The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF), March 15-17th, 2013 is more than movies – it’s an experience. The three-day winter film festival has been entertaining audiences’ for 13 years, offering a unique event experience of the best documentary, short and narrative films in the world, paired with real conversation with film and local talent, fresh local food, and live music - all within a laid-back community atmosphere.
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.
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 at www.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.
Opening night is “Crash Reel”, 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-film discussion with members of Kevin’s family.
Signature post-screening discussions with filmmakers and film subjects will again be central to the fests 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.