Late Nights

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

Clandestine army activities threaten the war torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation.
Fri, 2/1
REPO MAN and SID & NANCY director Alex Cox went south of the border to film this dramatic tale of a rookie member of Mexico’s national highway patrol, who struggles to keep on the straight and narrow in a department rife with corruption.
Fri, 2/8
In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.
Fri, 2/15
The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.  
Fri, 2/22
Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking band Talking Heads at their peak.  
Fri, 3/1
The Maysles brothers pay visits to Edith Bouvier Beale, nearing 80, and her daughter, Edie. Reclusive, the pair live with cats and raccoons in Grey Gardens, a crumbling mansion in East Hampton.  
Fri, 3/8
Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist, attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation.
Fri, 3/15
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, 3/22
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.
Fri, 3/29
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.
Fri, 4/5
THE BOXER’S OMEN is THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, ALTERED STATES and ROCKY all rolled into one. t’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.
Fri, 4/12
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.
Fri, 4/19
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.
Fri, 4/26
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!
Fri, 5/3
A neurotic society woman (Mink Stole) murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by Queen Carlotta (Edith Massey). This 1977 John Waters classic is presented on 35mm!
Fri, 5/10
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.
Fri, 5/17
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.
Fri, 5/24
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.
Fri, 5/31