NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – FLEABAG

| 2019 | |
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge


Friday September 13, 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 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,
$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…

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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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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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$24 General Admission, $21 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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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: WOZZEK

| 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. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi…

MET OPERA LIVE: MANON

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 52 mins. | |

Saturday October 26, 2019, 12:55 PM,
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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,
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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 Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava…

Wednesday August 07, 2019, 4:00 PM (Strand),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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

Sunday December 15, 2019, 1:00pm ,
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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,
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$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.
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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…

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM,
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.
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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,
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$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
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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,
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$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,
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$10 child age 14 or younger
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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…

Saturday July 27, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Alexandra Shiva

THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they are given eight months of assistance from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient. As they learn to adapt to challenges,…

Sunday July 28, 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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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),
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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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.

Friday July 26, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock),
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Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Gianfranco Rosi’s incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa–and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it–is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of…

Sunday July 28, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock),
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Thomas A. Morgan

SOUFRA follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.

Saturday July 27, 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 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…

Tuesday August 20, 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 Will McFadden

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

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

Saturday June 15, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Tom DeNucci

Starring Theo Rossi, Don Johnson & Clive Standen

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

Wednesday June 26, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

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

Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A Film by Victoria Campbell

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

Wednesday July 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 work in progress, sneak peek” screening of EMPERORS OF THE DEEP, plus Q & A and Book Signing with author William McKeever.   Emperors of the Deep is a unique documentary that takes the viewer on a journey into the world of sharks. The writer and director, Bill McKeever, (who is also…

A PRIVATE WAR with Special Guest Director Matthew Heineman!

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

Sunday August 11, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
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Directed by Matthew Heineman

Starring Rosamund Pike

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

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…

Saturday May 25, 2019, 3:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
FREE OF CHARGE
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening

On Saturday, join us for a special event honoring our Island’s talented young artists. The Art of Conservation, an art competition created by the Vineyard Conservation Society, holds its annual award ceremony at 4:00, preceded by the first public showing of the winning artworks. The opening is at 3:30 with light refreshments,…

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,
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$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…

Sunday May 26, 2019, 1:00 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member, FREE ADMISSION for youth aged 18 or younger!
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Q&A will follow with our state’s science fair winner, Noah Glasgow, who attended the International Science & Engineering Fair recently. Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats–found right in their own backyards–while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take…

Saturday May 25, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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A National Geographic Film

Special guest — Michael Moore, Director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center Sea of Shadows is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale-the Vaquita-from extinction. A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments…

Friday May 24, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of…

Thursday May 23, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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6:30 pm OPENING RECEPTION in the film center lobby with live Jazz music by David Hannon. 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,…

Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:30pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$35 General Admission, $30 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
SOLD OUT AT THIS TIME

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

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

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – SPECIAL ENCORE!

| 2019 | Running Time is 210 minutes with two intervals | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Saturday August 31, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening


Directed by Sam Mendes

SPECIAL ENCORE SCREENING – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The story of a family and a company that changed the world told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons. On a cold September morning…

SOLD OUT — THE PUBLIC (in collaboration with MV Library Association)

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

Sunday May 05, 2019, 7:30 PM -- SOLD OUT!,
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SOLD OUT
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Written and Directed by Emilio Estevez

Starring Emilio Estevez, Taylor Schilling and Alec Baldwin

SOLD OUT — THIS FREE SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.  This special FREE EVENT is made possible by the generous support of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, the Friends of all the Island Libraries, and the  Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Admission is free, so please consider bringing a nonperishable donation for the Island Food…

Sunday June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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Screenplay by Robert Riskin

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

Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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,
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$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
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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
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*IMPORTANT*  If you purchase an All-Access Pass, please be sure to email Michael Nason at Michael@mvfilmsociety.com with the choices of the films/events you intend to attend (even if you intend to come to every event) so we can reserve a seat/ticket for you. *An All-Access Pass Allows Admission to Every Spectrum Film…

Sunday March 31, 2019, 6:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Reception begins at 6:30, Film at 7:30
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Join us for a special night of good vibes and “irie” music as we celebrate the birthday of Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (April 1st). Doors will open at 6:30 for a special reception in our lobby, complete with Red Stripe Beer and food from Vineyard Caribbean. At 7:30 pm we will screen…

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

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

Sunday March 17, 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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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a bit o’ the Irish. There will be live music and singing by islander Molly Conole.  Irish shortbread and scones, as well as Bailey’s Irish Cream will be served in the lobby. There will be a presentation on the “legend of the sillies and Irish magic” by Elaine Weintraub, followed…

Wednesday March 20, 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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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follow nine high school students from around…

Sunday February 24, 2019, Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:30 PM and reception in lobby; the Oscars telecast ceremony begins at 8:00 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Advanced Purchase: $35 General Admission, $30 Member. At the Door: $40 General Admission, $35 Member.
Doors Open for admissions at 6:30 PM. Buy tickets at Film Center or online. Reservations Recommended.

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 91st Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Viewing Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 6:30 pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals and reception with guests getting the opportunity to have…

Friday April 12, 2019, 7:30 PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been….

Wednesday February 20, 2019, 4:00 PM
Saturday February 23, 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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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS Estimated Running Time: 143 minutes Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict…

Thursday February 21, 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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LIVE ACTION SHORTS Approximate running time: 109 minutes Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to…