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May 2017
26
May
May 26 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Late Nights: Brazil Fri May 26 at 9:45pm In the dystopian masterpiece BRAZIL, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler.…

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May
May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Musicals Series: The Band Wagon Sun May 28 at 2pm Famous musical movie star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) fears his career may be on the skids, but his friends, Lester (Oscar Levant) and Lily (Nanette Fabray), have written a Broadway vehicle to kick-start his professional life. Tony is ecstatic – until egotistical director Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan) joins the project and casts ballerina Gaby Gerard (Cyd Charisse) as the leading lady. Tony’s second chance seems to be fading, but he…

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June 2017
02
June
June 2 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the…

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03
June
June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Daniel Radcliffe (HARRY POTTER, THE WOMAN IN BLACK), Joshua McGuire (THE HOUR) and David Haig (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act…

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04
June
June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Carmen Jones, made in 1954, was a rarity for Hollywood: a mainstream film with an all-African American cast. Dorothy Dandridge stars as Carmen Jones, tempestuous employee of a parachute factory. Harry Belafonte plays Joe, a young military officer engaged to marry virginal Cindy Lou (Olga James). When Carmen gets into a fight with another girl, she is placed under arrest and put in Joe’s charge. Succumbing to her charms, Joe accompanies Carmen to her old neighborhood and drama ensues.

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08
June
June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Filmmaker Theo Anthony in person! Free to Amherst Cinema Members. Free tickets available only at the box office (not online). Presented as part of the Bellwether Film Series. Click for more information. Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. RAT FILM is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them—to explore the history of Baltimore. “There’s never…

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09
June
June 9 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called “Perri-Air.” In desperation, Spaceball’s leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).

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11
June
June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Judy Garland is Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab black-and-white existence on her aunt and uncle’s dusty Kansas farm. Dorothy yearns to travel “over the rainbow” to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the Technicolorful land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton), Dorothy is protected from the old crone’s wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears.…

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18
June
June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. Deneuve plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. But when the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG is…

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20
June
June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in…

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23
June
June 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

A genderqueer punk-rocker from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2001 Berlin Internaional Film Festival.

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24
June
June 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in…

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25
June
June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art. http://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/american-paris

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30
June
June 30 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom

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July 2017
26
July
July 26 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

In the dystopian masterpiece BRAZIL, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler. This is the director’s cut of BRAZIL.

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