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Environmental Film Festival begins next week

“Nature as Inspiration,” the title of this year’s Environmental Film Festival at the M.V. Film Center, arrives starting Thursday, May 23. It is the...

‘Woman at War’ is an environmental story that mixes seriousness and humor

Closing the Film Center’s Environmental Film Festival is “Woman at War,” playing Sunday, May 26, at 7:30 pm.A thriller set in Iceland, “Woman at...

Spies, bombs, and Judi Dench in ‘Red Joan’

A new spy film, “Red Joan,” has come to the M.V. Film Center. This fictionalized story traces the history of Melita Norwood, possibly the...

Questions about sex? ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’

Talking about sex in the public arena used to be taboo. Dr. Ruth Westheimer changed that, and the new documentary, “Ask Dr. Ruth,” pays...

‘Life in the Doghouse’ couldn’t be better

Imagine taking care of 72 dogs at home. That’s standard operating procedure for Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw. “Life in the Doghouse,” the film...

‘Diane’ celebrates a simple, giving life

Kent Jones, head of programming at the New York Film Festival and Martin Scorsese archivist, has written and directed his first fiction film, “Diane,”...

Upcoming events: ‘All About Eve’ and ‘Klimt & Schiele’

Two special events are coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center next week. “All About Eve,” a filmed production by London’s National Theatre Live,...

‘The Wedding Guest’ is a rip-roaring thriller

Get ready for an old-fashioned thriller — “The Wedding Guest,” opening this weekend at the M.V. Film Center. Director Michael Winterbottom, a Cannes award...

In ‘Gloria Bell,’ life for a middle-aged woman isn’t so bad

“Gloria Bell” comes to the M.V. Film Center this weekend. This remake of Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s 2013 hit, “Gloria,” stars Julianne Moore. After...

‘First Reformed’ chronicles a crisis of faith

Master director Paul Schrader’s latest film, “First Reformed,” opens at the M.V. Film Center Friday, March 22, and plays through the weekend. Schrader earned...

Best students, best ideas in ‘Science Fair’

“Science Fair,” a National Geographic documentary film, comes to the M.V. Film Center as a special Science on Screen presentation Wednesday, March 20. It’s...

MVFF is here

The 19th annual M.V. Film Festival opens with a bang on Thursday, March 21. Thirty full-length films, two short film programs, theatrical events, filmmaking...

Two kinds of realism: The painter Caravaggio and Apollo astronauts

Two documentaries are on deck next week at the M.V. Film Center. “Apollo 11” opens Friday, March 8, and “Caravaggio: The Soul and the...

Two powerful and grim worldviews

It was called “the war to end all wars.” In “They Shall Not Grow Old,” director Peter Jackson lays out how soldiers experienced World...

Film Center sponsors film talks with Bob Dutton

Bob Dutton, the M.V. Film Center’s theater manager, brings his expertise to movie viewers with a series of talks and films that relate to...

Laurel and Hardy’s gags tiptoe into the past

The biopic “Stan & Ollie” arrived Friday, Feb. 15, at the M.V. Film Center, and what a pleasure to see a film about this...

Oscar-nominated shorts worth seeing

A welcome run-up to the Feb. 24 Academy Awards, the Oscar-nominated shorts open at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Feb. 8. Viewers will...

Passion runs hot in this ‘Cold War’

Opening Friday, Feb. 1, at the M.V. Film Center is Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War.” This black-and-white Polish film has earned Oscar nominations for best...

The Notorious RBG reigns in ‘On the Basis of Sex’

Round 2 in the well-earned cinematic celebration of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “On the Basis of Sex,” is coming to the M.V. Film Center. Mimi...

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is a heartrending, tragic love story

“If Beale Street Could Talk” comes to the M.V. Film Center this weekend. Based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name, it...