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Music rocks the Film Center this weekend

A weekend of films celebrating music arrives at the Film Center on Thursday, June 21, with the Filmusic Festival. Now in its sixth year,...

Beyond the sublime musician

“Itzhak,” a documentary about Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, opens Friday, June 15, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Director Alison Chernick will attend...

Faith and fame

This weekend, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will screen two documentaries: Wim Wenders’ “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” and Matthew Miele’s “Always...

Celebrating the notorious ‘RBG’

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG” opens at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend, starting Thursday, May 31, at 6:45 pm. Not only...

A weekend of thought-provoking flicks

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will bring nine full-length documentaries about the environment to the Vineyard this weekend, along with a group of four...

Film Center encore: ‘Disobedience’

“Disobedience” was part of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center’s Spectrum Film Festival two weeks ago, and this Friday, May 18, it screens again. The...

Alberto Giacometti’s art explored in ‘Final Portrait’

On Friday, May 11, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center will begin screening Stanley Tucci’s biopic “Final Portrait.” This film is about the work of...

‘Lean on Pete,’ a haunting tale about a boy and a horse

“Lean on Pete” is a moving tale about a teenager and the horse he falls in love with. It’s adapted from a novel by...

Spectrum Film Festival explores LGBTQ issues

Now in its second year, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is hosting a four-day Spectrum Film Festival from Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April...

‘The Last Movie Star’ takes a trip down memory lane with Burt Reynolds

“The Last Movie Star,” a tribute to ’70s movie star Burt Reynolds, plays this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Directed by Adam...

Dogs rule in Wes Anderson’s animated canine adventure

“Isle of Dogs,” the new animated feature by Wes Anderson, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. It is Anderson’s second animation...

Stalin’s henchmen scramble to succeed him in ‘The Death of Stalin’

“The Death of Stalin,” a black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci (best known for TV’s “Veep”), is playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center....

‘Leaning into the Wind’ with Andy Goldsworthy

Coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend is “Leaning into the Wind,” a new documentary by German director Thomas Riedelsheimer about the...

A celebration runs amok in ‘The Party’

It’s “The Party” time this week at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The black comedy, shot in crisp black and white, is set in...

What’s playing at the M.V. Film Festival

Now in its 18th year, the annual M.V. Film Festival brings a remarkable and abundant set of films to the Island this weekend. With...

A transgender woman negotiates a bigoted world

“A Fantastic Woman,” which just won this year’s Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ is a love story for ’50s film star...

Now playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” This film tracks Hollywood star Gloria Grahame’s love affair...

‘In the Fade’ narrates the story of domestic terrorism survivors

How survivors of domestic terrorism fare is the theme of “In the Fade,” now playing at the M.V. Film Center. It is Germany’s entry...

‘Get Out’ is new kind of horror flick

“Get Out,” a hybrid horror film, is playing at the M.V. Film Center this week. No damsels in distress, no creepy monsters. This film...

‘I, Tonya’ captures the good and bad of Tonya Harding

Just in time for the Winter Olympics in South Korea comes “I, Tonya,” a biopic about the outstanding but pilloried two-time Olympics figure skater...