What if you were a huge star halfway around the world and didn’t know it?
The OPENING NIGHT FILM at the 2012 MV International Film Festival, Searching for Sugar Man, will screen on September 6 with reception beginning at 5:30 PM.
More about the film:
Detroit native Sixto Rodriguez is South Africa’s greatest ’70s rock icon who’s spent the last several decades never knowing that he was “bigger than Elvis” on another continent. This is a story of hope, inspiration and the power of music.
Winner of the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance this year, you can catch this and more at this year’s Matha’s Vineyard International Film Festival!
Combining the laidback beach style of the island of Martha’s Vineyard with the buzz and excitement of a festival celebrating films from across the globe – The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is an amazing experience not to be missed.
Four days filled with the best feature and short films from top-notch festivals such as Sundance, Berlin and Cannes (with a few undiscovered gems thrown in!), great evening events, provocative forums and live world music – all within the ‘Walking Festival District’. And don’t forget – Martha’s Vineyard has some of the most beautiful beaches in America.
The recurring theme of the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is “Other Places”; the festival’s purpose is to encourage attendees to think broadly (about how huge the world of film is) and deeply (about the universal concerns and desires that unite all people). About 90% of all film selections are non-US productions, helping to fulfill the festival mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through film.
The International Film Festival is produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, a 501 c3 non-profit corporation. Our festival is completely run by volunteers and greatly appreciates your support.