Film Archives

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…

GIFTED – Last Showing!

| 2017 | 101 minutes | |
Directed by Marc Webb

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn…


| 2017 | 90 minutes | |

Discussion throughout the short film segments with Tom Dunlop & 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…


| 2017 | 60 mins. | | ,

Drumming with Rick Bausman! A hands on fully participatory exploration of musical instruments from around the world Rick will lead children through a fun, exciting 1 hour drumming session, so come out and collaborate with us!


| 2017 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Azazel Jacobs

THE LOVERS is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a…


| 2017 | 129 mins | | , ,
Terrence Malick

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples–struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman)–chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.


, | 2017 | 100 mins | | , ,
Tomer Heymann

Tomer Heymann’s MR. GAGA is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and “movement language” Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to perform with the prestigious Martha Graham dance company, and attended Juilliard and the…


| 2017 | 88 mins | | , ,
Susan Glatzer

ALIVE AND KICKING is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance…


| 2017 | 92 min | | , , ,
Kasper Collin

Special introduction by Dave Kish of WMVY radio — All That Jazz Sunday mornings.   On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz…


| 2017 | 95 mins | | ,
Scott Freiman

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art, and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of…


| 2012 | 86 minutes | | , , , ,
Chris Renaud

Come join The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s Environmental Film Festival’s Children’s Event on May 28th at 1pm at the film center for a FREE screening of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax! Afterwards Vineyard Conservation Society will speak about their work on how they are helping to protect our island.  All children are welcome to…


| 2016 | 112 minutes | |
Directed by Randall Wright

Hockney weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never before seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art,…


| 2017 | 93 min | | ,
Matt Schrader

Director Sara Nesson of the short film WOMEN WHO SCORE will join us for a discussion after the screening of these films to discuss the project she’s been working on in Hollywood. What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a…

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 | 91 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jonathan Levine

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion –…


| 2017 | 129 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar…

WHAT THE HEALTH – with Not Yours Sugar Mamas cafe

| 2017 | 97 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

Dinner and a movie: 10% off menu items at Not Your Sugar Mamas before the movie!   Open 5:30PM to show time. What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing…

RISK – Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 84 minutes | |
Directed by Laura Poitras

How much of your own life are you willing to risk? Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial…


| 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…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: TOMORROW

, | 2017 | 118 min | | ,
Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over…

2017 Environmental Film Festival: AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

| 2017 | 84 min | | , ,
Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey

SPECIAL GUESTS: Myron Dewey, Co-director in person; James Spione, Co-director in person; Josh Fox, Producer-Co-Writer-Director via SKYPE; Tanyette Colon –; and Alison Rose Levy, hosts the weekly radio program, “Connect the Dots,” Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through…

NORMAN – Last Showing

, | 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joseph Cedar

Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the…

A QUIET PASSION – Last Showing!

, | 2017 | 126 minutes | | ,
Directed by Terence Davies

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and…


| 2017 | 120 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Oren Moverman

When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night….

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: TROPHY

, | 2017 | 108 mins | | ,
Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau

Special Guests: Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau will join us via SKYPE tonight after the screening of TROPHY.   “Trophy” first premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos, and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled by a…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: A PLASTIC OCEAN

| 2016 | 102 mins. | | ,
Craig Leeson

Special guest, Jennifer Smith Turner will read her poem, SEA LIFE Jennifer Smith Turner is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found, Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets, Poetry & Prose. Her third poetry collection, Flirting with Truth, is currently being considered for publication.  Jennifer’s poems are included in…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN

| 2017 | 103 min | | ,
Susan Froemke & John Hoffman

Special Guests for Discussion: Jim Athearn, Shelley Edmundson (ED of MV Fisherman’s Preservation Trust) and a member of her board. Preceded by the short film ONE THOUSAND BEATING HEARTS. In the film, One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts, filmmaker Peter Byck takes viewers to Bluffton, Georgia to hear from Will Harris of White Oak…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: BEFORE THE FLOOD

| 2016 | 96 min | | ,

Special Guests: Charter School students ( Astrid Tilton, Clancy Conlin, Lucy Thompson, Jared Rivard, Lily Tilton) who participated in a climate change field trip to Alaska. If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a…

2017 MV Environmental Film Festival: THE BULLISH FARMER

| 2017 | 79 min | | ,

Join us before the movie for our OPENING NIGHT reception with John Ubaldo, and co-directors Ken Marsolais and Nancy Vick.  All three will participate in an after movie panel discussion with local Vineyard farmers (Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn and Jefferson Monroe of GOOD Farm).  6:30PM — Opening reception in the Film Center Lobby with…

FRANTZ – Last Show!

, | 2016 | 113 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by François Ozon

In a small German town after World War I, Anna mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz, killed in battle in France. One day a young Frenchman, Adrien, also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites passions. Director Francois Ozon drew his inspiration from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932…