Bending the Arc

Filmnum: 
166313
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2017
Directed by: 
Directed by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
102 mins.

Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever.

95 and 6 to Go

Filmnum: 
165935
Type: 

Event

Directed by: 
Directed by Kimi Takesue
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
85 mins.

Shot over six years, this intimate meditation on family and absence expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.

whisper & SHOUT

Filmnum: 
165417
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1988
Directed by: 
Directed by Dieter Schumann
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
115 mins.
Language: 
German with subtitles

This documentary surveys the East German rock music scene in the late-1980s, and gives an in-depth look at the last years of East German society and culture. Introduction by Skyler Arndt-Briggs, UMass Amherst. Free screening.

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.