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 but 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.

Please note that prices are not set by Amherst Cinema and do not reflect our usual ticket prices.

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

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.

Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castelo Branco evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. Expanded from the theatrical cut, this six-part miniseries version includes additional material and mysteries never before seen in the US.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. In this telling of the story of Joan of Arc, French director Bruno Dumont casts a ten-year-old actress as the lead, re-injecting the heroine’s timeless cause and ideology with an exciting modernity. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling documentary describes the life and craft of Hilma af Klint, an abstract artist before the term existed, who began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. UP FROM THE STREETS is a feature-length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. 
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY is an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of 95-year-old cookbook author and British expatriate Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s academic expert on Mexican cuisine.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging, and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters, LUCKY GRANDMA is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema, this Bellwether film is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members. OPUNTIA is a supernatural true story based on the writings of 16th century conquistador-turned-healer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Director David Fenster joins us for a Zoom Q&A on Thursday, June 4, to cap off the film's week-long run.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Don't miss a new restoration of this undersung feminist western, directed by Nancy Kelly and starring Rosalind Chao as Lalu, a young Chinese woman sold into slavery in 1880s Idaho. After Charlie (Chris Cooper) wins her in a game of poker, he slowly begins to gain her trust.