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Nomadland: Alone but not lonely

“Nomadland,” a hauntingly beautiful film starring Frances McDormand, is currently playing at the M.V. Film Center. Based on the 2017 nonfiction book of the...

Asian American life on an Arkansas farm

“Minari,” a warmhearted, semiautobiographical film about an Asian American family, is playing at the M.V. Film Center. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and set...

Show and tell

The month of February brings a focus on Black history by the M.V. Film Festival. The Chilmark-based organization is running programs for children in...

The story of Rembrandt’s paintings and their owners

“My Rembrandt” (2019), a documentary about the legendary Dutch master, is playing virtually at the M.V. Film Society’s site. It is a remarkable tale...

A heartbreaking tale of two lesbian lovers

“Two of Us,” a heartbreaking story of lesbian love, starts tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 5, virtually and at the M.V. Film Center. While their love...

Two brothers with two rams, and one in hiding

The Australian comedy drama “Rams” presents two warring brothers and their sheep, ongoing at the M.V. Film Center and virtually. Adapted from the prizewinning...

Welcome to Disneyland for seniors

“Some Kind of Heaven” opened at the M.V. Film Center and virtually last week. This upbeat documentary is directed by awardwinning Lance Oppenheim, who...

The documentary ‘MLK/FBI’ examines the Black leader

In time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes the compelling documentary “MLK/FBI,” screening at the M.V. Film Center. With support from the book...

Here’s to a drink in ‘Another Round’

“Another Round,” a comedy on drinking behavior, opens on Friday, Jan. 8, at the M.V. Film Center, and continues online. Considering the distressing state...

The top 10 films in the Year of the Pandemic

At the close of 2020, it’s time to consider the 10 best films of the year. With the pandemic still raging and discouraging us...

‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ makes a sweet Christmas gift

“Wild Mountain Thyme,” a sugary Irish romance, comes to the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, Dec. 24, with the first in-person screening on Saturday,...

Italian retirees plan a move in ‘Citizens of the World’

“Citizens of the World,” an Italian comedy about three 70something retirees and their plans for the future, is playing virtually at the M.V. Film...

Ma Rainey belts out the blues

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” plays at the M.V. Film Center (streaming will not be available) on Friday, Dec. 11. Black Bottom refers to a...

Two pals bring laughs to ‘The Climb’

“The Climb,” featuring Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, opens Friday, Dec. 11, at the M.V. Film Center. This bromance narrates the often-funny friendship...

Bringing Operation Santa to life in ‘Dear Santa’

“Dear Santa” is the heartwarming documentary delivered to the M.V. Film Center, starting on Friday, Dec. 4. In a year when the U.S. Post Office...

Keeping options open

Thanks to the town of Oak Bluffs and the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA, the Chilmark-based Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is making plans for the holidays....

The true story behind ‘Citizen Kane’

Coming to the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, is “Mank.” The puzzling title comes from the nickname for...

‘Ammonite’ takes the viewer into 19th-paleontology, and relationships

“Ammonite” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 13. It is a grim but powerful story based roughly on the life of...

Harry Chapin: Master musical storyteller

“Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something” comes virtually and to the theater at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 6, and continues...

Art connoisseur and activist Agnes Gund is ‘Aggie’

“Aggie,” a documentary about an extraordinary woman who collected and supported art as a patron and promoted it as an activist, opens at the...
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