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Salem Film Fest 2017


  1. WALKING UNDER WATER: An interview with Director Eliza Kubarska

    Posted March 12th, 2015 by jeffschmidt in Uncategorized

      By Sarah Wolfe Once upon a time, there was a tribe of people who lived on the sea. Known as the Badjao, their children learned to swim before they could walk. As adults, they could free dive to great depths and hold their breaths for five minutes while hunting along the ocean floor. And, […]

  2. WILD HOME : An Interview with Filmmaker Jack Schurman

    Posted March 8th, 2015 by debralongo in Uncategorized

    By Kali Platt In the Northern Woods of Maine, Vietnam veteran, Bob Miner and wife, Julie, help rehabilitate over 200 species of abused and abandoned animals from their home zoo, DEW Haven.  WILD HOME, directed by brothers Jack and Robert Schurman, tells the story of a man and the companionship with animals that helps set […]

  3. WANDER, WONDER, WILDERNESS: An interview with Director Paul Turano

    Posted March 7th, 2015 by jeffschmidt in Uncategorized

    By Sarah Wolfe When filmmaker Paul Turano was growing up in rural Connecticut, he spent endless hours playing in forests, lying in fields gazing at the clouds above, and looking for signs of the land’s history in weathered stone walls. Years later, he moved to Boston’s urban environment with its tall buildings and bustling crowds—a […]

  4. MUGSHOT with Filmmaker Dennis Mohr

    Posted March 6th, 2015 by debralongo in Uncategorized

    By Candice Seplow In 2010 at a rest stop in New York, Dennis Mohr discovered the nation’s hottest weekly crime newspaper, The Slammer, which would stay in his possession for an entire year until he picked it up again. The newspaper’s theme, which was dedicated to presenting the most entertaining mug shots to the public, […]

  5. 10 Reasons to Check Out Salem Film Fest 2015

    Posted March 5th, 2015 by debralongo in Uncategorized

    By Nicholas Papa The 8th annual Salem Film Fest has begun! Here are 10 reasons why you should make your way to downtown Salem and check it out: 1. It is among ‘the best.’ Last fall, Boston Globe Magazine named Salem Film Fest one of the “35 Ways to Love a New England Winter” and North […]

  6. STRAY DOG: An interview with Director Debra Granik

    Posted March 5th, 2015 by jeffschmidt in Uncategorized

    By Sarah Wolfe In a small, rural Missouri town lives a man called Ron “Stray Dog” Hall. This Vietnam War veteran is tattooed, leather-clad and a bona fide biker. He runs a trailer park with his wife, Alicia, who recently emigrated from Mexico. Upon first appearances, he’s a tough guy through and through. As Debra […]

  7. Returning Filmmakers Share Lessons Learned Behind the Camera

    Posted March 4th, 2015 by debralongo in Uncategorized

    By Kristin D’Agostino Whether telling the story of a missing child, a Chinese theme park, or life in a secluded Alaskan village, three Salem Fest filmmakers returning this year all share a common trait. Suki Hawley, Mak CK and Nick Brandestini are all master storytellers who love exploring uncommon themes and are not afraid to ask deep and- sometimes controversial – questions.  They return this year with exciting […]

  8. Are you ready? Salem Film Fest 2015 kicks off this Thursday!

    Posted March 1st, 2015 by rinusoosthoek in Uncategorized

    The Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Film Fest are combining efforts to create a memorable kickoff (5-7pm) for the Eighth Annual Salem Film Fest. Meet filmmakers and other VIPs, listen to music, pick up your Fest Program and compare itineraries with fellow film lovers at this festive event at the the historic Hawthorne Hotel. […]