Documentary Captures Melancholy Mood of a Vineyard Winter
Heather Hamacek
Susanna Styron's 1976 film Suspended Sentence will play on Wednesday, August 23, at the Chilmark Community Center.
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Inspired by the Vineyard's Offseason
Vivian Ewing

In pre-production stage for Automatic At Sea, writer/director Matthew Lessner saw a woman walking a dog along a Vineyard beach and was rendered speechless.

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Behind the Movie: Real Life Fighters
Bill Eville
I Am Jane Doe, a harrowing look at the sex trafficking industry, opens Documentary Week at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The movie arrives on the Vineyard thanks to the efforts of Alexi Ashe Meyers and Rebecca Dince Zipkin.
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Doug Liman Goes Small and Intense
Heather Hamacek

Three men, two guns, one wall. These are the bare bones of Doug Liman’s newest film, The Wall.

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For Filmmaker Brad Silberling, Turning Away Is Not an Option
Bill Eville
When Brad Silberling was 11 years old his father dropped him off at a movie theatre. The year was 1975 and the movie was Jaws. It changed young Brad’s life.
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Saving the Children, One Film at a Time
Louisa McCullough
Media Voices for Children will present their new film, The Same Heart, which screens on Sunday, July 24, at the Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs.
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Big Houses Plus Evolution of a Filmmaker
Alex Elvin

One Big Home, director Thomas Bena’s first feature-length film, which took more than a decade to shoot and edit, makes its Island debut Wednesday as part of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival summer series.

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Filmmaker Returns to Roots; Locally Shot Movie Debuts
Remy Tumin
Taylor Toole returns to the Island with Jimmy Was a Carpenter, his newest film about life, death and love, set on Martha's Vineyard. The romantic thriller will premiere at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center on Saturday, April 12.
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Film Shines Light on Food Insecurity at Home and Abroad
Olivia Hull

One in every four children in America doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.

It’s an issue that has often passed quietly under the radar and gets little attention on TV or in books. But a new film screened Wednesday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, A Place at the Table, aims to change that by bringing the issue to the forefront of people’s minds.

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Going Beyond Accepted Story, Filmmaker Finds Deeper Truths
Ivy Ashe

In 2004 director Shola Lynch’s first film premiered at Sundance. The documentary told the story of Shirley Chis-holm, the first black woman to run for president, and her 1972 campaign. Ms. Lynch was only three years old at the time of the campaign, yet as she grew up she found herself consistently drawn to the time period. The film won a Peabody award.

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