Bellwether


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, Pioneer Valley-based filmmaker Luke Meyer, and Andrew Hart, Hampshire College.

All Bellwether films are free to Amherst Cinema Members!

INGRID is an intimate look at a woman who left her life as a successful fashion designer and mother in Texas to become a reclusive hermit, immersed in nature, focused solely on creating art. Director Morrisa Maltz in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
Thu, 8/22
THE INFILTRATORS forges a bold, hybrid cinematic language, combining familiar documentary form and scripted narrative to map an uncharted domain: inside an Obama-era immigration detention system. Director Alex Rivera in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
Thu, 9/5
A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, THE HOTTEST AUGUST gives us a window into the collective consciousness of the present. The film’s point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. Director Brett Story in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
Thu, 10/10
In MY FIRST FILM, the artist attempts to recount the stories behind her lost and abandoned Work - including her first feature - in a semi-improvised performance of autofiction.
Thu, 11/14

The Bellwether Film Series is presented with support from Dean's Beans Organic Coffee.


Past Bellwether screenings:

COMBAT OBSCURA w/director Miles Lagoze and Chris Jones
DISTANT CONSTELLATION w/ director Shevaun Mizrahi
SHORT FILMS OF SKY HOPINKA w/ director Sky Hopinka
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/ 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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