Festivals Events

March 22 - 28, 2019

Friday, March 22

MVFF: A Tuba to Cuba

Twenty years ago, Wim Wenders and Ry Cooder made what seemed to be the definitive Cuban music doc, the languid Buena Vista Social Club. This film, livelier...

MVFF: The Insult

In present-day Beirut, a dispute between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee gets blown out of proportion until it lands in court. As the media...

MVFF: Blowin' Up

Discussion to follow with film subject Eliza Hook. When this film first brings you into an experimental court in Queens, you may not know that it is...

MVFF: Running with Beto

Discussion to follow with director David Modigliani. Could Beto O’Rourke be the next president of the United States? Some people think so, even though the...

MVFF: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Discussion to follow with film subject David Newell, a.k.a. Mr. McFeely. With his gentle voice, wisdom, and handmade puppets, Fred Rogers connected with...

MVFF: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

From the creators of the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits: a fox who mothers a brood of...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Running with Beto

Discussion to follow with director David Modigliani. Could Beto O’Rourke be the next president of the United States? Some people think so, even though the...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Wild Rose

Glasgow, Scotland, isn't exactly Nashville, but Rose-Lynn Harlan dreams of becoming a country music star—even though she’s just been released from prison....

SOLD OUT - MVFF: The Insult

In present-day Beirut, a dispute between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee gets blown out of proportion until it lands in court. As the media...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Amazing Grace

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That’s what Aretha Franklin didn’t get enough of at this year’s Grammys, or even her funeral last August. But we will all have to bow to the...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Sea of Shadows

The world's smallest and most elusive whale, the vaquita porpoise, is only found in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, a place of extraordinary biodiversity. Today,...

Saturday, March 23

MVFF: A Barrel of Laughs

Start your day with a smile. From CGI to hand-drawn, these spectacularly animated films will put the whole family (yes, even parents) in a good mood. These...

MVFF: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Discussion to follow with film subject David Newell, a.k.a. Mr. McFeely. With his gentle voice, wisdom, and handmade puppets, Fred Rogers connected with...

MVFF: Apollo 11

Our first steps in another world, like you’ve never seen before. In July of 1969, three American astronauts—Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: International Shorts

Cuban pianist Aldo López-Gavilán and his brother Ilmar, a violinist, performed for Vineyard audiences two summers ago. Their remarkable story is part of this...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Satan & Adam

Discussion to follow with director Scott Balcerek. It’s 1986. Guitarist Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee is regularly attracting a crowd on a Harlem street...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Running with Beto

Discussion to follow with director David Modigliani. Could Beto O’Rourke be the next president of the United States? Some people think so, even though the...

SOLD OUT - Filmmaking Workshop: Shooting From the Hip

Students from the Island elementary schools have written a story together. We now have the challenge of making it into a movie. Kids ages 6 to 10 will work...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: You and Me

Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Alexander Baack and writer and actor Hillary Baack. Ella (Hillary Baack) is deaf, but that is hardly the most...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Blowin' Up

Discussion to follow with film subject Eliza Hook. When this film first brings you into an experimental court in Queens, you may not know that it is...

Filmmaking Workshop: Filming on the Fly

Join a crew of professionals from New York for fast-paced moviemaking. We will write a script, shoot, and perform in a short film inspired by a story that...

MVFF: We the Animals

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through childhood, in the midst of their parents' volatile love that makes and unmakes the...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Children of Bal Ashram

Discussion to follow with director and producer Len Morris, co-producers Georgia Morris and Petra Lent, and editor Chris Mara. At Bal Ashram, a refuge in...

MVFF: Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary

Discussion to follow with director Benjamin Berman. After gonzo magician/performance artist “the Amazing Johnathan” is given one year to live, he’s forced...

MVFF: Moonlight Sonata - Deafness in Three Movements

Irene Taylor Brodsky builds on her moving first feature, Hear and Now (MVFF 2007), by delving into an intergenerational exploration of living with deafness....

MVFF: Up to the Challenge

Join the incredible adventures of the brave young people making courageous choices in these films. In a comical fantasy, two kids find a way to send messages...

MVFF: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

An actor enters the stage, having never seen the script. That classic anxiety dream is the conceit of this internationally acclaimed play by Nassim...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: A Private War

Discussion to follow with director Matthew Heineman. Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is as comfortable downing martinis with high...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Bethany Hamilton - Unstoppable

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...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Bethany Hamilton - Unstoppable

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...

Sunday, March 24

MVFF: Big Questions

What if you were in charge of making the sun rise every morning? What if the world were made of wool? What if you wanted to be a pilot but were afraid of...

MVFF: The Biggest Little Farm

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...

MVFF: Words From a Bear

What are our origins and how do we connect with them through our collective memories? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday has grappled with...

MVFF: The Human Element

The planet is in crisis, and scientists agree that humans are to blame. In Chasing Ice (MVFF 2012), James Balog transfixed us with his time-lapse photography...

MVFF: Enough With Catcalling

Discussion to follow with MVRHS teachers Juliana Germani and Corrine Kurtz, and students Brenna dos Santos, Laryssa Fernandes, and Ana Lara Souza. Inspired...

MVFF: Moving Stories

Discussion to follow with film subject Jonathan Hollander and producers and filmmakers Cornelia Ravenal and Mikael Södersten. Battery Dance has been a force...

SOLD OUT - Filmmaking Workshop: The Finishing Touches

After the film shoot, see how the magic is made. Work with professional editors from MVFF Productions as we piece together all footage from the day before....

MVFF: Understanding Hamlet

Before watching Ophelia, be part of an interactive discussion about the play that inspired it. Scott Barrow, Brooke Hardman Ditchfield, and Chelsea McCarthy...

MVFF Community Forum: Jump In!

Overwhelmed by today’s headlines about climate change, plastic pollution, and rising sea levels? What can one person really do? A lot. Our host for this...

MVFF: A Private War

Discussion to follow with director Matthew Heineman. Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is as comfortable downing martinis with high...

MVFF: Ophelia

Shakespeare for the Masses? Well, at least not just for the bros. One of the Bard’s most beloved plays has received a feminist reworking. Daisy Ridley (of...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: A Tuba to Cuba

Twenty years ago, Wim Wenders and Ry Cooder made what seemed to be the definitive Cuban music doc, the languid Buena Vista Social Club. This film, livelier...

MVFF: Olympia

Discussion to follow with director Harry Mavromichalis and (via Skype) film subject Olympia Dukakis. Massachusetts native Olympia Dukakis didn’t become a...

MVFF: Sea of Shadows

The world's smallest and most elusive whale, the vaquita porpoise, is only found in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, a place of extraordinary biodiversity. Today,...

SOLD OUT - MVFF: Vineyard Documentary Shorts

Discussion to follow with the directors and writers. Celebrate Vineyard filmmakers! The directors of A Painter Who Farms give us a peek at their newest...

MVFF: Amazing Grace

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That’s what Aretha Franklin didn’t get enough of at this year’s Grammys, or even her funeral last August. But we will all have to bow to the...

March 22 - 28, 2019