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Salem Film Fest is one of the richest documentary festivals in the world, and this year’s lineup is filled with beautiful and bracing films. Over the history of the festival, we’ve discovered that our audience members bring their own individual passions about subject matter and cinematic style.
Here are some “Curated Itineraries” to allow you to review the film roster through specific lenses attuned to your own sensibilities.
The itineraries aren’t exhaustive, and they’re certainly subjective, but we hope these pointers help you develop your own strategy for getting the most out of the 2014 Salem Film Fest.
For a downloadable and printable schedule of all films and events, click here!
From dissident artists in China, to the Sunday Funnies, this diverse collection of documentaries plumbs the role of artists and the place of art in today’s world.
The auditorium is dark, the screen is bright, and toes are tapping.
You’ll meet some people during Salem Film Fest you’ll never forget, and several of them will be up on the screen.
Okay, every film in the festival belongs on this list, but here are a few suggestions to help you keep abreast with the widely varied state-of-the-art in documentary visuals.
Come to Salem, see the world. That’s our festival tag line, and it’s as true as ever this year. But for a handful of films, perhaps you’ll also glimpse a New England neighbor, either onscreen or behind the camera.
A documentary can change the public conversation about important issues in our society. These films might do just that over the next year.