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September 2018

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September
September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 12:30pm

Vanessa Kirby (THE CROWN, NT Live: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (THE AMEN CORNER) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: THE DEEP BLUE SEA) and broadcast from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which…

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September
September 28 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm

Margaret (Anne Carlisle) is a fashion model with dreams of stardom, whose alter ego and rival, Jimmy (also Carlisle), abuses and takes advantage of her to satisfy his rampant drug addiction. Unbeknownst to them, tiny, invisible aliens have landed on the roof above the squalor in which they live and begin killing anyone Margaret has sex with to feed on their pleasure-giving neurotransmitters. Hailed by Time Magazine as ‘a two hour act of imagination,’ Slava Tsukerman’s LIQUID SKY is an…

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September
September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 29, 2018 at 12:30pm

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is coming from…

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September
September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits the results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

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October 2018

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October
October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits the results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

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05
October
October 5 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm

After receiving an anonymous letter about a missing 12-year-old girl, devoutly Christian Police Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) travels by seaplane to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But the islanders welcome neither his badge nor religious devotion, for Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) and his devoted followers worship only the pagan gods of old – and those gods demand a sacrifice. Howie fears for the missing girl’s life and follows every possible lead to find her – despite the islanders’…

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06
October
October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 12:30pm

Vanessa Kirby (THE CROWN, NT Live: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (THE AMEN CORNER) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: THE DEEP BLUE SEA) and broadcast from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which…

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07
October
October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

Enjoy two of Agnès Varda’s mid-to-late-1960’s films in this double feature. LE BONHEUR (80 minutes, directed by Agnès Varda, NR, 1965, French with English subtitles) Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, LE BONHEUR examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in…

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08
October
October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME returns to selected international cinemas in 2018. Captured live from the National Theatre in London in 2012, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (ANGELS IN AMERICA, WAR HORSE) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher…

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09
October
October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

Enjoy two of Agnès Varda’s mid-to-late-1960’s films in this double feature. LE BONHEUR (80 minutes, directed by Agnès Varda, NR, 1965, French with English subtitles) Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, LE BONHEUR examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in…

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12
October
October 12 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (director Bill Gunn), bestowing upon him the blessing of immortality… and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant’s beautiful and outspoken…

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14
October
October 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mina, from Iran, leaves her home for Germany when she marries Iranian-German assistant doctor Kian,  a relationship born of the traditional Iranian method of arranged encounters. In his mid-30s, Kian is desperate for a wife to make his life appear complete. Mina embraces her newly found freedom in Germany, even if their relationship is not exactly love at first sight. When one day Mina stands her ground and decides to adopt a green-eyed, ferociously-staring cat despite Kian’s objection, the gap…

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14
October
October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood. When seventeen-year-old Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) helps struggling mother of two Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) procure the money for an abortion, a deep bond forms between the two, one that endures over the course of more than a decade as each searches for her place in the world—encountering the dawning of the women’s movement, dreamy boho musical numbers, and an Iranian…

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October
October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood. When seventeen-year-old Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) helps struggling mother of two Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) procure the money for an abortion, a deep bond forms between the two, one that endures over the course of more than a decade as each searches for her place in the world—encountering the dawning of the women’s movement, dreamy boho musical numbers, and an Iranian…

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October
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon, GODZILLA (a.k.a. GOJIRA) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

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October
October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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October
October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of VAGABOND. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely nonprofessional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, VAGABOND (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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October
October 26 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm

In 1970, young debut director Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, catapulting him to international stardom. Sam (Tony Musante, WE OWN THE NIGHT) is an American writer living in Rome, and witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, FUNERAL IN BERLIN) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced he saw something that night which holds the key to identifying…

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October
October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 10, 2018 at 12:30pm

The October 27 performance features Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature. The November 10 performance features Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Danny Boyle’s National Theatre production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based…

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October
October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

Agnès Varda’s 2008 film synthesizes 50 years of filmmaking, and 80 years of a life well-lived. Stories of her childhood in Brussels and adolescence in occupied Paris, of Los Angeles in the ’60s, and of life in her Paris neighborhood are melded with clips from both documentary and fiction work. Husband/filmmaker Jacques Demy, who died in 1990, is an abiding presence. Varda is an avid collector: of people and places, sensual experiences and intellectual preoccupations, personal commitments and political principles. She…

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October
October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

Agnès Varda’s 2008 film synthesizes 50 years of filmmaking, and 80 years of a life well-lived. Stories of her childhood in Brussels and adolescence in occupied Paris, of Los Angeles in the ’60s, and of life in her Paris neighborhood are melded with clips from both documentary and fiction work. Husband/filmmaker Jacques Demy, who died in 1990, is an abiding presence. Varda is an avid collector: of people and places, sensual experiences and intellectual preoccupations, personal commitments and political principles. She…

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October
October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

She was born in Detroit… on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine – a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. 17-year-old nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) becomes consumed with passion for the car and, when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine’s horrifying wrath. Based on…

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November 2018

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November
November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

Broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, KING LEAR sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and…

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04
November
November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. It’s 1956 and they’re about to finish school in East Germany. On one of their secret excursions to West Berlin to go to the movies, they see disturbing pictures of an uprising in Hungary on the newsreel. Impressed by the young Hungarians, they decide to show their solidarity. In class, they hold a minute’s silence in honor of the victims. While the headmaster plays it off as an act of youthful folly,…

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November
November 9 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky,…

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November
November 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 10, 2018 at 12:30pm

The October 27 performance features Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature. The November 10 performance features Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Danny Boyle’s National Theatre production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based…

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12
November
November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

Broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, KING LEAR sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and…

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November
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Director Leilah Weinraub in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members! ‘Shakedown’ was a series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles that featured go-go dancing and strip shows for the city’s lesbian underground scene. Inspired by a trans woman named Mahogany who, as the mother of the scene, presided over queer strip shows and balls for non-heterosexual audiences in the 1980s, butch Ronnie Ron created, produced and presented the new shows. In them, the largely female…

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December 2018

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December
December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Director RaMell Ross in person. Free to Amherst Cinema Members! How does one express the reality of individuals whose public image, lives, and humanity originate in exploitation? Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross employs the integrity of nonfiction filmmaking and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the gaps between individual black male icons. HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING is a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression…

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December
December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. LA SYLPHIDE is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s style. Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

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December
December 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Mariinsky Theatre’s THE NUTCRACKER is a sumptuous, traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The ballet opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later in the evening when Clara sleeps, she finds herself in the midst of the Nutcracker’s battle against the Mouse King and his army of mice. Coming to her Nutcracker’s aid, he is transformed into a Prince and journeys with Clara to…

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