Virtual Cinema

Through our Virtual Cinema program, 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 buy 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. We thank you for supporting Amherst Cinema in this new and exciting way!

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.

Looking for ways to enrich the Virtual Cinema experience? Check our Virtual Events page for online Q&As and seminars with filmmakers, experts, and film subjects.

Virtual Cinema is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Virtual Cinema is also supported in part by a grant from Amherst Local Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Deserving comparison with the work of Pedro Costa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Souleymane Cissé, THIS IS NOT A BURIAL marks the introduction of a major filmmaker and the final powerhouse performance of a remarkable actress. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
This inventive documentary captures the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who, born into slavery in 1853, produced a body of extraordinary art in his late 80s while living on the street in Montgomery, Alabama. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Don't miss the Oscar-nominated Animated, Live Action and Documentary shorts. This is your annual chance to predict the winners—and gain the edge in your Oscar pool!
College student Danielle must cover her tracks when she unexpectedly runs into her sugar daddy at a shiva—with her parents, ex-girlfriend and family friends also in attendance. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
In STRAY, a trio of canine outcasts roam the streets of Istanbul. Through their eyes and ears, we are shown an intimate portrait of the life of a city and its people. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Stellan Skarsgård and Andrea Bræin Hovig star in Norway's official entry to the 93rd Academy Awards. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
2021 Oscar Nominee! His own body turned into a living work of art and promptly exhibited in a museum, Sam, a Syrian refugee, will soon realize he may have sold away more than just his skin.
This remarkable documentary follows Peter Wohlleben, author of the 2015 bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, as he travels the world to bring us closer to these astounding living entities.