The List

“Locally Grown,” featuring Pioneer Valley subjects photographed by Jerome Liebling, explores the life of the fields and the labors of those who tend them. (Runs in Mead Art Museum through July 29, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.)


Academy of Music Theater


“The Widow of St. Pierre” is about a fisherman (Emir Kusturica) who has been sentenced to die by guillotine. In the meantime, he reforms his actions, causing the town to rethink its harsh punishment.

Cinemark at Hampshire Mall


“Along Came a Spider,” based on the James Patterson novel, features Morgan Freeman as a detective investigating the kidnapping of two young girls.

Ted Demme’s “Blow” recounts the true story of George Jung (Johnny Depp), accused of single-handedly importing cocaine into the U.S. during the 1970s. From “Goodfellas” to “Scarface,” this territory has been covered before (and much more grippingly).

“Bridget Jones’s Diary” stars Renee Zellweger as the ditsy, boozing, chronically single title character, thus far the best role of her career. Hugh Grant, playing against type for once, is equally hilarious as her slimy yet sexy boss.

“Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles” is the third installmant in the Aussie Stud vs. The World series.

Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat kick major ass as wushu warriors-in-love in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” but the central plot involving spoiled protege Zhang Ziyi lacks urgency. In Chinese with English sub-titles.

“Driven” is writer-producer-star Sylvester Stallone’s attempt to revive the “Rocky” formula in the world of auto racing.

World War II snipers Ed Harris and Jude Law face off in “Enemy at the Gates.” Joseph Fiennes co-stars.

In “The Forsaken,” a young man (Kerr Smith) picks up a hitchhiker while driving to his sister’s wedding-only to find himself in big trouble with a gang of vampires.

Starring Tom Greene, “Freddy Got Fingered” is about a man who returns home to enjoy a life of leisure and fun. Problems arise when his father tells him to get a real job.

Mother and daughter (Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt) pull confidence scams in “Heartbreakers,” a pleasant if predictable comedy.

Co-written by and starring David Spade, “Joe Dirt” traces a janitor’s journey to find the parents he lost at age eight. Spade’s trademark crude slapstick humor pervades.

Rock ‘n’ roll girls Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson land a recording contract, rise to fame and end up retaliating against their record label’s maniacal CEO in “Josie and the Pussycats.” (Yes, this is a remake of the popular ’70s cartoon.)

Petty thief George Clooney flees from the law with two other inmates in the period comedy (and loose Odyssey retelling) “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

In “One Night at McCool’s,” Liv Tyler plays a drifter who becomes the object of obsession for three men (Matt Dillon, John Goodman, Paul Reiser).

The romantic comedy “Someone Like You” stars Ashley Judd as a career woman determined to keep every aspect of her life, especially relationships, in check. Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman co-star.

The family adventure “Spy Kids” stars Antonio Banderas and is the story of two kids who must save their spying parents from an evil kidnapper (Alan Cumming).

“Pokemon 3” is evil.

In the romantic comedy “Town and Country,” middle-aged rich people (Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling) engage in extramarital hijinks.

Pleasant Street Theater


Leonard (Guy Pearce from “L.A. Confidential”), suffering from a rare form of amnesia that makes it difficult for him to remember his immediate past, tries to find his wife’s killer in “Memento.” To complicate matters further, the story is told backwards. Diabolically clever fun.

Christopher Walken is an auto mechanic trying to escape his criminal past in “The Opportunists.”


The Asian Culture House and Amherst Group Theater will present “Polaroid Stories,” a gritty drama by Naomi Iizuka and based on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” (Wed., 8 p.m., Campus Center Frontroom. Free. To reserve tickets, call 542-2452.)

“E to Jamaica Center,” written by Justin Turner ’00 and direced by Amber Stroud ’01, is an urban youth comedy. (Sat., 3 p.m.; Sun. and Mon., 8 p.m. Studio 3 in Webster Hall. Free.)


Five College Professor Michael Klare will lecture on “Global Small Arms Trafficking and Human Slaughter.” (Thurs., 7:30 p.m., McCaffrey Room in the Campus Center. Free.)


Folk singer-songwriter Emily Greene ’01 and friends will perform in celebration of the release of her new CD, “Terra Nova.” (Thurs., 8 p.m., Campus Center Frontroom. Free.)

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, a former collaborator with Miles Davis and Count Basie and anointed “the James Joyce of Jazz” by Time magazine, will be guest peformer at the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble’s Spring Concert. (Fri., 8 p.m., Buckley Recital Hall. Free.)

The Bluestockings will hold their annual spring concert. (Sat., 8 p.m., Buckley Recital Hall. Tickets are $3 and are available in Valentine Dining Hall.)


The Five College Film/Video Festival will showcase student work in a wide array of genres. Prizes will be awarded for best of genre and best of school. (Fri., 7 p.m, Stirn Auditorium. Free.)

The Amherst Interfaith Service Council will present “Our Sacred Home: An Earth Meditation,” a slide presentation of giant images of Earth taken from space. (Sun., 3 p.m., Merrill 2. Free.)

“What It Means To Be Human,” an interactive teleconference, will link speakers from around the world, including experts on neuroscience, artificial intelligence and theology. (Thurs. and Fri., 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chapin Lounge in Chapin Hall and the McCaffrey Room in the Campus Center. Also webcast at Free. Call 542-8289 for more info.)