THE MET Encore: THE MAGIC FLUTE (die zauberflöte)

| 2018 | 120 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Friday December 28, 2018, 1:00pm ,
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Golda Schultz as Pamina , Kathryn Lewek as The Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as Tamino, and Markus Werba as Papageno

The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, 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…

LOBSTER WAR

, | 2018 | | , ,
Directed by David Abel and Andy Laub

Saturday December 08, 2018, 4:00 pm,
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Directed by David Abel and Andy Laub

LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf…

ROMA

, | 2018 | 2 hrs 15 mins. | |
A film by Alfonso Cuarón

Saturday November 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday November 25, 2018, 4:00 pm,

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A film by Alfonso Cuarón

The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who…

Wednesday November 28, 2018, 7:30 PM,
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Starring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will present an exclusive screening of the Irish film BLACK 47 on Wednesday, November 28th  at 7.30 pm in the MV Film Center. Opening reception in the film center lobby beginning at 6:45 p.m. Join Elaine Cawley Weintraub, Lara O’Brien, and Liam O’Callaghan in an authentic experience of Irish art, history and…

Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:30 pm,
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Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of…

Wednesday April 17, 2019, 7:30 pm,
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Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era…

Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7:30 pm,
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Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments — thanks to the use…

Sunday December 23, 2018, 12:55 PM,
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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 March 10, 2019, 12:30 pm,
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On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and…

Sunday December 02, 2018, 12:30 pm,
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Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi’s critically-acclaimed staging of…

Wednesday February 13, 2019, 7:30 pm,
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Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake…

Thursday December 06, 2018, 7:00 PM,
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Written by William Shakespeare

Starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian…

Tuesday November 20, 2018, 7:30 PM,
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Written by Alan Bennett

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following…

Thursday November 01, 2018, 7:30 PM,
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Written by Alan Bennett

Allelujah! is a brand new play from one of Britain’s best-loved writers Alan Bennett. His celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III. This hilarious drama was filmed live during its limited run at the Bridge Theatre in London. The play takes place…

Thursday November 29, 2018, 7:30 pm,
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Starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar…

Wednesday October 24, 2018, 7:30 pm,
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Starring Sheridan Smith

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice…

WARREN MILLER’S FACE OF WINTER

| 2018 | 120 minutes (included intermission raffle drawings) | | ,

Saturday November 17, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the ski-and-ride film was the man who got us started on this long, crazy ride. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of…

Sunday October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM,
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Directed by Thomas Lüchinger

A Panel will be conducted after the film with: Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Director: Thomas Lüchinger Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma* The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from…

Thursday September 27, 2018, 7:30pm
Friday September 28, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday September 29, 2018, 7:30pm

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Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 9 for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a…

Friday August 10, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Rachel Dretzin

Q&A with Director Rachel Dretzin and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. afterward FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed,…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | |

Saturday October 06, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Giuseppe Verdi

Aida (Anna Netrebko), Amneris (Anita Rachvelishvili), Radamès (Aleksandrs Antonenko), Amonasro (Quinn Kelsey), The King (Ryan Speedo Green)

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter,…

Saturday October 20, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Written by Camille Saint-Saëns

Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elīna Garanča), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy)

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Written by Nico Muhly

Marnie (Isabel Leonard), Mrs. Rutland (Janis Kelly), Marnie’s Mother (Denyce Graves), Terry Rutland (Iestyn Davies), Mark Rutland (Christopher Maltman)

Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Francesco Cilea

Adriana Lecouvreur (Anna Netrebko), The Princess of Bouillon (Anita Rachvelishvili), Maurizio (Piotr Beczała), The Abbé (Carlo Bosi), Michonnet (Ambrogio Maestri), The Prince of Boullion (Maurizio Muraro)

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

Saturday March 30, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center),
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Written by Richard Wagner

Brünnhilde (Christine Goerke), Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Siegmund (Stuart Skelton), Fricka (Jamie Barton), Wotan (Greer Grimsley), Hunding (Günther Groissböck)

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center),
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Written by Francis Poulenc

Blanche de la Force (Isabel Leonard), Mme. Lidoine (Adrianne Pieczonka), Constance (Erin Morley), Mère Marie (Karen Cargill), First Prioress (Karita Mattila), Chevalier de la
Force (David Portillo), Marquis de la Force (Dwayne Croft)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress

Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center),
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Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio Germont (Quinn Kelsey)

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Gaetano Donizetti

Marie (Pretty Yende), Tonio (Javier Camarena), Marquise of Berkenfield (Stephanie Blythe), Sulpice (Maurizio Muraro)

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

Saturday November 03, 2018, 12:30 PM (Film Center),
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Giacomo Puccini

Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio
Germont (Quinn Kelsey)

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. World Premiere: Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1910. Puccini’s “American” opera, based on…

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |

Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center),
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Georges Bizet

Carmen (Clémentine Margaine), Micaëla (Aleksandra Kurzak), Don José (Roberto
Alagna), Escamillo (Alexander Vinogradov)

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

Saturday May 11, 2019,
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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, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

Saturday October 06, 2018,
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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, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company…

Tuesday August 14, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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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…

Friday July 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center),
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Siren Mayhew and her cohorts perform live music from beloved films that span the decades. Join us for a night of nostalgia that will include musical numbers from the likes of The Lion King, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and many more. Siren and Friends —…

Sunday June 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Directed by Doug Liman
Based on a Book by Valerie Plume
Produced by Doug Liman

Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

Valerie Plame, former covert CIA ops officer, and Director/Producer Doug Liman in person for Q&A As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

Friday August 03, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Written by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin
Executive Produced by Laurie David and Geralyn Dreyfous

Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what…

Thursday August 02, 2018, 7:30 pm,
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Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…

Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Directed by Dava Whisenant
Written by Ozzy Inguanzo and Dava Whisenant

Starring: Martin Short, David Letterman, Chita Rivera

WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

Monday July 30, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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Directed by Lisa D'Apolito

Starring: Gilda Gadner, Lorne Michaels, Chevy Chase, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

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

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$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 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…

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$25 General Admission, Benefit for Vineyard House, No MVFS discount on event
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SOLD OUT

Directed by Tracey Anarella
Co-Producer Peter Fish

Starring Livingston Taylor, Carly Simon, Ian Anderson, Kate Taylor, Ben Taylor

Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing…

Thursday August 16, 2018, 7:30pm,
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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with John Wilson. We are excited to collaborate with the Vineyard Gazette to offer this historic program to you.  The Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, a pioneering and award-winning effort of the Vineyard Gazette, presents films shot on the Vineyard dating back almost one hundred…

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
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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…

Thursday May 24, 2018, 7:30pm,
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$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open at 6:30pm for Opening Night Reception
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Directed by Susan Kucera
Produced by Jeff Bridges

Narrated by Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking feature challenges our current way of thinking and provides…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

Thursday April 19, 2018, 6:30pm,
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$25/person
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Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson

Starring Danny Glover

You are cordially invited to 1854’s Spring Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on April 19th at 6:30 pm. You’ll be hearing more about this project in coming months, but for now here’s a brief introduction. When he died in 2015, the late Jack Schimmelman, a great fan of the spirituals…

Saturday March 31, 2018, 6:30pm,
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$30/person, ticket price is tax deductible
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Directed by Carl Schenkel
Written by Hampton Fancher

Starring Denzel Washington

On Saturday, March 31 at 6:30PM 105.5 FM, WYOB (MVRHS student-run station) and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society collaborate with the showing of “The Mighty Quinn”, a thriller filmed in Jamaica starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Reviews say, “The Mighty Quinn is smart, pleasant entertainment offering an early…

Sunday March 04, 2018, Red carpet arrivals begin at 7PM; the Oscars telecast ceremony begins at 8:30PM,
SPECIAL EVENT
Advanced Purchase: $35 General Admission, $25 Member. At the Door: $40 for all.
Doors Open for admissions at 7PM. Buy tickets at Film Center or online. Reservations Recommended.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 90th Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 7pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals with guests getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with…

Wednesday April 18, 2018, 1:00pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
Free to All!
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Chris Columbus
Written by J.K. Rowling

Starring Daniel Radclife, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint

This event is co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Goodie Bags, Interactive Script, and a Sorting Hat to help young witches and wizards decide their Hogwarts House will all be provided. Doors Open at 12:30pm Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy…

Wednesday February 28, 2018, 4:00pm
Sunday March 04, 2018, 1:00pm,

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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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received…

Thursday March 01, 2018, 4:00pm
Sunday March 04, 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
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…

EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (FREE ADMISSION)

2017 | 197 minutes | |
Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Sunday December 03, 2017, 2pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
Free Admission
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Frederick Wiseman

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE AQUINNAH, CHILMARK, EDGARTOWN, OAK BLUFFS, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND WEST TISBURY LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. At the film we are asking for donations to either the Island Food Pantry or The Red Stocking Fund (a gift) to help…

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…

THE OPERA HOUSE

2017 | 108 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Froemke

Saturday January 13, 2018, 12:55pm (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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Directed by Susan Froemke

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of…

Sunday December 17, 2017, 12:55pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.   A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker…

Sunday January 21, 2018, 12:55PM (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Thursday February 22, 2018, 7:00pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Benedict Andrews
Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Benedict Andrews, this thrilling revival of Tennessee Williams’s 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner burns bright enough to both scorch and illuminate. Starring a perfectly paired Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller, this Young Vic production brings combustible conviction to a smoldering classic that has only rarely ignited in performance in recent years….

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: AMADEUS

2017 | 180 minutes | |
Directed by Michael Longhurst

Sunday January 07, 2018, 1:00pm,
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Michael Longhurst
Written by Peter Shaffer

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: YOUNG MARX

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman

Thursday December 07, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: FOLLIES

| 2017 | 145 minutes | |
Directed by Stephen Sondheim

Thursday November 16, 2017, 7:00pm (Film Center),
SPECIAL EVENT
$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Stephen Sondheim
Written by James Goldman

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a…

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…