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The Bellwether Film Series celebrates 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, and Pioneer Valley-based filmmaker Luke Meyer.

All Bellwether films are free to Amherst Cinema Members!

Directing his camera towards the strip of pavement below his balcony, director Pawel Lozinski strikes up conversations with a colorful procession of locals, relatives, passersby, and houseless people. Creating a space for dialogue, his sidewalk becomes a stage presenting every facet of contemporary Polish life. Followed by a pre-filmed discussion between director Pawel Lozinski and Amherst Cinema's George Myers. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!
Thu, 9/29
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, DOS ESTACIONES follows iron-willed businesswoman María García (Teresa Sánchez), the owner of Dos Estaciones, a once-majestic tequila factory now struggling to stay afloat.
Thu, 10/20

 


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.


Past Bellwether screenings:

THE AFTERLIGHT w/ director Charlie Shackleton
CANE FIRE w/ director Anthony Banua-Simon
NORTH BY CURRENT w/ director Angelo Madsen Minax
SEER AND UNSEEN w/ director Sara Dosa
TAMING THE GARDEN w/ director Salomé Jashi
FAYA DAYI w/ director Jessica Bashir
A MAN AND A CAMERA w/ director Guido Hendrikx
THE AMERICAN SECTOR w/ director Pacho Velez and Courtney Stephens
RIDGE w/ director John Skoog
SEAHORSE w/ director Jeanie Finlay
BOTTLED SONGS 1-4 w/ directors Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee
THE INHERITANCE w/ director Ephraim Asili, presented in collaboration with The DocYard
PIER KIDS w/ director Elegance Bratton
CRESTONE w/ director Marnie Ellen Hertzler
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES w/ director Hannah Jayanti
LANDFALL w/ director Cecilia Aldorando
THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKE WOMAN and CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE w/ director Rosine Mbakam
OPUNTIA w/ director David Fenster
OVERSEAS w/ director Sung-A Yoon
I'M LEAVING NOW w/ directors Lindsey Cordero & Armando Croda
MY FIRST FILM w/ director Zia Anger
HOTTEST AUGUST w/ director Brett Story
THE INFILTRATORS w/ professors David Hernandez and Margaret Cerullo
INGRID w/ director Morissa Maltz
VISION PORTRAITS w/ director Rodney Evans
COMBAT OBSCURA w/director Miles Lagoze and Chris Jones
SHORT FILMS OF SKY HOPINKA w/ director Sky Hopinka
DISTANT CONSTELLATION w/ director Shevaun Mizrahi
THE ROYAL ROAD w/ director Jenni Olson
THE IMAGE YOU MISSED w/ director Donal Foreman
BISBEE'17 w/ director Robert Greene
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING w/ director RaMell Ross
SHAKEDOWN w/ director Leilah Weinraub
1999 w/ director Samara Chadwick
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/ director Pacho Velez
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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