Film Archives

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: (Opening Night Event) GREAT SHORTS

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Presented by event sponsor Tilton Tents A selection of short films dealing with LGBTQ issues. Pre-show: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (video message).  Post-show: Live Q&A with director Fiona Dawson and producer/actor Chris McNeany. A dessert and wine reception in the lobby follows.  

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: MAN MADE

| 2018 | 1 hr 33 mins | | , ,

MAN MADE takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who like the film’s director were born and raised female), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: McQUEEN

| 2018 | 1 hr 51 mins. | | , , ,

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: EVERY ACT OF LIFE

| 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins | | , ,

The groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally – a personal journey through five decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, and finding love and inspiration at every age. McNally’s works include cultural and gender-bending hits such as “Ragtime,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,”…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: THE HAPPY PRINCE

| 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins | | , , ,

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: PACKED IN A TRUNK

| 2015 | 1 hr 17 mins | | , ,

PACKED IN A TRUNK is the story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. All her worldly possessions were packed into trunks and shipped to a relative in West Virginia where they sat in an attic for 40 years. Edith’s great-niece, Emmy Award…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE (FREE EVENT)

| 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins | | ,

LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (FREE EVENT)

| 2012 | 1 hr 45 mins | | , ,

Socially awkward teen Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie’s dreams of becoming…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

| 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins | | , , ,

Presented by event sponsor CB Stark Jewelers The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: PRIDE (FREE EVENT)

2014 | 2 hrs. | | ,

Sponsored by Holmes Hole Builders LLC Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales. (This is a free event, any unclaimed tickets will be released 5 minutes before showtime) Pre-show: Democratic presidential…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 7 mins | | , , ,

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: KANARIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs 3 mins. | | , , ,

Presented by event sponsor MV Bank Set in South Africa in 1985 against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, CANARY follows a teen boy, Johan Niemand, who has always been bullied in his small town for his flair for British new wave music and love of Boy George. After he gets called on…

FIRST REFORMED – LAST SHOWING!

| 2018 | 1 hr 53 mins. | |
Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby…

THE WEDDING GUEST

, | 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins | | ,
A Film by Michael Winterbottom

This propulsive, globe-trotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to…

REGGAE PARTY NIGHT – cult film “BABYLON” (reception at 6:30 with Red Stripe Beer and Caribbean food)

, , | 1980 | 1 hr 35 mins. | | ,

Join us for a special night of good vibes and “irie” music as we celebrate the birthday of Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (April 1st). Doors will open at 6:30 for a special reception in our lobby, complete with Red Stripe Beer and food from Vineyard Caribbean. At 7:30 pm we will screen…

GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE

| 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins. | |

Described as a “poet,” an “athlete,” or a “philosopher” of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and ‘70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Men era of New York to the early years of the Women’s Movement to…

GLORIA BELL – Last Showing

, | 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins. | | ,

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the…

THE CHARMER – Last Showing!

, | 2018 | 100 minutes | | ,
A film by Milad Alami

MVIFF AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS! An intense drama about a young Iranian man desperate to meet a woman who can provide a “paper marriage” so he can stay in Denmark. Then he falls in love—just as his past catches up with him.  

FIRST REFORMED – LAST SHOWING!

| 2018 | 1 hr 53 mins. | |
Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby…

ASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK & ROLL

| 2019 | 130 min | | ,

“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…

IRISH CULTURE NIGHT with film, reception, singing, and merry-making

| 1992 | 1 hr 42 mins | |

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a bit o’ the Irish. There will be live music and singing by islander Molly Conole.  Irish shortbread and scones, as well as Bailey’s Irish Cream will be served in the lobby. There will be a presentation on the “legend of the sillies and Irish magic” by Elaine Weintraub, followed…

SMUGGLING HENDRIX – Last showing today!

| 2018 | 93 mins. | | ,
Directed by Marios Piperides

MVIFF AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS! Yiannis, a fading musician, is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus for a better life abroad. His plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone that divides the “Greek” from the “Turkish” side of the island. Since animal exchange between…

Science on Screen: SCIENCE FAIR (with special guest Kashfia Rahman)

| 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins | |

This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follow nine high school students from around…

SUPPORT THE GIRLS

| 2018 | 1 hr 33 mins | | ,
A film by Andrew Bujalski

Regina Hall (Girls Trip) stars as the hardworking manager of Double Whammies, a “sports bar with curves.” She runs the joint like a family, but over the course of one challenging day her incurable optimism is tested by sketchy employees, bad customers and an even worse boss.

CAPERNAUM – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 2 hr 30 mins | |

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through…

APOLLO 11 – Last Showing!

| 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins | | ,
A film by Todd Douglas Miller

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic mission to the moon in 1969. Apollo 11 is a 2019 documentary film directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight to land people on the moon. The film consists solely of archival footage shot in 70 mm film that was previously unreleased…

STAN & OLLIE – Last Showing!

, | 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins. | | , ,

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performance shines through,…

2019 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE FILM CENTER

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 91st Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Viewing Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 6:30 pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals and reception with guests getting the opportunity to have…

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

, | 2018 | 2 hrs 12 mins | | , ,
A Peter Jackson Film

Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as…

FILM TALK: PARODY followed by HAIL, CAESAR!

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