Special Events

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |


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Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST — Postponed until November 3rd

| 1910 | 222 mins. | |


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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. World Premiere: Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1910. Puccini’s “American” opera, based on…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALLELUJAH!

| 2018 | 2 hrs 35 mins. | | , , ,
Written by Alan Bennett


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Allelujah! is a brand new play from one of Britain’s best-loved writers Alan Bennett. His celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III. This hilarious drama was filmed live during its limited run at the Bridge Theatre in London. The play takes place…

BEING THERE in collaboration with Compassionate Care ALS and MV Hospice

| 2016 | 95 mins | |
Directed by Thomas Lüchinger


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A Panel will be conducted after the film with: Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Director: Thomas Lüchinger Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma* The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from…

FUNNY GIRL – one night only!

| 2018 | 160 mins. | | , ,


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Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice…

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON ET DALILA

| 1877 | 3 hrs. 4 min. | |


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Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2018-19 | |


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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, 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…

MET OPERA LIVE: AIDA

| 1871 | 3 hrs. 36 min. | |


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Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the warrior Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter,…

2018 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2018 | 130 mins | | ,


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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 9 for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a…

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

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


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Director Tracey Anarella and Livingston Taylor will join us for a Q&A afterward.  JUST ANNOUNCED – Livingston will perform an acoustic set of music after the film and Q&A.  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…

HISTORIC MOVIES OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

| 2018 | 90 minutes | | ,


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Commentary throughout the program of short film segments with 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 hundred…

Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future w/ Julie Taymor, Diana Barrett, Misan Sagay, and Julia Spiro

| 2018 | 75 mins | |


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A special event to benefit the MV Film Society and its youth Scholarship awards.  Several panelists from the Film Industry will join together on the Film Center stage to discuss candidly the topic: Women in Film: Past, Present, & Future.   A wine reception will be held in our lobby starting at 6:45…

FAR FROM THE TREE with Director Rachel Dretzin and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

| 2018 | 93 minutes | |
Rachel Dretzin


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Q&A with Director Rachel Dretzin and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. afterward FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed,…

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

| 2018 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Susan Lacy


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Director and Producer Susan Lacy and Producer Jessica Levin will join us for Q&A on August 4th at the Film Center. In collaboration with HBO Documentary Films 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…

2018 DOC WEEK: 306 HOLLYWOOD with Co-director Jonathan Bogarin

2018 | 82 minutes | |
Co-directed by Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin


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Co-director Jonathan Bogarin will join us for a Q&A afterward.  306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what…

SOLD OUT — 2018 DOC WEEK: SAY HER NAME with Co-Director/Co-Producer Kate Davis (Film Society Board Member) and David Heilbroner

| 2018 | |
Directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Joining us after the screening — directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, Sandra Bland’s mom: Geneva Reed Veal and sisters: Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, all national spokespeople for Sandra Bland and activists to eliminate police brutality, and Cannon Lambert, lead attorney from Chicago. The Vineyard screening will be…