Friends,

We’re excited to share six new Virtual Cinema titles with you today. From docs to dramas to a state-of-the-art restoration, we have a diverse film lineup for you to enjoy. Stream these new releases while supporting your favorite nonprofit, independent cinema!

This Saturday at 7pm EST, join a live Q&A with Reggie Nadelson, producer of ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS , author and music critic Will Friedwald, journalist Margo Jefferson, and singer and saxophone player Camille Thurman. Register for this free event here and learn even more about the "First Lady of Song."

General Manager George Myers talks to SHIRLEY director Josephine Decker and producer Sarah Gubbins this Sunday at 6:30pm EST on Facebook Live . Submit questions in the chat or just sit back and enjoy the interview!

Though this summer may be different from summers past, we're still reveling in the beauty and bounty of the season. Scroll down for a few of our favorite summertime film picks, available for streaming.

Wishing you all the best,
Your friends at Amherst Cinema
Our Summer Membership Drive is back! Join or renew by August 31 and receive a free film pass, valid once we reopen.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema

During our temporary closure, 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.
New title!
Crafted in 1982 by an entirely African American cast and crew, CANE RIVER is a love story set in Natchitoches Parish, a “free community of color” in Louisiana. Available for the first time in nearly forty years, don't miss this lyrical film which was nearly lost to time.
New title!
This documentary explores the life and work of Ursula von Rydingsvard, one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture.
New title!
After a happy childhood in the countryside, a teenager moves to London, where he must navigate an unfamiliar environment on his road to adulthood.
New title!
JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews to bring Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music.
New title!
Anna, a violin teacher at a music-focused high school, forces through the admission of Alexander, a student she thinks holds remarkable talent. As pressure mounts in her personal and professional life, so does pressure for Alexander to succeed .
New title!
This program—organized on the occasion of the current social uprising in Chile—presents a diverse selection of new experimental films made by Chilean filmmakers, many never before screened theatrically.
Held over
Jess is ecstatic to be the egg donor and surrogate for her best friend and his husband. But the friends face a moral dilemma when a test comes back with unexpected results.

Held over
Incorporating exultant dance sequences, AVIVA captures the tumultuous affair of transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden, with each character played by two different actors.
Held over
In this New York Times Critic's Pick, a former beauty queen and single mom prepares her daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.
Held over
MY DARLING VIVIAN presents for the first time the story of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters.
Held over
A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after taking in a young couple. Elisabeth Moss stars in the newest from Josephine Decker.
Held over
Explore the fascinating life and vivid imagination of visionary painter Hieronymus Bosch.
Held over
A Scrabble-obsessed patriarch (Bill Nighy) investigates an online player who might be his estranged son.
Opens July 3.
This doc chronicles John Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: CÉZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE
Opens July 3.
Journey into a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition and beyond, to the places Cézanne lived and worked.
Get into the summer spirit with a few of our favorites that capture the essence of the season.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
dir. Luca Guadagnino, 2017
In the summer of 1983, in the north of Italy, Elio Perlman, (Timothée Chalamet) a 17-year-old American spends his days in his family's 17th century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever.

MONTEREY POP
dir. D.A. Pennebaker, 1968
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar.

EIGHTH GRADE
dir. Bo Burnham, 2018
Though not strictly a summertime film, EIGHTH GRADE was one of our biggest hits of summer 2018. In this heartfelt, realistic coming-of-age film, thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school. 

Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Kanopy .
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.