The 14th Annual Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

Thursday March 13 - Sunday March 16, 2014

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SATURDAY, March 15, 5:15pm, Chilmark School
This film contains graphic sexual content.
Drama | Australia | 2013 | 109 min.
Sixteen-year-old Billie is blindsided by the news that her mother is planning to transition from female to male. Tickets&Info.

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Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

FRIDAY, March 14, 7:00pm, Chilmark Community Center & School
SUNDAY, March 16, 10:00am Chilmark School
Individuals suffering from Alzheimer's Disease seem to "awaken" when they are able to listen to music from their past.Tickets&Info.

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Fading Gigolo

THURSDAY, March 13, 4:00pm & 7:00pm, Edgartown Cinemas
Woody Allen: a pimp. John Turturro: his gigolo. Accept the brilliantly absurd premise and you're in for a hilarious ride.
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The Overnighters

FRIDAY, March 14, 4:00pm, Chilmark Community Center
SUNDAY, March 16, 3:00pm, Chilmark School
The recent Steinbeckian exodus to the oil rigs of North Dakota has tens of thousands of unemployed men descending on the state with dreams but nowhere to live. Tickets&Info.

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Obvious Child

FRIDAY, March 14, 8:45pm, Chilmark Community Center
Donna Stern is a 27-year-old Brooklyn stand-up comedian with an unapologetically lewd, warmhearted wit. Tickets&Info.

 

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McConkey

FRIDAY, March 14, 8:45pm, Chilmark School
SATURDAY, March 15, 2:45pm, Chilmark Community Center
Director and film editor David Zieff in attendance
This biography explores a modern drive for adrenaline and celebrates the life of an innovative daredevil. Tickets&Info.

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Monsieur le Président

SATURDAY, March 15, 10:00am, Chilmark School
Director and Vineyard resident Victoria Campbell in attendance
Filmed over three years in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, Monsieur le Président follows the ascension and confusing downfall of Gaston Jean Edy. Tickets&Info.

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Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture

SATURDAY, March 15, 10:00am, Chilmark Community Center
What begins as a fascinating look at the puzzle of transporting an enormous boulder develops into a reflection on art. Tickets&Info.

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These Birds Walk

SATURDAY, March 15, 12:00pm, Chilmark School
An impressive archive of human benevolence, These Birds Walk explores an elderly man’s role in the inspirational survival of wayward children in Karachi, Pakistan. Tickets&Info.

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Shored Up

SATURDAY, March 15, 12:00pm, Chilmark Community Center
Director Ben Kalina and President of the Woods Hole Research Center, Richard Houghton in attendance
This hard-hitting documentary asks the tough questions about our relationship with the ocean and the land. Tickets&Info.

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North of the Sun

SATURDAY, March 15, 1:45pm, Chilmark School
Introduced by Ari Lurie, founder of the Mill Valley Surf Film Fest.
Two surfers set off to endure nine months on a desolate arctic island. Tickets&Info.

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Room To Breathe

SATURDAY, March 15, 3:00pm, Chilmark School
Q&A with Megan Cowan. Moderated by Jake Davis; optional guided meditation.
Teacher Megan Cowan introduces students in a San Francisco middle school to the possibilities of self-awareness.Tickets&Info

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The Face of Love

SATURDAY, March 15, 5:30pm, Chilmark Community Center
Robin Williams, Jess Weixler, and Amy Brenneman play supporting roles in this romance filled with intrigue, surprise, and reflections on the mystery of love and second chances. Tickets&Info.

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Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger

SATURDAY, March 15, 8:00pm, Chilmark Community Center & School
SUNDAY, March 16, 12:15pm, Chilmark School
Bulger's attorney, Hank Brennan and brother of victim Steve Davis in attendance 

Notorious gangster “Whitey” Bulger reigned over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Tickets&Info.

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Vineyard Shorts

SUNDAY, March 16, 10:30am, Chilmark Community Center
The Island’s most talented filmmakers and subjects come together for an unprecedented look into a community that famously fosters creative genius. Tickets&Info.

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Burt's Buzz

SUNDAY, March 16, 12:00pm, Chilmark Community Center
Director Jody Shapiro in attendance
This insightful portrait takes you into the paradox of Burt Shavitz, who represents the billion-dollar brand, Burt's Bees while living in a renovated turkey coop in the backwoods of Maine.Tickets&Info.

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Bicycling with Molière

SUNDAY, March 16, 2:45pm, Chilmark Community Center
A once great actor lives in solitude, spending his time cycling through the windswept landscape of the Île de Ré off the west coast of France. Tickets&Info.

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The Dog

SUNDAY, March 16, 5:00pm, Chilmark Community Center
A passionate portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for the 1975 Al Pacino film Dog Day AfternoonTickets&Info.

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Maidentrip

SUNDAY, March 16, 7:45pm, Chilmark Community Center
Director Jillian Schlesinger in attendance
Set sail with an intrepid 14-year-old who embarks, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.Tickets&Info.