This spring, Amherst Cinema brings investigations into focus. Follow along with sleuths from throughout film history as they try—and sometimes even succeed—to figure it all out.
From tense thrillers to rollicking genre satires, Crime/Seen celebrates the mystery of it all.
Clarice Starling, a young F.B.I. cadet (Jodie Foster in an Oscar-winning role), receives the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal to help catch another serial killer—a madman who skins his victims. Jonathan Demme's THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS swept the Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actress, Actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.
In this Oscar-winning mashup of live action and animation, both a satire of and love letter to whodunits, cartoon-hating private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) begrudgingly works to prove Roger Rabbit innocent of murder.
Denzel Washington stars as ex-GI Easy Rawlins, hired to find the missing lover of a mayoral candidate in late-1940s Los Angeles. This stylish mystery, adapted from the novel by Walter Mosley, both channels and subverts classic noir tropes.