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‘Risk’ highlights whistleblower

Filmmaker Laura Poitras takes on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in her new documentary “Risk,” playing this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Her...

From farmers to fishermen to forests

Updated: Thursday, May 25, 11:42 amNow in its third year, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center’s annual Environmental Festival brings eight films, and two shorts,...

‘Norman’ is just a regular guy with a penchant for shady deals

Meet Norman Oppenheimer — glad-hander, fixer, wanna-be. Coming this weekend to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is Richard Gere’s second current movie, the...

Gourmet food for a troubled family in ‘The Dinner’

A star-studded cast gives substance to “The Dinner,” playing this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Richard Gere plays Congressman Stan Lohman; Rebecca...

‘A Quiet Passion’ confirms Emily Dickinson as one of the best American poets

“A Quiet Passion,” the first full-fledged biopic of acclaimed poet Emily Dickinson, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center Friday, May 5. One of...

Spectrum Film Festival explores LGBTQ world

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center launches its first annual Spectrum Festival on Thursday, April 27, running through Sunday, April 30. The festival looks at...

‘Frantz’ describes the aftereffects of the Great War

The painful aftermath of World War I in Germany and France provides the setting for “Frantz,” opening this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film...

A poet celebrates the ordinary in ‘Paterson’

For a society so obsessed with celebrity that it elected a reality-show star as president, “Paterson” comes as a welcome alternative. Director Jim Jarmusch’s...

It’s WWII at the Warsaw Zoo, and ghosts for the ‘Personal Shopper’

“The Zookeeper’s Wife,” playing this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, is based on a remarkable true story. Also opening is “Personal Shopper,”...

‘The Founder’ describes how Ray Kroc built the McDonald’s empire

“The Founder” arrives this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. This biopic about Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton, describes how he built...

Iranian Oscar winner ‘The Salesman’ comes to M.V. Film Center

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” opens this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. It is the second film by the writer and...

Race, romance, and politics combine in ‘A United Kingdom’

“A United Kingdom” comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. In it an African prince falls in love with a white Englishwoman...

A bumper crop of new films marks this year’s M.V. Film Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival again enlivens the Island with a host of new films March 16-19. The festival...

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ engages with the legendary James Baldwin

The James Baldwin documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” opens this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Directed by Haitian-born Raoul Peck, it...

A poet-politician and a detective bump heads in ‘Neruda’

“Neruda,” from its title, may sound like a dutiful, possibly plodding biopic. Instead it is a remarkably imagined narrative about the great Chilean poet...

MV Film Center screens a farce, an ocean documentary, and hosts Oscar night

Movie viewers can choose from a variety of films in the MV Film Center’s offerings this weekend. The German farce, “Toni Erdmann,” and a...

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...