Unable to pay back the $20,000 he owes the mob, small-time hustler Link instead gives up the identity of an undercover cop who happens to be dating his sister, Foxy Brown (Pam Grier). When gangsters later kill the cop, Foxy is quick to make the connection and swears vengeance.
As two ageing writers become increasingly inebriated over the course of one night, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
Four exceptional astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship on a return road trip in the southwestern United States, recapturing youthful adventures and recounting each other's influences on the most exciting period in astronomy’s history.
A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
Poet, playwright, teacher, mentor, activist, warrior. All these roles describe Sonia Sanchez. This film examines Sanchez’s contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in African American culture over the last half century. With Sonia Sanchez in person!
After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous.
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by legendary Academy Award-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s homage to classical ballet in Études, and Alexei Ratmansky’s colorful folklore-inspired Russian Seasons.
Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds.
A heroic family is double-crossed on the battle field and only two brothers survive the slaughter. While one brother goes on the run, the other escapes to a Shaolin temple, where his bloodlust and thirst for vengeance puts him at odds with the monks.
Recruited by an intelligence agency, outstanding martial arts student Bruce Lee participates in a brutal karate tournament hosted by the evil Han. Along with champions Roper and Williams, Lee uncovers Han's white slavery and drug trafficking ring located on a secret island fortress.
They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS, all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment.
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove directs a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, with Ruth Wilson in the title role.
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…
Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who lives by himself and who’s never owned a computer. But after a heart attack, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity.
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. A new film from Pedro Almodóvar.
Steven Spielberg adapts Michael Crichton's bestseller in which an unusual theme park is opened on a remote island. The catch: it's populated by real live dinosaurs brought to life by huge advances in biotechnology.
At age eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever. Presented as part of the Tournées Film Festival in collaboration with Holyoke Community College.
Pablo Larraín (NO, JACKIE) weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the famous fugitive.
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.
Six criminals, perfect strangers to one another, are hired by a crime boss to carry out a diamond robbery. But when the police show up at the right place and the right time, panic spreads amongst the group and their simple heist explodes into a bloody ambush.
As the new documentary RESILIENCE reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress Presented in collaboration with the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.
Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Jackie Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with the master of the "eagle's claw" style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.
Amherst Cinema and Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts are honored to welcome Academy Award winning director Frederick Wiseman in person for a screening of his classic TITICUT FOLLIES on April 8th at 7pm.
Released in 1967 TITICUT FOLLIES is director Frederick Wiseman's first film and begins the examination of large institutions common in his early work. The film is a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series Twin Peaks concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series.
A hurricane of catastrophic proportions is brewing over Switzerland. The country is in a state of emergency. Ten directors from a new generation of filmmakers imagine how the Swiss would deal with the worst possible disaster: the downfall of their country.