Friday, the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) announced its 2013 of films and guests for the 13th annual event March 15, 16 and 17 at the Chilmark Community Center.
Passes are currently on sale on the Festival website. Highlights from the announcement include:
- “Crash Reel” is set for MVFF’s opening night film from two-time Academy Award nominated Director Lucy Walker. The eye-popping, yet intimate, story of U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce will follow with a post-filmdiscussion with members of Kevin’s family.
- Signature post-screening discussions with filmmakers and film subjects will again be central to the fest's offerings with guests from films including: “Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer” with directors Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin; “May I Be Frank” with film subject Frank Ferrante; Ken Burn’s “Central Park Five”, with Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five, and his family; and “Safety Not Guaranteed”, with director Colin Trevorrow and screenwriter Derek Connolly.
- Enhancing the cinema experience, audiences enjoy a unique “community living room” with comfy couches, state-of-the-art projection and sound, and the company of an eclectic gathering of kindred spirits and cultural icons.
“We’re always trying to push the conversation forward,” adds founder and Executive Director Thomas Bena. “We work hard to create an atmosphere that inspires people to dig a little deeper into the issues presented.”
Working his culinary magic, chef Chris Fisher—whose exclusive “greenhouse” dinners at Chilmark’s Beetlebung Farm are Martha’s Vineyard’s hottest summer dining ticket—will create a daily locally inspired feast.
Outside, the Hay Café will host musicians, Chilmark Coffee serving local coffee by the cozy cupful, sweets from the Chilmark Baker and fire pit chats with guests from the films.
The MVFF gives an adrenaline shot of culture to locals coming out of their winter hibernation and visitors seeking a scenic springtime getaway. It has quickly attracted movie lovers who seek to fully emerge in a weekend of great cinema and conversations with an exclusive audience.
“The audience was a great mix of artists, vacationing power brokers, and a big helping of people that came because they loved film—everyone from kids sitting on their parents’ laps so they can see, to old-timers who’d spent their lives plying the land and sea nearby and had the clear eyes and firm grips to prove it,” said director/writer Wes Craven.
For the second year, the Harbor View Hotel & Resort in Edgartown will be partnering with the festival and offering special hotel and film festival package discounts.
- Tickets are $7 members / $15 general public.
- Couch seating is an additional $5.
- Weekend Passes are $150 for General seating and $250 for Couch Seating.
- Passes are only available to members.
- Memberships can be bought online or at the door.
- Advance tickets and MVFF memberships can be purchased atwww.tmvff.org, or by calling the MVFF Box Office at (508) 645-9599.
- The MVFF Box Office at the Chilmark Community Center opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15th and will be open during all screenings throughout the weekend.
About MVFF: MVFF is more than movies – it’s an experience. The three-day winterfilm festival has been entertaining audiences for 13 years, offering a unique event experience of the best films in the world, paired with realconversation, fresh local food, and live music - all within a laid-back community atmosphere.
The MVF puts a premium on excellent storytelling in a wide range of topics. Films are carefully selected for their ability to spark dialog about who we are and how we contribute to our greater world. Our passionately engaged audience helps MVFF to offer a viewing experience that you will not experience elsewhere.
MVFF’s annual Summer Film Series, accompanied by the kids’ film series event, Cinema Circus, will take place from June-August (Wednesdays at the Chilmark Community Center, Thursdays at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown).
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