2022

The opening night of the week-long Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival included a powerful film screening - and a surprise visit from Barack and Michelle Obama.
Barack and Michelle Obama were on stage for a surprise appearance at the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival to discuss Descendant, the festival's opening night film, which the former first couple helped produce.
In the 20 years since it began, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival has grown into an August institution, regularly filling the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.

2021

After pivoting online last summer, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival is scheduled to return to the Island August 6 through August 14, along with online events in February and March.

2020

The 18th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival will not take place on the Island this year.

2019

At the Performing Arts Center Thursday, all seats were filled with more standing and sitting in the aisles for a conversation about Just Mercy, with Bryan Stevenson and Michael B. Jordan.

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