Friday nights at 9:45, join us for the best cult, genre, and other outré film on the Amherst Cinema big screen.
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
Frank Hart, the bigwig at Consolidated Companies, is a pig, exploiting and harassing the women who work for him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity leaps – but just how long can they keep Hart tied up? Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton star in this comedy classic.
Director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara.
From Dario Argento, the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (SUSPIRIA, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE), comes DEEP RED, arguably the ultimate giallo. Aided by a throbbing score from legendary proggers Goblin, this hallucinatory fever dream is punctuated by some of the most expert setpieces the genre has to offer.