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,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

Thursday July 25, 2019,
SPECIAL EVENT
$65 for General Admission, $55 for MV Film Society Members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

Wednesday August 07, 2019, 4:00 PM (Strand),
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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A film by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson  AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who were at the forefront of…

Wednesday July 10, 2019,
SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, $65 Member for festival pass
Email Michael at michael@mvfilmsociety.com with list of films you plan to attend.

2019 REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS The current migration crisis suggests that many have forgotten the importance of immigrants to the formation and advancement of our country. In an effort to raise public awareness of the centrality of immigration to America’s history and the advancement of our democracy, the Exodus institute…

Thursday August 22, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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In 2019, Henry Louis Gates Jr. presented a vital new documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years…

Sunday July 28, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in…

Friday July 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Hassan Fazili

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Barbara Kopple

Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) chronicles the experiences of five refugee children from war-torn Syria and Iraq whose families have resettled in Canada. In this sweetly observed film, Kopple follows the boys for two weeks at a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. We watch as some boys…

Wednesday June 26, 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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A Film by Angela Andersen

Vineyard Director Angela Andersen will be present for a Q & A after the film. 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…

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, 5:00 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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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
$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 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.  

Wednesday July 03, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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…

Friday July 12, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
SOLD OUT - Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

This performance is SOLD OUT — please do not come to the Film Center the night of the show for tickets. We will be joined after the film via Skype by Maiden Skipper Tracy Edwards Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of…

Friday May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM,
FREE EVENT -- ALL WELCOME
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to Panel. FREE ADMISSION

Climate Change seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, from local coffee shops, town halls, to political forums.  Although there are still skeptics (in the minority), the overriding factors driving climate change/global warming is the amount of CO2 that is put into the atmosphere by human hands. For example, it’s estimated that 40% of…

SOLD OUT — GIRLFRIENDS (1979) Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

| 1979 | 1 hr 26 mins | | ,
Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
SOLD OUT

Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Q & A to follow with Claudia Weill, CAROL GILLIGAN, “In a Different Voice”, “Why Patriarchy Persists”, and HONOR MOORE, poet, “The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir” Claudia Weill’s delightful and groundbreaking indie follows aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron in a stylishly subtle performance) as she navigates her way through a…

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…

Wednesday April 10, 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. Detour, called by many the ultimate “film noir,” made on a shoe-string budget, and utilizing “night-for-night cinematography, creates a bleak, uncompromising, pessimistic nightmare world where its…

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

SPECIAL EVENT
$100 General Admission, $85 for MVFS members
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…

Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$0 General Admission, $0 Member,
$0 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A One Man Show by John Morello

Co-sponsored by CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the MV Regional High School, and the Youth Task Force. Dirt is a one-man show that explores the challenges and decisions that young people face every day. Dirt gets to the heart of issues related to drugs, bullying, and…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 6:30PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ 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. 2018 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 for MVFS members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A special event to benefit the MV Film Society and its youth Scholarship awards.  Several panelists from the Film Industry will join together on the Film Center stage to discuss candidly the topic: Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future.   A wine reception will be held in our lobby starting at 6:45…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron

| 2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

Wednesday September 05, 2018, 5:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Susanna Styron
Written by Susanna Styron
Produced by Jacki Ochs

A filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected characters as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, and Joan…

Monday July 30, 2018, 5:30pm (Film Center)
Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)

SPECIAL EVENT
$65 for General Admission, $55 for MV Film Society Members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
SOLD OUT

Directed by Susan Lacy
Co-produced by Susan Lacy and Jessica Levin

Starring Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, Robert Redford

Director and Producer Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all…

Saturday May 26, 2018, 1:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Grant Baldwin

Representatives from Island Grown Gleaning and Island Grown Initiative will join us as co-presenter of JUST EAT IT and inform us of local initiatives and projects. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines, and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50%…

Friday May 25, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Chasing the Thunder is a high-seas documentary about the Sea Shepherd’s epic 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of the “Thunder,” considered the world’s most notorious poaching vessel. Across two seas and three oceans, the marine activists hunted the fugitive fishing ship through massive ice floes, storms-tossed seas, a near collision and violent clashes until…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Clennon King

Introduction by filmmaker Clennon L. King Joining King for a post-screening discussion and Q&A will be Dr. Louis W. Sullivan andAtty. Chevene B. King, Jr. Dr. Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during President George H….

Friday April 27, 2018, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member, + $1 surcharge per ticket to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship,
Youth 13-21 FREE
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Greg Berlanti
Written by Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker

Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel

NOTE: All tickets will also have a $1 surcharge added on to help establish The Tony Lombardi Memorial Scholarship. Pre-screening RECORDED personal video message from Senator Elizabeth Warren Pre-screening LIVE talk with State Senator Julian Cyr Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated:…

THE LAST PIG (Free Admission)

2017 | 54 minutes | |
Directed by Allison Argo

Sunday April 22, 2018, 4:00pm,
This movie is free of charge. You can reserve tickets online.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Allison Argo

Award Winning Director Allison Argo will be present to discuss the making of the film and answer your questions! Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs,…

Film Noir Classics: THE THIRD MAN

| 1949 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Carol Reed

Tuesday April 10, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Carol Reed

Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, “The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a…

Film Noir Classics: RIFIFI

| 1955 | 118 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jules Dassin

Tuesday March 20, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Jules Dassin

Starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony (Jean Servais) turns down a quick job his friend Jo (Carl Mohner) offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) during Tony’s…

Tuesday April 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Starring Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa’s exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain’s detective novel “King’s Ransom,” “High and Low” is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Paul…

Sunday March 25, 2018, 4:00pm,
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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Directed by Ai Weiwei

Dylan Fernandes, our Rep. to the MA Statehouse, will attend the screening of Human Flow and will speak briefly about the state of immigration policy in our community.  In collaboration with these Vineyard groups dedicated to Peace: MV Peace Council  Sense of Wonder Creations MV Friends Meeting Over 65 million people around…

Wednesday October 25, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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PATRONS WHO PRESENT THEIR CLAM/MV PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD AT BOX OFFICE WILL RECEIVE THE MEMBER PRICE. Captured live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Miao Wang
Produced by Damon Smith, Miao Wang, and Violet Du Feng

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., “Maineland” is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 4:30PM (Film Center),
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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 nominee for his animated films, including a nomination in 1987 for the…

Saturday September 09, 2017, 6:30PM,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 11 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. 2017 MVIFF SHORT FILM SELECTIONS 1)…

Monday August 14, 2017, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Entire evening $125, Concert $50 Only beginning at 9PM
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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India Arie, Grammy Award Winning Artist Charles D. King, Founder and CEO MARCO Suzanne de Passe, Legendary Film and Music Producer James Blue, PBS News Hour, Moderator Doors open at 7:00 PM 7:30 PM Conversation and musical tribute with reception immediately after 9:00 PM After Glow Concert with India Arie *All proceeds…

I KNOW A MAN… ASHLEY BRYAN

| 2016 | 73 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Richard Kane

Thursday August 24, 2017, 5:30pm,
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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Directed by Richard Kane

Join Jessica Harris and Adrienne L. Childs after the film for a Q&A I KNOW A MAN … ASHLEY BRYAN is a story about this 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50+ children’s books, maker…

Thursday August 17, 2017, 7:00pm (at the Strand),
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission to General Public. Tickets available in advance online
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
. Reserve your tickets in advance online

Directed by Stanley Nelson

Join filmmaker Stanley Nelson after the film for a Q&A.  Sponsored by Firelight Media.  A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and path of promise toward the American dream—Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more…

Monday July 31, 2017,
SPECIAL EVENT
$65 All Access Festival Pass, $55 Festival Pass for MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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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 third annual Documentary Week from July 31st through August 4th, 2017. To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL with your selected festival movie and event selections…

BENDING THE ARC — Private showing, by invitation only

| 2017 | 102 mins. | |
Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

Wednesday July 19, 2017,
SPECIAL EVENT
PRIVATE SCREENING - By Invitation Only
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Jim Yong Kim

Co-sponsored with The Fledgling Fund and Nina and David Fialkow. Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare…

Tuesday August 08, 2017, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Thursday August 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - SOLD OUT,

SPECIAL EVENT
General Admission $30, MVFS Members $25 (Benefit, all proceeds go towards the Film Center year-round programming of theater, ballet, etc)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by James Lapine

Starring: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe.

BOTH SHOWS OF FALSETTOS ARE SOLD OUT! We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center with special commentary afterwards by its creator, James Lapine. Join us in our lobby starting at 6:45PM for a reception and live music.  Mr. Lapine is generously allowing us to…

CITY OF GHOSTS

| 2017 | 90 mins. | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Matthew Heineman

CITY OF GHOSTS is a documentary that follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face…

2017 DOC WEEK: I AM ANOTHER YOU

, | 2017 | 80 mins. | |
Directed by Nanfu Wang

Tuesday August 01, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Nanfu Wang

Director Nanfu Wang will join us after the film with Producer Marcia Rock for a Q&A discussion. When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she…

SOLD OUT — 2017 DOC WEEK: I AM JANE DOE

| 2017 | 99 mins. | |
Directed by Mary Mazzio

Monday July 31, 2017, 7:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Mary Mazzio

Narrated by Jessica Chastain

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT — PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE THEATER FOR A WAITLIST OR TICKETS. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR ANOTHER FILM DURING OUR DOC WEEK.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.   The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring director Mary Mazzio, Yiota Souras, and more….

Thursday June 22, 2017, 6:30PM
Friday June 23, 2017
Saturday June 24, 2017,

SPECIAL EVENT
$75 All Access Festival Pass, $60 Festival Pass for MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2017 The MV Film Society presents a long weekend of feature and short films that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film with engaging films, receptions and live-music events. Music and film flow naturally together. Our fifth annual Filmusic Festival will bring you closer to…

SOLD OUT! AN ORDINARY MAN with Writer/Director Brad Silberling

2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Brad Silberling

Monday July 17, 2017, 7:30pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
SOLD OUT!
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

Directed by Brad Silberling

Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter Serafinowicz

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT Writer/Director Brad Silberling will join us for a Q&A! The life of a fugitive war criminal takes a turn for the unexpected in An Ordinary Man.  After years of hiding in plain sight following the brutal Balkan wars, a man known only as the General (Ben…

The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims

Monday August 21, 2017, 7:30pm,
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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Directed by John Sims

Multi-media artist and producer John Sims will be coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center to present The AfroDixieRemixes: Martha’s Vineyard Session, August 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM.  This listening session presents the song Dixie – the de-facto anthem of the Confederacy, as you have never heard it before- by way of…

Tuesday August 15, 2017, 4:00pm,
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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Directed by Clennon L. King

Civil Rights icon and long-time PBS and NPR correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will host the screening, introduce Roxbury-based filmmaker Clennon L. King before the film, and afterwards moderate a post-screening discussion on race and history. In addition to King, joining Hunter-Gault for the conversation and Q&A will be St. Augustine (Fla.) Civil Rights…

Thursday May 25, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions at 6:30pm
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KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK
NANCY VICK
KRISTEN NUTILE
KEN MARSOLAIS & NANCY VICK

Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

Saturday April 29, 2017, 9:30am,
$20 General Admission, $15 Member,
FREE for Youth 13-21 (for free tickets you must email: mvfilmcenter@gmail.com Subject Line: Youth Event)
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TREVOR (1994) (16 Minutes) This comedy won the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film and led to the creation of The Trevor Project, the national non-profit organization focused on the suicide-prevention of LGBTQ youth. It tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy whose life falls apart when his fellow middle schoolers learns…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: I AM MICHAEL

| 2017 | 98 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Justin Kelly

Sunday April 30, 2017, 12:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Justin Kelly

James Franco, Emma Roberts, Daryl Hannah

James Franco stars in the true story of Michael Glatze, a high-profile gay activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. Post-show: Rev. Cathlin Baker leads a conversation about the relationship between Religion and the LGBTQ community. Rev. Bill Clark and…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: RARA

| 2016 | 88 Minutes | |
Directed by Pepa San Martín

Sunday April 30, 2017, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Pepa San Martín

Julia Lübbert, Emilia Ossandon, Mariana Loyola

Rarely seen in the USA, this film was inspired by the real-life case of a Chilean judge who was stripped of custody of her daughters for being a lesbian. Told from the point of view of thirteen-year-old Sarah, we see the tension of adult drama through the confused and disillusioned eyes of a young…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

| 2016 | 100 Minutes | |
Directed by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar

Saturday April 29, 2017, 4:00pm,
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
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Directed by Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar

Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta

A fund-raising event for CAMP JABBERWOCKY. Undeterred by her cerebral palsy, charming college student Laila leaves India to study in New York and embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Post-show: Skype Q&A with Alexander Freeman,…

Friday April 28, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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BAYARD & ME (2017) (16 Minutes) Bayard Rustin was chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a confidante to Martin Luther King, Jr., but because he was gay, was pushed aside by other members of King’s circle of advisers. This short documentary tells the story of how Rustin, unable to…

2017 Spectrum Film Festival: THE FREEDOM TO MARRY

| 2016 | 86 Minutes | |
Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $20 Member
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Directed by Eddie Rosenstein

Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, April DeBoer

Going behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle, this documentary follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the same-sex marriage movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States…

Sunday April 09, 2017, 4:00pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Erica Fae

Jarlath Conroy, Erica Fae, Meagen Fay

Co-sponsored by the TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS Featuring a post-show Skype interview with writer, director and actor Erica Fae. Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife struggles with her work & her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1800’s.  When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in…

Film Noir Classics: OUT OF THE PAST

| 1947 | 97 Minutes | |
Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Robert Mithum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.     Paul Karasik has selected three films…

Film Noir Classics: SCARLET STREET

| 1945 | 101 Minutes | |
Directed by Fritz Lang

Wednesday April 05, 2017, 7:30pm,
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Fritz Lang

Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik. In this powerful film noir, a lonely cashier who is an amateur painter lets a beautiful woman believe that he is a wealthy artist. She uses him badly, pretending that his paintings are her creations. But when he finds her in the arms of her con-man lover,…