Films at Amherst Cinema

R
108 mins
A sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. A group of African American students navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny, award-winning feature film.
NR
106 mins
A small-time PI’s brief affair with an attractive hitchhiker pulls him into a scheme to recover a valuable radioactive material. 
NR
150 mins
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.  
NR
168 mins
French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.
NR
99 mins
Told in one fluid shot, a tale, which floats like a dreamlike journey through the spaces of the majestic Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, engages real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. 
PG-13
112 mins
Orson Welles wrote, directed and co-starred in this border thriller involving drug cartels and rampant police corruption.  
R
119 mins
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
R
114 mins
Citizenfour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency.
87 mins
Director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonlight Kingdom) takes a left turn into stop-motion animation with this adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book, and the result is an instant classic.
G
181 mins
Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka. Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role as Tevye the milkman, whose equilibrium is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters.
NR
108 mins
Five Days, Five Nights (Fünf Tage, Fünf Nächte) takes place in Dresden in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. While Dresden is in ruins, over two thousand paintings by artists including Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens, Giorgione, and Vermeer have disappeared from the city’s Old Masters Picture Gallery. Red Army captain Leonov and his soldiers have been ordered to recover the lost paintings.
A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
NR
180 mins
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.
PG
130 mins
James Stewart stars as a small-town nobody, on the brink of suicide, who believes his life is worthless. Guardian angel Henry Travers shows him how wrong he is by letting Stewart see what would have happened had he never been born.
NR
180 mins
Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style.
NR
120 mins
JOHN, the new production by DV8 Physical Theatre, authentically depicts real-life stories about love, sex, and more, taken from interviews with more than 50 men. DV8 combines movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. 
NR
165 mins
Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet about an Indian temple dancer to life.
NR
115 mins
Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck’s award-winning epic dramatizes the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba.
NR
240 mins
Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
NR
139 mins
This Disney film, based on the books by P. L. Travers, tells the story of the relationship between Edwardian-era British banker Mr. Banks and his two "impossible" children. When Mr. Banks hires the mysterious and magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) as the children's new nanny, she immediately endears herself to the kids. 
NR
85 mins
On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa disappeared from her place on the wall in the Salon Carré in the Louvre. Mona Lisa Is Missing is the definitive story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the Italian immigrant who committed the greatest little-known art theft in history.
An exploration of the last quarter century of the life of great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner.
G
85 mins
Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. 
NR
140 mins
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.
PG
98 mins
A young boy listens while his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westly, the man she loves, in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin.
NR
135 mins
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai).
NR
157 mins
Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.
NR
160 mins
With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet.
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. 
PG-13
123 mins
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
NR
180 mins
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.
R
107 mins
A promising young drummer (Miles Teller) enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (J.K. Simmons) who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
G
100 mins
The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.