Vineyard Film Producers Celebrate Navalny Oscar Win

Oscar-winning documentary Navalny was initially screened at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, which was when seasonal Vineyarders Jim and Susan Swartz, Geralyn Dreyfous, and David and Nina Fialkow decided to get involved as executive producers.

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Scalloping in Cape Pogue in the 1970s

In this 1970s documentary by John Dennehy, Vineyard fisherman and brothers David and Ed Willoughby go out on Cape Pogue and demonstrate how to drag for bay scallops.

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Documentary Gives Personal Side of Afghanistan Withdrawal

Matthew Heineman's new documentary, Retrograde, follows both the Green Berets and the Afghanistan army in the lead-up and aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Off-season Life Sits Center Ice in NHL's Hockey Island Documentary

The NHL spared no expense making a documentary short on the Vineyard high school boys hockey team, shipping over an entire five-person camera crew in the run-up to its season opener against off-Island rival Whitman-Hanson.

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Filmmaker Reveals the Heart and Horror of Attica Uprising

Stanley Nelson's latest documentary film, Attica, has been nominated for an Academy Award. The film was co-directed by Traci Curry.

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Chasing Ghosts Brings the Story of Artist Bill Traylor to Life

For director Jeffrey Wolf, the screening of his new documentary is the culmination of a journey that began in the 1980s when he first encountered the art of Bill Traylor.

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Documenting the Story of the Tulsa Massacre

Dawn Porter’s career change from attorney to documentary filmmaker was not done for the reason most people leave their jobs.

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Black Church Documentary Has Deep Vineyard Roots
Louisa Hufstader

The new PBS documentary series by Henry Louis Gates Jr. includes scenes from the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.

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Film Society Festivals Announced

Six film festivals are in the works for 2021, including the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival in September.

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Documentary Takes a Personal Look at Substance Use Disorder
Maia Coleman

On Island, a documentary about substance use disorders on Martha’s Vineyard, premieres this Friday, illuminating stories of Islanders who have battled addiction.

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