Coming Attractions

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: MOTHERS AND SONS

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Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Venue: MV Playhouse, 24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Website The MV Playhouse presents a staged reading of Terrence McNally’s powerful play about a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the apartment of her late son’s partner who has moved on with his life. Challenged to face how society…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
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Presented by event sponsor The Mansion House NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE! Retaining all the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherson (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional,…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE-FEATURE: DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! & PARIS WAS A WOMAN

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
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DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B….

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: McQUEEN

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
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A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui. Pre-show: James Phillips,…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: (Closing Night Event) STUDIO 54

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Sponsored by The Tisbury Printer Studio 54 was the epicenter of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) chronicles the rise and fall of…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: WHITE-LINE PRINTING WORKSHOP

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 11:00 AM
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Venue: Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs. Featherstone Website Featherstone teacher Fae Kontje-Gibbs leads a three-hour workshop about the white-line printing technique developed by Edith Lake Wilkinson (the subject of Saturday’s film PACKED IN A TRUNK).

ASK DR. RUTH

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Friday May 03, 2019, 7:30 PM

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no…

THE PUBLIC (in collaboration with MV Library Association)

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

Sunday May 05, 2019, 7:30 PM
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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 Pantry. In THE PUBLIC an unusually bitter Arctic blast has…

RED JOAN

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Friday May 10, 2019, 7:30 PM

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In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award (R) winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

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Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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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

WATER LILIES OF MONET: THE MAGIC OF WATER AND LIGHT

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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…

ASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK & ROLL

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Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:30 PM
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“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…

LATE NIGHT

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Friday June 07, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 08, 2019 7:30 PM

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too…

LOST HORIZON with special introduction by Victoria Riskin

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Sunday June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
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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…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

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Directed by Sam Mendes

Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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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 in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands…

2019 YOUTH FILMMAKERS CAMP with MVTV

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Monday July 29, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00 to 5:00pm
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Thursday August 01, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Friday August 02, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm

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July 29-August 2, 2019, 1-5 pm at MV Regional High School and MVTV HQ in Oak Bluffs Campers will learn various video techniques such as video camera use, interviewing skills, musical video, creating public service announcements, and editing of video content.  The camp will meet each day at MV Regional High School…