Not Another Cat Call, Film Shows Whistling Can be High Art

Filmmakers explore the serious and whimsical world of whistling in their film Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling.

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Memorial Film Series

The West Tisbury library and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center are collaborating in presenting the inaugural Jonathan Revere Memorial Film Series with the 1939 classic The Women.

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Faith and Sexual Orientation Subject of Documentary

Retired bishop Gene Robinson's journey is the subject of Love Free or Die, a documentary that screens on Saturday at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

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Woody Pines to Rock Film Center

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society makes way for music on Thursday, Feb. 13, when Woody Pines comes to play. The band integrates sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall. And just like Mr. Guthrie, the band logs a lot of road miles, 7,800 in their van last year. Vineyarder Brad Tucker plays lead guitar and sings backup vocals.

The opening set features Jemima James and Goodnight Louise.

For tickets, visit or call 508-696-9369 for more information.

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Star Gazing at the Film Center

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, actors Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga will touch base with the Vineyard—and not hidden away at some secluded enclave.

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Martha's Vineyard Film Center Proves its Premise: If You Build It, They Will Come Watch

In the projection room of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven there is one Mac computer on a desk and two small flatscreen Toshiba monitors mounted on a tall unit that controls film projection. On the floor and on a nearby table are several small crates, some orange and some muddy silver, all marked with return FedEx labels. Ship To: BURBANK, CA.

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Small Town Life Hits the Big Screen

For his One Hundred Town Tour this summer to promote his latest film, Northern Borders, Jay Craven makes it clear that this is a purposefully small town circuit.

“In the fall we’ll take it to the cities, Boston, New York, but this is a small town film, so we felt it should first be shown in the small towns of New England.”

On Thursday, August 8, the film screens on Martha’s Vineyard at the Film Center in Vineyard Haven.

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Two Films and a Workshop

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center hosts a filmmaker-in-residence event with photographer/filmmaker Lauren Greenfield. Her work chronicles the youth culture, gender and consumerism in acclaimed works including Girl Culture, Fast Forward, THIN and her documentary, The Queen of Versailles. Ms. Greenfield will lead a workshop-style presentation on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the film center in the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven. A screening of two of her films will follow on Friday and Saturday.

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Arts, Grants, Designations Aplenty in Vineyard Haven

The arts took center stage in Vineyard Haven this week as three cultural organizations received grants from the state. Selectmen also voted to approve creating an application to form the Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District.

On Monday, the Vineyard Playhouse, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center were awarded capital grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund. Of the 10 projects funded in the southeast region, three are in Vineyard Haven.

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Celebrate World Oceans Day at Film Center

On Saturday, June 8, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society (MVFS) and Heaven in Ocean Productions will host a pair of film screenings at The Film Center in Vineyard Haven in honor of World Oceans Day. The event will show the films Planet Ocean, a documentary addressing damage to the marine ecosystem, and Hot Tuna, which explores the Atlantic Ocean’s endangered bluefin tuna.

The screenings are part of a series called Across Sound Connections, which pairs an informative ocean film with a speaker to educate audiences about the ocean and the issues marine ecosystems face.

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