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Raw and smoldering (and never before released in the U.S.), this narrative feature follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against racism and xenophobia.
COMBAT OBSCURA is a groundbreaking look at daily life in a war zone as told by the Marines themselves, ingeniously repurposing original footage to reveal the intensity and paradoxes of an ambiguous war from an unvarnished perspective. Director Miles Lagoze in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
This documentary immerses viewers in influential garden designer Piet Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic book, GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.
After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague. This documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding this extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer.
HORN FROM THE HEART: The Paul Butterfield Story is a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. Post-screening Q&A with Tom Reney, host of NEPR's Jazz à la Mode and consultant on the film.
KLIMT & SCHIELE - EROS AND PSYCHE recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast from 2015 returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
I'M NOT RUNNING is an explosive new political drama exploring personal choices and their public consequences, written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (THE READER, THE HOURS, NT LIVE: SKYLIGHT).
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, was an event like no other. Rembrandt’s life story is interwoven with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.
One of the most acclaimed music docs of all time, this film features the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey; its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O’Neal Twins. New 4K restoration!
At age 40, after years of drifting, Diego returns to Sicily, his dreams of becoming a musician dashed. But then he discovers the mouth harp, which captivates him and propels him on a journey from the torrid coasts of Sicily to the frozen flatlands of Yakutia in Siberia, where he becomes part of a prophecy from a century ago.
This documentary chronicles the experiences of several visually impaired artists, including photographer John Dugdale and writer Ryan Knighton, focusing on the ways each artist (and their creative process) is impacted by loss of vision. Director Rodney Evans in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces.
Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous names in art history, his image and his art are everywhere, yet few know the remarkable story of his rise to greatness. YOUNG PICASSO takes an in-depth look at the journey of Picasso’s life and traces his path to genius.