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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.
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.
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.
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.
Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.
For most of the 20th century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. This doc goes inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans, following commissioners traveling across Maine and gathering testimony from Wabanaki tribal communities.
A neurotic society woman (Mink Stole) murders her husband with the help of her maid. On the lam, they 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.
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.
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.
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.
MICHELANGELO - LOVE AND DEATH offers a cinematic journey through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican, to the print and drawing rooms of Europe, to explore Michelangelo's tempestuous life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A doctor’s solo sail through the Atlantic is interrupted when she comes upon a damaged boat, overfilled with refugees. FREE to Amherst Cinema Members.
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. It’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.
A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.
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.
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.
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.
Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh.
In 1980's Bavaria, a district administrator becomes an outspoken opponent of the planned construction of a nuclear reprocessing plant. 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.
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.