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Salem Film Fest 2016

THE ARTS AND ARTISTS

I am Sun Mu

Thursday, March 3,


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CURIOUS WORLDS: THE ART & IMAGINATION OF DAVID BECK

An intimate portrait of the most accomplished American artist you've never heard of, working in a genre all his own.​

Friday, March 4,


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SONITA

A feisty 18-year-old Afgan illegal immigrant, living in a Tehran shelter, fights to escape her family’s plan to sell her into a forced marriage to live the artistic, musical life she dreams of.

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CONCRETE LOVE

German architect Gottfried Böhm and his three architect sons must contend with the loss of the family matriarch, herself an architect and the emotional and artistic source of inspiration for all the Böhm men.

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MISSING PEOPLE

A compelling murder mystery intertwines the contemporary upscale New York art scene, gritty 1970’s Queens, and pre-Katrina New Orleans ghetto life.

Saturday, March 5,


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THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK

Six artists from different walks of life vie to win the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art competition sponsored by the U.S. government.

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PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA

John Lithgow narrates the story of a team of idealistic filmmakers who, during WWII’s darkest hours, created 26 short films portraying an idealized America in an effort to improve America’s image among Europeans.

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I AM SUN MU

When the North Korean defector and satirical political pop artist known as Sun Mu (translation: “No Boundaries”) is offered a solo exhibit in Beijing, his hidden identity is nearly compromised, putting himself, his family and his friends in grave danger.

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STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES

The story of quirky friends who became unlikely legends breaking the biggest rap artists in what the Source Magazine in 1998 voted, "The Best Hip Hop Radio Show Of All-Time."

Sunday, March 6,


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ENTER THE FAUN

A young actor with cerebral palsy and a veteran choreographer challenge their limitations in an uplifting collaboration that transforms them both.

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THANK YOU FOR PLAYING

Raising a young son with terminal cancer inspires a video game developer to create a poetic video game that documents his family’s experience and honors his son’s life.

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SIR DOUG & THE GENUINE TEXAS COSMIC GROOVE

From country music prodigy to 1960’s rock star (Sir Douglas Quintet) to Austin burgeoning music scene entrepreneur, Doug Sahm’s kinetic, quirky story is the story of Texas Music.

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LANDFILL HARMONIC

A Paraguayan youth orchestra that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage becomes a source of hope for their community after their story goes viral, catapulting them into the global spotlight.

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MAD TIGER

Two best friends, core members of one of Japan’s most visually imaginative punk bands, face personal and professional challenges when one of them decides to quit the band.