Friends,

In today's edition of At-Home Cinema Selections , board member Dennis Helmus, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Noelle Serafino, and General Manager George Myers recommend films to help you make the most of your weekend downtime.

We'd also like to share a great film resource with you. Nonprofit distributor Women Make Movies is commemorating Women's History Month with a free virtual film festival highlighting new releases in their Transnational Feminist Film collection. Sign up here for free access to select films about women from around the globe, available through March 31. We hope to share more free film resources as they become available.

As always, feel free to reach out by email or on social media to tell us your thoughts on our picks plus other films you're enjoying at home.

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Thanks and happy movie-watching!

Your friends at Amherst Cinema
Dennis Helmus, Board of Directors, recommends:
JULIE & JULIA
dir. Nora Ephron, 2009
Given our current inability to socialize in person and dine out, JULIE & JULIA is a wonderful reminder that sharing food and the serendipity of love in our lives are the ties that bind. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child's cookbook in 365 days, a challenge she described on the popular blog that made her a published author. This film reminds us that in this time of social distancing, we can stay connected through movies that celebrate food, love, and gratitude.

Available for streaming on Netflix
Noelle Serafino, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, recommends:
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGGEDON
dir. Will Becher & Richard Phelan, 2019
For all the parents out there who are now loosening restrictions on their kids' screen time but still want quality, age-appropriate entertainment, this one's for you. When an alien child named Lu-La crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep and his farm animal friends attempt to help Lu-La get back home, encountering plenty of adventures along the way. From the creators of WALLACE & GROMIT, this stop-motion sequel to SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE is playful and sweet, with energetic slapstick and ample sci-fi references to keep the adults entertained too. There's no spoken dialogue but you don't miss it, thanks to the meticulous animation and characters' expressive sounds. Themes of friendship, teamwork, and inclusiveness make this film even more endearing.

Available for streaming on Netflix
George Myers, General Manager, recommends:
AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY
dir. Jeff Feuerzeig, 2016
A truly wild story of an underground literary legend who captured the world's attention with their writing, mystery, and misdirection. The complications of this story, its twists and turns, will captivate viewers in the same way the artists of the 90's were taken in by the story, raising questions about identity, authorship, and performance far beyond the written word.

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