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Salem Film Fest 2016

YOUTH AND OLD AGE

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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.

Sunday, March 6,


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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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FRONTLINE: GROWING UP TRANS

What is it like to grow up trans? This FRONTLINE film is an intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids, their parents and their doctors.

Tuesday, March 8,


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MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER

A South Korean couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage in an honest and tender story of true love.

Wednesday, March 9,


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ALICE CARES

A socializing robot named Alice brings comfort to three elderly women suffering from the loneliness of dementia.

Thursday, March 10,


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TWILIGHT OF A LIFE

An intimate and often humorous discussion about life, death and imminent separation between the film director and his feisty 94-year-old mother.