Upcoming Special Events

Adapted from the novel by Jack London, MARTIN EDEN is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. This is the #1 film of 2020 according to New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.
BOTTLED SONGS is a series of video letters exchanged between Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee, documenting their investigations of online media related to the audiovisual propaganda produced by the terrorist organization Islamic State. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Free to Amherst Cinema Members. Join us for virtual lobby talk around CHINESE PORTRAIT on January 28.
By turns biting, tender, and surreal, with striking cinematography, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN explores life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
THROUGH THE NIGHT is a cinema verité portrait of three working NY mothers whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.
Summer camp meets Spinal Tap as we journey to Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes.
A mother travels across Mexico in search for her son who authorities say died while trying to cross the boarder into the United States. A New York Times Critic's Pick.
After falling in love at a conference, Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, leaves America and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims that they have never met before. A New York Times Critic's Pick.
On occasion of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's nomination for Labor Secretary, Amherst Cinema is pleased to bring back Frederick Wiseman's CITY HALL, a chronicle of the Boston city government and Walsh's administration. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
In the second of two live Zoom seminars with Nina Kleinberg on classic American Westerns, Nina will cover the 1950s and two of the decade's most iconic Westerns: HIGH NOON (1952) and THE SEARCHERS (1956).
Wed, 1/27