Virtual Cinema

Through our Virtual Cinema program, we're excited to bring you opportunities to watch new release titles on your home screen while directly supporting Amherst Cinema.

When you watch these films at home, the cost of the digital "ticket" is split between the film distributor and Amherst Cinema - just like when you buy a ticket at the box office.

These films will be available for a set "run," with the end date listed on the film page. Click a film below for more information and to watch these Virtual Cinema selections. We thank you for supporting Amherst Cinema in this new and exciting way!

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.

Looking for ways to enrich the Virtual Cinema experience? Check our Virtual Events page for online Q&As and seminars with filmmakers, experts, and film subjects.

Virtual Cinema is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Virtual Cinema is also supported in part by a grant from Amherst Local Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Additional support provided by:



The dreamlike ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
After the global success RAMS, director Grímur Hákonarson returns to his native Iceland with another bitterly funny and deeply affecting humanist farmland fable.
PARIS CALLIGRAMMES is filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger’s love letter to the city where she came of age, and her explorations of her own artistic growth, fueled by bookstores, jazz clubs, workshops and cafés. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
IN SILICO is a filmmaker’s 10-year quest to chronicle the birth of simulated consciousness.
After a 75 year-old mother gets fired from her job, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life.
College student Danielle must cover her tracks when she unexpectedly runs into her sugar daddy at a shiva—with her parents, ex-girlfriend and family friends also in attendance. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Director John Skoog turns the camera on the small Swedish village where he was born, gathering stories and characters from rural Scandinavia and dissecting traditional documentary form. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
Opens Friday, May 14. In Melvin Van Peebles’s edgy, angsty, romantic first feature, an African American soldier stationed in France is granted a promotion and a three-day leave from base by his casually racist commanding officer and heads to Paris, where he finds whirlwind romance with a white woman—but what happens to their love when his furlough is over?