMAN

| 2018 | 128 mins | | , ,
Directed by Spike Lee
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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:…

MVIFF 2018: LA FAMILIA

| 2018 | 88 minutes | |
Gustavo Rondon Cardova

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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 WOMEN’S BALCONY (ISMACH HATANI)

| 2016 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Emil Ben-Shimon

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The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles. The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the “women’s balcony” in the synagogue. Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay,…

MVIFF 2018: THE LAST SUIT (EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE)

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Pablo Solarz

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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,…

MVIFF 2018: CLOSING NIGHT FILM: ORECCHIE + Closing Party at La Soffitta

| 2018 | 90 minutes | |
directed by Alessandro Aronadio

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ORECCHIE (EARS) will be preceded by a showing of the “Best Overall” Short Film from Saturday’s Juried Competition.  After the film, patrons are encouraged to join us for our Closing Night Party at La Soffitta Restaurant on Main Street.  This dark comedy begins when a man wakes up with a low ringing…

MVIFF 2018: OH LUCY!

| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Atsuko Hirayanagi

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Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” This new identity…

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

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

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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: International Short Films Juried Competition

| 2018 | 137 mins | |

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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2018 MVIFF SHORT FILM FINALISTS 1)…

MVIFF 2018: ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE with Bill Plympton and other filmmakers

| 2018 | 70 mins. | |
Curated by BILL PLYMPTON

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A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award-nominated animator recently garnered national attention with his short films “Trump Bites” ran…

MVIFF 2018: PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
directed by Hao Wu

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An entire generation has come of age on social media and virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming has become the most popular online entertainment for hundreds of millions. Young performers earn as much as US$150,000 a month singing, dancing or…

MVIFF 2018: WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY (HVA VIL FOLK SI)

, | 2018 | 106 mins | |
Directed by Iram Haq

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Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. When her father catches her alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers,…

MVIFF 2018: THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE

, | 2018 | 98 minutes | |
Mads Brügger

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Two men head to China to make money selling Saint Bernard Dogs in this oddball comedy film. One of the pair has recently learned he has A.L.S. and wants to seize the day, the other sees a potential business opportunity and a partner with the funds to make it happen. Together they…

MVIFF 2018: THE DAY AFTER (GEU-HU)

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

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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: LOVELING (BENZINHO)

| 2018 | 95 minutes | | ,
Gustavo Pizzi

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Irene, 38 years old, is married to Klaus, 45. They live in Petrópolis, a small city in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, and have four children. Fernando (16); Rodrigo (10), and the twins (5). The couple has been struggling for years to finish building their new house. Irene works as an…

MVIFF 2018: MAKALA

| 2018 | 96 mins. | |
Directed by Emmanuel Gras

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In Congo, a young peasant dreams of a better future for his loved ones. His only wealth lies in the strength of his arms, the bushland around him and his strong will. Set out on dangerous and exhausting roads in order to trade the fruit of his work, he discovers the value…

MVIFF 2018: THE CHARMER (Please note we have moved show time to 9:15pm)

, | 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
directed by Milad Alami

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An intense drama about a young Iranian desperate to meet a woman who can provide a “paper marriage” so he can stay in Denmark. Then he falls in love—just as his past catches up with him.   Winner of top prizes at international film festivals in Taipei, Palm Springs, Warsaw, Tbilisi, and…

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

| 2018 | 75 mins. | | , ,

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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…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron

| 2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

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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…

MVIFF 2018: ZAMA

| 2018 | 115 minutes | |
Lucrecia Martel

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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: ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

| 2018 | six days/nights | | , ,
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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 the festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets at box office, and arrive 10…

MVIFF 2018: THE HEIRESSES (LAS HEREDERAS)

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Marcelo Martinessi

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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…

MISSION-IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT — Last Showing today.

2018 | 2 hrs. 27 min. | |
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
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The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and…

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

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

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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…

INVISIBLE HANDS Q&A with Director Shraysi Tandon

| 2017 | 80 minutes | |
Directed by Shraysi Tandon

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Director Shraysi Tandon and Executive Producer Christina Weiss Lurie will join us afterward for a discussion. INVISIBLE HANDS is a feature documentary that exposes 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 produced…

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

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

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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…

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

| 2018 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Morgan Neville

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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…

HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | ,

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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…

Fair Game: A 1960 Georgia Lynching Story with Director Clennon L. King and Dr. Louis W. Sullivan.

| 2018 | 65 mins | |
Directed by Clennon King

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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 andAtty. Chevene B. King, Jr. 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 of Health and Human Services during President George H….

Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future w/ Julie Taymor, Diana Barrett, Misan Sagay, and Julia Spiro

| 2018 | 75 mins | |

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A special event to benefit the MV Film Society and its youth Scholarship awards.  Several panelists from the Film Industry will join together on the Film Center stage to discuss candidly the topic: Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future.   A wine reception will be held in our lobby starting at 6:45…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: IL TROVATORE

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

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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…

SOLD OUT — PLAYING GOD with Attorney Ken Feinberg

| 2017 | 95 mins | |
Directed by Karin Jurschick

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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…

FAR FROM THE TREE with Director Rachel Dretzin and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

| 2018 | 93 minutes | |
Rachel Dretzin

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Q&A with Director Rachel Dretzin and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. afterward FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed,…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

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

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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…

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

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

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Director and Producer 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…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

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Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  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…

SOLD OUT — 2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Co-Director/Co-Producer Kate Davis (Film Society Board Member) and David Heilbroner

| 2018 | |
Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…

SOLD OUT -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

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

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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 — SOLD OUT

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

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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– No Longer For Sale

| 2018 | |

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, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…

MET OPERA LIVE ENCORE: TURANDOT

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

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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…