‘Pucker Up’ whistles a happy tune

Whistling is an art whose time has come, suggests Kate Davis and David Heilbroner in their film, “Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling.” These filmmakers, who summer in West Tisbury, have two new films playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. In addition to “Pucker Up,” their most recent documentary, “Newburgh Sting,” about an […]

Local connection for festival film “Fishing Without Nets”

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s Dinner and a Movie night on Wednesday, July 23 features “Fishing Without Nets,” a dramatic thriller based in the shadowy world of Somali pirates. Dinner at the Chilmark Community Center begins at 7 pm, followed by the film at 8 pm. The screenwriter is Sam Cohan, an actor and writer […]

Documentaries and farce top the list of new films this week

Two of the Island’s independent film venues are screening documentaries this weekend, and the Hebrew Center’s Summer Institute Film Series presents the French farce, “What’s In A Name.” “The Case Against 8,” a narrative of the fight to rescind California’s anti-gay marriage proposition, plays on Thursday, July 17, at the Harbor View Hotel as part […]

Big names, important issues on screens with Vineyard film groups

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center has launched its Summer Institute Film Series. Playing Sunday, July 13, is “E-Team,” a documentary about Human Rights Watch’s investigative wing that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last winter. “E-Team” describes the work of four members of the Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Team, which works to uncover evidence of […]

Social issues reign at M.V. Film Festival

Chilmark’s Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, which has expanded its screenings to five of the Island’s towns, will screen two social action documentaries next week. Director Rory Kennedy’s “Last Days in Vietnam” plays Wednesday, July 9, at the Chilmark Community Center, with dinner offered before the film, and the director will answer questions after the film. […]

‘The Mistover Tale’ and ‘Chinese Puzzle’ bring two views of romance to screen

Romance provides the theme for two films we are talking about this week. A Vineyard-set romantic drama, “The Mistover Tale,” is seeking funding to enter the final stages of production, while the French-language romantic comedy “Chinese Puzzle” opens this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Harry Tappan Heher, a summer visitor who once lived […]