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Actress and humanitarian Sharon Stone receives International Film Festival Award

Update September 13, 11am.Wearing an elegant, floor-length white dress, actor and humanitarian Sharon Stone accepted a Global Citizen Award on the Film Center...

Mr. Spock’s life told for children in new book

Richard Michelson’s longtime friendship with Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek” fame has led to publication of his latest children’s book, “Fascinating: The Life of...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, on film

“Madly,” which played at the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and “The Innocents,” which will play Sunday, Sept. 10, examine...

Abstract art gets personal at the Louisa Gould Gallery

“Personal Visions,” the newest show at the Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, includes the work of six abstract artists. This marks the ninth...

M.V. International Film Festival hosts six jam-packed days of movies from around the world

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will celebrate movies from around the world at its 11th annual International Film Festival next week. Forty-plus films from...

A photographer’s lens peeks inside the Marine Hospital

Photographer Jean Schnell pays tribute to Vineyard Haven’s Marine Hospital in an architecturally oriented series at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center’s Artspace. The Ashland...

Comedy, love, documentary — take your pick in film this week

Three engrossing new films will come to Vineyard theatres this weekend. “Don’t Think Twice” follows the ups and downs of a New York City...

‘Unlocking the Cage’ looks at personhood for animals

Should animals like great apes, elephants, and cetacea, including dolphins and whales, gain legal personhood? “Unlocking the Cage,” which plays Wednesday, August 24, at...

Abstract exhibit comes to ArtSpace Studio

West Tisbury’s ArtSpace Studio opened its abstract show last weekend with work by Margaret Emerson, Blanche Somer, and Ed Schulman. Ms. Emerson has nine...

‘Life, Animated’ deciphers autism through Disney cartoons

The remarkable documentary “Life, Animated” comes to the M.V. Film Center this weekend and the M.V. Film Festival next Monday. It is a deeply...

“The Bad Kids” shows an innovative approach to education

“The Bad Kids,” a documentary about Black Rock High School in Yucca Valley, CA, plays at the M.V. Film Center for one night on...

‘Rock in the Red Zone:’ Music helps Israelis survive in Sderot

Updated, Thursday, Aug. 11, 4 pm“Rock in the Red Zone,” a documentary about Sderot, a beleaguered Israeli town at the edge of the Gaza...

Driftwood finds a place at the Ashley Medowski Gallery

Driftwood and found wood have captured the imagination of West Tisbury artist Ashley Medowski in her new show, “Birds, Boats, and Fish (Woodcarvings and...

Mitchell sisters collaborate at A Gallery

Tapestry artist Julia Mitchell and her sculpting and drawing sister Lucy Mitchell have collaborated for an exhibit at Oak Bluffs’ A Gallery. “A Studio...

African American Film Festival enters 14th year

The annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival arrives at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center on Monday, August 8. The festival, founded by...

‘Yosemite’ explores the peaks and valleys of adolescence

“Yosemite,” a new film by Island summer visitor Gabrielle Demeestère, plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Monday, August 8. The film tracks...

Demeestère exhibit spotlights girls and women

“The Lives of Girls and Women,” a new exhibit by Jeanette Demeestère, opens Saturday, August 6, at the Chilmark library. Ms. Demeestère divides her...

‘One Big Home’ documentary asks: Is bigger better?

Updated 9:30 am, Friday, July 29Thomas Bena’s new film, “One Big Home,” raises questions about the costs of living in a community of trophy...

Film Center’s Documentary Week runs the gamut from Mapplethorpe to Yo-Yo Ma

Cinematic portraits of five legendary figures in the arts will screen at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center starting Monday, August 1, and continuing through...

Rhymes and more ‘Tug at the Knot’ in poetry collection

Chappaquiddick summer resident Don McLagan has published his first collection of poetry, titled “Tug at the Knot.” One of the color images in the...