Drama

THE WEDDING GUEST

, | 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins | | ,
A Film by Michael Winterbottom

Sunday April 21, 2019, 7:30 PM BUY TICKETS

This propulsive, globe-trotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding – armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to…

DIANE

| 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins. | |

Sunday April 21, 2019, 4:00 PM Wednesday April 24, 2019, 4:00 PM BUY TICKETS

For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice,…

“Film Noir Restored” with Paul Karasik: MOONRISE

| 1948 | 1 hr 30 mins. | | , , ,

Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Special Introduction by Paul Karasik on these restored Film Noir classics. Join us in the lobby beforehand for a glass of Pinot Noir and Dark Chocolate. A small-town fable about violence and redemption, Moonrise is the final triumph of Frank Borzage, one of Hollywood’s most neglected masters. Stigmatized from infancy by the…

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: 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: 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: 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…

THE PUBLIC (in collaboration with MV Library Association)

| 2018 | 2 hrs | |
Written and Directed by Emilio Estevez

Sunday May 05, 2019, 7:30 PM
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This special FREE EVENT is made possible by the generous support of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association, the Friends of all the Island Libraries, and the  Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Admission is free, so please consider bringing a nonperishable donation for the Island Food Pantry. In THE PUBLIC an unusually bitter Arctic blast has…

RED JOAN

| 2019 | 1 hr 50 mins. | | ,

Friday May 10, 2019, 7:30 PM
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In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award (R) winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge…

LATE NIGHT

| 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins | | ,

Friday June 07, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday June 08, 2019 7:30 PM

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too…

LOST HORIZON with special introduction by Victoria Riskin

| 1937 | 2 hrs 12 mins. | | , ,

Sunday June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
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Based on a novel by James Hilton, this fantastical drama follows a group of plane-crash survivors who have landed in the mythical Shangri-La, a valley hidden deep within the mountains of the Himalayas. Rescued by followers of the High Llama (Sam Jaffe), the outsiders grow to love the remote paradise, but British…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

| 2019 | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands…