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JAWS

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

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Fridays, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy…

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MV ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S EVENT – FREE

| 2012 | 86 minutes | | , , , ,
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Sunday May 28, 2017, 1:00pm

Come join The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s Environmental Film Festival’s Children’s Event on May 28th at 1pm at the film center for a FREE screening of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax! Afterwards Vineyard Conservation Society will speak about their work on how they are helping to protect our island.  All children are welcome to…

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2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: BEFORE THE FLOOD

| 2016 | 96 min | | ,
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Friday May 26, 2017, 4:00pm
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Special Guests: Charter School students ( Astrid Tilton, Clancy Conlin, Lucy Thompson, Jared Rivard, Lily Tilton) who participated in a climate change field trip to Alaska. If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a…

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THE RED TURTLE

, , | 2017 | 80 minutes | | ,
Directed by Michaël Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

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HIDDEN FIGURES

| 2017 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ted Melfi

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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as…

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MOANA

| 2016 | 103 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams (IX) , Don Hall

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Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes MOANA, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who…

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CORALINE

| 2009 | 101 minutes | | , , , , ,
Directed by Pete Kozachik, Henry Selick

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Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. Coraline seriously…

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QUEEN OF KATWE

, | 2016 | 124 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mira Nair
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QUEEN OF KATWE is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence…

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STORKS

| 2016 | 87 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
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Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle…

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LITTLE MEN

, | 2016 | 85 minutes | |
Directed by Ira Sachs

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When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) —…

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ITHACA

| 2016 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Meg Ryan
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When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on a job as a bicycle telegraph messenger to provide for his widowed mother, his older sister and his younger brother. Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good people of Ithaca,…

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2016 MVIFF — OUR LITTLE SISTER

| 2015 | 128 mins | | ,
HIROKAZU KOREEDA

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The beautiful film from Japan, OUR LITTLE SISTER, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother’s home after the death of their father, and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister. The Huffington Post writes, “Our Little Sister is a film of surpassing beauty and sensitivity, a fully realized…

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FINDING DORY

| 2016 | 100 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

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FINDING DORY reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters in 2016, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film.

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

| 2016 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Travis Knight
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Older viewers will tune in to its melancholy – its battles between memory and loss, its themes of filial piety and betrayal – while younger ones will dig the more basic emotions of Kubo’s epic journey. Staggeringly beautiful and immensely true, this is the best animated film of 2016.  Voice cast includes Charlize Theron,…

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LIFE, ANIMATED

, | 2016 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

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The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes…

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PETE’S DRAGON

| 2016 | 102 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Lowery
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A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.  Wonderful live-action family film from Disney.

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Film Club: LIFE OF PI

, | 2012 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ang Lee

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Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.  

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Film Club: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

| 1987 | 98 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Rob Reiner

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An elderly man reads the book “The Princess Bride” to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won’t like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with…

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Special Event: JIMMY TINGLE FOR PRESIDENT– LIVE

2016 | 90 minutes | |

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As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump as Republican candidate on the right and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provok-ing and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency (shall we say he’s…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

| 2016 | 90 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Chris Renaud , Yarrow Cheney
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A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable…

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BIG FRIENDLY GIANT (THE BFG)

, | 2016 | 117 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg
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Steve Spielberg’s BFG minimizes the darker elements of Roald Dahl’s classic in favor of a resolutely good-natured, visually stunning, and largely successful family-friendly adventure. A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because,…

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THE YOUNG AMERICANS multimedia and live-music performance

| 2016 | 90 mins | | , , , , , , , ,

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A unique multimedia performance with live music chronicles the race to reach the moon.  With rare archival footage and interviews with the major players, astronauts and their families, John Monsky, creator and narrator, takes us inside the capsule and the control room to trace the great rush to the lunar surface. The drama,…

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DARK HORSE

| 2016 | 85 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Louise Osmond

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Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion,…

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LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

, , , | 2016 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Whit Stillman

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Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts…

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

, | 2016 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
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In the animated comedy, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds–or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile…

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PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND

| 2016 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
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Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn’t…

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

| 2016 | 111 mins | | , ,
Directed by Jon Favreau

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As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The…

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THE LUNCHBOX – preshow reception with Indian food and live music

| 2013 | 104 mins | | ,
Directed by Ritesh Batra

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In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Free (Indian inspired) refreshments and drinks in lobby starting at 6:30 PM in the film center lobby. Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice…

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR

| 2015 | 100 mins | | , , ,
Directed by Peter Sohn

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“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling…

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Classic Film Night: HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949)

| 1949 | 87 Mins | | ,
Directed by Don Hartman

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War widow Janet Leigh hasn’t the money to buy the model train that her son Gordon Gebert wants for Christmas. Robert Mitchum overhears the boy’s plight, and offers to purchase the train for him, even though it will deplete his own money supply. This little gesture of kindness from Mitchum snowballs into…

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MEET THE PATELS

, | 2015 | 88 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel

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MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams … and his parents. Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what started as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heartbreaking film reveals how love is…

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THE WALK

| 2015 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

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THE WALK is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting…

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CLASSIC FILM NIGHT: BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)

| 1985 | 116 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

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Don’t miss the pre-show documentary that filmmakers made on those technology and cultural changes they expected to see in 2015 30 years ago. From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes BACK TO THE FUTURE— the original, ground-breaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever. When teenager…

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SOLD OUT! Opening Night: Tented Reception and Film: MEET THE PATELS

, | 2015 | 88 mins | | ,
Geeta V. Patel and Ravi Patel

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On Opening Night of the Festival, we will be holding 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 sponsorStella Artois) and appetizers (provided by ) while Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson,…

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INSIDE OUT

| 2015 | 102 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy…

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SHAUN THE SHEEP

| 2015 | 85 min | | , ,
Directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak
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Warm, funny, and brilliantly animated claymation, SHAUN THE SHEEP is yet another stop-motion jewel in Aardman’s family-friendly crown (creators of WALLACE AND GOMIT).  When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and…

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MR. HOLMES

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Bill Condon

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MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end…

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MINIONS

| 2015 | 91 Minutes | |
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda
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The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T. rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into…

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MAX

2015 | 111 minutes | | ,
Directed by Boaz Yakin
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After U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott is killed in Afghanistan, Max, his highly trained service dog, is too traumatized to remain in service. Back in the U.S., Kyle’s family adopts the dog, but teenage brother Justin (Josh Wiggins) has problems of his own and doesn’t want the animal. However, Max may be Justin’s…

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From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure TOMORROWLAND, starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an…

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THE WRECKING CREW

2015 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Denny Tedesco

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What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that…

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JAWS – 40th Anniversary of its release by Universal

| 1975 | 124 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg
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Two Shows/Two Theaters — The Capawock Theater at 6:30 PM, The Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs at 9:30 PM. Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds…

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Classic Film Night: SUDDENLY

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

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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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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

2015 | 122 minutes | | ,
Directed by John Madden

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Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy)…

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2014 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION

| 2014 | 82 mins | | ,

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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

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DR. STRANGELOVE (Co-sponsored by the MV Museum)

| 1964 | 95 minutes | | ,
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OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.  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. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at…

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Classic Film Night: GROUNDHOG DAY

| 1993 | 101 minutes | | , ,
Harold Ramis

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Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt,…

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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA (LAST SHOWING!)

| 2014 | 87 minutes | |
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

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AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. This feature documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and…

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The Christmas Show — A sensory mosaic of storytelling, moving imagery, and music for stage and screen

| 2014 | 90 mins | |

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Susan Klein, Alan Brigish, and Gary Girouard  join artistic forces for this spritely show a new offering this season highlighting the stories, images, and music of Christmas. These heartfelt stories, selected from “Silent Night,” the popular Christmas CD by Susan Klein, which have become part of the annual tradition for many, celebrate cherished…

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Classic Holiday Film Night: ELF

| 2003 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Jon Favreau

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  For our second Holiday Classic Film Night the Film Society will be screening ELF at the Film Center. You can expect all the usual treats that would appear at any Elf gathering (the four main food groups) : candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!   This…

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THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA

| 2013 | 137 minutes | | , ,
Isao Takahata

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Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an…

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Classic Film Night: ROME, OPEN CITY

| 1946 | 103 minutes | | ,
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This was Roberto Rossellini’s revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Rome Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II. The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city,…

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REAR WINDOW – In tribute to Jonathan Revere with the West Tisbury Library

| 1954 | 112 minutes | | ,
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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. Doors open at 6:45 pm with free refreshments and live piano music in lobby, the film will screen at 7:30 pm.  Laid up with a broken leg,…

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A MASTER BUILDER

| 2013 | 130 minutes | |
Jonathan Demme

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The artistic triumvirate of Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn update Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses – who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act. Working…

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Celebrating National Fossil Day – DINOSAUR 13 with special guest speaker Dr. Henry Kriegstein

2014 | 95 minutes | | , , ,
Todd Douglas Miller

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National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.    THE TRUE TALE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN HISTORY! When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute…

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

| 2013 | 104 minutes | | ,
Nicolas Vanier

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Set in a small village in the snowy Alps during WWII, an orphan named Sebastian befriends Belle, a wild dog wandering the French Alps, in the midst of a great disruption by German soldiers wishing to dismantle a network of smugglers into Switzerland. Filmmaker Nicolas Vanier transforms the 1960’s hit television show…

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SOLD OUT! THE GRADUATE with special guest director Mike Nichols (in collaboration with the MV Museum)

| 1967 | 106 minutes | | , ,
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Special guest, Mike Nichols will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the show.   This screening is in collaboration with the MV Museum and benefits both the museum and the film center.    “One word: plastics.”  This line and others in THE GRADUATE became cultural touchstones, as 1960s youth rebellion…

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THE ISLAND PRESIDENT sponsored by The Center for Biological Diversity and in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society

| 2011 | 101 minutes | | , ,
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ON FEBRUARY 7, 2012, MOHAMED NASHEED RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN A COUP D’ETAT PERPETRATED BY SECURITY FORCES LOYAL TO THE FORMER DICTATOR. THIS FILM IS THE STORY OF HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a…

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ALIVE INSIDE

| 2014 | 78 mins | | , ,

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As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives. Spearheaded by social worker Dan Cohen and captured on camera over the course of three years by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett, we learn that songs from a patient’s past…

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A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

| 1964 | 87 minutes | |
Richard Lester

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During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day’s Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres…