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Chilmark, Ma
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The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is more than movies. They produce community events, educational programs, and films that spark discussion, debate, and action. They screen films year-round in Chilmark, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Former Congressman Barney Frank with husband Jim Ready

Former Congressman Barney Frank with husband Jim Ready

Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Dinner and a Movie - WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
7:00 P.M. dinner & live music / 8:00 P.M. feature film
Chilmark Community Center

With former Congressman Barney Frank, his husband Jim Ready, and directors Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler

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Dirs. Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2013 | 87 min.

The quick-witted and often cantankerous Barney Frank was the first openly gay congressman in the United States. On the verge of retirement, Frank reflects on his 40 years in office and the role his own homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice. A seasoned politician seldom departs from the familiar script, but Barney Frank speaks with exceptional candor. This film, about standing up for what you believe is right, is also a love story that amply demonstrates that Frank is one of the most lionhearted politicians of our time.

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