Amherst Cinema

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Amherst Cinema: a nonprofit, independent venue for art and repertory film located in downtown Amherst, MA

"Sad and strange and defiantly gross, RELAXER is a surreal survival tale swirling with childhood trauma and Y2K paranoia...
05/10/2019

"Sad and strange and defiantly gross, RELAXER is a surreal survival tale swirling with childhood trauma and Y2K paranoia... Some may find this movie unbearable; yet there’s a place for pictures that push us to the limits of forbearance," writes Jeannette Catsoulis in her New York Times Critic's Pick review.

Want to get pushed to the limits of forbearance? Joel Potrykus's indefinable RELAXER plays for one week only. Get your tickets now: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/relaxer

New York Times Critics' Pick HAIL SATAN? opens today!Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and ...
05/10/2019

New York Times Critics' Pick HAIL SATAN? opens today!

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, HAIL SATAN? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane.

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/hail-satan

Join us one week from today for SHORT FILMS OF SKY HOPINKA with the director in person. Hopinka's work centers around pe...
05/09/2019

Join us one week from today for SHORT FILMS OF SKY HOPINKA with the director in person.

Hopinka's work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture, and the play between the known and the unknowable.

This film is part of the Bellwether Film Series, presented with support from Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company.

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/short-films-sky-hopinka

Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift that mom is sure to love? Purchase an Amherst Cinema gift card and treat y...
05/09/2019

Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift that mom is sure to love? Purchase an Amherst Cinema gift card and treat your mom to a night at the movies! Gift cards are available on our website and at the box office.

Give the gift of film here: https://bit.ly/2VOOGvH

Art on Screen's VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES offers a fresh look at the artist through the legacy of the ...
05/09/2019

Art on Screen's VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES offers a fresh look at the artist through the legacy of the greatest private collector of Van Gogh's work: Helene Kröller-Müller. See it this Sunday at 12:30pm.

Tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2Q0PkRu

This Friday night, don't miss DESPERATE LIVING, the 1977 trash-terpiece by John Waters, presented on 35mm. And that's no...
05/08/2019

This Friday night, don't miss DESPERATE LIVING, the 1977 trash-terpiece by John Waters, presented on 35mm. And that's not all! Before the film starts, our friends at Ghoulfriend Productions and Glamourama are presenting a Mortville Fashion show and contest, with fabulous prizes for the top 3 "losers."

More info and tickets here: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/desperate-living

Chris Rohmann of The Valley Advocate reviewed National Theatre Live's THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD II (screening this Sat...
05/08/2019
Stagestruck: Scully, Scandal, and Buckets of Blood – National Theatre Live in Amherst

Chris Rohmann of The Valley Advocate reviewed National Theatre Live's THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD II (screening this Saturday and next Tuesday) and other upcoming offerings from NT Live. Check it out below!

Show times and tickets for RICHARD II: https://bit.ly/2DVTpBI

Two revisioned classics, a brand-new political drama, and some audience favorites are on tap in the Amherst Cinema’s series of broadcasts from the London stage via National Theatre Live.First up is Shakespeare’s most lyrical history play, "Richard II." The intimate performance is sliced to a spe...

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 8, at 7:00! Our Ida Lupino at 100 series kicks of with THE HITCH-HIKER. Renegade filmmaking at i...
05/07/2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 8, at 7:00! Our Ida Lupino at 100 series kicks of with THE HITCH-HIKER. Renegade filmmaking at its finest, THE HITCH-HIKER was independently produced, which allowed director Ida Lupino and ex-husband/producer Collier Young to work from a treatment by blacklisted writer Daniel Mainwaring, and tackle an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to even consider.

Don't miss this slice of film history in a new restoration. Get your tickets now! https://bit.ly/2Wq8jXU

Ready for your close-up? Want to see yourself up on the Amherst Cinema screens? We’re looking for enthusiastic volunte...
05/06/2019

Ready for your close-up? Want to see yourself up on the Amherst Cinema screens? We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our growing pool of actors for the in-house videos we create. We have roles for all levels of acting experience – enthusiasm and comfort in front of the camera are the most important assets!

If you’re interested in appearing in future videos, please send us a Facebook message telling us a little bit about yourself, and we’ll be in touch.

05/01/2019
May '19 Late Nights at Amherst Cinema

Every Friday night at 9:45, experience the best cult, genre, and other outré film on the Amherst Cinema big screen. This May is full of highlights, including a Skype Q&A with director William Lustig following his 1980 slasher MANIAC, a 35mm screening of John Waters's DESPERATE LIVING featuring a pre-show costume contest and fashion show, Ryan Gosling starring in modern cult classic DRIVE, and more!

See the whole line-up and get your tickets here: https://amherstcinema.org/late-nights

Our Ida Lupino at 100 series kicks off one week from today with THE HITCH-HIKER, the only classic film noir directed by ...
05/01/2019

Our Ida Lupino at 100 series kicks off one week from today with THE HITCH-HIKER, the only classic film noir directed by a woman. Inspired by a true-life murder spree, THE HITCH-HIKER is remembered as one of the most nightmarish films of the 1950s.

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/hitch-hiker

Tonight at 7:00, our Complete Tarkovsky retrospective closes out with the master's final film, THE SACRIFICE. As a wealt...
05/01/2019

Tonight at 7:00, our Complete Tarkovsky retrospective closes out with the master's final film, THE SACRIFICE. As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch, news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island — and the happy mood turns to horror. The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator.

Grab your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2ZPRAiY

We're excited to share that Amherst Cinema employee Finley Janes has been named one of BusinessWest Magazine's 40 Under ...
04/30/2019
Finley Janes - BusinessWest

We're excited to share that Amherst Cinema employee Finley Janes has been named one of BusinessWest Magazine's 40 Under 40! Finley is the Education Specialist for See-Hear-Feel-Film, our groundbreaking arts program for third graders. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Finley!

To learn more about See-Hear-Feel-Film and how it empowers young learners, visit our website: https://amherstcinema.org/education

Education Specialist, Amherst Cinema; Age 28 Education: Hampshire College (BA) How do you define success? I define success as being able to bring engaged compassion to every interaction I have. When compassion and understanding are missing from our workplaces and community, people end up being sidel...

Join us on May 7 for DAWNLAND, presented in collaboration with the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Critical Connecti...
04/28/2019

Join us on May 7 for DAWNLAND, presented in collaboration with the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Critical Connections and featuring a post-screening discussion.

This feature-length documentary chronicles the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the United States, revealing the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal. Don't miss this powerful story of truth-telling and healing.

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/dawnland

Art on Screen continues next Saturday at 12:30pm with REMBRANDT. The film documents a landmark exhibition while interwea...
04/27/2019

Art on Screen continues next Saturday at 12:30pm with REMBRANDT. The film documents a landmark exhibition while interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/rembrandt

Need a little inspiration on this rainy weekend? Come spend some time with Emily, Aretha, and Ursula, just three of the ...
04/27/2019

Need a little inspiration on this rainy weekend? Come spend some time with Emily, Aretha, and Ursula, just three of the powerful women now lighting up our screens.

See showtimes and grab your tickets: https://amherstcinema.org/

04/26/2019

Tonight at 9:45! One of the great treasures of the Ozploitation wave, NEXT OF KIN is “SUSPIRIA Down Under”, expertly blending ghost story, psychological thriller, giallo, and the desolate Outback’s inherent spookiness to create Australia’s most criminally underseen genre film. Grab your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2ILwV9o

Celebrate the centenary of Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino with newly-restored versions of three of the director’s vi...
04/26/2019

Celebrate the centenary of Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino with newly-restored versions of three of the director’s vital films. "The films she directed between 1949 and 1953... represent a singular achievement in American cinema." – Martin Scorsese.

More informaiton and tickets: https://amherstcinema.org/series/ida-lupino-100

Don't miss WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN, opening today and playing for one week only! This feature documentary tells the ...
04/26/2019

Don't miss WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN, opening today and playing for one week only!

This feature documentary tells the groundbreaking author's story in her own words, sprinkled with stunning animation and commentary from literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, and Michael Chabon.

Show times and tickets here: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/worlds-ursula-k-le-guin

AMAZING GRACE opens today!Wesley Morris of the New York Times writes, "You get both the most lovely gaze a professional ...
04/26/2019

AMAZING GRACE opens today!

Wesley Morris of the New York Times writes, "You get both the most lovely gaze a professional camera’s ever laid upon Aretha Franklin and some of the mightiest singing she’s ever laid on you. The woman practically eulogizes herself. Don’t bother with tissues. Bring a towel."

Get your tickets here: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/amazing-grace

Our Complete Andrei Tarkovsky series concludes with his final masterpiece, THE SACRIFICE, a haunting vision of a world t...
04/25/2019

Our Complete Andrei Tarkovsky series concludes with his final masterpiece, THE SACRIFICE, a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation. See it on Sunday at 1pm and Wednesday at 7pm.

More info and tickets here: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/sacrifice

Join us tonight at 7pm for a preview screening of DIANE with director Kent Jones in conversation with Peter Gizzi of UMa...
04/25/2019

Join us tonight at 7pm for a preview screening of DIANE with director Kent Jones in conversation with Peter Gizzi of UMass Amherst. The film opens for a full run tomorrow.

DIANE is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/diane

Happy Earth Day! Here at Amherst Cinema, we're doing our part to make our corner of the world a healthier, better place....
04/22/2019
Environment: Go forth and compost

Happy Earth Day! Here at Amherst Cinema, we're doing our part to make our corner of the world a healthier, better place. Check out the Daily Hampshire Gazette's article featuring us and other businesses that are composting successfully.

We all create some food waste, even if we do our best to not buy more than we need, and eat everything we have. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste makes up about 22 percent of all discarded municipal solid waste. Most food...

Our Complete Andrei Tarkovsky series continues this Sunday and Wednesday with NOSTALGIA, the director's brooding late ma...
04/18/2019

Our Complete Andrei Tarkovsky series continues this Sunday and Wednesday with NOSTALGIA, the director's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of Tarkovsky's features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return.

More information and tickets: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/nostalgia

One of the great treasures of the Ozploitation wave, NEXT OF KIN is “SUSPIRIA Down Under”, expertly blending a ghost...
04/18/2019

One of the great treasures of the Ozploitation wave, NEXT OF KIN is “SUSPIRIA Down Under”, expertly blending a ghost story, a psychological thriller, a giallo and the desolate Outback’s inherent spookiness.

Get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2ILwV9o

We're just three weeks out from our Ida Lupino at 100 series, celebrating three features directed by this cinematic poly...
04/17/2019

We're just three weeks out from our Ida Lupino at 100 series, celebrating three features directed by this cinematic polymath. The "films she directed between 1949 and 1953," writes Martin Scorsese, "represent a singular achievement in American cinema."

See the lineup and reserve your tickets today: https://amherstcinema.org/series/ida-lupino-100

Science on Screen returns a week from today with THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, presented in collaboration with CISA. A testam...
04/16/2019

Science on Screen returns a week from today with THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, presented in collaboration with CISA. A testament to the immense complexity of nature, this documentary follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.

Stay after the film for a discussion of farming and the complexities of nature with local farmers!

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/biggest-little-farm

Just four more chances to catch New York Times Critic's Pick KNIFE+HEART, the gorgeous and terrifying queer giallo shot ...
04/15/2019

Just four more chances to catch New York Times Critic's Pick KNIFE+HEART, the gorgeous and terrifying queer giallo shot on 16mm and 35mm. It plays nightly at 9:35 through Thursday, 4/18. Get your tickets now: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/knifeheart

Today at 1:00! Tarkovsky’s STALKER plays in our big theater. Encore Wednesday 4/17 at 7:00. Get your tickets now: http...
04/14/2019

Today at 1:00! Tarkovsky’s STALKER plays in our big theater. Encore Wednesday 4/17 at 7:00. Get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2ASNbmQ

Our Complete Tarkovsky series continues with STALKER. Don't miss this immersive, meditative science fiction of the highe...
04/13/2019

Our Complete Tarkovsky series continues with STALKER. Don't miss this immersive, meditative science fiction of the highest order.

Stalker plays Sunday, 4/14, at 1:00, and Wednesday, 4/17, at 7:00. More info and tickets: https://bit.ly/2ASNbmQ

Tonight at 9:45!! The insanity of the 1983 Shaw Brothers horror/supernatural/martial arts juggernaut THE BOXER'S OMEN hi...
04/12/2019

Tonight at 9:45!! The insanity of the 1983 Shaw Brothers horror/supernatural/martial arts juggernaut THE BOXER'S OMEN hits our big screen. It's a mind-melting amalgam of HOLY MOUNTAIN, ALTERED STATES, and ROCKY. Get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2UVPnCM

Tonight's your last chance to catch feminist horror-Western THE WIND, "indie horror at its best" (San Francisco Chronicl...
04/11/2019

Tonight's your last chance to catch feminist horror-Western THE WIND, "indie horror at its best" (San Francisco Chronicle). It plays at 9:25 – grab your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2G6EODw

WOMAN AT WAR, opening tomorrow in the Studio Theater, is the story of Halla, a fifty-year-old independent woman, who, be...
04/11/2019

WOMAN AT WAR, opening tomorrow in the Studio Theater, is the story of Halla, a fifty-year-old independent woman, who, behind the scenes of a quiet routine, leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. A New York Times Critics' Pick!

https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/woman-war

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