Upcoming Special Events

Now playing via Virtual Cinema. DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY is an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of 95-year-old cookbook author and British expatriate Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s academic expert on Mexican cuisine.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging, and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters, LUCKY GRANDMA is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling documentary describes the life and craft of Hilma af Klint, an abstract artist before the term existed, who began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. UP FROM THE STREETS is a feature-length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. 
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. In this telling of the story of Joan of Arc, French director Bruno Dumont casts a ten-year-old actress as the lead, re-injecting the heroine’s timeless cause and ideology with an exciting modernity. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Don't miss a new restoration of this undersung feminist western, directed by Nancy Kelly and starring Rosalind Chao as Lalu, a young Chinese woman sold into slavery in 1880s Idaho. After Charlie (Chris Cooper) wins her in a game of poker, he slowly begins to gain her trust.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castelo Branco evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. Expanded from the theatrical cut, this six-part miniseries version includes additional material and mysteries never before seen in the US.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema, this Bellwether film is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members. OPUNTIA is a supernatural true story based on the writings of 16th century conquistador-turned-healer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Director David Fenster joins us for a Zoom Q&A on Thursday, June 4, to cap off the film's week-long run.

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.
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.
Written and directed by Eliza Hittman (BEACH RATS, IT FELT LIKE LOVE), the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support.
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.
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.
The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.