Upcoming In-Person

Down on her luck and saddled with debt, Emily (Aubrey Plaza) gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.
Fantasy-obsessed Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) resents baby-sitting her young stepbrother, and unwittingly provokes his kidnapping by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie).  Assisted by a ragtag team of assorted creatures, Sarah must complete Jareth's labyrinth in order to reclaim her brother and return to reality.
Sun, 8/14
Tue, 8/16
This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar’s Car Wash in Los Angeles, set to constant soundtrack of disco and funk. The sprawling ensemble cast includes Richard Pryor, Franklin Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Bill Nunn, George Carlin, the Pointer Sisters, and many more.
Wed, 8/17
In her own words, Paige Taul’s body of work “engages with and challenges assumptions of black cultural expression and notions of belonging through experimental cinematography.” Taul joins us in person for a post-screening discussion. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!
Thu, 8/18
Opening 8/19. From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.
One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42ND STREET, comes to U.S. cinema screens in the largest-ever production of the breathtaking musical.
Sat, 8/20
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis star in one of the greatest friendships ever put to film, with support from Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, and Michael Madsen.
Sun, 8/21
Tue, 8/23
From the colorful, celebratory sounds of Juju music to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa's most prominent musical movements. Oftentimes, their work formed the backdrop against which the nation blossomed and floundered. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country's halcyon years—and continued to endure when it faltered?
Wed, 8/24
Legendary choreographer Bob Fosse directs this ground-breaking, blockbuster film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York.
Sun, 8/28
Tue, 8/30
Merging documentary and fiction, RUDE BOY follows roughneck Ray Gange as he drops his Soho sex-shop job to roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ’n’ roll band of the era, seen in this film at the dizzying peak of their powers. Uncut and restored in 4K.
Wed, 8/31
Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant), obsessed with a striking young recruit, sows the seeds of his own ruin. Don't miss a new 4K restoration of Claire Denis' modern masterpiece.
Sun, 9/4
Tue, 9/6
WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC follows the formations of Zambia’s most popular rock band of the 1970s, W.I.T.C.H., and documents the life of its lead singer, Jagari, whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s. Through the resurrection of a music that was forgotten by many and unheard by most, the film explores the life of a former African rockstar, and the excitement around the rediscovery of his music by a new generation of Western fans.
Wed, 9/7
Ralph Fiennes (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (NT Live: Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.
Thu, 9/8
Sat, 9/24
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary MAD MAX franchise, comes MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Fri, 9/9
A decade-long dream (he had storyboarded the entire film in his own watercolors), Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear proved the master's flair for epic sweep and stylistic innovation undimmed at the age of 75, the culmination of his career.
Sun, 9/11
Tue, 9/13
This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath—a disquieting blend of subtle science fiction, period drama, and psychedelia—put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.
Fri, 9/16
Comprised of amateur travel films shot by women between the 1920s-50s, TERRA FEMME weaves together questions of women’s authorship, cinematic excavation, and the Western gaze to complicate the freedoms these women experienced while traveling through foreign landscapes. Director Courtney Stephens joins us in person for a post-screening discussion. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!
Thu, 9/22
Clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation.
Fri, 9/23
One of the great disappointments of the straight-to-VOD wave of 2020/21 was the denial of a proper theatrical release for this instant cult comedy. We're so excited to laugh along with Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, and a huge supporting cast—on the big screen! Hold onto your culottes.
Fri, 9/30
Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of an alternate 1983 where Red Miller (an incredible Nicolas Cage), a broken and haunted man, hunts an unhinged religious sect who destroyed what he held most dear.
Fri, 10/7