Sunday, April 14, 2024

Films

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society: “The Joy of Singing”

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Gallic humor runs amok in French director Ilan Duran Cohen's 2008 comedy, "The Joy of Singing" ("Le Plaisir de Chanter").

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Freddy Kruger (Jackie Earle Haley), the quintessential bump in the night, is now even darker and more ghoulish, tormenting the dreams of a group of small town students until they are afraid to fall asleep.

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From his first appearance in 1984, Freddy Krueger has become the quintessential bump in the night, terriorizing suburban teenagers.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Fish Tank”

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"Fish Tank," a powerful portrait of life in an English public housing project, is told exclusively from the viewpoint of a 15-year-old girl.

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Greenberg (R)Director Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale," "Margot at the Wedding") brings out the best in Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig in this slow moving, funny/sad character study.

Taylor Toole: Martha’s Vineyard filmmaker debuts latest

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"After Work," Taylor Toole's newest film, was almost an afterthought.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Broken Embraces”

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"Broken Embraces," the latest film from Spain's master director Pedro Almodovar, creates a dazzling pastiche of love, death, and melodrama that often feels dream-like.

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It's hard to have a romance with Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), a come-lately Mr.

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A young illiterate prisoner watches and learns as he climbs to the top of a Corsican prison gang in a French prison.

M.V. Film Society screens “No Impact Man”

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Plenty of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint as close to zero as possible.

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Alice in Wonderland (PG)How could you not love a spin on a Lewis Carroll classic with a dolled-up Johnny Depp, a funny, fierce Helena Bonham Carter, a charming new version of Alice (Mia Wasikowska)

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Alice in Wonderland (PG)How could you not love a spin on a Lewis Carroll classic with a dolled-up Johnny Depp, a funny, fierce Helena Bonham Carter, a charming new version of Alice (Mia Wasikowska)

“Pilgrimage” shows at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

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There are quiet conversations among the family about the weather and shouldn't Ilana be wearing a hat, and there they are strolling through fields of wildflowers under springtime blue skies, along country roads, through old town squares, and pausing to place stones of remembrance on the monuments to those who died on the forced death marches out of Austrian concentration camps.

Special Events M.V.

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Thanks to the efforts of two local men, Joe Gervais and Joao Barbosa, Islanders have two opportunities to see an independent film at the Capawock Theatre.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Trust Us, This Is All Made Up”

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Despite its unwieldy title, the documentary "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" fine-tunes the fine art of improvisation to comic perfection.

Origami unfolded: “Between the Folds”

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Paper hats, paper airplanes, and origami cranes seem like child's play. The documentary "Between the Folds" demonstrates that paper folding is far more sophisticated than children's games. This intriguing film about the elegant art...

Trouble parades in on New Year’s

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Tom Quinn's film, "The New Year Parade," uses preparations for the traditional New Years Mummers Parade as the background for a story about a family in the throes of divorce. The Martha's Vineyard Film...