Upcoming Special Events
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.
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.
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?
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.