Saturday, December 3, 2022

Films

‘The Woman King’

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The Performing Arts Center was packed on Saturday for the last evening of the M.V. African American Film Festival. The Academy awardwinning actress Viola Davis came to talk about her newest film, “The Woman...

‘The perfect time to tell this story’

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Vineyard visitors from all across the country came out to the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (PAC) Saturday night to witness a sneak peek of filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry’s new drama — “A...

Catch the new wave of filmmaking voices

The M.V. African American Film Festival announces an opportunity for young adults ages 18 to 23. The festival offers free passes for the young people to attend the Prime Video presentation of “Visionary Women:...

Better than ever

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The 20th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the short film category, opens with an impressive slate of independent films, featured documentaries, panel discussions, and exclusive events....

‘Hallelujah’ combines Leonard Cohen’s story with the song’s journey

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The M.V. Film Center’s Doc Week ends tomorrow, Friday, August 5, with an exceptional documentary, “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song.” This film combines the story of Cohen’s life with that of his...

Doc Week means real-life stories

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Now in its seventh year, the M.V. Film Center Doc Week will screen five documentary films on Monday, August 1, to Friday, August 5. The films offer a compelling variety of real-life stories. The week...

Maintaining balance

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Yes, Martha’s Vineyard is surrounded by water, but it’s not just the ocean and Vineyard Sound but our 16 great ponds that make the Island so special. Great ponds are any natural body of...

‘Fire of Love’ unites love with volcanoes

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Back from the Environmental Film Festival in May comes the spectacular documentary “Fire of Love.” A National Geographic film, it returns in more detail to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, July 22. The...

Personal effects

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Every element of Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee’s documentary, “Aftershock,” packs a mighty punch. The narrative arc, the visuals, the information — all of these make it worth multiple viewings. “Aftershock,” screening on...

A whole lot of shakin’ going on in ‘Elvis’

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“Elvis” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, July 15. This biopic takes on the legendary rock and roll singer, played by Austin Butler, and his manager Col. Tom Parker, played by an...

Jim Marshall’s legendary photography captured in film

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“Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall” is the latest fascinating documentary to arrive at the M.V. Film Center. Playing on Friday, July 8, at 7:30 pm, this biopic focuses on celebrated...

Outdoor movies at Featherstone start up

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With summer arrive Featherstone outdoor movies once again. Called “Summer Trips and Treats,” the Featherstone series is a collaboration with the M.V. Film Society and will play some of the best recent films and...

Lots of dancing in ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

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The delightful “Cha Cha Real Smooth” begins at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, July 1. Although the title is a bit kookie, this comedy will sweet-talk visitors into an enjoyable time. Cooper Raiff...

Filmusic continues this weekend

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What could be better than another weekend filled with music films? Playing on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, are four documentaries: “Learning to Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen”;...

Musical weekend coming to the Film Center

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Expect a celebration and exploration of a variety of music and musicians at the M.V. Film Center, coming up from Thursday, June 23, to Sunday, June 26. Now in its 10th year, the Filmusic...

‘Downton Abbey’ returns and heads to the south of France

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"Downton Abbey: A New Era," that stylish turn-of-the-century soap opera, will play at the M.V. Film Center beginning Friday, June 10, and is also playing at Edgartown Cinemas. This time the Grantham family packs...

‘The Velvet Queen’ will take your breath away

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Viewers are in for a treat when “The Velvet Queen” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, June 3. This ravishing documentary follows the search of Vincent Munier with Sylvain Tesson to find...

Environmental Film Festival is underway

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The eighth annual Environmental Film Festival begins today, Thursday, May 26, in time for spring and warm weather. Collaborating with the Vineyard Conservation Society, the festival at the M.V. Film Center runs through Sunday,...

‘Emergency’ turns from comedy into drama

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“Emergency” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 20. What starts out as a comedy drama with college students celebrating spring break turns into a more serious thriller about racism. Adapted from...

A child’s world transformed in ‘Petite Maman’

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“Petite Maman,” the French film by Céline Sciamma, arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 13. The superstitious vibes of that day are transmuted by this magical story. It’s part fairytale and...