Films at Amherst Cinema

120 mins
The Circus is coming to town!  Metamorphosis is a new show for all ages, presented by New York’s Big Apple Circus. This original one-ring circus will, for the first time in its 37 year history, beam a performance into hundreds of movie theaters across the US from Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VT.  
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60 mins
Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration.
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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.
110 mins
Rita Hayworth plays the ultimate femme fatale in this story of a love triangle that involves gambling and a Nazi tungsten cartel. 
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170 mins
Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.
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118 mins
Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Devil's Backbone, Cronos, Hellboy) delivers a unique, richly imagined epic in a gothic fairy tale set against the backdrop of 1944 rural Spain, a time of postwar repression during Franco's fascist regime.
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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.
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76 mins
Skipping freely back and forth through time, this taut, hyper-stylized thriller, directed by and starring Matthieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Venus In Fur), teasingly unravels the mysteries of a man ruined by desire.
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.
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.
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.
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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).
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87 mins
MEET THE FILMMAKER HELKE MISSELWITZ!  In the little town of Herzsprung almost nothing has changed since German unification—except a rise in unemployment.
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her.
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.
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.
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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.
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106 mins
A small-time PI’s brief affair with an attractive hitchiker pulls him into a scheme to recover a valuable radioactive material. 
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165 mins
Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet about an Indian temple dancer to life.
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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.
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240 mins
Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
An exploration of the last quarter century of the life of great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner.
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. 
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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.
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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.  
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97 mins
Murder, blackmail and double-crossings catch up to a young detective (Robert Mitchum) hiding from his past in rural California. 
The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. 
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150 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.
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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.
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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. 
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).
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110 mins
Gloria Swanson delivers an unforgettably creepy performance as a vampiric aging starlett who latches onto a young screenwriter. 
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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. 
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.
112 mins
Orson Welles wrote, directed and co-starred in this border thriller involving drug cartels and rampant police corruption.  
Director John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore) and the producers of The King's Speech bring you Tracks, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert.
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.