Suspended Sentence: The Pull of the Island with Susanna Styron and Mara Liasson

Suspended Sentence: The Pull of the Island with Susanna Styron and Mara Liasson

Back by popular demand! Join us as Susanna Styron and special guests once again explore a bygone Vineyard era via a film Susanna made during the winter of 1976 on Martha’s Vineyard. Susanna will be joined by NPR national political correspondent, Mara Liasson, for a conversation following the film. “Suspended Sentence”, examines Island life among a generation seeking peace and fulfillment in simplicity and community. From inspired artists to embattled fishermen and hardworking merchants; from a night at the Ritz Café to a day at the Artworkers’ Guild and a wind-whipped voyage on a scalloping boat, the film delves into its characters hopes and dreams as it presents a portrait of a unique and diverse community from our Vineyard past.

Susanna Styron is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and feature film and television writer and director. Her work has been seen at film festivals and in movie theaters across the world, at the Museum of Modern Art, and on HBO, Amazon, and Netflix, among other venues. Her first documentary, “Suspended Sentence”, is archived in the collection of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Her latest documentary short, “My Father’s Name”, will be released later this year.

MVM Members: $30; Non-Members: $40.


Date July 19, 2024
From 6:00 pm
To 7:30 pm
Type Screening
Venue Martha’s Vineyard Museum
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