Bellwether


The Bellwether Film Series presents innovative films coming from new voices with fresh approaches to fiction, non-fiction and experimental cinema.

The series showcases striking and important new films and engages artists and filmgoers in discussion.

Bellwether is co-curated by George Myers, Amherst Cinema’s General Manager, Pioneer Valley-based filmmaker Luke Meyer, and Andrew Hart, Hampshire College.

All Bellwether films are free to Amherst Cinema Members!

When death haunts a high school in a small town in the late 1990s, everyone is forever transformed. In this gentle, prismatic film, Director Samara Chadwick returns to the town she fled as a teen to re-immerse herself in the memories still lurking there, in its spaces and within the dusty boxes of diaries, photos and VHS tapes. Director Samara Chadwick in person!
Thu, 10/25
SHAKEDOWN chronicles a series of parties in the underground lesbian strip scene in mid-00's Los Angeles, one of the few spaces for lesbian subculture, which brought together and galvanized a community of queer people of color. Director Leilah Weinraub in person!
Thu, 11/15
Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds. Director RaMell Ross in person!
Thu, 12/6

Past Bellwether screenings:

95 AND 6 TO GO w/ director Kimi Takasue
MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS w/director Jake Meginsky and Co-Director Neil Young
BLACK MOTHER w/director Khalik Allah
FEAR ITSELF w/director Charlie Lyne
THE DEPARTURE w/director Lana Wilson
WHOSE STREETS? w/co-director Damon Davis
THE WORK w/ Producer Eon McCleary
THE REAGAN SHOW w/ directors Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill
QUEST w/ director Jon Olshefski
RAT FILM w/ director Theo Anthony
Camden Internaional Film Festival Selected Shorts w/ CIFF program director Sean Flynn
PETER AND THE FARM w/ director Tony Stone
THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES w/ director Brett Story
DARK NIGHT w/ director Tim Sutton
THOSE WHO FEEL THE FIRE BURNING w/ director Morgan Knibbe
KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE w/ director Robert Greene
HOOLIGAN SPARROW w/ director Nanfu Wang
NUTS! w/ director Penny Lane
THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER w/ director Chad Gracia
FLORENCE, ARIZONA w/ director Andrea B. Scott
WESTERN w/ directors Bill and Turner Ross
THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA w/ director Jessica Oreck
CAMERAPERSON w/ director Kirsten Johnson
OBITUARY PROJECT w/ director Hope Tucker
T-REX w/ producer Sue Jay Johnson
FIELD NIGGAS w/ director Khalik Allah
(T)ERROR w/ directors David Felix-Sutcliffe and Lyric Cabral
DANNY SAYS w/ director Brendan Toller and subject Danny Fields.
BREAKING A MONSTER w/ director Luke Meyer
IN COUNTRY w/ director Meghan O'Hara
I REMEMBER: A FILM ABOUT JOE BRAINARD and WILD COMBINATION w/ director Matt Wolf
(A)SEXUAL w/ director Angela Tucker

 

 

 

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