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Salem Film Fest 2017

All Films & Events

  1. AFTER SPRING

    Ellen Martinez, Steph Ching / Jordan via USA / 2016 / 101 mins
    Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan has been the “temporary” home of 80,000 Syrians since 2012. Meet two families who long for a permanent home as they contemplate an uncertain future.
    AFTER SPRING

    National Park Service Visitor Center
    Sunday, March 5, 2:40pm Buy Tickets


  2. ALMOST SUNRISE

    Michael Collins / USA / 2016 / 98 mins
    Two Iraq veterans suffering from PTSD and pushed to the brink of suicide trek 2,700 miles in a last ditch attempt to find the healing both so desperately seek.
    ALMOST SUNRISE

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Saturday, March 4, 8:35pm Buy Tickets


  3. American Experience presents OKLAHOMA CITY

    Barak Goodman / USA / 2016 / 102 mins
    A series of violent encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement leads to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history, the Murrah Building bombing.
    American Experience presents OKLAHOMA CITY

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Saturday, March 4, 3:30pm Buy Tickets


  4. BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH

    Charlotte Lagarde, Carrie Lozano / USA / 2016 / 74 mins
    The foremost jazz pianist and composer, a genre unto himself, shares his poignant story as AIDS and coma survivor, revealing the unlikely but triumphant musical journey of a true American master.
    BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH

    CinemaSalem
    Friday, March 3, 5:10pm Buy Tickets


  5. BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

    Brendan Byrne / Ireland, UK / 2016 / 105 mins
    In 1981, IRA prisoner Bobby Sands’ hunger strike and death brought a global spotlight to the Northern Ireland conflict and turned the enigmatic 27-year-old into a 20th century political icon.
    BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

    CinemaSalem
    Wednesday, March 8, 5:45pm Buy Tickets


  6. CHEER UP

    Christy Garland / Canada, Finland, USA / 2016 / 86 mins
    Life is tough for a team of teen cheerleaders from Finland’s Arctic Circle who, no matter how hard they try to get better and look perfect, always place last.
    CHEER UP

    CinemaSalem
    Sunday, March 5, 2:40pm Buy Tickets


  7. DATELINE-SAIGON

    Thomas D. Herman / Germany, Iraq Netherlands, USA, Vietnam / 2016 / 96 mins
    Five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists face fierce political opposition as they try to cover the Vietnam War from the ground in a film that is uncannily relevant today.
    DATELINE-SAIGON

    CinemaSalem
    Monday, March 6, 8:00pm Buy Tickets


  8. THE DAY THE SUN FELL

    Aya Domenig / Japan via Switzerland and Finland / 2015 / 79 mins
    A filmmaker’s quest to learn more about her grandfather’s work as a Red Cross doctor on duty after the Hiroshima bombing takes an eerie turn when the Fukushima nuclear disaster strikes.
    THE DAY THE SUN FELL

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Friday, March 3, 12:00pm Buy Tickets


  9. DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

    Jake Kheel, Juan Mejia / 2016 / 73 mins
    A brutal murder on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border triggers a suspenseful journey that exposes the complex socio-political consequences of killing the Dominican forests, one cut at a time.
    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

    CinemaSalem
    Sunday, March 5, 5:10pm Buy Tickets


  10. FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL

    Jamie Sisley, Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez / Mexico, USA / 2016 / 70 mins
    The U.S. Carnival industry keeps itself alive by legally recruiting 80% of its laborers from Mexico under the controversial H-2B guestworker visa.
    FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 4, 4:35pm Buy Tickets