Special Events


These one-of-a-kind events offer you an opportunity to engage with politicians, celebrities, and the great minds of our time. Buy your tickets early and get ready for an evening you won’t soon forget. Venues include the Tabernacle and Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs, and the Chilmark Community Center.


Very Good Girls

SATURDAY, JULY 12
8:00 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center
With director/screenwriter Naomi Foner, and actors Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard

Vineyard resident Naomi Foner assembles a star-studded cast that includes Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore, and Peter Sarsgaard for this heartfelt coming-of-age story. Tickets & Info

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

Frank

MONDAY, JULY 14
7:00 p.m. at Entertainment Cinemas, Edgartown
With actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Tickets & Info

 

 

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

 

 

 

Fed Up

FRIDAY, JULY 25 
8:00 p.m. at the MV Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs
With producers Katie Couric, Laurie David, and director Stephanie Soechtig

Journalist Katie Couric guides us through this eye-opening film that exposes the food industry and chronicles the lives of three obese children struggling to lose life-threatening weight. Tickets & Info

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Blue

FREE EVENT! - TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
8:30 p.m. at Menemsha Public Beach
With legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and co-directors Robert Nixon & Fisher Stevens

More than four years in the making, MISSION BLUE is legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle's eye-opening wake-up call to save the ocean. Directed by Fisher Stevens ("The Cove") and Robert Nixon ("Gorillas in the Mist"), the film follows Dr. Earle on her global quest to protect the ocean -- and the extraordinary marine life that call it home -- from the powerful forces of pollution, overfishing and climate change. The film also sheds light on Sylvia's remarkable personal story and professional journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading daring undersea missions, offering insight on the sacrifices, difficulties and tough choices she faced along the way. More Info

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Freedom Summer

MONDAY, AUGUST 18 
MVCMA Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs
7:30 p.m. The Fugees', John Forte, will kick things off with a musical performance. Film immediately following.
Journalist and author Gwen Ifill will moderate a discussion with director Stanley Nelson. Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

This stirring film by award-winning documentarian and Vineyard resident Stanley Nelson delves deep into that paramount time during which more than 700 student activists transformed the segregated state of Mississippi. Tickets & Info