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Showcasing seven bold new shorts from the newest generation to redefine what’s possible in the medium, ANIMATION NEXT takes you on a prismatic journey ranging from subterranean nightmares to sun-soaked coming of age stories—each exploring themes that most grip the modern world.
ANNA KARENINA is presented as a spectacular, breathtaking, high-tech musical production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy, captured live from the Moscow Operetta Theatre.
America has yet to heal from the trauma of its darkest era, and artist Winfred Rembert, a survivor of a lynching attempt, is living proof of that. As he etches history, bloodsoaked and cruel, into leatherwork, fellow artist Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker organizes a different kind of ceremony to search for healing. Director Taylor Rees and Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker in person!
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.
BLADE RUNNER, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by science fiction master Philip K. Dick, is a haunting look at reality, memory and mortality set against the dystopian future of Los Angeles, 2019.
The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion.  
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue. It celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, heencounters a mysteriousand magneticswan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.
CatVideoFest 2020 is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos. Cat lovers, don't miss this joyous communal experience, only available in theaters.
Kelly Reichardt directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest.  
FANTASTIC FUNGI is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamens, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil, and others, we experience the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom.
Leonardo’s peerless paintings are the core of LEONARDO: THE WORKS, captured in staggering high-definition as never before seen in cinemas. Notably, this film presents every single painting attributed to Leonardo, offering unparalleled access for the first time.
A collection of nine timeless Looney Tunes shorts from the '40s and '50s, including DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24 1/2th CENTURY, ONE FROGGY EVENING, and many more!  
This compelling film on Lucian Freud reveals the life and work of a modern master though a unique exhibition of his self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
The year is 1845, and a wagon train of three families hires mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path, only to become lost in the desert. Michelle Williams and Paul Dano star in Kelly Reichardt's follow-up to WENDY AND LUCY.
Satsuki and Mei move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who are seen only by children.   
The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND is considered by many to be his masterwork.
Broadcast from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama ALL MY SONS.
James McAvoy (X-MEN, ATONEMENT) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast to cinemas from the London’s West End.
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.
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER, a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
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.
Two old friends reunite for a quietly revelatory overnight camping trip in this breakout feature from Kelly Reichardt, a microbudget study of character and masculinity that introduced many viewers to one of contemporary American cinema’s most independent artists.
OVERSEAS follows a group of women in a Phillipines training center, preparing to deploy abroad as domestic workers or nannies. This documentary brings to light questions of modern servitude and personal sacrifice in today's globalized economy. Director Sung-A Yoon in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
World renowned wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum has one final photographic dream remaining: to photograph a polar bear underwater, while swimming alongside it.
Director John Skoog turns the camera on the small Swedish village where he was born, gathering stories and characters from rural Scandanavia and dissecting traditional documentary form. Director John Skoog in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
The J-Horror classic returns to theaters with a new restoration! Television journalist Reiko and her exorcist ex-husband Takashi investigate an urban legend about a cursed VHS tape that murders the viewer seven days after they watch it.
One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, SON OF THE WHITE MARE is a swirling, color-mad maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian heroes, part-Nibelungenlied, part-Yellow Submarine, lit by jagged bolts of lightning and drenched in rivers of blue, red, gold and green.
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family.  
The year is 2033. The Earth has been struck by a comet leading to a massive drought. Tank Girl (Lori Petty) is among the few survivors. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
World renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable ballet vision of Dostoevsky's novel, performed by the Eifman Ballet of Saint Petersburg.
When cultural destruction is wrought, do victims have any legal recourse? Discussion to follow with Professor Laetitia La Follette, UMass Amherst, and Dr. Phoebe Segal, Curator of Ancient Greek and Roman art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This special edition of THE EVIL DEAD presents the horror classic for the first time with a reimagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca and a thrilling new 5.1 surround mix, not to mention a stunning 4K picture restoration from the original 16mm camera negatives.
After a devastating car crash that results in paraplegia, Oliver, an overdriven portfolio manager, is in denial about his new circumstances. But after making a new group of friends at his rehab clinic, he ropes them into a scheme to smuggle illegal earnings across the Swiss border.
In director Anna Biller's love letter to the technicolor 60's, a modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.
In director Kelly Reichardt's breakout 2008 film, Wendy (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at a fish cannery and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire decisions.