Educational and Youth Programs Offered by the Film Society this Winter/Spring
First Tuesday, Cult Classic Film Series for Young Adults
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society announces a new film initiative in collaboration with Oyster MV, a community-based resource for young adults. Oyster MV seeks to partner with Island organizations in order to host free or discounted events for Young Adults (18-30) and is committed to bringing fun, collaborative and affordable events to the Island community, with a focus on healthy living, skill sharing and the arts. The Film Society will use a grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation to offer these screenings at no cost to all attendees over the age of 18, with a special emphasis placed on creating an atmosphere welcoming to those between the ages of 18 and 30.
The Film Society and Oyster will host four screenings of ‘cult classic’ films on the first Tuesday of every month with a screening of Wes Anderson’s THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, February 6th. The rest of the schedule is currently as follows with the films subject to change: CADDYSHACK on Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm, CLUELESS on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm, and POINT BREAK (1991) on Tuesday May 1st at 7pm. These screenings are limited to anyone aged 18 years or older.
At each respective screening Oyster MV intends to offer additional entertainment through collaboration with Chicken Alley Thrift Shop as well as other Island businesses and vendors. Light refreshments and beverages (non-alcoholic) will be provided.
This film series is one of several initiatives coordinated by the Film Society in the past year that have sought to expand its youth and educational programs, which includes the Science on Screen Program, Youth Screenings for MV Public Schools, and the Film Society’s Summer Filmmaking Camp for Youth, which is held in partnership with MVTV.
Film Talk, a Series of Film Analysis Classes Free to Film Society Members
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society introduces “Film Talk,” a series of free film analysis classes/discussions for society members, to its weekly schedule. Starting Monday, February 19th these four classes will help film-goers think and converse about film.
MV Film Society manager Robert Dutton will lead each class with a thirty-minute class followed by a full-length film, followed by a guided post-show discussion.
Host Robert Dutton has a degree in Directing for the Theatre from Emerson College, worked as a professional actor for five years and, for thirteen years, was an English and Drama teacher in Orlando (where he was named “Best Teacher in Central Florida” by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine in 2011). He started the Island Entertainment video store in Vineyard Haven and is currently the Theatre Manager for the MV Film Society.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, An Interactive Movie Experience in Collaboration with the West Tisbury Free Public Library
The West Tisbury Free Public Library and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society announce a free, interactive screening of HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 2. Doors will open at 12:30 PM with an Interactive Script, Goodie Bags, and a Sorting Hat to help young witches and wizards choose a Hogwart House all provided. This is a one-time only event. Tickets can be reserved (for free) at mvfilmsociety.com or at the Film Center Box Office.
This event marks the second recent collaboration between the West Tisbury Free Public Library and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, the first being a free public screening of the documentary EX LIBRIS and fundraiser for the Island Food Pantry in December. The event also marks a continuation of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society efforts to expand their youth programming, which includes the Young Adult Film Series in Collaboration with OysterMV, the Science on Screen Film Series, and a youth filmmaking camp in the summer with MVTV.