‘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 […]

‘Like Father, Like Son’ and ‘Freedom Summer’ both exceptional

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 […]

Nanny’s candid camera a revelation revealed in ‘Finding Vivian Maier’

“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 […]

Unlikely friendships highlight Film Center offerings

“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 […]