Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Sam Mendes

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands…

THE PUBLIC (in collaboration with MV Library Association)

| 2018 | 2 hrs | |
Written and Directed by Emilio Estevez

Sunday May 05, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE ADMISSION
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Written and Directed by Emilio Estevez

Starring Emilio Estevez, Taylor Schilling and Alec Baldwin

This special FREE EVENT is made possible by the generous support of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, the Friends of all the Island Libraries, and the  Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Admission is free, so please consider bringing a nonperishable donation for the Island Food Pantry. In THE PUBLIC an unusually bitter Arctic blast has…

Sunday June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Screenplay by Robert Riskin

Based on a novel by James Hilton, this fantastical drama follows a group of plane-crash survivors who have landed in the mythical Shangri-La, a valley hidden deep within the mountains of the Himalayas. Rescued by followers of the High Llama (Sam Jaffe), the outsiders grow to love the remote paradise, but British…

Sunday April 28, 2019, 11:00 AM,
$45 (includes all materials). Pre-registration recommended. Class size limited.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Venue: Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs. Featherstone Website Featherstone teacher Fae Kontje-Gibbs leads a three-hour workshop about the white-line printing technique developed by Edith Lake Wilkinson (the subject of Saturday’s film PACKED IN A TRUNK).

Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$20 General Admission, $10 age 30 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Written by Terrence McNally

Venue: MV Playhouse, 24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Website The MV Playhouse presents a staged reading of Terrence McNally’s powerful play about a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the apartment of her late son’s partner who has moved on with his life. Challenged to face how society…

Friday April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE EVENT
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Venue: Alex’s Place, 111R Edgartown-VH Road, Vineyard Haven. Alex’s Place Website The Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center was created by The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard. With its first Open House under the direction of Ryan Schwab-Doyon, teens and families are welcome to…

LATE NIGHT

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,

Friday June 07, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 08, 2019, 7:30 PM,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too…

RED JOAN

| 2019 | 1 hr 50 mins. | | ,

Friday May 10, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Dame Judi Dench

In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award (R) winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge…

DIANE

| 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins. | |

Thursday April 18, 2019, 7:30 PM
Friday April 19, 2019, 4:00 PM
Saturday April 20, 2019, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Mary Kay Place

For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice,…

ASK DR. RUTH

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | |

Friday May 03, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no…

Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Special Introduction by Paul Karasik on these restored Film Noir classics. Join us in the lobby beforehand for a glass of Pinot Noir and Dark Chocolate. A small-town fable about violence and redemption, Moonrise is the final triumph of Frank Borzage, one of Hollywood’s most neglected masters. Stigmatized from infancy by the…

Friday April 05, 2019
Thursday April 25, 2019
Friday April 26, 2019,

SPECIAL EVENT
$100 General Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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*IMPORTANT*  If you purchase an All-Access Pass, please be sure to email Michael Nason at Michael@mvfilmsociety.com with the choices of the films/events you intend to attend (even if you intend to come to every event) so we can reserve a seat/ticket for you. *An All-Access Pass Allows Admission to Every Spectrum Film…

Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B….

Sunday April 28, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Sponsored by The Tisbury Printer Studio 54 was the epicenter of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) chronicles the rise and fall of…

Saturday April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM,
FREE EVENT
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Novel by Adrienne Kisner

FREE ADMISSION! The MV Public Libraries’ “All-Island Teen Read” of the young adult novel DEAR RACHEL MADDOW concludes with this group discussion led by local librarians AMY RYAN and JENNIFER RAPUANO. Participants will be able to discuss the book, share their thoughts and engage with author ADRIENNE KISNER (who will be in…

Thursday April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Presented by event sponsor Tilton Tents A selection of short films dealing with LGBTQ issues. Pre-show: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (video message).  Post-show: Live Q&A with director Fiona Dawson and producer/actor Chris McNeany. A dessert and wine reception in the lobby follows.  

Saturday April 27, 2019, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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MAN MADE takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who like the film’s director were born and raised female), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition…

Sunday April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui. Pre-show: James Phillips,…

Saturday April 27, 2019, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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The groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally – a personal journey through five decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, and finding love and inspiration at every age. McNally’s works include cultural and gender-bending hits such as “Ragtime,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,”…

Friday April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running…

Friday April 26, 2019, 3:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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PACKED IN A TRUNK is the story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. All her worldly possessions were packed into trunks and shipped to a relative in West Virginia where they sat in an attic for 40 years. Edith’s great-niece, Emmy Award…

Saturday April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM,
FREE EVENT
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices…

Saturday April 27, 2019, 12:00 Noon,
Free Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman

Socially awkward teen Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie’s dreams of becoming…

Friday April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Molly Shannon

Presented by event sponsor CB Stark Jewelers The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years…

Thursday April 25, 2019, 4:00 PM,
Free Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Sponsored by Holmes Hole Builders LLC Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales. (This is a free event, any unclaimed tickets will be released 5 minutes before showtime) Pre-show: Democratic presidential…

Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Presented by event sponsor The Mansion House NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE! Retaining all the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherson (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional,…

Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
Free for Teenagers
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Presented by event sponsor MV Bank Set in South Africa in 1985 against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, CANARY follows a teen boy, Johan Niemand, who has always been bullied in his small town for his flair for British new wave music and love of Boy George. After he gets called on…

THE WEDDING GUEST

, | 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins | | ,
A Film by Michael Winterbottom

Thursday April 18, 2019, 4:00 PM
Friday April 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday April 20, 2019, 4:00 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Michael Winterbottom

Starring Dev Patel

This propulsive, globe-trotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to…

Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$17 General Admission, $14 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt and Southside Johnny Lyon

“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll” tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45…

Monday July 29, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday July 30, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm

$250 for the full week, including supplies and snacks.
Sign up online now, or contact Minah Worley at Minah@mvfilmsociety.com or Michelle Vivian at michelle@mvtv.org

July 29-August 2, 2019, 1-5 pm at MV Regional High School and MVTV HQ in Oak Bluffs Campers will learn various video techniques such as video camera use, interviewing skills, musical video, creating public service announcements, and editing of video content.  The camp will meet each day at MV Regional High School…

Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:30 pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$17 General Admission, $14 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of…

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Written by Francis Poulenc

Blanche de la Force (Isabel Leonard), Mme. Lidoine (Adrianne Pieczonka), Constance (Erin Morley), Mère Marie (Karen Cargill), First Prioress (Karita Mattila), Chevalier de la
Force (David Portillo), Marquis de la Force (Dwayne Croft)

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

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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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  Click below for a PDF download of 2015 Festival Film Schedule 2015 Festival Film Schedule   The entire festival program is now available as a supplement in the MV Times newspaper (September 4th) and at various locations around the island. You can also drop by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to…