MVIFF ENCORE: THE BRA

, | 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
A Film by Veit Helmer

Saturday October 12, 2019, 5:00 PM
Sunday October 13, 2019, 7:30 PM
Thursday October 17, 2019, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Veit Helmer

Starring Miki Manojlović, Paz Vega, Chulpan Khamatova, Denis Lavant, Maia Morgenstern

MVIFF AUDIENCE FAVORITE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way round the neighborhoods of the city his train snags a blue bra off a washing line. To escape from his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on the most adventurous journey…

AD ASTRA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 3 mins | | ,

Tuesday October 08, 2019, 7:30 PM
Friday October 11, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday October 12, 2019, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones

AD ASTRA takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child.  Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of…

Sunday December 22, 2019, 1:00 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage…

Sunday November 10, 2019, 1:00 PM,
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AN INTERACTIVE MOVIE EXPERIENCE! FREE EVENT! BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE MV FILM SOCIETY, THE NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION AND THE MV LIBRARY ASSOCIATION INTERACTIVE MOVIE SCRIPT & GOODIE BAG INCLUDED! COSTUMES WELCOME! Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When…

JUDY

| 2019 | 1 hr 58 mins | | ,

Saturday October 12, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
Sunday October 13, 2019, 4:00 PM (Film Center)
Monday October 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Starring Renée Zellweger

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she…

Sunday October 27, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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A Film by Mati Diop

Marginalized young lovers in Senegal desperately seek a better life by any means necessary, in this highly anticipated, Cannes Grand Prix–winning feature debut from Mati Diop. In Senegal’s bustling capital, Dakar, two young lovers sneak private moments with the urgency of youthful desire. Their gravitational pull towards each other is also based…

WiFF 2019: A FINE LINE

| 2017 | 70 minutes | | ,
A Film by Joanna James

Sunday October 27, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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$10 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Joanna James

WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION BEFORE THE FILM! A Fine Line provides behind the scenes look of restaurant culture with women at the helm. The documentary explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women hearing insight from world-renowned chefs and a small-town restaurateur who says its how it is…

WiFF 2019: PARADISE HILLS

, | 2019 | 94 minutes | | , ,
A Film by Alice Waddington

Saturday October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM,
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A Film by Alice Waddington

Starring Emma Roberts, Milla Jovovich and Awkwafina

In this futuristic fairy tale, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves—run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich). The outspoken Uma finds solace in friendship with other Paradise Hills residents: Chloe (Danielle McDonald, Dumplin’; Pattycakes),…

WiFF 2019: SENSITIVITY TRAINING

| 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins | | ,
Directed by Melissa Finell

Saturday October 26, 2019, 5:30 PM,
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Directed by Melissa Finell

Rude, crude and unapologetic, microbiologist Dr. Serena Wolfe didn’t get to where she is by playing nice. When a colleague’s untimely demise is attributed to Dr. Wolfe’s ferocious abrasiveness, she’s ordered to undergo an attitude adjustment courtesy of perpetually chipper sensitivity coach Caroline. With Caroline shadowing Serena’s every move, they develop an…

Friday October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM ,
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Directed by Pamela B. Green

Narrated by Jodie Foster

Director Pamela Green will join us via Skype after the film for a discussion! Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She…

Friday October 25, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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A Film by Rungano Nyoni

Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni’s provocative satire revolves around a young girl sentenced to life imprisonment at a state-run witch camp. Counting Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos as kindred artistic spirit, Nyoni’s film is an at times unapologetically confounding work that tackles misogyny in Zambia. The film was shot over six weeks in the…

MVIFF ENCORE: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

| 2019 | 2 hrs 8 mins | |
A Film by Mads Brügger

Saturday September 21, 2019, 4:00 PM,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Mads Brügger

FESTIVAL FAVORITE – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – HANSARD

| 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins | |
Written by Simon Woods

Thursday November 07, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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Written by Simon Woods

Starring Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin…

Saturday October 05, 2019, 4:30 PM ,
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Starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the…

Thursday October 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - FINAL SCREENING,
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Starring Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Jackson Browne and Emmy Lou Harris

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt’s extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s – with songs like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be…

Friday November 01, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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A Stanley Nelson Film

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own…

Thursday October 10, 2019, 7:30 PM - FINAL SCREENING,
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RAISE HELL is a documentary about the celebrated national political columnist and Texan, Molly Ivins who used her razor sharp wit to speak truth to power.

Thursday September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (Strand)
Friday September 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Sunday September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand) -- Final showing

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Starring Jillian Bell and Michaela Watkins

Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27, her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score some Adderall,…

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 10 mins | | , ,
A Richard Linklater Film

Monday September 09, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday September 10, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Thursday September 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)

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A Richard Linklater Film

Starring Cate Blanchett

Based on the runaway bestseller, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life…

Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.   With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s…

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Wednesday December 11, 2019, 7:30 pm,
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THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum — one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez,…

Wednesday November 13, 2019, 7:30 pm,
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GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art,…

Thursday September 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Friday September 27, 2019, 7:30pm
Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:30pm

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Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a…

Friday September 06, 2019, 4:00 PM (Film Center),
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A Film by Mads Brügger

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts,…

DOWNTON ABBEY

| 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,

Saturday October 12, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Sunday October 13, 2019, 6:30 PM (Capawock)
Wednesday October 16, 2019, 4:00 PM (Film Center)

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This September, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future…

Sunday September 08, 2019, 4:30pm (Capawock) (Party to follow),
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$45 General Admission, $40 Member
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A Film by Bong Joon-Ho

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and…

Thursday September 05, 2019, 5:30 pm (Film Center),
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On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful waterfront lawn adjacent to Lagoon Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.   We’ll be serving wines, beer (Festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and appetizers (provided by Sarah…

Sunday September 08, 2019, 2:15 PM (Film Center),
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A Film by Sasie Sealy

Starring Tsai Chin, Michael Tow, and Corey Ha

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year–old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in,…

Sunday September 08, 2019, 12:00 PM (Capawock),
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A Film by Tatsushi Ohmori

A college student finds solace in the meditative art of Japanese tea ceremonies.

Sunday September 08, 2019, 2:15 PM (Capawock),
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Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, FIG TREE follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She…

MVIFF 2019: SIBEL

| 2019 | 95 Minutes | | ,
A film by Cagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

Sunday September 08, 2019, 12:00 PM (Film Center),
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A film by Cagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be…

Saturday September 07, 2019, 9:15 PM (Capawock),
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A Film by Olivier Assayas

Starring Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, NON-FICTION traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and…

Saturday September 07, 2019, 4:00 PM (Film Center),
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Curated by BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award-nominated animator recently garnered national attention with his short films “Trump Bites” ran on…

Saturday September 07, 2019, 4:00 PM (Capawock),
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A Film by Joanna Hogg

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…

Tuesday September 03, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug…

MVIFF 2019: MIDNIGHT FAMILY

| 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins | | , ,
Directed by Luke Lorentzen

Saturday September 07, 2019, 9:15 PM (Film Center),
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Directed by Luke Lorentzen

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

Friday September 06, 2019, 9:15PM (MV Film Center),
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Written & Directed by Marta Bergman

Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her…

Friday September 06, 2019, 9:00 PM (Capawock),
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Directed by Louis Garrel

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies. Abel and Marianne get back together, arousing feelings of jealousy in both Marianne’s son, Joseph, and Paul’s sister, Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood.

Friday September 06, 2019, 6:30 PM (Capawock),
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A Film by Thomas Stuber

When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, BABYLON BERLIN), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his…

MVIFF 2019: 3 FACES

| 2019 | 100 Minutes | | , ,
Directed and Written by Jafar Panhi

Friday September 06, 2019, 04:00 PM (Capawock),
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Directed and Written by Jafar Panhi

Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help–oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to…

Wednesday September 04, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
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A Film by Paolo Sorrentino

Starring Toni Servillo and Elena Sofia Ricci

Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world,…

MVIFF 2019: ASH IS PUREST WHITE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 16 mins | | , ,
Written & Directed by Zhangke Jia

Saturday September 07, 2019, 6:00 PM (Film Center),
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Written & Directed by Zhangke Jia

A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001…

Friday September 06, 2019, 7:00 PM (Film Center),
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A Film by Veit Helmer

Starring Miki Manojlović, Paz Vega, Chulpan Khamatova, Denis Lavant, Maia Morgenstern

Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way round the neighborhoods of the city his train snags a blue bra off a washing line. To escape from his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on the most adventurous journey of his life: to find the owner…

Sunday October 06, 2019, 4:30 PM,
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Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and introducing Zack Gottsagen

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church)….

SWORD OF TRUST

| 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins | | ,

Tuesday September 10, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Wednesday September 11, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand),

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Starring Marc Maron and Michaela Watkins

When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. The two attempt to unload the object to…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – FLEABAG – Special Encore!

| 2019 | 80 mins. | |
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge


Wednesday October 09, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
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Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge


See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may…

Tuesday September 03, 2019, 9:00am
Wednesday September 04, 2019
Thursday September 05, 2019,

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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details Click here for Film Schedule and Events at MVIFF 2019 $250 per person $220 per person, discounted for film society members General Admission to any film during the festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets in advance with our staff. Please arrive…

Monday August 26, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday August 27, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Wednesday August 28, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)

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The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom)…

BABYLON

, , | 1980 | 1 hr 35 mins. | | ,

Saturday August 17, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Tuesday August 20, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand),

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Franco Rosso’s incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension” (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dance hall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he…

Saturday September 07, 2019, 7:00 PM (Capawock),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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From over 350+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 9 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2019 MVIFF SHORT FILM FINALISTS 1)…

THE FAREWELL

| 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins | |
Written & Directed by Lulu Wang

Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
Sunday September 29, 2019, 4:30 PM
Tuesday October 01, 2019, 7:30 PM

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Written & Directed by Lulu Wang

Starring Awkwafina

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with…

PAVAROTTI — Our Last Showing!

| 2019 | 1 Hour and 54 Minutes | | ,
A Film by Ron Howard

Wednesday September 11, 2019, 7:30 PM ,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Ron Howard

THIS WILL BE OUR LAST SHOWING! From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row…

Thursday September 12, 2019, 7:30 PM (SNEAK PEEK),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK SHOW SEPTEMBER 12 with TEA & COOKIES SERVED at 6:30 in Lobby! Join us early for a proper reception! This September, the worldwide BBC phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important moment of…

Saturday August 10, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Starring The Grateful Dead

Special introduction by JerBear from MVY Radio’s “SHAKEDOWN STREET”  Come one, come all!  This can’t-miss event features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium. Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band’s final decade of performing, 6/17/91 also sounds unlike any Dead show you’ve ever heard…

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

| 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins | | ,
Directed by Riley Stearns

Thursday August 15, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Riley Stearns

Starring Jesse Eisenberg

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense…

Saturday August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand), 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Sunday August 18, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Monday August 19, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Jason Statham

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But…

THE GREAT HACK – with a panel afterward. One Show Only!

| 2019 | 113 Minutes. | |
A Film by Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer

Saturday August 03, 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 Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer

A panel discussion will follow with information technology author Shoshana Zuboff, film producer and Vineyard Haven resident Nina Flalkow, Guardian and Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr, Oscar winner for “Born into Brothels” and Vineyard summer resident Geralyn Dreyfous, and poet and Vineyarder Jorie Graham. Data, arguably the world’s most valuable asset, is being…

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

| 2019 | 159 Minutes | | , ,
Written & Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Friday September 27, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Saturday September 28, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Sunday September 29, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Written & Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Magot Robbie, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning and Al Pacino

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make…

Thursday July 25, 2019,
SPECIAL EVENT
$65 for General Admission, $55 for MV Film Society Members
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In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 5th Annual Documentary Week from August 5th through August 9th, 2019 To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with a list of the events that you…

Tuesday August 06, 2019, 7:30 PM ,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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A Documentary by Aviva Kempner

A Q&A with Director Aviva Kempner afterward. Joining her will be Charles Pinck, who is in the film, and the head of the OSS Society. Among the contemporary interviewees are authors Robert Fitts, David Ignatius, and Thomas Powers, baseball executives Jerry Reinsdorf and Bud Selig, biographer Nicholas Davidoff, film professor Annette Insdorf, Los…