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Summer Film Festival.

2017

Wed 06/28/2017
All Day

Location
Chilmark Community Center

Contact: The MV Film Festival
Address: 520 South Road
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Website: http://www.tmvff.org
Admission fee: Yes
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Sponsors: The MV Film Festival
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The MV Film Festival presents its annual Summer Film Festival at the Chilmark Community Center twice weekly.  Please note start times for individual films. Q&A, discussions, dinners, music and more!  Visit website for ticket information.

Wednesday, June 28
THE DISCOVERY -7 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:00 pm
Discussion to follow with director Charlie McDowell, moderated by actress Mary Steenburgen
When Dr. Harber (Robert Redford) scientifically proves the existence of an afterlife, there are dire consequences. More Info.

CANARIES – 9:30 pm
Pay What You Can!
Discussion to follow with director and writer Peter Stray
New Year’s Eve may be festive, but not for a group of drunken friends in Wales. This funny, action-packed sci-fi/horror film pits the group of misfits against invading aliens, making them work together to save themselves—and the world. More Info.

Wednesday, July 5
FOR AHKEEM – 8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with film subject Daje Shelton and director Jeremy Levine, moderated by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Just four miles away from the events about to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, 17-year-old Daje Shelton is expelled but given one last chance to earn her diploma. More Info.

Monday, July 10
THE WORK  5 pm
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Jairus McLeary
Filmed within California’s famous Folsom State Prison, this emotionally riveting documentary follows three men from the outside as they participate in a tense four-day group therapy retreat. More Info.

OBIT.  7:30 pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with director Vanessa Gould
How do you put a life into 500 words? This is the daunting task that the small staff of obituary writers at the New York Times faces everyday.  More Info.

Wednesday, July 12
DINA  8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with director Antonio Santini
Outspoken Dina invites her fiancé Scott, a quiet Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. They are head over heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge for this couple who are both on the autism spectrum and have grown up in a world blind to the value of their neurologically diverse experience. More Info.

Monday, July 17
GIVEN:  5 pm
Aamion Goodwin was barehanding prawns out of a creek in Fiji before he could talk. His vagabond dad made their home not in one place, but on a seasonal passage to outposts with surf swells. Now a father himself, Aamion is passing knowledge, and a unique lifestyle, on to his own son. More Info.

FRANK SERPICO 7:30 pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Antonino D’Ambrosio
Half a century ago, NYPD officer Frank Serpico stood alone against corruption in the world’s largest police force. He is finally ready to break the silence and tell his story like he’s always wanted to tell it. More Info.

Wednesday, July 19
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO 8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.James Baldwin’s final manuscript was to be a revolutionary and personal look at race in America, but he died with only 30 pages written. More Info.

Monday  July 24
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL: 5 pm
Inspired by Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and spurred by not getting a role on NBC’s The Wiz Live!, American Idol and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: Straight Outta Oz, a full-scale, original musical remake of The Wizard of Oz, mixed with Hall’s life story and beliefs.  More Info.

THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS 7:30pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with director Sophie Brooks
A young writer is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment building. More Info.

Wednesday  July 26
TAKE MY NOSE… PLEASE!  8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with film subject Emily Askin
Nobody delivers the truth like comedians. And so, who better to draw back the curtain on the often hush-hush subject of plastic surgery? More Info.

Monday July 31
SPETTACOLO: 5 pm
In a tiny Tuscan town that for 50 years confronts its issues by turning them into a play, the villagers have transformed their piazza into a stage, taking on roles of themselves in an alternate, theatrical reality in which they discuss their difficulties and explore solutions.   More Info.

THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS 7:30 pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 pm.
Discussion to follow with director Barbara Kopple
In 2008, Canadian teenager Gregory Lazzarato created a YouTube channel focusing on makeup tutorials. Unintimidated by bullies, a fierce and outspoken internet star was born: Gregory Gorgeous. More Info.

Monday August 7
STEP  7:30 pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with film subjects, moderated by executive producer Geralyn Dreyfous
The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers that their home lives and community might present. More Info.

Wednesday, August 9
WHOSE STREETS? 8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors
This powerful “people’s documentary” follows the activists and leaders of the movement ignited by the police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown. More Info.

Monday, August 14
LUCKY: 5 pm
Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut is at once an homage to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton and a meditation on mortality, spirituality, and human connection. More info.

CATCHING THE SUN  7:30 pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 PM
What do civil rights activist Van Jones, an unemployed worker, a Tea Party member, and a Chinese entrepreneur have in common?  More info.

Wednesday, August 16
DISTURBING THE PEACE  8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with director Stephen Apkon
In a place where hope of coexistence has been abandoned, communities born into discord begin to challenge that fate. More info.

Monday, August 21
THE LAST LAUGH: 5 pm
Discussion to follow with director Ferne Pearlstein
This funny and thought-provoking documentary pairs clips from films with performances and interviews with top comedians and prominent Jewish leaders to ask the ultimate taboo question: can the Holocaust be funny?  More info.

MARJORIE PRIME 7:30 pm
Dinner & Music at 6:30 pm
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie, whose memory is fading, spends her days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. More info.

Wednesday, August 23
TWO FILMS BY SUSANNA STYRON: SUSPENDED SENTENCE and HOUSE OF TEETH 5 pm
Discussion to follow with director Susanna Styron
When Susanna Styron dropped out of college in 1975, she came to the Vineyard to “figure things out.” The result was Suspended Sentence, her first short film. More info.

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON  8 pm
Dinner & Live Music at 6:30 pm
Discussion to follow with director Rory Kennedy
Master documentarian and MVFF alumna Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam, Ethel) gets us up close and personal with big-wave surf legend Laird Hamilton. More info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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