Special Events

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS

| 2019 | 165 minutes | | ,

Thursday January 16, 2020, 7:30 PM

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices…

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

, | 2019 | 120 minutes | | ,
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sunday December 15, 2019, 1:00pm

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s…

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (A conversation with Henry Louis Gates & Eric Foner)

| 2019 | 90 minutes

Thursday August 22, 2019, 7:30 PM

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In 2019, Henry Louis Gates Jr. presented a vital new documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years…

DOUBTING THOMAS – Encore Screening – with director and star WILL McFADDEN in person!

| 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins. | |
A Film by Will McFadden

Tuesday August 20, 2019, 7:30 PM

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Black babies don’t come from white people. Except this one just did. Jen swears to Tom that he’s the father, and she’s just as dumbfounded as everyone else. Tom says he believes her. They’re a team built on trust and they’re in this together. They choose to accept the…

A PRIVATE WAR with Special Guest Director Matthew Heineman!

| 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins | |
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Sunday August 11, 2019, 7:30 PM

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In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing…

AGENTS OF CHANGE – One Time Screening – plus Q & A with the Frank Dawson & Abby Ginzberg!

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
A film by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Wednesday August 07, 2019, 4:00PM (Strand)

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Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who were at the forefront of…

VOICES OF BALTIMORE plus Q & A with co-Director Morna McNulty

| 2017 | 55 mins. | |
A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

Tuesday July 30, 2019, 4:00 PM

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The purpose of this film is to capture and preserve the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African Americans who 1) grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and 2) who lived through the era of legal segregation in the Jim Crow south. The narratives will…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,

Sunday July 28, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)

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The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – SOUFRA

| 2017 | 73 minutes | | ,
A Film by Thomas A. Morgan

Sunday July 28, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)

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SOUFRA follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – NEW HOMELAND

2018 | 93 Minutes | | ,
A Film by Barbara Kopple

Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)

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Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) chronicles the experiences of five refugee children from war-torn Syria and Iraq whose families have resettled in Canada. In this sweetly observed film, Kopple follows the boys for two weeks at a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. We watch as some boys…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – THIS IS HOME

| 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins | | ,
Directed by Alexandra Shiva

Saturday July 27, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)

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THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they are given eight months of assistance from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient. As they learn to adapt to challenges,…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

2019 | 87 minutes | | ,
A Film by Hassan Fazili

Friday July 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)

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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – FIRE AT SEA

| 2016 | 1 hr 54 mins | | ,
Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Friday July 26, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)

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Gianfranco Rosi’s incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa–and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it–is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of…

SOLD OUT – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

| 2019 | Running Time is 210 minutes with two intervals | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

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THIS PERFORMANCE IS NOW SOLD OUT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WAITLIST, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO INFO@MVFILMSOCIETY.COM WITH THE NUMBER OF TICKETS REQUIRED. WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF THEY BECOME AVAILABLE ONLY. The story of a family and a company that changed the world told in three parts on a single…

SOLD OUT — GIRLFRIENDS (1979) Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

| 1979 | 1 hr 26 mins | | ,
Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Q & A to follow with Claudia Weill, CAROL GILLIGAN, “In a Different Voice”, “Why Patriarchy Persists”, and HONOR MOORE, poet, “The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir” Claudia Weill’s delightful and groundbreaking indie follows aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron in a stylishly subtle performance) as she navigates her way through a…

SOLD OUT — MAIDEN — Additional screening Sunday and next week

| 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | |


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This performance is SOLD OUT — please do not come to the Film Center the night of the show for tickets. We will be joined after the film via Skype by Maiden Skipper Tracy Edwards Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of…