The Summer Institute at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center has traditionally programmed its summer movie series with selections from the Boston Jewish Film Festival. This year, however, they have taken matters into their own hands by programming the festival themselves, becoming, in a sense, an international film festival unto themselves.

This summer’s slate of films includes both documentaries and features from around the world.

The first film of the season screens this Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven. The film is called Woi Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy, an award-winning 2009 documentary from director Amy Breal. It tells the story of Fang Sui Yong, an eight-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travels to China to adopt her.

For more information on this film, the full summer film series, and the Summer Institute speaker series to begin on July 7, visit

The suggested donation for all films is $10 at the door.