Special Events

2018 DOC WEEK: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY with Steve Young (Subject of the Film) and director Dava Whisenant

| 2018 | 87 mins | |
Directed by Dava Whisenant


WINNER! 2018 Nantucket Film Festival: Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature   WINNER! 2018 Tribeca Film Festival: Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director   When he started as a comedy writer for the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while…

2018 DOC WEEK: LOVE, GILDA with Director Lisa D’Apolito — SOLD OUT

2018 | 88 minutes | |
Directed by Lisa D'Apolito


In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Melissa…

2018 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS– No Longer For Sale

| 2018 | |

In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 4th Annual Documentary Week from July 30th through August 4th, 2018 (excluding August 1, sold separately*). To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with your selected…

SONGS FROM CINEMA with Siren Mayhew and Friends on stage at the Film Center

| 2018 | 90 mins | |


Siren Mayhew and her cohorts perform live music from beloved films that span the decades. Join us for a night of nostalgia that will include musical numbers from the likes of The Lion King, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and many more. Siren and Friends —…

SOLD OUT! FAIR GAME (Director’s Cut) with Valerie Plame, former covert CIA ops officer, and Director/Producer Doug Liman in person for Q&A

| 2010 | 130 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Doug Liman


Valerie Plame, former covert CIA ops officer, and Director/Producer Doug Liman in person for Q&A As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate…

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

2018 | 83 minutes | | ,
Directed by Susan Kucera


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…


1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet


“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


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


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…


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


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…


1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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


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


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…


1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini


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 | |


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…


| 2017 | 99 minutes | | ,


Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast on March 4th, 2018! And the winners are?… Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy…