If you are a “Downton Abbey” fan, you will probably love “Belle,” which opens this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. British director Amma Asante’s costume drama is based on the real story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) and set in the 18th century with costumes and settings so lavish and handsome they almost […]
James Toback’s movie about going to the Cannes Film Festival to raise money to make a movie is a winning equation. The title, “Seduced and Abandoned,” fits the fiction film he wants to make better than the actual documentary. But the winning equation is Toback himself, along with Alec Baldwin, the actor he wants to […]
Two exceptionally accomplished films play this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Opening Friday, May 16, is Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda wise and moving “Like Father, Like Son,” about the impact on two families of their sons being switched at birth. And MacArthur fellow and Vineyard summer resident Stanley Nelson will attend and answer […]
What a treat to enjoy the classic French beauty, Catherine Deneuve, aging comfortably in the romantic comedy, “On My Way.” Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, “On My Way” arrives at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Friday, May 9. The movie’s plot is a slender, rambling thread, but the real pleasure comes from watching the accomplished, […]
“Finding Vivian Maier,” a riveting documentary about a nanny who snapped more than 100,000 photos of Chicago street scenes but never exhibited them, arrives at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Friday, May 2. It illustrates the maxim that truth is often stranger than fiction. New York City-born Vivian Maier spent much of her childhood […]
“Ernest and Celestine,” a children’s animated film, plays this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Returning is the Indian film, “The Lunchbox,” and “Locke,” the second live simulcast in the New York Film Critics National Series, will be screened on Tuesday, April 29. Based on the Gabrielle Vincent book series, “Ernest and Celestine” is […]
Vineyard native Taylor Toole will premiere his latest film, “Jimmy Was a Carpenter,” at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Saturday, April 12. A murder mystery and romantic thriller, the new film is set on the Island and stars local actors. “I’m very excited to be showing it for the first time on Martha’s Vineyard,” […]
The mood of ‘The Past’ may be melancholy, but it offers a clear-eyed look at the fallout from family dysfunction.
The annual event made Chilmark a lively place this past weekend.
“The Overnighters,” an apt title for the Film Festival movie that almost missed the boat.