Upcoming Special Events

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life.
Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast from the National Theatre with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
A forlorn puppeteer (John Cusack) discovers a secret portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich, which he then utilizes in a devious business scheme.
An unlucky gas station attendant gets more than he bargained for when he goes up against the yakuza, who have kidnapped his junior baseball team's coach. This is the second feature from renowned action auteur Takeshi "Beat" Kitano.
Purchase a season pass to see preview screenings of major new independent and international films followed by conversations with special guest speakers, hosted by Amherst Cinema's Carol Johnson and George Myers.
December 5, 7:00pm
Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.
Classic Americana and avant-garde European sensibilities collide with Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and mystic El Topo tries to defeat four sharp-shooting rivals.
Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s intensely personal lens, ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s.
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.
In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry.
Join us as we celebrate Friday, October 13th, with a double feature of our two favorite FRIDAY THE 13TH films!
Seven U.S. veterans share their stories of deployment, life in country, coming home, diagnosis, dreams and nightmares, and recovery.
November 11, 12:30pm
INHABIT is a feature length documentary on permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for addressing issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more.
James Stewart stars as a small-town nobody, on the brink of suicide, who believes his life is worthless. Guardian angel Henry Travers shows him how wrong he is by letting Stewart see what would have happened had he never been born.  
This film tells the story of Cheikh Anta Diop, the Senegalese scholar and political figure who fought his whole life for truth and justice in order to restore historical awareness and dignity to Africa.
Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, LE CORSAIRE is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions.
This Les Blank double feature showcases two of the legendary documentarian’s gastronomic films, GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS and YUM! YUM! YUM! A TASTE OF CAJUN AND CREOLE COOKING.
In the span of a generation in Henry County, Kentucky, the agrarian virtues of simplicity and sustainable farming have been replaced by capital-intensive industrial agriculture, fraying the rural community’s fabric. LOOK & SEE tells the stories of several residents of Henry County, as seen through the mind’s eye of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry.
LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Starring Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch.
In 2010 Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop.
From the producers of the Emily Dickinson biopic, A QUIET PASSION, this documentary is an in-depth examination of the life and work of one of America’s greatest poets.
As the dead roam the earth, a group bands together in a rural Pennsylvania farhmhouse but, as tensions rise, the chances of survival look slim...
Jubei Kibagami has always been the master dealer of death, but in rescuing a ninja woman from a monster he sets loose a chain of events that puts death in his own veins and sends him on a nightmarish odyssey through a surreal ancient Japan.
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN'S LAND, broadcast to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.  
Purchase a season pass to see preview screenings of major new independent and international films followed by conversations with special guest speakers, hosted by Amherst Cinema's Carol Johnson and George Myers.
November 14, 7:00pm
Jude Law stars in the stage production of OBSESSION, broadcast from the Barbican Theatre in London.
Purchase a season pass to see preview screenings of major new independent and international films followed by conversations with special guest speakers, hosted by Amherst Cinema's Carol Johnson and George Myers.
October 24, 7:00pm
Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new Miskatonic University student who also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that "re-animates" corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action.
SANTA SANGRE continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans alike with its tale of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and a macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother.
A young American student (Jessica Harper) arrives at a German dance academy and is thrust into a hallucinatory nightmare of murder and witchcraft.
This somber, finely-drawn portrait of life in East Berlin depicts a young architect whose personal and professional life is strangled by the communist dogma of an older generation. Director Peter Kahane in person!
October 16, 7:00pm
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between his patients and himself.
With bittersweet detail, against the stunning backdrop of upstate New York, THE LAST PIG is a documentary that offers an entirely new view of small-scale livestock farming. Director Allison Argo in person!
The rare film that takes aim at the frenzy of the McCarthy era while also being suffused with its Cold War paranoia, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE remains potent, shocking American moviemaking.
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.  
A box office bomb when it opened in 1982, THE THING is now regarded as one of horror master John Carpenter's finest films, with incredible practical effects work by Rob Bottin and a score by Ennio Morricone.  
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.