Coming Soon

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BLADE RUNNER, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by science fiction master Philip K. Dick, is a haunting look at reality, memory and mortality set against the dystopian future of Los Angeles, 2019.
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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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Sophie, who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father, is unexpectedly befriended by Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard. The Witch of the Waste, however, is displeased with Sophie and Howl's budding friendship, and turns the pretty young woman into an ugly and aged hag.
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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm.
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NOWHERE TO CALL HOME provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan farmer, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Director Jocelyn Ford in person!
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A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo’s father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea.
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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.
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The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies.
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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s.
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Bogie, Bergman, Rains, Lorre! CASABLANCA—easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi's most-wanted list.
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DIOR AND I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators.
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 YEARS A SLAVE) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris.
If you don’t know a pan from a dolly, or an over-the-shoulder from a two-shot, this program is for you. Local filmmaker Nina Kleinberg walks us through the making of Casablanca. 
The story of the making of SALT OF THE EARTH is as compelling as the movie itself. Nina Kleinberg relates the struggles of the film makers to produce and distribute the film and the efforts of the government and the Hollywood establishment to stop it.
Come and hear the story behind everyone's favorite Hollywood musical. From 1926 to 1930, the movie business experienced a cataclysmic change. Everything was reinvented - lights, cameras, the very language of film. Nina Kleinberg tells us how it really happened.
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The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, returns to Amherst Cinema with their special “Salute to Weirdos” show.
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Special $5 admission as part of our Family Films Series! Click for more titles. (Parents, different films will be appropriate for different ages. We recommend commonsensemedia.org as a helpful resource in determing what's right for your child.)
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
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Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts a 23-year­-old, blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89. With expert commentary by NEPR Jazz à la Mode Host Tom Reney.
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Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
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Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
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Manchild Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) lives an idyllic life until someone nabs his most prized possession: a fire engine-red customized bicycle. He embarks on an epic cross-country search to find his lost love, unpacking a cross-section of American archetypes along the way. 
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Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this tale about a former World War I flying ace who happens to be a pig.
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An unprecedented and wholly unpredictable action-adventure, ROAR follows wildlife preservationist Hank, who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains.
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At New Mexico's Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.
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For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories as part of a huge photographic project, a tribute to the planet's beauty.
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One of the shining glories of the American musical, this 1952 feature was fabricated (by screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green) around a collection of old songs written by producer Arthur Freed and brought to bright, brash, and exuberant life by directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.
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Based on real-life von Trapp singers, and set in stunning Salzburg, Austria, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set box office records and won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family.
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One of the most original family films of all time, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT creates a universe in which a grizzled old detective, right out of a noir film, collides with the wacky world of cartoons.
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When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned baby, he is suddenly thrust unto an adventure filled with magic and danger.