The Martha’s Vineyard
International Film Festival runs September 13th to 16th. And this is only its second incarnation – your
chance to (almost) get in on the ground floor!
An all-access pass seems like a
pretty good deal at $180, seeing as it includes a plethora of events ranging from
morning coffee to art gallery strolls to live music to sunset cocktails. Oh, and screenings and panel
discussions. ‘Cause it’s a film
The festival is a little light on
world premieres – many of the films have already opened elsewhere, like the
well-reviewed Mon Meilleur Ami, Lars
Von Trier’s The Boss of It All, the documentaries
An Arctic Tale and Deep Water, and the directorial
compilation Paris Je t’aime.
But there are some interesting
selections from China, Uganda, Turkey, Switzerland and Romania, as well as the
Bill Plympton Animation Workshop. The
fabulously talented animator will present his “Traveling Program”…and every
attendee gets a free drawing!
Plus, an Australian film, narrated
by Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the
Desert) and sporting the awesome title The
Girl Who Swallowed Bees. It’s only
nine minutes long, but a girl! who swallows bees!