Friends,

We continue to be humbled by the outpouring of support we've received from you, our film-loving community. Thank you for making Giving Tuesday Now a success and for reminding us that we'll get through this together. Your ongoing support ensures that we’ll come back stronger than ever. THANK YOU.
Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift? Treat your mom to an Amherst Cinema e-gift card! Redeemable upon reopening, e-gift cards can be used toward movie tickets, Memberships, and concessions. Give mom a gift she’ll love and support Amherst Cinema at the same time. It’s a win-win!
If you don’t know a pan from a dolly, or an over-the-shoulder from a two-shot, this program is for you! Local filmmaker and film expert Nina Kleinberg walks us through the making of CASABLANCA in this Zoom seminar on Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm.

Many of you know Nina from her appearances at Amherst Cinema, including her 2015 film series  Film School in 90 Minutes  (which included CASABLANCA), her 2016 series  Out of this World  on 1950s science fiction films, and her 2019 series  Print the Legend  on classic Westerns.

If you missed this hit presentation in our theater, now's your chance to catch it online and connect with fellow film fans from home. Click here to learn more about this special presentation and to buy a ticket.
Today’s new Virtual Cinema titles are black comedy DEERSKIN and family-friendly shorts programs KID FLICKS 1 and 2 from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Purchasing a digital ticket for these films, and all Virtual Cinema offerings, directly supports Amherst Cinema. Thanks for watching at home!
Enjoy world-class theater in your living room with National Theatre at Home! NT Live continues to offer free access to YouTube screenings of their most popular productions. Shakespeare's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, is currently showing through May 14. 
Happy movie-watching!

Your friends at Amherst Cinema
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 but a ticket at the box office.
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Bigger, brighter, bolder! Change is in the air in KID FLICKS 1, fun shorts from the New York International Children's Film Festival, brimming with clever stories of growth and transformation. Recommended for children ages 3 to 7.
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NYICFF KID FLICKS 2 bridges the gap between little and big for young audiences growing in experiences and ideas. Recommended for kids 8+.
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In this surreal black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him.
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This captivating doc is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power a
film that interrogates the assumption that accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress.
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Todd and Rory are intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care. Writer-director-star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp screwball rom-com that’s both Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century.
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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 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 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.
We've rounded up a few of our family-friendly favorites to take you into the weekend. From breathtaking nature cinematography to quirky stop-motion animation to the wonderful world of Moomin, there's something for everyone!
For ratings and parent reviews, visit Common Sense Media .
SEASONS
dir. Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, 2015
After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (WINGED MIGRATION) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (OCEANS), directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, SEASONS is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world.

Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Kanopy .
A TOWN CALLED PANIC
dir. Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 2009
Hilarious and surreal, the stop-motion extravaganza A TOWN CALLED PANIC has endless charms and raucous laughs for children from eight to eighty. Plastic toys Cowboy and Indian plan to gift their friend Horse a homemade barbeque but they accidentally buy 50 million bricks, setting off a perilously wacky chain of events. The trio travels to the center of the earth, treks across frozen tundra, and discovers a parallel underwater universe of pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures.

Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Kanopy .
MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE
dir. Maria Lindberg, 2010
Moomintroll, with the help of his loyal forest companions, embarks on an adventure-filled journey to save the Earth from a ferocious comet and make new friends along the way!

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.
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