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What’s coming up at Vineyard film fests

The Martha's Vineyard Film Society opens its summer series on July 12 with Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.

Sylvia Earle & “Mission Blue” at Chilmark Community Center

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle will join MVFF for scenes from "Mission Blue," Menemsha summer resident Bob Nixon's documentary-in-progress.

Lineup at Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival & Hebrew Center

Chilmark's Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) launches its regular adult summer series on Wednesday, June 29, with "Buck."

Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center launches Summer Series

The Summer Institute Film Series of the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center starts its season with "Wo Ai Ni, Mommy" ("I Love You" in Mandarin).

Sobering look at nuclear waste with Martha’s Vineyard Film Society

Western civilization has already produced between 200,000 and 300,000 tons of nuclear waste, and that amount is growing rapidly.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Sixty and the City”

When veteran Israeli documentary-maker Nili Tal turned 60, she decided it was time to partner up again after years as a single woman.

Time to register: Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

About to enter its second year, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing plans to provide training this summer to 23 individuals looking for craft-based lessons in improving their writing and getting published.

Barney – The quintessential Canadian boychick

Get ready to meet Barney Panofsky, the Montreal-based, lovable bupkis who charms and disarms, in the comedy, "Barney's Version," screening at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, May 28, under the auspices of the Martha's Vineyard Film Society.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Bomber”

A family road trip turns into a disaster of comic — if hardly epic — proportions in the British comedy, "Bomber," playing at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, May 14, with the Martha's Vineyard Film Society.

“His and Hers” and “Queen to Play” screen on Martha’s Vineyard

Mother's Day weekend brings two cinematic love notes about women to the Island.

Springsteen flick, and more, showing on Martha’s Vineyard

A trio of interesting films playing this weekend includes "Potiche," a French neo-feminist farce; "The Other Woman," a Hollywood family drama; and "The Promise," a documentary about the making of Bruce Springsteen's 1978 classic album, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

“Of Gods and Men” playing at Capawock

The haunting story of how 8 monks of the Tibhirine Monastery practiced nonviolence will play at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven on April 23 and April 24.

“Certified Copy” at Capawock Theatre

What does authenticity mean? Is a copy as valuable as an original? Acclaimed Iranian director Abba Kiarostami poses these questions in his latest film, "Certified Copy," playing Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven.

“Poetry” and “My Perestroika” showing on Martha’s Vineyard

Two films that examine other cultures will play on the Vineyard this weekend.

Martha’s Vineyard film groups screen three this weekend

See "Biutiful," and "The Housemaid" on Saturday. On Sunday, "The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water" screens at the Capawock.

Martha’s Vineyard film groups screen two this weekend

"Queen of the Sun," a lushly photographed documentary on the vanishing of bees, and "Even the Rain," the Spanish tale of a movie crew filming in Bolivia while a real-life demonstration goes on, will both play Saturday, March 26, on the Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s 11th annual event

Look for 35 cozy sofas in the Chilmark Community Center this weekend, lined up for the 11th annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival.

Tisbury’s Capawock Theatre screens “Made in Dagenham”

As Republican governors push to cripple unions in some states, "Made in Dagenham," coming to the Capawock Theatre on March 12, will remind moviegoers of how a small group of women union workers in England called Ford Motor Company to account in a 1968 strike for equal pay.

Two fantasties at Vineyard theaters this weekend

Filmgoers can escape the winter doldrums this weekend by watching two charming cinematic fantasies.

“Inside Job” screens at Capawock Theatre, Vineyard Haven

The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) and Benjamin Hall of the Capawock Theatre are collaborating to bring the Oscar-nominated documentary "Inside Job" to the Capawock on Saturday, Feb.