Martha's Vineyard Film Center

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

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2018-19 | |

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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, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company…

COLETTE

, , | 2018 | 111 mins | | ,
Directed by Wash Westmoreland

Wednesday October 24, 2018, 4:00 pm
Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Friday October 26, 2018, 4:00 pm Sunday October 28, 2018, 7:30 pm Wednesday October 31, 2018, 4:00 pm BUY TICKETS

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen…

FUNNY GIRL – one night only!

| 2018 | 160 mins. | | , ,

Wednesday October 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
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Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice…

TEA WITH THE DAMES

| 2018 | 83 Mins. | | ,
Directed by Roger Michell

Thursday October 25, 2018, 4:00 pm
Saturday October 27, 2018 5:30 pm
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MVIFF 2018 Audience Favorite returns. From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… TEA WITH THE DAMES is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our…

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

| 2018 | 93 mins | | , , ,
Directed by David Lowery

Friday October 26, 2018, 7:30 PM
Saturday October 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 7:30 pm Thursday November 01, 2018, 4:00 pm BUY TICKETS

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

| 1910 | 3 hrs. 42 min. | |

Saturday October 27, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center)
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Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. World Premiere: Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1910. Puccini’s “American” opera, based on…

BEING THERE in collaboration with Compassionate Care ALS and MV Hospice

| 2016 | 95 mins | |
Directed by Thomas Lüchinger

Sunday October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
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A Panel will be conducted after the film with: Moderator, Thomas Hallahan Sc. D., Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Director: Thomas Lüchinger Caregivers Featured in Film: Ron Hoffman, Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Care ALS, Alcio Braz, and Sonam Dolma* The film BEING THERE – DA SEIN portraits four people from…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALLELUJAH!

| 2018 | 2 hrs 35 mins. | | , , ,
Written by Alan Bennett

Thursday November 01, 2018, 7:30 PM
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Allelujah! is a brand new play from one of Britain’s best-loved writers Alan Bennett. His celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III. This hilarious drama was filmed live during its limited run at the Bridge Theatre in London. The play takes place…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARNIE

| 2018 | 2 hrs. 52 min. | |

Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Isabel Leonard stars in the title role opposite Christopher Maltman as her blackmailing husband Mark Rutland, Iestyn Davies as his brother Terry, Janis Kelly as Mrs. Rutland, and…

WARREN MILLER’S FACE OF WINTER

| 2018 | 120 minutes (included intermission raffle drawings) | | ,

Saturday November 17, 2018, 7:30pm (Film Center)
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If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the ski-and-ride film was the man who got us started on this long, crazy ride. This fall, don’t miss Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

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Written by Alan Bennett

Tuesday November 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
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Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following…

THE KING AND I – one night only!

| 2018 | 3 hrs. | | , , ,

Thursday November 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
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The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

| | 220 mins. | | , , ,
Written by William Shakespeare

Thursday December 06, 2018, 7:30 PM
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Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA TRAVIATA

| 1853 | 3 hrs. 32 min. | |

Saturday December 15, 2018, 12:55 PM (Film Center)
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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting thatchanges with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont.

MET OPERA LIVE: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

| 1902 | 3 hrs. 25 min. | |

Saturday January 12, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a…

MET OPERA LIVE: CARMEN

| 1875 | 3 hrs. 41 min. | |

Saturday February 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire.

VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES

| 2018 | 90 mins. | | , ,

Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIE WALKÜRE

| 1870 | 4 hrs. 55 min. | |

Saturday March 30, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2018/19 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2018-19 | |

Saturday May 11, 2019
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The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 13th season on October 6, with the Met’s grand production of Verdi’s Aida, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Anna Netrebko. The company also announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the Met’s…

MET OPERA LIVE: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT

| 1839 | 2 hrs. 55 mins. | |

Saturday March 02, 2019, 12:55pm (Film Center)
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Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House,…

MET OPERA LIVE: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES

| 1953 | 3 hrs. 29 min. | |

Saturday May 11, 2019, 12:00pm (Film Center)
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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress