Greetings, Martha’s Vineyard Community and beyond!
We miss seeing your smiling faces, but our team has been working hard behind the scenes to deliver exciting new films and events to you directly to your living room. Some are free and others require an existing subscription or rental fee.
Your rental of these films helps support the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and its staff during this unprecedented time.
Thanks for your continued support, and we trust you are healthy and safe at home.
NEW RELEASES OFFERED TO MV FILM CENTER PATRONS ONLINE WHILE OUR CENTER IS CLOSED
Stream EXTRA ORDINARY here and support the MV FILM CENTER
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ and tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager – making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack… maybe a yogurt or something.
“the Ahern-Loughman collaboration doesn’t merely goose the boundary between charming and outrageous, it gleefully tramples it into oblivion.”
– Los Angeles Times
“Extra Ordinary, a blend of low-key supernatural chills and offbeat Irish comedy, is one of the sweetest and funniest movies of the year.”
– Danielle Solzman, /Film.com
“Consistently Funny” – Variety
Palme d’Or Nominated Film from Romania – Available starting Tuesday, March 31st!
Stream new release THE WHISTLERS and support The MV FILM CENTER
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
“If the Coen brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
In Corneliu Porumboiu’s memorable crime saga, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.
If you purchase a screening of THE WHISTLERS online on Tuesday, March 31st thru Friday April 3rd – The MV Film Society will receive 100% of the proceeds.
Stream new release SAINT FRANCES and support the MV Film Center!
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.
“Saint Frances hits a sweet spot that’s really sweet.”– Bob Mondello, NPR
“Turns out there are a lot of things that have gone unsaid in movies until now, and ‘Saint Frances’ goes there in a way that’s not only enlightening but entertaining as well.” – Peter Debruge, VARIETY
Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature – SXSW 2019
Certified Fresh with 98% on Rotten Tomatoes!
HERE’S HOW THIS WORKS
For $12, Oscilloscope will email you a link to the film, which is viewable on any internet-connected device including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. If you have the appropriate technology (Chromecast, AirPlay, SmartTV, etc), you may be able to stream this to your television at home from your computer or phone. This link will give you access to the film for 72 hours after it is emailed to you. The charge will appear on your credit card statement as “SP Oscilloscope Labs.”
For every purchase of Saint Frances starting today, $5 directly goes back to the Film Society in an effort to support us while we are facing an extended closure.
Stream new release BACURAU and support the MV Film Center!
WATCH THE TRAILER
This no-holds-barred sci-fi survival thriller, starring Sônia Braga, is now available to watch online at Kino Lorber’s new virtual theater. Set in a tranquil, tightly knit backcountry village in a not-too-distant future Brazil, Bacurau is a genre-bending parable of exploitation and resistance.
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.
ABOUT THIS OFFER AND HOW IT WORKS
Kino Marquee is a new initiative that creates virtual theaters for temporarily closed art house cinemas so they can offer their audiences the opportunity to see at home the films that would otherwise be playing on the big screen.
The $12 price of the ticket will be split with the MV Film Center, and you will have a five-day pass to view the feature (as many times as you like).
Notice: This is a new service, recently created by Kino Lorber, so there may be a few bugs. You will have to register and do the credit card thing like every other website on the internet, so be prepared and memorize your password.
We’ve gone through the whole process and it worked for us. If you have any problems see the FAQ on the Virtual Cinema’s main page.
Stream FANTASTIC FUNGI and support the MV Film Center!
WATCH THE TRAILER
Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil, and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
(USA, 2019, 81 Mins, English | Dir. Louie Schwartzberg)
Stream CORPUS CHRISTI and support the MV Film Center!
WATCH THE TRAILER
Nominated for an Academy Award and inspired by true events, Corpus Christi is the story of 20-year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia), who, after serving a sentence in a youth detention center, is searching for redemption. Running from the troubles that haunt him and hiding from his past by posing as a priest in a small Polish town; Daniel’s passion, charisma, and wildly unconventional methods help heal the town’s traumatized residents, placing him on the path towards a spiritual transformation.
Oscar nominee ‘Corpus Christi’ is an absorbing, spiritually attuned drama
(Poland, 2019, 115 Mins., Polish with English Subtitles | Dir. Jan Komasa)
SLAY THE DRAGON
Stream SLAY THE DRAGON starting Friday, April 10th
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.
“THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FILM OF THE YEAR, AND IT MAY PROVE TO BE ONE OF THE KEY POLITICAL FILMS OF THE DECADE.” – Variety
ONE-OF-A-KIND SHORT FILMS
SXSW SHORT FILMS
As part of Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s mission to bring you opportunities to watch unique and exciting films while we all to try to navigate this unprecedented situation, you can watch most of this year’s canceled South By Southwest Film Festival SHORT films, for FREE, online right now!
Link to SHORTS at https://mailchimp.com/presents/sxsw/
Join us in watching and celebrating the achievements of these filmmakers!
We are proud to support the efforts of Oscilloscope Laboratories & Mailchimp in their partnership to launch the #SupportTheShorts platform, a free website now streaming the Official SXSW 2020 Short Films.
NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME – FREE SHOWS EVERY THURSDAY
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE BEST OF BRITISH THEATRE AT HOME
Join us right here every Thursday at 2 pm EST time for some of the best British theatre, free to stream for a week. Starting from 2 April with the online premiere of One Man Two Guvnors featuring James Corden.
Met launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the Coronavirus closure
The third week of free streams includes Dialogue des Carmélites, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Nixon in China
All streams are now available for 23 hours.
The MET OPERA events are streaming on the Met website, to overwhelming demand (so expect delays)! The best way to access is through the Met Opera on Demand APP (available for Apple, Amazon, Roku devices as well as Samsung Smart TVs).
There is a setting on the Met Opera on Demand app where you can choose “off”, “English” and whatever other languages that particular event is offered in.
DISCOVER A NEW HANDPICKED FILM EVERYDAY ON MUBI
MUBI is currently offering 3 months of free streaming access to the MV Film Society’s members and patrons. With this curated streaming service, you’ll have access to an ever-changing collection of beautiful, interesting, and incredible films.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS