DEADPOOL 2 – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 119 minutes | | , ,
Directed by David Leitch

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the…

SOLD OUT! FAIR GAME (Director’s Cut) with Valerie Plame, former covert CIA ops officer, and Director/Producer Doug Liman in person for Q&A

| 2010 | 130 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Doug Liman


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…


| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Directed by Cameron Washington


Director Cameron Washington will join us for Q&A afterward. In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s musician with a sound like no other. Jones came up playing on the streets of the 7th ward and French Quarter, quickly establishing himself as…


| 2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Chris Perkel


In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful…

SOLD OUT! 2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1928 | 110 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Leni


THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THEATER LOOKING FOR TICKETS. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to welcome back for the fifth year, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) to perform their new, original score to Universal Pictures’  THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).  Universal itself has commissioned Berklee…

DISOBEDIENCE – our last showing!

, , | 2018 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sebastián Lelio


From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio…

LIFE OF THE PARTY — Last Showing!

| 2018 | 105 minutes | |
Directed by Ben Falcone


When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna-now Dee Rock-embraces freedom, fun and frat…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE FARTHEST with Executive Producer John Rubin

| 2017 | 121 minutes | | ,
Directed by Emer Reynolds


It’s one of humankind’s greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space – the first human-made object ever to do so. Launched in August 1977, Voyager has defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival: JUST EAT IT with Island Grown Gleaning

| 2014 | 75 minutes | | ,
Directed by Grant Baldwin


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


| 2018 | 121 minutes | | ,
Directed by Andrew Haigh


Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for…


| 2018 | 96 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jason Reitman


A new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first,…

MY MAN GODFREY – Jonathan Revere Remembered – Free Event

| 1936 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Gregory La Cava

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN REVERE CELEBRATION — FREE OF CHARGE. In tribute to the late Jonathan Revere of West Tisbury who was a big fan of classic Hollywood cinema.  Co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Library. Reception in lobby beginning at 6:45PM with film at 7:30PM. A scatterbrained socialite hires Godfrey, a vagrant, as a family…

FOUR GAMES IN FALL: The Deflategate Documentary, Post-Screening Q&A with Director Julie Marron and Executive Producer Kurt Redfield

| 2018 | 95 minutes | |
Directed by Julie Marron


This award-winning documentary from Lemon Martini Productions tackles the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system, all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal. Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, the film examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession….


| 2017 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Adam Rifkin


An aging movie star (Burt Reynolds) accepts an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival, but the ceremonies are far from the glamour he anticipated. The former star reflects on his life while accompanied by a brash millennial chauffeur (Ariel Winter) in this dramedy written and directed by…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: ANGELS IN AMERICA

| 2018 | 210 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Marianne Elliott


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and considered to be one of the most important plays of the last hundred years, Tony…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: TRANSMILITARY with co-director Fiona Dawson for Q&A via Skype

| 2018 | 92 minutes | | ,
Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson


  NOTE: All U.S. military members (past or present) will receive FREE admission. The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: LOVE, SIMON w/ Senator Elizabeth Warren and State Senator Julian Cyr

| 2018 | 110 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Greg Berlanti


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

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: BECKS w/ Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon Performing During the Post-Show Reception Sponsored by WMVY

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh & Daniel Powell


Post-show: Local musicians Siren Mayhew and Sean McMahon play their original music during a post-screening beer-and-wine reception sponsored exclusively by MVY Radio. Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, BECKS follows a musician (Hall) who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing breakup with her…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: A MILLION HAPPY NOWS w/ Lead Actor and Producer Chrystal Chappell

| 2017 | 80 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Albert Alarr


Post-screening Skype Q&A with star/producer Chrystal Chappell Lainey Allen decides to retire from a soap opera she has starred in for twenty years. Along with her publicist and partner, Eva Morales, she moves to a beach house by the Central California coast. When Lainey starts to forget things more and more, they…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: THE LAVENDER SCARE w/ Director Josh Howard

| 2017 | 77 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josh Howard


Post-show: Producer/director JOSH HOWARD joins us in person for a post-show Q&A, followed by a wine and dessert reception in the Film Center lobby sponsored exclusively by Tilton Rental. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and…

2018 Spectrum Film Festival: BELIEVER w/ Director Don Argott

| 2018 | 101 minutes | | ,
Directed by Don Argott


Director Don Argott will join us via Skype after the film for a Q&A/Discussion Imagine Dragons’ Mormon front man Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate amongst teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

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


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…


| 1849 | 218 minutes | | ,
Written by Giuseppe Verdi


Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Luisa Miller, which has not been seen…


| 2017 | 71 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Sally Potter


In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic…


, | 2017 | 105 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul McGuigan


Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award (R)-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner…

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, with 2018 Oscar Winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell

| 2017 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Martin McDonagh


THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message…

THE SHAPE OF WATER, Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Score at 2018 Oscars

| 2017 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Guillermo del Toro


From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed…

2018 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY, a Benefit for the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |


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…

I, TONYA – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie

Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association…

GET OUT – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 104 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jordan Peele


Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride. Nominated for BEST PICTURE, DIRECTOR (for Jordan Peele), ACTOR (for Daniel Kaluuya), and Original SCREENPLAY Oscars. Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway…

THE POST – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 116 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg


George Brennan, MV Times News Editor, and Jack Fruchtman, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program in Law and American Civilization at Towson University, will join us for a panel discussion following the Feb. 9th Screening of THE POST. All Island students 18 and under receive free admittance to the…

PHANTOM THREAD–Final Screening

, | 2017 | 130 minutes | |
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson


Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life,…

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME–Final Screening

| 2017 | 132 minutes | | ,
Directed by Luca Guadagnino


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in…

Science on Screen! BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Katherine Jin

| 2017 | 90 minutes | | ,
Alexandra Dean


This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Guest Speaker Katherine Jin, COO and Co-Founder of Kinnos, will share her experience as an inventor. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children…


| 2017 | 134 minutes | |
Directed by Dee Rees


Want to take part in this exclusive event? Become a member (or renew your membership) today! Click here. On Friday, January 5th at 7:30pm the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will host a members-only screening of the highly-acclaimed film MUDBOUND.  The Film Society is proud to offer a one-night only screening free to Film…

LADY BIRD — Last Showing

| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Greta Gerwig


In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated…

MARSHALL — our last showing!

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Reginald Hudlin


On November 8th, Dr. Lorna Andrade of the MV chapter, NAACP will join us for a screening of MARSHALL at the MV Film Center. Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses…

BRAD’S STATUS – our last showing!

| 2017 | 101 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike White


When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna…

BATTLE OF THE SEXES – our last showing

| 2017 | 121 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris


In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised…

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – our last showing!

| 2017 | 164 minutes | | ,
Directed by Denis Villeneuve


Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner…

YEAR BY THE SEA – Last showing!

| 2016 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alexander Janko


Based on The New York Times bestseller by Joan Anderson, Year by the Sea is the story of an empty nester who retreats to Cape Cod to rediscover who she was before being a wife and a mother – and redefine the next chapter in her life. Shot on location on Cape Cod: Dennis, Wellfleet…

THE BIG SICK – our last showing (promise)!

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Michael Showalter


Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing,…


| 2017 | 122 mins | | ,
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee


When four lifelong friends-Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish-travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions,…

WIND RIVER – Last showing!

| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , , ,
Taylor Sheridan


WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in Wyoming in the hopes of…


| 2016 | 114 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Alexander Janko

Based on The New York Times bestseller by Joan Anderson, Year by the Sea is the story of an empty nester who retreats to Cape Cod to rediscover who she was before being a wife and a mother – and redefine the next chapter in her life. Shot on location on Cape Cod: Dennis, Wellfleet…


, | 2017 | 87 minutes | |
Directed by Lana Wilson


A remarkable Japanese Buddhist priest uses a range of methods to help desperate people discover the will to live. But when a health crisis puts him at serious risk, can he live by the same advice he gives out? Lana Wilson follows up her award-winning documentary After Tiller with this lyrical, intimate character study…

MVIFF 2017: MAINELAND with Director/Producer Miao Wang and Producer Damon Smith–SOLD OUT

, | 2017 | 90 minutes | |
Directed by Miao Wang

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

MVIFF 2017: WHITE SUN (seto surya)–Global Citizen Award Presentation-SOLD OUT

, , , | 2016 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by Deepak Rauniyar

The Global Citizen Award will be presented to the MVIFF’s Guests of Honor prior to the film and includes a discussion on their careers producing independent world cinema.  Due a just announced film scheduling conflict Mr. Glover will join us via SKYPE, Ms. Barnes will join us in person on Friday evening.  The…


| 2017 | 99 mins | |
Directed by Jon Shenk, Bonnie Cohen

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and…

JAWS – Last showing of summer

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg


Fridays, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy…


| 2017 | 100 minutes | | ,
Directed by Dave McCary

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story.


| 2017 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by Jennifer Brea


Director Jennifer Brea and Professor Omar Wasow will join us after the screening for a discussion led by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a Ph.D. program at Harvard, Brea manifested…

LOGAN LUCKY – Last Showing

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.


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


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

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER – special event hosted by the Granary Gallery

| 2014 | 83 minutes | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel


A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…


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


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

The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session

| 2017 | 120 Minutes | |
Directed by John Sims


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


| 2017 | 93 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Haley

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon…

THE B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

| 2017 | 76 mins | |
Directed by Errol Morris

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol…


| 2017 | 107 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Christopher Nolan

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission,…