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‘Respect’ and more

The M.V. African American Film Festival returns to the Island for its 19th year. Beginning on Friday, August 6, it runs for nine days,...

Film about Anthony Bourdain headlines Doc Week

“Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain,” directed by Morgan Neville, kicks off the M.V. Film Society’s Documentary Festival on Monday, August 2. Included is...

Story of an African American artist

“Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts,” an excellent prelude to the M.V. Film Center’s upcoming Documentary Festival, comes to the Film Center on Sunday, July 25....

‘Queen Bees’ offers a comedy buzz

“Queen Bees,” a rom-com for seniors, is playing at the M.V. Film Center. In it, four women are living in Pine Manor, a senior...

A summer of fun films outdoors at Featherstone

The M.V. Film Society’s outdoors film series plays on Wednesdays in July and August at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs. Now...

Legendary ‘Summer of Soul’ returns

“The Summer of Soul,” the prizewinning documentary about the six-week festival of Black music held the summer of 1969, returns to the M.V. Film...

Broadway comes to the drive-in

Broadway Week comes to Chilmark’s M.V. Film Festival and the drive-in at YMCA next Wednesday, June 30. Starting with the classic 1961 “West Side...

Music festival comes to M.V. Film Center and online

From “Long Strange Trip” to “Summer of Soul,” the M.V. Film Center launches the popular Filmmusic Festival this weekend. Seven films will play. ‘Long Strange...

One baby-to-be, no wedding

“Together Together,” a comic tale about surrogate parenting, plays Thursday, June 17, at the M.V. Film Center. The film narrates the story from the...

The story of an extreme skier and jumper

“Super Frenchie,” a documentary about French-born extreme skier Matthias Giraud, is playing virtually at the M.V. Film Society. With summer weather arriving on the...

MVFF drive-in series is back for summer

The popular drive-in movie series returns to the Island this summer, sponsored by Chilmark’s M.V. Film Festival in collaboration with the YMCA of Martha’s...

Swimming with a friendly octopus

“My Octopus Teacher” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, June 4, and also screens on Tuesday, June 8, for World Ocean Day....

M.V. Film Society kicks off the Environmental Film Festival

The seventh annual Environmental Film Festival arrives on Thursday, May 27, at the M.V. Film Center and online. Titled “Nature as Inspiration,” the festival...

Van Gogh’s iconic sunflowers on film

“Sunflowers” comes to the M.V. Film Center and virtually this weekend. Directed by David Bickerstaff, this extraordinary documentary is the story of Vincent van...

One film about endlessness, and another about growing old

Playing online at the M.V. Film Center are two films, “About Endlessness” and “Duty Free.” (The latter is also playing live at the Film...

Spectrum Film Festival offers LGBTQ insights

The fifth annual Spectrum Film Festival arrives virtually and at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 7, through Sunday, May 9. This powerful...

Film: The Truffle Hunters

“The Truffle Hunters” arrived at the MV Film Center for a week on Thursday, April 29. Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, this...

A look at Cézanne’s portraits

“Cézanne: Portraits of a Life” comes to the M.V. Film Center (and also virtually) on Thursday, April 29. This TV documentary, directed by Phil...

Three friends take cooking lessons

“The Food Club,” a comedy featuring seniors, is screening virtually at the M.V. Film Society this week. Directed by Barbara Topsøle-Rothenborg, it describes the...

A film in which skin serves as art

Opening this weekend at the M.V. Film Center and virtually on Sunday, April 18, and also playing Thursday, April 22, at the Film Center,...
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