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9 State Rd.
Chilmark, Ma
United States

(508) 645-9599

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.

Dinner and a Movie

June 26 - August 28
Arrive early to enjoy dinner and live music!

Dinner and a Movie


Wednesdays, July 2 - August 20, 2014
Chilmark Community Center

Wednesday night is movie night. Relax on the lawn or sit at a picnic table, listen to live music, and enjoy dinner prepared by Marvin Jones and Deon Thomas. Then join us inside for a world-class film followed by a discussion with the filmmakers or other special guests.


       

 

  

  

Divide in Concord

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
Chilmark Community Center
With director Kris Kaczor and film subjects Jean Hill, Jim Crosby, Jill Appel, and Janet Rothrock

Since 1775, the year of the “shot heard round the world,” Concord, Massachusetts has been known for its revolutionary spirit. In 2014, that spirit lives onin eighty-four-year-old Concord resident Jean Hill, a woman fighting against a modern-day enemy: single-serve plastic water bottles. Tickets & Info

 

 

Last Days in Vietnam

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
Chilmark Community Center
With director Rory Kennedy

Renowned filmmaker Rory Kennedy (Ethel, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) dares to reopen the books on a war that scarred the American psyche. Chronicling a story few of us know, this potent documentary will both shock you and restore your faith in humanity. Tickets & Info

 

 

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Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
Chilmark Community Center
With former Congressman Barney Frank, his husband Jim Ready, and directors Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler

The quick-witted and often cantankerous Barney Frank was the first openly gay congressman in the United States. Tickets & Info

 

 

Fishing Without Nets

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
Chilmark Community Center
With director Cutter Hodierne

Desperate to save his beloved wife, young son, and himself, a young Somalian fisherman is forced to make a moral compromise. Cast with nonprofessional actors—Somalian refugees—this winner of the Sundance Directing Award explores both sides of Indian Ocean piracy. Tickets & Info

 

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Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
With the parents of Matthew Shepard, Judy and Dennis Shepard, director Michele Josue, and producers Liam McNiff and Arleen McGlade

This personal documentary memorializes Matthew Shepard through the perspective of those closest to him. Family photos, vacation videos, and even Matt’s diary entries allow us to reflect on the effects his death has had in raising awareness about discrimination against LGBTQ populations. Tickets & Info

 

 

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The Battered Bastards of Baseball

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
Chilmark Community Center
With director Chapman Way and producer Juliana Lembi

With baseball, it’s all for love of the game. This heartwarming and hilarious film documents one of the great true stories about America’s underdogs—in this case, the Portland Mavericks of 1973. Tickets & Info

 

 

     

 

 

 

Art and Craft

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:00 p.m. Movie
Chilmark Community Center
With film subject Mark Landis

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th-century icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Tickets & Info