Late Nights

Friday nights at 9:45, join us for the best cult, genre, and other outré film on the Amherst Cinema big screen.

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) crashes to Earth and immediately registers a series of world-changing patents in an effort to return to his parched planet and dying family. But will the authorities let him go?
Fri, 9/7
Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller (an incredible Nicolas Cage), a broken and haunted man, hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.
Fri, 9/14
Included in MoMA’s permanent collection and considered to be among the most significant features ever by an African-American filmmaker, SWEET SWEETBACK is a brutal and shocking story of survival and is credited as one of the first blaxploitation films.
Fri, 9/21
Margaret is a fashion model with dreams of stardom, whose alter ego and rival, Jimmy, abuses and takes advantage of her to satisfy his rampant drug addiction. Unbeknownst to them, tiny, invisible aliens have landed on the roof above the squalor in which they live and begin killing anyone Margaret has sex with to feed on their pleasure-giving neurotransmitters. LIQUID SKY is an underground masterpiece of avant-garde DIY science fiction filmmaking.
Fri, 9/28
After receiving an anonymous letter about a missing 12-year-old girl, devoutly Christian Police Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) travels by seaplane to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But the islanders welcome neither his badge nor religious devotion, for Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) and his devoted followers worship only the pagan gods of old - and those gods demand a sacrifice.
Fri, 10/5
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity.
Fri, 10/12
A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, GODZILLA (a.k.a. GOJIRA) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies.
Fri, 10/19
In 1970, young debut director Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, catapulting him to international stardom.
Fri, 10/26
Whether Tommy Wiseau's instant cult favorite is the worst melodrama ever conceived, or the wiliest black comedy since CITIZEN KANE will be a matter of debate for generations of unsuspecting viewers.  Either way, it will tear you apart!
Fri, 11/2
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape.
Fri, 11/9