Five films will be screened from August 3 to 7 at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center as part of its first annual Documentary Week.

Each film will be screened once, and most will be followed by Q & A sessions with the creative team. In addition, there will be receptions held over the course of the week to encourage interaction among audience members and filmmakers.

“The films will speak to audiences from politics and government and academia, and you have a lot of those people come to the Vineyard in the summer,” said film center director Richard Paradise.

The festival will open with a screening of The Wolfpack at 7:30 p.m. on August 3. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, is a stranger-than-fiction story of the Angulo brothers, whose father forbids them from leaving their 1,000-square-foot Lower East Side apartment, save for one or two monitored trips to the outside world per year.

“One particular year we never got out at all,” says an Angulo brother in the film’s trailer. And so the brothers remain within the confines of their home, and become acquainted with society through movies.

Other titles screened will be The Diplomat, Best of Enemies, Unbranded and The Galapagos Affair.

“Documentary week is something I hope will grow,” said Mr. Paradise. “I hope it will become an event where documentarians come to meet other people in the documentary field.”

Mr. Paradise already has films in mind for future iterations of Documentary Week.

“Could I have chosen five different films with attractive storylines that can enlighten you about some aspect of the world? Yeah, sure,” he said. “There are hundreds of films to chose from, that’s the problem.”

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