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In 1981, legendary German-French actress Romy Schneider meets two Stern magazine reporters in Quiberon, a small village on the coast of Brittany. Despite her previous negative encounters with the German press, Schneider opens up and bares her soul – to a breaking point.
The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.  
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.
With his second feature, a towering epic that took him years to complete, Tarkovsky waded deep into the past and emerged with a visionary masterwork about renowned icon painter Andrei Rublev.
BISBEE ’17 is a nonfiction feature film radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements. The film follows several members of the close knit community of Bisbee, Arizona, as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour. Director Robert Greene in person! Free to Amehrst Cinema Members.
CARMEN, the passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside PETRUSHKA, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug.
Dazzling sets and costumes illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor.
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon who was also a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII.
A neurotic society woman (Mink Stole) murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by Queen Carlotta (Edith Massey). This 1977 John Waters classic is presented on 35mm!
Ryan Gosling stars as The Driver, a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night.
The Maysles brothers pay visits to Edith Bouvier Beale, nearing 80, and her daughter, Edie. Reclusive, the pair live with cats and raccoons in Grey Gardens, a crumbling mansion in East Hampton.  
Written as a reaction to the McCarthy era, HIGH NOON tells the story of a town marshal whose loyalties are torn between the community he must defend against a deadly gang and the religious precepts of his young Quaker bride.
REPO MAN and SID & NANCY director Alex Cox went south of the border to film this dramatic tale of a rookie member of Mexico’s national highway patrol, who struggles to keep on the straight and narrow in a department rife with corruption.
A Soviet production started a week after the Cuban missile crisis, I AM CUBA was designed to be Cuba’s answer to both Sergei Eisenstein’s POTEMKIN, and Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS. But the film turned out to be something quite unique — a wildly schizophrenic celebration of Communist kitsch, mixing Slavic solemnity with Latin sensuality.
The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.
A collection of nine timeless Looney Tunes shorts from the '40s and '50s, including DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24 1/2th CENTURY, ONE FROGGY EVENING, and many more!  
Director Joachim Lang connects his interpretation of the Threepenny story with the genesis of Brecht’s exposé for a Threepenny Film that has never been on screen. It takes the audience to Berlin during the Roaring Twenties in a framework plot that shows how the artists attempt to shoot a movie while confronting the film industry.
Frank Zito (co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. When these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City. Post-screening Skype with Director William Lustig!
Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough of the motorcycle ninjas running Florida's narcotics trade, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice.
One of the great treasures of the Ozploitation wave, NEXT OF KIN is “SUSPIRIA Down Under”, expertly blending a ghost story, a psychological thriller, a giallo and the desolate Outback’s inherent spookiness to create Australia’s most criminally underseen genre film.
A Russian intellectual doing research in Italy becomes obsessed with the Botticelli-like beauty of his translator, as well as with the apocalyptic ramblings of a self-destructive wanderer.
In Ida Lupino's directorial debut NOT WANTED, young and naive "unwed mother" Sally Forrest's life spirals out of control after her musician beau ditches her for an out-of-town gig, despite the presence of another man determined to win her heart.
The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital, is threatened with closure. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. The new work by acclaimed playwright Alan Bennett.
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power.
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, captured live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.
Andrzej Żuławski's sci-fi epic follows a group of astronauts who, after crash-landing on the moon, forge a new society, one whose subsequent generations create a new civilization, until a politician from Earth arrives and is hailed as the Messiah.
Perfect for audiences of all ages, PONYO centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother.  
Howard Hawks’ Western masterpiece stars John Wayne and Montgomery Clift as father and adopted son who drive one of the first cattle herds from the open spaces of Texas to the newly-built railroads.
Chris Marker—filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and videographer and digital multimedia artist—has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. SANS SOLEIL is his mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan.
A cosmonaut investigates strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station, orbiting a mysterious planet.
A hired guide leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster.
Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking band Talking Heads at their peak.  
A doctor’s solo sail through the Atlantic is interrupted when she comes upon a damaged boat, overfilled with refugees.
SYMBIOTIC EARTH explores the life and ideas of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis, who challenged entrenched theories of male-dominated science.
Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida Lupino star in this amazingly sympathetic portrait of an ordinary salesman whom circumstances force into the arms of two women; an upper-crust lady and a tough-talking waitress.
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.
THE BOXER’S OMEN is THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, ALTERED STATES and ROCKY all rolled into one. t’s all of '70s gonzo kickass cinema compressed into an insane little ball and blasted through a garishly-colored '80s Hong Kong filter. It’s one of the craziest damned things you’ll ever witness in a movie theater.
Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist, attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation.
Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman, THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s.
Set in medieval Iceland, THE JUNIPER TREE follows Margit (Björk in her first on-screen performance) and her older sister Katla as they flee for safety after their mother is burned to death for witchcraft.
In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.
Reflecting upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people, this beautiful, densely layered film is Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical work. Presented on 35mm.
Whether Tommy Wiseau's instant cult favorite is the worst melodrama ever conceived, or the wiliest black comedy since CITIZEN KANE will be a matter of debate for generations of unsuspecting viewers.  Either way, it will tear you apart!
Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, THE SACRIFICE, is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation.
You will find THE SERACHERS on almost all lists of the best Westerns ever made. But its treatment of Native Americans—and it’s evasion of the truth on which the story is based—are a challenge for today’s film-goers. What really happened when a young white settler was abducted by the Comanches? Come and find out.
Shortly before completing the sequel to his classic 1979 chomper romper ZOMBIE, the legendary Lucio Fulci became ill and left the Philippines-based production. When writers Claudio Fragasso & Rosella Drudi (TROLL 2) and director Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL) stepped in to finish, the result became one of the most insanely enjoyable zombie romps in EuroCult history.