We're excited to share two new Virtual Cinema films with you today: the entertaining and enlightening SAINT FRANCES and a new restoration of Brazilian classic DOÑA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS .

AND THEN WE DANCED , SORRY WE MISSED YOU , VITALINA VARELA , and FANTASTIC FUNGI are held over through Thursday, April 16, while CORPUS CHRISTI and NO DATA PLAN have their last day this Thursday, April 9.

Virtual Cinema allows you to stream great new titles and support your favorite nonprofit, independent cinema! Feel free to share our e-newsletters with loved ones near and far so that they too can enjoy exciting new releases while helping out Amherst Cinema.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema

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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.
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A new restoration of one of the most successful films in Brazilian history, this erotic comedy follows the strange events that befall Doña Flor (Sonia Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild, irresponsible husband.
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A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society.
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A hard-up delivery driver and his wife look to the gig economy in this touching, timely drama from Ken Loach. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
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Pedro Costa’s acclaimed new drama stars a nonprofessional actor in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. "Essential cinema," says the New York Times of this Critic's Pick!
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In this hit documentary, take a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom.
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Miko Revereza, who's lived in the United States illegally for over 20 years, takes the Amtrak train from Los Angeles to New York in this vital documentary.
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Nominated for the Best International Feature Oscar, CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and engrossing exploration of faith, second chances, and the possibility of atonement.

Today's At-Home Cinema Selections come from Board Member Dennis Helmus and Marketing & Communications Coordinator Noelle Serafino. Check them out below and let us know which recommendations you're enjoying at home.
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Dennis Helmus, Board Member, recommends:
dir. Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, 1996
BIG NIGHT reminds us of the richness, strength, and diversity that immigrants have brought to our nation and the contributions they've made to how and what we eat. This film, about two immigrant brothers pursuing the American dream with their Italian restaurant in New Jersey, touches on food, fallibility, family, and fraternity. It's a film of great acting, music, and sets that cooks with a comedic touch.

Noelle Serafino, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, recommends:
dir. Ciro Geurra, 2015
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a hauntingly beautiful, deeply immersive film from director Ciro Guerra. I remember seeing it at Amherst Cinema when it first opened and it has stayed with me ever since. Shot in stunning black and white, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT chronicles the horrors of colonialism and industrialization perpetrated in the Amazonian jungle in the 19th and 20th centuries as viewed through the eyes of an indigenous shaman. It also speaks to the beauty, magic, and power of nature, urging us to listen to and respect the natural world.

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT played as part of Amherst Cinema's Science on Screen Series in 2016, with Dr. Chris Dole, medical anthropologist at Amherst College, as our guest speaker. Click here to watch Dr. Dole's discussion of anthropologists' efforts to explain the therapeutic powers of the shaman.

Past At-Home Cinema Selections:

Look for more recommendations soon! We'll send At-Home Cinema Selections in our e-newsletters on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout our temporary closure.
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