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Shaun the Sheep: Bathtime
"Shaun the Sheep: Bathtime." The flock refuses to wash in the freezing sheep dip. From the Short Film Program playing at the Chilmark Community Center

Posted July 19, 2007

There are several options for your film viewing this week and it's a safe bet none of these have grossed billions at the box office. Just the same, these films are worth your consideration.

The Summer Institute of the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center will screen "Just An Ordinary Jew" on Sunday, July 22, at the Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven. The film was directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is in German with sub-titles. The story is about a man who has been invited to speak to a group of German children about being Jewish.

"Just An Ordinary Jew," 7:30 pm, M.V. Hebrew Center, Center St., Vineyard Haven. Tickets $10. 508-693-0745.

The Dog who was a Cat Inside
"The Dog who was a Cat Inside." A dog struggles with his "inner cat," also playing at the Chilmark Community Center, Wed., July 25 at 5:45 pm

Julie Willett, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard, brings to our attention a film co-sponsored by Habitat and the Silver Screen Society titled "The Third Monday in October." The film centers on 12 young candidates running for office in four schools across the United States. Habitat works with civic-minded students on the Island who volunteer their time, helping to build homes.

"The Third Monday in October," Tuesday, July 24, 8 pm, Tabernacle, Campground, Oak Bluffs. Tickets $8, or $5 for society members and children under 12. 508-696-4646.

Up Island at the Chilmark Community Center, the Martha's Vineyard Independent Film Festival summer series continues on Wednesday, July 25, with a short film program for children and "Darius Goes West" for adults.

Film festival offerings, Wednesday, July 25, 5:45 pm for children; 8 pm for "Darius Goes West." Tickets $10, or $5 for members. 508-693-0396 or visit