Today we're opening two new films in Virtual Cinema : PAHOKEE , a powerful portrait of four teens in rural America, and BOTERO , a poetic documentary about Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Thank you for continuing to support us with your digital ticket purchases!

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm EST for an Instagram Live Conversation and Q&A with Amherst Cinema General Manager George Myers and Nikki Stier Justice, COO of Cranked Up Films/Good Deed Entertainment, the distributor of the currently playing EXTRA ORDINARY . We're excited to connect with Nikki and have the opportunity to ask her questions submitted live by our Instagram followers. See you there!

Scroll down for Feel-Good Favorites—uplifting films that are guaranteed to give you the warm and fuzzies!

Last week we launched our first ever digital retrospective, showcasing the work of contemporary filmmaker Andrew Bujalski. Visit our website to see George Myers in conversation with Bujalski, read about the filmmaker's six feature films, and discover where to stream them all.

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Now playing via Virtual Cinema
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In rural Florida, four teens experience the joys and heartbreaks of their last year in high school. This complex, multi-faceted work recalls both the raw social realism of the new American cinema and neorealist style.
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BOTERO is a poetic documentary about Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, arguably the world’s most recognized living artist.
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This breathtaking documentary was filmed at seven locations where humans are transforming the planet on a grand scale. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
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A lonely Irish driving instructor must use her supernatural talents to battle a washed-up rock star who's using a Satanic pact to reignite his fame. Maeve Higgins and Will Forte star in "the best supernatural comedy since WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS."
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This inspiring documentary about the uncompromising independent Manhattan record store, vital to NYC’s 2000s music scene, features Neutral Milk Hotel, Yo La Tengo, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, and more.
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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 New York Times Critic's Pick!
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Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, this doc investigates the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's native Chile. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
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This dazzling documentary describes the life and craft of abstract artist Hilma af Klint who, in 1906, began to create an unprecedented series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
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The world is stuck inside staring out, like a cat on a windowsill. To raise everyone's spirits, CatVideoFest curator Will Braden has crafted a 45-minute "treat" of a reel that includes the very best videos from CVF history.
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A portrait of the work and life of film critic  Pauline Kael , and her battle to achieve success and influence in the 20th century movie business.
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THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside the small but fascinating world of antiquarian booksellers. It's both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.

Need a little escapism right now? We've collected these feel-good favorites, all of which have played on our big screen, for your at-home viewing pleasure. Enjoy these documentaries about people with incredible skills and fascinating passions.
dir. Wim Wenders, 1999
Wim Wenders' joyous documentary, inspired by the Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, features Cuba's foremost musicians and singers in collaboration with American guitarist Ry Cooder. Illuminating interviews and live performances of jazz-inflected cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles capture a forgotten generation of bright musical talents in an infectious ode to Cuba's prerevolutionary musical heritage. Available for streaming on HBO Go / HBO Now and to rent on Amazon Prime .
dir. John Chester, 2019
One of our most popular films of 2019, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Available for streaming on Hulu .
dir. David Gelb, 2011
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI chronicles Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father. Available for streaming on Netflix and Hulu .
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.
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