Upcoming Special Events

Free screening! Ava DuVernay explores the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and its links to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry.
BRAIN DAMAGE is a slimy, grimy, gore-soaked slice of NYC neon that follows a poor schmo addicted to a drug called Aylmer. But Aylmer is unlike any street narcotic - he's a parasitic monster that eats human brains in order to survive, juicing his host with enough hallucinogens to keep the party rolling.
Scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential eco-system.
This Stephen King adaptation by genre master Brian De Palma features a star-making and Oscar-nominated performance from Sissy Spacek.
Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews' 'thrilling revival' (New York Times) of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney.
When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. But the investigation sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit, and sinister family secrets, all tangled up in municipal corruption and the Los Angeles water supply.
In the night skies near his Muncie, Indiana home, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events.
Swanhilda notices her fianceé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson.
This existential wail of a drama from Ingmar Bergman concerns two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), keeping vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is dying of cancer and can find solace only in the arms of a beatific servant (Kari Sylwan).
D.O.A. centers around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 U.S. tour, which ended with the group infamously disbanding. This molotov cocktail of a film (produced by High Times Magazine) also features incredible, indelible live footage of fellow giants X-Ray Spex, Generation X w/ Billy Idol, Sham 69 and the Dead Boys.
Entering his 9th decade, prolific artist David Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
David Lynch's feature film take on Frank Herbert's sprawling sci-fi saga is about a prophesied messiah (Kyle MacLachlan) coming to his destiny in a galactic feudal society that runs on "spice."
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.  
Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony.
Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their second film.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.  
MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Director Jake Meginsky and co-director Neil Young in person!
NASSER'S REPUBLIC: THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT is the first film for an American audience about Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world's most transformative leaders. Director Michal Goldman in person, in conversation with Mukaram Hhana, Postdoctoral Fellow, Smith College.
In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage.
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house.
On a mission in a Central American jungle, a team of commandos find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. This is the 116-minute Director's Cut.  
This gripping drama, based on personal experiences of screenwriter Angel Wagenstein, is set during a chapter of the Holocaust in the Balkans that sheds light on the experience of Sephardic Jews.
This 1997 blockbuster from Paul Verhoeven (ELLE, ROBOCOP) walks a fascinating tight rope, thriving both as an over-the-top Hollywood sci-fi romp and a pointed critique of the millitary-industrial complex.
After reinventing the zombie film with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George Romero made his first color horror film THE CRAZIES, another social commentary cloaked in exploitation trappings about a small Pennsylvania town decimated by the accidental release of a dangerous biochemical weapon in the water supply.
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way.
This 80's favorite features the last remaining unicorn on earth, who leaves her home in the lilac woods in the hope that she will find another unicorn somewhere in the world.
Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. When a single mother and her two sons move to the sleepy seaside California town of Santa Clara, they discover much more than they anticipated.
Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess.  
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" - or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden.
A captivating family drama about diverging ideas of fatherhood as an unforeseen event turns a mountainside vacation into a survival trip.
Rimas Tuminas' reimagining of Anton Chekhov's tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions. Introduction and post-screening talkback by Prof. Boris Wolfson, Amherst College Department of Russian.
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death.
Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, YOUNG MARX reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS.
When a researcher's otherwise empty boat arrives in the New York City harbor carrying a zombie, his daughter travels to the remote tropical island where he was last seen.