Here it is - the schedule for Salem Film Fest. Visit salemfilmfest.com for more information! Come to Salem - see the world!
ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL
Fri, Feb 27, 9:20 pm —w/I Met the Walrus (short)
Screening Room: Wed, March 4, 5:30 pm
A timeless, hilarious tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream. Anvil rocks—it has no other choice.
ARCHEOLOGY OF MEMORY: VILLA GRIMALDI
Sun, March 1, 8:30 pm
Screening Room: Thurs, March 5, 5:30 pm
A poignant, impressionistic and important story following an exiled Chilean musician as he explores healing through art.
Fri, Feb 27, 2:00 pm
Screening Room: Mon, March 2, 5:30 pm
Astrophysics Indiana Jones style! From Arctic Sweden to Antarctica comes a story of space exploration, obsession and sacrifice.
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00 am—w/Muskrat Lovely
Screening Room: Tue, March 3, 7:35 pm
A witty tale of an Aussie town’s attempt to salvage its economic future through the building of The World’s Biggest Gumboot.
BRICK BY BRICK: A CIVIL RIGHTS STORY
Fri, Feb 27, 4:15 pm w/City of Cranes (short)
Screening Room: Tue, March 3, 6:00 pm
A story of Northeast racism told from a first person perspective.
A contemporary American battle for civil rights.
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA
Tue, March 3, 8:00 pm
Environmental conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. A local story with national resonance
CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON
Sun, March 1, 1:40 pm
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous people—a meditation on environ-mental devastation, resistance and renewal
CHRIS AND DON, A LOVE STORY
Mon, March 2, 8:00 pm
Screening Room: Thurs, March 5, 7:30 pm
Celebration of an extraordinary couple—British writer Christopher Isherwood and American painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior.
Sun, March 1, 11:00 am w/Beauty School (short)
Screening Room: Mon, March 2, 7:45 pm
Lions, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and “Tony the Wonder Horse”—a most unusual Family Circus.
DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM
Mon, March 2, 4:00 pm
Screening Room: Fri, Feb 27, 7:30 pm; Sat, Feb 28, 1:40 pm & 7:00 pm; Sun, March 1, 11:30 am
A quiet and intimate look at Tibetan nuns as they preserve their rich cultural heritage, while also reshaping it.
THE ENGLISH SURGEON
Wed, March 4, 5:45 pm
In the Ukraine, a British brain surgeon confronts dilemmas of doctor/patient relationships and his own humanity.
IN A DREAM
Sat, Feb 28, 9:30pm w/Intimacy of Strangers (short)
Screening Room: Wed, March 4, 7:45 pm
An unblinking, beautifully rendered, disturbing look at a celebrated Philadelphia mural artist by his filmmaker son.
KASSIM THE DREAM
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm
World Champion Boxer, Kassim “The Dream” Ouma—born in Uganda and trained to be a child soldier. A stunning story of survival against incredible odds.
LIFE, SUPPORT, MUSIC
Sat, Feb 28, 7:00 pm, w/Bigger Than Me (short)
An amazing, mystifying and uplifting journey about life, music and the power of one family’s love.
MAKING THE RIVER
Fri, Feb 27, 7:00 pm
Raised by the state, institutionalized as a youth, imprisoned as an adult—a Native American story about injustice transformed.
MARINA OF THE ZABBALEEN
Tue, March 3, 4:30 pm
Screening Room: Fri, Feb 27, 9:30 pm; Sat, Feb 28, 12:00 pm; Sun, March 1, 3:30 pm
A squalid Egyptian landfill village transformed into a dream-like portrait of family, childhood, and spirituality.
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00am w/Big Dreamers
Screening Room: Tue, March 3, 7:35 pm
A sweet and amusing look at a small town beauty pageant/muskrat-skinning competition.
POLIS IS THIS
Wed, March 4, 7:45 pm w/Uno Degli Ultima (short)
A portrait of Gloucester’s legendary poet Charles Olson as he fights to save his town from the bulldozer of change.
Wed, March 4 @4:30 pm
Screening Room: Fri, Feb 27, 5:45 pm; Sat, Feb 28, 3:15 pm; Sun, March 1, 5:10 pm
In Jordan, an ex—mujahideen attempts to build a normal life in the impoverished town where Al Qaiada leader Al Zarqawi grew up.
SHADOW OF THE HOUSE
Sun, March 1, 3:45 pm
Photographer Abelardo Morell’s artistic process is divulged in a narrative that skips across time and space.
Sun, March 1, 6:00 pm
1000 blank Journals are shipped to random worldwide locations—connecting, provoking and inspiring.
TROUBLE THE WATER
Tue, March 3, 6:00 pm
An aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters.
Screening Room: Fri, Feb 27, 2 pm; Sat, Feb 28, 5:05 pm;
Sun, March 1, 7:00 pm; Tue, March 3, 4:00 pm
Set in five different regions of China and filmed in purely observational style—a telling look at vast changes in Chinese society.
THE WOMEN OF BRUKMAN
Sat, Feb 28, 4:30 pm w/Land of Opportunity (short)
An Argentine factory is transformed from a symbol of worker exploitation to a site of revolutionary labor participation.
Mon, March 2, 5:30 pm
Screening Room: Fri, Feb 27, 4:00 pm; Sat, Feb 28, 9:15 pm; Sun, March 1, 1:30 pm
At the intersection of fact and fiction a tragic comedy about hope, perception, and some very strange birds.
For more information on the events and schedule, visit www.salemfilmfest.com/