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Christine, a.k.a. Lady Bird, comes of age

Opening this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is the charming coming-of-age comedy “Lady Bird.” This Lady Bird is not to be confused...

‘The Square’ skewers the art world

“The Square,” a Swedish satire of the art world, continues to play at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. Screening on Saturday, Nov....

The story of Jane Goodall, and Swiss women’s suffrage

Conservationists, animal lovers, and the rest of us will enjoy “Jane,” the new documentary about chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall, which opens at the Martha’s...

‘Walk With Me’ celebrates mindfulness

“Walk With Me,” a documentary describing the monastic world of Plum Village in southwest France, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for one...

‘Columbus’ celebrates architecture and relationships

“Columbus,” a quietly eloquent film, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. Directed by Kogonada (a pseudonym for an unnamed Korean-American filmmaker)...

In ‘Brad’s Status,’ everybody else is better off

With Ben Stiller at the helm as Brad Sloan, the domestic comedy “Brad’s Status” comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. Running...

‘Victoria and Abdul’

In “Victoria and Abdul,” Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, strikes up an unexpected friendship with a young Indian man almost one-third her...

Manhattan Shorts features films from all over the world

Hot on the heels of the Vineyard’s own International Film Festival comes Manhattan Shorts, with 10 films from around the world. It’s the 20th...

Best of the Fest brings back ‘Lost in Paris’ and ‘The Fencer’

“Lost in Paris” and “The Fencer,” two audience favorites from the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, return this weekend to the Film Center. “Lost...

‘After the Storm’ and ‘The Midwife’ return to Film Center

Two popular entries from the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, “After the Storm” and “The Midwife,” will replay at the Film Center this weekend....

Two comedians wander together in ‘The Trip to Spain’

Returning to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, is “The Trip to Spain,” which opened last week’s International Film Festival. Starring...

‘Year By the Sea’ rejuvenates a wife

A feel-good movie, “Year by the Sea,” is coming to the Film Center for one night, Wednesday, Sept. 13. It’s based on Harwich Port...

Actor Danny Glover and co-producer Joslyn Barnes win Global Citizen Award

In addition to showing international films, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival annually honors members of the film industry who have made contributions to international...

International Film Festival brings the globe to the Island

Now in its 12th year, the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival will screen more than 40 films from 24 countries during the week after...

T.S. Harris celebrates water and women at Eisenhauer Gallery

Opening today, Thursday, August 31, at Edgartown’s Eisenhauer Gallery is “Dive In,” a striking new exhibit of T.S. (Tracey Sylvester) Harris’ oil paintings. The...

‘Maudie’ is a charmer; ‘Lady Macbeth’ is devilish

Two movies playing this week feature two very different women. “Maudie,” starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke and playing at the Capawock, Strand, and...

Albert Alcalay’s art celebrates the Vineyard

The work of renowned abstract expressionist artist, the late Albert Alcalay, is on display at the West Tisbury Library until August 31. Leor Alcalay...

‘AfroDixieRemixes,’ a musical extravaganza, comes to the Film Center

“The AfroDixieRemixes: A Martha’s Vineyard Listening Session” comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Monday, August 21. It is one of a series...

Al Gore revisits the climate change crisis in ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” plays at the Film Center Thursday, August 17, and Saturday, August 19, and also at the Capawock or...

Nuns on the loose in ‘The Little Hours,’ plus racism in St. Augustine

Randy nuns in “The Little Hours,” opening at the Capawock Theater on Friday, August 11, at 8:30 pm, are full of unexpected shenanigans. Set...