Virtual Cinema

During our temporary closure, 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.

Please note that prices are not set by Amherst Cinema and do not reflect our in-person ticket prices.

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 generously supported in part by Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee.

This powerful documentary captures the stories of everyday Americans who became grassroots activists working to defend democracy and stop the erosion of civil rights in the 3+ years since the 2016 elections.
In this taut, minimalist thriller, 14-year-old Chakra is sold as a slave laborer to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel, whose captain's rule is cruel and arbitrary. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
They discovered an ancient tradition on YouTube and became the first non-Sardinians ever to sing cantu a tenore. Then the Sardinians found out.
Discover the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, and others.
A psychotherapist (Virginie Efira) who decides to quit her practice and return to writing begins to struggle with excess time and a lack of inspiration—until she gets a call from Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young actress wrapped up in a dramatic affair with her costar.
In a world that undulates between fact and fiction, digital and physical, a group of SoundCloud rappers lives a solitary, post-societal existence in the desert town of Crestone, Colorado. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!
A downtrodden CEO (Joe Pantoliano) experiences a moral crisis and travels back to Italy to re-calibrate his moral compass.
In this documentary, Chuck Berry, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, is revealed with exclusive access to his family, friends, and the famous fans and music icons he inspired.
Director Charles Burnett's essential 1977 debut is an "American masterpiece" (New York Times), and one of the first films placed on the National Film Registry. Don't miss this new restoration.
In 1968, they asked him to produce the first "Black Tonight Show." Instead, he started a revolution by bringing the real Black experience to the national stage.
Set in the shadow of the world's first commercial spaceport, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Free to Amherst Cinema Members!