Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with Emmy-winning director and producer Marina Zenovich

MONDAY, July 16, 6:30 PM
the 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 ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND
MONDAY, July 16, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

One of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams had boundless energy, lightning wit, and a knack for creating unforgettable characters. Director Marina Zenovich (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, MVFF 2008) presents a portrait of a man who needed an audience just as much as audiences needed him.

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CINEMA CIRCUS KIDS!
Wednesday, July 18
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
at the Chilmark Community Center

We need your help with Cinema Circus this summer! Have you ever wanted to join the circus? We need help with face painting, popcorn, juggling, stilt walking, maybe even some new characters for our performance!

This screening is currently sold out. Please call (508)645-9599 to join the waitlist.

BLINDSPOTTING
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

Collin (Daveed Diggs) and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying San Francisco Bay Area. Collin must also make it through his final three days of probation. When a life-altering event causes him to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship.

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KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT
FREE outdoor screening!

THURSDAY, July 19, 8:00 PM
outdoors on the Aquinnah Circle

Built more than 200 years ago, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons. From whaling days to the advent of electrification, Keepers of the Light tells the story of evolving technology, heroism, shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon, in each generation, to keep the light.

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FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 23
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (please bring lunch!)
at the Chilmark Community Center

Each workshop will be focused on the completion of a short film to be shown the following Wednesday at our cinema circus event. Each workshop will focus on some aspect of either narrative or documentary filmmaking as well as opportunities for animation, art making, and storytelling.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with director Dan Habib, executive producer Marianne Leone Cooper, and film subject Chris Cooper

MONDAY, July 23, 6:30 PM
the 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 INTELLIGENT LIVES to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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INTELLIGENT LIVES
MONDAY, July 23, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

What does it mean to be intelligent? What is the value of an IQ test? Three young Americans with intellectual disabilities navigate high school, college, and the workplace, challenging perceptions of intelligence along the way.

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CINEMA CIRCUS KIDS!
Wednesday, July 25
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
at the Chilmark Community Center

We need your help with Cinema Circus this summer! Have you ever wanted to join the circus? We need help with face painting, popcorn, juggling, stilt walking, maybe even some new characters for our performance!

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AMERICAN CHAOS
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, filmmaker James Stern traveled to America’s red states to gauge then-candidate Donald Trump’s appeal and find out why potential voters were untroubled by things he had said and done. What he received was a lesson in the central differences that continue to alienate Americans from one another.

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THE CHANGING TIDE & AMERICAN HEROES SALTWATER CHALLENGE
FREE outdoor screening...a double feature!

THURSDAY, July 26, 8:00 PM
Menemsha Beach, Chilmark

Generations of Martha’s Vineyard fishermen have fed their community, built thriving waterfronts, and become an inseparable part of the Island’s identity. Fisherman Wes Brighton and filmmaker Jeremy Mayhew examine the Island’s fishing history and the complex issues that beg the question: could the current generation of Island fishermen be our last?

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FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 30
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (please bring lunch!)
at the Chilmark Community Center

Each workshop will be focused on the completion of a short film to be shown the following Wednesday at our cinema circus event. Each workshop will focus on some aspect of either narrative or documentary filmmaking as well as opportunities for animation, art making, and storytelling.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault

MONDAY, July 30, 6:30 PM
the 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 RESIST to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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RESIST
MONDAY, July 30, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

After corrupt L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is ousted, Patrisse Cullors and a group of community organizers work to shut down a new jail the county is trying to build. This docuseries takes us behind the scenes of their powerful grassroots activism in action, examining the issues of cash bail, unlawful arrest, over-policing of black and brown neighborhoods, and mass incarceration.

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DRIVE-IN of E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
TUESDAY, July 31, 8:00 PM
Ag Hall in West Tisbury

This is one of the most beloved, heartwarming films in Spielberg’s long, storied career (50 films and counting), and like other classics he’s made, it bears repeated viewing. Especially in summer, and outside!

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BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE
FREE outdoor screening

FRIDAY, August 3, 8:00 PM
Owen Park, Vineyard Haven

Born into a family of surfers in Kauai, Bethany Hamilton began surfing competitively at eight years old. In 2003, at age 13, she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, resulting in the loss of her left arm. But not only did she survive—she was back on the circuit just a year later. Now a mother, Hamilton undertakes her greatest challenge: chasing a toddler, and the biggest wave of her career.

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FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Monday, August 6
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (please bring lunch!)
at the Chilmark Community Center

Each workshop will be focused on the completion of a short film to be shown the following Wednesday at our cinema circus event. Each workshop will focus on some aspect of either narrative or documentary filmmaking as well as opportunities for animation, art making, and storytelling.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with director Dawn Porter and journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault

MONDAY, August 6, 6:30 PM
the 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 BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT
MONDAY, August 6, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

This docuseries by MVFF board member Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon’s Army) uses never-before-seen archival footage to transport us to a turbulent and dynamic era, letting Robert F. Kennedy’s voice and viewpoint be the guiding force.

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CINEMA CIRCUS KIDS!
Wednesday, August 8
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
at the Chilmark Community Center

We need your help with Cinema Circus this summer! Have you ever wanted to join the circus? We need help with face painting, popcorn, juggling, stilt walking, maybe even some new characters for our performance!

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ABOVE AND BEYOND:
NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW

WEDNESDAY, August 9, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

Six decades after the U.S. government created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this new film from MVFF favorite Rory Kennedy (Take Every Wave, Last Days in Vietnam, Ethel) examines the remarkable role NASA has played both in the U.S. and for our planet.

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and film subject Edwin Raymond

MONDAY, August 13, 6:30 PM
the 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 CRIME + PUNISHMENT to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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CRIME + PUNISHMENT
MONDAY, August 13, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Meet the NYPD12: a group of whistleblower officers who risk everything to expose racially discriminatory policing practices and smash the blue wall of silence. Quota-driven arrests have been outlawed, but these officers have proof to the contrary.

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CINEMA CIRCUS KIDS!
Wednesday, August 15
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
at the Chilmark Community Center

We need your help with Cinema Circus this summer! Have you ever wanted to join the circus? We need help with face painting, popcorn, juggling, stilt walking, maybe even some new characters for our performance!

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THE FOURTH ESTATE
WEDNESDAY, August 15, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

This docuseries about the New York Times reveals the challenges, triumphs, and pitfalls of covering a president who has declared the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.”

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Dinner at the Beach Plum Inn
with Oscar-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri

MONDAY, August 20, 6:30 PM
the 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 THELMA & LOUISE to follow. All proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival.

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THELMA & LOUISE
MONDAY, August 20, 8:00 PM
outdoors at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark

Nominated for six Oscars. Both of its co-stars, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. Its writer, Callie Khouri, winner of the Oscar for Best Screenplay. If that doesn’t tell you this film is worth seeing, consider that it’s one of the most referenced films of the last 30 years, a pop cultural and feminist touchstone.

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TIME FOR ILHAN
WEDNESDAY, August 22, 8:00 PM
Chilmark Community Center

Ilhan Omar is an immigrant and a Muslim woman. Like many in her community, she came to the U.S. from Somalia in the ‘90s and observed an increasing disconnect between American citizens and the officials who represented them. So she decided to do something about it.

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