Film Archives

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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With Bob Dutton

Go back to school with our very own Bob Dutton. Join us for a 30 minute film class followed by a screening of delightful (and relevant) films. Free Admission for all Film Society Members. Bring the whole family!  

FILM TALK: CAMERA MOVEMENT followed by THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

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With Bob Dutton

Go back to school with our very own Bob Dutton. Join us for a 30 minute film class followed by a screening of delightful (and relevant) films. Free Admission for all Film Society Members. Bring the whole family!

FILM TALK: TWIST ENDINGS followed by THE TWILIGHT ZONE & MORE

2019 | 90 mins | | , ,
with BOB DUTTON

Go back to school with our very own Bob Dutton. Join us for a 30-minute film class followed by a screening of delightful (and relevant) films. Free Admission for all Film Society Members. Bring the whole family!

FILM TALK: DRAMATIC TENSION followed by THREE O’CLOCK HIGH

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With Bob Dutton

Go back to school with our very own Bob Dutton. Join us for a 30-minute film class followed by a screening of delightful (and relevant) films. Free Admission for all Film Society Members. Bring the whole family!

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL ABOUT EVE

| 2019 | 130 mins. | | ,

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been….

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY

| 2019 | 2 hr 23 mins. | | ,

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS Estimated Running Time: 143 minutes Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2019 | 109 mins. | | , ,

LIVE ACTION SHORTS Approximate running time: 109 minutes Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION – Last Showing!

| 2019 | 76 mins. | | ,

ANIMATED SHORTS Approximate running time: 76 Minutes Rated PG (themes dealt with in these shorts include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent.) For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live…

JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | ,

Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La…

DIRT – PERFORMANCE AND Q&A WITH JOHN MORELLO (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
A One Man Show by John Morello

Co-sponsored by CONNECT to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the MV Regional High School, and the Youth Task Force. Dirt is a one-man show that explores the challenges and decisions that young people face every day. Dirt gets to the heart of issues related to drugs, bullying, and…

THE PETER LUCE PLAY READERS PRESENT: GLASS MENDACITY (FREE ADMISSION)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,
Directed by John Brannen

Presented in a staged reading by The Peter H. Luce Play Readers, The Glass Mendacity is an irreverent puree made from three combined and corrupted Tennessee Williams plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Characters and relationships are amplified and shuffled. This farcical romp takes place in Belle…

ON THE BASIS OF SEX – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 2 hrs. | | ,

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view…

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

| 2018 | 1 hr 56 mins.. | | , , ,

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

VICE

| 2018 | 2 hrs 12 mins. | | , ,

 Winner Golden Globe for Best Actor — Christian Bale Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney(Christian Bale), the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority…

COLD WAR – Last Showing!

, | 2018 | 90 mins. | | ,
From Pawel Pawlikowski, the Director of IDA

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris,…

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

, | 2018 | 124 minutes | | ,
Directed by Josie Rourke

“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling…

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

| 2018 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT)

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk (based on James Baldwin’s novel) is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls…

MARY POPPINS RETURNS – Last Showing!

| 2018 | 2 hrs 11 mins. | | , , ,

Set in 1930s London, which is the time period of the original novels by P. L. Travers, the story follows Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), who are now grown up. Michael is living with his three children and housekeeper Ellen, in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael…

THE GRINCH

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

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is…