Fri 6/9 at 9:45pm.
Amherst Cinema is currently operating at full capacity. Masks are optional and appreciated, but no longer required.
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In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.
One of the best trans films you’ve likely never heard of, Antonio Giménez-Rico’s landmark 1983 documentary DRESSED IN BLUE explores the lives and loves of a group of six transgender women living in Madrid in the years following Spain’s transition to democracy. But more than that, it’s a loving portrait of a culture finally emerging from the shadows after being hidden for far too long.
World premiere of the 4K restoration by the DEFA Foundation in Berlin, Germany! A cinematic homage to the son of a former slave, the African American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976). Introduction by Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati.
A white couple living in East Germany in the 1960s tells their Black child that her skin color is purely by chance and has no meaning. This is what the girl believes, until, as a teenager, she accidentally discovers the truth: Lucien, her dad, was a student from Togo and her married mother had an affair with him. Introduction by Priscilla Layne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.