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Jane Austen’s ’Emma.’ comes back to the newly opened Film Center

Now that the Film Center has reopened, films will be screened live once again. That means “Emma,” Jane Austen’s last work to be published...

Film Center reopens, and offers ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

After many months of closure, the M.V. Film Center was set to reopen on Wednesday, July 8. Each staff member will be required to...

A conversation with two witty comedians in ‘The Trip to Greece’

“The Trip to Greece” brings the fourth sequel in the travels of comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan to the M.V. Film Society. This...

Don’t miss the Film Society’s Filmusic Festival

The M.V. Film Society starts streaming its Filmusic Festival on Thursday, June 25, now in its eighth year. As an added bonus, Island musicians...

‘1 Angry Black Man’ opens up conversation about race

“1 Angry Black Man” (2018) joins the M.V. Film Society’s virtual movies, and it couldn’t be more appropriate for the time. Menelek Lumumba’s film...

Two films explore friendship from different angles

“The Painter and the Thief,” a documentary, and “Driveways,” a fictional film, are joining the Film Society’s virtual offerings. The two films are very...

‘Military Wives,’ left at home, sing their hearts out

“Military Wives” is the M.V. Film Society’s latest movie available online. About British wives whose husbands have been deployed to Afghanistan, it’s based on...

‘Solace and Insight’

First prize and $100 each went to high schoolers Maggie Chronister, Mya O’Neill, and Morgan Scanlon in this year's Art Competition, sponsored annually by...

Diana Kennedy makes Mexican food the best

What better way to spend time at home during the pandemic than to cook? Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy inspires that pastime. The author...

Environmental Film Festival gives us much to ponder

The Environmental Film Festival enters its sixth year, this time virtually, on Thursday, May 21, at the M.V. Film Center. The films will be...

‘Out of My Head’ explains how migraines work

“Out of My Head,” Susanna Styron’s award-winning documentary about migraines, will be available on DVD and streaming, starting June 9. June is National Migraine...

Discovering synchronized ice skating, an almost unknown sport

“Life in Synchro” comes virtually to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society site on May 23. Exploring the subject of synchro ice skating, the film...

‘Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint’ showcases a pioneering artist

“Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint” describes the work and life of the long-unrecognized Swedish artist who pioneered abstract art. “Beyond the Visible” plays...

For now, it’s business as usual at the Eisenhauer Gallery

Elizabeth Eisenhauer is one of the Island’s luckier gallery owners. Unlike many others, her gallery usually remains open year-round, and much of her business...

More from the virtual LGBTQ Spectrum Film Festival

Continuing to play virtually, the Spectrum Festival on May 1 to 3 includes the Peruvian film, “Retablo,” a fictional story about a teenaged boy...

LGBTQ SPECTRUM film festival goes virtual

Coming up May 1 to 3 is the fourth annual SPECTRUM festival, sponsored by the M.V. Film Center. Six LGBTQ films will screen virtually....

‘The Booksellers’ is a book lover’s delight

There’s a certain irony in the fact that the best way to highlight the world of booksellers specializing in antiquarian volumes is in a...

What Brooks is watching

With all of us closeted at home, it’s been a good time to watch the movies we’ve missed or didn’t know about. Here are...

A classic in ‘Emma.’ and a hardboiled detective film in ‘The Whistlers’

“Emma.”, the latest film version of the Jane Austen classic, and “The Whistlers,” a Romanian crime story, were slated to play at the MV...

Bill Cunningham: A memorable fashion and street photographer

The documentary “The Times of Bill Cunningham” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 13. The late Cunningham built a career as...