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Salem Film Fest

Films about Art

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.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


CHIMERAS

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - Portraying two minds in identity crisis – the troubled contemporary-art giant Wang Guangyi and the up-and-coming photographer Liu Gang - CHIMERAS freeze frames China at a moment when its aspirations are at war with its sense of identity.

KASHEER (Screening with SALEM SKETCHES)

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - KASHEER explores the complexities of life under military occupation from the point of view of three local artists living in the Kashmir Valley.

EVERYBODY STREET

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - EVERYBODY STREET illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


DEAR MR.WATTERSON

"Calvin and Hobbes" dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years. When its creator Bill Watterson retired the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void.

THE EXHIBITION

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - In 2006 Pamela Masik, a contemporary artist, set out to create a large-scale exhibition of paintings focused on women who went missing over the previous two decades on the streets of Vancouver.

Monday, March 10, 2014


KISS THE WATER

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - Megan Boyd's entire world – her life, livelihood, and longings — was wrapped in her devastating fishing flies — little bits of feather, fur and fancy tinsel spun around tiny metal hooks. In every strand, in every fiber, there was a mystery, a fairy tale, a truth waiting to be unraveled.