Upcoming Special Events

Kiarostami takes metanarrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final installment of the Koker Trilogy. Unfolding “behind the scenes” of AND LIFE GOES ON, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. Shown with short film TWO SOLUTIONS FOR ONE PROBLEM.
Wed, 10/23
Director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara.
Fri, 10/25
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (SKYFALL, AMERICAN BEAUTY) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
Sat, 10/26
Mon, 1/6
A 17th century Istanbul artist travels to a distant city to make a portrait of a condemned rebel.
Mon, 10/28
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (GAME OF THRONES), Oliver Chris (GREEN WING, NT Live: YOUNG MARX), David Moorst (NT Live: ALLELUJAH!) and Hammed Animashaun (THE BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Wed, 10/30
How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie HOUSE? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava?
Fri, 11/1
GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter.
Sat, 11/2
Tue, 11/12
With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, TINTORETTO: A REBEL IN VENICE fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance.
Mon, 11/4
Named to the National Film Registry in 2002, this seminal mockumentary from the mind of Christopher Guest (BEST IN SHOW, A MIGHTY WIND) follows “England’s loudest band” trying to work their way back into the spotlight. Smith College Music Department Chair Steve Waksman introduces, discussing the science of sound and the electric guitar.
Wed, 11/6
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene.
Fri, 11/8
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, FLEABAG is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Don't miss the one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series.
Sat, 11/9
Wed, 11/13
In MY FIRST FILM, the artist attempts to recount the stories behind her lost and abandoned Work - including her first feature - in a semi-improvised performance of autofiction. Director Zia Anger in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
Thu, 11/14
From Dario Argento, the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (SUSPIRIA, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE), comes DEEP RED, arguably the ultimate giallo. Aided by a throbbing score from legendary proggers Goblin, this hallucinatory fever dream is punctuated by some of the most expert setpieces the genre has to offer.
Fri, 11/15
Hosted by Jeremy Irons, THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum, one of the most-visited museums in the world.
Sat, 11/16
Mon, 12/2
Wherever 9-year-old Benni ends up in Germany's child service, she is immediately expelled. She's a "system crasher." But anger management trainer Micha winds up as Benni’s new school escort and, with her, a seed of hope. Will Micha be able to succeed where all others despaired?
Sun, 11/17
Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, LE CORSAIRE, originally broadcast in 2017, is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions.
Sun, 12/1
A couple grapples with the difficult, lingering trauma of assault and must work out how to live with that crime, themselves, and each other, in director Sven Taddicken’s intense and emotional dramatic thriller.
Sun, 12/15
James Stewart stars as a small-town nobody, on the brink of suicide, who believes his life is worthless. Guardian angel Henry Travers shows him how wrong he is by letting Stewart see what would have happened had he never been born.  
Sat, 12/21
Mon, 12/23
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.  
Sun, 12/22

First Run Films - Coming Soon

First run films that are “coming soon” may not have a set release date. Tickets may not be available for “coming soon” films.
Based on real events, from writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
BY THE GRACE OF GOD tells the story of three adult men who band together to expose the code of silence that continues to enable a priest who abused them as boys.
Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy in a magnificent return to form) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else.
Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, FRANKIE follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert).
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
An incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach and starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta.
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. The newest from director Pedro Almodóvar stars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.
Bong Joon Ho (SNOWPIERCER, THE HOST) brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow.
Director Feras Fayyad (LAST MEN IN ALEPPO) returns to his native, wartorn Syria to follow a dedicated team of female doctors who tirelessly treat casualties in an underground hospital while battling systemic sexism.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran.
From visionary director Robert Eggers (THE WITCH) comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets. Adam Driver, Annette Bening, and Jon Hamm star in this riveting political thriller.
Both for those who remember Cohn and those who were too young to have any awareness of him, Matt Tyrnauer’s WHERE’S MY ROY COHN? lays out who Cohn was and how his lessons to his apprentice Donald Trump have shaped contemporary American politics.