June 28. Part of the "Culture in the Cold War" NEH Summer Institute.

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Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

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Upcoming Special Events

An inexperienced producer tries create a musical revue film in this comedy that exemplifies the East German push to compete with the West’s biggest studio. Introduction by Johanna Yunker, UMass Amherst. North American premiere! Free screening.
Thu, 6/28
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" - or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel.
Fri, 6/29
This tongue-in-cheek, episodic film about a conflicted sculptor is based on the life of Werner Stötzer, one of East Germany’s most important visual artists. Introduction by Seán Allan, University of St Andrews. North American premiere! Free screening.
Tue, 7/3
This event is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members. Scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. SOLD OUT!
Thu, 7/5
7:00 pm