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Salem Film Fest 2017

Films

  1. KARL MARX CITY

    Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker / 2016 / 89 mins
    A filmmaker pulls back the iron curtain on her East German hometown to uncover the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi (secret police) connections in a chilling look at oppression and surveillance.
    KARL MARX CITY

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 4, 2:00pm Buy Tickets


  2. LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS

    Rama Rau / 2015 / 91 mins
    Eight unforgettable Burlesque Hall of Fame inductees share the good, the bad and the ugly about the golden age of stripping with bawdy good humor and moving insight.
    LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 4, 9:40pm Buy Tickets


  3. LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP)

    Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner / Africa, Spain via Denmark / 2016 / 82 mins
    Filmmakers hand a camera to a Malian refugee for an authentic inside look at a makeshift camp that is the launching point for jumping the fence separating Africa from Europe
    LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP)

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


  4. THE MAN WHO SAW TOO MUCH

    Trisha Ziff / Mexico / 2015 / 88 mins
    Is Mexican tabloid photographer Enrique Metinides, obsessed with hyper-violent crime scenes and accidents, a journalist, paparazzi or artist? A fascinating biography of a complex man.
    THE MAN WHO SAW TOO MUCH

    CinemaSalem
    Friday, March 3, 3:00pm Buy Tickets


  5. MASS REALITY CHECK

    The Mass Reality Check is a college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film.
    MASS REALITY CHECK

    National Park Service Visitor Center
    Friday, March 3, 3:00pm


  6. MATTRESS MEN

    Colm Quinn / Ireland / 2016 / 82 mins
    A sixty-something mattress salesman becomes a local celebrity as “Mattress Mick”, the tacky YouTube persona his friend creates in an attempt to breathe new life into his failing business.
    MATTRESS MEN

    CinemaSalem
    Friday, March 3, 9:20pm Buy Tickets


  7. MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK

    Maura Axelrod / USA / 2016 / 94 mins
    This Italian puckish conceptual-art superstar is as elusive as he is provocative. Director Maura Axelrod’s playful profile of the ultimate prankster literally leaves its audience wondering: who is Maurizio Cattelan?
    MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Friday, March 3, 5:15pm Buy Tickets


  8. THE OTHER HALF OF THE SKY

    Patrik Soergel / China via Switzerland, Germany / 2016 / 81 mins
    Four powerhouse Chinese businesswomen create empires that break the economic, political and social glass ceiling erected by the patriarchal Cultural Revolution of their childhood. But at what personal cost?
    THE OTHER HALF OF THE SKY

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Saturday, March 4, 6:10pm Buy Tickets


  9. THE PEACEMAKER

    James Demo / USA / 2016 / 90 mins
    In the heart of the world's most intractable conflicts, Cambridge, Massachusetts resident Padraig O'Malley tries to broker peace using the unorthodox methods and dogged determination he discovered while battling his own addictions.
    THE PEACEMAKER

    CinemaSalem
    Sunday, March 5, 7:30pm Buy Tickets


  10. SANTOALLA

    Daniel Mehrer, Andrew Becker / Spain via USA / 2016 / 83 mins
    A mysterious disappearance looms over a crumbling Spanish village, notorious for years of hostility between its only residents: a progressive Dutch couple and the native Rodriguez family.
    SANTOALLA

    National Park Service Visitor Center
    Saturday, March 4, 12:00pm Buy Tickets