Here's what is showing this week at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 pm
Classic Film Night Wednesdays feature is Woman In The Dune. Taken from the novel by Kobo Abe, director/producer Hiroshi Teshigahara completed this visually stunning feature on a budget of only $100,000. Winning a Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 1964, the poetic Woman in the Dunes would go on to be nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film (1964) and Best Director (1965).
Japan * 1964 * 123 mins. * Drama * Not-Rated (Sexual Situations, Brief Nudity) * Japanese with English subtitles
Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
Side by Side is a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an in-depth look at this revolution. Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors, and exhibitors, SIDE BY SIDE examines all aspects of filmmaking - from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. At this moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, SIDE BY SIDE explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.
USA/Multiple Countries * 2012 * 96 mins. * Documentary * Not-rated
Friday, October 26 at 4 pm
Held Over By Popular Demand
Searching for Sugar Man A talented musician from Detroit, who goes simply by the name Rodriguez, cuts a couple of records in the early '70s. They flop; what's new? This is new: They become wild successes in, of all places, South Africa, utterly unbeknownst to the artist, who has disappeared without a trace and is presumed dead. The South Africans believe romantic myths of his demise. But undaunted filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, seeking the truth about his death, finds more than he bargained for when he uncovers the reclusive artist living modestly, completely unaware of his superstar status hundreds of miles away.
USA * 2012 * 85 mins. * Documentary * Not -rated
Friday, October 26 and Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 pm
Stars in Shorts - On the heels of the annual Oscar Nominated Short Films program, ShortsHD presents Stars in Shorts, a collection of short films featuring some of the world's biggest actors. Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in "Friend Request Pending." Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in "Steve." Lily Tomlin gets lost on her way to a funeral in "Procession." Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope in the musical short "Not Your Time." Also including short films starring Kenneth Branagh, Julia Stiles, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and others.
Mix * 2012 * 114 mins. * Short Film mix (comedy, musical, drama) * Not-rated
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm
Family Film Weekends: Azur And Asmar: The Princes Quest Two lifelong friends set off on a remarkable adventure in this animated feature. Azur (Rayan Mahjoub) is an orphaned boy living in 18th century France, where he's being raised by Jenane (Hiam Abbass), a nurse of Arab heritage who cares for the boy alongside her own son, Asmar (Abdelsselem Ben Amar). Jenane regales the boys with tales of the mysterious Fairy Djinn, a magical creature with great powers but equally great protectors at her disposal. Azur is sent away to school, but when he returns home as a grown man (now voiced by Cyril Mourali), he finds Jenane and Asmar have gone. Convinced the Fairy Djinn is responsible, Azur hops a ride aboard a sailing ship and sets out to find the Djinn as well as his friends. However, in time Azur meets up with Asmar (now voiced by Karim M'Ribah) only to discover he and his mother are also searching for the powerful Djinn for their own purposes. Now that his best friend has become a competitor in the race to find the Djinn, Azur recruits a team of helpers to aid him as he tries to beat Asmar in their game. Azur and Asmar received its world premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
France * 2007 * 98 mins. * Animated Feature * Rated 7+ in age * ENGLISH language
Tickets for all regularly shown films are $10 for general admission at door only and $7 for MV Film Society members (memberships available at the film center).
To be sensitive to the other retail businesses open at the Tisbury Market Place (TMP) in afternoon and evening, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society asks that if you are coming to the Film Center for the 3:30 or 7:30 pm screenings - please refrain from parking in front of NET RESULT at the entrance of the TMP or in the spaces directly in front of ROCCO's PIZZA - because they have "take-out" customers that are coming and going. Please try to park in back of the Film Center building first (there are about 30 spaces in back and some along the side buildings (behind Toy Box/barbershop) by turn right past the Net Result as you first drive into the TMP or going right at Mark Hutkers offices at the back of the horseshoe - there are 20 space parallel to the buildings on both sides.