Virtual Cinema


During our temporary closure, we're excited to bring you opportunities to watch new release titles on your home screen while directly supporting Amherst Cinema.

When you watch these films at home, the cost of the digital "ticket" is split between the film distributor and Amherst Cinema - just like when you buy a ticket at the box office.

These films will be available for a set "run," with the end date listed on the film page. Click a film below for more information and to watch these Virtual Cinema selections.

We thank you for supporting Amherst Cinema in this new and exciting way!

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.

Looking for ways to enrich the Virtual Cinema experience? Check our Virtual Events page for online Q&As and seminars with filmmakers, experts, and film subjects.


Virtual Cinema is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support provided by Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee.

DREAMS FOR THE LIVING is a collection of animation by independent animation collaborative unit, Opertura (Aya Yamasaki and Jason Brown).
CODED BIAS captures MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that most facial recognition software does not accurately see dark-skinned faces, shedding light on the impact of AI on civil rights.
Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life.
Kit (Henry Goulding) returns to Saigon for the first time in over 30 years, after his family fled during the Vietnam-American War. A date with Lewis, an American clothing designer, prompts some soul searching in this mysterious city.
Determined to become the leader of the Dominion of Canada, a young W.L. Mackenzie King rises to power in this psychedelic midnight biopic.
Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Step into the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical care.
Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé, THREE SUMMERS is a brilliant comedy about class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted.
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.
Caught up in the precariousness of survival and self-preservation, homeless queer and trans youth of color hang out at Christopher Street Pier, forging their own chosen family. With intimate, immersive access to the hazardous life of its vulnerable but fearless protagonists, director Elegance Bratton’s still-hopeful portrait exposes a raw side of New York City many often choose to ignore.