Two new films open in Virtual Cinema today: New York Times Critic's Pick EARTH and WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL . See below for a wide selection of other titles available to you right now through Virtual Cinema (and note our five titles leaving after this Thursday). As always, thank you for supporting us with your digital ticket purchases.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to give a shout out to our amazing volunteers. From See-Hear-Feel-Film to ushers to Circle of Friends, we couldn't do it without you. We're so grateful for your enthusiasm, dedication, and deep love of film. We can't wait to see you when we reopen!

Wondering how you can help us during this difficult time? Support us via the following methods and help position us for a successful reopening. Thank you!
Happy movie-watching!

Your friends at Amherst Cinema
Now playing via Virtual Cinema
through 5/7
This breathtaking documentary was filmed at seven locations where humans are transforming the planet on a grand scale. Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter contrasts these large scale projects with interviews with the individuals helping to realize them to highlight our fraught struggles for and against the planet. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
through 4/30
A portrait of the work and life of controversial film critic  Pauline Kael , and her battle to achieve success and influence in the 20th century movie business.
through 4/30
THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside the small but fascinating world of antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers. It's both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.
through 4/30
This dazzling documentary describes the life and craft of abstract artist Hilma af Klint. In 1906, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, Klimt began to create a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
through 4/30
Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS investigates the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's native Chile.
through 4/30
In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
last day 4/23!
After the residents of a small village in Brazil (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has vanished from online maps, violent mercenaries (led by Udo Kier) begin attacking inhabitants in the shadows. The townspeople must band together to protect their remote community. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
through 4/30
The world is stuck inside staring out, like a cat on a windowsill. To raise everyone's spirits, longtime CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire, Will Braden, has crafted a 45-minute "treat" of a reel that includes the very best videos from CVF history.
last day 4/23!
This documentary, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, features incredible photographs chosen from over three million previously unpublished images and documents from iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham.
last day 4/23!
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances. But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication.
last day 4/23!
A new restoration of one of the most successful films in Brazilian history, this erotic comedy follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor (Sônia Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild, irresponsible husband.
last day 4/23!
In this hit documentary, take a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with three films that highlight the power and beauty of language.
dir. Terence Davies, 2016
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Amherst's own Emily Dickinson. Nixon personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Though much of the film was shot in Belgium in a replica of Dickinson's house, exterior shots were filmed in Amherst and Pelham in consultation with the Emily Dickinson Museum. Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Kanopy .
dir. Heather Rae, 2005
TRUDELL follows the extraordinary life of Native American poet and activist John Trudell, from his impoverished childhood in Omaha to his leadership in the American Indian Movement (AIM) and his emergence as an acclaimed musician and spoken word poet. Using decades-old 16 mm and Super 8 film and video footage as a backdrop, filmmaker Heather Rae paints an intimate portrait of a man whose spirit and words have awakened the Native consciousness. Available for streaming on Amazon Prime .
dir. Jim Jarmusch, 2016
Jim Jarmusch's PATERSON stars Adam Driver as a bus-driving poet in Paterson, New Jersey whose daily routine is punctuated by poetic musings recorded in his notebook. A quietly moving portrayal of the ups and downs of daily life, PATERSON is a tribute to the poetry all around us, Available for streaming on Amazon Prime .
Looking for streaming selections from our staff, board, and volunteers? Check out our archive of At-Home Cinema Selections and look for more in upcoming e-newsletters throughout our temporary closure.
Copyright © 2020 Amherst Cinema. All Rights Reserved.