Films at Amherst Cinema

R
118 mins
OutKast's André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave).
NR
94 mins
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune—a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast—and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table.
R
94 mins
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.
NR
130 mins
Don't miss the 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world - and you help select the winner!
NR
75 mins
A strange singer with ‘god given talent’ drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows and burning spirituality.
107 mins
Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge.
NR
100 mins
Imagine being able to watch as Thomas Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Ben Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. 
NR
180 mins
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.
G
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.  
NR
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.
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. Director Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárittu.  119 mins, Rated R
R
165 mins
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.
NR
87 mins
MEET THE FILMMAKER SIEGFRIED KÜHN!  This poetic, autobiographical film is based on the director’s wartime and childhood experiences.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama.
R
122 mins
With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
NR
107 mins
Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from the James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, DOUBLE INDEMNITY represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a hapless and greedy man is trapped in a spider woman's web amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities.
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.
R
95 mins
  Found Footage Festival is an acclaimed touring live video & comedy event showcasing odd and hilarious videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country.
PG
110 mins
Rita Hayworth plays the ultimate femme fatale in this story of a love triangle that involves gambling and a Nazi tungsten cartel. 
NR
114 mins
A film about war without a single scene of combat, Jean Renoir's 1937 masterpiece about French and German officers during World War I suggests that the true divisions of that conflict were of class rather than nationality.
NR
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.
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
106 mins
A small-time PI’s brief affair with an attractive hitchiker pulls him into a scheme to recover a valuable radioactive material. 
NR
165 mins
Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet about an Indian temple dancer to life.
In the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could.
NR
88 mins
Less a crime film than a study in levels of obsession, Laura is one of those classic works that leave their subject matter behind and live on the strength of their seductive style.
NR
180 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.
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
100 mins
After two previous film versions of Dashiell Hammett's detective classic THE MALTESE FALCON, Warner Bros. finally got it right in 1941--or, rather, John Huston, a long-established screenwriter making his directorial debut, got it right, simply by adhering as closely as possible to the original.
An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.
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.
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.  
From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts (James Cordon), a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
NR
97 mins
Murder, blackmail and double-crossings catch up to a young detective (Robert Mitchum) hiding from his past in rural California. 
R
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.
NR
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.
PRIDE is based on the true story of pioneering gay campaigners in London who supported the 1984 mining strikers with the "Pits and Perverts" benefit concerts - and in so doing had to overcome tribal suspicions among both London's gays and the miners of south Wales.
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.
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. 
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
88 mins
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of one of the greatest concert films of all time.  Timeless music from the legendary Talking Heads in a film by Jonathon Demme.
NR
110 mins
Gloria Swanson delivers an unforgettably creepy performance as  a vampiric aging starlett who latches onto a young screenwriter. 
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.
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), 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.
PG-13
95 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 KINGS SPEECH bring you the film 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.
NR
108 mins
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reuinite for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs.
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.