Festivals Events

March 24 - 30, 2019

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 24 - 30, 2019