2015 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

 As the official hotel sponsor of the 15th annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, we’re excited to welcome film buffs from near and far with a special weekend package to celebrate the beloved island event, taking place March 19-22 in the heart of Chilmark. 

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Throughout the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy screenings of more than 20 movies, moderated discussions with film subjects and directors, a filmmakers’ brunch, live music, farm-to-table food, free filmmaking workshops for children, and an art exhibit featuring Martha’s Vineyard-based artists. For the full schedule, see here.

Martha’s Vineyard Movie Escape Packages:

The Festival Pass includes two nights room & tax and two All Access Passes to the MV Film Festival. Starting at $479 in the Main Building and $599 Water View Room. Festival Pass allows you to see as many films as you like throughout the weekend and guarantees you a seat at every show.

The Couch VIP Pass includes two nights room & tax and two All Access VIP Passes to the MV Film Festival. Starting at $679 In the Main Building and $799 Water View Room. The Couch Pass gives you the same benefits as the Festival pass and allows you first choice of the popular couch seats.

Book any of these two packages here

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About MVFF

For the past 15 years, The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival has been dedicated to producing community events, educational programs, and films that spark discussion, debate, and action.

As in past years, the MVFF’s “Hay Café” will be a warm, inviting place to enjoy farm-to-table meals, gourmet coffee, and live music. Screening venues in the Chilmark Community Center and the Chilmark School will be transformed into community living rooms complete with cozy couches, powerful films, and inspirational guests.

The MVFF is more than movies.  The focus is on bold storytelling in a wide range of topics.  Films are carefully selected for their ability to spark dialog about who we are and how we contribute to our greater world. The passionately engaged audience helps MVFF offer a unique viewing experience that is not widely available, one that melds award-winning films with thoughtful conversations, all within a laid-back and welcoming community atmosphere.

Thirsty Thursdays Recipes from Henry’s Hotel Bar

Cocktail recipes straight from our popular hotel bar, Henry’s. Created by in-house mixologist and beverage director, Greg Fournier, these cocktails are inspired by the island and our surroundings during the fall/winter season. 

Earl of Edgartown, , served at Henry's Bar in Edgartown, MA.

Starting with the Earl of Edgartown cocktail, a recipe that’s inspired by gorgeous tea. Made with London Dry Gin, a splash of fresh lemon juice, and a specially made Earl Grey Tea simple syrup that’s incredibly easy to make yet tastes amazing! 

Earl of Edgartown

Makes one cocktail

1 oz. Earl grey tea simple syrup*

Ice

1 ¾ ounces London Dry gin

¾ ounce Lemon Juice

*To make simple syrup:  simmer 1/2 cup water, ½ granulated sugar and 1 Earl Grey tea bag for five minutes until sugar is dissolved. 

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, and earl grey syrup.
  3. Shake vigorously 10-20 seconds.
  4. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Up next, La Perla cocktail recipe is perfect for a ladies brunch or friendly get together – the gorgeous pink color that comes from the strawberry puree really makes it pop and topping it off with a splash of prosecco is a delicious way to enjoy bubbles.

La Perla Cocktail

Wondering how to make a strawberry puree? Just wash and trim fresh strawberries and throw in the blender or food processor until it becomes a smooth pulp. Use for cocktails or desserts!

La Perla

Makes one cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Ruby Red Absolut vodka

½ oz simple syrup

½ oz. Strawberry puree

¾ ounce Prosecco

Lime wedge garnish

  1. Combine all ingredients, but the Prosecco and lime wedge into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Top with a splash of Prosecco and garnish with a lime.

Last but not least, sip on this delicious tropical inspired cocktail recipe, the Chiquita Side Car combines Jameson Whiskey that’s being infused with bananas. You can infuse by a variety of methods, the easiest being steeping the ingredients in the liquid. For example, to infuse whiskey with banana flavor, place 1 cup of banana chips in 1 cup of whiskey and let steep for a week or two. It’s that easy!

Chiquita Side Car, served at Henry's Bar in Edgartown, MA.

Chiquita Side Car

Makes one cocktail

1 ½ oz. Banana infused Jameson

1 oz. Cointreau

½ oz. lemon juice

Lemon twist

Brown sugar for rimming

  1. Rim a chilled martini glass with the brown sugar.
  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepped martini glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

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