At-Home Cinema Selections


We all know that watching a film in a theater, together with our community, is the best way to experience the power of cinema. We can't wait to be back at Amherst Cinema with you!

But, while we're all practicing social distancing, we don't want you to be without some great films. So, for the first time ever, we're using our weekly e-newsletter to suggest films for you to stream at home, selected by our staff, board members, and volunteers. We hope that our At-Home Cinema Selections will help inspire, inform, and entertain you during these challenging times.

Our e-newsletters will be archived on this page. Click the hyperlinked date to see the full e-newsletter, read the recommendations, and find out how to watch these At-Home Cinema Selections.


During our temporary closure we are without the ticket and concession sales that make up 70% of our operating budget. If you appreciate this digital curation, please consider supporting Amherst Cinema through Memberships, donations, or gift cards. You can also watch exclusive new release films via Virtual Cinema, which provides us with direct financial support. Thank you!


May 15, 2020

  • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, RBG, and BLACKKKLANSMAN
    Find out where to stream some of Amherst Cinema's biggest hits with Amherst Cinema All Stars! For this edition, we went way, way back to 2018, which feels like both yesterday and a decade ago.

May 8, 2020

  • SEASONS, A TOWN CALLED PANIC, and MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE
    We've rounded up a few of our family-friendly favorites, from breathtaking nature cinematography to quirky stop-motion animation to the wonderful world of Moomin.

May 1, 2020

  • LATIN VIKING, recommended by program partner Pablo Yglesias
  • SUNSET BLVD., recommended by Creative Manager Alex Hornbeck

April 28, 2020

  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, and JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
    Need a little escapism right now? Enjoy these feel-good favorites. 

April 24, 2020

  • Andrew Bujalski Digital Retrospective
    General Manager George Myers sat down (from afar) with filmmaker Andrew Bujalski for a lengthy conversation about the director's filmography. Enjoy their discussion, read about Bujalski's six feature films, and find out where to stream them all.

April 21, 2020

  • A QUIET PASSION, TRUDELL, and PATERSON
    Celebrate National Poetry Month with three films that highlight the power and beauty of language. 

April 17, 2020

  • GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI, MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA, and RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME
    Three selections from our past Sound & Visions series are highlighted in Amherst Cinema All Stars

April 14, 2020

  • PARASITE, MOONLIGHT, and THE SHAPE OF WATER
    Three of Amherst Cinema's most successful films are highlighted in Amherst Cinema All Stars

April 10, 2020

  • THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, recommended by Volunteer Ira Bryck
  • JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION, recommended by Creative Manager Alex Hornbeck

April 7, 2020

  • BIG NIGHT, recommended by Board Member Dennis Helmus
  • EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, recommended by Marketing & Communications Coordinator Noelle Serafino

April 3, 2020

  • Z, recommended by Volunteer Freeman Stein
  • DANNY SAYS, recommended by General Manager George Myers

March 31, 2020

  • TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, recommended by Board Member Deb Christakos
  • ALIVE AND KICKING, recommended by Volunteer Alison Ozer 

March 27, 2020

  • BLOOD TEA AND RED STRING, recommended by House Manager Emily Ward
  • SYSTEM CRASHER, recommended by Volunteer Cathy Harraghy
  • TAPE, recommended by Staff Member Nick Verdi

March 24, 2020

  • THE MUPPET MOVIE, recommended by Staff Member Casey Shanahan
  • NUTS!, recommended by Volunteer Mike Doyle
  • THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE, recommended by Volunteer Richie Davis

March 20, 2020

  • JULIE AND JULIA, recommended by Board Member Dennis Helmus 
  • A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGGEDON, recommended by Marketing & Communications Coordinator Noelle Serafino
  • AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY, recommended by General Manager George Myers

March 17, 2020

  • HEART OF A DOG, recommended by Outreach Manager Rachel Hart
  • DEEP WATER, recommended by Board Chair and President Salman Hameed
  • WORLD ON A WIRE, recommended by Creative Manager Alex Hornbeck