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MVIFF 2017: CHILDREN’S CONCERT: MISTER G

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A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible” by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. Spanning genres from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk to folk,…

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SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

| 2017 | 97 mins | | , , ,
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Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The battle for ownership…

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MV DOC WEEK: FREE CHILDRENS EVENT — PUPPETS

| 2017 | 60 mins | |

Join Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers. Will he ever sell enough to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson about being true to himself? This imaginative…

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CARS 3 – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 109 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Brian Fee
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Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan…

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

, , | 87 minutes | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Otto Bell

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse…

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Special Free Screening: ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS

| 2016 | 60 minutes | |

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN VINEYARD HAVEN ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th. This holiday special goes back in time to show how Elmo’s ancestors–not to mention those of Grover, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster–helped transform “the most unfriendly street in town” into the bright, kind, music-filled place it…

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1776

| 1972 | 141 minutes | | ,
Directed by Peter H. Hunt

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Join our Theater Manager, Bob Dutton, for an entertaining afternoon as he hosts a special screening of 1776! This independent production was adapted from the hit 1969 Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Daniels. The story is set during the first Continental Congress, when the Declaration of Independence was drafted by such…

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

| 1944 | 113 mins | | , , , ,
Directed by Vincente Minnelli

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CHILDREN ADMITTED FREE TO SHOW Sally Benson’s short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters, who hoped to find a throughline to connect the anecdotal tales. After several false starts (one of which proposed that the eldest Smith daughter be kidnapped and…

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POLAR EXPRESS — FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering

| 2004 | 100 mins | | , ,
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering Suggested Children: Enjoy $1 off of a small hot chocolate at Nat’s Nook (details below)! Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe…

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Classic Film Night: REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940)

| 1940 | 94 mins | | ,
Directed by Mitchell Leisen

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A romantic comedy drama directed by former art director Mitchell Leisen and based on a skillful Preston Sturges screenplay. Barbara Stanwyck stars as Lee Leander, a New York City shoplifter who is arrested just before Christmas after trying to filch an expensive piece of jewelry. Her trial delayed until after the holiday,…

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THE PEANUTS MOVIE

| 2015 | 92 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Steve Martino

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Life always seems complicated for good ol’ Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown finds himself completely smitten with her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy…

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OKLAHOMA– 60th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SCREENING

| 1955 | 145 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fred Zinnemann

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Sunday’s screening of OKLAHOMA will begin about 12:10 PM tomorrow. But beginning at 11:35 will be a 25 minute pre-show — a featurette featuring Okie native and Broadway singing star Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II stage production. Join us for…

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MY FAIR LADY 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

| 1964 | 192 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by George Cukor

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MY FAIR LADY is now more “loverly” than ever with a breathtaking new restoration playing in cinemas nationwide for a limited time only. In honor of its 50th Anniversary, this eight time OSCAR winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original 65mm negative and scanned utilizing start-of-the-art technology under the supervision…

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

| 2010 | 84 minutes | | , ,

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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

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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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Nature as Inspiration: MICROCOSMOS

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

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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: WINGED MIGRATION

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

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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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Classic Film Night: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG

| 1964 | 90 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jacques Demy

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Jacques Demy’s 1964 masterpiece is a pop-art opera, or, to borrow the director’s own description, a film in song. This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery (a luminous Catherine Deneuve), an employee in her widowed…

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Classic Film Night: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

| 1941 | 91 Mins | | , ,
Directed by Preston Sturges

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In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library.  In Preston Sturges’ classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), fed up with directing profitable comedies like “Ants in Your Plants of 1939,”…

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

, | 1968 | 160 minutes | | ,
Stanley Kubrick

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In collaboration with the MV Museum’s ongoing exhibit “Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s”, join us for the first in this four part 1960s film series. A mind-bending sci-fi symphony, Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on…

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1st Annual Winter Holiday Festival! Santa, singing, treats and HOME ALONE

| 1990 | 103 minutes | | ,
Chris Columbus

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It’s the holiday season – and Santa is coming to town!!!  😛   Please join us on Saturday the 20th to celebrate the holidays with the Film Society at the first ever MARTHA’S VINEYARD FILM CENTER WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL with Santa Clause himself! We will be taking photographs with Santa prior to the…

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Classic Holiday Film Night: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

| 1946 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Frank Capra

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Doors open at 6:30 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby performed by Michael Haydn, the film will screen…

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Classic Film Night: The Fountainhead

| 1949 | 114 minutes | |
King Vidor

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In this adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel, Gary Cooper stars as Howard Roark, a fiercely independent and idealistic architect. Rather than compromise his deals, Howard is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a…

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National Theatre LIVE Special Event: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

| 2014 | 130 minutes | | , ,
Marianne Elliott

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Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times…

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SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY in collaboration with the Vineyard Haven Public Library (FREE SCREENING)

| 1982 | 100 mins | | ,
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The Vineyard Haven Public Library will kick off its six-week long film and lecture series “America’s Music: A History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” with a free screening of the documentary “Say Amen, Somebody” The series will feature showings of six award-winning documentary films about uniquely American…

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SILENT FILM COMEDY SHORTS

| 1916 | 105 mins | |

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SILENT COMEDY SHORTS restored by Serge Bromberg, David Shepard and the renowned Lobster Films in Paris. Chaplin’s THE IMMIGRANT, Keaton’s THE LOVE NEST, and others by Charley Chase, Charlie Bowers, etc. SLAPSTICK — WHAT PRICE GOOFY:Charlie Chase RT:24:37 2. THE IMMIGRANT: Chaplin RT20:01 3. THE LOVE NEST-Keaton: RT:20:15 4. MIGHTY LIKE A…

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Chimpanzee Movie – In collaboration with Featherstone Center for Arts — Miss Lani’s Roots & Shoots Youth Group

| 2012 | 78 min. | |

In collaboration with Featherstone Center for Arts — Miss Lani’s Roots & Shoots Youth Group From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans and African Cats, comes Chimpanzee – a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp…

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The Quiet Man

, | 1952 | 129 min. | | , ,
A Film by John Ford

Returning to the Ireland of his birth, director John Ford fashions an irresistible valentine to the “Auld Sod” in The Quiet Man. Irish-American boxer John Wayne, recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his…