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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...

Michael Apted’s ‘7-Up’ Brits head into retirement in ‘63-Up’

The latest installment in the acclaimed documentary series by director Michael Apted, “63-Up,” is playing this weekend at the M.V. Film Center. Beginning in...

Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” coming to Film Center

“Porgy and Bess,” George Gershwin’s celebrated folk opera, will play at the M.V. Film Center on Sunday, Feb. 23, in a special encore screening...

‘Bait’ is set in fishing village, ‘Just Mercy’ in jail and court

“Bait” and “Just Mercy,” two very different films, are coming to the M.V. Film Center on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Both are outstanding, and...

A painter and her subject fall in love in ‘Portrait of a Lady on...

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in time for Valentine’s Day. It is a...

Here are some choices heading to the Oscars

The 2020 Oscars are coming to town on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 pm, with a special screening event at the M.V. Film Center....

Here they come: This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts

The run-up to the 2020 Oscars on Feb. 9 begins this weekend with the Oscar-nominated shorts. Three categories — Animated, Live Action and Documentary...

‘A Hidden Life’ presents a vision of antiwar conviction

“Honeyland” and “Parasite” return to the M.V. Film Society this weekend. Coming at the beginning of February is “The Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick’s latest...

The Great War told through the eyes of two soldiers

Arriving at the M.V. Film Center this weekend is “1917,” a WWI cinematic extravaganza by director Sam Mendes. Following the mission of two young...
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