Martha's Vineyard Film Center

Home of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, operating year-round as an arthouse cinema and educational center

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2017-18 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts, will begin its 12th season on October 7, with a new production of Bellini’s Norma directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed Normas, Sondra Radvanovsky. The season will…

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LOVING VINCENT– (Our Final Showing!)

2017 | 94 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman

Wednesday January 17, 2018, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

An official selection of the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, Loving Vincent brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe. Loving Vincent, a film that…

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

| 2017 | 115 minutes | | ,
Directed by Martin McDonagh

Thursday January 18, 2018 7:30pm
Saturday January 20, 2018, 4:00pm Wednesday January 24, 2018, 7:30pm BUY TICKETS

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message…

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DARKEST HOUR

| 2017 | 125 minutes | | ,
Directed by Joe Wright

Wednesday January 17, 2018, 7:30pm
Thursday January 18, 2018 4:00pm
Friday January 19, 2018, 1:00pm Thursday January 25, 2018, 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership…

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PHANTOM THREAD

, | 2017 | 130 minutes | |
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Friday January 19, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday January 20, 2018 1:00pm
Sunday January 21, 2018, 7:30pm Wednesday January 24, 2018, 4:00pm Thursday January 25, 2018, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life,…

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

| 2017 | 132 minutes | | ,
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Friday January 19, 2018, 4:00pm
Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm
Sunday January 21, 2018, 4:30pm Wednesday January 24, 2018, 1:00pm BUY TICKETS

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in…

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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE IN CINEMA: ROMEO AND JULIET

2017 | 150 minutes | | ,

Sunday January 21, 2018, 12:55PM (Film Center)
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In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…   Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling…

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Science on Screen! BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Katherine Jin

2017 | 90 minutes | |
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Thursday January 25, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Guest Speaker Katherine Jin, COO and Co-Founder of Kinnos, will share her experience as an inventor. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children…

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NOVITIATE

2017 | 123 minutes | |
Directed by Margaret Betts

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a…

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THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

2018 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday January 27, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of…

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HUMAN FLOW

2017 | 140 minutes | |
Directed by Ai Weiwei

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human…

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2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS

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The line-up for the Oscar-Nominated Short Films program will be announced on January 23rd–be sure to check back for an update! For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary –…

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THE MET LIVE: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

1832 | 159 minutes | |
Written by Gaetano Donizetti

Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina’s love.   Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore,…

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Science on Screen! 500 DAYS OF SUMMER (Free for Members) with Guest Speaker Tricia Bennett

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Directed by Mark Webb

Wednesday February 14, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker Tricia Bennett, MA and LMHC, will speak about the psychological and biological forces of love and how they are inextricably entwined. Joseph…

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

2017 | 185 minutes | |
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Thursday February 22, 2018, 7:00pm (Film Center)
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Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern…

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THE MET LIVE: LA BOHEME

1895 | 175 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday February 24, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center)
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The story of four Bohemians, the poet Rodolfo, the painter Marcello, the musician Schaunard, and the philosopher Colline in an old attic.They are poor, but happy. Set around 1830 in Paris, France.   An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history….

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THE MET LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

1823 | 240 minutes | |
Written by Gioachino Rossini

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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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…

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Science on Screen! DINOSAUR 13 (Free for Members)

2014 | 94 minutes | |
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Wednesday March 14, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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  This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker to be announced. When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the world’s…

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National Science on Screen® Day! DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (Free for Members)

2017 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Bill Morrison

Tuesday March 27, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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This film is part of our Science on Screen® Program, which is supported by The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Special Guest Speaker to be announced. Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints…

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THE MET LIVE: COSI FAN TUTTE

1789 | 211 minutes | |
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday March 31, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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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…

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THE MET LIVE: LUISA MILLER

1849 | 218 minutes | |
Written by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday April 14, 2018, 12:30pm (Film Center)
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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…

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THE MET LIVE: CENDRILLON

1895 | 167 minutes | |
Written by Jules Massenet

Saturday April 28, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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“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…