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Bringing together the unparalleled artistic expression of modern dancer and choreographer Philippina “Pina” Bausch with the talent of filmmaker, Wim Wenders, has resulted in a “thrillingly unpredictable” film, PINA. Despite the former’s untimely passing, Wenders carried on to finish the project and ended up with a visually stunning, imaginative but yet touching piece to be screening here in Western MA.

Yet another treat from the canon at Amherst Cinema, this film is a must see for anyone interested in multicultural expression, photography, cinematography, and of course dance. Check out the trailer and makes plans to see this Academy Award-nominated feature-length film.

This fall, Amherst Cinema offers a rare opportunity to intimately explore the art of Johannes Vermeer, one of the great Dutch masters and painter of the beloved work, “The Girl With a Pearl Earring.” Three screenings of the film, “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” will be of interest to students of music, art, and European history, and art lovers in general…

Miyazaki Film Festival Hayao Miyazaki holds a special place in the hearts of lovers of animated films – his hand-drawn animations combine realistic-looking landscapes with expressive imaginary creatures and human characters whose movements have an almost balletic quality to them.  Miyzaki is the creator of classic films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and the more recent Ponyo, and his films have become legendary amongst film lovers both Japanese… Read More

Screening of A Place at the Table at the Amherst Cinema 50 million people in the U.S.—one in five children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. And of the 50 million facing hunger, 135,000 live right here in Western Massachusetts. A Place at the Table, a new film exploring the issue of hunger in America and uncovering… Read More

“Bully” — Heartbreaking Look at Kids Under Daily Attack at School By Mark R. Gould ‘The documentary “Bully” is opening in theaters throughout the country. If you have seen any of the clips from the film, you will know that it is a heartbreaking look at the lives of students who are harassed and attacked on a daily basis at school. The youngsters in the documentary attend schools in Georgia, Iowa, Texas,… Read More

Everybody loves… Babies. This visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. Opening today, May 7th, 2010, at the Amherst Cinema, Babies is being screened Friday (5/7) –  Thursday (5/13)… Read More

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