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    Celebrating women filmmakers

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    Remember 2010 when Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director for her film “The Hurt Locker”? Since then things have gotten slightly better; two women were nominated...

    We Were There: The Filming of Jaws

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    I spent the summer of 1975 the same way I had spent every summer of my 11 years — at my family’s cottage on Lake Huron, with neither phone nor television. We did, however,...

    You’re gonna need a bigger screen

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    By Isabel Gitten A whirl of a projector and the crackling of a radio piped in from a transmitter filled the M.V. Ice Arena parking lot. Families and friends gathered in their cars to stare...

    The show goes on

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    By Isabel Gitten The show must go on at the M.V. Film Society, and executive director Richard Paradise is enthusiastic about continuing to bring cultural arts to the Island this fall. September’s lineup includes the...

    International Film Festival spotlights other cultures

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    By Brooks Robards Now in its 14th year, the M.V. International Film Festival, playing through Sunday, Sept. 8, brings a welcome bounty of foreign films to the Island. The festival screenings provide fascinating windows into...

    Human rights film premiere at Film Center

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    The M.V. Film Center will premiere the English version of “Inviolable — The Fight for Human Rights” with a Q and A with director Angela Andersen on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 pm. The...

    Music galore coming this weekend in FilmMusic Festival

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    The M.V. Film Center tunes up for a weekend of music, June 20 to June 23. Seven films, including six documentaries and the classic 1929 fiction film about Joan of Arc, “The Passion of...

    LGBTQ Spectrum Film Festival is a community effort

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    There's a lot more to the upcoming Spectrum Film Festival, hosted by the M.V. Film Society, than just movies. This year the festival has expanded to include events and activities at a number of...

    MVFF is here

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    The 19th annual M.V. Film Festival opens with a bang on Thursday, March 21. Thirty full-length films, two short film programs, theatrical events, filmmaking workshops, children’s programs, music, and food will be on deck...

    Made on MVY: ‘One Big Home’ documentary

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    There is no downside to placing reasonable limits on house size. 
 In his first feature-length documentary, “One Big Home,” Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival founder Thomas Bena makes the case that limiting house size can...