Community spirit kicked off SFF 2016 at Old Town Hall
By John Andrews
It has the feel of a high school reunion. Dancing Don is in the house with his movie watching jacket busting some crazy moves as Brian and Jeff perform their special brand of music in the heart of Downtown Salem as anticipation builds for the 2016 Salem Film Fest.
The annual kick off to the festival brought together volunteers, organizers, movie lovers and supporters of the festival into Old Town Hall for a cocktail reception sponsored by the Salem Chamber of Commerce preceding opening night film, CURIOUS WORLDS: The Art & Imagination of David Beck, which had its Massachusetts Premiere at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Nibbles and bites from some of the festival’s wonderful sponsors, including a HUGE amount of pastries from fan favorite Coffee Time Bakery. Local legend Bill Legault pours beverages and volunteers greet VIPS and guests with freshly minted guidebooks.
Everyone in this room loves and supports Salem Film Fest and as the festival heads into it’s 10th edition next year, the crowd grows larger and larger!