Special Events

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2019/20 FULL SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2019-20 | |

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM

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MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW! The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The…

MET OPERA LIVE: TURANDOT

| 2019 | 3 hrs | |

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM

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Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava…

2019 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2019 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday September 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Friday September 27, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:30pm
Sunday September 29, 2019, 4:00pm

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Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – FLEABAG

| 2019 | 80 mins. | |
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge



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See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may…

DOWNTON ABBEY – SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK with TEA & COOKIES at 6:30 in Lobby! (return engagement starts 9/20)

| 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,


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SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK SHOW SEPTEMBER 12 with TEA & COOKIES SERVED at 6:30 in Lobby! Join us early for a proper reception! This September, the worldwide BBC phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important moment of…

MVIFF 2019: CLOSING NIGHT FILM: PARASITE + Closing Party at LA SOFFITTA (Special Asian menu)

| 2019 | 2 hrs 12 mins | |
A Film by Bong Joon-Ho


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Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and…

MVIFF 2019: SIBEL

| 2019 | 95 Minutes | | ,
A film by Cagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti


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25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be…

MVIFF 2019: FIG TREE

, | 2018 | 93 mins | | ,


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Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, FIG TREE follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She…

MVIFF 2019: EVERY DAY A GOOD DAY (NICHINICHI KORE KÔJITSU)

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Tatsushi Ohmori


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A college student finds solace in the meditative art of Japanese tea ceremonies.

MVIFF 2019: LUCKY GRANDMA with Michael Tow “Little Handsome” for Q&A

, | 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,
A Film by Sasie Sealy


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In the heart of Chinatown, New York, ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year–old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in,…

MVIFF 2019: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS JURIED COMPETITION

| 2019 | 1 hour 41 mins | | ,


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From over 350+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 9 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2019 MVIFF SHORT FILM FINALISTS 1)…

MVIFF 2019: ASH IS PUREST WHITE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 16 mins | | , ,
Written & Directed by Zhangke Jia


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A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001…

MVIFF 2019: MIDNIGHT FAMILY

| 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins | | , ,
Directed by Luke Lorentzen


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In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

MVIFF 2019: THE SOUVENIR

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | , ,
A Film by Joanna Hogg


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A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship…

MVIFF 2019: ANIMATION SHORTS SHOWCASE with Bill Plympton and other filmmakers

| 2019 | 73 mins | | ,
Curated by BILL PLYMPTON


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A collection of some of the world’s best new short animated films from acclaimed animators curated by Bill Plympton. The MV International Film Festival will present a display of animated shorts with a showcase curated by Bill Plympton, Academy Award-nominated animator recently garnered national attention with his short films “Trump Bites” ran on…

MVIFF 2019: NON-FICTION (DOUBLES VIES)

| 2018 | 1 hr 48 mins | | , , ,
A Film by Olivier Assayas


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Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, NON-FICTION traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and…