Special Events

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: LIFE IS GOOD, A Benefit for the Vineyard House

| 2017 | 68 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tracey Anarella

Wednesday August 22, 2018, 7:30pm

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Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  Award Winning Director Tracey Anarella has teamed up with Livingston to create a compelling documentary about Livingston, his life, his career and his unique and amazing teachings at the Berklee College of Music! The film, “Livingston Taylor – Life Is Good” shows…

OUT OF MY HEAD with Director Susanna Styron and Producer Jacki Ochs

2018 | 77 minutes | |
Directed by Susanna Styron

Wednesday August 08, 2018, 7:30pm

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The filmmaker sets out to investigate the devastating migraine attacks that have her daughter in their grip, and decides to make a film about it. As mother and daughter seek understanding and ever-elusive treatment, we follow them into a bizarre and fascinating world populated by doctors, neuroscientists, other migraineurs, and such unexpected…

2018 DOC WEEK: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS with Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy

Saturday August 04, 2018, 7:30pm

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Director Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the public eye. Directed and produced by…

HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2018 | 90 minutes | |

Wednesday July 18, 2018, 7:30pm

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…

2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1928 | 110 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Paul Leni

Thursday June 21, 2018, 7:30pm

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to welcome back for the fifth year, the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) to perform their new, original score to Universal Pictures’  THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928).  Universal itself has commissioned Berklee to create the original score recording for their brand-new 4K restoration of the film, the…

ITZHAK

| 2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Alison Chernick

Wednesday June 20, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday June 24, 2018, 1:00pm (FILMUSIC Festival)

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Director Alison Chernick will join us for Q&A afterward on June 15 for two showings at 4 and 7:30 PM.  From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel…

2018 MV Environmental Film Festival Opening Night Event: LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Susan Kucera


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Jeff Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking feature challenges our current way of thinking and provides…

THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet


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“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is…

Fundraiser for the Production of the Opera “1854”

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson


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You are cordially invited to 1854’s Spring Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on April 19th at 6:30 pm. You’ll be hearing more about this project in coming months, but for now here’s a brief introduction. When he died in 2015, the late Jack Schimmelman, a great fan of the spirituals…

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, A Free Interactive Screening in Collaboration with the West Tisbury Public Library

2011 | 152 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Chris Columbus


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This event is co-sponsored by the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Goodie Bags, Interactive Script, and a Sorting Hat to help young witches and wizards decide their Hogwarts House will all be provided. Doors Open at 12:30pm Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy…

THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

| 1849 | 218 minutes | | ,
Written by Giuseppe Verdi


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Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met career with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Luisa Miller, which has not been seen…

THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner…

THE MIGHTY QUINN, a fund-raiser for WYOB radio (MVRHS student run station)

1989 | 120 minutes | | , , , , ,
Directed by Carl Schenkel


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On Saturday, March 31 at 6:30PM 105.5 FM, WYOB (MVRHS student-run station) and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society collaborate with the showing of “The Mighty Quinn”, a thriller filmed in Jamaica starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Reviews say, “The Mighty Quinn is smart, pleasant entertainment offering an early…

HUMAN FLOW in Collaboration with MV Peace Council, MV Friends, and Sense of Wonder Creations, Introduced by State Rep. Dylan Fernandes

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei


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Dylan Fernandes, our Rep. to the MA Statehouse, will attend the screening of Human Flow and will speak briefly about the state of immigration policy in our community.  In collaboration with these Vineyard groups dedicated to Peace: MV Peace Council  Sense of Wonder Creations MV Friends Meeting Over 65 million people around…

THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini


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This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by…

2018 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY, a Benefit for the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |


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Join the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and fellow film-lovers as we watch the 90th Academy Awards and host our Annual Oscar Party. The event is complete with light appetizers, desserts, and beverages. We’ll begin at 7pm with the Red Carpet Arrivals with guests getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with…