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.

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:



An intimate documentary about faith, renewal, and healing, TWO GODS follows a Muslim casket maker in New Jersey as he takes two young men under his wing and teaches them how to live better lives. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy.
Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, THERE IS NO EVIL is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice—to follow orders to enforce the death penalty or resist and risk everything. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
IN SILICO is a filmmaker’s 10-year quest to chronicle the birth of simulated consciousness.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early '90s to the present day through the story of Franco Stevens's founding of Curve magazine.
After temporarily moving into a retirement community while her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent Helen (Ellen Burstyn) encounters a clique of mean-spirited women and an amorous widower.
WHO WILL START ANOTHER FIRE is a collection of nine films by emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities around the world. Each short is personal and distinctly told, but unified by themes of rebirth and growth.
Playing through Thursday, July 1.   Platform: Ticket price:  $12 general admission, $9 for Members Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started How to watch:  Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone