Late Nights

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

Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork of The Monkees become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once.
Fri, 8/23
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.
Fri, 8/30
Surreal stop-motion puppetry meets Lewis Carroll in Czech visionary Jan Svankmajer’s landmark of animation.
Fri, 9/6
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.
Fri, 9/13
A children's ghost story comes to terrifying life in this thriller about a graduate student whose research into modern folklore summons the spirit of the dead.
Fri, 9/20
When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it's up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree.
Fri, 9/27
Started in the 1980s as a fabricated movement intended to punk the punk scene, Queercore quickly became a real-life cultural community of LGBTQ music and movie-making revolutionaries.
Fri, 10/4
David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
Fri, 10/11
THE NEON SLIME MIXTAPE is a hallucinogenic compilation that celebrates gore-soaked, gloop-drenched, direct-to-video genre anarchy from the 1980s and 90s.
Fri, 10/18
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.
Fri, 10/25
How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie HOUSE? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava?
Fri, 11/1
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene.
Fri, 11/8
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.
Fri, 11/15