Here's what is showing this week at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center
Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 pm
Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin's last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times-though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)-is a timeless showcase of Chaplin's untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.
USA * 1937 * 97 mins. * Comedy * Rated G
Thursday October 4 - Sunday October 7 at 7:30 pm
The Well-Digger's Daughter - Twenty-five years after rising to international acclaim in "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring", Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of Marcel Pagnol for his first work as director with this celebrated remake of the 1940s classic. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in Provence at the start of World War I. His eldest has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant, Felipe. But when she's impregnated by a wealthy young pilot, who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences.
France * 2012 * 107 mins. * Drama * Not -rated * French with English Subtitles
Saturday, October 6 at 4:30 pm
Switch – Shown in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society; Special guest speaker - Jesse H. Ausubel, Director and Senior Research Associate, Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University
Dr. Tinker explores the world's leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. He gets straight answers from the people driving energy today, international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic.
Filmed in 11 Countries * 2011 * Documentary * Not –rated (Supported in part from grants from Permanent Endowment for MV and Vineyard Golf Club Foundation)
Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 pm & Monday (Columbus Day), October 8 at 4:00 pm
A Cat in Paris - From directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol comes a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion - as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline.
France * 2012 * 70 mins. * Animation Feature * Rated PG - Recommended ages 6 to adult * French with English Subtitles
Tickets for all films are $10 for general admission at door only (Doors open at 6:45 pm) 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.