Upcoming In-Person

A cranky middle-aged dad and his two best friends find themselves out of step in a changing world of millennial CEOs and powerful preschool principals. Bill Burr's directorial debut stars himself, Bobby Canavale, and Bokeem Woodbine. It plays here in a sneak preview ahead of its wide release in late October.
Mon, 10/2
Prof. Jen Malkowski, Smith College, joins us for "Reckoning with Trans Representation, Past and Present," a Cinema Seminar presented alongside a screening of the documentary DISCLOSURE. Free to the general public!
Tue, 10/3
7:00 pm
Amidst an onslaught of attacks from a sitting President and the deadly threat of a global pandemic, local election administrators work around the clock to secure the vote for their community. Rhode Island’s election teams take center stage in this unprecedented voting adventure.
Wed, 10/4
Opening 10/6. In this double feature program, experience two shorts from master filmmaker Pedro Almódovar: STRANGE WAY OF LIFE, starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke, and THE HUMAN VOICE, starring Tilda Swinton.
Opening 10/6. US backpackers Hanna (Julia Garner) and Liv (Jessica Henwick) take a job in a remote Australian pub for some extra cash and are confronted with a bunch of unruly locals and a situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Fri, 10/6
In this stop-motion classic, Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town—but his attempts to bring Christmas home sows chaos.
Sat, 10/7
This collection of experimental, documentary and narrative shorts by trans filmmakers showcases the culture and creativity of trans lives. The program includes: LIGHT ON A PATH, FOLLOW, directed by Elliot Montague; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARSHA!, directed by Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel; and more.
Tue, 10/10
From 2011–13, robberies in Los Angeles schools had an odd target: tubas. In this work of creative nonfiction, d/Deaf first-time feature director Alison O’Daniel inspects the impact of these crimes from an unexpected angle.
Thu, 10/12
Opening 10/13. At the end of a 60-year career, legendary singer and activist Joan Baez takes an honest look back and a deep look inward as she tries to make sense of her large, history-making life, and the personal struggles she's kept private.
The vampire myth gets a disturbingly seductive psychosexual spin in one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing Euro horror films ever made.
Fri, 10/13
National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of FRANKENSTEIN returns to cinemas for a limited time. This is Version 1, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as the Doctor.
Sat, 10/14
FACES OF MEDICINE is a documentary series by Amherst resident, physician and first-time filmmaker Khama Ennis, sharing and celebrating the paths of Black female physicians in the United States. Post-screening panel discussion featuring: Khama Ennis, MD; Lynnette Watkins, MD; Thea James, MD; moderated by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Professor of Anthropology at UMass Amherst.
Mon, 10/16
7:00 pm
Intro by Prof. Cameron Awkward-Rich, UMass Amherst. In this wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary, filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City, who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession.
Tue, 10/17
Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover. Martin Scorsese's newest stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, and Robert De Niro.
Thu, 10/19
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Thu, 10/26
Queer Horror: The Ifs, Ands, and Butts offers a survey of the topic in film and pop culture, presented with one-of-a-kind expertise from Anthony Hudson, the artist and ghoul behind Queer Horror—the only LGBTQ horror screening series in the country—at Portland, Oregon's Hollywood Theatre.
Thu, 10/19
The above ticketing link is just for the 8:00 screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE. Interested in attending the 7:00 Cinema Seminar on queer horror with Anthony Hudson? Click here for more information and to purchase tickets including the seminar. 
Thu, 10/19
Executive produced by Spike Lee, this ‘90s anthology horror film chronicles stories told by an odd mortician (Clarence Williams III).
Fri, 10/20
National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of FRANKENSTEIN returns to cinemas for a limited time. This is Version 2, starring Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Doctor.
Sat, 10/21
Join us for a special 20th anniversary screening of hit cult classic THE ROOM, featuring LIVE commentary provided by Greg Sestero!
Sun, 10/22
Opening 10/27. A woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Tobe Hooper’s low-budget, independent, and truly terrifying film about a feral, murderous family is one of the most influential horror films of all time.
Fri, 10/27
Based on a 1924 play adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, director Tod Browning’s DRACULA features Bela Lugosi in one of the most iconic performances in cinema history.
Sun, 10/29
Filmed concurrently with the 1931 English version, this Spanish-language DRÁCULA was shot using the same Universal sets, but featuring an alternate cast hailing from all over the world, starring Spain’s Carlos Villarías as Count Dracula.
Mon, 10/30
Fasten your garter belt and come up to the lab and see what's on the slab! THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is a screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music, all rolled into one deliciously decadent morsel.
Tue, 10/31
A STILL SMALL VOICE is an empathetic documentary that follows Mati, a chaplain completing a year-long residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, as she learns to provide spiritual care to people confronting profound life changes.
Thu, 11/2
In this neo-noir action thriller featuring some of cinema’s greatest car chases, Ryan O’Neal plays a talented and cool-headed getaway driver pursued by a relentless detective (Bruce Dern). New 4K restoration!
Fri, 11/3
12-year-old aspiring musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Sat, 11/4
New 4K restoration! Godard’s sweeping, deconstructed melodrama chronicles scenes from a marital breakdown between a screenwriter (Michel Piccoli) and his wife (Brigitte Bardot), as both become enmeshed in the behind-the-camera struggles of a director (Fritz Lang) and producer (Jack Palance) filming an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey.
Sun, 11/5
Tue, 11/14
In the depths of the Amazon rainforest, the family of a missing indigenous Achuar teenager consults with a Shaman, who reveals that the young man was taken by the devil—but that he now knows the way home. While waiting for his return, secrets of the rainforest and visions of life after death confront documentary filmmaker’s concepts of reality.
Mon, 11/6
Painted in Vienna around 1908,”The Kiss” has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials. What lies behind the appeal of the painting—and who was the artist that created it?
Tue, 11/7
Sat, 12/2
In this seminar, learn about the life and work of Ousmane Sembène, a Senegalese laborer and dockworker born in 1923. Teaching himself to write in his 30s, he made his first film just before his 40th birthday. Within 10 years, Sembène had become a major figure in world cinema and a hero in the global Black Power movement. Presented by Mount Holyoke College Prof. Samba Gadjigo, Sembène’s official biographer, and his creative partner Jason Silverman.
Wed, 11/8
New 4K restoration! An adaptation of Ousmane Sembène’s own 1973 novel, XALA offers a hilarious, caustic satire of political corruption under an inept patriarchy.
Wed, 11/8
Shot on 35mm, KNIFE+HEART is a gorgeous and terrifying queer giallo, a strikingly original love letter to European mystery and horror of the 1970s.
Fri, 11/10
Using rare archival and striking war footage supporting interviews with veterans, scientists, attorneys, the Air Force, the VA and Dow Chemical, VIETNAM: THE SECRET AGENT documents the extraordinary history of chemical warfare and agricultural herbicides with a focus on dioxin, the contaminant of Agent Orange.
Mon, 11/13
In David Lynch’s surreal road movie, Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play Sailor and Lula, young lovers on the run from killers hired by Lula’s mother.
Fri, 11/17
In this Cinema Seminar, Dan Cashman explores the contradiction of this gold standard in visual effects being the very death knell of practical and optical effects. The film is a rich text on the dangers of computer technology, both in theme and in practice.
Tue, 11/28
The above ticketing link is just for the 8:00 screening of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY. Interested in attending the 7:00 Cinema Seminar with Dan Cashman? Click here for more information and to purchase tickets including the seminar. 
Tue, 11/28
Director Ian Cheney joins us in person for a post-screening conversation. Free to Cinema Members! In a universe that erases its tracks, why are we so hellbent on leaving a trace? THE ARC OF OBLIVION illuminates the strange world of archives, record-keeping and memory through a filmmaker’s quixotic quest to build an ark in Maine.
Thu, 11/30
FANTASTIC FUNGI is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom.
Tue, 12/5
James Stewart stars as a small-town nobody, on the brink of suicide, who believes his life is worthless. Guardian angel Henry Travers shows him how wrong he is by letting Stewart see what would have happened had he never been born.  
Tue, 12/19
Sat, 12/23
Legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s final film charts the escalating doubts and infidelities of Dr. William Harford (Tom Cruise), a wealthy young doctor questioning his marriage to his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman). Taking place over a few days shortly before Christmas, EYES WIDE SHUT has emerged as a holiday-adjacent cult favorite.
Tue, 12/26