Since day one, the MVFF has been more than movies. This year we are taking that to a new level. Scroll down to find free offerings in film, theater, and music—as well as opportunities to join conversations about the most pressing issue today, our planet’s environmental crisis. 


FREE Theater Event
Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m., at Pathways Gathering Space

An actor enters the stage, having never seen the script. That classic anxiety dream is the conceit of this internationally acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. With no rehearsal, no director, a new actor for every performance, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, this audacious theatrical experiment is a reminder of the transformative power of theater. Since its premiere it has been performed by John Hurt, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, and F. Murray Abraham. What MVFF guest will be next? Claim Free Tickets

FREE Discussion

Sunday, March 24, 1 p.m., at the Hay Café | All ages welcome

High school students will lead discussion about important climate change-related issues. This “climate café” will be focused on the topic of extreme weather.


FREE Theater Event
Sunday, March 24, 1:15 p.m., at Pathways Gathering Space

Before watching Ophelia, be part of an interactive discussion about the play that inspired it. Scott Barrow, Brooke Hardman Ditchfield, and Chelsea McCarthy teamed up to create a successful run of Hamlet for the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse last year. Join them as they perform scenes and dig deep into the play with theater luminary Robert Brustein, a critic, producer, playwright, writer, educator, founder of both the Yale and American Repertory Theaters, and one of the foremost Shakespeare scholars. Claim Free Tickets

FREE Community Forum
Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m., at the Chilmark School

It’s easy to get overwhelmed and depressed by today’s headlines about climate change, the collapse of bee populations, plastic pollution, rising sea levels. But what can one person really do to help? A LOT! Starting right here on Martha’s Vineyard. Join host Brock Callen as he shares his reasoning for devoting the rest of his life to helping reverse the environmental degradation of the oceans. Join us before the discussion, for the free screening of The Human Element. Claim Free Tickets

Throughout the weekend:

• Live music in the Hay Café!
• Lunch and dinner available for purchase at the Chilmark Community Center kitchen!
• Todd Christy and his Chilmark Coffee Co. at the Hay Café!