Special Events

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

| 1992 | 1 hr 42 mins | |


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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…

CARAVAGGIO: THE SOUL AND THE BLOOD

| 2018 | 90 Mins. | | , ,


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Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments — thanks to the use…

BOLSHOI BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

| 2019 | 170 mins. | | , ,


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On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

| 1839 | 2 hrs. 55 mins. | |


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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATION – Last Showing!

| 2019 | 76 mins. | | ,


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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…

2019 OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE FILM CENTER

, | 2018 | 180 mins | |


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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…

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION

| 2019 | 109 mins. | | , ,


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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: DOCUMENTARY

| 2019 | 2 hr 23 mins. | | ,


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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…

JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | ,


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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…

VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,


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Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake…

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |


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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Don’t miss Arias and Incidental Music from Carmen performed in the lobby by mezzo-soprano, Martha Hudson and pianist,…

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

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


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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

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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…

AVIAN IMPROV – FREE ADMISSION

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LANNY McDOWELL AND DAVID STANWOOD


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Lanny McDowell has been a fan of David Stanwood’s piano playing as long as David has been a fan of Lanny’s artwork, over twenty years. Recently, the two friends have developed a collaborative program which combines the art forms of piano improvisation and bird photography, which they call “Avian Improv”.  Coinciding with…

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |


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For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2018-19 | |


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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…