Virtual Cinema


During our temporary closure, 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 but 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.

Please note that prices are not set by Amherst Cinema and do not reflect our usual ticket prices.

We thank you for supporting Amherst Cinema in this new and exciting way!

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.

Now playing via Virtual Cinema, this Bellwether film is FREE to Amherst Cinema Members. OPUNTIA is a supernatural true story based on the writings of 16th century conquistador-turned-healer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castelo Branco evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. Expanded from the theatrical cut, this six-part miniseries version includes additional material and mysteries never before seen in the US.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. In this telling of the story of Joan of Arc, French director Bruno Dumont casts a ten-year-old actress as the lead, re-injecting the heroine’s timeless cause and ideology with an exciting modernity. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s PASOLINI reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, playing an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. FOURTEEN follows a decade of close female friendship between Jo, an outgoing social worker, and Mara, who bounces among teacher aide jobs and writes fiction in her spare time.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple. Elisabeth Moss stars in the newest from director Josephine Decker, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema.​​ Award-winning director Damon Gameau (THAT SUGAR FILM) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema. UP FROM THE STREETS is a feature-length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. 
Opens June 12 in Virtual Cinema! PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Additionally, tune in on Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm EST for a live online discussion with directors Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck and film subjects, moderated by Radiolab's Molly Webster.