Martha's Vineyard Film Center

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

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: ALL-ACCESS PASS

2019 | 4 days | | ,
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Presented by Martha’s Vineyard Film Society in collaboration with Vineyard Conservation Society Nature As Inspiration 5th Annual Environmental Film Festival Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26, 2019 For four days, we combine environmental films, discussions, and an art exhibit by MVRHS students that will adorn the walls of the Feldman Family…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,
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6:30 pm OPENING RECEPTION in the film center lobby with live Jazz music by David Hannon. The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes,…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: INTO THE CANYON

| 2019 | 1 hr 24 mins. | | , , ,

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In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: SEA OF SHADOWS

| 2018 | 1 hr 46 mins | | , ,

Saturday May 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Special guest — Michael Moore, Director of the WHOI Marine Mammal Center Sea of Shadows is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale-the Vaquita-from extinction. A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: ARTIFISHAL with after thoughts by the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust 

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Saturday May 25, 2019, 4:00 PM
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Commentary by members of the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust  The road to extinction is paved with good intentions. ARTIFISHAL is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: INSPIRING SHORT FILMS

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Saturday May 25, 2019, 1:00 PM
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A program of inspiring short films with environmental/nature/outdoor themes. BURNED followed by a Q & A with directors Alan Dater and Lisa Mertin USA/Duration: 30 mins Directed by Alan Dater and Lisa Mertin BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies,…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: MVRHS Student Art Show Reception and Awards organized by Vineyard Conservation Society

2019 | 30 minutes,

Saturday May 25, 2019, 3:30 PM

On Saturday, join us for a special event honoring our Island’s talented young artists. The Art of Conservation, an art competition created by the Vineyard Conservation Society, holds its annual award ceremony at 4:00, preceded by the first public showing of the winning artworks. The opening is at 3:30 with light refreshments,…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival Youth Event: INVENTING TOMORROW with commentary from MA state Science Fair winner Noah Glasgow

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

Sunday May 26, 2019, 1:00 PM
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Q&A will follow with our state’s science fair winner, Noah Glasgow, who attended the International Science & Engineering Fair recently. Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats–found right in their own backyards–while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM with Island Grown Initiative

| 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins. | | , , ,
Directed by John Chester

Sunday May 26, 2019, 4:00 PM
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Special Guests: Matthew Dix, Island Grown Initiative/North Tabor Farm, and with several other island farmers. THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity…

2019 Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Film Festival: WOMAN AT WAR with guest Kathie Olson, activist

, | 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins. | | , , , ,

Sunday May 26, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from…

HOTEL MUMBAI

, , | 2019 | 123 minutes | | , ,

Wednesday May 29, 2019, 4:00 PM
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A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel) who choose to risk…

ASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK & ROLL

| 2019 | 130 min | | ,

Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:30 PM
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“Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll” tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45…

RED JOAN

| 2019 | 1 hr 50 mins. | | ,

Thursday May 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
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In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award 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 University…

WOMAN AT WAR

, | 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins. | | , , ,

Thursday May 30, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from…

PHOTOGRAPH

| 2018 | 1 hr 50 mins. | | ,

Friday May 31, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Pressured by his grandmother to get married, a struggling street photographer convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancee. They soon develop an unexpected bond that transforms both of them in ways they could not have imagined.

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…

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1929) with Live Musical Score performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1929 | 1 hr 54 mins. | | , ,
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:30pm
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The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for their fifth silent film concert on Thursday, June 20, 2019.  The award-winning group will perform their original score, live-to-picture, for the groundbreaking and deeply moving silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (1929), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.   Joan has…

LOST HORIZON with special introduction and Q&A by Victoria Riskin (daughter of Robert Riskin, screenwriter)

| 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…

MAIDEN — co-sponsor with SAIL MV on Friday, July 12th

| 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | |

Friday July 12, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Co-sponsored by SAIL MV Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would…

GIRLFRIENDS (1978) with Q&A afterwards with director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore

| 1978 | 1 hr 26 mins | | ,
A Film by Claudia Weill

Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Followed by a special Q & A director Claudia Weill and Honor Moore  Claudia Weill’s groundbreaking indie follows an aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron, a revelation) when her life takes a sudden turn – her roommate and best friend decides to marry and move out. Now she’ll have to navigate a…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

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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…

2019 YOUTH FILMMAKERS CAMP with MVTV

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Monday July 29, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00 to 5:00pm
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm Thursday August 01, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm Friday August 02, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00pm BUY TICKETS

July 29-August 2, 2019, 1-5 pm at MV Regional High School and MVTV HQ in Oak Bluffs Campers will learn various video techniques such as video camera use, interviewing skills, musical video, creating public service announcements, and editing of video content.  The camp will meet each day at MV Regional High School…