You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Names

Martha’s Vineyard premiere for movie about Sylvia Earle

From left: Buddy Vanderhoop, Sylvia Earle, Lauren Hutton, and Bob Nixon at a reception for “Mission Blue.”

Peter Simon

From left: Buddy Vanderhoop, Sylvia Earle, Lauren Hutton, and Bob Nixon at a reception for “Mission Blue.”

Continue reading below

Movie premieres are usually held in New York or Los Angeles. But not “Mission Blue,” the Netflix documentary by Fisher Stevens and Bob Nixon about renowned oceanographer-marine biologist-environmentalist Sylvia Earle. Appropriately, the movie screened this week on Martha’s Vineyard for a large crowd at Menemsha Beach that was splayed on blankets and beach chairs. Among those watching “Mission Blue” as waves lapped the shoreline were Earle, Nixon (whose mother is “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon), actress-model Lauren Hutton, several members of the Kennedy clan, including Robert F. Kennedy’s son Max, actresses Marisa Tomei and Jodie Foster, the island’s de facto fishing guide to the stars Buddy Vanderhoop, and Eric Gordon, who financed the film. “Mission Blue” will be released on Netflix Aug. 15.

Names can be reached at names@globe.com. Follow Mark Shanahan on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Follow Meredith Goldstein on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.