OPENING NIGHT!
THURSDAY, March 19

 
 

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story
7:00 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow with film subject Matt Rutherford; boatbuilders Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin will moderate

In 2011, Matt Rutherford embarked on a mission to become the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate the Americas without stopping. By the age of 30 he had broken two world records and proven what determination, grit, and courage can accomplish. Tickets & Info

 

friday, March 20

The Same Heart
4:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow with directors and Vineyard residents Georgia and Len Morris
**Special Pricing**

Through interviews with international economists, moral leaders, and Kenyan community activists, this film brings you face to face with the human rights issues that affect children in underdeveloped countries. Tickets & Info

 
 

Seymour: An Introduction
7:00 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with film subject Seymour Bernstein

At the age of 50, this world-renowned concert pianist traded his rising career for a quiet, modest life focused on his truer passions of composing and teaching. Tickets & Info

 

Meru
7:00 p.m. at the Chilmark School

At a staggering 21,000 feet, Mount Meru is one of the Himalayan peaks most tempting to climbers, and also one of the least attainable. Three of the elite who attempt to reach its summit—Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Conrad Anker—must not only rely on their own abilities to haul 200 pounds of gear up an icy mountain, but also put complete, unwavering trust in one another. Tickets & Info

 
 

What We Do in the Shadows
9:00 p.m. at the Chilmark School

Being a vampire is hard. It may have been easy in ancient Transylvania, but it’s a different story for three bloodsucking roommates in modern New Zealand. You won't want to miss this hilarious mockumentary! Tickets & Info

 

 

Henri Henri
9:15 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center

This lighthearted comedy, an enchanting combination of Amelie and Forrest Gump, can’t help but put a smile on your face. In his search for love and his missing father, Henri finds so much more—and you will, too. Tickets & Info

 


SATURDAY, March 21

 

8:30 a.m. Hay Café opens! Enjoy coffee, tea, and freshly baked scones. Don't forget to check out the Art Walk!

 

The Future of Farming: Five Short Films
9:00 a.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
**Special Pricing**

These five films insightfully document oyster cultivation on Cape Cod, the seed library here on Martha’s Vineyard, urban farming in Detroit, an artisan butcher circumventing the industrialized food system, and a hopeful tale of young farmers in Maine. Tickets & Info 

 

Family Shorts 
9:00 a.m. at the Chilmark School

Have you ever wanted to jump into a magical world made of frosting, creams, and cakes? Embark on countless adventures in this year’s family shorts program! Tickets & Info

 

 

Farmers’ Breakfast
10:45 a.m. at the Hay Café

After watching THE FUTURE OF FARMING on Saturday morning, enjoy breakfast with members of the Vineyard's burgeoning, dedicated community of farmers. The films will give you plenty to talk about as you savor a fine meal prepared by Morning Glory Farm's head farm kitchen chef, Robert Lionette. More Info

 

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry 
11:30 a.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow with film subjects Nancy Miriam Hawley and Vilunya Diskin, co-founders of Our Bodies Ourselves; filmmaker Dawn Porter will moderate

This illuminating documentary resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement of 1966 to 1971. Tickets & Info

 

Hip Hop-eration
11:30 a.m. at the Chilmark School

Age is just a number, and the Hip Op-eration Crew, from a tranquil island off the coast of New Zealand, is proof of that. The members of this hip-hop dance crew range from 67 to 95 years old, making them the world’s oldest dance group—canes, wheelchairs, hip replacements, and all. Tickets & Info

 
 

Father Unknown 
2:00 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow with film subject and director David Quint and producer KT! Eaton

Plagued by perpetual disconnect and haunted by familial secrecy, director David Quint records his desperate search for understanding. Tickets & Info

 
 


 

Vessel
2:00 p.m. at the Chilmark School
Discussion to follow with director Diana Whitten; filmmaker Dawn Porter will moderate
**Special Pricing**

Enraged by anti-abortion laws enforced in multiple countries, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts decided to take action. She created Women on Waves, an organization which sails a ship bringing knowledge, medicine, and help to women who have no other legal options to end unwanted pregnancies. Tickets & Info

 

The Hunting Ground 
4:15 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow with film subjects Annie Clark and Andrea Pino; filmmaker Dawn Porter will moderate

A startling exposé of rape incidence on U.S. college campuses, institutional coverups, and the devastating effects on students and their families, this film follows Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, two U.N.C. Chapel Hill students who were brushed aside by campus authorities after being sexually assaulted. Tickets & Info

 

Song of the Sea *Family Film* 
5:00 p.m. at the Chilmark School

A silent six-year-old and her older brother embark on a magical adventure to get back to their father and their lighthouse home by the sea. Along the way, they encounter fairies, spells, a witch, and a magical flute that unlocks a secret about their mother. Tickets & Info

 
 

6:45 p.m. at the Chilmark Library - Join us for a panel discussion with Dawn Porter, Vilunya Diskin, Miriam Hawley, Diana Whitten, Andrea Pino, and Annie Clark!

Join filmmaker and attorney Dawn Porter as she sits with women's rights activists from the Sixties through today. They will share their stories from the frontlines, discuss methodologies, and answer your questions. Don't miss the chance to meet Nancy Miriam Hawley and Vilunya Diskin (co-founders of Our Bodies Ourselves and film subjects from She's Beautiful When She's Angry), Diana Whitten (director of Vessel), and Annie Clark and Andrea Pino (film subjects from The Hunting Ground). No ticket required.

 

Chagall - Malevich
7:00 p.m. at the Chilmark School

Where there is passion, there is often conflict. This historical-fiction film from acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Mitta illuminates the intense friendship and then rivalry between the artists Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich. Tickets & Info

 

Cartel Land **Sneak Peek Screening**
7:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center **please note time change**
SOLD OUT! Tickets still available for 12:30 on Sunday
Discussion to follow with director and Vineyard resident Matthew Heineman, honored as Best Director, and also winner for Best Cinematography, for U.S. Documentaries at Sundance 2015

In this heart-pounding documentary, vigilantes on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border are pitted against the vicious Mexican drug cartels. With unprecedented access, Matthew Heineman embeds himself among the rebels as each side vies to bring its own brand of justice to a society in which institutions have failed. Tickets & Info

 

Sunshine Superman
9:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center

Stunning archival footage from renowned aerial cinematographer and BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish frames a narrative of love and obsession in this heart-racing documentary. Tickets & Info

 

 

Let's Go! 
9:30 p.m. at the Chilmark School

In 1968, 20-year-old Laura returns to Munich for her father’s funeral, another traumatic event in the long line of the family’s buried history: Laura’s parents are both Holocaust survivors who chose to start their new life in postwar Germany. Tickets & Info


SUNDAY, March 22

 

 

9:00 a.m. Hay Café opens! Enjoy coffee, tea, and freshly baked scones.

 

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
10:00 a.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Alex Gibney

Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, Going Clear profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology and shines a light on how the Church cultivates true believers. A provocative tale of ego, exploitation, and lust for power. Tickets & Info

 

Vineyard Shorts
10:00 a.m. at the Chilmark School
Discussion to follow with the directors and writers
**Special Pricing**

Young Vineyard filmmakers tackle a wide variety of subjects in five short films. Featuring works by Mara Ditchfield, Conor Hagen, Galen Mayhew, Reece Robinson, Justin Simpkins, Anthony Arkin, and Peter Stray. Tickets & Info

 

Filmmakers' Brunch 
11:30 a.m. at the Hay Café

On Sunday morning, meet our featured filmmakers and other special guests at the brunch in their honor. We are excited to share the work of these talented individuals, and to introduce them to our Island community! More Info

 

Cartel Land **Sneak Peek Screening**
12:30 p.m. at the Chilmark School
Discussion to follow with director and Vineyard resident Matthew Heineman, honored as Best Director, and winner for Best Cinematography, for U.S. Documentaries at Sundance 2015

In this heart-pounding documentary, vigilantes on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border are pitted against the vicious Mexican drug cartels. With unprecedented access, Matthew Heineman embeds himself among the rebels as each side vies to bring its own brand of justice to a society in which institutions have failed. Tickets & Info

 

Margarita, with a Straw
12:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center

An adventurous Delhi student with cerebral palsy seizes her first opportunity for independence in this inspirational love story. Constantly seeking more freedom and new experiences, Laila is accepted at New York University and leaves her home in India to start a new life in Manhattan. Tickets & Info

 

 

Meals, coffee, tea, and baked goods are available all day in the Hay Café. Don't forget to check out the Art Walk!

 

Rosewater
2:45 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with Maziar Bahari, whose story inspired the film; Vineyard Gazette publisher Jane Seagrave will moderate

In June 2009, Jon Stewart interviewed BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen. This is the gripping true story of how that interview was used as evidence to hold Bahari captive for 118 days while he was reporting in Iran. Tickets & Info

 

The Hunting Ground - Added screening!
3:00 p.m. at the Chilmark School

A startling exposé of rape incidence on U.S. college campuses, institutional coverups, and the devastating effects on students and their families, this film follows Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, two U.N.C. Chapel Hill students who were brushed aside by campus authorities after being sexually assaulted. Tickets & Info

 

RED DOT ON THE OCEAN: The Matt Rutherford Story - ADDED SCREENING!

In 2011, Matt Rutherford embarked on a mission to become the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate the Americas without stopping. By the age of 30 he had broken two world records and proven what determination, grit, and courage can accomplish. Tickets & Info

 

Most Likely to Succeed
5:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow (via Skype)
**Special Pricing**

A college diploma once meant a guaranteed job, but now more than half of America’s recent graduates are unemployed. Premiering at Sundance this year, this compelling documentary is an overdue challenge to the educational system in the United States. Tickets & Info

 
 

Meru
7:45 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center

At a staggering 21,000 feet, Mount Meru is one of the Himalayan peaks most tempting to climbers, and also one of the least attainable. Three of the elite who attempt to reach its summit—Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Conrad Anker—must not only rely on their own abilities to haul 200 pounds of gear up an icy mountain, but also put complete, unwavering trust in one another. Tickets & Info

 
 

Art Walk & Silent Auction with Local Artists
all weekend long at the Chilmark Community Center and Hay Café

This year, we are truly weaving all types of self-expression into the festival, from film to music, food, and art. When your eyes need a break from the screen, take the time to stroll around the Community Center, keeping an eye out for the art pieces on display (and for sale) by Vineyard artists. More Info