Upcoming Special Events

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, LE CORSAIRE, originally broadcast in 2017, is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 17th century Istanbul artist travels to a distant city to make a portrait of a condemned rebel.