Thursday, March 5, 2009

Salem Film Fest Award Winners

This just in from Salem Film Fest...

It's official!
The two best documentary films of the Salem Film Fest have been chosen and will be screened tonight, Thursday, March 5 at CinemaSalem.
The Jury Award-winner, IN A DREAM, will screen at 5:30 this afternoon. This film has also won Audience Awards at several festivals, including the San Francisco International.
Here's a quick synopsis of this ravishingly beautiful documentary: Over the last thirty years, artist Isaiah Zagar has covered forty thousand square feet of Philadelphia with grand-scale mosaics. When Zagar's son Jeremiah picks up a camera to document his father's career, he is confronted with the reality of the man in front of the lens. In A Dream is an unblinking look at a celebrated artist who may not always be the husband and father his family needs him to be.

The Audience Award-winner, LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC. will screen tonight at 7:30. This tale of tragedy and a family's loving, courageous, and ultimately triumphant response to it represented one of the most intensely emotional movie theater experience for many in the audience who first viewed it last Saturday night.

We hope you'll take advantage of tonight's opportunity to see these two brilliant films, which derive much of their dramatic power from the fact that they're documentaries, presenting the real stories of real people.

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