Filmmaker Reveals the Heart and Horror of Attica Uprising
Stanley Nelson's latest documentary film, Attica, has been nominated for an Academy Award. The film was co-directed by Traci Curry.
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Chasing Ghosts Brings the Story of Artist Bill Traylor to Life
For director Jeffrey Wolf, the screening of his new documentary is the culmination of a journey that began in the 1980s when he first encountered the art of Bill Traylor.
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Documenting the Story of the Tulsa Massacre
Dawn Porter’s career change from attorney to documentary filmmaker was not done for the reason most people leave their jobs.
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Black Church Documentary Has Deep Vineyard Roots
Louisa Hufstader
The new PBS documentary series by Henry Louis Gates Jr. includes scenes from the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.
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Film Society Festivals Announced
Six film festivals are in the works for 2021, including the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival in September.
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Documentary Takes a Personal Look at Substance Use Disorder
Maia Coleman
On Island, a documentary about substance use disorders on Martha’s Vineyard, premieres this Friday, illuminating stories of Islanders who have battled addiction.
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On the Road With the Roots of Racism
Louisa Hufstader
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America, the newest documentary by filmmaker and seasonal Chilmark resident Ric Burns, is now airing on PBS stations and streaming on the broadcaster’s website.
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Islanders' Film Plays Woods Hole Festival
Born Into the Gig, by filmmakers Kate David and David Heilbroner, spotlights next-generation musicians including Sally Taylor and Ben Taylor.
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Friendship and Filmmaking Make for Dynamic Documentary Team
Louisa Hufstader
Inspired by Martha’s Vineyard’s most famous musical family, the new documentary Born Into the Gig follows five performers who grew up in the orbit of their superstar parents and grandparents before seeking their own creative spotlights.
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Through Photography and Film, Championing the Rights of Children
Louisa Hufstader
The innocence and optimism of childhood are what stand out first in a new exhibit of portraits at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse curated by Media Voices for Children.
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