Saturday, June 15, 2024

Movies & TV

The jail lady, and the ‘inappropriate, cantankerous, short-fused’ rabbi

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“The Jewish Jail Lady and the Holy Thief” starts and ends with a laugh, but this full-of-heart story is so much more. Barry Rosenthal's one-hour documentary is one of experience, strength, and hope, centering...

‘Ezra’ mixes autism and standup comedy

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“Ezra” comes to the M.V. Film Center this weekend beginning Saturday, June 15, with a 4 pm showing. This heart-felt comedy is part of the M.V. Film Center’s Father’s Day weekend screenings. Directed by...

Family navigates ‘A New Kind of Wilderness’

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A gentle loveliness lures you into the story and rhythm of Silje Evensmo Jacobsen’s documentary, “A New Kind of Wilderness,” presented by Circuit Arts at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury on Friday, June...

iMordecai makes for hearty laughter

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“iMordecai” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, June 12. This Miami-based comedy is directed by Marvin Samel, who will attend a post-film discussion, as will executive producer Marty Nadler. Based on a...

Pregnancy, hilarity, and sisterhood

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Being pregnant has never been so funny — and touching — as in Pamela Adlon’s delightful new comedy “Babes,” playing at the M.V. Film Center. A pitch-perfect ensemble creates an intimate world, a delightful story,...

Dance film movement

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Circuit Arts breaks new ground. This Friday and Saturday, on stage and screen, the arts group will launch the Martha’s Vineyard Dance Film Festival at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. The festivities will...

‘Evil Does Not Exist’ — a commerce/nature fable with a twist

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“Evil Does Not Exist” begins at the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, May 29. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, this beautiful Japanese film, winner of the Venice Grand Jury Award, and called an “eco-fable” by...

Environment is front and center at the 10th annual Film Festival

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This year’s offerings at the 10th annual Environmental Film Festival inspire both awe and deep concern for the state of our planet. Speaking about the festival’s origins, founder and executive director of the Martha's...

“Who Is Stan Smith?”

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“Who Is Stan Smith?” a documentary of the famed tennis star, plays at the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, May 11. Directed by Danny Lee, the film recounts Smith’s considerable tennis success. Smith won...

Wicked Little Letters

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“Wicked Little Letters” is delightfully wicked and naughty indeed.  This amusing British mystery is inspired by a real-life scandal that rocked the population of the small Sussex town of Littlehampton in 1920. Catch the film...

The magic of Adaline

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“The Age of Adaline” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, April 25, as part of the “Science on Screen” project. Before the film, longevity and movement coach Jim Lobley will give a...

What Are You Watching? ‘Shogun’

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars “Shogun” is a streaming series on FX/Hulu. I’m a skeptic. I tend to notice the microphones in the frame, and get up and go to the refrigerator on bad...

‘La Chimera,’ a dreamlike Fellini-esque film

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As the title suggests, “La Chimera” — an unrealizable dream or illusion — remains just out of our grasp of complete comprehension. Director Alice Rohrwacher has created a tantalizingly playful, romantic, and fantastical tale...

A jailbird on the lam in ‘Raw Deal’

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“Raw Deal” plays for one night on Wednesday, April 17. It is the second in the series of three remastered Film Noir Classics selected by Paul Karasik, Eisner Awardwinning New Yorker cartoonist. Featuring Anthony Mann...

Classic film noir screening at the Film Center

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“T-Men” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, April 10. It’s the first in a series of three restored film noirs playing at the Film Center and chosen by Paul Karasik, an Eisner...

‘The Crime is Mine’

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“The Crime Is Mine” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 29. Directed by François Ozon, his 22nd film, this French screwball comedy is set in the 1930s. The 1934 play on...

Film screening of ‘’Til Kingdom Come’

Expanding the Conversation: Israel/Palestine invites the Island community to a screening of “'Til Kingdom Come,” with a discussion moderated by MV Times publisher Charles M. Sennott to follow. The screening will run on Monday, April...

‘76 Days’ at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

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The ending of “76 Days,” about Steven Callahan’s epic journey across the Atlantic in a 5½-foot-long raft, is no mystery. We know he survives because the very first face we see is Oprah Winfrey...

A celebration of food on film

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“The Taste of Things” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 22. French-Vietnamese Anh Tran Hung directed this celebration of food, and it stars Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, who were actually...

‘Origin’ takes a look at the caste system and its effects

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Journalist Isabel Wilkerson's book “Caste” is the basis for “Origin,” the film opening at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 15. Wilkerson is the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer...