Film Archives

MVIFF ENCORE: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

| 2019 | 2 hrs 8 mins | |
A Film by Mads Brügger

FESTIVAL FAVORITE – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – HANSARD

| 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins | |
Written by Simon Woods

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin…

OFFICIAL SECRETS

, | 2019 | 111 mins | | ,

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the…

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

| 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins | | ,

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt’s extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s – with songs like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be…

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

| 2019 | 115 mins | | ,
A Stanley Nelson Film

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own…

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

| 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins | |

RAISE HELL is a documentary about the celebrated national political columnist and Texan, Molly Ivins who used her razor sharp wit to speak truth to power.

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

| 2019 | 104 mins | | ,

Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27, her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score some Adderall,…

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 10 mins | | , ,
A Richard Linklater Film

Based on the runaway bestseller, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life…

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: TINTORETTO: A REBEL IN VENICE

| 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.   With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s…

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS

| 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum — one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez,…

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST

| 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art,…

2019 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2019 | 130 mins | | ,

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 10 for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a…

MVIFF 2019: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

| 2019 | 2 hrs 8 mins | | ,
A Film by Mads Brügger

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts,…

DOWNTON ABBEY

| 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,

This September, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future…

MVIFF 2019: CLOSING NIGHT FILM: PARASITE + Closing Party at LA SOFFITTA (Special Asian menu)

| 2019 | 2 hrs 12 mins | |
A Film by Bong Joon-Ho

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and…

MVIFF 2019: OPENING NIGHT PARTY & FILM: HONEYLAND

| 2019 | 85 mins | | ,

On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful waterfront lawn adjacent to Lagoon Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.   We’ll be serving wines, beer (Festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and appetizers (provided by Sarah…

MVIFF 2019: LUCKY GRANDMA with Michael Tow “Little Handsome” for Q&A

, | 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Sasie Sealy

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year–old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in,…

MVIFF 2019: EVERY DAY A GOOD DAY (NICHINICHI KORE KÔJITSU)

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Tatsushi Ohmori

A college student finds solace in the meditative art of Japanese tea ceremonies.

MVIFF 2019: FIG TREE

, | 2018 | 93 mins | | ,

Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, FIG TREE follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She…

MVIFF 2019: SIBEL

| 2019 | 95 Minutes | | ,
A film by Cagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be…

MVIFF 2019: NON-FICTION (DOUBLES VIES)

| 2018 | 1 hr 48 mins | | , , ,
A Film by Olivier Assayas

Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, NON-FICTION traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and…

MVIFF 2019: ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE with Bill Plympton and other filmmakers

| 2019 | 73 mins | | ,
Curated by BILL PLYMPTON

A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award-nominated animator recently garnered national attention with his short films “Trump Bites” ran on…

MVIFF 2019: THE SOUVENIR

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | , ,
A Film by Joanna Hogg

A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship…

MVIFF 2019 SPOTLIGHT: BIRDS OF PASSAGE (PÁJAROS DE VERANO)

| 2019 | 125 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug…

MVIFF 2019: MIDNIGHT FAMILY

| 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins | | , ,
Directed by Luke Lorentzen

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

MVIFF 2019: ALONE AT MY WEDDING (SEULE À MON MARIAGE)

| 2018 | 121 mins | | ,
Written & Directed by Marta Bergman

Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her…

MVIFF 2019: A FAITHFUL MAN (L’homme fidèle)

| 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins | |
Directed by Louis Garrel

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies. Abel and Marianne get back together, arousing feelings of jealousy in both Marianne’s son, Joseph, and Paul’s sister, Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood.

MVIFF 2019: IN THE AISLES (In den Gängen)

| 2018 | 2 hrs 5 mins | | , ,
A Film by Thomas Stuber

When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, BABYLON BERLIN), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his…

MVIFF 2019: 3 FACES

| 2019 | 100 Minutes | | , ,
Directed and Written by Jafar Panhi

Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help–oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to…

MVIFF 2019 SPOTLIGHT: LORO (THEM)

| 2019 | 158 mins | | , ,
A Film by Paolo Sorrentino

Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world,…