2022 Sundance Film Festival

Amherst Cinema and the Sundance Film Festival have partnered to bring selections from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to Amherst, MA as part of the Festival's Satellite Screen program running January 28–30.

Launched at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Satellite Screens is a partnership between the Sundance Institute and independent arthouse cinemas that brings the Festival experience to communities across the U.S. The Sundance Institute selected Amherst Cinema in recognition of its shared alignment as a mission-driven nonprofit and the organization's commitment to vibrant independent film, excellence in community programming and outreach, and to inclusion and equity.

Eight feature films and four shorts have been selected as part of the Festival’s Satellite Screen program, which will play during the Festival’s closing weekend. These titles, all world premieres, represent a truly international and multicultural slate of comedies, period pieces, dramas, and documentary films that were selected as a cross-section of the overall Festival program.

In Brazil, a lower-middle-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follow the election of a right-wing president, a man who represents everything they are not.
Fri, 1/28
The epic rivalry between iconic boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez in the 1990s sparked a cultural divide between Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans. LA GUERRA CIVIL is a chronicle of a battle that was more than a boxing rivalry, and examines a fascinating slice of the Latino experience in the process.
Fri, 1/28
Free screening! Join us for three short films from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Following the program, Hope Tucker, director of WHAT TRAVELERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JORNADA DEL MUERTO and Associate Professor of Video and Film at Hampshire College, joins us via Zoom for a conversation and Q&A with the theater audience.
Sat, 1/29
11:00 am
A young man is determined to give his life meaning outside of Kaimukī, the small Hawaiian town where he grew up, even if it means leaving everything he's ever known and loved behind. Screens with short ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (WHAT THEY'VE BEEN TAUGHT).
Sat, 1/29
When a woman in servitude in 1800s Georgia escapes the 55-acre confines of her captor to discover the shocking reality that exists beyond the treeline... it's 1973. Inspired by true events.
Sat, 1/29
On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.
Sat, 1/29
In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch, attempts to help her pastor husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.
Sun, 1/30
After a Korean immigrant is wrongly convicted of a 1973 San Francisco Chinatown gang murder, Asian Americans unite as never before to free Chol Soo Lee. A former street hustler becomes the symbol for a landmark movement. But once out, he self-destructs, threatening the movement's legacy and the man himself.
Sun, 1/30
Ready for a night of partying, a group of Black and Latino college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unusual emergency.
Sun, 1/30