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2/22 show added by popular demand! Satsuki and Mei move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who are seen only by children.
America has yet to heal from the trauma of its darkest era, and artist Winfred Rembert, a survivor of a lynching attempt, is living proof of that. As he etches history, bloodsoaked and cruel, into leatherwork, fellow artist Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker organizes a different kind of ceremony to search for healing. Director Taylor Rees and Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker in person!
Showcasing seven bold new shorts from the newest generation to redefine what’s possible in the medium, ANIMATION NEXT takes you on a prismatic journey ranging from subterranean nightmares to sun-soaked coming of age stories—each exploring themes that most grip the modern world.
Leonardo’s peerless paintings are the core of LEONARDO: THE WORKS, captured in staggering high-definition as never before seen in cinemas. Notably, this film presents every single painting attributed to Leonardo, offering unparalleled access for the first time.
The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.
The year is 2033. The Earth has been struck by a comet leading to a massive drought. Tank Girl (Lori Petty) is among the few survivors. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
In director Kelly Reichardt's breakout 2008 film, Wendy (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at a fish cannery and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire decisions.
Director John Skoog turns the camera on the small Swedish village where he was born, gathering stories and characters from rural Scandanavia and dissecting traditional documentary form. Director John Skoog in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
It's Lara's 60th birthday, and she has every reason to celebrate: this evening, her son Viktor will give the most important piano concert of his career. Yet Viktor has been unreachable and Lara is clearly unwelcome at his performance. As Lara strives to make the concert a succes in spite of it all, events start to spiral out of control.
The year is 1845, and a wagon train of three families hires mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path, only to become lost in the desert. Michelle Williams and Paul Dano star in Kelly Reichardt's follow-up to WENDY AND LUCY.
FANTASTIC FUNGI is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamens, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil, and others, we experience the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom.
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.
Kelly Reichardt directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest.
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family.
Two old friends reunite for a quietly revelatory overnight camping trip in this breakout feature from Kelly Reichardt, a microbudget study of character and masculinity that introduced many viewers to one of contemporary American cinema’s most independent artists.
One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, SON OF THE WHITE MARE is a swirling, color-mad maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian heroes, part-Nibelungenlied, part-Yellow Submarine, lit by jagged bolts of lightning and drenched in rivers of blue, red, gold and green.
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, heencounters a mysteriousand magneticswan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.
Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
In the fall of 1992, police inspectors Patrick and Markus are sent to a remote corner of the country to investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters. In this small town, the effects of the East German regime still muddy the waters, and the inspectors are greeted by iron silence.
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue. It celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.
First Run Films - Coming Soon
First run films that are “coming soon” may not have a set release date. Tickets may not be available for “coming soon” films.
In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world.
Anchored by a dynamic performance from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement.
Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life.
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow.
Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.
Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham.
THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra.
Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche join masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters, Still Walking) to paint a moving portrait of family dynamics.