Upcoming Special Events
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. 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. 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.
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.