Upcoming Special Events

Shot over six years, this intimate meditation on family and absence expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.
Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever.
Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “…was the first…” as Miles Davis said. From an early age, Betty freed herself from social rules traditionally imposed on women and insisted on complete control of her image and recordings, and in the case of her turbulent marriage to Miles Davis, her personal life as well. Then, at the height of her fame in the early 1980s, she mysteriously disappeared from public life.
July 5th screening is Sold Out! August 6th screening added! Scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests.
CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
This concert film features Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar, Monty Python, and more paying tribute to George Harrison.
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.
HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS is a film about the world's first all-girl punk band. Contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, The Slits were pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae."
A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. Patty Schemel in person!
Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.
An immersive view of the daily rituals of Lee Sexton, retired coal miner and revered banjo legend, and his wife Opal. Directors Vic Rawlings and Jeff Silva in person.
Mika Kaurismäki's documentary traces fifty years of Miriam Makeba's music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba.
Three Royal Ballet choreographers honor the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music.
A creative documentary portrait of Rubén Blades, one of history's foremost Salsa singers, who wants to quit his singing career, and become the president of his country, Panama.
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys.
After 500 years Bosch’s paintings still shock and fascinate us. Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary.
This event is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members. A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari’a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.
Delving deep into Van Gogh's fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING showcases Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and features exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum.
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.