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MET OPERA LIVE: MARIA STUARDA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 46 mins | |

Saturday May 09, 2020, 12:55 PM

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…

MET OPERA LIVE: TOSCA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 57 mins | |

Saturday April 11, 2020, 12:55 PM

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: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

| 2019 | 2 hrs 19 mins | |

Saturday March 14, 2020, 12:55 PM

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: AGRIPPINA

| 2019 | 3 hrs 45 mins | |

Saturday February 29, 2020, 12:55 PM

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: The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

| 2019 | 3 hrs 15 mins | |

Saturday February 01, 2020, 12:55 PM

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: WOZZEK

| 2019 | 1 hr and 32 mins. | |

Saturday January 11, 2020, 12:55 PM

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…

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

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

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: AKHNATEN

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 31 mins. | |

Saturday November 23, 2019, 12:55 PM

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…

MET OPERA LIVE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 12 mins. | |

Saturday November 09, 2019, 12:55 PM

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…

MET OPERA LIVE: MANON

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 52 mins. | |

Saturday October 26, 2019, 12:55 PM

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.

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

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…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – FLEABAG

| 2019 | |
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge


Friday September 13, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may…

MVIFF 2019: International Short Films Juried Competition

| 2019 | 1 hour 41 mins | | ,

From over 300+ entries our festival selection committee has chosen 10 finalists. We will screen each short film and our jury will select the “Best Overall” film at the conclusion of the program. The winning film will be shown again prior to the Closing Night film. 2019 MVIFF SHORT FILM FINALISTS 1)…

MVIFF 2019: ALL-ACCESS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PASS

| 2019 | six days/nights | | , , ,
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Tuesday September 03, 2019, 9:00am
Wednesday September 04, 2019
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ALL-ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS Click here for festival information and details Click here for Film Schedule and Events at MVIFF 2019 $250 per person $220 per person, discounted for film society members General Admission to any film during the festival (however pass holder must pre-select movie tickets in advance with our staff. Please arrive…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – SPECIAL ENCORE!

| 2019 | Running Time is 210 minutes with two intervals | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Saturday August 31, 2019, 7:30 PM
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SPECIAL ENCORE SCREENING – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 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…

DOUBTING THOMAS – Encore Screening – with director and star WILL McFADDEN in person!

| 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins. | |
A Film by Will McFadden

Tuesday August 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Black babies don’t come from white people. Except this one just did. Jen swears to Tom that he’s the father, and she’s just as dumbfounded as everyone else. Tom says he believes her. They’re a team built on trust and they’re in this together. They choose to accept the…

BABYLON

, , | 1980 | 1 hr 35 mins. | | ,

Saturday August 17, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Tuesday August 20, 2019 5:00 PM (Strand)
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Franco Rosso’s incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension” (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dance hall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he…

THE GRATEFUL DEAD: LIVE AT GIANTS STADIUM 6/17/91

| 2019 | 120 Minutes | | ,

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Special introduction by JerBear from MVY Radio’s “SHAKEDOWN STREET”  Come one, come all!  This can’t-miss event features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium. Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band’s final decade of performing, 6/17/91 also sounds unlike any Dead show you’ve ever heard…

2019 DOC WEEK: THE 5TH DEMENTIA with Q & A by Director Serene Meshel-Dillman

| 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | | ,
A Film by Serene Meshel-Dillman

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PLUS Q & A with Director Serene Meshel-Dillman The 5th Dementia is a diverse band featuring former professionals from a range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds who now struggle to remember anything at all due to their illnesses. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s. They come together to play and sing a list of songs compiled…

AGENTS OF CHANGE – with co-directors Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson in collaboration with Cornell University

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
A film by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

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Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson  AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who were at the forefront of…

2019 DOC WEEK: FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO – plus Q & A with director Dan Karslake!

| 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins | | , ,
Directed by Daniel Karslake

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From the director/producer of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO comes a new film that continues the conversation about the impact of religious belief on the lives of LGBTQ people. It challenges the far-right’s use of the Bible and the U.S. Constitution to fight against equality for LGBTQ citizens and takes on…

SOLD OUT — 2019 DOC WEEK: THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE – plus Q & A with Director Aviva Kempner!

| 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins | | , ,
A Documentary by Aviva Kempner

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A Q&A with Director Aviva Kempner afterward. Joining her will be Charles Pinck, who is in the film, and the head of the OSS Society. Among the contemporary interviewees are authors Robert Fitts, David Ignatius, and Thomas Powers, baseball executives Jerry Reinsdorf and Bud Selig, biographer Nicholas Davidoff, film professor Annette Insdorf, Los…

THE GREAT HACK – with a panel afterward. One Show Only!

| 2019 | 113 Minutes. | |
A Film by Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer

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A panel discussion will follow with information technology author Shoshana Zuboff, film producer and Vineyard Haven resident Nina Flalkow, Guardian and Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr, Oscar winner for “Born into Brothels” and Vineyard summer resident Geralyn Dreyfous, and poet and Vineyarder Jorie Graham. Data, arguably the world’s most valuable asset, is being…

VOICES OF BALTIMORE plus Q & A with co-Director Morna McNulty

| 2017 | 55 mins. | |
A Film by Gary Homana, Morna McNulty and Franklin Campbell Jones

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The purpose of this film is to capture and preserve the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African Americans who 1) grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and 2) who lived through the era of legal segregation in the Jim Crow south. The narratives will…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,

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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, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – SOUFRA

| 2017 | 73 minutes | | ,
A Film by Thomas A. Morgan

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SOUFRA follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – NEW HOMELAND

2018 | 93 Minutes | | ,
A Film by Barbara Kopple

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Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) chronicles the experiences of five refugee children from war-torn Syria and Iraq whose families have resettled in Canada. In this sweetly observed film, Kopple follows the boys for two weeks at a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. We watch as some boys…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – THIS IS HOME

| 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins | | ,
Directed by Alexandra Shiva

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THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they are given eight months of assistance from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient. As they learn to adapt to challenges,…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

2019 | 87 minutes | | ,
A Film by Hassan Fazili

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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – FIRE AT SEA

| 2016 | 1 hr 54 mins | | ,
Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

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Gianfranco Rosi’s incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa–and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it–is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of…

2019 DOC WEEK: ALL ACCESS PASS

| 2019 | 5 nights | | ,
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In recognition of the rising importance of documentaries to public dialogue, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to announce its 5th Annual Documentary Week from August 5th through August 9th, 2019 To see the entire line-up of films click here. PASS HOLDERS, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL with a list of the events that you…

AMAZING GRACE

| 2018 | 2 hrs | | ,

Starring Aretha Franklin



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Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

Pursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film Festival ALL-ACCESS PASS

| 2019 | | ,
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2019 REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS The current migration crisis suggests that many have forgotten the importance of immigrants to the formation and advancement of our country. In an effort to raise public awareness of the centrality of immigration to America’s history and the advancement of our democracy, the Exodus institute…

“A work in progress, sneak peek” screening of EMPERORS OF THE DEEP, plus Q & A and Book Signing with author William McKeever

, | 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins | | , ,

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“A work in progress, sneak peek” screening of EMPERORS OF THE DEEP, plus Q & A and Book Signing with author William McKeever.   Emperors of the Deep is a unique documentary that takes the viewer on a journey into the world of sharks. The writer and director, Bill McKeever, (who is also…

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

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

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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…

HOUSE OF BONES plus Q & A with Director Victoria Campbell

| | 89 minutes | |
A Film by Victoria Campbell

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10 Year Anniversary Screening! House of Bones is a raw and personal documentary about the changes a family undergoes when they experience the loss of the matriarch and the house in which they all spent many summers.  

INVIOLABLE – THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS plus Q & A with Director Angela Andersen

| 2018 | 88 mins | |
A Film by Angela Andersen

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Vineyard Director Angela Andersen will be present for a Q & A after the film. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will premiere the English version of Inviolable. The documentary first aired in Germany and France in December 2018,  around the 70th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It has been nominated for best documentary in…

2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD SIDE 1

, | 2019 | 90 mins. | | , ,

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Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios – soon to be christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release.  Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orhestrations produced an album that continues to be…

VAULT

| 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins | | ,
Directed by Tom DeNucci

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Vault tells a story about a group of small time criminals in 1975 who attempt to pull off the biggest heist in American history; stealing over $30 million from the Mafia in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island.

2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: WOODSTOCK – THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION

| 2019 | 1 hr 46 mins | | , ,

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In August 1969 — against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War — half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear the concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark…

2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

| 2016 | 82 mins | | , ,

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In the “Freedom Summer” of 1964, hundreds of college students went to Mississippi to join the struggle for civil rights. Three activists–James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman–would be murdered. At the same time, unbeknownst to each other, two smaller sets of friends, made up of musicians and record collectors, also headed…

2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH

| 2015 | 1 hr 29 mins | | , ,
A Film by John McDermott

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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combined color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that…

SOLD OUT: 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

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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…

2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS

| 2019 | | , , , ,

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2019 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS Music and film flow naturally together. Our 7th Annual FILMUSIC Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never known, with great films and live music! The FILMUSIC FESTIVAL PASS includes every film/event EXCEPT the Passion of Joan of…

VAULT w/ Special Guests Director Tom DeNucci, Producer Chad A. Verdi and Editor Zared Shai

| 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins | | ,
Directed by Tom DeNucci

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Vault tells a story about a group of small time criminals in 1975 who attempt to pull off the biggest heist in American history; stealing over $30 million from the Mafia in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island.

WALKING ON WATER

, , | 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins | | ,

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For decades Christo and Jeanne-Claude dazzled art lovers with their epic installation projects, such as The Gates in Central Park. Seven years after the death of Jeanne-Claude, the larger-than-life Christo finally realizes a long-planned project, The Floating Piers. Mounted in 2016 on Italy’s Lake Iseo, the mammoth undertaking allows visitors to walk…

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…

THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , ,

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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, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in…

WOMAN AT WAR

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

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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…

ASBURY PARK: RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK & ROLL

| 2019 | 130 min | | ,

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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…

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. | | , , , ,

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: WOMAN AT WAR with guest Kathie Olson, activist

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

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…

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

| 2018 | 1 hr 46 mins | | , ,

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 

| 2019 | | , ,

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

, | 2019 | 64 mins. | | , , ,

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: INTO THE CANYON

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

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: Climate Change Panel (FREE) — Local and Global perspectives

| 2019 | 90 mins | | ,

Climate Change seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, from local coffee shops, town halls, to political forums.  Although there are still skeptics (in the minority), the overriding factors driving climate change/global warming is the amount of CO2 that is put into the atmosphere by human hands. For example, it’s estimated that 40% of…

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

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,

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,…