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Salem Film Fest


  1. KISS THE WATER: A Dreamlike Ode to Megan Boyd

    Posted March 10th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Interview

    by Sarah Wolfe There is a mythical quality to the story of Megan Boyd. She lived alone in a small cottage in Scotland, overlooking the North Sea, where she had no electricity, running water or telephone. There, she devoted her life to creating intricate and stunning fishing flies – made from feathers, fur and tinsel […]


    Posted March 9th, 2014 by brianlepire in Award, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Interview

    by Sarah Wolfe “In 2006, Pamela Masik, a contemporary artist, sets out to create a large-scale exhibition of paintings focused on women who have gone missing over the previous two decades from the streets of Vancouver. Titled The Forgotten, the series of 69 portraits will be based on a police task force poster of the […]

  3. RICH HILL – A town of hardship and hope: Interview with Directors of RICH HILL

    Posted March 8th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, Filmmakers in Attendance, Featured, Interview

    by Sarah Wolfe When rural America’s struggling communities are portrayed in film and television, they are often victims of stereotypes. Their populations are depicted as “uneducated” and “simple minded” ‒ people who are “less than.” What we don’t often see on screen is a depth of humanity – something that allows us to feel connected […]

  4. CAPTURING LIFE ON EVERYBODY STREET: Interview with Cheryl Dunn, director of EVERYBODY STREET

    Posted March 8th, 2014 by brianlepire in Films, Filmmakers in Attendance, Interview

    by Christine Labbe EVERYBODY STREET, directed by Cheryl Dunn, showcases some of New York City’s famed street photographers – artists who capture the art of everyday life. EVERYBODY STREET follows several of the world’s most famous street photographers at work, including Bruce Davidson, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Ricky Powell, Boogie […]


    Posted March 5th, 2014 by jeffschmidt in Event, Interview

    Documentary film has the power to teach us about the unfamiliar and to help us discover new realities.  A guide can be helpful in this journey – enter Erin Trahan, Editor and Publisher of The Independent.Salem Film Fest audiences might recognize Trahan from the filmmaker forums and Q&A sessions she’s monitored in the past. She’s […]

  6. Mass Reality Check: Catching up with 2013 Winner

    Posted February 21st, 2014 by brianlepire in Featured, Event, Interview

    Salem Film Fest 2014 is packed with great films, panels, and events for audiences to attend. One event making its return this year is Mass Reality Check, the college doc shorts showcase for Massachusetts-based college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film. Along with featuring the best documentaries […]