CINEMA CIRCUS --- FREE!  
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 5:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center
 
  

Join us for fun filmmaking activities, family-friendly food, face painting, costumes, and a circus show under the big top. Then parade into the theater where the Ringmaster will guide children through a program of short films for all ages and from around the world—a joyful celebration for all!

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AMERICAN FACTORY
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio. For thousands of locals, the arrival of a multinational manufacturer meant regaining their jobs—and dignity—after a recession had left them high and dry.

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INWARDS: POWER
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 10:00 AM
at the Hayloft at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

This week’s topic is POWER, exploring how inequality impacts lives, communities, and relationships, with guests Carole Vandal, Ismail Samad, Dora Lewin, and Barney Frank.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with Kate Taylor

MONDAY, July 29, 6:00 PM
Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Just before sunset, join us for dinner overlooking Menemsha Harbor. Enjoy a spectacular view, and a locally sourced three-course meal, with our guests of honor. Dinner includes reserved seating at the outdoor screening of ECHO IN THE CANYON to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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ECHO IN THE CANYON
MONDAY, July 29, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Celebrate the explosion of popular music that came out of L.A.'s Laurel Canyon in the mid-‘60s as folk went electric and the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and the Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the “California Sound.”

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CINEMA CIRCUS --- FREE!  
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 5:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center
 
  

Join us for fun filmmaking activities, family-friendly food, face painting, costumes, and a circus show under the big top. Then parade into the theater where the Ringmaster will guide children through a program of short films for all ages and from around the world—a joyful celebration for all!

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THE GREAT HACK
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

Data has surpassed oil as the planet’s most valuable asset, and it is being weaponized to wage wars both cultural and political. This incredibly in-depth piece of investigative journalism uncovers the dark realm of data exploitation.

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INWARDS: CIVILITY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 10:00 AM
at the Hayloft at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

This week’s topic is CIVILITY, exploring how a close-knit community can stifle dissent and how we can move beyond division, with guests Carole Vandal, Daniel Goleman, Ismail Samad, and Alan Dershowitz.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with Max Kennedy

MONDAY, August 5, 6:00 PM

Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Just before sunset, join us for dinner overlooking Menemsha Harbor. Enjoy a spectacular view, and a locally sourced three-course meal, with our guests of honor. Dinner includes reserved seating at the outdoor screening of WORLD AT WAR to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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WORLD AT WAR
MONDAY, August 5, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Seeing the disappearance of fish he loves to catch, 15-year-old Jack Nixon enlists marine conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle in a years-long quest to save our dying oceans. Photographer Brian Skerry, captain Max Kennedy, and a band of teenage aquanauts bolster expeditions to the high seas of industrial fishing fleets, and to the melting polar ice of the Chukchi Sea. 

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INWARDS: MARRIAGE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 10:00 AM
at the Hayloft at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

This week’s topic is MARRIAGE, exploring how committed relationships impact mental health, with guests Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D., Julianne Vanderhoop, and Hilary Dreyer

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EATING UP EASTER
FREE outdoor screening!

THURSDAY, August 8, 8:00 PM
outdoors on the Aquinnah Circle

For centuries, the monolithic mo’ai statues and sensationalized "mysteries" of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui (as its aboriginal Polynesian people and language are also known), have drawn curious visitors to its shores. Today, the tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boom as tourism skyrockets. Yet its indigenous culture and fragile environment are suffering.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with executive producer Laurie David

MONDAY, August 12, 6:00 PM

Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Just before sunset, join us for dinner overlooking Menemsha Harbor. Enjoy a spectacular view, and a locally sourced three-course meal, with our guests of honor. Dinner includes reserved seating at the outdoor screening of THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
MONDAY, August 12, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

What do you do when your barking dog gets you evicted from your apartment? Molly and John Chester decide to create a farm on 200 acres of nutrient-depleted land suffering from drought.

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CINEMA CIRCUS --- FREE!  
WEDNESDAY, August 14, 5:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center
 
  

Join us for fun filmmaking activities, family-friendly food, face painting, costumes, and a circus show under the big top. Then parade into the theater where the Ringmaster will guide children through a program of short films for all ages and from around the world—a joyful celebration for all!

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BEDLAM
WEDNESDAY, August 14, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

Psychiatrist, author, and filmmaker Kenneth Rosenberg explores a major social crisis of our time—the lack of adequate care for the mentally ill.

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INWARDS: SANITY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 10:00 AM
at the Hayloft at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

This week’s topic is SANITY, exploring stigma, dignity, and acceptance in caring for people with mental illness, with guest Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D., and moderator Diana Barrett.

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Dinner and a Movie with
CHEF FLYNN MCGARRY

MONDAY, August 19, 5:30 PM
Grey Barn and Farm, Chilmark

Join us at the Grey Barn and Farm for a magical celebration—a farm-to-table dinner and a documentary about CHEF FLYNN! Chef Flynn McGarry will cook a custom five-course meal inspired by Martha’s Vineyard. Flynn will source the majority of the meal’s ingredients from the Grey Barn, and what he can’t find there he will procure from other Island farms and fishermen. All proceeds will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival’s free educational programs.

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CINEMA CIRCUS --- FREE!  
WEDNESDAY, August 21, 5:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center
 
  

Join us for fun filmmaking activities, family-friendly food, face painting, costumes, and a circus show under the big top. Then parade into the theater where the Ringmaster will guide children through a program of short films for all ages and from around the world—a joyful celebration for all!

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DRIVING WHILE BLACK
WEDNESDAY, August 21, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

For no people was the call of the automobile and the highway—the promise of freedom and mobility, choice and adventure, agency and self-expression—more powerfully felt, more freighted with hope, more fraught with danger and anxiety, than it was for African Americans.

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INWARDS: EXTINCTION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 10:00 AM
at the Hayloft at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

This week’s topic is EXTINCTION, exploring the place of fear, joy, and equanimity in facing the possibility that our species is rapidly coming to an end, with guests Rory Kennedy, Daniel Goleman, and Noli Taylor.

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MAIDEN
WEDNESDAY, August 28, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

In the late 1980s, British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of often being dismissed and belittled as the only woman among male seafarers. Setting her sights on the Whitbread Round the World Race, she assembled the world’s first all-female, multinational sailing crew, oversaw their DIY refurbishment of a beat-up old vessel, and entered the competition.

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ASK DR. RUTH
SATURDAY, August 31, 8:00 PM
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs

Come for just the movie, or have dinner with Dr. Ruth Westheimer before the screening! Location TBD.

Although under five feet tall, Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a force. At 90 years old, this pioneer of sex therapy hasn’t stopped working—and still promises the best sex you’ve ever had, if you listen to her. This inspiring portrait, colored by her almost arresting openness, spans from her childhood as an orphan of the Holocaust to her emergence from the darkness, bringing light to so many people. 

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