Virtual Cinema

Through our Virtual Cinema program, 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.

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.


Virtual Cinema is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Virtual Cinema is also supported by a grant from Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Investment Portfolio and from Amherst Local Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by MCC.

THE BOOK KEEPERS follows the uplifting journey of a husband who keeps his wife's dream alive by becoming the spokesperson for her book after her death.
Filmed over 15 years in locations throughout the U.S., A Life’s Work is a documentary about people engaged with projects they will not complete in their lifetime—projects that could have a positive, profound global effect.
A teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a surly magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family with sleight of hand magic.
In THE UNMAKING OF A COLLEGE, students at Hampshire College confront their new president’s attempt to shut down the school.
¡VIVA MAESTRO!, the uplifting and timely new documentary from acclaimed director Ted Braun, follows conductor Gustavo Dudamel around the world as he responds to unexpected and daunting obstacles with powerful music-making and an innovative and triumphant concert that celebrates the power of art to renew and unite.