Martha's Vineyard Film Center

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

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

| 2019 | 104 mins | | ,
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Thursday September 19, 2019, 4:00 PM (Film Center), 7:00 PM (Strand)
Friday September 20, 2019 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Saturday September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand) Sunday September 22, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock) Tuesday September 24, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock) Thursday September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (Strand) BUY TICKETS

Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27, her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score some Adderall,…

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

| 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins | | ,

Thursday September 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Friday September 20, 2019 4:00 PM
Sunday September 22, 2019, 7:30 PM Thursday September 26, 2019, 4:00 PM BUY TICKETS

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt’s extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s – with songs like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be…

DOWNTON ABBEY

| 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,

Friday September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM -- SOLD OUT
Saturday September 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday September 22, 2019, 4:00 PM Wednesday September 25, 2019, 7:30 PM BUY TICKETS

This September, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff have prepared for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future…

MVIFF ENCORE: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

| 2019 | 2 hrs 8 mins | |
A Film by Mads Brügger

Saturday September 21, 2019, 4:00 PM
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FESTIVAL FAVORITE – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to…

2019 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL hosted by MV Film Society

| 2019 | 130 mins | | ,

Thursday September 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Friday September 27, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:30pm Sunday September 29, 2019, 4:00pm BUY TICKETS

Film Lovers of Martha’s Vineyard can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs in over 300 cinemas across 6 Continents during this week when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. MANHATTAN SHORT announced the Final 10 for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a…

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

| 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins | |

RAISE HELL is a documentary about the celebrated national political columnist and Texan, Molly Ivins who used her razor sharp wit to speak truth to power.

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

| 2019 | 115 mins | | ,
A Stanley Nelson Film
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Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2019/20 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2019-20 | |

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM
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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The 2019-20 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, All…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2019/20 FULL SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2019-20 | |

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM
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MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW! The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The…

MET OPERA LIVE: TURANDOT

| 2019 | 3 hrs | |

Saturday October 12, 2019, 12:55 PM
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Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava…

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: TINTORETTO: A REBEL IN VENICE

| 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.   With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s…

MET OPERA LIVE: MANON

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 52 mins. | |

Saturday October 26, 2019, 12:55 PM
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Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – HANSARD

| 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins | |
Written by Simon Woods

Thursday November 07, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin…

MET OPERA LIVE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 12 mins. | |

Saturday November 09, 2019, 12:55 PM
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Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi…

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST

| 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday November 13, 2019, 7:30 pm
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GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art,…

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

| 2019 | 2 Hrs. | |

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

MET OPERA LIVE: AKHNATEN

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 31 mins. | |

Saturday November 23, 2019, 12:55 PM
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Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic…

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS

| 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday December 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
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THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum — one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez,…

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

, | 2019 | 120 minutes | | ,
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM
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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s…

MET OPERA LIVE: WOZZECK

| 2019 | 1 hr and 32 mins. | |

Saturday January 11, 2020, 12:55 PM
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After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS

| 2019 | 165 minutes | | ,

Thursday January 16, 2020, 7:30 PM
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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices…

MET OPERA LIVE: The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

| 2019 | 3 hrs 15 mins | |

Saturday February 01, 2020, 12:55 PM
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One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved…

MET OPERA LIVE: AGRIPPINA

| 2019 | 3 hrs 45 mins | |

Saturday February 29, 2020, 12:55 PM
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Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly…

MET OPERA LIVE: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

| 2019 | 2 hrs 19 mins | |

Saturday March 14, 2020, 12:55 PM
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The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met…

MET OPERA LIVE: TOSCA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 57 mins | |

Saturday April 11, 2020, 12:55 PM
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Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARIA STUARDA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 46 mins | |

Saturday May 09, 2020, 12:55 PM
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Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of…