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A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, THE CAR MAN is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera CARMEN.
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For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway.
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THE PROFESSOR: TAI CHI'S JOURNEY WEST is the first major feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s.
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A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music.
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SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was.
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Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of an incredible story stranger than fiction. A New York Times Critics' Pick!
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Staged by Stax Records, the renowned Southern soul label, the Wattstax concert drew over 100,000 predominately African-American Los Angelenos, who themselves put on an exuberant display of ’70s funk and soul culture.
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Premier music documentarian D. A. Pennebaker captures David Bowie's electrifying final concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, 1973.
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Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award®-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in encore screenings of the original West End production of THE AUDIENCE, captured live in London in 2013, and featuring a Q&A with key members of the cast and creative team.
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Ballet Hispanico will "whisk us away to contemporary dance's hottest spot" (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best.
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In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation’s youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left.
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In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. This tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epicproportions.
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One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism.
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Adventures and a feast for the senses await you in this collection of wacky, sweet and silly animated films, recommended for ages 2 and up. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!
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Orson Welles' debut feature, which he directed, produced, co-wrote and starred, endures as one of the most stylistically groundbreaking films in the American canon. 
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Mars, 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. And on the spaceship Bebop, Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters are bored and short of cash...
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This landmark 1981 documentary chronicles L.A.'s infamous punk bands as they perform on stage and discuss their lives, music and philosophy off stage. Through interviews with punk fans, music critics and club owners, it is a crucial, compelling statement of the most significant and influential youth movementand musical transformation of the past 3 decades.
Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, and Chris Gethard are best friends who are inseparable members of a well-regarded troupe, and Mike Birbiglia is their teacher and leader—and the group’s founder. But after two of them audition for a coveted spot on a hit TV show and only one of them lands it, the tight-knit group of friends and collaborators is thrown into disarray.
EAT THAT QUESTION—FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS is an intimate encounter with the iconoclastic composer and musician. Rare archival footage reveals a provocative 20th century musical genius whose worldview reverberates into the present day and beyond. 
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A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century's greatest photographers.
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National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of FRANKENSTEIN returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. This is Version 1, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as the Doctor.
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National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of FRANKENSTEIN returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. This is Version 1, starring Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Doctor.
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When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart. Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck in person!
In vivid and sensuous detail, GURUKULAM follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India.
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The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle (Sam Neill) who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. This touching comedy is directed by Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, BOY).
Based on Philip Roth's late novel, INDIGNATION takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War.
Warsaw, December 1945: a young French Red Cross doctor is summoned to a local convent where she discovers several nuns in various states of pregnancy, facing an unprecedented crisis of faith as their fiercely private world clashes with harsh realities.
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In 1974, television host Christine Chubbuck committed suicide on air at a Sarasota, Florida, news station. Now in the present, actress Kate Lyn Sheil is cast in a “stylized cheap ‘70s soap opera” version of Christine’s story, and to prepare for the role, Kate travels to Sarasota to investigate the mysteries and meanings behind her tragic demise. Filmmaker Robert Greene in person!
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Baffling murders, fascinating plot twists and remarkable camera work all contribute to this spellbinding, time-honored film noir written, directed by and starring Orson Welles.
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LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage.
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Orson Welles' second picture, released just a year after CITIZEN KANE, follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family.
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Thrilling, audacious and totally original, Matthew Bourne’s legendary production transforms one of ballet’s best-loved stories into a stylish, witty, poignant, contemporary tale with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston.
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Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. A Science on Screen presentation with Ben Baumer, Statistical and Data Sciences Program, Smith College, and Statistical Analyst for New York Mets 2004 - 2012.
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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.
Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.
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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
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NUTS! is a feature length documentary about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station. Filmmaker Penny Lane in person!
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Filmmaker Hope Tucker reframes the passing of sites, people, communities, rituals, cultural markers, and ways of being. THE OBITUARY PROJECT features shuttered bread factories, fallen witness tress, disappearing civil rights era landmarks, recorded mobile phone footage of the last public phone booths in Finland, and other selective interpretations of rich and complex lives. Hope Tucker in person!
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A kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies. A forbidden romance leads to an epic adventure through the different worlds of the painter’s studio.
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Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a genius scientist by day, and a dream warrior named PAPRIKA by night. In this psychedelic sci-fi adventure, it will take the skills of both women to save the world.
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An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON presents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974.
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A young warrior on a quest to cure a demon’s curse is caught in a conflict between Princesss Mononoke, protector of the forest, and humans bent on industrialization.
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THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER is a thrilling, award-winning investigation into the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of an irradiated Ukrainian artist on a quest to discover the "criminal" behind the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Filmmaker Chad Garcia in person!
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Jamal Malik, an eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is one question away from winning 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much?
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STONES IN EXILE tells the story of the Rolling Stones' time away from England in the spring of 1971, and the creation of Exile On Main Street, which many regard as the band's finest achievement.
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Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking band Talking Heads at their peak.
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TALES OF THE NIGHT presents six exotic fables, told in a beautiful shadow puppet-like style, whisking viewers off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees.
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TANGO NEGRO, by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro, explores the expression of tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in tango's creation.
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles).
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Orson Welles wrote, directed and co-starred in this border thriller involving drug cartels and rampant police corruption.  
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Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic's "magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold" production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE returns to cinemas due to audience demand.
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Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I.
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The Maysles brothers (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER) follow the Fab Four for five days, from the crazed JFK airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel in preparation for their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance to their equally frenzied homecoming.