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.


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

Virtual Cinema is also supported by a grant from Mass Cultural Council’s Cultural Investment Portfolio and from Amherst Local Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by MCC.

A poetic blending of the personal and political, SKIES OF LEBANON combines live action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon, inspired by the family history of filmmaker Chloé Mazlo. Using stories told to her by her grandmother of life during the Lebanese Civil War, Mazlo crafts a touching and heart-breaking story of love during wartime.
Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical, co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman. A New York Times Critic's Pick.
THE BOOK KEEPERS follows the uplifting journey of a husband who keeps his wife's dream alive by becoming the spokesperson for her book after her death.
In THE UNMAKING OF A COLLEGE, students at Hampshire College confront their new president’s attempt to shut down the school.