2019 DOC WEEK: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

| 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins | | ,
A Film by Avi Belkin

Friday August 09, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Avi Belkin

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who…

DO THE RIGHT THING – one night only!

| 1989 | 2 hrs 5 mins | |
A Spike Lee Joint

Sunday June 30, 2019, 7:30 PM (Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Spike Lee Joint

Starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez, Ossie Davis, John Turturro, Martin Lawrence, Giancarlo Esposito and Samuel L Jackson

Spike Lee’s iconic Do the Right Thing turns 30 this year, and, to celebrate, the film is returning to theaters with a 4K restoration. This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn….

VAULT

| 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins | | ,
Directed by Tom DeNucci

Sunday June 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday June 18, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock),

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Tom DeNucci

Starring Theo Rossi, Don Johnson & Clive Standen

Vault tells a story about a group of small time criminals in 1975 who attempt to pull off the biggest heist in American history; stealing over $30 million from the Mafia in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island.

DOUBTING THOMAS with director and star WILL McFADDEN in attendance!

| 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins. | |
A Film by Will McFadden

Monday July 08, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Will McFadden

Starring Will McFadden, Sarah Butler and Jamie Hector (The Wire)

Black babies don’t come from white people. Except this one just did. Jen swears to Tom that he’s the father, and she’s just as dumbfounded as everyone else. Tom says he believes her. They’re a team built on trust and they’re in this together. They choose to accept the unexplainable because the responsibility…

Friday June 14, 2019, 4:00 PM (Capawock), 7:30 PM (Strand)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 4:30 PM (Strand), 7:00 PM (Capawock)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 4:00 PM (Capawock)

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Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star as Agent H and Agent M, who employ high-tech weaponry to battle mischievous aliens on Earth. However, the pair also discover a major threat within their own ranks.

Thursday July 11, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

Sunday June 23, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Starring Scott Freiman

Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios – soon to be christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release.  Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orhestrations produced an album that continues to be…

Friday June 21, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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A Film by John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combined color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that…

Wednesday June 26, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Angela Andersen

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will premiere the English version of Inviolable. The documentary first aired in Germany and France in December 2018,  around the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It has been nominated for best documentary in Europe and selected by several film festivals in the US and elsewhere. The images are vivid…

VOICES OF BALTIMORE plus Q & A with co-Director Morna McNulty

| 2017 | 55 mins. | |
A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

Tuesday July 30, 2019, 4:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

The purpose of this film is to capture and preserve the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African Americans who 1) grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and 2) who lived through the era of legal segregation in the Jim Crow south. The narratives will…

Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Victoria Campbell

10 Year Anniversary Screening! House of Bones is a raw and personal documentary about the changes a family undergoes when they experience the loss of the matriarch and the house in which they all spent many summers.  

Saturday June 22, 2019, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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In August 1969 — against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War — half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear the concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark…

ROCKETMAN

, | 2019 | 2 hrs | | ,

Monday June 10, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday June 11, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Friday June 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (Capawock)

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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Starring Taron Egerton

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells…

Monday June 24, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship…

YESTERDAY

| 2019 | 1 hr 56 mins | | , ,
Directed by Danny Boyle

Friday June 28, 2019, 7:30 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
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Directed by Danny Boyle

Starring Himesh Patel & Lily James

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious…

Friday July 05, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.

Monday June 10, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday June 11, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Friday June 14, 2019, 4:30 PM (Strand)

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$7 child age 14 or younger
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Starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart and Harrison Ford

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he…

Wednesday July 03, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
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$10 child age 14 or younger
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“A work in progress, sneak peek” screening of EMPERORS OF THE DEEP, plus Q & A and Book Signing with author William McKeever.   Emperors of the Deep is a unique documentary that takes the viewer on a journey into the world of sharks. The writer and director, Bill McKeever, (who is also…

A PRIVATE WAR with Special Guest Director Matthew Heineman!

| 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Sunday August 11, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
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$10 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Matthew Heineman

Starring Rosamund Pike

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing…

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

| 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins. | | , ,
Directed by John Chester

Sunday June 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
Wednesday June 19, 2019, 4:00 PM,

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Directed by John Chester

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for…

Thursday June 20, 2019
Sunday June 23, 2019,

$75 General Admission, $65 Member for festival pass
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2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS Music and film flow naturally together. Our 7th Annual FILMUSIC Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never known, with great films and live music! The FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS includes every film/event EXCEPT the Passion of Joan of…

Friday June 21, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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In the “Freedom Summer” of 1964, hundreds of college students went to Mississippi to join the struggle for civil rights. Three activists–James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman–would be murdered. At the same time, unbeknownst to each other, two smaller sets of friends, made up of musicians and record collectors, also headed…

Saturday June 22, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when…

Sunday June 23, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

TOY STORY 4

| 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins. | | , ,
A Disney/Pixar Film

Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:30 PM (Strand),
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$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Disney/Pixar Film

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it…

Friday July 12, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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Co-sponsored by SAIL MV Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would…

Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Claudia Weill

Followed by a special Q & A director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore  Claudia Weill’s groundbreaking indie follows an aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron, a revelation) when her life takes a sudden turn – her roommate and best friend decides to marry and move out. Now she’ll have to navigate a…

Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:30pm,
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$35 General Admission, $30 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for their fifth silent film concert on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The award-winning group will perform their original score, live-to-picture, for the groundbreaking and deeply moving silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (1929), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.   Joan has…

Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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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…

Sunday June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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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…

LATE NIGHT

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,

Sunday June 16, 2019, 4:00 PM
Wednesday June 19, 2019, 7:30 PM,

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

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…

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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…