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Spectrum Film Festival at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse


Three film screenings plus a special staged reading, all described below.

For the complete schedule of film festival events, visit this page on the MV Film Society website.

Friday, April 26 at 5:00pm * THE HAPPY PRINCE (2018) * Rated R

Once, he was the most famous man in London, author of the brilliant THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. But society crucified the talented genius for his audacity to be himself. The court famously punished him for homosexuality. Here’s the story of Oscar Wilde’s final days and his memories of the past. With Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson.

Saturday, April 27 at 4 pm –  EVERY ACT OF LIFE (2018) * Not Rated

The life of 4-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally(MASTER CLASS, RAGTIME) has intersected with the likes of the greats: Edward Albee, John Steinbeck, Al Pacino, Angela Lansbury and hundreds more. In the last 60 years. he’s seen it all: groundbreaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, true love, and the relentless pursuit of inspiration.
*Pre-show recorded welcome from the film’s subject, playwright Terrence McNally

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm * Theatre: MOTHERS AND SONS

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse presents a special staged reading of Terrence McNally’s powerful play about a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the apartment of her late son’s partner who has moved on with his life. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led. Directed by MJ Bruder Munafo with Jenny Allen, Ken Romero, Matt Greenberg and Dillon Fondren.
Ticket prices for Mothers and Sons are $20 / $10 for Ages 30 and under
Reserved seating tickets available here

Sunday, April 28 at 1:00pm * DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! and PARIS WAS A WOMAN (2018) * Not Rated

A documentary double-feature! These two hour-long films explore women in the arts during the last 100 years. In DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!, trailblazer lesbian filmmakers share their stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film. PARIS WAS A WOMAN documents the female (many of them lesbian) artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers who settled in Paris between the wars. The City of Lights embraced them and, in return, these women cherished a way of life quite different than the one left behind in America.

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