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More Oscar nominees hit the Film Center

Look for a full house and variety of new films at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. The Oscar-nominated “Documentary Shorts” start screening...

Three genres of Oscar shorts arrive on-Island

This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts begin a two-week run at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, starting Friday, Feb. 9. The categories include Animation, Live Action,...

French film ‘Elle’ juggles thriller with black comedy

French actress Isabelle Huppert returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend in “Elle,” her second recent film. “Things to Come” played at...

Set in the ’70s, ‘20th Century Women’ plumbs nostalgia

Director Mike Mills’ new film, “20th Century Women,” comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. The time is 1979; the place, Santa...

‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Jackie’ delve into Sixties stories

Two fiction films based on 1960s history open at the MV Film Center this weekend. “Hidden Figures” is a special “Science on Screen” event...

Vineyard organizations team up on Jan. 19 to screen documentary on our ‘Plastic Ocean’

The compelling film, "Lion" opens at the Film Center on Friday, Jan. 13. And the extraordinary, not-to-be-missed documentary “A Plastic Ocean” plays at the...

In the new year, two films try looking ahead

Picture God as a nasty, pajama-clad Belgian, and you’ll find yourself ready to watch “The Brand New Testament,” playing this weekend at the Martha’s...

Year in Review: Film

Martha’s Vineyard is lucky to have so many wonderful film venues. Edgartown Cinemas is a state-of-the-art facility that screens films year-round; Chilmark’s TMVFF and...

This week in film: Sail through space in a luxury-liner spaceship

“Passengers,” a new sci-fi thriller romance, opens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center next weekend, just before Christmas and Hanukkah.“Passengers” director Morten Tyldum is...

Two emotional film endeavors screen at Island theaters

“Manchester by the Sea” tells a grim tale, “The Eagle Huntress” a soaring one, but both are emotionally powerful. “Manchester by the Sea” arrives...

‘Moonlight’ delves into Miami ghetto life

Playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend is director Barry Jenkins’ remarkable movie “Moonlight.” Although the title may make it seem as...

A celebration of snowsports comes to the M.V. Film Center

Ski film pioneer Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” plays Saturday, Dec. 10, at the M.V. Film Center. Vineyard snow enthusiasts can watch the...

Aliens have landed in ‘Arrival’

Get set for an invasion of aliens. They land this weekend in the new science fiction film “Arrival,” showing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film...

An interracial couple fights for the right to marry in ‘Loving’

Coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Thanksgiving weekend is “Loving.” It’s a film that couldn’t be better timed as an antidote for...

A love story for all times, now in book form

The heartwarming story of how Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery found each other again after 62 years, fell in love, and married on the...

“The Handmaiden” interweaves love, sex, and intrigue

“The Handmaiden,” an erotic drama of love and betrayal by Korean director Park Chan-wook, plays this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The...

A Swedish grump copes with grief in ‘A Man Called Ove’

The Swedish film “A Man Called Ove” plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. This black comedy follows the struggles of its...

‘Denial’ examines libel, free speech, and the Holocaust

“Denial,” a courtroom drama playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, follows the libel trial of a British Holocaust denier. He attacks an American...

Set on the Vineyard, “The Mistover Tale” premieres on-Island

Harry Tappan Heher launched his new film, “The Mistover Tale,” last weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center before taking it on to New...

A plow horse and his rider conquer the show-jumping world

“Harry and Snowman,” a documentary about a winning combination of horse and rider, will captivate moviegoers. The film plays this weekend at the Martha’s...