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‘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...

Queens, cousins, and a rival for power

“Mary Queen of Scots” will screen at Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this week. The 16th century historical drama explores the turbulent life of Queen...

Japanese family finds illegal ways to make ends meet

“Shoplifters” comes appropriately to the M.V. Film Center after some of the busiest shopping days of the season. Written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda...

One, two, three and more of the year’s top 10 films

With 2018 coming to end, it’s time to check out the top 10 films that played on-Island this year. It’s an idiosyncratic selection, based...

Bawdy and outrageous, ‘The Favourite’ offers black comedy

Now playing at the M.V. Film Center, “The Favourite” will set you back on your heels, especially if you have romantic ideas about costume...

Korean thriller and Callas documentary playing at Film Center

Two exceptional and very different films are playing at the M.V. Film Center. “Burning” comes from celebrated South Korean director Lee Chang-dong; Tom Volf...

A story of blacks and whites in ‘Green Book’

“Green Book,” the story of black concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his white driver Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, is coming soon to the M.V....

Dehumanizing gay conversion therapy in ‘Boy Erased’

“Boy Erased,” Joel Edgerton’s film about a gay college student, opens Friday, Nov. 30, at the M.V. Film Center. Only 11 states ban conversion...

Melissa McCarthy plays an endearing misanthrope in latest film

Opening this weekend at the M.V. Film Center is “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Despite the film’s cumbersome title, this terrific forgery story stars...

Film: A wildfire ruptures a Montana family’s life

“Wildlife,” the story of a 1960s family’s disintegration, now plays at the M.V. Film Center. Two top-drawer actors star: Carey Mulligan as the wife...

This ‘Beautiful Boy’ is addicted to crystal meth

The tale of an 18-year-old’s descent into addiction, “Beautiful Boy” plays at the Film Center this weekend. It is the harrowing story of Nic...

Alex Honnold climbs to the top in ‘Free Solo’

The National Geographic documentary “Free Solo” opens Friday, Nov. 2, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Prepared to be terrified by this box-office record...

‘The Old Man and the Gun’ is a legend’s bow

In what Robert Redford says will be his final film before retiring, “The Old Man and the Gun” tells the story of Forrest Tucker,...

Keira Knightley brings to life French novelist Colette

A biopic on the famous French novelist, “Colette,” comes to the Film Center Friday, Oct. 19. Keira Knightley plays Colette, and Dominic West, her...

Tea for four in “Tea with the Dames”

“Tea with the Dames” returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Friday, Oct. 12, after a popular screening during the International Film Festival...

Ready, aim, fire

A new sport, mounted archery, began officially on the Vineyard this fall. Two programs are underway at Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center, each lasting...

Fall brings new work to Night Heron Gallery

Vineyard Haven’s Night Heron Gallery is gearing up for fall with new work. The 10 artists there are L.A. Brown, Jeri Dantzig, Sylvie Farrington,...

Michael Moore goes on the attack again in ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

Michael Moore, documentary filmmaking’s pre-eminent gadfly, is at it again in “Fahrenheit 11/9,” which plays this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. This...

Capturing life on film at 51 Art Gallery

51 Art Gallery, Teresa Kruszewski’s retail photography studio, is tucked away at 13 Beach St. extension in Vineyard Haven. This fall she decided it...

Manhattan Short Global Festival comes to the Film Center

Now in its 21st year, the Manhattan Short Film Festival runs Thursday, Sept. 27, through Saturday the 29th at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center....