The Naked Man on the Sports Field

Filmnum: 
165413
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1973
Directed by: 
Directed by Konrad Wolf
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
99 mins.
Language: 
German with subtitles

This tongue-in-cheek, episodic film about a conflicted sculptor is based on the life of Werner Stötzer, one of East Germany’s most important visual artists. Introduction by Seán Allan, University of St Andrews. North American premiere! Free screening.

Midnight Revue

Filmnum: 
165411
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1962
Directed by: 
Directed by Gottfried Kolditz
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
104 mins.
Language: 
German with subtitles

An inexperienced producer tries create a musical revue film in this comedy that exemplifies the East German push to compete with the West’s biggest studio. Introduction by Johanna Yunker, UMass Amherst. North American premiere! Free screening.

Marriage in the Shadows

Filmnum: 
165409
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1947
Directed by: 
Directed by Kurt Maetzig
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
104 mins.
Language: 
German with subtitles

The first German feature film to address the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany—only two years after the end of WWII—MARRIAGE IN THE SHADOWS called on Germans to accept collective responsibility for the crimes of the Third Reich. Introduction by Barton Byg, UMass Amherst. Free screening.

The Judge

Filmnum: 
165344
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2018
Directed by: 
Directed by Erika Cohn
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
76 mins.
Language: 
Arabic with subtitles

This event is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members. A verité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari’a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

Linefork

Filmnum: 
164723
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2016
Directed by: 
Directed by Vic Rawlings and Jeff Silva
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
96 mins.

An immersive view of the daily rituals of Lee Sexton, retired coal miner and revered banjo legend, and his wife Opal. Directors Vic Rawlings and Jeff Silva in person.

Betty: They Say I'm Different

Filmnum: 
164721
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2018
Directed by: 
Directed by Phil Cox
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
60 mins.

Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “…was the first…” as Miles Davis said. From an early age, Betty freed herself from social rules traditionally imposed on women and insisted on complete control of her image and recordings, and in the case of her turbulent marriage to Miles Davis, her personal life as well. Then, at the height of her fame in the early 1980s, she mysteriously disappeared from public life.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Filmnum: 
164719
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2018
Directed by: 
Directed by Stephen Schible
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
102 mins.
Language: 
Japanese with subtitles

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys.

Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits

Filmnum: 
164717
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2018
Directed by: 
Directed by William E. Badgley
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
86 mins.

HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS is a film about the world's first all-girl punk band. Contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, The Slits were pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae."