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Salem Film Fest

Films about Unforgettable Characters

You’ll meet some people during Salem Film Fest you’ll never forget, and several of them will be up on the screen.

Friday, March 7, 2014


THE ONLY SON

Pema was born in a Himalayan village as the only son of six children, but grew up in Kathmandu. Now 19, he has to choose between going back home and marry a local girl to take care of his parents, or study and live in the west.

DERBY CRAZY LOVE

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Kamikaze Kitten, and the other badass warriors leading the Roller Derby Revolution. DERBY CRAZY LOVE chronicles not only the birth and evolution of modern Flat Track Roller Derby, but also shows the people who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


RICH HILL

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - An examination of challenges, hopes and dreams of the young residents of a rural American town.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


MAGICAL UNIVERSE

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - MAGICAL UNIVERSE captures the world of Al Carbee, an 88 year old reclusive outsider artist who spends all his days alone in a massive house in Maine creating art -- most of it featuring Barbie Dolls in elaborate dioramas.

THE MEDICINE GAME

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - New York’s Onodaga Nation has produced some of the world’s top lacrosse players, but few of them have ventured outside of the Native American community. The Thompson brothers dream of changing that.

THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DORIS PAYNE

SOLD OUT! Find out how a poor, single, African-American mother from segregated 1930s America winds up as one of the world’s most notorious and successful jewel thieves.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


MAIDENTRIP

Fourteen year old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream: to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - Despite unbelievable circumstances, young Malawian William Kamkwamba builds a power-generating windmill from scraps parts, effectively rescuing his family from famine and poverty. This feature-length documentary tells the story of a unique individual whose incredible invention sets in motion a series of events that will forever change his life.