Saturday October 19, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$25 General Admission, $22 Member
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Starring Jimmy Tingle

THIS IS A LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY EVENT Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision is a funny, thought provoking and hopeful look at contemporary life and politics through the experience of comedian, commentator and 2018 candidate for LT Governor of Massachusetts, Jimmy Tingle. The show will help answer the question “why would a comedian run…

Sunday December 22, 2019, 1:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$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,
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE EVENT
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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…

Sunday October 27, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$7 child age 14 or younger
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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…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – HANSARD

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

Thursday November 07, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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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…

Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$18 General Admission, $15 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$18 General Admission, $15 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$7 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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,…

Sunday September 08, 2019, 4:30pm (Capawock) (Party to follow),
SPECIAL EVENT
$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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$85 General Admission, $75 Member
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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),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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),
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$10 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

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…

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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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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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…

Saturday September 07, 2019, 7:00 PM (Capawock),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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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)…

Thursday September 12, 2019, 7:30 PM (SNEAK PEEK),
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$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,
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$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 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,
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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
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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…

Wednesday August 07, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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Directed by Daniel Karslake

From the director/producer of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO comes a new film that continues the conversation about the impact of religious belief on the lives of LGBTQ people. It challenges the far-right’s use of the Bible and the U.S. Constitution to fight against equality for LGBTQ citizens and takes on…

Thursday August 08, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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A Film by Serene Meshel-Dillman

PLUS Q & A with Director Serene Meshel-Dillman The 5th Dementia is a diverse band featuring former professionals from a range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds who now struggle to remember anything at all due to their illnesses. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s. They come together to play and sing a list of songs compiled…

Saturday February 01, 2020, 12:55 PM,
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Written by George and Ira Gershwin

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved…

Saturday May 09, 2020, 12:55 PM,
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Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of…

MET OPERA LIVE: TOSCA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 57 mins | |

Saturday April 11, 2020, 12:55 PM,
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Written by Giacomo Puccini

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s…

Saturday March 14, 2020, 12:55 PM,
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Written by Richard Wagner

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met…

Saturday February 29, 2020, 12:55 PM,
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Written by George Frideric Handel

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly…

MET OPERA LIVE: WOZZECK

| 2019 | 1 hr and 32 mins. | |

Saturday January 11, 2020, 12:55 PM,
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Written by Alban Berg

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his…

MET OPERA LIVE: AKHNATEN

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 31 mins. | |

Saturday November 23, 2019, 12:55 PM,
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Written by Philip Glass

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic…

Saturday November 09, 2019, 12:55 PM,
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Written by Giacomo Puccini

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot adds a new role to his Met repertory as Sharpless, a role that he has previously sung…

MET OPERA LIVE: MANON

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 52 mins. | |

Saturday October 26, 2019, 12:55 PM,
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 Jules Massenet

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM,
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 Giacomo Puccini

Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Yusif Eyvazov and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as…

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…

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

, | 2019 | 120 minutes | | ,
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday December 14, 2019, 1:00 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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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s…

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$110 Season Pass, $100 Member's Season Pass
When purchasing a pass, we will email you to ask which operas you would like to attend with your pass.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The 2019-20 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, All…

Monday September 30, 2019,
SPECIAL EVENT
$220 Season Pass, $200 Member's Season Pass
Once you purchase a pass, we will email you to identify which operas you would like to attend.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW! The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The…

Thursday January 16, 2020, 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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Written by Arthur Miller

Starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices…

Monday August 05, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for reception at 6:30 PM
SOLD OUT

A Film by Ron Howard

THIS EVENT TONIGHT IS SOLD OUT — WE ARE PLANNING TO BRING PAVAROTTI back on August 13, next week.  TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SOON.    DOC WEEK OPENING NIGHT – RECEPTION AT 6:30 PM IN FILM CENTER LOBBY David Behnke (Baritone) accompanied by Molly Sturges on the keyboard will sing for us prior to…

Wednesday July 10, 2019,
SPECIAL EVENT
$75 General Admission, $65 Member for festival pass
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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
SOLD OUT

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…