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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
Love and loss are in close proximity in Lena Stahl's feature debut about a teenager and his mother setting off on a journey together after they almost lost one another.
Sun, 10/2
Director Andrea Simon set out to tell the story of legendary Bulgarian-Jewish screenwriter and novelist Angel Wagenstein to a broader audience with this incendiary documentary. Followed by a Q&A with director Andrea Simon.
Tue, 10/11
This dazzling East German-Soviet co-production is an adaptation of Lion Feuchtwanger’s eponymous novel, a sprawling epic scripted by Angel Wagenstein dedicated to the life and work of the legendary Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. Followed by a Q&A with Luke P. Parker, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Amherst College.
Wed, 10/19
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
AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD follows the decades of reconstruction after WWII and the pitfalls of the new communist government in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This is accomplished by tracking the relationship between two childhood best friends across time—Albert, who is Jewish, and Araxi, who is Armenian. Followed by a Q&A with Mariana Ivanova, Academic Director, DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst.
Tue, 11/1