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Selected programs from our archives
IN GOOD TIME: THE PIANO JAZZ OF MARIAN MCPARTLAND (2011) with filmmaker HUEY. Jazz legend Marian McPartland is documented in this new film that explores her life and career as a pioneering female jazz musician, composer and host of NPR’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.
MY REINCARNATION, with film director JENNIFER FOX. Ms. Fox spoke at special screenings of her film, a cinematic journey spanning two decades about a Tibet spiritual master and his struggles to save his spiritual tradition. With the film’s subject, Khyentse Yeshi Namkhai also in person. Presented in collaboration with the Amherst College Departments of Religion and Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, celebrating the exhibition at the Mead of 18th century Asian scroll paintings of Buddhist deities.
STRIKING A CHORD, with singer-songwriter NELL BRYDEN.
NO DEPOSIT, NO RETURN BLUES,with director K.C. BULL, rock critic BYRON COLE, and live music with THURSTON MOORE, KIM GORDON and BILL NACE.
THE CONTESTADO: MORTAL REMAINS, with Brazilian filmmaker, poet and writer SYLVIO BACK.
FIVE COLLEGE STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERS,featuring nine films by students from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College.
POTO MITAN: HAITIAN WOMEN, PILLARS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, with filmmaker RENEE BERGEN, a benefit for Haitian relief organizations.
SACRED PLACES, withJEAN-MARIE TENO.
NELA, with Amherst College professor WENDY WOODSON.
LAST BEST CHANCE, with SHARI ROBERTSON and MICHAEL CAMERINI.
BEST OF THE FIVE COLLEGE FILM SHOWCASE, featuring eleven films by students from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College, with the filmmakers present.
JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR, with documentarian and HOOP DREAMS filmmaker FREDERICK MARX.
DAY TRIP MARYANNE, with filmmaker ANDREW KESIN.
HARVEST OF GRIEF, with India-based film producer RASIL BASU.
LATEST FROM THE DA-DA-R, with East German director JÖRG FOTH, artist-in-residence at the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst, fall 2010. Presented with the DEFA Film Library.
DADDY LONGLEGS, with filmmakersJOSH and BENNIE SAFDIE.
ANGLES OF A LANDSCAPE SEEING NEW ENGLANDLY, with writer, poet and film narrator Susan Snively and filmmaker and producer ERNEST URVATER., presented with The Emily Dickinson Museum.
HOWL, with Oscar-winning filmmakers ROB EPSTEIN and JEFFREY FRIEDMAN, presented with Hampshire College.
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND, with writer DAVID BOLLIER, presented with the Media Education Foundation.
16 TO LIFE, with Emmy-nominated film and television director and UCLA film school faculty member BECKY SMITH.
NOT JUST A GAME, with writer DAVE ZIRIN, presented with the Media Education Foundation.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist PETER BLANCHETTE performing his newly composed complete original score to Buster Keaton’s silent film masterpiece, STEAMBOAT BILL, JR..
THE KOREAN WEDDING CHEST, with filmmaker, documentarian and photographerULRIKE OTTINGER. Part of a national tour by the German filmmaker, documentarian and photographer. Sponsored by Five College Film and other programs.
SILENT COUNTRY, with German filmmaker ANDREAS DRESEN, presented with the DEFA Film Library, UMass Amherst.
SHEEP RUSHES, withanthropologist and filmmakerLUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR.
ONCE IN AFGHANISTAN, with Peace Corps worker and filmmakerJILL VICKERS.
WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? with Academy Award-winning producerPAMELA TANNER BOLL.
SLEEP DEALER, with Hampshire College graduate ALEX RIVERA.
THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE, with filmmaker Curt Ellis.
IN PRAISE OF THE EARTH: THE POETRY OF WALLY SWIST, with poet WALLY SWIST and Emmy-nominated filmmaker ELIZABETH WILDA.
THROW DOWN YOUR HEART, with a live performance by banjo virtuoso BÉLA FLECK.
AMONGST WHITE CLOUDS, with filmmaker TED BURGER, presented with Amherst College.
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE FILM / VIDEO FACULTY SCREENING, works by Hampshire College faculty.
ATACAMA: THE FLOWERING DESERT, with Chilean wildlife cinematographer CHRISTIAN MUÑOZ DONOSO.
LITTLE FUGITIVE, with filmmaker Joanna Lipper, presented with Family Outreach of Amherst.
CULTURES OF PEACE YOUTH FILM SHOWCASE, films by local youth up to age 18, celebrating peace, social justice, cultural diversity and environmental issues, with the filmmakers present.
DHAMMA BROTHERS, with filmmaker JENNY PHILLIPS and Shelburne, Massachusetts-based Vipassana teacher JONTHAN CROWLEY, who spoke to audiences about their film documenting the cathartic value of meditation in the lives of prison inmates.
THE AIRSHIP, with RANIER SIMON, East German film director, presented with the DEFA Film Library UMass Amherst as part of Mr. Simon’s 20-city U.S. tour.
CASTING ABOUT, with distinguished Massachusetts-based filmmaker BARRY HERSHEY.
ANGLES OF A LANDSCAPE: THE POET IN HER BEDROOM,with producer and documentarian ERNST URVATER, and associate producer and script writer TERRY ALLEN, presented with The Emily Dickinson Museum.
SO MUCH, SO FAST,with documentarians JEANNE JORDAN and STEVEN ASCHER.
WHERE DOES YOUR HIDDEN SMILE LIE?and BONES (OSSOS), with Portuguese filmmaker PEDRO COSTA, part of a career retrospective of Mr. Costa’s work at Amherst Cinema. His appearance in the Pioneer Valley, one of only three stops on his 2007 U.S. tour, was co-sponsored by the Amherst Cinema, UMass Amherst and the Five Colleges. Other films screened during Mr. Costa’s visit: DOWN TO EARTH, THE BLOOD, IN VANDA’S ROOM, COLOSSAL YOUTH.
KILLER OF SHEEPand MY BROTHER’S WEDDING, with MacArthur Award-winning filmmaker CHARLES BURNETT, in residence at Amherst Cinema October 21 and 22. Mr. Burnett’s most original work concentrates on the lives of the African-American middle class. His first feature, KILLER OF SHEEP (1977), was made while he was a graduate student at UCLA. The film has been declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress and was among the first 50 films placed on the National Film Registry.
AN UNREASONABLE MAN, with corporate critic, consumer advocate and controversial Presidential hopefulRALPH NADER and filmmaker HENRIETTE MANTEL.
THE BUBBLE, with filmmaker EYTAN FOX.
MUTUAL APPRECIATION, Andrew Bujalski
Updated as of March 29th, 2012 (Not represented as a complete list.)
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