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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,...

‘French Exit’ says goodbye to all that

Directed by Azazel Jacobs from a 2018 book by Patrick deWitt, “French Exit” stars the inimitably beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer. It helps to know that...

Three kinds of Oscar-nominated shorts

With the Oscars arriving on April 25, it’s time to look at the short film nominees. The M.V. Film Society begins screening them virtually...

Two more virtual offerings from the MVFF

With the Film Festival launching on March 26, it will offer two more films virtually at home. Included are “See You Then,” about the...

Exploring racism, sexism through the lens of sexual assault

“Test Pattern” is one of three films available virtually through the M.V. Film Society this week. The term “test pattern” refers to the graphic...

Keeping a spring tradition

Now in its 21st year, the M.V. Film Festival presents a virtual event March 25 to 28. It includes 12 feature films and two...

Dancer ‘Lil’ Buck’ Riley brings jookin to the fore

“Lil’ Buck: Real Swan” comes to the M.V. Film Center for one night, Saturday, March 20. It will also be online for a 24-hour...

‘The Father’ explores dementia, and ‘Still Life in Lodz’ describes a return to Poland

The MV Film Society hosts two new films starting on Friday, March 12. “The Father” plays at the M.V. Film Center, and “Still Life...

Redemption comes in the mountains for Robin Wright’s Edee

“Land” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 5. Despite its clumsy title, this film, starring and directed by Robin Wright, is...

Nomadland: Alone but not lonely

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“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

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“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

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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

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“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...
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