2019 Spectrum

Events in the spectrum 2019 film festival

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: ALL-ACCESS PASS

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Thursday April 25, 2019
Friday April 26, 2019 Saturday April 27, 2019 Sunday April 28, 2019 BUY TICKETS

*IMPORTANT*  If you purchase an All-Access Pass, please be sure to email Michael Nason at Michael@mvfilmsociety.com with the choices of the films/events you intend to attend (even if you intend to come to every event) so we can reserve a seat/ticket for you. *An All-Access Pass Allows Admission to Every Spectrum Film…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: PRIDE (FREE EVENT)

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Thursday April 25, 2019, 4:00 PM
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Sponsored by Holmes Hole Builders LLC Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales. (This is a free event, any unclaimed tickets will be released 5 minutes before showtime) Pre-show: Democratic presidential…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: (Opening Night Event) GREAT SHORTS

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Thursday April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Presented by event sponsor Tilton Tents A selection of short films dealing with LGBTQ issues. Pre-show: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (video message).  Post-show: Live Q&A with director Fiona Dawson and producer/actor Chris McNeany. A dessert and wine reception in the lobby follows.  

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: PACKED IN A TRUNK

| 2015 | 1 hr 17 mins | | , ,

Friday April 26, 2019, 3:00 PM
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PACKED IN A TRUNK is the story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. All her worldly possessions were packed into trunks and shipped to a relative in West Virginia where they sat in an attic for 40 years. Edith’s great-niece, Emmy Award…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: THE HAPPY PRINCE

| 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins | | , , ,

Friday April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM
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In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

| 2018 | 1 hr 24 mins | | , , ,

Friday April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Presented by event sponsor CB Stark Jewelers The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: OPEN HOUSE AT ALEX’S PLACE

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Friday April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM

Venue: Alex’s Place, 111R Edgartown-VH Road, Vineyard Haven. Alex’s Place Website The Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center was created by The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard. With its first Open House under the direction of Ryan Schwab-Doyon, teens and families are welcome to…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE (FREE EVENT)

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Saturday April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM
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LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (FREE EVENT)

| 2012 | 1 hr 45 mins | | , ,

Saturday April 27, 2019, 12:00 Noon
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Socially awkward teen Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie’s dreams of becoming…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: MAN MADE

| 2018 | 1 hr 33 mins | | , ,

Saturday April 27, 2019, 4:00 PM
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MAN MADE takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men (who like the film’s director were born and raised female), take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: EVERY ACT OF LIFE

| 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins | | , ,

Saturday April 27, 2019, 4:00 PM
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The groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally – a personal journey through five decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, and finding love and inspiration at every age. McNally’s works include cultural and gender-bending hits such as “Ragtime,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,”…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: KANARIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs 3 mins. | | , , ,

Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Presented by event sponsor MV Bank Set in South Africa in 1985 against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, CANARY follows a teen boy, Johan Niemand, who has always been bullied in his small town for his flair for British new wave music and love of Boy George. After he gets called on…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: TEEN READ: DEAR RACHEL MADDOW (FREE EVENT)

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Saturday April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM
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FREE ADMISSION! The MV Public Libraries’ “All-Island Teen Read” of the young adult novel DEAR RACHEL MADDOW concludes with this group discussion led by local librarians AMY RYAN and JENNIFER RAPUANO. Participants will be able to discuss the book, share their thoughts and engage with author ADRIENNE KISNER (who will be in…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: MOTHERS AND SONS

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Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM

Venue: MV Playhouse, 24 Church Street, Vineyard Haven. Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Website The MV Playhouse presents a staged reading of Terrence McNally’s powerful play about a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the apartment of her late son’s partner who has moved on with his life. Challenged to face how society…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE

| 2019 | 2 hrs 7 mins | | , , ,

Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
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Presented by event sponsor The Mansion House NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE! Retaining all the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherson (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional,…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE-FEATURE: DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! & PARIS WAS A WOMAN

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
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DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B….

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: McQUEEN

| 2018 | 1 hr 51 mins. | | , , ,

Sunday April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
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A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui. Pre-show: James Phillips,…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: (Closing Night Event) STUDIO 54

| 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins. | | , ,

Sunday April 28, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Sponsored by The Tisbury Printer Studio 54 was the epicenter of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) chronicles the rise and fall of…

2019 SPECTRUM FILM FESTIVAL: WHITE-LINE PRINTING WORKSHOP

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Sunday April 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

Venue: Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs. Featherstone Website Featherstone teacher Fae Kontje-Gibbs leads a three-hour workshop about the white-line printing technique developed by Edith Lake Wilkinson (the subject of Saturday’s film PACKED IN A TRUNK).